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Thai News & Open Discussion Lounge Thread [PRE-2014 ARCHIVE]

Old Oct 12, 11, 11:29 am
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I'll be in BKK tomorrow night and probably won't hvae time to get down to the riverside to see what's currently happening.

I've been planning on being around for the royal barge procession and wonder if there are contingency plans. The flip side is this is related to Awk Pansaa and, as such, is a rather useless show if not run in conjunction with the holiday.
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Old Oct 12, 11, 1:47 pm
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For those interested, it seems the flood discussion has found its own thread.

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Old Oct 22, 11, 9:14 am
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Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2011 postponed

It appears that the opening date of the Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2011 in Chiang Mai has been moved from November 9 to December 16, 2011.

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Old Oct 24, 11, 9:33 am
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Bkk Gov to Ask Gov’t to Declare Oct 28, 31 Holidays in Prep for Flood Water


Now affirmative.

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Old Dec 16, 11, 12:40 am
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Between the failed bombing attacks in Bangkok, the train crashing into cars at the Asoke (Makasan) last night and the protest at the U.S Embassy, traffic in/around Bangkok has been a nightmare today.

Not sure why the bombers always pop up at the end of the year?
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Old Feb 14, 12, 2:51 am
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Bombs explode on Sukhumvit Soi 71

It sounds like an Iranian had both his legs blown off in when one of the bombs he was planning on throwing, at a taxi and/or police office no less, slipped out of his hands.


Two explosions happened in Sukhumvit Soi 71 or Phrakanong, the first one damaging a taxi at Soi Pridi Bhanomyong 31 and injuring the driver and three other people while the second one exploded in front of the Kasem Pittaya School at Soi Pridi Bhanomyong 35.

A foreigner was found with his two legs blown off at the scene of the second explosion.


According to The Nation, Witthaya Poonsin, deputy commander of Klong Tan traffic police, said the foreigner, who has yet to be identified, threw the first bomb at a taxi on Soi Pridi Panomyong. The taxi was damaged in the explosion.

Witthaya said the man later walked to the main Sukhumvit 71 Road and when he spotted a police officer, the man tried to lob another bomb at the officer. The bomb slipped out of his hand and exploded. The blast cut both of his legs and he was rushed to the Chulalongkorn Hospital.

Klong Tan police chief Col Sitthiparp Baiprasert said police are checking whether there are still explosives left.

Deputy Bangkok Governor Wallop Suwankhadee said the first explosion was only 500 metres away from Kasem Witthaya School.

Sanchai Boonsoonnern, the driver of the damaged taxi, told the Rawangpai TV programme, that the foreigner suddenly threw a bomb at his vehicle.
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Old Feb 22, 12, 9:45 pm
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For those planning on going to Chiang Mai before rainy season begins be aware that the burning season has started quite a bit earlier this year, for a variety of rumored reasons, resulting in very dense smoke and smog in the North.


You can check the PM10 here, use station 35.

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Old Feb 25, 12, 9:53 pm
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The smoke/smog problems in the North are actually getting a bit worse. VFR airports like Lamphang are even affected.

Dangerous haze in six provinces: PCD

Six province in the Upper North were covered by unsafe levels of haze, the Pollution Control Department reported yesterday. Air in the provinces contained fine particles beyond the acceptable level of 120 micrograms per cubic metre (mg/m3). The latest reading of particulate matter of up to 10 micrometres (PM10) in the province of Phayao was as high as 237 mg/m3, the agency warned.

Lampang had poor visibility of just 800 metres yesterday morning due to dust levels of 200 mg/m3.This caused the air traffic control tower there to order a Bangkok Airways Bangkok-Lampang flight to circle the airport until visibility improved to 1,000 metres before landing, creating a one-hour delay.

The air-quality testing point at Yupparaj School in downtown Chiang Mai reported a level of 128 mg/m3. A level of 173 was reported at Lampang's city shrine; while a station at Tambon Tha Si Health Promotion Hospital reported 207; and Mae Moh waterworks authority office reported 210.
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Ensogo Switching to Thai Only

Starts April 20. Don't want farang biz anymore I suppose. wj
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Old Mar 31, 12, 4:50 am
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There seems to have been quite a few coordinated bombings and rocket attacks in the south of Thailand today, with many injuries and at least four deaths.


Yala rocked by three vehicle bombs, killing 4, injuring 50
The Naton March 31, 2012 2:39 pm
Insurgents detonated three vehicle bombs in Yala's downtown at noon Saturday, killing four and injuring more than 50 others.

Thai Rath Online reported that the explosions occurred near Park View Hotel on the Ruammitr Road in Tambon Sateng of Muang district.


Urgent: Bomb rocks Hat Yai hotel, over 200 people trapped
March 31, 2012 2:25 pm
Hat Yai, Songkhla - A bomb exploded inside the Lee Garden Hotel in this southern border town Saturday afternoon.

About 200 guests and hotel staffs were trapped on the fourth floor and rescue workers were rushing to rescue them.


Grenade launcher fired at home of Narathiwat MP
The Nation March 31, 2012 1:00 am

The Narathiwat home of veteran MP Najmudeen Uma came under a grenadelauncher attack early yesterday, causing no casualties but resulting in property damage.

The incident took place in Rangae district, where there was also a bomb attack around the same time on a squad of Army paramilitary rangers. Meanwhile a security detachment interrupted what appeared to be a planning session for more attacks in the troubled Southern province.
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Old Mar 31, 12, 9:52 pm
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The death toll from yesterday's coordinated bombings has reached 14.

Bombs in southern Thailand kill 14, injure 340

By SUMETH PANPETCH, Associated Press – 1 hour ago

HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — Suspected Muslim insurgents staged the most deadly coordinated attacks in years in Thailand's restive south, killing 14 people and injuring 340 with car bombs that targeted Saturday shoppers and a high-rise hotel frequented by foreign tourists.

A first batch of explosives planted inside a parked pickup truck ripped through an area of restaurants and shops in a busy area of Yala city, a main commercial hub of Thailand's restive southern provinces, said district police chief Col. Kritsada Kaewchandee. About 20 minutes later, just as onlookers gathered at the blast site, a second car bomb exploded, causing the majority of casualties. Eleven people were killed and 110 wounded by the blasts.

More than 5,000 people have been killed in Thailand's three southernmost provinces — Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala — since an Islamist insurgency flared in January 2004. "This is the worst attack in the past few years," said Col. Pramote Promin, deputy spokesman of a regional security agency. "The suspected insurgents were targeting people's lives. They (chose) a bustling commercial area, so they wanted to harm people."

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My $$ is on insecticides. Hopefully authorities haven't incinerated the bodies yet. Normally they like to get rid of the evidence and then blame the victims. Don't want any bad news in the cash cow tourist industry - ever. Don't even get me started on farang suicides ! Always reminds me of the plot of Ibsen's ' An Enemy of the People'. wj
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