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    Governor rehearses sacred water rite

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 05/04/2019

    » Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang on Thursday led a rehearsal procession as he collected sacred water from the Grand Palace, which will be used in the coronation ceremony of His Majesty the King.


    EC has no vision

    News, Postbag, Published on 28/03/2019

    » A conscientious Election Commission would have counted the 1,500 ballots from New Zealand that arrived at their precincts after ballot counting had begun.True, the law allows for them to not be counted, but a duty-bound, proactive EC would have noted that the ballots' delay was not any fault of the voters, nor had they been tampered with en route.


    Where royal souls reside

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 21/12/2017

    » Apart from Wat Bowon Niwet, which is King Bhumibol Adulyadej's symbolic temple, Wat Ratchabophit on Ratchabophit Road is one of only two temples that enshrine his ashes. Since Nov 7, when the temple started permitting the general public to pay respects to the royal remains, many have flocked there for this purpose.


    NOB transfer harms govt anti-graft drive

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 11/09/2017

    » Pol Lt Col Pongporn Pramsaneh has been widely recognised as an honest and straightforward officer in the Department of Special Investigation – a rare breed in the police force. It explains why he was ordered shifted from the DSI's head of the Tax Litigation Office to lead the National Office of Buddhism (NOB) on Feb 25 by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to do an unenviable mission. His task was to clean up the mess concerning the misappropriation of government funds for the renovation of temples and for schools on temple grounds.


    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 14/04/2018

    » 1. There's fun for the whole family this Songkran at Megabangna's Mega Splash ... Mega Lanna Happiness. The mall will turn into the ancient Kingdom of Lanna and will be extravagantly decorated with flags and lanterns. Activities at the Sook Jai Zone will feature Lanna-style performances such as Jeng dance, a northern elegant but exhilarating dance that has roots in martial arts. At the Sard Sanook Zone, splash away all the heat at the mobile water park, which will be equipped with a giant water slide and water tunnel. For some retro fun, there will also be a traditional temple fair, with all its old-fashioned ice pops, sugar candy sculptures, shooting galleries and dunk tank girls. Celebrate the festivities at Megabangna from 10am-7pm until tomorrow.

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    2,000 troops for King's coronation

    News, Published on 23/02/2019

    » The army want 2,000 military personnel with high levels of physical fitness and good behavioural records to march in three traditional processions during His Majesty the King's coronation ceremonies in May.

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    Holy war of words at Wat Suthat as curses invoked

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 10/06/2017

    » After numerous failed attempts to keep Wat Suthat Thepwararam free of stray dogs and cats the temple has ignited a firestorm on social media with its latest "solution" -- keeping them out with the invocation of curses against those who ditch or feed the animals.

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    Hail pummels 2,000 homes in Northeast

    News, Yuttapong Kumnodnae, Published on 27/02/2019

    » Udon Thani: Powerful hail storms have damaged more than 2,000 houses in two northeastern provinces of Udon Thani and Nong Khai, wreaking widespread havoc and forcing officials to set up a disaster response centre at a heavily riddled pavilion.

  • NEWS

    Monk's funeral draws thousands

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 28/01/2019

    » Tens of thousands of people flocked to Khon Kaen Sunday to pay their last respects to the revered abbot Luang Phor Koon Parisutho ahead of a royally sponsored cremation at the Buddhamonthon in Muang district tomorrow where an even bigger crowd is expected.

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    US professor recounts uneasy meeting with Dhammakaya heads

    News, Published on 26/02/2017

    » Stephen B Young, an American professor who discovered the Ban Chiang archaeological site in Udon Thani province's Nong Han district over 50 years ago, was in the news again this week when he revealed to Thai authorities his impression of Wat Phra Dhammakaya when he met its leaders in 2011.

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