Month: November 2015


Health officials in Chanthaburi and Sa Kaeo put on alert

The Ministry of Public Health has ordered health officials in Sakaew and Chanthaburi provinces to take precautionary measures in wake of suspected bird flu outbreak in a neighbouring country which has killed many birds. The precautionary measures monitoring of suspected bird flu infection in human beings and coordinating with livestock and national park officials of […]Read More


Government’s Effort to Boost Tourism: Special Report

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed all relevant agencies to proceed with their plans to promote tourism. The ways to promote tourism should also be adjusted in response to the demand of the new generation. Government Spokesman Major General Sansern Kaewkamnerd quoted the Prime Minister as saying that the number of international tourists visiting […]Read More


EU May Introduce Visa-Free Regime With Turkey in Autumn 2016

The European Union will introduce a visa-free regime with Turkey in autumn 2016, in case Ankara meets all outstanding requirements, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Sunday. BRUSSELS (Sputnik) – Earlier, President of the European Council Donald Tusk stated that the European Union and Turkey at a meeting in Brussels on Sunday approved a joint […]Read More


Tour bus overturns, 2 killed, 49 injured in Ang Thong

ANG THONG — Two passengers were killed and 49 others, including foreigners, injured when a Bangkok-bound tour bus from Chiang Mai overturned on the Asia Highway in Chaiyo district on Monday morning, police said. Pol Lt Narong Tala-upla, the duty officer at Chaiyo police station, said the accident occurred about 5.30am at kilometre marker 63 […]Read More


Chinese woman, 23, found dead, alone on dive tour north

PHUKET: Police are investigating the death of a 23-year-old Chinese woman whose body was found alone at a depth of 11 metres by a group of divers from another dive tour north of Phuket yesterday afternoon (Nov 27). Divers from Khao Lak Scuba Adventures found the body of Zhang Lin near Koh Bon, off Kuraburi […]Read More


UK Prime Minister David Cameron calls for British air strikes

Yesterday, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron urged Members of Parliament (MPs) in the House of Commons to support British air strikes against Islamic State in Syria. Mr Cameron said MPs will vote on the issue if he believes he has enough support in the Commons to join allies currently bombing IS targets […]Read More


Ikea has expansion plans in Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines

After the opening of its first pick-up and ordering point (PUP) in Asia yesterday in Phuket, Swedish furniture retailer Ikea has set its sights on having three large-format stores in Bangkok and five to six PUPs nationwide within five years. Meanwhile, Ikea is also looking for business partners in Vietnam and the Philippines to capitalise […]Read More