New border post to help trade - or gamblers?
The new Golden Triangle permanent border checkpoint in Chiang Rai's Chiang Saen district - which has just been opened - is seen as having been established with political connections to benefit a large casino project on the Lao side.
Environmental activists have shrugged off Deputy Prime Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi's threat to arrest anyone who protests outside the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit in Chiang Mai.
Moderate quake felt in Chiang Rai
An earthquake of 5.4 magnitude struck Myanmar early Tuesday and could be felt across the border in at least three districts of Chiang Rai, the Meteorological Department's Seismological Bureau reported.
M 4.9, Myanmar
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Million methamphetamine pills seized at Thai-Myanmar border
The Thai authorities arrested drug smugglers and seized more than one million methamphetamine during the past three days as drug smuggling along the borders with neighbouring countries is on the rise, Deputy Premier Chalerm Yubamrung said on Thursday.
Huge drug haul after border clash
More than one million methamphetamine pills were seized after a clash between a drug suppression patrol of the Pha Muang Force and smugglers in Mae Chan district of Chiang Rai province last night, police said.