3 young men are being summonsed in connection with the assault of Nopparat Boonrat, a world-renowned dancer and Buri Ram native. Buri Ram is a north eastern province. The men, aged 20-23, whose names have been withheld at this stage, are accused of severely injuring Nopparat last Wednesday night at a restaurant in Lahan Sai district in this northeastern province. Police say 2 of the 3 suspects were just released from jail after committing drug offenses when they joined a group of men in attacking the man while he was eating at the restaurant with his elder brother. He was reportedly kicked, punched and hit in the head many times with bottles and a chair, leaving his skull cracked. Nopparat was admitted to Buri Ram Hospital, where he underwent brain scans. Doctors say he was able to speak and eat but was suffering from a ‘bad headache’. His mother, 40 year old Kanchana Puwonpa, told police that Nopparat returned from Bangkok to visit his family and she did not know why he was ... » Learn More about 3 people summonsed after allegedly attacking world-renowned Buri Ram dancer
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Environmental groups incensed at Japan’s decision to release more than a million tons of contaminated water from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean are accusing the government of downplaying the true scale of the danger the water poses to human health. After a cabinet meeting in Tokyo on Tuesday morning, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced that, “Disposing of the treated waters is an unavoidable issue for decommissioning the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant.” He said the water would be released into the Pacific “while ensuring that safety standards are cleared by a wide margin and firm steps are taken to prevent reputational damage” to the local fisheries industry. Fishermen are deeply unhappy with the decision, which they have long opposed on the grounds that it will decimate an industry already struggling to overcome perceptions that their catches have not been not safe for human consumption since the 2011 tsunami and earthquake that prompted a meltdown at ... » Learn More about Is Japan downplaying the danger Fukushima water poses to human health?
Every kiasu parent wants their kid to be a cut above the rest. That's why we've got parents who pay through their nose to send their children for sailing lessons, horse riding training and latin dancing classes on top of their GEP preparation lessons and of course tuition in every subject. But then you realise that there's a significant number of Singaporean kids who lack basic skills like swimming and cycling, who have never read a book for leisure and who have zero social skills. Instead of spending their money to send their kids to fancy extra curricular activities they themselves couldn't afford when they were young, Singaporean parents might want to consider instilling in their offspring the following skills, none of which cost much money to acquire. Swimming Every now and then, you read a tragic news report declaring that some poor child has drowned in their condo's swimming pool. Sure, people are quick to point fingers at the fact that parents outsource childcare ... » Learn More about 3 essential skills Singaporean parents should help their kids attain