Month: June 2012

Asia

17 Injured in China magnitude 6.3 earthquake

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck a remote region of western China, injuring at least 17 people. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit Saturday morning in China’s northern Xinjiang region, at a shallow depth of 18 kilometers. The USGS said a 6.3 quake is capable of causing severe damage, but it hit in […]Read More

Phuket

Australian Ambassador calls for Phuket weapons ban

PHUKET: Australian Ambassador to Thailand James Wise today called for police to launch an island-wide crackdown on weapons, including those carried by tuk-tuk drivers. Speaking after a high-level meeting at Phuket Provincial Hall, Amb Wise said the recent fatal stabbing of Australian tourist Michelle Smith had put a spotlight on public safety in Phuket. Read […]Read More

News

Two Pakistanis held in Thailand for alleged fake passport bust

Two Pakistani men have been arrested in Phang Nga on suspicion of forging passports and selling them, with the likely help of corrupt district officials. One suspect was identified as Shahid Javed Dar, 40, but the other’s identity was not available. Dar used the alias Saheed Maleh, while the second suspect, who is 32, has […]Read More

News

Orient Thai to purchase planes in preparation for AEC

BANGKOK, 30 June 2012 (INN) – Orient Thai Airlines is looking to purchase additional aircrafts in preparation for the advent of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) in 2015. It also revealed that its return to Don Muang Airport has been hassle-free. Chairman of Orient Thai Airlines’ Advisory Board Mr. Udom Tantiprasongchai made known that the […]Read More

Pattaya

Dutch tourist drowns in waters off Pattaya Beach

A Dutch tourist drowned in the waters off Pattaya Beach on Saturday afternoon. The dead man was named as Mr. Arnoldus Wilhelmus Gerardus aged 78 who was pulled from the water after his wife, Mrs. Johanna aged 76 called for help after her Husband became submerged. Read more: Pattaya OneRead More

Pattaya

Ladyboy Raped in Pattaya Suspect Still At Large

A ladyboy was robbed and raped in Pattaya. After the rape the suspect followed the victim in order to threaten him but the victim shouted for help from the local people who chased the suspect until they collided with his bike which over turned. The suspect abandoned his motorbike and slippers and ran away into […]Read More

South

Two defence volunteers shot dead in Pattani

PATTANI, June 29 – Two defence volunteers were gunned down in Saiburi district of this southern border province Friday morning, local police said. The victims were identified as Wiwat In-iad, 42, and Kritsana Thepsao, 34. Read more: MCOTRead More