Month: May 2013


DSI to file murder charges against Abhisit, Suthep

BANGKOK, May 30 – Thailand’s Department of Special Investigation (DSI) is mulling additional charges against former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his deputy Suthep Thaugsuban in connection with the death of Italian photographer Fabio Polenghi in the 2010 political violence in Bangkok. Wannapong Kotcharag, DSI deputy director general, said investigation officials will take into consideration […]Read More


Nok Air airplane wheel falls off on Chiang Rai landing

CHIANG RAI, May 30 – The forward landing gear of Thailand’s low-cost carrier Nok Air fell off this morning as the aircraft was landing at Mae Fah Luang-Chiang Rai International Airport. There were 162 passengers on the plane. No one was injured as other landing wheels helped support the aircraft to stop safety on the […]Read More


Foreigner Robs Bangkok Suburban Bank

Staff in a Nonthaburi bank reported an armed robbery by a foreign man who escaped with over 300,000 Baht on Wednesday. Described as “European” in appearance, the bank robber queued patiently in the Bangkok Bank in Tesco Lotus, before presenting the cashier with a note, in “semi” English, which told them that he had both […]Read More


Swedish Muay Thai fighter found dead on Koh Lanta

PHUKET: The body of a Swedish Muay Thai fighter was found yesterday at the popular tourist island Koh Lanta, across the bay from Phuket. Police and rescue workers arrived at a rental room at the Otto Bar after receiving a report of a dead foreigner. Police named the man as “Kasper Pobias Byreborg”, 29. Read […]Read More


Religious unrest returned to Myanmar

New sectarian violence flared Tuesday in northeastern Myanmar, with a mob burning some shops after unconfirmed rumors spread that a Muslim man had set fire to a Buddhist woman. The extent of the violence was still unclear, as the area is remote and it was difficult to reach officials at night. Read more: The NationRead More


Waves hit Trang beaches, eroding shoreline, roads

TRANG, May 29 – Nearly 100 homes and shops lining Pakmeng Beach in this southern province are facing coastal erosion and high tide, according to the local village head. Winai Chusiangchaew, a village official in Sikao district, said waves two metres high have hit the coast, felling pine trees and flooding the Chaomai-Hadchanglang beach. Read […]Read More


600 kg of cannabis seized in Chumphon

CHUMPHON, May 29 – Highway police intercepted a pickup truck heading South with more than 600 kilogrammes of cannabis with an estimated street value of Bt20 million. Highway Police Commander Pol Maj Gen Pongsit Saengpetch said the pickup truck, bearing Bangkok registration plates, was detained on the Asia Highway at Ban Khuan subdistrict in Chumphon’s […]Read More