Archive For November 26, 2017

Weed Killer Residues Found In Popular Vegetables And Fruit

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Weed Killer Residues Found In Popular Vegetables And Fruit

More than 60% of five “popular vegetables” sold in local markets contain excessive level of harmful chemical residues, according to a testing by Thailand Pesticide Alert Network (Thai-PAN), a non-governmental organisation working on food safety. The finding was from recent testing on 150 samples of nine vegetables and six types of fruits collected in August…

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Number Of Thais Arrested For Smuggling Drugs Into Japan Rising

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Number Of Thais Arrested For Smuggling Drugs Into Japan Rising

The Thai embassy in Tokyo has issued a warning after learning that a large number of Thai travellers have been caught smuggling drugs into Japan via various airports since 2014. The warning was posted on the embassy’s Facebook page this week. The posting said the embassy has been informed by Japanese police that during the…

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Former Maxim Model Files Complaint Regarding Allegations Of Prostitution

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Former Maxim Model Files Complaint Regarding Allegations Of Prostitution

A former Maxim model filed a complaint on Friday against a Facebook page for misusing one of her photos to allege she had become a prostitute. Apisaya Itthichotianant, aka Guzjung Maxim, went to the Technology Crime Suppression Division this afternoon to file criminal defamation case against “Gu Ja Thum” (Imma Do It) for using her…

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Van Bursts Into Flames After Hitting Truck, Killing All Inside

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Van Bursts Into Flames After Hitting Truck, Killing All Inside

A chartered van taking Myanmar workers from Tak to Bangkok crashed into the rear of a truck in Sing Buri early on Friday, causing a fire that killed the driver and all 13 passengers, police said. Pol Captain Jiradej Duangrassamee, deputy inspector of Mueang Sing Buri police station, said he was alerted to the accident…

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Broke Frenchman And Thai Wife In Suicide Pact

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(No appropriate photo available) A 46 year old Frenchman and his 26 year old Thai wife were found together having apparently died from a drug overdose, said police. Both had left suicide notes. David Guffroy’s began: “My father has not sent money to Thailand for a long time – I have no money”. His wife…

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Broke American Can’t Afford Dowry For Young Thai Bride

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Broke American Can’t Afford Dowry For Young Thai Bride

A 48-year-old American divorcee, who is reportedly homeless and broke, captured the heart of a Thai woman half his age, albeit at a price he might not be able to afford in the long run. The story of David Toborowsky and Chanoknat Angel Suwan was recently featured in the episode “Welcome to Real Life” of…

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Tourist Police Crack Down On Taxi Drivers Scamming Tourists

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Tourist Police Crack Down On Taxi Drivers Scamming Tourists

Tourist Police acting deputy commissioner Pol Maj-General Surachet Hakpal on Wednesday vowed to step up its crackdown on taxi drivers who take advantage of foreign tourists. Surachet said the Tourist Police has been instructed by the Prime Minister, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, to cooperate with the Land Transport Department on the issue. He added that the…

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Thai Knocked Off Motorcycle By Farang Truck Driver

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Thai Knocked Off Motorcycle By Farang Truck Driver

Pattaya news have produced a video that claims a foreigner in a pick-up is responsible for knocking a Thai man off his motorcycle in Pattaya. They begged for justice in the matter saying that CCTV and witness statements were ignored by police. Pattaya News claimed this evidence pointed to the car driver’s guilt. The CCTV…

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Match-Fixing Allegations In Thai League One Rock Domestic Football

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Match-Fixing Allegations In Thai League One Rock Domestic Football

Five top players, two referees, four investors and one club executive have been accused of being involved in the match-fixing of recent Thai League games. The arrests mark the first serious crackdown on cheating in Thai football. The 12 men were taken into police custody but have since been released on bail. The arrest warrants…

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Khon Kaen Times on Air

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Khon Kaen Times on Air

Khon Kaen Times is back and under a new management team. Hope you enjoy reading the Khon Kaen Times as it continues. We had some feedback on the air quality story; A reader Dick van Nieuwkoop expressed his concern as to whether the air quality monitors were still in operation. Apparently they are as Mr Van…

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