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Fake products smashed by Thai Deputy Finance Minister

Pirated goods valued at nearly 50 million Baht were destroyed in an operation watched over by senior officials of the Thai Finance Ministry and Customs Department.

Last Wednesday Pradit Pattaraprasit, the deputy finance minister, presided over the destruction of counterfeit DVD movies, perfume, and copy designer clothing and accessories which had been seized in a series of raids by authorities in southern Thailand.

The action was part of Thailand’s ongoing fight against breaches of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) laws. After the goods had been bulldozed Minister Pradit said that the act indicated the country’s commitment to suppressing IPR infringements.

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Travel direct to Krabi, tourists warned

TOURISTS are warned to avoid Bangkok and travel straight to Krabi after a state of emergency was declared in the Thai capital. Continue reading →

Tourism agents hit back at protests

TOURISM officials from Krabi will join others from 24 Thai regions tomorrow in a show of unity against the political conflict which is strangling the country’s economy. Continue reading →

Trouble flares as Thaksin assets seized

Former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has had more than half his 76.6 billion baht of frozen assets seized as angry red shirt supporters ran amok and torched a building in protest. Continue reading →

New MiFi platform launched in Thailand

TELECOMS giant Novatel has announced the launching of a new intelligent mobile internet hotspot. Continue reading →

13th fun regatta underway at Phang Nga Bay

THE Phang Nga Bay Regatta will commence with a fleet of 50 yachts setting sail in picturesque southern Thailand. Continue reading →

Bangkok Airways to resume cancelled routes

BANGKOK Airways has announced that it will recommence some services after the closure of routes in recent months due to the global economic crisis. Continue reading →

Tour scam victims get refund

VICTIMS of an elaborate scam who paid more than 1.5 million baht at a government fair for a tour package that never existed will get their money back.

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3,000 red shirts to rally at councillor’s home

A LOCAL red-shirt leader in Udon Thani vowed on Friday to lead 3,000 demonstrators in a red shirt rally to the holiday home of privy councillor Surayud Chulanont on Monday. Continue reading →

No 3G for visitors this year

Travellers hoping to disembark at Krabi airport and immediately get online with their smart phones will be disappointed to learn that 3G mobile technology has yet to be rolled out in Thailand. Thus, searching for travel information and making bookings while on the move won’t be available this time around. The best that iphone and other  phone owners can hope for is wifi access in their hotels. Continue reading →

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