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Thailand dangers – add monkeys to the list!

Thailand dangers – add monkeys to the list!

BEC Tero TV reported that monkeys at a Krabi temple had attacked a Russian tourist. But the tourist seemed to be more than a little responsible after annoying the creatures.…

Police could lower city speed limits to “halve road accidents by 2020”

Police could lower city speed limits to “halve road accidents by 2020”

The metropolitan police were told something they already knew at a meeting on Monday – speed kills! The Bloomberg Foundation that works on public safety issues had done some surveys…

TTM cries foul over unfair excise tax on local cigarettes

TTM cries foul over unfair excise tax on local cigarettes

Thailand Tobacco Monopoly (TTM) is asking the government to revise its excise tax on local tobacco saying it could lead to the dominance of foreign brands in the local market.…

Frenchman with broken ankle safe after three hour rescue at Krabi island

Frenchman with broken ankle safe after three hour rescue at Krabi island

Medics and nurses from the Koh Lanta First Standard clinic rescued a 60 year old French national who fell while walking on the island of Koh Ngai. Eric Gabriel Briant…

Minivan driver takes security man all the way home – under the wheels of his van

Minivan driver takes security man all the way home – under the wheels of his van

A 72 year old minivan driver dragged a guard for three kilometers under the wheels of his vehicle without realizing it. He got home then noticed that there was the…

Tourists warned to respect Thai culture – two who showed their butts at Wat Arun arrested

Tourists warned to respect Thai culture – two who showed their butts at Wat Arun arrested

The two gay US men who posted pictures of their butts at Wat Arun have been arrested at the airport. The pair – named only as Joseph and Travis aged…

Lift plunges after Chinese tour group push and shove their way in

Lift plunges after Chinese tour group push and shove their way in

Thai media reported that several Chinese people were injured when an overloaded lift plunged after a tour group returned from a day out at a plush Chiang Mai hotel. Thai…

Health Ministry employees issued guideline on New Year gifts

Health Ministry employees issued guideline on New Year gifts

In a bid to curtail corruption, the Public Health Ministry has asked its officials at all levels to refrain from giving New Year gifts to their superiors. Instead, it said,…

Southern Thailand’s Maya Bay ranked as world’s 11th-best beach

Southern Thailand’s Maya Bay ranked as world’s 11th-best beach

Despite the throngs of tourists often photographed on its sands, Koh Phi Phi’s Maya Bay still holds a spot on a new list of the world’s best beaches. Though it’s…

PM apologises for outburst at fisherman

PM apologises for outburst at fisherman

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday apologised for having raised his voice against a Pattani fisherman who had asked the premier to alleviate measures curbing fishing activities in order…

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