Chiangrai Times

River Turns Red in Shan State, Burmese Blame Factories in China

“We have never seen water color changes like this before. This is the first time I have ever seen the water red. We don’t know what China has done!” Environmentalist have raised alarms in Myanmar after the water of the Shweli River separating China and the ...

Thailand's Election is a “Referendum on Democracy” as Voters Flock to Early Polls Voting

The contest broadly pits the party of junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led the 2014 coup when he was army chief, against populist parties loyal to ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and also parties opposed to extending military dominance in government. Keep reading ...

Chiang Rai’s Chiang Khong District Organizes Activity to Promote Mekong River Weed

Various agencies of the northernmost province of Chiang Rai have co-organized an activity to promote a northern delicacy at the Pracharat must-visit market in Chiang Khong district. The event featured the making of the world’s longest dried weed from the Mekong River. Keep reading ...

Vipaporn Pooritanasarn

River Barges Stranded as Mekong River Becomes to Low to Navigate

    More than 10 cargo boats have been grounded in the Mekong River near Chiang Rai after the river receded considerably in recent days, according to the provincial marine office and the Mekong Delta Travel Agency. Keep reading  ...

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China’s Stoppage of Water at Yunnan Dam Affecting Shipping on Mekong in Chiang Rai

China has stopped discharging water from Yunnan Dam into the Mekong River, affecting boat services on the Mekong River in Chiang Rai Province. The Mekong River which runs through China’s Yunnan province has seen a significant drop in water levels in many areas after Yunnan ...

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Criminal Defamation Case Against British BBC Journalist Withdrawn

A lawyer has withdrawn a criminal defamation case against a British BBC journalist involving a report on foreigners being defrauded of property, the BBC reports. The case against Jonathan Head, BBC’s Southeast Asia correspondent, began Wednesday. “The plaintiff has withdrawn his case against BBC journalist ...

Thailand issues malaria warning during peak tourist season

Thailand’s disease control department on December 8 issued a warning for malaria for those planning to take trips or camp out in the country’s forests during the current peak tourist season. “Malaria-carrying mosquitoes are commonly found in forests bordering Myanmar, particularly in Kanchanaburi province”, Dr Vichan ...

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