Month: October 2010


Simultaneous bombings down South Thailand

Yala, 25 October 2010 (NNT) – Several bombs exploded simultaneously in the three southernmost provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani, and Yala. Nine bombs exploded in four districts of Narathiwat; bombs in two other provinces went off in para-rubber fields. Police from Yala province rushed to the bomb scene in the rubber field. Upon investigation, they said […]Read More


Local villagers confront PAD supporters in Surin

Surin – Some 50 troops were deployed to prevent local villagers from clashing with some 200 supporters of the People’s Alliance for Democracy here Saturday. The PAD supporters were heading to the Ta Muen Thom Temple in Ban Nong Khanna village in Tambon Tamien in Phanom Dongrak district at 4 pm when about 100 local […]Read More


Thai Army warns reds not to rally Tuesday

Supporters of the red-shirt movement will not be allowed to gather when United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon visits Bangkok on Tuesday, national army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha said. If the red-shirts wanted to submit a letter asking the UN to look into the deaths of 91 people during the anti-government protests in April and May this […]Read More


HM the King lays wreath at King Rama V Statue

BANGKOK, Oct 23- Thailand’s 82-year-old monarch made an appearance along with Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn late Saturday afternoon to lay a wreath at the King Rama V Statue at Siriraj Hospital, marking the 100th anniversary of Chulalongkorn Day. In a pink suit with a white-pink striped shirt and grey pants, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej […]Read More


Thai Constitution Court president Chat refuses to step down over

Thai Constitution Court Head Claims Impartiality Constitution Court president Chat Cholaworn has refused to step down over a video clip scandal in which his former secretary plays a primary role. Former Thai Rak Thai leader Chaturon Chaisaeng called on Mr Chat to resign over his office’s alleged involvement in the scandal, but the court president […]Read More


Thailand: 34 deaths reported from floods in 13 provinces

BANGKOK, 24 October 2010 (NNT) – 34 have been reported dead in 13 provinces hard hit by floods during October 10-24, according to National Institute of Emergency Management (NIEM). National Institute of Emergency Management (NIEM) said that the number of deaths reported by 13 flood-affected provinces for a period of 15 days, October 10 – […]Read More


Thai Govt blasted for mishandling crisis, lack of planning

A flood-management expert yesterday criticised the government for mishandling relief operations and failing to carry out preventive measures before the flooding across the country reached a critical level. Phornphilai Lertwicha, a Thailand Research Fund (TRF) researcher, said the heavy flooding in Nakhon Ratchasima, which is on a plateau in the Northeast, was a testimony to […]Read More


Bangkokians told to brace for flood on 27 Oct

BANGKOK, 23 October 2010 (NNT) – Agriculture and cooperatives Minister has warned that continuous heavy rain in the north would create huge water flows down to the central region, including Bangkok. The Agriculture and cooperatives Minister Teera Wongsamut said rains in Tak, Mae Hong Son, and Kamphaeng Phet provinces have raised the water level in […]Read More