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Thailand upgraded to ‘Tier 2 watch list’

Thailand has been upgraded from Tier 3 to Tier 2 watch list in the 2016 report of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking...

Diesel price up 40 satang per litre

PTT and Bangchak Petroleum have announced the increase of the pump price of diesel by 40 satang to 25.09 baht per litre effective as...

Koh Samui municipality to use canvas to cover garbage

Faced with a mountain of accumulated garbage estimated at about 250,000 tonnes and a malfunctioned incinerator, Koh Samui municipality has come up with an...

Happy ending of hostage-taking drama in Chanthaburi’s Tesco Lotus

A hostage-taking drama took place at Tesco Lotus modern trade store in Chanthaburi Thursday morning when an apparently desperate woman pointed a knife at...

A look at wildfires burning across the US West

A look at wildfires burning in the West and the aftermath of earlier blazes: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Authorities planned autopsies on two charred bodies found 45 miles...

Heart to Heart with Hillary

Look for the oldies

Dear Hillary, There appears to be a misconception that anybody marrying a Thai is doomed to have a cheater. Doesn’t matter how many years they...

Bob’s your uncle

Dear Hillary, It amuses me when I read some of the letters that men send to you complaining about how the bar girls that move...

The parting gift

Dear Hillary, After saving for three years, I have been on an extended holiday here in Thailand for the past six weeks and will be...

The B.S. Duck test explained

Dear Hillary, Are some of your writers real? They come up with amazing facts like there are old foreign males walking around Pattaya with young...

Mail Bag

Whose palms got greased?

Editor; Re: Bali Hai Plaza ordered demolished for encroachment (PM June 24, 2016) - Pattaya Mail could save a lot of time and money by...

Run in with Facebook

Dear editor; I have recently got married and we posted that on our Facebook. I also posted a video of us kissing to celebrate our...

Thailand needs to catch up

Editor; Re: Thailand falls to 49th on World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking (PM June 20, 2016) - I object in a way to...

Obligation to serve public service

Editor; Re: The “greatest” dodged the draft (PM Mailbag June 10, 2016) - Cassius Clay did not “dodge the draft.” When it was obvious that...

Sports

Portugal leaves it late again to beat Poland on penalties

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Portugal likes to leave it late at this European Championship, whether Cristiano Ronaldo is having a good game or not. The...

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Seagull masala? Bird falls in vat of curry, turns orange

London (AP) - Officials at a wildlife hospital say a seagull turned bright orange after falling into a vat of chicken tikka masala in...

Forbes: Former richest self-made US woman now worth nothing

New York (AP) - Forbes has revised the net worth of the woman it crowned America’s richest self-made woman last year from $4.5 billion...