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  • Thailand To See Hotter Weather As Summer Continues

    Thailand’s summer will continue to be hotter than the same period last year, according to the Meteorological Department.   “It will be about one or two degrees Celsius hotter,” the department’s director-general Phuwieng Prakhammintara said onFriday.   The mercury is expected to soar past 42 degrees Celsius in seven provinces, namely Mae Hong Son, Lampang,...

  • Big Oud In, Big Joke Out: Thailand Names New Immigration chief

    Thailand’s Immigration Bureau has a new commander.   Pol Maj Gen Sompong Chingduang will now head up the Bureau, replacing outgoing immigraiton chief Surachate Harkparn, also known as Big Joke, who in a surprise move earlier this month was stripped of police duties and transferred to a role within the civil service.   Pol Maj...

  • Bus Crashes Off The Road In Khon Kaen

    Many passengers have been injured following a bus crash in Khon Kaen, north-east Thailand this morning.   The Pudtayan Banphai Rescue Foundation reports that the bus was traveling from Bangkok to Nongkhai in northeast Thailand. The bus, which was full of passengers, hit a tree and a light pole on the road before ending up on...

  • People Warned To Avoid Out-door Activities Due To High Temperatures

    Thailand’s Meteorological Department has warned people to avoid out-door activities due to the current high temperatures, which are forecast to exceed 43 degrees Celsius today in several northern provinces. They are also advised to stay clear of big trees, poorly-erected structures or large billboards because of freak summer storms and strong winds caused by a...

  • Miscount Cases In Khon Kaen Solved, Fresh Voting At Six Polling Stations

    The two miscounts of votes in Khon Kaen province was resolved yesterday after a recount showed that inconsistencies might have stemmed from an official marking the wrong boxes. Two polling stations – the first and fifth – with a few hundred eligible voters in Khon Kaen’s Nam Phong district recounted the ballots yesterday following an...