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And it’s done: Thai parliament officially dissolves

20. March 2023

The Thai parliament on Monday afternoon was officially dissolved, paving the way for the country’s next general election to take place by mid-May.  At 3pm, the 25th House of Representatives in place since the 2019 election was dissolved by a decree published in the Royal Gazette. The parliament was originally slated to end Thursday, but… Les mer >>>

Nothing to worry about broken radioactive cylinder, Thai officials insist

20. March 2023

Thai health authorities said they are monitoring the health of residents in Prachinburi province after traces of radioactive material linked to a missing device were found at a smelting plant. The facility has been sealed off since yesterday after traces of radioactive Cesium-137 led a search team to search it. The cylinder had been missing… Les mer >>>

radioactive Cesium-137 material found in Prachinburi (Update)

20. March 2023

Radioactive materials from a missing cylinder containing dangerous levels of a nuclear isotope were discovered yesterday. Officials detected traces of radioactive Cesium-137 on Sunday at a smelting plant in Prachinburi’s Kabin Buri district, not far from the power plant where it had disappeared around one month ago. A search team detected the isotope while scanning… Les mer >>>

Missing: 1 highly radioactive cylinder misplaced by Thai power plant

16. March 2023

Weeks after an irradiated metal cylinder holding dangerous levels of a nuclear isotope went missing from a Thai power plant – which only reported its absence six days ago – the authorities have expanded the search. The National Power Plant 5A has offered a THB50,000 (US$1,450) bounty for anyone who helps find its errant canister… Les mer >>>

Thai parliament expected to dissolve today

20. March 2023

Thailand’s parliament is likely to be dissolved today after the prime minister said he requested the king do so by royal decree, an essential step in paving the way for the next general election.  Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha drafted the decree for royal endorsement on Friday. The dissolution of parliament however will be effective… Les mer >>>

2 died, 5 hospitalized after eating poisonous horseshoe crab in Trat

20. March 2023

Two people in the southeastern province of Trat have been confirmed dead while five others were hospitalized after eating lethally poisonous mangrove horseshoe crabs.  Health officials in Trat repeated warnings this morning for people to be careful before consuming horseshoe crabs, which are a staple. The mangrove variety is poisonous, however, and is blamed for… Les mer >>>

As Bangkok goes to pot, a new career blossoms: the budtender

17. March 2023

It was at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic that architect Visut Innadda was laid off by his firm along with hundreds of others. He says it was a wake-up call.  “People said that being an office employee is a stable job, but that’s not true,” Visut said. “I was presented with two choices: Find… Les mer >>>