Month: September 2014

North

Off-road truckers apologise for ‘reckless’ race

The president of “Soom Wat Pa” off-road truck club apologised yesterday to Nakhon Nayok people for a truck race in Klong Madeu, source of the Nakhon Nayok River. Decha Pornbamrung said the race was the reckless action, captured in a viral video clip, of some drunken caravan members and it wouldn’t happen again. Read more: […]Read More

News

Fearing Unrest, Thai Airways Shuts Down Hong Kong Office

BANGKOK – Thailand’s flag carrier airline has announced that it will close down its Hong Kong office for the next week, citing the escalating political unrest that has paralysed the city’s financial district since Monday morning. According to the deputy director of Thai Airways Ltd, Surapol Issarangkul na Ayudhya, the airlines’ bureau in Hong Kong […]Read More

News

Thailand aims to be world leader in fashion, textile design

BANGKOK, Sept 29 – The Thailand Textile Institute (THTI) plans to develop Thailand into a world-leader of fashion and textile design in 15 years, by the year 2030. The goal was expressed in THTI’s annual conference on textile and fashion. Pramote Withayasuk, assistant to the industry minister, opened the conference that included an exhibition of […]Read More

News

Thai Elephant population on the decline

BANGKOK, 30 September 2014 (NNT) – The Director-General of the National Elephant Institute (NEI) under the royal patronage of H.R.H. Princess Galyani Vadhana has reported that there are now only 7,000 elephants left in Thailand. NEI Director-General Pasakorn Meevasana stated that the reason for the elephant population to decline can be attributed to several factors. […]Read More

News

LPG for transport to go up 63 satang/kg on Oct

The Energy Policy Management Committee resolved today to increase the retail price for liquefied petroleum gas or LPG for transport by 63 satang per kilogramme from 21.38 baht to 22 baht a kilogramme effective as of tomorrow (October 1). The committee also agreed to up the price of natural gas for vehicles (NGV) by one […]Read More

Pattaya

Warrant out for Danish woman’s rapist

Police have issued an arrest warrant and sent a team to hunt the suspected rapist of a Danish woman in Chon Buri on Saturday. The 23-year-old tourist was cajoled into riding with the man on a motorycle from Jomtien, Sattahip district on Sept 27. Read more: Bangkok PostRead More

South

Energy Ministry to proceed with Krabi coal-fired power plant

BANGKOK, Sept 29 – Thailand’s Ministry of Energy has asserted it will push for a clean coal-fired power plant in the southern province of Krabi. Energy Ministry Permanent Secretary Areepong Bhoocha-oom said that electricity generation in the South cannot now serve the growing demand, especially from tourism and the service sector that is increasing by […]Read More