THE family of a Swindon taxi driver who collapsed and died suddenly in Thailand is seeking financial support to help give him the send off he deserves. Nathan Blake, 48, who was well known in the town, is believed to have suffered a heart attack last week in the city of Udon Thani near the border with Laos.
In this undated family photo, Sapae-ing Basor, the spiritual leader of many Muslims in insurgency-torn southern Thailand, poses for a photo. Sapae-ing Basor, died at 81 in self-imposed exile in Malaysia Jan. 10, 2017.
" More than a decade ago, Sapae-ing Basor was one of Thailand's most wanted, his face plastered on posters around the south offering 10 million baht, more than $250,000, for his capture. But when the spiritual leader of many Muslims in insurgency-torn southern Thailand died at 81 in self-imposed exile in Malaysia Jan. 10, it wasn't just thousands of his followers mourning in mosques that noted his passing.
The body of a man found in the Chao Phraya River is believed to be that of a Japanese tourist who went missing in Thailand late last year and is thought to have committed suicide, according to an initial police inspection. His loss of contact with his family since Dec 27 last year, described by his relatives as "unprecedented behaviour", worried them for weeks until police investigators identified the man's body Sunday following a preliminary autopsy as that of Sonam Tsuboi, aged 22. The discovery followed checks by investigators with police stations located near Khao San Road, where the man was last seen.
A dashcam video showed the scooter crashing into the lorry after it had turned left on a road in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. But she soon crawled out to the relief on shocked onlookers and the driver who filmed the incident, Vokeng Prateep.
Silver lining: A boy using a net to catch fish in an area affected by the floods in Yala province, southern Thailandi . - Reuters BANGKOK: More flooding is expected for the south, with experts warning that a monsoon trough is still in the region and will cause rain till next month.
A lovelorn young woman who committed suicide has left a scary message to her boyfriend on what he should do or meet with the consequences. The body of the 19-year-old, whose name has been withheld until her parents are informed, was found at a rented house in Muang district in Nakhon Si Thammarat when Pol Col Adisak Theppawan, chief of Muang police station, led other officers and rescue workers to the scene on Saturday night.
A 50-year-old Czech man was arrested for overstaying his visa and allegedly spreading HIV to his sexual partners. Dozens of condoms were found in his apartment.
POLICE HAVE FOUND a body believed to be that of a 21-year-old Japanese tourist who had been reported missing. The parents had been searching for Tsuboi in Mae Hong Son province's Pai district, which he had visited before, since earlier this month.
Trudging up a lush mountainside to a remote village, plunging through a swift-moving river in the footsteps of elephants and cruising Bangkok's gleaming luxury malls - with each step, I walked into different worlds, each one beautiful, all in Thailand. The capital's malls and markets are endless, from Siam Paragon, filled with designer brands and an upscale food court, to stands of cheap goods where souvenir-seekers haggle over the price of utensils, bracelets and trinkets.
A fresh law graduate hoping to build a bright career with his illegal homemade beer has been arrested by Excise Department officials on his first day of business and faces jail and a hefty fine under a recently passed law. Department officials and police raided a three-storey shophouse in tambon Bang Krasor of Muang Nonthaburi district on Saturday night after being tipped off by residents that the place was being used to sell illegal beer to local teenagers.
Floods have continued to wreak havoc in parts of Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and Phatthalung in the lower South, according to local media reports. Communities along Na Wang, Lang Wang and Kalapho roads in tambon Chabang Tiko and Rong Ang road in tambon Sabarang in Pattani Municipality were about 50 centimetres under water.
Officers inspect the charred wreckage of a passenger van and a pickup truck at Ban Bung police station in Chon Buri on Jan 4 as efforts are made to determine the cause of Monday's fatal accident. Road safety should be on Thailand's permanent national agenda and not just raised as a seasonal issue during long holidays when high-profile campaigns are launched, the World Health Organisation has recommended.
THE GOVERNMENT denied yesterday that it was complacent over the Rolls-Royce bribery scandal allegedly involving such state-run enterprises as Thai Airways International and PTT. Government spokesman Lt-General Sansern Kaewkamnerd said the junta had ordered an investigation into the allegations that officials of those companies had accepted bribes from the British engineering giant.
"At the closing ceremony of the ASEAN Summit in the Lao Peoples' Democratic Republic in September 2016, I announced our chairmanship theme 'Partnering for Change, Engaging the World." - President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, launching of the Philippines' Chairmanship of ASEAN, Davao City, 15 January 2017 This writer was fortunate to have been invited to the launching of our country's 2017th chairmanship of ASEAN in Davao City last 15 January at which P. Duterte was the guest of honor and speaker.
Thailand's Channel 3 said on Saturday that they are going to broadcast a 2010 Chinese TV Three Kingdoms for the first time in the kingdom late this month, which is expected to attract many audience. The series is dubbed into Thai and will be broadcast on weekdays from Jan. 30. A special program, inviting scholars, fans, Chinese Thais to elaborate the Three Kingdoms period in Chinese history, is also set to be broadcast from next Monday to Friday.
Four South Koreans wait to be processed at Bang Lamung police station after being arrested for allegedly operating online gambling in Pattaya. PATTAYA: Four South Korean men were arrested early Saturday for allegedly operating an online gambling operation from a rented house in this beach resort city.