Archive For 31st July 2019

Weatherman Warns Of Tropical Depression Approaching Thailand

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The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) issued a warning this morning (July 30th) to alert the public of possible impacts from a tropical storm, which is expected to reach Vietnam on August 1st or 2nd. The TMD reported that the tropical depression, over the upper South China Sea, is yielding winds with a sustained speed of…

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Khon Kaen: Mum Blames Heavy School Bag For Daughter’s Spinal Problem

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Khon Kaen: Mum Blames Heavy School Bag For Daughter’s Spinal Problem

Heavy bag caused spinal twisting   A mother of a secondary school student in Khon Kaen has blamed her daughter’s heavy school bag for twisting her spine.   Suphap, 40, who is living in Chumphae, took her daughter to Khon Kaen on Saturday. She complained of a cough and fever and so she took “Toni”…

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Expats Feeling The Pinch As GBP Sinks To An All Time Low Against The THB

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Expats Feeling The Pinch As GBP Sinks To An All Time Low Against The THB

  The British pound sank to a new low against the baht on Monday.   The pound slumped to just 37.55 baht.   Analysts said the fall came after more rhetoric from the British government, which is stepping up its plans in the event of a no deal Brexit.   The situation is further compounded…

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Disease Watch In Drought-Hit Areas In Thailand

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Disease Watch In Drought-Hit Areas In Thailand

  The Ministry of Public Health is now on alert for a possible outbreak of communicable diseases in drought-hit areas, where a supply of clean water may be lacking, assigning officials and volunteers to promote the practice of eating only cooked food, using serving spoons and washing hands, as well as advising villagers to seek…

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Khon Kaen: Police Seek Lao Assistance In Gold Shop Robbery Case

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Khon Kaen: Police Seek Lao Assistance In Gold Shop Robbery Case

  Thai police are contacting their Lao counterparts to help locate two men allegedly involved in the July 26 robbery of a gold shop in the northeastern province of Khon Kaen. The two suspects fled to Laos by crossing the natural border, a police source said on Sunday.   The information was based on the…

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More Rain On The Way For The North And North-East

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More Rain On The Way For The North And North-East

The Thai Meteorological Department has issued a weather warning that on July 29 and 30 a monsoonal trough will lie across Myanmar, Laos and upper Vietnam, while the moderate southwest monsoon prevails over the Andaman Sea, Thailand and the Gulf.   In other words, more rain on the way. They forecast that this will lead to…

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Road Accidents Still Account For Most Deaths In Thailand, Report Shows

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Road Accidents Still Account For Most Deaths In Thailand, Report Shows

  Road accidents accounted for 20,169 deaths in Thailand last year, with most of those killed being students and youth.   Motorcycles accounted for up to 70 per cent of the fatal crashes, followed by 14 per cent involving personal cars or pickups and 10 per cent pedestrians. These numbers were released as part of…

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Immigration Checking Bank Accounts? Officers Undergo Training In “Money Laundering”

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Immigration Checking Bank Accounts? Officers Undergo Training In “Money Laundering”

Picture: Sophon Cable TV   An Immigration seminar in Pattaya was training officers in how to spot money laundering and how they could apply the law.   Thaivisa notes that this comes at a time when immigration has been trying to root out agents who arrange long stay visas for foreigners with money in bogus…

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Worries Over Drug-Resistant Malaria Strains Spreading From Cambodia

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Worries Over Drug-Resistant Malaria Strains Spreading From Cambodia

Drug-resistant forms of malaria-causing parasites are spreading across south east Asia leading to “alarmingly high” treatment failure rates of frontline medication.   Scientists say that a strain of Malaria, known as KEL1/PLA1, has evolved and picked up new genetic mutations which may make it more resistant to drugs. They are warning that strains of malaria, resistant…

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Khon Kaen Politician Pleads Guilty In Forced Stripping Case

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Khon Kaen Politician Pleads Guilty In Forced Stripping Case

  Veteran Khon Kaen politician Premsak Piayura and his secretary submitted guilty pleas with the Court of Appeals to the charges related to their roles in the alleged forced stripping of a Daily News reporter to his underwear in front of others during an interview session in 2016, the reporter’s lawyer Pakan Noppasr revealed on…

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