Here is a look at the top NATIONAL Thailand stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from the last week, Monday, January 8th, to Sunday, January 14th, 2024.
They are not in any particular level of importance but are listed in the order of date of publication.
- Dr. Cholnan Srikaew, the Thai Minister of Public Health, forwarded a Marijuana Bill for Cabinet consideration, emphasizing its focus on medicinal use only.
The Thai cannabis industry and pro-cannabis activists are not happy with the bill and as a result it has been entered for public feedback and suggested changes through January 23rd with the Public Health Minister stressing the bill isn’t final yet and still only a draft.
This major accident caused significant discussion online around how to make the roads safer in Thailand.
Police apprehended a 35-year-old man, only identified as Waroot. He reportedly behaved erratically, shouting and speaking incoherently. Waroot has been found to have down syndrome and was a relative of those killed. It’s unclear, however, why he allegedly did so.
4. Prof. Pimol Srivikorn, the Advisor to the Prime Minister and the president of the Taekwondo Association of Thailand, publicly revealed after the 1st meeting of the Sport Industry Subcommittee regarding an extension visa for foreigners studying Muay Thai to stay in Thailand from 60 to 90 days.
This news is sure to excite Muay Thai students everywhere in Thailand.
5. Satun local media reported an accident on Children’s Day in the Kuan Don Subdistrict in which officials were performing a show using a natural disaster rescue vehicle. A malfunction on a part of the rescue vehicle caused 44 children to suffer mostly minor injuries.
The accident caused the Governor of Satun to ban any large rescue vehicles from being used for demonstrations for children for future Children’s Days.