Archive For December 31, 2017

One In Three High School Students Visit Beer Gardens According To Survey

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One In Three High School Students Visit Beer Gardens According To Survey

As beer brewers are enjoying good business selling beer at beer gardens in the capital and tourist towns in the provinces during the New Year festive season, the Alcohol Control Committee has voiced concern over high number of teenagers visiting beer gardens. The committee’s call for action came after the latest survey showed one out…

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Ugandan Human Trafficking Gang Arrested And Foreign Overstays Increase

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Ugandan Human Trafficking Gang Arrested And Foreign Overstays Increase

Immigration  police have rescued 30 Ugandans from a human-trafficking gang in one of the bureau’s biggest operations of the final quarter of the year. The bureau’s chief Pol Lt-General Suttipong Wongpin said yesterday that all victims were female Ugandans who had suffered at the hands of fellow Ugandans and identified Belinda Namuli and Moses Musoki…

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Second Day Of The “7 Dangerous Days” Safety Driving Campaign Claims 49 Lives

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Second Day Of The “7 Dangerous Days” Safety Driving Campaign Claims 49 Lives

The second day of the official campaign to reduce fatal traffic accidents during the “7 Dangerous days” period from December 28-January 3 claimed another 49 lives and 609 injuries. Fatal accidents in two days raised total death toll to 92 deaths, and 1,107 injuries in a total of 1,053 traffic accidents. The first day already…

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Schoolboy ,8, Hands In 40,000 bht At Tesco Lotus And He’s Happy With 20 bht Reward

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Schoolboy ,8, Hands In 40,000 bht At Tesco Lotus And He’s Happy With 20 bht Reward

A charming and honest Thai schoolboy got national recognition after handing in a wallet containing 40,000 baht to the counter at the Tesco Lotus branch in Trang. Thanaphat Piyapong was featured on several news stations and commented that he was proud to return the money. The innocent little boy certainly didn’t expect anything when the…

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Thai Bride Get’s Shock Of Her Life When Groom Arrives

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Thai Bride Get’s Shock Of Her Life When Groom Arrives

A Thai bride nearly fainted as her husband to be came to their wedding dressed as a dark skinned guy with fuzzy black hair! But it was all in good jest – groom Sakda Soithongmoon, 41, was just playing a character from Thai literature known as “Jao Ngoh”. And completing the fun during the wedding…

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Police Are Coming Down Heavy On Drink Drivers With Stiff Penalties

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Police Are Coming Down Heavy On Drink Drivers With Stiff Penalties

With highways and roads congested with holidaymakers heading upcountry for the New Year celebrations, senior police officers instructed subordinates to get tough on drunk drivers – which were said to be a key contributor to road accidents.   Deputy national police chief Pol General Srivara Rangsipramanakul, during his inspection of police checkpoints and other road…

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New NLA Rules Mean That 90% Of Medical Emergency Volunteers Are Not Qualified

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New NLA Rules Mean That 90% Of Medical Emergency Volunteers Are Not Qualified

Fewer than 10 per cent of medical emergency volunteers nationwide qualify under new standards that will take effect in the middle of next year. National Legislative Assembly (NLA) vice president Surachai Liengboonlertchai revealed that statistic yesterday as he was speaking in his capacity as chair of the NLA committee on emergency response days ahead of…

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The Answer To Road Carnage – Bottles Of Chicken Extract – And “Sleep With The Police”!

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The Answer To Road Carnage – Bottles Of Chicken Extract – And “Sleep With The Police”!

The Highway Police have come up with two novel ways to stop road accidents this New Year. They have signed a deal with giant firm Brands to hand out their little bottles of chicken extract. The idea is that tired motorists will then feel rejuvenated and not fall asleep at the wheel. They have even…

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“Seven Deadly Days” Begins With Seven-Vehicle Pile Up

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“Seven Deadly Days” Begins With Seven-Vehicle Pile Up

What the Thai media has billed as the “seven deadly days” for New Year accidents got off to an inauspicious start this morning. Seven vehicles were involved in a pile up on the Pahonyothin Road outbound from Bangkok in Saraburi. A video of the aftermath was posted to Youtube as Por Teck Tung foundation staff…

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Police Manning Checkpoints May Be Punished If Accidents Occur In Their Vicinity

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Police Manning Checkpoints May Be Punished If Accidents Occur In Their Vicinity

Authorities have yet again come up with a ridiculous statement regarding checkpoints which underlines their complete lack of understanding of the accident situation here. Read on. The Deputy Commander of the Royal Thai Police has made known he is considering punitive measures against officers operating in areas where a high rate of accidents take place…

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