The Bangkok Post (technically it is Reuters): Communist Laos has issued a decree outlawing online criticism of policies of the ruling party or government, state media reported, the latest Southeast Asian country to enact strict internet controls. According to legislation approved by Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong last week, web users will face criminal action for Read more...
The 11th international arm wrestling championship was held at the Royal Garden Plaza, presided over by Robert Collins, senior vice president of Minor International, and Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh. There was a lot of local and international interest with more than 100 beefy characters entering the lists, both Thais and farang. There were three [...] Read more...
In celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s birthday, Chonburi Vice Governor Chaowalit Saeng-uthai presided over an event at the Million Years Stone Park and Pattaya Crocodile Farm to give 17 buffaloes to local farmers. The total value of the animals was 900,000 baht and the donation reflected the importance of buffaloes in the agricultural community, [...] Read more...
Asia Books Company is offering bonuses to book purchasers in celebrating its 45-year history in Thailand. With every 1,000 baht purchase of books and products included in the scheme, a voucher worth up to 500 baht can be obtained. There are further details on www.asiabooks.com or on Asia Books’ Facebook and Instagram accounts. The special [...] Read more...
Held at the Dusit Thani Pattaya hotel, the 2014 Bartender Isan Classic was presided over by Wittaya Kunplome, president of the Chonburi Provincial Administrative Organization. Winners included Dararai Samramsuk from Long Beach Garden Hotel (Classic Contest), Dusit Thani Pattaya team (Miss Bartender), Orananong Sawangsaeng from The Zign (Flair Bartender). There were also competitions for wedding [...] Read more...