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A Korean dream turns sour

Chai grew up on a small plot of farmland 30 kilometres outside the town of Kalasin. His childhood was that of waking up, planting rice and vegetables, going to school, coming home, planting rice and vegetables again.



Speed cams

A police officer looks at a speed camera. Plans are under deliberation to buy state-of-the-art cameras as currently used in the UK and the US.a Academics and road safety experts have voiced their support for plans to buy state-of-the-art speed cameras as used in the UK and the US.



Airbag factory workers demand higher bonus

About 800 workers at an airbag manufacturing plant in Prachin Buri staged a sit-in protest inside their factory on Saturday morning to demand a higher year-end bonus. Workers of the Saha Seiren company started the protest at 8.30am in response to a notice placed on the company notice board on Thursday that the yearly bonus would be at the rate of 2.6 months' pay.



King sends 2,000 blankets to Nong Khai people

His Majesty had ACM Yothin Prayoonphokkharaj and the Rajaprajanugroh Foundation hand over 1,000 blankets to the people at a ceremony held at the Rattana Wapee district's meeting hall at 10.45am. At 1pm, Yothin and the foundation handed over 1,000 more blankets to the people in a ceremony held at the Phon Phisai district meeting hall.



Thailand: NSC To Extend Emergency Decree In Troubled Southern Provinces

The National Security Council announced that it was preparing a resolution to extend the Emergency Decree in three insurgency-torn southern provinces for the cabinet to approve. Thai News Agency reported that these include Narathiwat, Yala and Pattani excluding Mae Larn district.



Navy cleans park for Father's Day

Sattahip Naval Base and Sattahip Sub-district joined to pay tribute to HM the late King by performing community service for Father's Day. Base deputy commander Rear Adm.



Parole for Kamnan Poh

Somchai Khunploem, alias Kamnan Poh, is taken to the Crime Suppression Division following his arrest at a Lat Krabang toll gate in February 2013. The justice minister has approved parole for Somchai Khunploem, the notorious Chon Buri godfather known as Kamnan Poh, as he has stage-4 cancer, the chief of the Corrections Department said on Friday.



Thai nightclub under fire for - sex with staff' promotion

A nightclub in the Thai province of Maha Sarakham is facing a probe after a post went viral suggesting it was promoting sex with its staff. The social media post apparently offered female customers a free case of whiskey to seduce and have sex with male members of the club's staff.



Govt, Asean in talks to take IMT highway up to Vietnam

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations , has 10 member nations - Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Cambodia. The government is in talks with Asean countries to extend the India-Myanmar-Thailand highway up to Vietnam, a senior official said today.



Medical practitioner gunned down in Nakhon Si Thammarat

Police cordon off the scene of a pre-dawn shooting on Tuesday at a roadside pork stall in Nakhon Si Thammarat's Chawang district. NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: A sub-district medical practitioner was gunned down before dawn on Tuesday while working with his wife at a roadside pork stall in Chawang district.



Toon resumes run after break, donations top B725m

Artiwara "Toon" Kongmalai offers a wai before resuming his charity run in Chai Nat province about 2am on Tuesday. CHAI NAT: Rock singer Artiwara "Toon" Kongmalai resumed his marathon charity run early Tuesday morning after taking a rest break on Sunday and Monday to recover from a cold.



Wild elephants making life hard for these villagers

Prathueang Numnoi sits on one of her uprooted prime durian trees, knocked down by wild elephants raiding her orchard in Hua Hin district, Prachuap Khiri Khan. PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Prathueang Numnoi, 69, was shocked to find at least six prime, 12-year-old durian trees in her orchard in Hua Hin district had been knocked down and the fruit stolen when she arrived to water them on Monday morning.



India-Myanmar-Thailand car rally completes first leg

New Delhi, Dec 12 - The second India-Myanmar-Thailand Motor Rally completed its first leg from Guwahati to Bangkok on December 3 and is now on its return journey, an official statement said on Tuesday. According to the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways , the rally was flagged off from Guwahati on November 25 with 50 participants, including five women, in 20 SUVs.



Police link arrested Hells Angel to drugs and murder

Some of the assets seized from Hells Angels gang member Luke Cook and his Thai wife displayed at the Royal Thai Police Office in Bangkok during a news briefing on Tuesday. Police have drawn a connection between an Australian Hells Angels gang member arrested for alleged smuggling of crystal methamphetamine and the murder of a compatriot found buried in Chon Buri province in 2015.



Club sex promo probed

A nightclub in Maha Sarakham is facing a probe after a post went viral suggesting it was promoting sex with its staff. to claim the free case of alcohol if they could provide evidence of having had sex with a staff member.



Nakhon Si Thammarat airport reopens

Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport reopened Tuesday after it was forced to close for three days due to flooding on its runway. The Department of Airports Deputy Director-General, Jaroon Meesomboon, along with Nakhon Si Thammarat airport Director Suksawas Suwanno and airport staff welcomed 157 passengers who arrived on the first Nok Air flight to the airport from Bangkok on Tuesday morning.



Boy, 12, won't see 'mother he misses terribly' this...

Kanyarat Williams had hoped to travel from Thailand to Llandudno to join husband Kevin and son Luke for festive period using a tourist visa A 12-year-old boy won't see his mother this Christmas after the Home Office rejected her visa applications to visit him and his Dad in Wales. Kanyarat Williams had hoped to travel from Thailand to Llandudno to join her husband Kevin and son Luke for the festive period and applied twice for a tourist visa.





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