Bali seeks new kind of tourist after kicking out 136 unruly visitors this year
Indonesia’s paradise island teeming with beaches and lush rice fields wants to refocus its tourism away from guests who tend to misbehave and instead lure talented nomads, retirees and health buffs.
Thai driver, 13 illegal migrants arrested in Songkhla
SONGKHLA: A driver arrested along with 13 illegal migrants from Myanmar in Rattaphum district of this southern province on Thursday admitted the financial reward drove him to take the job – even though he had been arrested for the same offence three times before.
Heat waves spark surge in demand for air-con parts
Thailand's exports of air-conditioner components to the US surged in the first quarter, driven by rising demand caused by an increase in heat waves.
Smoke from Canadian wildfires cloaks eastern US with haze
WASHINGTON: Smoke from Canadian wildfires shrouded US cities in a noxious haze again Thursday, delaying flights and disrupting outdoor events in what President Joe Biden called a "stark reminder" of climate change.
Rice Dept in Move Forward Party's crosshairs
The Move Forward Party (MFP) has launched its own investigation into claims of irregular spending for an event organised by the Department of Rice, saying state officials should be warned that the incoming government will not tolerate corruption in office.
Calls for reforms to retain Thai nurses
Around 10,000 new nurses graduate annually, yet up to 7,000 quit Thai state-run hospitals each year due to excessive workloads and inadequate pay for overtime, according to the nurses' union and Nurses Connect.
Trump says has been indicted in classified documents probe
WASHINGTON: Donald Trump said Thursday he has been indicted over his handling of classified documents after leaving office, the former US president's most serious legal threat yet as a firestorm of criminal investigations imperil his bid for a second White House term.
Meddling claim sparks excise probe
The Excise Department has come under fire after it was claimed that one of its high-ranking officials attempted to persuade the police to release a truck which had been seized for carrying 15,000 litres of smuggled oil.
Most staff willing to seek new pastures
Almost 90% of employees in Thailand are willing to look for new job opportunities despite the worsening global economic outlook.
DLT targets licence vendors
The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has lodged complaints with the police after an elected MP from the Move Forward Party (MFP) revealed the names of people selling driver's licences illegally.
40 police transferred over 'bribe stickers'
About 40 highway police allegedly involved in a scheme to take kickbacks from illegally overloaded trucks by issuing so-called "bribe stickers" will be transferred to inactive posts.
Suspicion over police promotion
The quick rise of a former beauty pageant contestant, who went from a police lance corporal to a police captain in less than two years, has raised suspicion over whether the promotion is evidence of patronage in the police force.
Touting an independent South 'not allowed'
Security agencies are considering legal action against a group of activists promoting the separation of the predominantly Muslim southern border provinces from Thailand.
Pheu Thai goes after accuser from UTN
The Pheu Thai Party (PTP) on Thursday vowed to pursue legal action against Sonthiya Sawasdee, a member of the United Thai Nation (UTN) Party who it said filed a false petition with the Election Commission (EC) accusing Pheu Thai of cheating voters with its 10,000-baht digital handout campaign promise.
EPG revenue set to grow by 10% on overseas orders
Eastern Polymer Group Plc (EPG), a Thai plastic moulder, expects revenue to grow by 10% to more than 13.3 billion baht in fiscal 2023-24, thanks to higher purchase orders from abroad.
Kunlavut's dream is on as Supanida surprises Marin
Kunlavut Vitidsarn kept alive his bid for back-to-back titles after reaching the quarter-finals of the US750,000 Singapore Open on Thursday.
Poll results 'in mid-July'
A vote recount won't affect the deadline for the Election Commission to endorse the election results in mid-July, according to Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam on Thursday.
Car show unfazed over new lending law
A new law to ensure supervision of auto hire-purchase and leasing of cars and motorcycles should not affect the Thai automotive industry.
Petsukumvit seeks fourth straight win on ONE stage
Lumpinee Boxing Stadium is hosting a ONE Championship double header this week.
Messi Mania sets off social media, ticketing boom
MIAMI - Lionel Messi has yet to put pen to paper on his impending deal with Inter Miami but already massive interest in the Argentine's move is driving huge numbers in social media, ticket sales and more.