Month: May 2011


Murder investigation after British biker is ‘beaten and dumped in

Thai police have launched a murder inquiry into the death of a Briton on the island of Koh Samui after a post-mortem examination ruled that he had drowned. Police on the holiday island had previously ruled that video producer Kevin Attew, 57, from Aldershot, Hampshire, committed suicide by drowning himself in a lake near the […]Read More


Thai PM slams Thaksin for accusing Thailand of invading Cambodia

BANGKOK, 31 May 2011 (NNT) – Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has lambasted ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra for his remark that Thailand initiated the border dispute by intruding on Cambodian soil while insisting that Thailand has been a helpful neighbor. Mr Thaksin recently gave an interview to foreign media and claimed that Thailand was the one who […]Read More


Tobacco, alcohol consumption rising in parallel with high technology: Thailand

BANGKOK, 31 May 2011 (NNT) – The National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) found that more Thai people are getting sick while cigarette and alcohol consumption is rising together with technological advancement. According to NESDB Secretary-General Akom Termpittayapaisit, advertisements of cigarettes and alcoholic drinks can reach people easier via social media channels such as […]Read More


Thai journalists join forces in launching investigative news website

BANGKOK, 31 May 2011 (NNT) – The Thai Journalists Association (TJA) and media-related units have jointly launched the Thailand Information Centre for Civil Rights and Investigation Journalism (TCIJ) website to provide in-depth information on the upcoming election. The TJA, the Thai Broadcast Journalists Association, the Isra Institute – Thai Press Development Foundation and the Thai […]Read More


Thai military confirms transparency of drugs suppression plan

BANGKOK, 31 May 2011 (NNT) – The military has confirmed transparency of the 3-1-5 narcotic drug suppression operation in Bangkok and its vicinities, stressing that there is no hidden political agenda as alleged. Speaking about the narcotic drug suppression mission, Army Spokesperson Colonel Sansern Kaewkamnerd explained that the 3-1-5 strategy is aimed at preventing narcotic […]Read More


Thai man gets life for bus stop murder

The Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced a man to life in prison for murder, robbery and attempted rape of a woman hotel receptionist in 2009. Suwit Boonpairote, 26, a native of Ubon Ratchathani province, confessed he robbed Sasiprapa Wingwon and killed her after attempting to rape her. Read more: Bangkok PostRead More


Two Thai insurgents killed themselves in botched bombing

NARATHIWAT, May 31 – Two suspected insurgents killed themselves in a botched attempt to plant a bomb to ambush security forces in the restive southern province of Narathiwat on Tuesday. The incident occurred in the early morning in Ruso district, according to local police who found scattered fragments of explosive devices in dense roadside grass. […]Read More


Thailand deports five pregnant Vietnamese surrogate mothers and five babies

Five pregnant Vietnamese surrogate mothers and five babies from other illegal surrogates were repatriated from Thailand yesterday. They boarded a flight to Vietnam at 6.45am. Social Development and Human Security Minister Issara Somchai said the babies were not entitled to Thai citizenship because their mothers had entered Thailand illegally. Read more: The NationRead More