Month: August 2010

Bangkok

Civil Unrest Continues in Thailand

A grenade attack on the car of a journalist working for the state run broadcasting system in Bangkok, Tuesday underlines that the civil unrest continues in Thailand. In the latest of what is believed to be a grenade attack none was injured. Grenades targeted sites in Bangkok on August 27, July 30 and a week […]Read More

News

Thai Military to promote the right public understanding on red-shirt

BANGKOK, 31 August 2010 (NNT) – The military will try to make understanding with people regarding frequent gathering and forums of discussion organized by the anti-government United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) or red-shirt group. Permanent Secretary for Defense, General Apichart Penkitti admitted that it would be difficult for the police to take action […]Read More

South

Thai Media Appeals to Help Trapped German Tourist

THE case of a German tourist trapped in his own body inside a Thai hospital is being related in Thailand’s media outlets to help him fly home. Now emerging from a coma yet still unable to speak, Matthias Stefan Koch, 38, has been confined to a bed at Songklanadarind Hospital in Hat Yai since October […]Read More

Isan

Thai teacher caught caning students (Video)

Secretly recorded mobile phone footage has exposed a teacher at a Catholic boarding school in north-eastern Thailand who whacked dozens of students on the buttocks with a cane wrapped with electrical wire. Art teacher Somchai Limthanmaporn was fired after he was exposed hitting at least 40 students, according to Nongkran Prathumtri, an administrator at St […]Read More

Bangkok

M79 grenade fired at Channel 11 in Bangkok

An assailant fired an M79 grenade at the NBT station Tuesday afternoon. The grenade landed at the parking area at 1:25 pm. A news vehicle was damaged but no one was injured. INN reported that the grenade appeared to have been fired from the Don Mueng Tollway. Upon learning of the bomb attack, Prime Minister […]Read More

Phuket

Phuket attempted murder suspect arrested

PHUKET: A man suspected of an attempted murder in Phuket last year was arrested by Lampang police on Saturday after more than a year on the run. But it wasn’t all woe for the suspect, 41-year-old Bangkok resident Prasop Homhuan. Prasop told officers escorting him to Phuket from Chiang Mai that despite his arrest he […]Read More

News

Montenegro to act if Thaksin on Interpol list

Montenegro has informed Thailand that it will take legal action against convicted ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra if Interpol put Thaksin on its wanted list, Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya said Monday. “Montenegro Foreign Minister (Milan Rocen) had informed me twice in his letters that the action against Khun Thaksin will depend on the Interpol” Kasit said. […]Read More

News

Bout petitions Thai PM against extradition

The lawyer acting for Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout submitted a petition to Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Monday against the extradition of his client to the United States. Lak Nitiwattanawichan requested better protection for Mr Bout and also that the government abide by the laws pertaining to extradition. The unfair extradition of Mr Bout […]Read More