Thailand News Summary for Tuesday 4 June 2013

Thailand News Summary for Tuesday 4 June 2013

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All the latest news from Bangkok and Thailand for today and what’s on this week can be found on RichardBarrow.com updated throughout the day and also on Twitter @RichardBarrow

LIVE UPDATES FROM TUESDAY

  • Bomb ambush at Piyaram Buddhist temple in Yaring, Pattani, wounding 4 military rangers in teacher protection unit (MCOT)
  • CNN: Smugglers drive Thailand’s grim trade in dog meat http://buff.ly/11hnnDj 
  • Thai Protesters Latest to Don ‘Guy Fawkes’ Masks – Voice of America http://buff.ly/18Oh5my 
  • Thuggish Phuket taxis targeted after 12 hotels complain http://buff.ly/14pWzSi 
  • Tiger Kingdom Tourist Attraction Set to Roar on Phuket http://buff.ly/14pWv4S 
  • Free Donuts on National Donut Day on 7 June http://buff.ly/11hnZJ3
  • Lese majeste abused, press chief claims (Bangkok Post) http://buff.ly/13BmYxy
  • Your guide to Green Buzz in Bangkok can be found at @urbangreenscene & on their website www.theurbangreenscene.com
  • Due to traffic congestion in Bangkok more people are using bicycles instead of their cars (Bangkok Post) http://buff.ly/10N4pYO
  • Dog saves baby from Thailand roadside garbage dump http://buff.ly/16FSxfu
  • New movies at the Thai Box Office: Now You See Me (฿35M), The Hangover Part III (5.7M), Jurassic Park 3D (฿2.7M) & ยังบาว เดอะมูฟวี่ (฿2.3M)
  • Fast & Furious 6 was the box office champ in #Thailand over the weekend (Thu-Sun) making ฿38 Million, bringing total to ฿180 Million.
  • Thai woman Horrified To See Her Photos In Online Prostitution Ad (Khao Sod) http://buff.ly/10VoR6q 
  • Press launch of Microsoft Surface tomorrow afternoon at Terminal 21
  • The Silent Prince opera is on 8-9 June 2013 in #Bangkok http://buff.ly/133kDLg 
  • The first Bangkok Farmers Night Market will take place on Fri 21 June from 5pm to midnight at the Renaissance Ratchaprasong Hotel
  • Bomb ambush in 2 locations in Narathiwat’s Sukhirin, wounding 3; bomb attack on car of Pattani’s Yarang district chief misses target (MCOT)

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MORNING NEWSPAPERS:

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WEATHER FOR THAILAND for TODAY:

  • The strong southwest monsoon covers the Andaman Sea, Thailand and the Gulf of Thailand leading to torrential rainfalls and isolated heavy rain overall country especially in the western portion. The stronger wind waves in the Andaman Sea are likely to be about 2 meters high. All ships should proceed with caution during 4-6 June. [MORE]
  • Weather for Bangkok: Scattered thundershowers mostly in the western areas. Temperature 25-36 °C. Southwesterly winds 15-30 km/hr. [Live Rain Radar]

EVENTS COMING SOON IN BANGKOK AND THAILAND:

  • The next Bangkok Farmers Market is on Saturday 8 June 2013 http://buff.ly/16DrRw9
  • The rally against “Formula 1 Race in Bangkok” will take place at the Democracy Monument on Saturday from 4pm. They will parade on bicycles.
  • Phi Ta Khon Ghost Mask Festival in Loei Confirmed for 10-12 July 2013 http://buff.ly/111xxel
  • Anantara Announces Dates of Elephant Polo Tournament http://buff.ly/17Yy2dz
  • Siam Tulip Festival (เทศกาลท่องเที่ยวดอกกระเจียว) in Chaiyaphum from 9 June-31 August

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