Archive For February 22, 2018

Thank you for coming” – why MotoGP found itself smiling in Thailand

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Thank you for coming” – why MotoGP found itself smiling in Thailand

While the rest of Thailand’s media left Chang International Circuit on Sunday evening to join a thank you dinner arranged by the circuit’s PR team, I stayed to complete and post my final report from the MotoGP Winter Test. I was reflecting on the overall nature of MotoGP’s first trip to Thailand as I walked…

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Thai Man Arrested After Threatening Mini-Van Passengers With Gun

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Thai Man Arrested After Threatening Mini-Van Passengers With Gun

Police in Nakhon Nayok north of Bangkok said they had arrested a 26 year old man who was filmed on a Facebook video threatening fellow passengers on a minivan. He told police that he was high on drugs but admitted that it was him. “Manut Pa” had posted the footage saying that the man was…

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Australia-Bound Biker Refused Permission To Fly Home

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Australia-Bound Biker Refused Permission To Fly Home

A British man was dumped off a Perth bound plane at Suvarnabhumi Airport. He said that airline staff told him that he has no permission to go to Australia. Kevin Lawrence, 56, has lived in Australia on a Permanent Residence visa for 50 years after going there with his British parents. He has an Australian…

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British Ex-Pat Who Launched An Online Appeal To Pay His Medical Bills Has Died

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A British man and YouTube personality who became known for his daily videos about expat life in rural northern Thailand has died. Graham Briar died on Friday night, his wife Pie confirmed in a video posted on their YouTube channel. Graham, who had lived in Thailand for more than a decade, had recently suffered a…

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British Embassy Steps In To “Clarify” Boris Johnson’s Comments On Thailand

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British Embassy Steps In To “Clarify” Boris Johnson’s Comments On Thailand

The British Embassy in Thailand on Friday clarified what the UK’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson “said” about Thailand in his recent speech in London concerning Brexit. According to the Embassy, Johnson, who recently visited Bangkok, said: “… I have just discovered we have more than a million people who go to Thailand every year, where…

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Slowing Down On City Streets Will Save Lives But Will Thais Get The Message?

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Slowing Down On City Streets Will Save Lives But Will Thais Get The Message?

A video demonstration of how slow speeds on narrow residential streets can save lives has been shared 48,000 times on Facebook. But despite the very widespread viewing of the Bloomberg Philanthropies video the question remains: Will it make any difference to Thai driving behaviour? The video follows news that the Thai police intend to enforce…

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Man Taking A Nap In His Car Drowns After Being Hit By Pickup

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A man apparently taking a nap in his car on a roadside in Ratchaburi drowned after his car was hit by a speeding pickup, sending it into a canal on Thursday morning. The victim was identified as Thaninthorn Huapprasert, 25, a resident of Kanchanaburi. His body, which did not show any traces of an injury,…

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Buriram’s London Steak 2 Now Up And Running

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Buriram’s London Steak 2 Now Up And Running

Following the success of London Steak, owner Clayton and his wife Apple have opened London Steak 2. It is situated on the back road to the Chang Arena, almost directly opposite the Samsung Galaxy poster on the side of Big C. Opening hours are 9am to 11pm though they are closed on the 5th and…

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Missing Briton Found Camping On Uninhabited Island Off Chumphon

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Missing Briton Found Camping On Uninhabited Island Off Chumphon

A 74-year old British tourist who was reported by his friend to have gone missing for two days after he went out to sea off Chumphon coast in a canoe, has been found safe and sound on an uninhabited island in the Gulf. Watcharin Suwapit, an official of Saphli tambon administration organization in Pathiu district,…

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Khon Kaen University Says No To Seminar To “Protect Its Reputation”

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Khon Kaen University Says No To Seminar To “Protect Its Reputation”

KHON KAEN UNIVERSITY denied a request to host an academic seminar on the last day of the “We Walk” long march tomorrow to protect the university’s reputation, while the Supreme Administrative Court ruled in favour of the marchers’ rights to freedom of expression and protest. The court yesterday ordered police to facilitate the We Walk…

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