Bus seized, burnt in southern Thailand
Ten armed militants seized a bus and burnt it after driving all passengers off in restive southern Thailand on Sunday, local media reported. The group of militants, armed with guns, seized the bus in southern province Yala's Bannang Sata District on Sunday afternoon and drove all the passengers off before torching it, according to local reports.
Qatar Airways fetes Chiang Mai service with gala dinner
Minister of Transport and Communications, H E Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti , and Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker , with other officials during the gala dinner. Qatar Airways hosted a private gala dinner with influential business leaders, industry experts and heads of commerce to help complete the celebrations for the launch of its newest route to Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Korean tourist hurt in fight with Pattaya minibus operators
CHON BURI: A tourist from South Korea sustained injuries in a fight with a group of minibus operators following a heated exchange of words early on Sunday, police said. The incident occurred at about 4.30am at an intersection near Wat Chaimongkol temple in South Pattaya, tambon Nong Prue.
Motorcycle hits roadside stall; two killed
NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: Two men were killed after a motorcycle they were riding ran into a roadside stall in Muang district on Saturday night, police said. Residents reported Muang district police on Sunday morning after finding the two men lying dead under the vending stall on Nakhon-Chamao road in tambon Tha Rua.
A Korean dream turns sour
Chai grew up on a small plot of farmland 30 kilometres outside the town of Kalasin. His childhood was that of waking up, planting rice and vegetables, going to school, coming home, planting rice and vegetables again.
A police officer looks at a speed camera. Plans are under deliberation to buy state-of-the-art cameras as currently used in the UK and the US.a Academics and road safety experts have voiced their support for plans to buy state-of-the-art speed cameras as used in the UK and the US.
Airbag factory workers demand higher bonus
About 800 workers at an airbag manufacturing plant in Prachin Buri staged a sit-in protest inside their factory on Saturday morning to demand a higher year-end bonus. Workers of the Saha Seiren company started the protest at 8.30am in response to a notice placed on the company notice board on Thursday that the yearly bonus would be at the rate of 2.6 months' pay.
King sends 2,000 blankets to Nong Khai people
His Majesty had ACM Yothin Prayoonphokkharaj and the Rajaprajanugroh Foundation hand over 1,000 blankets to the people at a ceremony held at the Rattana Wapee district's meeting hall at 10.45am. At 1pm, Yothin and the foundation handed over 1,000 more blankets to the people in a ceremony held at the Phon Phisai district meeting hall.
Thailand: NSC To Extend Emergency Decree In Troubled Southern Provinces
The National Security Council announced that it was preparing a resolution to extend the Emergency Decree in three insurgency-torn southern provinces for the cabinet to approve. Thai News Agency reported that these include Narathiwat, Yala and Pattani excluding Mae Larn district.
Navy cleans park for Father's Day
Sattahip Naval Base and Sattahip Sub-district joined to pay tribute to HM the late King by performing community service for Father's Day. Base deputy commander Rear Adm.
Parole for Kamnan Poh
Somchai Khunploem, alias Kamnan Poh, is taken to the Crime Suppression Division following his arrest at a Lat Krabang toll gate in February 2013. The justice minister has approved parole for Somchai Khunploem, the notorious Chon Buri godfather known as Kamnan Poh, as he has stage-4 cancer, the chief of the Corrections Department said on Friday.
Thai nightclub under fire for - sex with staff' promotion
A nightclub in the Thai province of Maha Sarakham is facing a probe after a post went viral suggesting it was promoting sex with its staff. The social media post apparently offered female customers a free case of whiskey to seduce and have sex with male members of the club's staff.
Govt, Asean in talks to take IMT highway up to Vietnam
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations , has 10 member nations - Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Cambodia. The government is in talks with Asean countries to extend the India-Myanmar-Thailand highway up to Vietnam, a senior official said today.
Medical practitioner gunned down in Nakhon Si Thammarat
Police cordon off the scene of a pre-dawn shooting on Tuesday at a roadside pork stall in Nakhon Si Thammarat's Chawang district. NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: A sub-district medical practitioner was gunned down before dawn on Tuesday while working with his wife at a roadside pork stall in Chawang district.
Toon resumes run after break, donations top B725m
Artiwara "Toon" Kongmalai offers a wai before resuming his charity run in Chai Nat province about 2am on Tuesday. CHAI NAT: Rock singer Artiwara "Toon" Kongmalai resumed his marathon charity run early Tuesday morning after taking a rest break on Sunday and Monday to recover from a cold.
Wild elephants making life hard for these villagers
Prathueang Numnoi sits on one of her uprooted prime durian trees, knocked down by wild elephants raiding her orchard in Hua Hin district, Prachuap Khiri Khan. PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Prathueang Numnoi, 69, was shocked to find at least six prime, 12-year-old durian trees in her orchard in Hua Hin district had been knocked down and the fruit stolen when she arrived to water them on Monday morning.
India-Myanmar-Thailand car rally completes first leg
New Delhi, Dec 12 - The second India-Myanmar-Thailand Motor Rally completed its first leg from Guwahati to Bangkok on December 3 and is now on its return journey, an official statement said on Tuesday. According to the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways , the rally was flagged off from Guwahati on November 25 with 50 participants, including five women, in 20 SUVs.