Sunday 17 December 2017

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Thailand: Every student should have a tablet PC by May

Thailand: Every student should have a tablet PC by May

The Thailand government's One Tablet PC per Child policy will be fully implemented by May, Education Minister Woravat Auapinyakul pledged yesterday.

Floods Show What Lies Ahead for Sinking Bangkok

Floods Show What Lies Ahead for Sinking Bangkok

The Thai capital, built on swampland, is slowly sinking and the floods currently besieging Bangkok could be merely a foretaste of a grim future as climate change makes its impact felt.

Bangkok braces for flooding from high tides

Bangkok braces for flooding from high tides

Severe flooding in Thailand on Friday threatened central areas of Bangkok, a bustling capital barely above sea level and facing inundation at the next high tide predicted. Residents who d...

Toyota, Apple, Canon, Ford and Western Digital supply chains sunk by Thai floods

Toyota, Apple, Canon, Ford and Western Digital supply chains sunk by Thai floods

The damage from floods in Thailand is spreading to more of the world's biggest manufacturers as supply chains falter and break under the weight of the spreading disaster.

World Health Organisation warns of disease risk in flood-hit Thailand

World Health Organisation warns of disease risk in flood-hit Thailand

Thailand's hundreds of thousands of flood victims are at risk of water-borne diseases and infections, the World Health Organisation said Saturday, though no major outbreaks have been repo...

Bangkok flooding unstoppable: Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra

Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra

Thailand's premier has warned it is impossible to stop the kingdom's worst floods in decades gushing into Bangkok, ordering the city's sluice gates to be opened to tackle the ''national c...

How one Thai budget carrier keeps its flight attendants young and hot

How one Thai budget carrier keeps its flight attendants young and hot

It's all about marketing, not sexism, says Nok Air's colorful CEO

Massive floods swamped a fourth major industrial estate in Ayutthaya, Thailand, yesterday

Massive floods swamped a fourth major industrial estate in Ayutthaya, Thailand, yesterday

Massive floods swamped a fourth major industrial estate in Ayutthaya yesterday, forcing authorities to order the evacuation of workers.

Thai school under fire over Nazi-themed parade

Thai school's Nazi-themed parade

A Jewish human rights organization, Simon Wiesenthal Center, called for Thailand's Christian leaders to condemn a parade at the Sacred Heart School in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in which parti...

China relies on science to fight Thailand’s rice war

China relies on science to fight Thailand’s rice war

No commodity price in Asian markets carries quite the emotion of rice, a staple in about half the world’s diet. A decision by a new Thai government to guarantee its farmers a higher price...

Amazing Thailand's economy in facts and numbers

Amazing Thailand's economy in facts and numbers

Over the past two years, the value of the country's international reserves has increased from US$110 billion to US$180 billion. The country's international reserves are ranked No.13 globa...

Sinking: Parts of Bangkok Could Be Underwater in 2030

Sinking: Parts of Bangkok Could Be Underwater in 2030

Day after day, Bangkok sinks. Inexorably. The most pessimistic experts are afraid part of Thailand's capital will be submerged by 2030. Specialists complain about the absence of any polic...

Thai minister seeks return of prince's jet in Berlin

Thai minister seeks return of prince's jet in Berlin

German insolvency administrators impounded a Boeing 747 owned by Thailand's Crown Prince earlier this week in response to a lawsuit by a German company seeking payment of an old debt owed...

Thai PM-in-waiting confident of clearance

Thai PM-in-waiting confident of clearance

Thai prime ministerin-waiting Yingluck Shinawatra said Wednesday she was confident alleged campaign irregularities holding up her appointment would be dismissed.

Bangkok selected as World Book Capital 2013

Bangkok selected as World Book Capital 2013

The United Nations (UN) on Wednesday announced that an international committee designated Bangkok, Thailand as World Book Capital 2013. Representatives from the publishing world, along wi...

Critics of New Thai Leader File Legal Challenge

Critics of New Thai Leader File Legal Challenge

Critics of incoming Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her allies filed the first major legal case challenging their recent election victory, signaling the start of what could become ...