Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:30
Drunk driving ‘biggest cause for road accidents’ this Songkran
Songkran’s “Seven Dangerous Days” saw the number of drunk driving soar to 12,192, with Bangkok having the highest number of inebriated drivers at 727, Probation Department chief Prasarn Mahaleetrakul said on Thursday.
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:21
Prayut to attend Belt and Road summit in Bejing next week
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will attend the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) in Beijing next week, a deputy government spokesman said on Thursday.
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 01:00
NBTC stresses deadline for responses to relief measures
THE National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) yesterday urged all telecom operators and digital TV licence holders wishing to take up relief measures to inform the regulator by May 10.
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 16:12
348 die in Songkran road carnage
A total of 348 people were killed and 3,176 others wounded in 3,068 road accidents during the first six days of the “seven dangerous days” of Songkran, said the Road Safety Operations Centre (RSOC) on Wednesday.
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 14:44
Rattanakosin roads closed for coronation procession rehearsal
Forty roads at Bangkok's Rattanakosin Island are being closed today (Wednesday) for a procession rehearsal for May’s coronation of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn.
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 19:19
Death toll nears 300 after five of the ‘Seven Dangerous Days’ of Songkran
ROAD accidents during the first five days of the Songkran festival have left 297 people dead and 2,807 injured with drunken driving again singled out as the main cause of the accidents, according to the Road Safety Operations Centre (RSOC) on Tuesday.
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 01:00
Seek new markets, Thai exporters told
AS THE ongoing US-China trade war continues to dampen Thailand’s exports, representatives from both the public and private sectors suggest that Thai exporters should look to new markets and find opportunities to replace Chinese goods in the US market to boost their shipments abroad.
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 08:00
Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout
EL DORADO, Ark. — The fifth stop on the 2019 “Road to the LPGA” takes the Symetra Tour to Mystic Creek Golf Club in the Natural State for the fifth annual Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout from April 26-28.
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 08:51
Fewer casualties on fourth dangerous day compared to last year
THE ROAD Safety Operations Centre announced yesterday that the first four days of Songkran’s “Seven Dangerous Days” saw 2,232 road accidents, 237 deaths and 2,322 injured, an improvement over the same period last year when 2,444 accidents were reported with 260 deaths and 2,537 injured.
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 01:00
Charging drunk drivers with murder won’t work
Most people will applaud the efforts by police to reduce death and carnage on the roads during Songkran, even though they never seem to be very successful.
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 19:45
Indonesia polls spark battle over China’s Belt and Road push
Indonesia has become the latest election battleground for Beijing’s soaring economic clout, as the opposition warns pro-China policies are saddling the mineral-rich archipelago with bad debt as it is sold off piecemeal to foreign interests.
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 10:33
Drunk-driving the culprit as accidents see a sharp spike
The number of road accidents saw a sharp increase on the third of the “Seven Dangerous Days” of Songkran this year, as more people were found to be driving under the influence of alcohol besides being guilty of speeding.
Sun, 14 Apr 2019 16:16
Global car makers face bumpy road as China hosts auto show
Global car makers flock to the Shanghai Auto Show this week with the world's largest vehicle market facing an unfamiliar sales slump just as China veers toward an ultra-competitive electric future.
Sun, 14 Apr 2019 14:00
Teenage girl electrocuted at Songkran party in Chanthaburi
A 14-year-old Rayong girl was electrocuted while attending a Songkran party in Chanthaburi province on Friday night, just a moment after she had posted a Facebook Live broadcast of herself attending that party along with several friends.
Sat, 13 Apr 2019 14:10
Malaysian biker killed in Singapore collision taken off life support; family donates his organs to help others
Singapore - The family of a Malaysian motorcyclist who was declared brain dead following a road accident has decided to donate his organs after taking him off life support.