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  • THAILAND

    Community Forest Bill passes NLA

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 18/02/2019

    » The long-awaited Community Forest Bill has finally been approved by the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), putting an end to campaigns by environmentalists and villagers -- dating back almost three decades -- to have more say in the designation of green areas.

  • THAILAND

    9 officials probed for land sale collusion

    News, Prasit Tangprasert, Published on 15/05/2015

    » The Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) has set up a panel to probe nine officials suspected of colluding to issue illegal land documents to a state official accused of unlawful land acquisition near Khao Yai National Park in Nakhon Ratchasima, a PACC source said.

  • LIFE

    Xerophytes win water fights

    B Magazine, Normita Thongtham, Published on 22/05/2016

    » May is almost at an end. Usually around this time, our friends Bantherng and his wife Phen are busy harvesting lychee in their orchard in Phetchabun. This year, however, not one of their more than 100 trees bore fruit. In fact, not one lychee tree in their district of Nam Nao, some 40km from Nam Nao National Park, had fruit this year.

  • THAILAND

    Final days for Ban Pa Ngam resort

    Manit Sanubboon, Published on 18/06/2014

    » Tab Lan National Park officials have put up a demolition notice at the popular Ban Pa Ngam resort in Prachin Buri's Nadee district which is due to be demolished by August after the Supreme Court found it had encroached on park land.

  • THAILAND

    Three options mulled for sick dugong Marium

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 13/08/2019

    » Marium the baby dugong has developed a serious illness after being attacked by an adult dugong in the Andaman Sea.

  • THAILAND

    34th ASEAN Summit Marks a Milestone

    Published on 26/07/2019

    » Nowhere else on earth could shadow puppets, Khon, Chinese opera, contemporary dance with Hanuman riding a Segway with an Ipad in his hand, be so harmoniously combined together in one single performance than a show presented in an ASEAN Member State. That was how “Vivid ASEAN,” one of the key performances at the Opening Ceremony of the 34th ASEAN Summit held during June 22-23, 2019 in Bangkok, was presented.

  • THAILAND

    Sergeant faces four charges for cat slaying

    News, Published on 12/07/2019

    » An army sergeant, who sparked a social media furore for killing a protected leopard cat in Chiang Mai, faces four criminal charges, including poaching and using an unlicensed gun.

  • BUSINESS

    Brand loyalty

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 08/07/2019

    » Having worked in the hospitality industry for 35 years and solely with Hilton, Paul Hutton has a lot of lasting memories of his time with one of the world's largest hotel chains, which celebrated its 100th anniversary on May 31. For a start, his three daughters are a constant reminder of his globetrotting career.

  • EASY NEWS

    Away from home

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 18/01/2011

    » Mae Mali and her young offspring Thong Daeng are frequent visitors to the Toscana Valley resort near Khao Yai National Park.

  • LIFE

    The plight of the stateless

    Life, Published on 14/08/2018

    » Thanom's ancestors lived in what was Siamese territory, near Bang Saphan district in Prachuap Khiri Khan, over a century ago. Back then Burma, to the west, was a British colony and people who lived along the border crossed back and forth without much difficulty. When state boundaries were redrawn during the reign of King Rama V, his family was stuck on the other side. As a young man Thanom was a cattle herder, and he travelled around Karen villages to buy cattle and buffaloes and crossed over to sell them on the Thai side. When he started this job, a cow was just 20 baht and a buffalo was 50 baht.

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