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Bangkok

Thai Man accused of beating boy, 2, to death after

A mother yesterday lodged a police complaint against her new husband for the brutal killing of her young boy. “My friend said he often stomped on my son, bit him, banged his head against the wall and pushed his head into a toilet. He did all this when I was not in the room with […]Read More

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Thailand Floods: Market cleared, estate evacuated, trains disrupted

Pathum Thani and Nonthaburi are heavily submerged after flood water rages through Prapa canal and continues to rise. After days of struggling with flood prevention supported by 4.5 metre flood barriers, Bang Kadee industrial estate in Pathum Thani has been submerged, with damage to all 47 factories estimated at Bt30 billion. Panic reigned at Rangsit […]Read More

Pattaya

Restoration plan to turn clock back 60 years for Pattaya

Researchers have completed a master plan to reverse coastal erosion and restore a stretch of beach running between North and South Pattaya to a width of 35 metres and a length of more than 2.7 kilometres. A 20 member team led by Prof Thanawat Jarupongsakul, a lecturer at the Unit for Disaster and Land Information […]Read More

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Thailand ill prepared for natural disasters, experts warn

Thailand is not ready to cope with severe damage from extreme natural disasters, a seminar was told yesterday. Earthquake resistant construction and a preparedness plan to tackle severe flooding need to be put on the national agenda. The northern parts of Thailand are “locations of concern”, as moderate quakes measuring 5.6 in magnitude still strike […]Read More

Bangkok

PAD Yellow Shirts rally at Royal Plaza, Bangkok

BANGKOK, Feb 11 — The People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD), also known as the Yellow Shirt movement, marched from its rally site at Makkhawan Bridge on Rajdamnern Nok Avenue to the capital’s Royal Plaza to make an oath of allegiance to the monarchy and country at the King Chulalongkorn Equestrian Statue before returning to its […]Read More

Pattaya

Pattaya beach could erode away within five years, academic warns

World-famous Pattaya Beach is in danger of disappearing due to the erosion there, an academic warned yesterday. “If we don’t do something, Pattaya Beach will likely vanish within five years,” said Prof Thanawat Jarupongsakul, a lecturer at Chulalongkorn University. The latest survey found Pattaya’s shore was only four or five metres deep, compared to 35.6m […]Read More

Bangkok

Bangkok won’t be under seawater in 20 years

Chula lecturers put record straight with latest forecasts Following a report that Bangkok might be under seawater in 20 years’ time and suggestions that the capital should be moved to the Northeast, Chulalongkorn University lecturers yesterday countered with advice that the public should not panic over such claims. They said it would take 100 years […]Read More