Archive For January 28, 2018

Student-Designed Thai Robot Makes Bomb Disposal Safer

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Student-Designed Thai Robot Makes Bomb Disposal Safer

The inspection and disposal of suspected bombs will soon be safer, and the risk to officers disarming explosives reduced, thanks to a Thai robotic innovation. Several prototypes of the “explosive ordnance disposal man portable intelligent robot” were handed over to the Defence Technology Institute (DTI) on Friday during a Bangkok event showcasing defence innovations to…

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Nigerians Arrested For Hiring Thai Women To Smuggle Drugs Into Japan

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Nigerians Arrested For Hiring Thai Women To Smuggle Drugs Into Japan

Immigration police have arrested three Nigerians after they were found to have hired Thai women to smuggle drugs into Japan. The arrest of the three Nigerian nationals identified as Mr Declan Kaodichi Uzukwu, Mr Okwor Stephen Onyema, and Mr Justin Chiedozie Uzukwu came after Japanese police sought help from Thai police to track down a…

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Theerathon Set For Season In Japan’s J League

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Theerathon Set For Season In Japan’s J League

Thai national team captain Theerathon Bunmathan is hoping for a successful spell with Japan’s Vissel Kobe after being loaned from SCG Muangthong United on a one-year contract. The 27-year-old signed the deal with the J-League team on Wednesday and will wear the No 30 shirt when he moves to the Noevir Stadium Kobe next month….

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Two Percent Rise In Excise Tax On Alcohol And Cigarettes Comes Into Effect

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Two Percent Rise In Excise Tax On Alcohol And Cigarettes Comes Into Effect

Starting yesterday (Jan 26), all alcoholic drinks and tobacco products–both imported and domestically produced–will be charged an addition of two percent excise tax, with the extra revenue earned going into a fund to help elderly people. However, Excise Department director-general Mr Krisada Chinavicharana said that the 2 percent rise in excise tax would have little…

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Will New U-Turn Design Help To Reduce The Carnage On Thailand’s Roads ?

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Will New U-Turn Design Help To Reduce The Carnage On Thailand’s Roads ?

Thai media was answering a highly pertinent question yesterday after footage of a newly designed U-turn was widely viewed on social media. Could the Highway Department’s new design help save lives and mark the beginning of the end of Thailand’s infamous status as number one in the world for road accidents. Or – as was…

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Beware The “Black Widow” As Norwegian’s Wife Is Prowling Dating Sites

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Beware The “Black Widow” As Norwegian’s Wife Is Prowling Dating Sites

Following on from yesterday’s story about the Norwegian man who claims his wife stole everything from him, he has issued a warning to potential new “victims” after his wife appeared on a dating site. Gotchaporn, who gives her age as 38, is on InternationalCupid.com. says she wants to hook up with men aged 45-70. She…

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Spirit Of Murdered Italian Appeared Twice In My Dreams Appealing For Action, Claims Police Chief

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Spirit Of Murdered Italian Appeared Twice In My Dreams Appealing For Action, Claims Police Chief

The police chief at Bung Na Rong station in Phichit said that the spirit of the man believed murdered by his Thai wife and her French lover appeared to him twice in dreams. In one Guiseppe de Stafani, 61, was crying. In another he heard the cries as he was being murdered, said Police Colonel…

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Butts Out: Smoking Ban to Hit 24 Thai Beaches

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Butts Out: Smoking Ban to Hit 24 Thai Beaches

Beach-going smokers will have to weigh up a year in jail before lighting up next month. Starting Feb. 1, a smoking ban piloted late last year will go into effect at 24 beaches across 15 provinces. They include popular tourist destinations in Hua Hin, Pattaya, Phuket, Koh Samui and Koh Tao, coastal authorities said Wednesday….

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Fire Shuts Down Khon Kaen Airport

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Fire Shuts Down Khon Kaen Airport

A fire at Khon Kaen Airport forced officials to close down the facility and evacuate travelers on Friday. The blaze broke out at about 7am, prompting more than 1,000 passengers waiting for flights to be evacuated. Officials said the fire was brought under control by 10am, but lingering smoke at the airport meant all incoming…

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Buriram Golf Society Blitz Khon Kaen……AGAIN

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Buriram Golf Society Blitz Khon Kaen……AGAIN

Buriram Golf Society headed off to their favourite golfing destination on Monday January 22 to play at The Dam and Dancoon in Khon Kaen. There were 20 in the party but 10 wisely decided to travel on Sunday for purposes of acclimatization. The players were divided into five groups of four for an individual stableford…

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