• Mon, 31 Dec 2018 01:00
    Poisonous puffer fish a delicacy for many in Sarawakian town
    BETONG - Mention puffer fish, and thorns and poison come to mind.
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  • Tue, 30 Oct 2018 17:00
    Yala measles outbreak worsens despite officials ongoing efforts
    The measles outbreak in Yala has worsened with 859 children now having been infected and the death toll standing at 10 cases, Betong district health official Wongwit Akarawarothai said on Tuesday.
  • Sat, 28 Jul 2018 01:00
    Textiles and tunnels
    Yala province in Thailand's south unveils a wealth of fascinating traditions
  • Mon, 23 Jul 2018 13:44
    Hot : Fire breaks out in Betong shophouses
    MIRI - A block of double-storey shophouses in Betong town located in Sri Aman Division in southern Sarawak is on fire.
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  • Wed, 09 May 2018 15:45
    Betong airport 47% completed: district chief
    The construction of Betong Airport in Yala's Betong district is half completed, the district chief said on Wednesday.
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  • Tue, 27 Mar 2018 06:00
    Future Betong airport runway to handle large aircraft
    Ongoing construction of the Betong Airport on a 920-rai (147.2-hectare) plot of land in Yala’s Betong district has progressed by 35 per cent, and is slated for completion by the end of 2019.
  • Mon, 26 Mar 2018 18:48
    Betong is back to life
    Nightlife in Betong town, which borders Malaysia, is once again bustling with activity following the lifting of a state of emergency.
  • Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:17
    State of emergency to be extended but Betong removed: General
    Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan is expected to soon propose to the Cabinet that they extend the state of emergency in the deep South for another three months from March 20 to June 19.
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  • Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:37
    National police chief visits South, urges beefing up security
    National police chief Pol General Chakthip Chaijinda flew to the southern province of Yala on Friday to join the interrogation of suspects in custody over the torching of a Betong-Bangkok bus on December 17 in Yala's Bannang Sata district.
  • Thu, 28 Dec 2017 15:06
    Fifth suspect arrested over Yala bus torching
    Authorities on Wednesday night apprehended another suspect over the torching of a Betong-Bangkok bus on December 17 in Yala's Bannang Sata district.
  • Wed, 20 Dec 2017 01:00
    Extortion angle probed in Yala bus arson
    NATIONAL SECURITY Council secretary-general General Wanlop Rugsanaoh has ordered security officers to hunt down people behind Sunday’s torching of a Bangkok-bound bus in Yala’s Bannang Sata district as well as leaflets found in the district on Monday evening demanding a “protection fee” from public-transport operators using Highway 410 (Yala-Betong Road).
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  • Fri, 01 Dec 2017 09:28
    Toon runs from Cha-am to Ratchaburi on Day 31
    Rock star Artiwara “Toon” Kongmalai began Day 31 of his Betong-Mae Sai charity run campaign by running from Cha-am district heading to Ratchaburi on Friday morning.
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  • Tue, 28 Nov 2017 09:09
    Toon appears tired on Tuesday morning as fans disrupt his pace
    Rock star Artiwara “Toon” Kongmalai appeared tired after the first lap of his charity run on Day 29 in his Betong-Mae Sai charity run on Tuesday in Prachuap Khiri Khan's Kui Buri district.
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  • Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:36
    Warning in South about new class of illegal drugs
    Yala Provincial Public Health Office head Dr Songkran Maichoomon on Tuesday warned parents to closely watch their teenage children after reported abuse of new sedatives found in Betong district.
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  • Wed, 01 Nov 2017 15:20
    Rock star ‘Toon’ takes off on epic run for hospitals
    Rock star Artiwara “Toon” Kongmalai started the first leg of his 2,191-kilometre run under the banner the “Kao Kon La Kao”, or “Take One Step Each”, campaign from his starting point in Yala’s Betong district on Wednesday morning.
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