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Vegetables And Fruits In Student Lunches Heavily Contaminated With Toxic Chemicals

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Vegetables And Fruits In Student Lunches Heavily Contaminated With Toxic Chemicals

Vegetables and fruits found in lunches for students under the government-sponsored lunch programme are almost 100 per cent contaminated with pesticides and 99 per cent of the urine samples from students and teachers in four provinces were tested with organophosphate, a deadly toxic pesticide that attacks the nervous system. The above alarming findings were the…

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Thailand Makes Huge Changes To It’s Laws On Smoking In Public

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Thailand Makes Huge Changes To It’s Laws On Smoking In Public

Smokers nipping outside the front of buildings for a quick smoke will soon be a thing of the past in Thailand. New regulations issued by the Department of Public Health will force smokers to stay well away from all sorts of public buildings and public areas. There will be a five-meter radius exclusion zone from…

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Election Results To Be Declared Within Hours Of Polls Closing

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Election Results To Be Declared Within Hours Of Polls Closing

Election organizers said Tuesday the public will know which political parties are positioned to lead Thailand’s post-coup government no longer than five hours after polls close Feb. 24. Election Commissioner Nath Laoseesawakool told reporters the votes will be counted immediately after polling stations close at 5 pm, with unofficial results announced by 10 pm at…

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12 Thai Nationals Arrested For Trying to Enter The Kingdom Illegally Following Gambling Losses

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12 Thai Nationals Arrested For Trying to Enter The Kingdom Illegally Following Gambling Losses

Twelve Thai nationals, who reportedly lost all money in gambling at a casino in Cambodian border town of Poipet and failed to retrieve their Thai passports from a creditor there, were arrested while trying to cross a border fence into Thailand in Sa Kaew’s Aranyaprathet district on Wednesday. Khlong Leuk police said on Thursday that…

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Why Thai Banks Want To Charge You For Withdrawals At ATMs And Over The Counter

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Why Thai Banks Want To Charge You For Withdrawals At ATMs And Over The Counter

Thai banks are pushing ahead with efforts to take money off their customers for giving them their cash. They are determined to charge you for using their own ATMs and get money over the counter. The reason is that they are not making any money from online banking, reported Thai Rath in a feature. They…

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Brit And Canadian Arrested Following Huge Cannabis Oil Bust In Bangkok

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Brit And Canadian Arrested Following Huge Cannabis Oil Bust In Bangkok

Two foreign men, along with two Thais have been arrested on drug charges following a raid on a warehouse in Bangkok, Thai police said on Thursday. Joseph Toole, 64 from the UK and 67 year old David Kulik from Canada were arrested on Monday in Chonburi. Their arrests came after officers from Thailand’s Narcotics Suppression…

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Australian Man And Thai Wife Sentenced To Death For Drugs Smuggling

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Australian Man And Thai Wife Sentenced To Death For Drugs Smuggling

A Perth member of the notorious biker group Hells Angels and his wife have been sentenced to death in Thailand for trying to smuggle half a tonne of crystal methamphetamine into Australia. Luke Cook, 34, and his Thai wife Kanyarat Wechapitak, 40, were arrested at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport last December and charged in relation to…

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Snake Home Invasions On The Rise

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Snake Home Invasions On The Rise

Thai Rath published a feature story on the issue of snakes invading people’s homes in Thailand. They spoke to construction engineers and a university vet who gave the benefit of their advice. This might save people from the ignominy of being bitten on the rear end as has happened in several high profile cases recently….

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Bring Your Laundry And Dry Cleaning To 7/11 But Leave Your Knickers At Home

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Bring Your Laundry And Dry Cleaning To 7/11 But Leave Your Knickers At Home

Convenience store 7/11 are rolling out yet another new service in Bangkok this week – laundry and dry cleaning. The 24 hour service is expected to expand up-country in the middle of next year. But price lists posted in shops itemized only certain things creating confusion about what laundry might be turned down. Customers can…

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A Huge Loss To World Football After Leicester Helicopter Tragedy

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A Huge Loss To World Football After Leicester Helicopter Tragedy

The Times Group would like to send their sincere condolences to the family of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and to the families of the other people who tragically lost their lives. In the aftermath of the terrible helicopter crash, much has been said and written about Khun Vichai. He was universally liked and admired in both Thailand…

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