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Thai-Belgian bridge to be closed up to 45 days

The Thai-Belgian bridge on Rama IV Road in Pathumwan district will be closed for 30-45 days after its steel structure was distorted by a fire that broke out from garbage bins stored underneath on Tuesday morning, concerned officials said.

Posted on 28 February 2017 | 3:16 am

Runway maintenance to cut Suvarnabhumi's capacity

Airline schedules will be affected at Suvarnabhumi airport, with fewer flights per hour, during two-months of maintenance and repairs to the takeoff runway and taxiway starting this Friday, the airport's general manager has confirmed.

Posted on 28 February 2017 | 12:34 am

Trump's Navy secretary pick drops out

President Trump is looking for another Navy secretary nominee, after Philip Bilden withdrew his name for consideration Sunday. It's the second time a nominee to lead one of the armed services has bowed out. - REUTERS

Posted on 27 February 2017 | 7:32 pm

Haitians hope to dance to a different tune, starting with Carnival

Four months after Hurricane Matthew devastated southern Haiti, residents say they hope a colorful carnival will bring back tourism and give their economy a much needed boost. - REUTERS

Posted on 27 February 2017 | 7:28 pm

Carriers gird for runway resurfacing

Airlines are gearing up to deal with unpleasant effects arising from the partial closure of a runway at Suvarnabhumi airport for repairs.

Posted on 27 February 2017 | 6:28 pm

CSD targets spirit medium cons

The Crime Suppression Division (CSD) has vowed to clamp down on people organising superstitious activities duping unsuspecting customers nationwide.

Posted on 27 February 2017 | 5:30 pm

New State Railway head clarifies board dismissal

A "thorough check" into the bidding contracts for the five double-track railway projects led to delays in the project, which spurred the recent board sacking, says the State Railway of Thailand's (SRT) acting governor Anon Lueagboribun.

Posted on 27 February 2017 | 5:00 pm

Cracks widen as govt goes to S44 extremes

When Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha invoked Section 44 of the interim charter which gives him absolute power over the legislative, executive and judicial branch in late 2014, he promised to use it "constructively".

Posted on 27 February 2017 | 3:35 pm

Freedom of temple, religion must be assured

The cat and mouse game the government is playing with Phra Dhammajayo, the revered leader of Wat Phra Dhammakaya, and his disciples has become a stand-off that is further dividing the nation. There are lessons and implications that all Thais, Buddhist or not, need to think about.

Posted on 27 February 2017 | 3:30 pm

Failing the graft battle

From all evidence, corruption is flourishing at high levels, and for the corrupt, their crime pays, even when it is exposed. The country's top two graftbusters raised questions recently whether they deserve the description. The official anti-corruption agency operating under the constitution for 20 years admitted it is poorly organised. The unofficial but respected agency funded by Big Business...

Posted on 27 February 2017 | 3:20 pm


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