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  • Thai Beauty Crowned Miss International 2019

      Sireethorn “Bint” Leearamwat, 23, has been crowned Miss International 2019 at the Japanese global beauty pageant organised by The International Culture Association. She is the first Thai to take home the coveted prize in the pageant’s history.     Andrea Toscano of Mexico was first runner-up, with to Evelyn Namatovu Karonde of Uganda, Alejandra...

  • Medical Department Warns Against Drinking Alcohol In Cold Season

    Manus Potaporn   Department of Medical Services deputy director general, Dr Manus Potaporn had warned the public to avoid drinking alcohol to keep warm during cold season as it could cause death.   He added that there is no truth to the commonly held belief that drinking alcohol warms the body. While actually drinking, the...

  • Thailand Road Carnage: A Big Problem That Is Only Getting Worse

    Picture: Naew Na A leading Thai government national insurance figure has said that the carnage on Thailand’s roads is a “big problem for Thai society” and it is only getting worse despite campaigns to address the issue. Dr Sakchai Kanchanawatana – the secretary of the National Health Security Office –  presented damning statistics for victims...

  • Rain, Cold Weather Forecast For Next Week

    Rain from a tropical storm will precede cold weather from China next week, with temperatures forecast to drop up to 5C in upper Thailand. Several northeastern and eastern provinces have been warned about the rain brought by the Nakri tropical storm, which will make landfall in Vietnam on Sunday and Monday. Another wave of cold...

  • Bilingual Schooling Planned To Boost English Proficiency

    Nataphol Teepsuwan   Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan said on Friday (November 8 ) that a bilingual curriculum – in Thai and English – would be in place from kindergarten up at more than 2,000 district schools starting in academic year 2020.   The aim is to develop children’s language skills so the country can be more...