Month: January 2011

News

Organizer of child sex ring in Thailand sentenced to 25

New York (CNN) — A Canadian man who admitted to running a sex ring involving young boys at his home in Thailand was sentenced by a federal judge in Newark, New Jersey, to 25 years in prison, court officials said Monday. John Wrenshall pleaded guilty to three counts, including conspiracy to engage in sex tourism, […]Read More

Pattaya

Two Russian Tourists fall victim to bag snatch in North

Two Russian Tourists were the victim of a bag snatch as they walked along the street, in front of a 7-Eleven store in Soi 12 off the Naklua Road. The two women, Miss Molokova aged 21 and Miss Palcheskaya aged 23 contacted the Police who soon arrived. They explained that one man on a motorbike […]Read More

Technology

AIS marshalls forces to fight state bid to punish company

Political move to stall push for damages Thai government’s attempt to punish Advanced Info Service (AIS) for its allegedly unlawful concession amendments could face tough sledding, following efforts by the private and political sectors to delay the move. A Government House source said last week that if Information and Communications Technology Minister Chuti Krairiksh proposes […]Read More

North

Thailand to protest to Cambodia over disputed temple

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 30 — Thailand will issue a protest note to Cambodia after the Cambodian government issued a statement condemning Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva for his remarks asking Cambodia to remove its national flag flying at the entrance of a disputed ancient temple which sits on the border, a senior Thai Foreign Affairs Ministry […]Read More

Bangkok

Will a marriage of convenience take place between Red And

Ex-PAD member’s plan to unite yellows, reds against govt can be laughed away The “unthinkable” had become “implausible” lately and on Friday it was upgraded to just “unlikely”. Chaiwat Sinsuwong, a key member of a splinter group of the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD), still has some way to go before his ambition to get […]Read More

Bangkok

Thai crackdown on ‘red shirts’ planned years ago, report alleges

The Thai government’s crackdown on “red shirt” protesters last spring was planned nearly four years in advance and modelled on the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, a report contends, saying Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva approved military force against unarmed civilians. The report also alleged two Bangkok hospitals colluded with the Thai government to cremate bodies of […]Read More

News

Thai student uniforms are the world’s sexiest student uniforms

The student uniform, once again, has become the center of attention when the Japanese media announced that Thai university uniforms, with its short-sleeve white blouse and short black skirt, as the world’s sexiest student uniform, based on an online survey. The news has caused people in the educational sphere to strike a note of disapproval […]Read More

News

Thailand sending aircraft to evacuate Thais stranded in Egypt

BANGKOK, Jan 31 — Thailand’s Foreign Ministry is coordinating with Thai International Airways (THAI) to provide a special flight to pick up some 80 Thai nationals stranded at Cairo airport in Egypt as anti-government protests in Egypt ran into the seventh day and showed no sign of easing, according to Foreign Ministry spokesman Thani Thongpakdi. […]Read More