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Speeding celeb slammed

Thai celebrity Mallika “Tubtim” Chongwattana is in hot water for posting a photo of her car’s speedometer showing her travelling at 162kph, with the message “Rush to a meeting in BKK”. read more Although she is a “celeb”, how many … Continue reading

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‘Safety rules ignored’ in Romania nightclub blaze

BUCHAREST – Romania’s president said Saturday that safety rules may have been ignored at an underground nightclub where a fire and stampede left 27 people dead and nearly 200 injured. People light candles to commemorate the victims outside the nightclub … Continue reading

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THAILAND: Ah Kong’s case

We at PPT wanted to post this update on Ampol Tangnopakul’s case earlier, but the bombings took up our space and reading time. Sadly, Ampol (known as Ah Kong) has departed this life, having died of cancer while in custody … Continue reading

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BANGKOK: Taxi fare rise in offing as cabs pass test

A 5% rise in taxi fare rates could be approved this year after the latest evaluation of taxi services in Bangkok and nearby areas passed the required standard. read more They should investigate again how many taxis refuse the customers … Continue reading

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THAILAND: Two-tiered pricing turns tourists off (double pricing)

This week netizens were hotly debating the two-tiered entry pricing system (one price for Thai nationals, another for foreigners) at national parks. The debate started after a Phuket man who has farang features complained about the practice on his Facebook page. … Continue reading

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THAILAND: Internet experts suggest better alternatives to ‘single gateway’

THE “single gateway” idea touted by the government is neither an effective tool to prevent cyber-attacks nor a good way of blocking websites that insult the monarchy, academics and Internet experts warned yesterday. Rather, it is a “big brother” approach … Continue reading

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THAILAND: The big issue: Foxes drafted for henhouse duty

The discovery of the previously secret plans to pipe the entire internet through one government-monitored tube was made by frequent tweeter @sikachu, whose online name is Prem Sichanugrist. read more

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