A boat accident off the Thai island of Phuket that left at least 45 people dead - most of them Chinese tourists - has caused some in China to call for a boycott of tourism to Thailand. Some economists estimate such action would cost Thailand more than $1 billion in tourism revenue this year.
Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has thanked all related parties for the recovery of the final body in the Phuket boat accident, confirming that all victims or their families are being fully compensated. The PM thanked Thai and Chinese officials for their joint effort to recover the final body that was trapped under the capsized boat.
Brent crude prices rose from a three-month low on Tuesday after more oil workers went on strike in Norway, supporting a market that has been dominated by oversupply issues in recent days. FILE PHOTO: A general view shows the Bangchak oil refinery in Bangkok, Thailand, October 3, 2017.
Narongsak Osotthanakorn receives flowers after he arrived at the provinicia hall in Phayao province on Monday. PHAYAO: The commander of the Tham Luang rescue operation is back to normal business on Monday when he started working as the provincial governor.
A screen capture from the conscript's video of chickens at the farm where he and other draftees were ordered to live and work by a senior officer, instead of doing their duty back at the barracks. The Thai Constitution Protection Association is asking three agencies to take action against a "senior soldier" who ordered conscripts to raise chickens on his farm.
Process addictions - an obsession with a behaviour, rather than a substance - are spiking, with counsellors blaming the internet and mobile devices for getting people hooked on porn, cybersex, gambling, gaming and much more "It was like zero to a hundred miles an hour in a heartbeat," recalls the 39- year-old expatriate British surveyor. "All of a sudden I could go down all these different avenues of pornography [and see] different types of girls."
Thanks to local assembly, the sporty version of Mercedes' mid-size SUV is 1.1 million baht cheaper than before. It becomes the second AMG-designated model after the C43 Coupe to roll off assembly lines at the brand's Samut Prakan facility.
Twelve boys and their soccer coach who were rescued last week after being trapped in a Thai cave for 18 days have offered condolences for a volunteer diver who lost his life in the effort to save them. Petty Officer Samarn Kunan, 38, was a former Thai Navy SEAL who volunteered depositing oxygen tanks for rescue divers throughout the flooded tunnels of Tham Luang cave, a sprawling underground complex where the youth soccer team had been trapped by floodwaters.
Thailand gave diplomatic immunity to three Australians who helped a boys' soccer team escape from a flooded cave, in case "something went wrong", its foreign minister said on Monday. Volunteers arrive to clear the campsite of the rescue mission for the 12 boys of the "Wild Boars" soccer team and their coach, near the Tham Luang cave complex, in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand July 14, 2018.
Bangkok, [Thailand] July 15 : World No. 3 PV Sindhu lost to World No. 15 Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 15-21, 18-21 in the Women's singles at the Thailand Open 2018.
Elon Musk has lashed out at British rescue diver Vern Unsworth , calling him a "pedo" and questioning his credentials a day after Unsworth lambasted the billionaire entrepreneur's proposal to use a miniature submarine for the Thailand cave rescue operation. Unsworth, one of the key personnel in the rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from the Tham Luang cave complex, was asked by CNN what he thought of Musk's idea.
By Mohd Haikal Mohd Isa BANGKOK, July 15 -- Twenty-three human trafficking "agents" were arrested during a major operation conducted by Thai Police to rid southern Thailand from becoming a transit destination for migrants trying to cross illegally into Malaysia. The operations which began in May and lasted this month also uncovered major trafficking routes used by the human trafficking syndicates to smuggle illegals from Myanmar to Thailand with Malaysia as their final destination.
AirAsia is discussing the possible purchase of another 100 Airbus A321neo jets as the company's chief executive officer, Malaysian entrepreneur Tony Fernandes, and Airbus go down to the wire in parallel negotiations for an expanded order for larger A330neo jets, industry sources said. FILE PHOTO: Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia, holds a media event in Bangkok, Thailand May 15, 2018.
University student Nam-oi Chanapan was crowned Miss Grand Thailand 2018 on Saturday night and will go on to represent the Kingdom on the international stage in October.
CHON BURI: A fire broke out in a room in a condominium building in Pattaya early Sunday, causing about 500,000 baht damage. There were no casualties.
Authorities raided residential areas in the world-famous tourist resort of Samui Island and arrested more than 100 drug suspects on Saturday. Policemen, army officers and other government personnel launched the latest crackdown on suspected drug traders and addicts throughout the tourist island off Surat Thani province in southern Thailand, confirmed provincial police commander Pol.
The former Thai Navy SEAL whose death cast a sad shadow on the extraordinary rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from the flooded Tham Luang cave over the past week was farewelled for the last time in his home province on Saturday. Saman Gunan, 37, had joined the rescue effort as a volunteer, taking time off from his job as an airport security officer.