Month: August 2012

South

Search continues for killer Phi Phi speedboat

PHUKET: Krabi Police are still working to identify vessels that were at Tonsai Beach on Phi Phi Island when a French tourist was killed while snorkeling in the area on August 18. Police suspect a fast-moving speedboat struck and killed French national Olivier Raymond Philippe Jannequin. The police report into Mr Jannequin’s death included a […]Read More

Pattaya

Police Closing In On Bang Saen Parking Lot Killer

Police are close to arresting the gunman in a fatal parking lot shooting of an infantry sergeant at a Bang Saen nightclub. However, police are re-checking evidence to confirm his identity, since the suspect may have friends in prominent government positions. CHONBURI – August 29, 2012 at 10:30 a.m., the Saensuk police station was visited […]Read More

South

Man beheaded and burned in Yala, councillor shot in Pattani

A man was beheaded and his body burned in Yala and a TAO member was seriously wounded in Pattani in continued violence in the far South on Thursday. In Yala, a trader was killed, beheaded and incinerated inside his pickup truck on a road in Bannang Sata district on Thursday morning, Pol Lt Sulkifri Rase, […]Read More

Pattaya

Drunken Thai Woman jumps from Pattaya apartment balcony

A second case in less than a week of a woman reportedly jumping from a balcony following a fight with her boyfriend occurred in Central Pattaya in the early hours of Wednesday. Rescue Workers were called to the Pradubyad Apartments in Soi Nokow and assisted a 27 year old woman, Khun Tipyupar, who appeared unconscious. […]Read More

Pattaya

Captive Cambodian Girls Freed by Pattaya Police

Three young Cambodian girls were held captive in a Pattaya apartment by a Thai man, until they were later freed by police. The man promised the girls he would take them to see their mother who works in Pattaya, but he locked them in the room. The three girls inside were crying and frightened as […]Read More

South

Security to be tightened on railways following Narathiwat shooting

Security authorities in the southern provinces have tightened their guard following an attack in broad daylight on a train in Narathiwat on Tuesday, which killed a security volunteer. Police and army troops have set up more checkpoints on the road and were seen patrolling the railway, paying particular attention risky spots in Cho I Rong, […]Read More

News

MP urges Thai women: Marry a foreigner for an easier

A Thai MP has gotten into hot water over his controversial suggestion for poor Thai women who want an easy life: “find a farang husband.” Pheu Thai MP Sunai Julphongsathorn’s words caused a barrage of complaints on Thai web forums after a clip of his comments surfaced on YouTube recently. The 12-minute video was apparently […]Read More