Last update: 2016-12-06 11:41:45
- Five years jailterm for Sam Rainsy’s commune chief
Sam Rainsy Party’s commune chief Seang Chet was this morning sentenced to five years imprisonment by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for a plot to bribe the purported mistress of CNRP leader Kem Sokha, The Phnom Penh Post Online reported on Monday. Presiding judge Koa Vandy gave no details of the evidence against Chet, one... [full post]
- Floods claim 11 lives in South
It said floods have affected 157,580 families in 68 districts of 10 southern provinces of Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Krabi, Trang, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Yala, Pattani, and Narathiwat. The death toll broke down to two in Surat Thani, three in Nakhon Si Thammarat, two in Songkhla, two in Phatthalung, and two in Pattani. The... [full post]
- Ahok’s first trial hearing on Thursday
The first trial hearing of the blasphemy case against Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok”Tjahaja Punama is scheduled for Thursday, The Jakarta Post Online reported on Monday quoting a prosecutor. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the prosecutor said that a seven-page indictment would be read against Ahok. However, Jakarta Prosecutor’s Office spokesperson Waluyo said he could not... [full post]
- Bomb joke forces delay of Thai Lion Air’s flight in Hat Yai
The incident happened as Lion Air’s Flight SL703 was about to leave Hat Yai international airport for Don Mueang airport at 10.05am. A hostess alerted the pilot immediately after she heard a group of about six passengers talked about a bomb in the aircraft’s luggage compartment as an announcement was made in the plane asking... [full post]
- Nationwide ceremonies held today in remembrance of the late King’s 89th birthday anniversary
In Bangkok several thousands of government officials and members of the public arrived before dawn Monday at the Bhumibol Bridge 1 to take part in the ceremony to offer alms to 999 monks on the bridge to mark the beloved King’s 89 birthday anniversary. The Bhumibol Bridge, also known as the Industrial Ring Road Bridge... [full post]
- Anti-junta activist accused of defaming King Rama X freed
A provincial court has freed a leading member of an anti-junta activist group accused of lèse majesté for sharing a biography of the new King of Thailand published by the BBC Thai.
At 11:45 am on 4 December 2016, the Provincial Court of Khon Kaen granted 400,000 baht bail to Jatuphat Boonpattaraksa,... [full post]
- Dao Din declaration on the arrest of Jatupat Boonpattararaksa
Jarupat (Pai) Boonpattararaksa is a member of Dao Din and a person who habitually uses Facebook in accessing various kinds of information and news. He is no different than the rest of us who can access social media more easily than 7-Eleven. He is one of thousands of people who shared a news story... [full post]
- Anti-junta activist arrested for allegedly defaming King Rama X
The Thai police have arrested a leading member of an anti-junta activist group for sharing a biography of the new King of Thailand published by the BBC Thai.
At about 8: 45 am on 3 December 2016, police officers arrested Jatuphat Boonpattaraksa, aka. Pai Daodin, while he was participating in a rally... [full post]
- Court dismisses assassination of land rights defenderAn appeal court has refused to try the assassination case of a community rights defender killed earlier this year, ruling that the witnesses are unreliable despite being present at the crime scene.On 1 December 2016, the Surat Thani Appeal Court dismissed the assassination case of Chai Bunthonglek, a land rights activist who... [full post]
- New Computer Crimes Bill explained by infographicsThe junta’s lawmakers has proposed a new version of the controversial Computer Crimes Bill which will allow the authorities to block online content directly and pressure service providers to censor themselves.... [full post]
- Can Thailand tolerate more than one form of Buddhism?
Within Thailand’s overwhelmingly Buddhist population, the Dhammakaya version of Buddhism has amassed a huge following but also created enormous controversy, Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang writes.
- Thai court rules in favour of Somali refugee childA human rights organization admired Thailand for upholding principles to protect children fleeing from countries in conflict after a court ruled in favor of a Somali child who fled to Thailand illegally.
- New mining bill removes environmental protections: expert
Despite opposition from environmental activists and civil society groups, the junta’s lawmakers could soon pass a new Mining Bill to ease environmental regulations for mining businesses.
On 1 December 2016, the National Legislative Assembly will consider the new Mining Bill, which was proposed by the Ministry of Industry to replace the 1967 Mining Act and... [full post]
- Lawyers denied access to 3 Deep South bombing suspects
Thai police have denied lawyers from the Deep South access to three suspects arrested for an alleged Bangkok bombing plot.On 30 November 2016, police transferred three men suspected of being behind an alleged Bangkok bombing plot, from the Deep Southern province of Narathiwat to the Crime Suppression Division in Bangkok.... [full post]
- Say Hello to Thailand’s New Constitution. And Say Hello Again to Thailand’s Military Rule.
By all accounts, Thailand’s new constitution boosts the dominance of the military, threatening to institutionalize even further a culture of censorship and state control over the media.
- ‘This Is a 99.99 Percent Democracy’ and Other Orwellian Newspeak by Thailand's Junta
"The closer to the August referendum, the more intense intimidation gets."
- As Constitutional Referendum Nears, Thailand Intensifies Censorship
"If Thailand's military junta wants its referendum to be seen as credible, it must stop harassing journalists covering the campaign and let information flow freely to the public."
- The Lives of Migrant Workers in Thailand's ‘Little Burma’
“But we have no money and no home; how could we go back and survive?”
- Posting Photos of Red Bowls on Facebook Is Now Deemed Seditious by the Thai Junta
"The Thai junta’s fears of a red plastic bowl show its intolerance of dissent has reached the point of absolute absurdity."
- Thailand Stops Journalist From Attending World Press Freedom Day in Finland
"If junta thinks forbidding me to travel abroad would silence me then they're mistaken. I will continue to scrutinize and criticize them."
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- Nation Goes Black For Father’s Dayfull post]
- ‘Pedals’ the Bipedal Bear Killed by Hunterfull post]
- Flash Floods Kill 11 in South, Heavy Rain to Continue
- Graffiti Guru Alex Face Goes Gallery For ‘Alive’full post]
- Phuket pedals by the thousands in honour of late King Bhumibol
PHUKET: More than 3,000 people turned out to honour the late HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej yesterday (Dec 5), taking part in the Bike for Dad event from Nai Harn to Phuket Town.
- Phuket Opinion: No more beating about the bush
PHUKET: The Phuket News has long debated whether the “comments” section of its website should cease, and in recent months, due to the nature of the comments being made, turning the comment option off has been seriously considered.
- Cyclists set off from Phuket to Bangkok to honour the late HM King Bhumibol
PHUKET: Severe weather failed to prevent 40 Phuketians from cycling to the capital to honour the late HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
- Weather warning issued for Phuket
PHUKET: The Thailand Meteorological Department (TMD) has issued a severe weather alert from today through to Monday (December 5) for multiple provinces across Southern Thailand, including Phuket.
- Water shut-offs to hit key areas in Kathu
PHUKET: The Phuket Waterworks Authority (PWA) has announced that water supply will be shut off on Wednesday next week (Dec 7) while repairs are carried out to mains pipes in specific areas.
- Florida man taken into custody in Bangkok for 2013 Phuket kidnapping charge
PHUKET: A Florida man was taken into custody upon his arrival in Bangkok today (Dec 2) after being extradited from the US on charges issued in Phuket back in 2014 for the kidnapping of a fellow American in 2013.
- Son did not attack elderly woman who attempted to jump from Phuket bridge, confirmed
PHUKET: The elderly woman who was talked down from jumping from a bridge in Phuket Town on November 24 was not attacked by her son as earlier suspected, she is actually suffering the early stages of Alzheimer, a staffer at the Phuket Protection Center for the Destitute has confirmed.
- Brace for influx, Thai Immigration boss tells Phuket officers
PHUKET: The chief of the Immigration Bureau for Thailand, Pol Maj Gen Nathathorn Prousoontorn, yesterday arrived in Phuket and urged officials to prepare for a busy influx of tourists over the coming months.
- PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: It's Official: Thailand has a new King! || December 2
PHUKET XTRA - December 2 Thailand’s new King! Fugitive monk saga continues, parking ticket turns to defamation charge, rising rate of AIDS among teens, Kamala steel rods, and the “last dugong” in the Gulf dies.
- Tourist visa fees discounted, waived for all countries
PHUKET: The Thai Government has waived for three months the B1,000 fee for single-entry tourist visas for tourists from all countries – not just the 19 countries as announced by Cabinet last month.
- Phuket to observe late King’s Birthday Anniversary
PHUKET: Many people will get to enjoy a three day weekend starting tomorrow as the nation observes December 5 as the Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
- Accident at Heroines Monument leaves Phuket traffic cop in ICU
PHUKET: A traffic police officer from the Phuket City Police is currently in ICU at Vachira Phuket Hospital after crashing his car into chain barriers circling Heroines Monument last night (Dec 1).
- Tirade of abuse at Phuket Traffic Police earns defamation charge
PHUKET: A motorist in Phuket Town who railed against a traffic police officer for issuing him a parking ticket because the man had blocked a driveway in a red-and-white zone now faces a defamation charge for a tirade he later posted on Facebook.
- Police hunt Thai woman accused of stealing B130,000 from Phuket tourist
PHUKET: Patong Police are currently looking for a woman, believed to be Thai, who is alleged to have stolen more than B130,000 from a Canadian tourist when spending time with him in his hotel room.
- Two arrested for snatch and grab theft in Phuket
PHUKET: Two Thai men were arrested last night (Nov 30) for a snatch and grab theft in Patong which left three people, including two Chinese tourists, injured.
- Seven rusty steel rods removed from Phuket beach
PHUKET: Official from Kamala Tambon Administration Office (OrBorTor) have confirmed that they have removed seven rusty steel rods that were buried in the sand at Kamala Beach.
- Bus driver did not flee scene of fatal crash, he hid for fear of being lynched, say police
PHUKET: An officer from Thalang Police Station has told The Phuket News that the bus driver who was believed to have fled the scene of a fatal accident that left the driver of a motorbike dead last Saturday night (Nov 26) had not in fact fled, he had actually hidden in an area close to... [full post]
- Thai Airways flight grounded after engine ‘bangs’ during Phuket takeoff
PHUKET: Thai Airways has refused to comment on a flight from Phuket to Bangkok being cancelled after loud bangs were reported coming from one of the plane’s engines while accelerating for takeoff from Phuket International Airport on Tuesday night (Nov 29).
- Appeal launched for Phuket resort manager Matthias Jaeckel
PHUKET: Friends and family of well-known resort manager Matthias Jaeckel are appealing for donations to help cover mounting medical bills after Mr Jaeckel suffered a cardiac arrest last Tuesday (Nov 22).
- PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Royal succession begins; 5G for Thailand? || Nov. 30
PHUKET XTRA - November 30 Crown Prince to become Thailand King, Thai tech rising, Phuket corruption allegations, boss shot in head, internet model on meth during crash, and 3rd most unequal on earth
- Phuket Governor declares war on motorbike-riders without helmets
PHUKET: Governor Chockchai Dejamornthan has warned officials who ride motorbikes in Phuket that their superior officers will be held responsible if they are caught not wearing helmets while on the roads.
- Russian tourist missing in ‘wasted’ midnight swim found safe at Phuket Airport
PHUKET: The Russian man last seen drunk running into the water at Kamala Beach on Monday night (Nov 28) has turned up safe but hungover at Phuket International Airport – to reclaim his lost passport and luggage.
- Phuket locals frustrated at airport runway road closure
PHUKET: Residents living near the airport runway road have called for authorities to explain when work on long-term measures to resolve further landslides blocking the road will begin.
- Phuket boss shot in head by employee, files complaint
PHUKET: Police are searching for a man accused of shooting his employer in the head then running away after an altercation in Koh Kaew early yesterday morning (Nov 28).
- PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Prank or mockery? Justice for fatalities, cheating students || November 29
PHUKET XTRA - November 29 Thai celebs and the beating hear round Chiang Mai, My Mate Nate debacle, Russian tourists hospitalised, umbrella cheating, fake military man, and driver in fatal crash in courtk.
- Phuket bus and guide associations again complain of lost jobs
PHUKET: Members of the Andaman Tour Guide Association (ATGA) and Andaman Bus Travel Association (ABTA) submitted letters to the Phuket Governor yesterday (Nov 28) demanding action as they say they have lost their jobs to illegal tour guides and operations.
- Phuket search launched for missing Russian, last seen drunk at beach
PHUKET: Rescue workers are searching for a Russian man who disappeared into the water at Kamala Beach last night (Nov 28).
- Navy seizes suspected IUU fishing boats in Phuket
PHUKET: The Royal Thai Navy has seized seven of nine suspected illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) tuna fishing boats and charged three agents for presenting fake documents indicating the boats were registered in Bolivia.
- Army in Phuket probes military corruption allegations
PHUKET: The Commander of the Royal Thai Army 41st Military Circle, which heads Army operations in Phuket, has reported that nine individuals have been questioned following a complaint accusing army officers of “collecting money” from business operators on the island.
- Italian tourist injured in boat collision off Phuket released from hospital
PHUKET: An inspector from Phi Phi Police has confirmed to The Phuket News today (Nov 29) that the Italian tourist who was injured when a speed boat collided with a longtail boat in Maya Bay last Friday (Nov 25) has since been released from hospital.
- No charges to be brought against Phuket military impersonator
PHUKET: An officer form Chalong Police Station has confirmed that no charges are to be brought against a man who was under investigation by the 41st Military Circle and police after being found dressed in full military uniform and pretending to be military personnel in Chalong.
- PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Cop robber, pregnant death, fingerprint ID, tiger skin sale || Nov. 28
PHUKET XTRA - November 28 Award-winning cop robs cash! Pregnant woman’s death spurs protests, mandatory fingerprint ID’s coming, Phuket shooter turns self in, Phuket land raid, and tiger skins sold on Facebook.
- Man crushed under Phuket tour bus in heavy rain
PHUKET: Police are looking for a bus driver who fled the scene of a fatal accident in Pa Khlok on Saturday night (Nov 26), when a local man was crushed under the wheels of the bus.
- Myanmar national hospitalised after suffering electric shock at Phuket construction site
PHUKET: A migrant worker from Myanmar was hospitalised yesterday (Nov 27) when some steel construction rods he was carrying came into contact with low-hanging electric power cables causing him to receive an electric shock.
- Phuket Russian tourists injured as bus goes off-road
PHUKET: Three Russian tourists were taken to hospital after the bus they were travelling in crashed into a verge at Khok Kloi, Phang Nga, yesterday afternoon (Nov 27).
- [VIDEO] Barnhem Orphanage Re-Opens in Phuket but there's so much more...
Following the 2004 Tsunami, a Swedish couple made their way to Thailand to help in the recovery. An orphanage was born but after years of wear-and-tear, the community in Phuket rallied to come up with the funds to update the whole thing.
- Man injured in Rassada shootout, suspected gunman turns himself in
A man was severely injured in a shooting incident in Rassada last night (Nov 26), he has been taken to Phuket International Hospital for treatment.
- Phuket Opinion: What goes around, comes around
PHUKET: The gathering of sea gypsies at Rawai Beach last Sunday (Nov 20) brought forward a rare moment of honesty among officials in Phuket, albeit by a lone admission that they simply did not know enough about issues the island’s indigenous people were facing.
- Wastewater streams onto Phuket’s Surin Beach
PHUKET: Officials this week vowed to take quick action to rectify a growing pool rancid, black wastewater from continuing to spill onto Surin Beach.
- Ferrari club hits the streets of Phuket
PHUKET: Members of the Ferrari Owners’ Club Singapore descended on Phuket recently with about 20 supercars taking to the islands streets.
- Italian tourist injured in speedboat, longtail collision off Phi Phi Island
PHUKET: An Italian tourist was injured when a tour speedboat carrying 27 passengers collided with – and sank – a longtail boat at Maya Bay, off Phi Phi Island, this afternoon (Nov 25).
- Phuket armed officials seize Freedom Beach
PHUKET: Accompanied by armed military personnel, forestry officials today (Nov 25) seized 65 rai of land next to Freedom Beach, on the headland to the south of Patong valued at an estimated B4 billion that has been deemed to be public land.
- Phuket Immigration in the dark over new ‘10-year’ visa
PHUKET: An officer at Phuket Immigration today confirmed that the new 10-year “long-stay” visa for foreigners aged 50 or older announced by Cabinet this week will come into effect next Thursday (Dec 1), but said that the Phuket office had so far received no official notice about the requirements.
- PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Surin Beach sewage, online freedom threatened, fugitive monk || Nov. 25
PHUKET XTRA - November 25 Sewage on Surin Beach? Worrisome Thai internet laws, fugitive monk given deadline, bus driver charged in crash, Patong Beach food court delayed, and Thailand’s roadmap to democracy
- Phuket tour agent caught with Kuwaiti iPhone in his underpants
PHUKET: Police arrested a tour agent in Patong after he was found with a Kuwaiti tourist’s iPhone 6 stuffed in his underwear yesterday afternoon (Nov 24).
- Phuket man, 68, dies in four-vehicle wipeout
PHUKET: A 68-year-old local resident died in an accident involving four vehicles near the Heroines Monument, in central Phuket, during peak hour this morning (Nov 25).
- Phuket desalination plant maintenance disrupts water supply to Patong, Kata-Karon
PHUKET: Water supply to key tourist areas in Patong and Kata-Karon will be affected until next Friday (Dec 2) while the workers carry out annual maintenance on the desalination plant located between the two towns on Phuket’s west coast.
- Motorcyclist crashes into barriers closing Phuket road, dies at the scene
PHUKET: A 25-year-old man was killed last night (Nov 24) when he crashed his motorbike into concrete barriers blocking part of the airport runway road which is currently closed as works are being carried out to prevent landslides.
- Phuket police seek son for attacking mum, 70, saved from bridge jump
PHUKET: Police and technical college students talked an elderly woman out of jumping off a bridge in Phuket Town yesterday (Nov 24) after her son allegedly verbally and physically abused her.
- Phuket Governor offers reprieve to Patong Loma Park food vendors
PHUKET: Governor Chockchai Dejamorntham today ordered Patong Municipality to stop work on renovating the Loma Food Court building on the Patong beachfront into a “community building” until the dispute with vendors evicted from the food court had been resolved.
- Thais nationwide honour late King
NATIONWIDE: Thais across the nation and abroad took part in activities in tribute to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej yesterday (Dec 5), observing his birthday in a solemn manner and pledging to follow his teachings.
- 11 dead as floods hit southern provinces
BANGKOK: Heavy floods continued to wreak havoc in 10 southern provinces, claiming at least 11 lives since the beginning of the disaster on Thursday, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) says.
- Southern flooding turns fatal
SOUTHERN THAILAND: A boy has drowned and a fisherman is missing as heavy rain continues to pound Surat Thani and Trang provinces, causing floods that have affected about 10,000 people.
- Suspected pub owner reports to police
CHIANG MAI: A man suspected of ordering the beating of a general’s son at a pub in Chiang Mai reported to police as a witness yesterday (Nov 29) and denied any wrongdoing.
- Children told not to drive motorbikes
NATIONWIDE: The Child Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Centre has launched an anti-motorcycling campaign aimed at children under 15 years old to help reduce road accident death rates.
- Celebrities to be questioned on Chiang Mai pub attack
CHIANG MAI: A pub brawl in Chiang Mai between the son of a general and TV celebrities looks set to be far from over after police said they would summon the boyfriend of a TV actress and Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon ordered authorities to crack down on influential figures.
- Fingerprint ID set to be mandatory
BANGKOK: All mobile operators will have to introduce an online fingerprint ID system for new prepaid and postpaid mobile SIM card registration, with a tentative deadline set for next February.
- Police nab online romance scam gang
BANGKOK: Police have arrested two Nigerians and three Thai women for allegedly swindling women seeking foreign husbands out of B50 million through an internet romance scam.
- Police poised to pounce on monk
Phra Dhammajayo has been handed a six-day deadline to turn himself in to face criminal charges otherwise police will launch an operation to arrest him at his temple.
- No proof of Thais funding Islamic State
BANGKOK: There has been no evidence so far of Thai nationals funding the Islamic State (IS) group, but further investigations are under way to verify the latest information provided by Australia, a senior police officer says.
- Grand Palace to be closed for four days for royal ceremonies
BANGKOK: The Bureau of the Royal Household has announced that Bangkok’s Grand Palace is to be closed for two days on December 1-2 while Royal Merit Making ceremonies take place to mark the first 50 days since the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
- Cabinet announces 10-year ‘long-stay’ visas for senior tourists
BANGKOK: The Cabinet on Tuesday (Nov 22) extended to 10 years from one the long-stay visa for foreigners aged 50 or older but they must report to immigration police every 90 days.
- Late King’s birthday anniversary will still be celebrated
BANGKOK: The Cabinet yesterday (Nov 22) approved extra public holidays on January 2 and 3, 2017 during the New Year festival next year. December 5 will still be celebrated as the birthday anniversary of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
- Trial of Thawatchai’s death to begin Feb 20
BANGKOK: The court yesterday (Nov 22) set Feb 20 next year to start witness examination over the death of the land fraud suspect who reportedly committed suicide while in the DSI custody in late August.
- Government claims Thais linked to Islamic State
BANGKOK: Police have for the first time claimed that “some Thais, mainly in the far South”, have links and provide support to the Islamic State (IS) group.
- Police on the hunt for Dhammajayo
NAKHON RATCHISIMA: Police are in the process of tracking down Phra Dhammajayo and believe the embattled abbot is still in the country, says deputy national police chief Srivara Ransibrahmanakul.
- ‘Ying Kai’ lese majeste trial to begin June 6
BANGKOK: The Criminal Court today (Nov 21) set June 6, 2017 to begin the examination of witnesses in a case against Monta “Ying Kai” Yokrattanakan, accused of lese majeste under Section 112 of the Criminal Code.
- Three Thai airlines face CAAT clampdown
BANGKOK: Three Thai-registered airlines are experiencing a financial crunch after their operations were severely affected by a sharp drop in Chinese tourists.
- Abbot faces new warrant
NAKHON RATCHASIMA: The Sikhiu Provincial Court has approved a warrant for the arrest of embattled Phra Dhammajayo, abbot of Wat Phra Dhammakaya, for alleged forest encroachment by a meditation centre owned by the temple.
- Half-sister of 'Ying Kai' jailed for 50 years
BANGKOK: A half-sister of accused human trafficker Monta “Ying Kai” Yokrattanakan was sent to jail for 50 years after the Criminal Court found her guilty on Friday of several serious charges including lese majeste.
- Police arrest Australian fugitive
BANGKOK: A 69-year-old Australian man wanted by Interpol for alleged abduction and extortion was arrested by Thai police yesterday (Nov 17) at a hotel on Sukhumvit Rd.
- Police nab suspect after 6-year chase
NAKHON RATCHISIMA: After searching for six years, police at the Region 3 headquarters in Nakhon Ratchasima announced yesterday (Nov 15) the arrest of the key suspect in the murder of an Australian man, apparently resulting from road rage.
- 6,000 officials suspected in B142bn rice scheme loss
BANGKOK: The justice minister has received a list of 6,000 state officials suspected of malfeasance leading to losses totalling B142 billion in the Yingluck Shinawatra government’s rice-pledging scheme.
- Probe begins for alleged Israeli killer’s missing wife
NONTHABURI: The Crime Suppression Division (CSD) has launched an investigation into the missing Thai wife of an Israeli man who allegedly murdered his compatriot and hid the dismembered body parts inside a wall in the couple’s Nonthaburi home.
- ‘Supermoon’ vigils set to honour the King
NATIONWIDE: People are invited to light candles to mourn the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej tonight (Nov 14) when a full moon coincides with the Moon’s closest approach to Earth in 68 years.
- Police to arrest Israeli suspect’s son
BANGKOK: Police are seeking an arrest warrant from the Central Juvenile and Family Court for the son of an alleged Israeli killer for colluding in the murder his father has been charged with, helping to hide the body and stealing credit cards and documents that belonged to their alleged victim.
- Nine tribes honour HM the late King
BANGKOK: Hilltribe people travelled from their villages in the highlands to the city centre to pay their respects to their “father” – His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
- Learn lesson from ‘Nott’ rage, PM says
BANGKOK: The high-profile road rage incident involving TV actor and programme host Akanat “Nott” Ariyaritwikul should serve as a lesson to drivers, according to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.
- Elephants pay respects to late King Bhumibol
BANGKOK: Two hundred mahouts accompanied by 11 elephants paid their respects to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Grand Palace today (Nov 8).
- Car bomb warning prompts city police to beef up security
BANGKOK: Police have stepped up security measures following an alert of possible attacks in Bangkok’s Sathon area, insisting on a connection to conflicts in the deep South rather than foreign terrorist networks.
- Supreme Court acquits labour rights activist Andy Hall
BAGKOK: The Supreme Court today (Nov 3) dismissed criminal defamation charges against British activist Andy Hall regarding his 2013 Al Jazeera interview on alleged labour violations at a big exporter of canned pineapple and juice.
- Net idol ‘had no mental treatment’ before crash
BANGKOK: A young businesswoman responsible for triggering a major car crash on Ratchadaphisek Rd in Bangkok on Tuesday (Nov 1) has no history of psychological treatment, according to police.
- New Computer Crimes Bill explained by infographics