Month: September 2016

News

Body in the freezer latest: police say cut up body

BANGKOK: — Police have said that the body found cut up in the freezer in Sukhumvit Soi 56 had probably been in there for eight years. Naew Na reported that the man named as Peter William Johnson, 66, brought the freezer and the body with him from Ekamai Soi 12 where he previously rented a […]Read More

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Special Branch police ban Amnesty International from releasing a report

Special Branch police on Wednesday stopped Amnesty International from releasing its report of alleged torture in Thailand claiming that the person who is to release the report has no work permit and he has not sought prior permission to hold a press conference. Amnesty International is scheduled to release a report, entitled “Make Him Speak […]Read More

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Most Thais spend 14 waking hours doing nothing physically, study

Apart from the time spent sleeping, Thais appear to spend 14 hours of the day being inactive. “Despite being awake, they are not physically active. They spend their day sitting inside cars, at their desk or in meeting rooms. They usually lie down while watching TV or checking their smart phones,” Health Department’s director general […]Read More

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Flooding at historical sites in many provinces not very critical:

BANGKOK, 28 September 2016 (NNT) – The Fine Arts Department said that flooding at historical sites in many provinces has not been very critical as yet. Culture Minister Weera Rojpotchanarat said that he had been reported of flooding at varied historical sites by the Department of Fine Arts, three of which being in Ayutthaya province. […]Read More

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Two former UDD members given two years and 4 months

Two former members of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) were Wednesday sentenced to two years and four months each by the Criminal Court after they were found guilty of trespassing on the compound of the Interior Ministry and of illegal assembly during violent protests against the Abhisit government in 2009. The two […]Read More

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Thailand ranks 34th in global competitiveness ranking

BANGKOK, 28 September 2016 (NNT) – Thailand ranks 34th among 138 countries worldwide in the World Economic Forum’s 2016 competitiveness ranking. Thailand fells two notches but an academic says the decrease is nothing to be concerned about. The Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy, Chulalongkorn University, which is an official partner of the World Economic Forum, […]Read More

Technology

BlackBerry says it’s done making new phones

PanARMENIAN.Net – BlackBerry announced on Wednesday, September 28 that it is going to stop designing its own phones, bringing one of the most iconic products of the internet era to an end, The Independent said. The now struggling company used to be the biggest and most important smartphone maker in the world. But it has […]Read More

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Former Israeli Leader, Nobel Laureate Shimon Peres Dead At 93

Former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres has died at the age of 93 after suffering a major stroke. Peres was one of the country’s most admired leaders at home and abroad and the last surviving link to Israel’s founding fathers. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement expressing “deep personal […]Read More