Month: March 2012

South

Car bomb kills 5, injures 350 in Hat Yai Lee

A car bomb is believed to have caused the fire that killed five people at a Hat Yai hotel and sent more than 300 to hospital on Saturday. It was fairly clear that the blast was caused by a car bomb, according to evidence found at the scene, said Surin Weerasook, a mechanic (professional level) […]Read More

Asia

China Punishes Internet Sites for Coup Talks

China’s state media say the government has closed down 16 websites, arrested six people, and punished two social media sites for circulating rumors about a coup. Xinhua said late Friday the crackdown came after a surge in online rumors about a coup following the dismissal of a popular politician – Bo Xilai – leader of […]Read More

Asia

Tropical Storm Pakhar en route to Vietnam

BANGKOK, 31 March 2012 (NNT) – Tropical Storm Pakhar with a center in the South China Sea is moving westward and predicted to reach and make landfall over lower Vietnam on April 1, but will not affect Thailand during these few days. However, another ridge of moderate high pressure from China has extended to northeastern […]Read More

Pattaya

Thai Navy Detonates Two New Anti Submarine Mines Off Sattahip

The Thai naval research & development team showed off it’s latest powerful anti submarine mines: the MI9 and MI11 models. The detonation test took place in the Sattahip bay area. SATTAHIP – March 29,2012 [PDN]; Rear Admiral Leurchai Commander of the Mine Squadron and his research team brought two new naval mines each containing 50 […]Read More

Bangkok

Suvarnabhumi Airport to start automatic passport check

BANGKOK, 31 March 2012 (NNT) – Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport is set to start utilizing the automatic passport check system before the Songkran holidays start. Suvarnabhumi Airport’s Deputy General Manager, Flying Officer Narongchai Tanadchangsaeng, said that the Immigration Department will start opening a number of automatic channels, which offer automatic passport check service, from April […]Read More

Bangkok

Bangkok at the centre of Thailand’s drug problem

Bangkok hosts 20 per cent of the drug abuse in the country, as the capital is a delivery, storage and pickup point for narcotic rackets, according to a seminar hosted yesterday by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration. “Ice” flakes, or methamphetamine, have become increasingly popular among young people in Bangkok, especially students aged 15-19, said the […]Read More

South

Yala rocked by three car bombs, killing 10, injuring 102

YALA, March 31 – At least 10 people were killed and 102 wounded by car bombs at the Yala provincial seat on Saturday in one of the most serious violent attacks in the southernmost provinces. Two people were reportedly killed at the scene. The presumed insurgents used two pick-up trucks as car bombs. Read more: […]Read More