Sun, 20 May 2018 01:00:00
China’s buildup of aircraft carriers will lead to heightened tensions
China’s first domestically manufactured aircraft carrier has undergone sea trials. The
carrier will enter service as early as next year. It is China’s secondcarrier following the Liaoning, whose hull was bought from Ukraine, refitted in China and put into commission in 2012. The third carrier is now under construction in Shanghai, while a project to build a nuclear carrier has also surfaced.
Sun, 20 May 2018 01:00:00
Trawler captains face massive fine after catching whale shark
THE CAPTAINS OF two trawlers accused of having fished an endangered pregnant whale shark off the coast of Phuket potentially face a heavy fine of up to Bt3 million and confiscation of their vessels, according to authorities.
Sat, 19 May 2018 16:30:16
Taxi motorcyclist blocks Grab Bike passenger from using service
A taxi motorcyclist blocked a passenger from using a Grab Bike service on Friday evening and came under strong criticisms by Facebook users after a clip of the aggression went viral.
Sat, 19 May 2018 01:00:00
Pheu Thai warns it will counter-sue junta if its leaders are charged over public statement
THE PHEU Thai Party yesterday threatened to counter-sue the junta after it faced charges over a public statement the party made ahead of the fourth anniversary of the 2014 coup.
Fri, 18 May 2018 20:39:06
G-Shock releases anniversary watches
To celebrate 35 years of the Casio G-Shock, the Central Marketing Group Co Ltd, the distributor of the watches, is offering a special tribute to the square-faced timepiece with the first ever full metal construction, available at Casio stores, Watch Station and major department stores.
Sat, 19 May 2018 02:00:00
Ex-Buddhism office execs face 200-year jail terms if convicted for embezzlement
FORMER top executives of the National Buddhism Office (NBO) risk lengthy jail terms of up to 200 years if they are found guilty of embezzling state funds for temples, National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) president Pol General Watcharapol Prasarnrajkit said yesterday.
Fri, 18 May 2018 01:00:00
Potash mining protesters face intimidation charge
LOCALS LEADING a protest against potash mining by a Chinese company in Sakon Nakhon province will face an additional charge of intimidation.
Thu, 17 May 2018 13:35:35
Policeman in Malaysian murder scandal should face new trial: Anwar
A man who fled Malaysia after being sentenced to hang for the killing of a Mongolian model, in a scandal linked to his country's ousted government, should face a new trial, political leader Anwar Ibrahim reportedly said Thursday.
Thu, 17 May 2018 09:15:03
Pattaya taxi motorcyclist fined for assaulting German tourist
A taxi motorcyclist was fined for kicking and punching a German tourist in the face in front of the Pattaya police station Wednesday.
Thu, 17 May 2018 01:00:00
Women face an unfair burden in farm work
Civilisation began with agriculture. When our nomadic ancestors began to settle and grow their own food, human society changed. Not only did villages, towns and cities begin to flourish, but knowledge, arts and the technological sciences also grew.
Wed, 16 May 2018 17:30:00
Monk survives pit bull onslaught
A 68-year-old Buddhist monk narrowly escaped death after being mauled by nearly 10 pit bulls while on a morning alms round in Samut Songkhram province on Tuesday, a local police Facebook page revealed on Wednesday.
Wed, 16 May 2018 14:43:32
Asian markets fall, dollar rises as US rate fears return
Asian markets tumbled with Wall Street and the dollar extended gains Wednesday as US interest rate worries resurfaced, while investors were also given a spook by North Korea's threat to pull out of a historic summit over US demands.
Wed, 16 May 2018 13:35:02
Facebook shut 583 million fake accounts
Facebook axed 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of 2018, the social media giant said Tuesday, detailing how it enforces "community standards" against sexual or violent images, terrorist propaganda or hate speech.
Wed, 16 May 2018 13:00:46
Rohingya Muslims face difficult Ramadan in refugee camps
The 12-year-old Rohingya refugee dreamed of Ramadan back in his own village -- fish to break the day's fast, gifts from his family and relaxing beneath the trees before evening prayers at the mosque.
Wed, 16 May 2018 01:00:00
Malnourishment remains prevalent in Pakistan
When I began voluntary work in Pakistan’s arid region of Tharparkar in February 1985, perhaps the first reason I became enduringly engaged with the area was the ultra thin, emaciated infants in the laps and arms of underfed teenage mothers. Though their eyes cast a spell, their faces were grim and gaunt.