Month: January 2014

South

Missing Chinese Kayakers Rescued In Krabi

(30 January) The authorities have rescued two Chinese tourists who had gone missing during their kayak excursion in Krabi province last night. The pair, described by witnesses as a husband and wife, went missing after they and one mutual friend rented a kayak boat in Ton Sai bay at around 18.00 last night, and rowed […]Read More

South

Two rangers killed in Pattani bombing

PATTANI, Jan 30 – A bombing in this southern border province on Thursday killed two rangers in a teacher protection unit, according to local police. Police investigators rushed to inspect the scene and found the body of a slain ranger at the scene. Read more: MCOTRead More

Phuket

All safe after dramatic dive boat sinking near Phuket

PHUKET: Swedish daily newspaper Aftonbladet has published video of a the dramatic sinking yesterday (January 29) of a dive boat near Koh Tachai. Luckily, the Phuket-based dive boat Peter Pan was close by to rescue all on board the Ranong-based Aladdin, which began to take on water at around noon, sinking so fast that passengers […]Read More

Phuket

German couple lost in Phuket jungle, found safe

PHUKET: A German couple lost in a huge protected forest in central Phuket last night was returned to safety early this morning. Jurgen Strempel, 51, and his wife Ludecke, 49, called the Tourist Police hotline 1155 at about 8pm, said Lt Adul Boonrat of the Thalang Police. Read more: The Phuket GazetteRead More

News

DSI chief says five key PDRC protest leaders are foreigners

The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) says five foreigners are among the leaders of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (DPRC) now protesting the caretaker government and February 2 election. The DSI chief Tarrit Pengdit, however, did not elaborate the nationals of the five foreigners he claimed are among the PDRC leaders but said he would […]Read More

News

Civil Court accepts petition seeking to revoke Emergency Decree

BANGKOK, Jan 30 – Thailand’s Civil Court on Thursday accepted for consideration a petition from the anti-government protest leader seeking to revoke the emergency decree, with an urgent hearing being held this afternoon to rule whether or not to issue a temporary injunction against the measure. Former Democrat MP-turned-protest leader Thaworn Senneam of the People’s […]Read More

News

Red shirts in Chiang Mai in favour of new capital

The red shirt movement in Chiang Mai province has prepared a retreat for caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra should the military stage a coup d’etat. In that case, Yingluck government can be relocated to Chiang Mai, the home province of the Shinawatra clan, with the Northern city becoming the capital. Read more: The NationRead More