Month: August 2012


Canadian sisters died in Thailand from drinking DEET

Bodies of Audrey and Noémi Bélanger found on June 15 at hotel on Phi Phi island The death earlier this year in Thailand of two sisters from Quebec was caused by drinking a cocktail that contained the insect repellent DEET, an autopsy concluded. Results of the autopsy at a Bangkok hospital have not been publicly […]Read More


Flash floods to hit most of Thailand on September 2-5

BANGKOK, 31 August 2012 (NNT) – The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation of Thailand (DDPM) has issued a warning for residents in the North, Northeast, East and central region to brace for flash floods, forest runoffs and heavy rain during September 2-5. DDPM chief Wiboon Sanguanpong said widespread heavy rains and scattered thunder showers […]Read More


Pattaya Cracks Down On Jet Ski Operators

City officials have announced new rules aimed at controlling Pattaya jet ski operators who rip off tourists. Under the new rules, penalties for violations can range from arrests and fines to termination of the rental operation. PATTAYA – August 30, 2012 [PDN]; at 10:30 a.m., stricter rules for jet ski operators were proposed by city […]Read More


Headless corpse of man found floating in the sea off

On Thursday afternoon close to Moo Island off the coast of Sattahip, the headless corpse of a man was discovered floating face-down in the water. A Sea Rescue Unit was deployed to the area and located the decomposed body, with the assistance of local fishermen who found the body which was recovered and taken back […]Read More


Yingluck insists flood test necessary for Bangkok

BANGKOK, Aug 30 – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday assured Bankok residents of a flood-free capital during the planned three consecutive days of drainage tests early next month. She was apparently referring to a warning by Deputy Bangkok Governor Teerachon Manomaipibul who said the test, scheduled for Sept 5-7, will coincide with the monthly […]Read More