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  • March 26, 2015

    SRT pays Bt8.5m to rape victim's family

    SRT governor Wutthichat Kalayanamit said the agency would review security on its trains, which included the installation of alarms so passengers could call for urgent help. Its staff would also be stopped from drinking alcohol during work. The girl's mother said she hoped this tragedy would be the last...

  • March 25, 2015

    Fast and furious

    ..., with the Anantara Palm Resort & Spa using it as a shuttle between the resort and Dubai Marina. The authentic vessel, shipped all the way from Thailand, makes several trips every day from the beach resort's private jetty, through the bottom of the Palm Jumeirah and over to Dubai Marina on the city's mainland...

  • March 20, 2015

    Single shot IN FOCUS

    ... and also runs next week at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. Screening at the fest will be his award-winning documentaries, the triptych "Eye of the Day", "Shape of the Moon" and "Position Among the Stars" plus "Promised Paradise", all of which reflect his Indo-Dutch heritage. Helmrich will be on hand...

  • March 17, 2015

    Are we being railroaded by China

    In its haste to make a deal with China for development of a high-speed rail system in Thailand, the military-backed government seems to have placed the national interest in jeopardy. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is making a concerted effort to get work started on the Nong Khai-Bangkok-Map Ta Phut line while...

  • March 13, 2015

    Joint Thai-Chinese railway plan on track, says minister

    ... survey and design for Phase 1 (Bangkok-Kaeng Khoi, Saraburi) and Phase 2 (Kaeng Khoi-Map Ta Phut) are scheduled to be completed by August by China Railways Corporation and China Railway Construction Corporation. The survey and design of Phase 3 (Kaeng Khoi-Nakhon Ratchasima) and Phase 4 (Nakhon Ratchasima-Nong Khai...

  • March 6, 2015

    The road ahead as Asean nears 50

    ... two years' time, Asean will celebrate its golden (50th) anniversary. This year, under Malaysia chairmanship, the regional bloc will fulfil the dream of becoming an Asean Economic Community (AEC). In a world currently awash with strife and uncertainty, Asean remains the globe's rising star. McKinsey...

  • February 23, 2015

    Benefit-sharing is key to region's rail connectivity

    On the sidelines of November's Apec Summit in Beijing, China and Thailand agreed to cooperate on railway development that will eventually link Kunming to Bangkok and Thailand's eastern seaboard, and could go all the way to Singapore in the longer term. This is not a new idea - improved connectivity in the Greater Mekong Subregion...

  • February 20, 2015

    Four-nation taskforce tackles Mekong triangle drug trade

    Permpong Chaovalit said between January 12 and February 18 the Safe Mekong Coordination Centre made 1,289 arrests in 1,117 raids in Thailand, China, Laos and Myanmar, member countries of the SMCC, and seized 9,444,468 amphetamine tablets, 440 kilograms of "ice" flakes, 180kg of heroin and 59kg of opium liquid. The...

  • February 19, 2015

    Restraint of political influence aim in reforms mooted for police force

    They include transforming Royal Thai Police into a new ministry where police officers themselves could decide on the reshuffle of key positions - a fresh policy aimed at eliminating outside or political interference, according to a senior policeman tasked with processing the reform. The new ministry...

  • February 19, 2015

    Thai-Lao rail link popular among travellers

    In 2014 alone, more than 38,000 people used the railway services, an increase of 15.7 percent compared to the previous year. Of the total figure, 80 per cent were tourists and the rest were residents and businesspeople. The Lao Railway Authorityโ s Railway Management Division Chief, Somsana Rasaphone said that previously...