Month: October 2010


Thailand Flood victims up to 101; Health authorities keeping 168

BANGKOK, Oct 30 — The number of people who have perished in the floods now ravaging Thailand has risen to 101, with health authorities keeping close watch on 168 others considered as suicide risks due to depression, Public Health Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said on Saturday. Mr Jurin told a press conference that so far 90 […]Read More


A van falls off Bangkok expressway, killing at least eight

A packed van ferrying passengers on Sunday plunged from an expressway onto Rama VI road before bursting into flames, killing at least eight and seriously injuring five. The speedy van swerved and hit an expressway wall near Rama VI exit before plunging onto the road near Samsen School at about 5pm. The van then burst […]Read More


Thai PM: Fresh elections will take place only when there

BANGKOK, 31 October 2010 (NNT) – Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva did not say whether a general election will be held early or late next year. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said in his “Confidence in Thailand with PM Abhisit” weekly programme that the fresh election would be held only after peace had been restored in the […]Read More

Chiang Mai

Thailand: Chalerm warns of violent protest if polls not called

Senior Pheu Thai politicians yesterday warned the government that unless a general election was called soon and power returned to the voters, the country might witness a “violent protest”. Chief Pheu Thai MP Chalerm Yoobamrung said during a meeting of party MPs from the northeast in Chiang Mai that he believed the Abhisit Vejjajiva administration […]Read More


Thai Couple gets maximum term over cash fraud

The Ratchadapisek Criminal Court yesterday sentenced a couple to 1,562 years in prison for embezzling Bt2.1 million through the use of electronic cash cards issued to Retailink (Thailand) employees to pay for petrol. However, Retailink employee Sudawadi Rodmanee and her boyfriend, Shell petrol station employee Pathorn Chingduang, ended up getting just 20 years in jail […]Read More


No flood at Thailand’s main international airport

Suvarnabhumi director confident: No flood at Thailand’s main international airport BANGKOK, Oct 27 – Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand’s main international airport, has installed and activated flood prevention measures to brace for the possible flooding in its compound, Airport Director Anirut Thanomkulbutra said Wednesday. Flying Officer Anirut mapped out precautionary measures by discussing plans with communities located […]Read More