News from Thailand

Follow the latest news and headlines from Thailand on Udon news. In order to provide our visitors a fast and easy overview of what's happening in Thailand, we take the headlines and the news of the English portals and show a brief extract. The full story from the original source can be accessed by clicking on the link below the extract.

News for Monday, 17 December 2018

Thailand eyes lifelong learning push

17 December 2018 - 10:00 am

Thailand needs to make lifelong learning a national imperative to build a competitive workforce for the so-called disruptive era, as the formal education system can no longer "future-proof" degrees for the jobs of tomorrow, according to the South East Asia Centre (SEAC).

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The Hangover - Pattaya

17 December 2018 - 09:59 am

A British man has made an official complaint to police in Pattaya that 1,000 pounds sterling in cash and a diamond ornament worth 100,000 baht were stolen from his room yesterday. The 56 year old British man, whose name has been withheld, told police he met two young Thai women not far from his home in Chon Buri's Banglamung district at about 2.30am (Saturday morning).

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Ballot issues to dominate EC meeting

17 December 2018 - 09:57 am

Electronic campaigning, election campaign spending, and prohibitions on campaign materials are expected to top the agenda of a meeting between the Election Commission (EC) and political parties this week. The poll agency is preparing to quiz parties on a number of issues when they meet on Wednesday as it hopes to improve regulations governing the election campaign.

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FFP targets power rejig, graft, military

17 December 2018 - 09:56 am

The Future Forward Party (FFP) has unveiled its election campaign policies targeting power decentralisation, flushing out corruption and downsizing the military. At a press conference in Bangkok on Sunday, the party laid out the principal issues it plans to tackle. At the top of agenda are stopping power centralisation, promoting equality through comprehensive welfare programmes and reforming education.

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UK backpacker needs 1.5 million baht for hospital bills and to fly home

17 December 2018 - 09:55 am

24 year old Sophie Wilson, who has broken her neck in an accident, remains in a Chiang Mai hospital and has to pay £60,000 for hospital bills and to fly back to the UK. reports that Sophie was injured after diving into a swimming pool and misjudging the depth. She was fished out of the water on December 1 by a fellow traveller.

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Border cops in tourism deal

17 December 2018 - 09:53 am

The Thai Border Patrol Police force has reached an agreement with its Myanmar counterpart to turn parts of the western forest in Kanchanaburi's Thong Pha Phum district into a new tourist attraction. The agreement was reached at last week's meeting between Pol Lt Gen Somphong Shinduang, chief of the Border Patrol Police, and Lt Col Tun Tun Win, head of Myanmar's military force stationed at the Thai-Myanmar border opposite Thong Pha Phum district.

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Senate contest starts slowly

17 December 2018 - 09:52 am

The first round of Senate selections proceeded quietly across the country yesterday with several candidates progressing through to the next round unopposed. A total of 7,215 people applied to compete in the contest in which the intra-group voting is taking place at three levels: district, provincial and finally national level on Jan 2.

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Sedan careers into family food shop in Tak

17 December 2018 - 09:50 am

A couple running a roadside family food shop in Tak's Mae Sot district have been injured following a car making an unexpected 'drive thru' attempt. Tak is on Thailand's western border with Myanmar. The incident occurred last night when a car driven by a Burmese man slammed into it.

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Weekend deluges flood South

17 December 2018 - 09:49 am

Some provinces in the South were affected Sunday by flooding triggered by torrential rain that erupted in the region over the weekend. The Meteorological Department also warned of more torrential rain in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, Trang and Satun today.

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News for Sunday, 16 December 2018

Weather forecast for 17 December 2018

16 December 2018 - 12:58 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 17 December 2018 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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