Monthly Archives: October 2015

THAILAND: Police truck clamped and ticketed

SURAT THANI — People who think that policemen can get away with parking anywhere they like haven’t been to Surat Thani lately. The proof is in the picture that went viral after it was shared on the Surat Thani Facebook … Continue reading

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THAILAND: Wild elephant kills 2 rubber tappers

A wild elephant killed two men and injured a woman in attacks early Friday morning at a rubber plantation in the eastern province of Chanthaburi, police said There are an estimated 2,500 wild elephants in Thailand, where the pachyderm is … Continue reading

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Glue Traps: Pans of Pain

One of the cruelest methods of killing animals that exists today is the glue trap. These devices consist of pieces of cardboard, fiberboard, or plastic coated with a sticky adhesive designed to ensnare any small animal who wanders across or … Continue reading

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THAILAND: Textile factory razed by fire in Ratchaburi

A fierce fire completely destroyed a textile fibre spinning factory in Ratchaburi’s Bang Phae district on Friday morning, causing about 3 million baht damage. read more “Police are investigating the cause, but suspected the fire was started by an electrical … Continue reading

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THAILAND: Policeman who tracked traffickers now fears for his life

The government’s investigation of human trafficking was wound up too quickly, according to the officer who led the probe, adding he now fears for his life after implicating senior military figures in the grim trade. The main success in fighting … Continue reading

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THAILAND: Yingluck’s lawyer warns PM she’s no bully

Yingluck Shinawatra is a direct stakeholder in the rice-pledging scheme and she has never intimidated or threatened anyone, the former prime minister’s lawyer insisted Wednesday. Norrawit Larlaeng was responding to claims made by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha that certain stakeholders … Continue reading

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Chinese city stripped of fried rice world record after dish was fed to pigs

An attempt by a Chinese city to break the Guinness World Record for the largest serving of fried rice backfired when it was discovered that a part of the dish had been used to feed pigs. The city of Yangzhou, … Continue reading

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