Month: November 2016

News

Central bank admits crackdown on zero-dollar package tours has greater

The government’s crackdown on zero-dollar package tours from China may have greater impacts on tourism business than earlier projected but whether the impacts will affect the GDP or not is yet to be assessed together with the overall economic performance, said Mr Don Nakornthap, senior director of Macro-economic Policy Office of the Bank of Thailand, […]Read More

News

Thailand Begins Royal Succession Process

The Thai parliament announced Tuesday that it would formally invite Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn to become king of Thailand’s 68 million people and occupy the throne vacated by the death of his father last month. The announcement marked the first official step in Thailand’s royal succession and in the prince’s expected accession to the throne […]Read More

Asia

Kremlin asks Erdogan to clarify ‘anti-Assad’ goals in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statement that his goal in Syria was to end the rule of Bashar Assad has caused consternation in the Kremlin, with officials saying it contradicted previous assurances and was out of sync with Moscow’s take on the situation. “The statement was indeed news, this is a very serious statement. [It] […]Read More

Asia

Antibiotic Resistant Superbacteria Makes Its Way to Korea

The Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) confirmed on Wednesday that superbugs are present in the country. Superbugs are especially worrying to physicians and public health officials globally since even powerful, last-resort antibiotics are futile against them. Since 2011, KCDC has surveyed 9,300 bacteria samples from Korean hospitals. In those samples, scientists discovered […]Read More

North

Uttaradit: Driver dies in oil tanker fireball

UTTARADIT — The driver of oil truck was killed when it overturned and exploded in a giant fireball in Tron district early on Thursday, police said. Pol Lt Col Prinya Nakwisut, an investigator at Tron police station, said the accident occurred about 5.13am on Highway 1 (Uttaradit-Phitsanulok) between kilometre markers 281-282 near Moo 10 village […]Read More

North

Guinness World Records records world largest Thai national flag in

CHIANG RAI, 30th November 2016 (NNT) – The largest Thai national flag flown from a flag pole was achieved by Chiang Rai province, verified by Guinness World Records. Advisor to the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Gen. Amornrit Phaetcharoen presided over the ceremony to validate the world’s largest Thai national flag by Guinness […]Read More

North

Food festival in Kanchanaburi to kick off next Wednesday

KANCHANABURI, 1 December 2016 (NNT) – Kanchanaburi will be hosting a food festival from December 9th – 11th to promote local tourism. Kanchanaburi Vice Governor Narong Rakroi presided over a press conference held to announce the upcoming food festival in Kanchanaburi. He was joined by members of Kanchanaburi Food Business Association, the Office of Kanchanaburi […]Read More