Month: February 2011


MYANMAR – THAILAND Thousands of Karen refugees in Thailand risk

Yangon – Thousands of ethnic Karen refugees, who fled Myanmar, could die of hunger in Thailand. Most have been living in makeshift tents in Tak province since January after intensified fighting between Karen rebels and Myanmar’s military forced them to leave their homes for the border area and then across the border into Thailand. Opposition […]Read More


Eleven Year Old from Thailand is World’s Hairiest Girl

Supatra Sasuphan, an 11-year-old girl from Thailand, has been inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s hairiest girl. Sasuphan, who has a rare condition known as Ambras Syndrome, has thick hair growing all over her face, ears, arms and legs. “Nat”, as she is called by her friends, is one of […]Read More


Thai Airways to buy 75 aircraft plus parts between 2011-2022

BANGKOK, Feb 26 – Thai Airways International Public Co, Ltd (THAI) plans to buy 75 aircraft plus spare engines between 2011-2022 at the total cost of about Bt457 billion with an aim to developing its routes and increase earnings and to decommission aging aircraft, according to THAI president Piyasvasti Amranand. Mr Piyasvasti said the THAI […]Read More


Thai Airways to enforce waistline rules on their flight attendants

BANGKOK, 28 February 2011 (NNT)-Director-General of Department of Labor Protection and Welfare of the Ministry of Labor Mrs. Amporn Nitisiri encouraged Thai Airways flight attendants to speak openly with their employer over rules regarding their waistlines. According to Mrs. Amporn, Thai Airways cabin crews have lodged a complaint against the airlines last week for enforcing […]Read More


“Engaged Buddhist” Sulak Sivaraksa of Thailand to receive 28th Niwano

TOKYO, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Niwano Peace Foundation will award the 28th Niwano Peace Prize to Sulak Sivaraksa of Thailand in recognition of his contribution to a new understanding of peace, democracy and development and to environmental preservation based on the core principles of his Buddhist faith. An award presentation ceremony will take […]Read More


Bangkok Tollway Accident: Teen driver’s case goes to juvenile court

The case of the 17-year-old girl, who involed in a fatal accident on December 28 which killed nine people and injuring several others, was handed over to the Central Children’s and Juvenile Court prosecutor on Monday. Metropolitan Police Bureau deputy commissioner Amnuay Nimmano said police investigators believe the suspect should be charged with reckless driving, […]Read More


Frenchman caught with class 1 drugs in Pattaya

A French national was caught at a Police Checkpoint in South Pattaya in the early hours of Sunday Morning, with a quantity of the class 1 drug Crystal Methamphetamine, commonly known as Ice. Mr. Sebastian Gillami aged 34 was caught outside the Marine Plaza Hotel on the Pratamnuk Road. He was ordered to stop after […]Read More