Archive For 31st October 2019

Northeast Sitting On Oversupply Of Homes, Says GHB Official

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Northeast Sitting On Oversupply Of Homes, Says GHB Official

Vichai Viratkapan   Thailand currently has 220,000 residential units waiting to be sold, some sitting unoccupied for a considerable length of time, an official of the Government Housing Bank said at a seminar on the situation in the Northeast on Tuesday (October 29).   Vichai Viratkapan, an inspector at the bank and acting director-general of…

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Extra Day Added To Year-End Holiday

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Extra Day Added To Year-End Holiday

  The Cabinet has approved December 30 (Monday) as a public holiday, adding an extra day to the year-end break which will now be running from December 28 (Saturday) to January 1 (Wednesday) or a total of 5 days,a source said.   However, government agencies providing necessary or emergency services to the public will stay…

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Cattle Markets Closed Throughout Khon Kaen After Outbreak Of Foot and Mouth Disease

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Cattle Markets Closed Throughout Khon Kaen After Outbreak Of Foot and Mouth Disease

Picture: PPTV   The Governor of Khon Kaen province in Thailand’s north east has ordered the closure of all cattle markets for the entire month of November.   The action by Somsak Jangtrakun follows the discovery of the disease in three of the main districts that have cattle farming – Muang, Kranuan and Nam Phong…

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Murder In Khon Kaen: Jealous Thai Businessman Shoots Italian Love Rival In The Back

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Murder In Khon Kaen: Jealous Thai Businessman Shoots Italian Love Rival In The Back

A Thai businessman – a building contractor and a loan shark – has admitted murdering an Italian man who was having an affair with the same woman as him.     Suchin or “Sia Chin”, 45, drove his Toyota Fortuner to a roadside motel in the Nong Ko sub-district of Kranuan district on Sunday evening.  …

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Biometric Scanning System To Be Trialed In Five Provincial Airports

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Biometric Scanning System To Be Trialed In Five Provincial Airports

The Ministry of Transport is considering using biometric technology for facial scanning of air passengers, initially at five provincial airports, as a pilot project under a plan to develop smart airports across the country.   Deputy Transport Minister Thaworn Senneam said today that a working committee, comprising representatives of the Department of Airports under the…

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Proposal For All Cars And Motorcycles To Have GPS By Law – “Big Brother” Storm Brewing

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Proposal For All Cars And Motorcycles To Have GPS By Law – “Big Brother” Storm Brewing

Picture: Springnews   Transport minister Saksayam Chidchob has ordered the Department of Land Transport to investigate the possibility of requiring that all privately owned vehicles including motorcycles have GPS by law.   He has said that the plan would lessen road accidents and crime.   But the minister is bound to face criticism of being a snooping “Big…

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Warning Of Water Shortages In 22 Provinces

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Warning Of Water Shortages In 22 Provinces

People living in 22 northern, north-eastern, eastern and southern Thai provinces are being advised to brace for shortages of water for consumption during the upcoming dry season. The dry season is due to start on November 1st and may last up to eight months. The warning was issued today by the National Water Resources Office…

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Thai Driver Sandy Kraokaew Stuvik Raring To Compete In Buriram

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Thai Driver Sandy Kraokaew Stuvik Raring To Compete In Buriram

The final event in the 2019 the Thailand Super Series will return to the Chang International Circuit in Buriram on October 25-27 and will see Sandy Kraokaew Stuvik driving the new Audi R8 GT3 Evo for the first time on this circuit. The racer previously used the Audi R8 GT3 Ultra in Round 2 of…

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North-Northeast To Become Warmer With Morning Fog

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North-Northeast To Become Warmer With Morning Fog

A slight rise in temperature with morning fog is likely in the North and the Northeast, while isolated heavy rain will continue over the South, the Thailand Meteorological Department announced on Monday (October 21). The department attributed the weather conditions to the weakening of a high-pressure system over the North, the Northeast, and the South…

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Thai Driving Licences: So Long As You Have One Arm Or Leg You’re Good To Go!

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Thai Driving Licences: So Long As You Have One Arm Or Leg You’re Good To Go!

Caption: Service minded Grab Bike   Daily News reported on a feel good story on social media about a handicapped Grab Biker.   But the story revealed more about who is allowed to drive in Thailand.   The media said that so long as you have at least one arm or leg and you are not…

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