Month: October 2010


Ban Ki-moon offers Thailand help to further reconciliation

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has offered to help Thailand’s reconciliation efforts through broad-based dialogue following the April-May political riots. Mr Ban told a news conference yesterday he discussed Thailand’s political situation with Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva in talks lasting 45 minutes. He said he hoped the dialogue on national reconciliation would be conducted in good […]Read More


Thai prime minister accused of war crimes

Abhisit Vejjajiva, the Old Etonian prime minister of Thailand, was accused of crimes against humanity during military operations to break up the Bangkok riots earlier this year in a complaint lodged on Tuesday at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Mr Abhisit, who is expected to host David Cameron during the UK prime minister’s holiday in […]Read More


Strong quake strikes off Sumatra, tsunami warning lifted

Jakarta – A strong quake struck off the western coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra late Monday but officials said there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The quake, measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale, prompted a tsunami warning, but the alert was lifted an hour later. The quake hit the Mentawai […]Read More


Villagers protect historical sites in Ayutthaya Province

BANGKOK, 26 October 2010 (NNT) – Villagers in Pompetchetch community, in the province of Ayutthaya, are speeding up the building of sandbag water barriers as the water level in the area has risen to nearly 1 meter deep. They are also geared up to prevent a historical site from being ruined. Several ancient sites in […]Read More


Thailand’s flood death toll reaches 56; 25 provinces remain under

BANGKOK, Oct 26 – The Emergency Medical Institute of Thailand on Tuesday reported the death toll in Thailand’s worst flooding in decades reached 56 in 17 provinces. The highest number of fatalities — 10 persons — was recorded in Lopburi, followed by nine in Nakhon Ratchasima. Meanwhile, of the 34 flood-stricken provinces, the situation in […]Read More


Iranian Man Suspected Of Killing His Thai Girlfriend

A Thai woman has been found dead in a hotel room in the Phratamnuk area of Pattaya following a quarrel with an Iranian man who was also found at the hotel in an unconscious state. Police have detained the man, suspecting him of being connected with the woman’s death. Pattaya, 24 October 2010 [PDN]: At […]Read More


Toyota to make Prius hybrid in Thailand

TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday it will manufacture its hit Prius gasoline-electric hybrid car in Thailand for sale to the local market. Toyota, the world’s No. 1 automaker, currently only makes the Prius in Japan after halting small-scale production in China. It ditched its plans to make the car in the U.S. after […]Read More


Death toll rises to 41 in Thailand’s flood-stricken areas

BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) — The death toll has risen to 41 in Thailand’s flood-stricken provinces, the National Institute of Emergency Management said Monday. “Water is flowing into the Chao Phraya at Ayutthaya’s Bang Sai district at about 3,275 cubic meters (10,745 cubic feet) per second but the river could get higher due to the […]Read More