Archive For 30th August 2019

D-Day! September Heralds The Start Of Less Carnage On The Thai Roads

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D-Day! September Heralds The Start Of Less Carnage On The Thai Roads

Picture: Daily News   Next month will see nationwide campaigns to do something about the appalling carnage on the Thai roads.   The targets are public transport vehicles of all kinds and the staff who drive them.   More than a million vehicles will be checked and 150,000 drivers will have their eyes tested.  …

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All Cigarettes In Thailand Sold In Drab Packaging Starting September 12

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All Cigarettes In Thailand Sold In Drab Packaging Starting September 12

  Noting that tobacco companies have started complying with Thailand’s Standardised Packaging Regulation two weeks ahead of the required deadline, the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance is commending Thailand being the first country in the ASEAN Region and Asia to usher in standardised tobacco packaging.   Starting September 12, 2019 with a 90 day full…

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Teacher Snips Student Hair in Khon Kaen, Gives The Kid 120 To Not Tell Mom.

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Teacher Snips Student Hair in Khon Kaen, Gives The Kid 120 To Not Tell Mom.

The story was shared by a Facebook Page online named “Education for Liberation of Siam” aimed towards positively developing the education system in Thailand along with providing students with the rights that they deserve. A teacher in Khon Kaen Province cut a grade 7 student’s hair in right above his head on the 23rd of…

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Tropical Storm Podul Expected To Hit Northern Thailand Aug 31-Sept 1

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Tropical Storm Podul Expected To Hit Northern Thailand Aug 31-Sept 1

Thailand’s Meteorological Department is closely monitoring tropical storm Podul, which is expected to cross into northern Thailand and cause heavy rain between August 31st and September 1st. The storm pushed across eastern Luzon of the northern Philippines on Tuesday and Wednesday morning, weakening to a tropical depression while it was just off the coast, but it…

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Lethal Mix Of Rain, Slippery Roads And Speed: 65 Dead On Thai Roads On Monday

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Lethal Mix Of Rain, Slippery Roads And Speed: 65 Dead On Thai Roads On Monday

In their continuing campaign to highlight the carnage on Thailand’s roads Daily News said that 65 died “at the scene” on Monday. Quoting police at an accident in Ban Chang, Rayong they said that rain, slippery roads and speed were making driving conditions hazardous. In the central/eastern town a four door pick-up with Bangkok plates…

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New Traffic Laws Explained: DUI Could Be 2 Points Or As Much As 4

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New Traffic Laws Explained: DUI Could Be 2 Points Or As Much As 4

Image: TNA   Thailand is still coming to terms with the new traffic regulations that are coming in on September 20th, reported TNA MCOT.   They reiterated that from that date police cannot take your licence.   But you must have it with you or a digital one under the Department of Land Transport QR…

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Borderline Delicacies In Udon Thani

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Borderline Delicacies In Udon Thani

Whatever you might have known about Thai-Esan cuisines, the pictures started to blur when, maybe it’s my imagination, you crossed more provincial lines going north. The further up you travel in Thailand’s Northeastern region, the more you will see that regional cuisine has changed from the usual so-called ‘Esan’ staples of ‘Som Tam’ (papaya salad)…

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New Traffic Law: Just Taking A Picture Of Your Licence And Showing On Your Phone Is Not Enough

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New Traffic Law: Just Taking A Picture Of Your Licence And Showing On Your Phone Is Not Enough

Picture: Thai Rath   The policeman responsible for the new law about driving licences that will start in Thailand on September 20th has given details about three ways drivers can show their licenses when requested by an officer.   One of them is NOT a simple picture of a licence on the driver’s phone.  …

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Thai Bus Travels ‘Sideways’ Along North-East Highway

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Thai Bus Travels ‘Sideways’ Along North-East Highway

A bus, making its way from Nakhon Ratchasima, to Udon Thani, has surprised the passengers in the car behind. They did what we all would do in these circumstances. Notify the police? No, post it on Facebook! The bus was travelling, crab-like, slightly sideways, at reasonably high speed for many kilometres. The bus’s wheel alignment…

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Traffic Police Cannot Confiscate Driver’s License Under A New Traffic Law In Effect From Aug 20th

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Traffic Police Cannot Confiscate Driver’s License Under A New Traffic Law In Effect From Aug 20th

  Effective 20th August, traffic police have no authority to confiscate the driving license of the driver of an automobile or motorcycle when being stopped for a traffic violation under the new Land Traffic Act B.E. 2562.   Traffic police still have the authority to issue penalty tickets on the spot to a motorist or a…

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