Month: February 2010


Thailand’s Ex-Premier Vows to Keep Up Fight

BANGKOK (AP) — The former determination after a court ordered the seizure of $1.4 billion of his assets. But analysts and editorials speculated that the Supreme Court’s decision not to seize all $2.3 billion of Mr. Thaksin’s frozen assets would at least temporarily ease political conflicts that have plagued the country for the past four […]Read More


Banks on alert after bomb blast

Grenade attack in nightclub district Police tightened security at all branches of the Bangkok Bank in the capital after an M26 hand grenade exploded at its Silom Road branch last night and another grenade was defused at the bank’s Rama II branch. Deputy chief of the Metropolitan Police Bureau Pol Maj Gen Anan Srihiran last […]Read More


Mekong Runs Dry

Is this the future? The River Mekong running dry for much of the year, putting at risk the lives and livelihoods of the 50 million people who rely upon the river downstream –there are some fairly grim photos of this available now. One immediate effect of this has been the stranding of a number of […]Read More


Ministry aims to provide free healthcare to nonThais

The more than 450,000 nonThais living in the country will be provided with free medical care from April 1 if the Public Health Ministry’s Bt472million plan wins Cabinet approval. According to Public Health Minister Jurin Laksanawisit, most people in this group were in the process of proving that they had the right to Thai nationality. […]Read More


VDO Seafans replanted in Phuket

The sea fan is carefully brought out of water to make sure that they are not damaged before marine biologists from Phuket marine Biological centre or PMBC take them to re-submerge in appropriate location for its development. The fertility of sea water off Chalong bay on the south side of Phuket island leads to several […]Read More


Thai customs seizes 2 tons of ivory

BANGKOK — Thailand has seized two tons of elephant tusks from Africa hidden in pallets labeled as mobile phone parts in the country’s largest ivory seizure. Thai Customs officials valued Wednesday night’s haul at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport at 120 million baht ($3.6 million). It is further sign that Thailand is emerging as a hub for […]Read More


Thailand top court seizes part of Thaksin fortune

Thailand’s Supreme Court has ruled that former PM Thaksin Shinawatra’s family should be stripped of more than half a contested $2.3bn fortune. The court said $1.4bn (£910m) of the assets were gained illegally through conflict of interest when Mr Thaksin was prime minister. The funds were frozen after Mr Thaksin’s elected government was overthrown in […]Read More


Pattaya Police clear Pattaya Beach of suspected Prostitutes

Following orders from the new Pattaya Police Chief, Police Colonel Nantawoot, a team of Pattaya Police Officers assisted by civil volunteers, known in Thai as “O-Po-Po-Lor”, conducted a late night operation on Wednesday to clear Pattaya Beach of Prostitutes and others suspected of loitering with intent to engage in anti-social or criminal activity. A total […]Read More