Month: May 2012

Bangkok

3 students arrested over Bangkok shootout

Three of the students who were part of a gunfight at Bang Na intersection that injured a bank employee on Thursday were arrested yesterday and will be tried in juvenile court. The Education Ministry has also forbidden the two institutions to enrol new students next year. One of the arrested students, called Eve, faces the […]Read More

Bangkok

Yellow Shirts to rally against reconciliation bill on May 30

BANGKOK, May 26 – The People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD), or the Yellow Shirt movement, will gather next Wednesday in Bangkok to protest against the reconciliation bill which was set to be deliberated in the House of Representatives on that day. The yellow-shirts move came as the House session is scheduled to consider on May […]Read More

Bangkok

European Union Film Festival set to start on May 30

BANGKOK, 26 May 2012 (NNT) – An annual international film festival, featuring a variety of cinematic works from Europe, is set to take off later this month. The European Union Film Festival 2012, which is scheduled to begin on May 30th in Bangkok, has boasted to present 23 films from 17 European Union-member countries. According […]Read More

Phuket

Phuket bound bus slammed by truck, 12 injured

PHUKET: Twelve people were injured when a bus bound for Phuket from Hat Yai crashed with a pickup truck in Phattalung Province in rainy conditions on Thursday night. Na Kayad District Police were notified of a crash on the Asia Highway in Kwan Kanoon District, Phatthalung Province, at about 10pm. Read more: The Phuket GazetteRead More

Pattaya

Police arrest 12 Taiwanese in call centre scam based in

CHON BURI, May 26 – Thai police arrested 12 Taiwanese in call centre scam based in Chon Buri province along with an array of communication devices and notebook computers. Chon Buri’s Bang Lamung police station superintendent Pol Col Somchai Sunthonvanik led police to search a rented house in Bang Lamung district which was suspected of […]Read More

Pattaya

Decomposing Corpse of German Man Found in Pattaya

The decomposing naked body of Mr. Anton Rainer, a German national, was found in a rental room in Pattaya. The police assumes he slipped on the floor hit his head and died of a concussion. PATTAYA – May 24, 2012 [PDN]; Pol. Lt. Thanakorn Ngarmyen, Pattaya police station, Chonburi province was notified of a dead […]Read More

Phuket

Prompong suspects ‘foreigners’ in Phuket illegal land grab

PHUKET: Government Spokesman Prompong Nopparit today announced that he believes foreigners were involved in the illegal acquisition of protected forest land on the headland south of Patong Beach, on Phuket’s west coast. Leading an entourage of about 20 people, Mr Prompong this morning inspected the 20-rai plot of land in question, located near Freedom Beach. […]Read More