Archive For 31st March 2019

Air Asia Apologises For Its “Get Off In Thailand” Promotion

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Air Asia Apologises For Its “Get Off In Thailand” Promotion

Air Asia apologises for its “Get off in Thailand” promotion.   AirAsia has now apologised following an advertising campaign using the phrase “Get off in Thailand” was posted around the city of Brisbane to promote the airline’s direct route to Bangkok. Collective Shout, a campaign movement against the objectification of women says the marketing gaff…

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Weather Warning For Summer Storm In Upper Thailand

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Weather Warning For Summer Storm In Upper Thailand

The Thai Meteorological Department has announced weather warnings for potential summer storm in upper Thailand. A high-pressure system from China will extend to and meet the hot weather over upper Thailand, according to the Thai Meteorological Department. “From March 31 – April 3, outbreaks of summer thunderstorms will be likely in the upper country.” Thunderstorms,…

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Child Drowning Cases – Dramatic Drop Over Two Decades

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Child Drowning Cases – Dramatic Drop Over Two Decades

The leading cause of death in Thai children, below the age of 15, is drowning. “Even though the cases have recently fallen to an all time low, it’s still not low enough.” “In nearly two decades there have been 22,700 drowning cases, that’s between the years 2000 and 2018. That averages nearly 1,300 child drownings…

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Further Inquiries Needed On Songkran Booze Ban

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Further Inquiries Needed On Songkran Booze Ban

Drinkers are being kept on tenterhooks after a ministerial panel on alcohol control has not yet decided whether to ban sales of booze during the upcoming Songkran festival.   The idea of forbidding consumption of alcohol during the festival was an attempt by the authorities to reduce the soaring number of road accidents.   Dr…

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Free WiFi Now Available At 25 Airports In Thailand

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Free WiFi Now Available At 25 Airports In Thailand

Passengers can now use WiFi hotspots at 25 airports in Thailand to connect to the Internet free of charge for three hours a day.   Ampawan Wannako, director general of the Airports Department, said the project to provide free Wi-Fi services was completed in cooperation with her department and the Advance Wireless Network Co Ltd….

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Big Joke: Now The Lt-Gen Goes After People Selling E-Cigarettes

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Thailand’s top cop Lt Surachate Hakparn – the darling of the media known as Big Joke – has turned his attention to “bad people” selling cigarettes and vaping fluid.   Though legal in many countries Thailand has a strict attitude towards vaping.   Siam Rath reported that Lt-Gen Surachate was following orders from three of…

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Big Joke: Promises Easier, Faster And More “Watertight” Immigration Rules

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Big Joke: Promises Easier, Faster And More “Watertight” Immigration Rules

As immigration officials prepared to present proposals for a new Immigration Act to a ministerial committee yesterday chief Lt-Gen Surachate Hakparn outlined what it would mean to visitors and expatriates in Thailand. Speaking to TNA  the chief said that the 1979 act was out of date and not in line with modern countries. Thailand was the…

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Public Hospitals Get Training To Recover Payments From Foreigners

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Public Hospitals Get Training To Recover Payments From Foreigners

THE PUBLIC Health Ministry’s Department of Health Service Support has provided training to public hospitals in tourist provinces to help them collect fees from foreigners, director-general Dr Nattawuth Prasertsiripong said yesterday. The move is aimed at reducing hospital debts, he said. The department’s Medical Hub Division head, Saowapa Jongkit-tipong, said training had been organised in…

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British Man Sentenced To 50 Years In Thai Jail On Drug Charges Set To Be Transferred To UK

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British Man Sentenced To 50 Years In Thai Jail On Drug Charges Set To Be Transferred To UK

A British man who was sentenced to 50 years in prison in Thailand for ecstasy possession is set to be transferred to the UK to serve the remainder of his sentence.   Lance Whitmore, originally from Bromsgrove, England, was 27 when he was sentenced to 50 years in  jail after being caught with 200 ecstasy pills…

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Road Carnage Continues: 56 Killed Yesterday. March: 1110 Dead. Year Total: 3,704

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Road Carnage Continues: 56 Killed Yesterday. March: 1110 Dead. Year Total: 3,704

Daily News reported that the latest road casualties in Thailand on Tuesday were 56 dead at the scene.   They cautioned that the figure would rise when deaths at hospitals were added to the figures. This is about average for a day on Thai roads that are some of the most dangerous in the world….

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