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Update: Fri, Jun 22 2018    

The reason why the Thais really loved their King

Photo shows luscious, blemish-free fruits of Nam dok mai mango showcased at the recent SIMA-Asean Agribusiness trade show in Bangkok, Thailand. The fruits were produced by members of a farmers' cooperative for the local as well as export markets.

FEATURE-Thailand banks on tech to end slavery at sea as workers push for rights

SAMUT SAKHON/BANGKOK, Thailand - Enslaved on a Thai fishing vessel for 11 years, Tun Lin saw his fellow workers lose their minds one after another, with one fisherman jumping into the sea to end his life. Migrant workers sort fish and seafood at a port in Samut Sakhon, Thailand, March 25, 2018.

Investment drawdown estimate drops to 70%

An official carries out an inspection at Thung Song Hong station, part of the Red Line electric rail system owned by the State Railway of Thailand. The private sector has raised concerns about the pace of public investment.a State agencies are expected to draw down just 70% of this fiscal year's annual investment budget, well below the target of 87%, says the head of the Comptroller-General's Department.

Woman charged with tricking Laotian girl into prostitution

A 37-year-old Hmong woman, wanted for luring a 16-year-old Laotian girl with a promise of a fried chicken shop's worker job in Thailand but then taking her into forced prostitution at a karaoke bar in Chiang Rai's Chiang Khong district, has been taken into custody. Maiv Pai Ntshua Nplaim, the subject of an arrest warrant issued by a criminal court on May 17, will appear in court to apply for her first 12-day detention period on Wednesday .

Coronation Plans Threaten Thailand's Election Schedule

Thailand's Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn waves to well-wishers who had gathered to see King Bhumibol Adulyadej before he departed to the Grand Palace from Siriraj Hospital to take part in his coronation anniversary ceremonies in Bangkok, Thailand May 5, 2010. Thailand's prime minister said Tuesday his military government will hold elections only after a coronation ceremony for the new Thai king takes place, casting fresh doubt on promises the polls will be held by February next year.

Chinese loan sharks arrested in Pattaya

Pol Gen Chalermkiart Srivorakhan, deputy national police chief, third from left, and senior Pattaya police show mobile phones and other items seized from the nine Chinese loan sharks caught during raids on three houses in Pattaya, Chon Buri, at a news conference on Tuesday. CHON BURI: Nine members of a Chinese loan-sharking gang operating a business in Pattaya charging borrowers in China 30% interest a month have been arrested during raids on three rented houses in Pattaya.

Prayut: Death penalty necessary for peace

Capital punishment must remain to deal with severe crime and ensure national peace and most people agree with it, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said Tuesday. He was responding to critics of the execution on Monday of a 26-year-old man convicted of a brutal crime.

Girl, 5, dies in locked car left in sun for hours

A five-year-old girl died of suffocation in a car on Monday after being left in the locked vehicle for hours at her school in Khon Kaen. A teacher picked up Kabinta Kehphuang from her home in the morning to take her to school because the kindergarten's bus was out of order.

Nong Khai student robbed of Bt50, found dead following day

A student in his first year at technical school was found dead in his boarding house bedroom on Monday, a day after he'd been robbed of Bt50 in cash. Muang Nong Khai police were called to Nong Khai Technical School at 5pm on Monday after the body of Poonyawat Jaikhong, 18, was discovered by a friend.

Taxi-motorcyclist found shot dead on Chon Buri roadside

A taxi-motorcyclist was found dead on a roadside in Chon Buri's Si Racha district on Tuesday morning with a gunshot wound to the head. Nong Kham police got the call at 6am and found the body of Sompong Faesanthia, 43, in tall grass on the side of Nong Phanpuay-Nong Kla Road in Moo 11, his crashed motorcycle nearby.

UK, France should press Thai PM on rights, to end military rule: group

Britain and France should highlight deteriorating human rights in Thailand when its prime minister visits this month and they should make clear there will be no "business as usual" until he holds a fair election, a rights group said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha gestures during a news conference after a weekly cabinet meeting at Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, January 9, 2018.

Poaching Pheu Thai

Pheu Thai Party stalwart and heir-apparent to the party leadership Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan, seen here at a June 7 party meeting, faces an uphill battle to halt the poaching of prominent ex-MPs by the pro-military Pracharath Party. The Pheu Thai Party has been thrown off balance as it faces the prospect of nearly half of its former MPs in the Northeast, its key stronghold, defecting to a pro-regime party.

Universities to revamp TCAS admissions system

The Council of University Presidents of Thailand has set up three committees to improve the Thai University Central Admission System for the next academic year, its president, Suchatvee Suwansawat, said on Monday. "We have discussed the problems over the TCAS and set policy for universities.

Thailand says future of peace talks on southern insurgency depends on new Malaysian Government

A file photo of a military armored vehicle seen following an overnight bomb explosion by suspected militants in the Bacho district in the restive southern province of Narathiwat on May 21, 2018 - AFP BANGKOK: Thailand says it will wait for a decision by the new Malaysian Government regarding the future of the peace process over the southern insurgency following the defeat of the Barisan Nasional administration in last month's 14th General Election. "We have to wait for the confirmation whether the facilitator will be the same or if Malaysia will continue with the policy ," said its National Security Council secretary-general Gen Wanlop Raksanor here on Monday .

Thailand's Minor International confident bid for Spanish hotel group NH will succeed: CEO

Chief Executive of Minor International Pcl, William E. Heinecke, poses during an interview with Reuters in Bangkok, Thailand, June 18, 2018. REUTERS/Chayut Setboonsarng Minor, owner of luxury hotel Anantara Siam in Bangkok, launched Thailand's biggest overseas hospitality takeover for NH earlier this month, valuing the Spanish hotel chain at 2.5 billion euros .

Husband shoots dead his wife and her father before killing himself...

Husband shoots dead his wife and her father before killing himself in Thai hospital waiting room - all in front of his six-week-old son - after his in-law told him to get a job This is the horrifying moment a husband shot dead his wife and her father before turning the gun on himself in a hospital waiting room in front of his six-week-old son. Thanamsri, 31, accompanied his wife Thanyamas, 26, and father-in-law Samphan, 60, when she went to the doctors last Friday for a check up.

Airport immigration procedures surge

The Immigration Bureau says it has trained and deployed 254 new agents to handle the ever-increasing number of foreign arrivals. The Immigration Bureau saw the number of immigration clearance service procedures rise to 41.9 million or a 31.33% increase in the first half of this year.