Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:00
Bus driver gets four-year jail term over passenger deaths
A Thai bus driver, who reportedly drove under drug influence and crashed his company’s chartered double-decker coach at a downhill curve in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Wang Nam Khieo district on March 22 resulting in 18 passenger deaths and 32 injuries, has been sentenced to a four-year-and-one-month jail term and his driver’s licence permanently revoked.
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:00
Give credit to the West for Thai cuisine
The Minister for Culture, Vira Rojpojchanarat, has made headlines over the past week by complaining that Western influences are corrupting the character of traditional Thai food dishes.
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 01:00
Old electronics of US voting machines are no match for the Internet of Things
“Less than 80,000 votes – out of 10s of millions cast nationwide – in three key states swung the vote to now-President Trump,” notes James Clapper, former director of US National Intelligence. Clapper has “no doubt” that the Russian influence campaign swung the 2016 election to Trump.
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 01:00
Experts express scepticism over free and fair election
AS THE COUNTRY counts down towards the next general election, speakers at a panel discussion yesterday widely held the opinion that a free and fair national vote without the influence of the ruling junta seems unlikely.
Thu, 01 Nov 2018 14:49
Australia warns against US-China tensions
China's rising and "unprecedented influence" in the Indo-Pacific region will challenge American interests, but confrontation must not define relations between the two powers, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned Thursday.
Fri, 26 Oct 2018 18:51
Unicef launches ‘Art for The Future’ street-art on children’s issues
Unicef Thailand has launched a street-art project, “Art for the Future”, as part of its 70th anniversary campaign to urge influencers, youth networks, media and the Thai public to advocate for children.
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:58
EC investigates alleged Thaksin ‘influence’ over Pheu Thai
The Election Commission (EC) is gathering information regarding former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s alleged interference in the Pheu Thai Party’s internal affairs, EC secretary-general Jarungvith Phumma said on Tuesday.
Sun, 30 Sep 2018 21:14
Son allegedly kills father under influence of drugs, alcohol
A 24-year-old Thai man, reportedly high on drugs and alcohol, allegedly killed his 57-year-old father and seriously wounded his mother early on Sunday at their home in Maha Sarakham province, police said.
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 01:00
Prayut worries about ‘same old issues’, as Thaksin returns to FB
PREMIER URGES VOTERS TO NOT BE INFLUENCED, EX-PM MARKS 2006 COUP THAT OUSTED HIM
Sat, 08 Sep 2018 01:00
‘Three Friends’ will test Thaksin’s influence
Party defectors running against Pheu Thai will be trying to surmount deeply entrenched presumptions
Tue, 04 Sep 2018 13:38
China visa spat hits Pacific summit in Nauru
A visa row between China and host nation Nauru almost derailed the Pacific's largest annual diplomatic summit, it emerged Tuesday, exposing sensitivities about Beijing's rising influence in the region.
Sun, 02 Sep 2018 13:30
‘Drunk driver’ ploughs into Bangkok police checkpoint
A 57-year-old woman allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol crashed her Toyota Innova SUV into a police checkpoint in Bangkok’s Rat Burana district late Saturday night, injuring two officers and four motorcyclists.
Wed, 29 Aug 2018 01:00
Beijing has violated Olympic charter to deprive Taiwan of Games
Following a wave of coercion used in recent months by China to make multinational business and airline operators change their designation of Taiwan, Beijing exerted its power again on July 24 to influence the East Asian Olympic Committee (EAOC) to cancel Taiwan’s right to host the 2019 East Asian Youth Games.
Fri, 24 Aug 2018 01:00
Young Chinese help Thailand keep favoured status for key market
YOUNG Chinese are pushing the boundaries of international travel, increasing their travel expenditure in the past year by 80 per cent to fund social media-influenced trips full of edgy experiences, hi-tech accommodation and exotic delicacies, a survey has found.
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 01:00
China can now add animation to the range of creative disciplines where its influence is growing on a global level.