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Ex-air force chief dies
Former air force chief, ACM Praphan Dhupatemiya, has died at the age of 92. He died of natural causes at 11.45pm on Tuesday. Born on April 7, 1927, ACM Praphan graduated from Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy and was air force chief from 1983 until his retirement in 1987.
05 Dec 2019 at 04:31
Pupils below global average
The Office of the Basic Education Commission has vowed to strengthen students' reading skills after pupils were found to be consistently performing below the international average in core subjects, according to the results of the international 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) examinations.
05 Dec 2019 at 04:01
Mahidol inks deal to boost cancer fight
Mahidol University and the National Cancer Institute of Thailand (NCIT) on Wednesday signed an MoU to cooperate in the sharing and storing of cancer patients' tissue and blood samples at the university's Biobank.
05 Dec 2019 at 06:31
Thailand scores high in Unesco's adult learning rankings
A report on Thailand's progress on adult learning and education (ALE) says Thailand has spent more than 4% of its education budget on ALE.
05 Dec 2019 at 04:01
Shark fins land govt in soup
Environmentalists have slammed the government and coalition parties for including shark-fin soup on the menu at a get-together on Tuesday night.
05 Dec 2019 at 04:01
Govt calls on volunteers to battle plastic trash crisis
The government has sought help from 230,000 environmental volunteers in its campaign to help reduce the scourge of plastic waste in the country.
05 Dec 2019 at 06:01
Prawit asks UN to speed up processing
Thailand has urged the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to speed up the work to transfer refugees and asylum seekers from Thailand to a third country, according to Defence Ministry spokesman Lt Gen Kongcheep Tantravanich.
05 Dec 2019 at 04:01
Cut school years: Dhanin
Paris: In this digital era, students should be spending far fewer years in school and university and more time gaining real experience, so they can re-skill themselves and keep up with the pace of technological development, Thailand's richest man Dhanin Chearavanont said.
05 Dec 2019 at 04:01
Future Forward cries foul over loan case deadline
The Election Commission (EC) has brushed off the Future Forward Party's (FFP) plea to present more evidence in a case involving a large party loan.
05 Dec 2019 at 05:01
Govt shoots down S44 panel motion
The opposition's motion to look into the impacts of orders issued under Section 44 of the interim charter was shot down yesterday when the government managed to secure a quorum and call a fresh vote.
05 Dec 2019 at 04:01
Ruling coalition slammed over shark-fin soup
Environmentalists have slammed the government and coalition parties for including shark-fin soup on the menu at a get-together on Tuesday night.
04 Dec 2019 at 20:47
Elon Musk due back on witness stand in ‘pedo guy’ defamation trial
LOS ANGELES: Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk was due to resume testifying in his own defence on Wednesday at the trial for a defamation lawsuit filed by a British diver whom the Silicon Valley billionaire called "pedo guy" on Twitter.
04 Dec 2019 at 18:23
Hansgrohe faucets and showers featured at the FRITZ Lauterbad boutique hotel in the Black Forest
Smart Luxury in the Black Forest
04 Dec 2019 at 17:31
Free travel between new BTS, MRT train stations
Operators of both the skytrain and MRT began services to several new stations on Wednesday, offering free trips until normal operations start next year.
04 Dec 2019 at 17:28
Agriculture Ministry in toxic farm chemical limbo
The Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry still has no idea how it will handle three controversial toxic farm chemicals pending an official direction from the National Hazardous Substances Committee (NHSC).
04 Dec 2019 at 17:09
MQDC joins with Tourism Authority of Thailand and RSTA for dazzling ‘Beautiful Bangkok 2020’ year-end spectacular
• Enhanced third edition will create a new city-center countdown destination
04 Dec 2019 at 16:51
Häfele Thailand records highest growth in Asia despite global downturn
The no. 3 in the Häfele Group celebrated its 25th anniversary on 29 November 2019 at ICONSIAM as the market leader for hardware, furniture fittings, and further technologies.
04 Dec 2019 at 16:39
Vendor of cut-price online gold skips with the money
About 30 people persuaded to buy gold jewellery online at prices below market have asked Crime Suppression Division police to find and arrest a Facebook user for cheating them out of millions of baht.
04 Dec 2019 at 17:12
SKYWORTH ignites excitement for athletes and sports fans as 30th SEA Games 2019 officially commences
SKYWORTH, a pioneer in big-screen Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) and a leading global television brand, is bringing technological innovations to the 30th SEA Games 2019
04 Dec 2018 at 16:26
Real estate’s finest is coming to Bangkok for the Dot Property Southeast Asia Awards 2019
• Dot Property Southeast Asia Awards 2019 scheduled for December 12 at Park Hyatt Bangkok
04 Dec 2019 at 16:05
UOB (Thai) marks 20th anniversary in Thailand
UOB is the only Singapore bank with full commercial bank operations in Thailand
04 Dec 2019 at 14:11
New President for Henkel in Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand – Henkel has appointed Andrianto Jayapurna as President of Henkel (Thailand) Ltd, effective from November 2019, to oversee the company’s businesses and operations locally.
04 Dec 2019 at 13:49
Speaker Chuan to be investigated for partiality in ordering recount
The Future Forward Party has asked the House committee on corruption suppression to investigate House Speaker Chuan Leekpai for alleged partiality in ordering a vote recount in parliament.
04 Dec 2019 at 15:48
Poor grades for Thai students in PISA tests
Thai students are consistently performing below the international average in core subjects, according to the results of the international 2018 PISA examinations.
04 Dec 2019 at 14:15
Ferrari wrecked in Samut Prakan crash
SAMUT PRAKAN: A 36-year-old beverage manufacturer and car racer and his actress passenger were injured when his Ferrari hit a concrete barrier on a road in Muang district early on Wednesday morning.
04 Dec 2019 at 10:56
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