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  • Khon Kaen: School Mergers Offer Students Big Changes

    With a sinking heart, Pramuan Sri-udom said goodbye to the 79-year-old Ban Noen Ku School in Tambon Sawathee of Khon Kaen’s Muang district after having taught there for many years. Pramuan and his 18 primary-level pupils were moved to the larger Ban Moung Po School in the same tambon, under the Office of Basic Education...

  • Private Hospital In Trouble For Charging Bt30,000 For Diarrhoea

    A Private hospital is in hot waters for charging a patient Bt30,000 for a simple stomach infection. A source at the Internal Trade Department revealed yesterday that a review of the medical bill suggests the price charged was unreasonable.   “The hospital will be asked to explain,” the source said.   According to the source,...

  • May 4 Announced As New Date For Coronation Day Official Holiday

    The Cabinet on Tuesday announced May 4 as the new Coronation Day official holiday. The new holiday date marks the day that His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn took the throne.   The previous Coronation Day was May 5, when the late King Rama IX was enthroned.   Assistant government spokesman Athisit Chaiyanuwat said the change...

  • Thai Roads: 6,129 Dead So Far This Year – 729 This Month – 29 On Monday

    Daily News reported the latest unofficial figures for people pronounced dead at the scene of road accidents in Thailand. They cautioned that the figures were likely to rise when all agencies reporting the death toll had returned from days off. The deaths on Monday were 29. This made 729 so far this month. Since the...

  • Khon Kaen: Big Brother Is Watching the Helmet-Less

    An initiative in Khon Kaen in north east Thailand is giving a new meaning to the term helmet-cam. Previously this was a device on a motorcyclist’s helmet – particularly the police – to help in matters of evidence and when there were accidents. Now the helmet-cam is CCTV designed to catch motorcyclists 24 hours for...