Archive For August 20, 2018

Teacher Exams Held Nationwide At Weekend

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Teacher Exams Held Nationwide At Weekend

In Bangkok, public teacher exams were held at Triam Udom Suksa School in Pathum Wan district. There were more than 1,700 participants. According to Deputy Education Minister Udom Kachintorn who inspected the testing venue, the exams went smoothly with no reports of cheating. Interviews will be conducted on September 1st and results will be announced…

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North, North-East In Grip Of Severe Floods

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North, North-East In Grip Of Severe Floods

Homes and farmland across the North and Northeast were flooded yesterday following heavy rainfall triggered by Tropical Storm Bebinca, which has swelled rivers and canals. In Chiang Rai, a large section of a half-completed flood barrier along Lam Nam Kham canal in Tambon Mae Kham, Mae Chan district, collapsed, inundating 230 homes in four villages…

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“Missing” 15 Year-Old Girl Found Living With Older Man

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“Missing” 15 Year-Old Girl Found Living With Older Man

A 19-year-old man has been charged in Bangkok with luring a 15-year-old girl away from her parents to stay with him at a house he’s been helping build in Lat Phrao. Korakot Kampipat was taken into custody on Saturday on the basis of an August 13 complaint by the girl’s mother. The teenager had disappeared…

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Tour Bus Operator Drives Bus Into Ditch And Blames Google Maps

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Tour Bus Operator Drives Bus Into Ditch And Blames Google Maps

An empty tour bus fell into a drainage ditch on the side of the road in Chonburi province last night due to “bad directions from Google Maps,” claimed the driver of the bus. Tragul Boonmak said that he drove right into the ditch after following Google GPS navigation, which instructed him to make a left…

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New Warning By British Embassy Regarding Hospital Costs Both In Thailand And The UK

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New Warning By British Embassy Regarding Hospital Costs Both In Thailand And The UK

A fresh warning has been issued to expats and tourists about the importance of having health and travel insurance when staying in Thailand. The warning comes after the British Embassy in Bangkok revealed that many of the people it helped last year did not have insurance. An estimated one million British tourists visit Thailand each…

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Thai Banks Prepared For Possible Global ATM Attacks

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Thai Banks Prepared For Possible Global ATM Attacks

Commercial banks in Thailand have boosted security to prevent unauthorised access to their automatic teller machines as cybercriminals are reportedly planning to carry out a large-scale global ATM attack. According to The Star newspaper, the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has received an “unspecified report” that a global attack on ATMs could happen…

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Even At 38 Baht To The Pound Many Retirees Won’t Or Can’t Leave Thailand

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Even At 38 Baht To The Pound Many Retirees Won’t Or Can’t Leave Thailand

The UK pound continues to drop against the Thai baht and at time of writing it is floating around the 42 baht to the UK pound. It was not long ago that Brits enjoyed a healthy 70 baht to the pound if you go back 8 or 9 years ago, but since then things have…

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More Than Five Years Jail For School Director For Lewd Acts With Teen Pupil, Rape Trial To Follow

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More Than Five Years Jail For School Director For Lewd Acts With Teen Pupil, Rape Trial To Follow

A 51-year-old Nakhon Ratchasima school director, who is at the centre of a scandal of having an inappropriate intimate relationship with a 14-year-old pupil, was sentenced on Thursday to an immediate jail sentence of five years and two months for four charges linked to lewd acts committed with a minor under 15 and taking her…

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Jail For Man Who Smuggled Nearly 50,000 Tablets From Thailand Into Manchester

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Jail For Man Who Smuggled Nearly 50,000 Tablets From Thailand Into Manchester

A sleeping pill smuggler found with a haul of almost 50,000 tablets he carried from Thailand to Manchester has been jailed. Anthony Rekia, 46, was stopped at Manchester Airport after a flight. The National Crime Agency (NCA), which managed the investigation, said he told Border Force officers who stopped him he had 600 cigarettes in…

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Impact Of Bebinca Manageable As Storm Spares Thailand

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Impact Of Bebinca Manageable As Storm Spares Thailand

The authorities say they are well prepared for tropical storm Bebinca, with disaster prevention and mitigation teams now in full readiness and with the water levels lowered in every dam on the storm’s path. This will leave room for greater water inflows. The Meteorological Department yesterday issued a weather warning, saying the storm will bring…

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