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  • Prayut Urges People To ‘Vote Carefully In February’

    While again admitting he had become a “fully fledged politician”, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha told locals during a mobile Cabinet tour of the Northeast yesterday that he would lay down his life to continue serving the country.   During his visit to Bueng Kan province yesterday, the prime minister also asked eligible voters to “carefully...

  • Traffic Policeman Drowns In Udon Thani Ditch

    A traffic policeman was found drowned in a shallow ditch in the middle of a road in Udon Thani’s Muang District. Muang Udon Thani police said Sen Sgt Maj Suwan Wongwairat, 47, and his motorcycle were spotted lying in the middle of the Khon Kaen-Sakon Nakhon bypass. Udon Thani police chief Maj Gen Woranat Phanphon...

  • Thailand Makes Huge Changes To It’s Laws On Smoking In Public

    Smokers nipping outside the front of buildings for a quick smoke will soon be a thing of the past in Thailand. New regulations issued by the Department of Public Health will force smokers to stay well away from all sorts of public buildings and public areas. There will be a five-meter radius exclusion zone from...

  • 157 ’New’ Mekong Species Discovered

    A bat that could be a member of an American boy band, a gibbon with a Star Wars name and a toad straight from Tolkien’s Middle Earth are among the 157 newly discovered species in the Greater Mekong region described by the world’s scientists in 2017.   The New Species on the Block report describes...

  • Junta Reaffirms Feb 24 As Date For National Poll

    The junta on Friday reaffirmed the dates for its “roadmap to democracy” with February 24 confirmed as the polling day, while April 25 and May 9 were favoured as the respective dates to announce election results and establish the elected Cabinet. Government legal expert Wissanu Krea–ngam, also a deputy prime minister, said that within this month...