Archive For 24th May 2019

Khon Kaen: School Mergers Offer Students Big Changes

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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…

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Private Hospital In Trouble For Charging Bt30,000 For Diarrhoea

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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,…

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May 4 Announced As New Date For Coronation Day Official Holiday

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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…

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

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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…

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Khon Kaen: Big Brother Is Watching the Helmet-Less

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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…

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Photos Of Their Majesties Now Available For Download

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Photos Of Their Majesties Now Available For Download

Official pictures of Their Majesties the King and the Queen can now be downloaded from the Public Relations Department’s website. A total of eight pictures, most of them featuring both HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn and HM Queen Suthida, were released through the website yesterday. In one of the pictures, the royal couple are in Royal…

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Pay Traffic Fines Or Your Car Will Be Banned!

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Pay Traffic Fines Or Your Car Will Be Banned!

Owners will not be able to renew their vehicle registration licences from 1 July onwards, if they have any unpaid traffic tickets. Starting from May 24, the Land Transport Department (LTD) and the Royal Thai Police will test their shared software program to see if it works well. “We are introducing this measure to prevent…

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Rainy Season To Begin May 20th

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Rainy Season To Begin May 20th

The Meteorological Department has announced Thailand will enter the rainy season this year from 20 May, with lesser rain expected. The Meteorological Department Deputy Director General Kornrawee Sitthichivapak has revealed Thailand will officially be entering the rainy season on Monday 20th May this year, as all weather criteria will be met for the season with…

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Six Drug ‘Mules’ Arrested In Khon Kaen

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Six Drug ‘Mules’ Arrested In Khon Kaen

Khon Kaen police say they have arrested six alleged drug mules and seized 406,000 methamphetamine pills. Khon Kaen governor Somsak Jungtrakul, provincial police commissioner Lt Gen Surachai Kuandechakup, and Maj Gen Somchai Khuaphachai, commander of the 23rd Army Circle, held a joint press conference. The six suspects were identified as Natthapong Eedpaenlinfah, 23, Suthin Je-onsri,…

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More Youngsters Dying In Road Accidents

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More Youngsters Dying In Road Accidents

ROAD ACCIDENTS kill more than 17,000 children and teenagers in Thailand every year, the latest statistics show. And most of these fatalities involve motorcycles, Road Safety Policy Foundation’s manager Thanapong Jinwong said yesterday. Neither parents nor their children wear helmets as they make their way to Na Luang School in Bangkok’s Thung Khru district yesterday….

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