Month: July 2011


TrueMove and CAT Telecom in talks on buying back network

Thailand’s CAT Telecom is in talks with TrueMove on the latter’s plan to buy back its cellular network, which TrueMove has reportedly proposed to buy for about Bt10 billion. CAT chief executive officer Jirayuth Rungsrithong said a CAT panel is in talks with TrueMove on the matter. The talks are in line with the recent […]Read More


Thai police say 71 girls freed in trafficking raid

Thai authorities freed 71 women and girls who had been lured into selling sex in massage parlors and karaoke bars, police said, after a crackdown on human trafficking on the Malaysian border Thirteen of those discovered were girls under the age of 18, said Lieutenant Colonel Noppadon Petsut, deputy commander of police in Sadao district […]Read More


Thai PM warns watchdog against coup talk

Outgoing Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva warned Election Commission members to speak more carefully in order to avoid putting the military in an awkward position. Although Mr Abhisit did not specify any people or incidents, he was almost certainly referring to Sodsri Satayathum, an EC member who on Saturday warned red shirts pressuring the EC to […]Read More


One killed, two injured in shooting and bombing in Narathiwat

NARATHIWAT, July 31 – A man was killed and another wounded in a shooting at a market in Narathiwat, Thailand on Sunday, while the owner of a rubber plantation lost his leg in a booby trap explosion in the restive province. A 34-year-old man, identified as Sapaeing Yako, 34, was shot dead at a Sunday’s […]Read More


Thailand warns of Leptospirosis as over 1000 people have been

BANGKOK, 31 July 2011 (NNT) – Thailand’s Permanent Secretary for Public Health MD. Paijit Warachit has revealed a new record high of people contracting Leptospirosis. The statistics has prompted health officials to inform people to avoid walking barefooted in the muddy fields. According to Dr. Paijit, the number of patients has reached 1,043 patients during […]Read More


Southern Thailand train services resumed

The 14 train services to the three southernmost provinces resumed Saturday after being suspended, pending repairs after bomb attacks on Wednesday in Narathiwat’s Ra Ngae district. The Southern Railway Office also beefed up security by having five fully-armed railway police and security volunteers onboard each train, while security officers also patrolled the route prior to […]Read More


Thailand’s northern provinces brace for approaching tropical storm Nock-ten

PHICHIT, July 30 – Thailand’s northern provinces on Saturday are in preparation for possible floods from the upcoming tropical storm ‘Nock-Ten’ which is forecast to move into Thailand after making landfall in Vietnam tonight. In the lower northern province of Phichit, Governor Suwit Watcharotayangkul visited riverside areas and monitored water level in two major waterways: […]Read More


Australian on holiday in Phuket reported missing

PHUKET: A worried Australian family on holiday in Phuket is urging anyone who identifies Geoffrey Hoffmann, 77, to contact them immediately. Mr Hoffman was last seen walking near the lake at Karon Park this morning. Anyone who believes they have seen Mr Hoffmann is urged to call Mrs Hoffmann at the Phuket Ocean Resort in […]Read More