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2014-06-05 08:22:54

SUZHOU, China, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Suzhou has been conferred the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize, the third such winner following cities of Bilbao in Spain and New York in the United States. The biennial Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize is an international award established by the Singapore government to honor outstanding achievements and contributions that lead to the creation of livable, vibrant and sustainable urban communities around the world....

2010-11-19 03:30:00

BANGKOK, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Thai Prime Minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva, announced the plan for the exhibition--BOI Fair 2011: Going Green for the Future, stating that the BOI 2011 event was an important project in which the government and private sectors would cooperate to show the strength and potential of Thailand's industry. It will be held from 10 to 25 November 2011 at the Impact Exhibition and Convention Center at Muang Thong Thani. "Next year, 2011, will mark the completion of...

2009-01-16 14:45:31

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva was met Friday at the country's Teacher's Council by protesters performing a cursing ritual. About a dozen members of the Sanam Luang Democracy Group, an apparent splinter group of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship, roasted chilis and salt outside of the council's headquarters Friday, MCOT.net reported Friday. The protesters said they chose to perform the cursing ritual instead of throwing eggs at Abhisit because they feared the action...

2008-10-09 00:00:39

By Jaspal Singh IPOH: A 7-year-old boy who died after developing rashes on his palms, soles and mouth could be the first casualty of the hand, foot and mouth disease in Perak. Toh Guan Hee, of Taman Assamara in Pokok Assam, Taiping, had shown symptoms of the disease when he was admitted to Taiping Hospital on Monday morning. He died the same night. An 11-month-old infant from Aulong, Taiping, has also been admitted to the same hospital yesterday morning with similar symptoms. State...

2008-10-08 09:00:31

Singapore Changi Airport to be wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek SINGAPORE, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Singapore's operator of Changi Airport will be split into two entities by July next year -- an airport company under state investment firm Temasek Holdings and a regulatory unit that take on strategic and regulatory functions. The new airport company will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, and take on the operational functions of managing Changi Airport and investments in...

2008-10-08 00:00:17

KUALA LUMPUR: Traditional and complementary medicine (TCM) practitioners will soon be able to register online with the Health Ministry through e-Pengamal, a free voluntary registration system. Minister Datuk Liow Tiong Lai said the system would be available from next month ahead of the mandatory registration of TCM practitioners under the Traditional and Complementary Healthcare Practices Act. The Act aims to regulate TCM practitioners such as sinseh and dukun by validating their...

2008-09-27 06:00:18

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper The Nation website on 27 September [Unattributed report from the "Headlines" page: "Supporters and protesters welcome PM at Surat Thani"] Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat is greeted by supporters and protesters at Surat Thani Airport. Anti-government supporters at Surat Thani airport yelled at Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat who is on his way to visit his hometown in Nakhon Si Thammarat. "You are a traitor," a woman shouted as Somchai who is...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'