Update: Tue, Jan 24 2017
Bribers and takers to be named in the report. THAILAND’S role as a haven for transnational criminals has been reconfirmed with the separate arrests in Bangkok of criminals on the run from India, Hungary and China. The annual tourism fair returns to Lumpini Park tomorrow for a five-day run Bangkok’s China Town will not hold a Chinese New Year Festival this year because the country is still mourning the passing of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Authorities will today deport a suspected Czech paedophile back to his home country where he is wanted for allegedly committing sexual crimes. A BODY recovered from the Chao Phraya River late last year has been confirmed as a 22-year-old Japanese tourist who had cut all contact with his parents and girlfriend during his trip to Thailand. NATIONAL POLICE chief General Chakthip Chaijinda yesterday said the public should wait for witness hearings next month in the case involving former schoolteacher Jomsap Saenmuangkhot before jumping to conclusions about police allegedly fabricating evidence. Thailand gives itself a pat on the back for achieving the first of the United Nation's sustainable goals but the overall picture is not nearly as bright, as the statistics in a new book show THE GOVERNMENT yesterday announced the launch of its ambitious “bio-economy” scheme, which it expects to draw Bt400 billion worth of investment from the private sector during the next 10 years.