Archive For 20th July 2019

Doctor Warns Of Flu Complications

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Doctor Warns Of Flu Complications

Photo Courtesy of Dr Manoon Leechawengwongs (Facebook.com/604030819763686/)   Type A Influenza can be fatal if lung infection sets in, Thai pulmonary disease expert Dr Manoon Leechawengwongs warns.   The doctor cited as an example a case of 57-year-old Thai man in reasonable health and a habit of smoking half a packet of cigarette daily who…

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Carnage On The Thai Roads: More Than 8,000 Dead So Far This Year

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Daily News reported that the carnage continues on the Thai Roads.   This month alone has claimed 645 lives so far with 40 dying yesterday.   Since the start of the year the total is 8,220.   Daily News is running a campaign to raise awareness. They caution that the statistics are just for those…

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Khon Kaen: Warning About Fake 50 Baht Banknotes

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Khon Kaen: Warning About Fake 50 Baht Banknotes

Caption: Watch out for fakes   An owner of a gas station warned people to look out for fake 50 baht banknotes.   His daughter Benjaporn Un-ok said that on Monday two youths aged about 15 had come into the station to get 50 baht’s worth of fuel.   When her father felt the 50 baht…

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Northeast Dams Running Dry As Rain Remains Scarce

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Northeast Dams Running Dry As Rain Remains Scarce

The Northeast is suffering from critical water shortage due to the lack of rain, despite it being the middle of the rainy season. The Meteorological Department has also admitted that rainfall this year will be the lowest in a decade. “Some provinces in the Northeast, like Buri Ram and Surin, face the risk of taps…

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Crouching Tigers, Springing Tulips In Khon Kaen

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Crouching Tigers, Springing Tulips In Khon Kaen

White lions at Khon Kaen Zoo. Photo courtesy of Khon Kaen Zoo.   Khon Kaen Zoo in Khao Suan Kwang district has added a new attraction this month to its collection of exotic wild animals.   Blooming fields of colourful Siam tulips are now competing for visitors’ attention with white lions, tigers, orangutan, camels and…

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Little Rain Expected So Save Water, Pleads Ministry

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Little Rain Expected So Save Water, Pleads Ministry

The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives is calling on people everywhere to save water as this year’s rainy season is expected to remain drier than normal. “There won’t be much rain between August and September,” the ministry’s permanent secretary Anan Suwannarat said on Monday, citing information from the Meteorological Department. “Rainfall for the whole wet season…

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Probe Into All-Girl Attack On Classmate In Khon Kaen

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Probe Into All-Girl Attack On Classmate In Khon Kaen

A Khon Kaen school director and teachers are investigating a July 10 incident in which Mathayom 3 female students daringly attacked their classmate during a dispute over debt collection in a classroom.   The attack, which took place when no teacher was present, was captured on a smartphone camera, shot by another classmate, who subsequently…

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Alcohol Banned For 48 Hours From Midnight Tonight – It’s All About Suffering!

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Alcohol Banned For 48 Hours From Midnight Tonight – It’s All About Suffering!

A blanket alcohol ban will be in place from 12.01 am tonight until midnight on Wednesday. The 48 hour ban marks two Buddhist holidays – Asahna Bucha and Khao Phansa (the start of Buddhist Lent) The Royal Thai Police said that jail terms of six months and/or fines of 10,000 baht await anyone breaking the…

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Public Cooperation Sought To Contain Worrying Dengue Outbreak

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Public Cooperation Sought To Contain Worrying Dengue Outbreak

  With Thailand facing its worst dengue outbreak in half a decade, people of all ages have been advised to protect themselves from mosquito bites and control the Aedes aegypti mosquito population.   The Department of Disease Control (DDC) has assured that the authorities are fully prepared to cope with the dengue outbreak, but the…

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North, Northeast Warned Of Drought

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North, Northeast Warned Of Drought

The Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) has warned of water shortages in 160 districts in the North and Northeast due to the low level of water in dams and reservoirs and an anticipated lack of rain in July and August.   Somkiart Prajamwong, ONWR secretary general, told the Royal Irrigation Department, the Electricity Generating…

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