Month: January 2016


Final draft charter unveiled by Mr Meechai

A copy of the final draft of the new constitution was unveiled on Friday by Mr Meechai Ruchupan, head of the Constitution Drafting Committee. Branding his master piece as the “draft constitution for national reform”, Mr Meechai said that, with limited time, the draft was the best they could do based on the framework of […]Read More


‘Israeli solution’ for farmers to tackle drought

DRIP irrigation technology from Israel is seen as a possible solution for drought-hit farmers, as it could to increase water-usage efficiency to almost 100 per cent. The idea was floated yesterday at a seminar hosted by the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) where agricultural researchers from Israel introduced the fertigation technology – fertilising […]Read More


Korat temple decries donation box thefts

NAKHON RATCHASIMA — After seeing his temple’s donation boxes robbed twice without any arrests made, the abbot of Wat Pa Saengtham Promrangsi has had enough. Phra Khru Palad Phumpanya Yanasampanno on Saturday had all eight damaged boxes taken outside and placed in front of the statue of Luang Pu Tuad in a symbolic move to […]Read More


Villagers demand answers from monk caught up in alleged sex

KHON KAEN:– Villagers from the district of Ban Phai in Khon Kaen have called for a monk to be expelled from a temple amid accusations he had sex with a local woman. On Friday, locals protested at a temple in Ban Lan to demand that the temple’s most senior abbot take action. Read more: Thaivisa […]Read More


Go-Go Dancer Shanked by Corkscrew in Chonburi

CHONBURI — A go-go dancer was stabbed and seriously injured by a colleague early this morning in Chonburi’s Bang Lamung district. Pornchita Saosa, 38, was found lying down in front of the We Are No.1 A Go Go bar. Read more: By Sasiwan Mokkhasen Khaosod EnglishRead More


DSI vows to back Phuket sea gypsy land claims

PHUKET: The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) vowed to renew its efforts in backing the Rawai sea gypsies’ claim of having lived on a disputed piece of beachfront property for more than 100 years. “At the meeting with Phuket Governor Chamroen Tipayapongtada on February 2, we will provide all the DNA evidence collected from the […]Read More


Yingluck Shinawatra asks PM to halt civil compensation claim from

Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra wrote another letter today requesting the prime minister to stop the ongoing civil procedure by the Finance Ministry to demand compensation from her for damages caused by her rice-pledging scheme. She wrote on her Facebook page that she has designated her lawyers to forward her letter to the prime minister […]Read More