Archive For January 31, 2018

Brit In Need Of Major Heart Surgery Highlights Danger Of Not Having Health Insurance

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Brit In Need Of Major Heart Surgery Highlights Danger Of Not Having Health Insurance

The plight of a British man has highlighted the risks for foreigners living in Thailand without health or medical insurance. Graham Briar, who uploads videos about life in rural Thailand to his YouTube channel Graham & Pie, urgently needs a triple heart bypass operation but with no medical insurance and not enough money to pay…

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Net Idol “Sword Master” Accused Of Molesting 10 Year-Old Girls In Bloody Orientation Ceremony

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Net Idol “Sword Master” Accused Of Molesting 10 Year-Old Girls In Bloody Orientation Ceremony

Ten girls are believed to have been abused by the self-proclaimed “sword master” Wetsuwanlaksana “Ne Hofatura” Meekhajannatthakard, after examinations looking for signs of physical abuse or psychological trauma were performed on three girls under the age of 15. The 31-year-old man, who is known for his cosplay-style warrior wardrobe and heavy make-up, was arrested on…

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Action Needs To Be Taken As Indiscriminate Use Of Antibiotics Is Producing Too many Superbugs

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Action Needs To Be Taken As Indiscriminate Use Of Antibiotics Is Producing Too many Superbugs

he following article is long, however please take the trouble to read it. On a TripAdvisor Bangkok forum Gary asks “Can I purchase antibiotics [in Thailand] without a prescription if I run out?” RoverEngland replies: “Yes I get my antibiotics no problem without doctors note in Bangkok. Also they are ¼ price of what I…

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Police Have Right To Set Up Checkpoint Road Blocks As Long As They Follow Correct Procedure

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Police Have Right To Set Up Checkpoint Road Blocks As Long As They Follow Correct Procedure

Thai media has been focusing on the law pertaining to police rights to set up and man roadblocks on the roads and highways in Thailand. The story followed a case where a woman was smashed into by a following ten wheel truck as she stopped abruptly at a country checkpoint. This incident was widely shown…

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Thai Woman And French Lover Blame Each Other For Her Italian Ex-Husband’s Murder

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Thai Woman And French Lover Blame Each Other For Her Italian Ex-Husband’s Murder

A Thai woman and her French boyfriend have turned on each other after their arrests, with each blaming the other for the murder of the woman’s Italian ex-husband. Rujira Eiumlamai, 38, told police after her arrest yesterday that she was innocent of the murder, saying it had been perpetrated by her French boyfriend, Rigaux Amaury,…

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Laws In Thailand Which Tourists And Residents Need To Be Aware Of

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Laws In Thailand Which Tourists And Residents Need To Be Aware Of

Drinking Laws in Thailand: A Few Facts It’s important to know the rules regarding alcohol in Thailand. Recently, some friends from England were arrested for drinking beer in a National Park. This resulted in 3 hours in a police station and a 3,000bht fine per person. The drinking age in Thailand is 20. It’s in…

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First Blood Moon Of The Year Visible On January 31

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First Blood Moon Of The Year Visible On January 31

The first total lunar eclipse of 2018 which is also known as Blood Moon will be visible in Thailand on Jan 31, according to the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (Narit). Saran Poshyachinda, Narit director said that the galactical phenomenon could be visible with plain eyes and he urged Thai people who are interested…

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Public Companies Investigated For Alleged Ties To Victoria’s Massage Parlour

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Public Companies Investigated For Alleged Ties To Victoria’s Massage Parlour

Investigators continue to probe whether listed companies received ill-gotten gains from the scandal-tainted Victoria’s: The Secret Forever massage parlour. Last week, the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) called on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to look into possible links because Kampol Weerathepsuporn, the de-facto owner of Victoria’s, has been a major shareholder in many…

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Rough Weather On The Way In The Next Few Days

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Rough Weather On The Way In The Next Few Days

The Meteorological Department has advised people to keep abreast of weather news to prepare for rough conditions in the coming week. Rainstorms have been forecast for the first part of the week, after which the temperature will drop by between six and eight degrees Celsius. The Northeast will experience such conditions first before other parts…

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Police Arrest French Suspect In Gruesome Murder Of Italian Man

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Police Arrest French Suspect In Gruesome Murder Of Italian Man

A Frenchman who is a prime suspect in the murder of an Italian man in Phichit province has been arrested. Frenchman Amuary Rigaud, 34, was arrested on Sunday after he was found in jungle on the Tak-Kamphaeng Phet border. Rigaud was found with a tent, camping equipment and a Toyota Yaris, which police say had…

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