Month: January 2014


Criminal Court accepts protesters’ petition against DSI chief for malfeasance

BANGKOK, Jan 30 – The Criminal Court today accepted a complaint filed by the anti-government People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) seeking legal action against the Department of Investigation (DSI) chief for malfeasance following his move to freeze the protest leaders’ bank accounts. Suwat Apiyapakdi, a lawyer representing PDRC advisor Pipob Thongchai, petitioned the court this […]Read More


No armed foreign forces in Thailand: Royal Thai Army

BANGKOK, Jan 30 – The Thai army today confirmed that no armed foreign troops have been found in the kingdom to instigate violence but conceded that there is a possibility of some gradually sneaking across the border. Col Banpot Poolpian, spokesman of the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC), made his remark following reports of the […]Read More


Veteran Day Ceremony in Bangkok Cancelled By Protests

(30 January) Due to ongoing anti-government protests, the ceremony for Veteran Day will not be held at Victory Monument this year. Col. Paphathip Sawangsaeng, spokesperson of the Ministry of Defence, said there won’t be any honourary parade or laying of wreaths at the Monument on the Veteran Day, which falls on 3 February each year, […]Read More


Four dead, four injured in Bangkok’s Din Daeng blaze

BANGKOK, Jan 30 – Four people, including two children, died and four others were injured in a fire that raged through a two-story commercial building in Bangkok’s Din Daeng early this morning. The fire broke out at around 3am, damaging four rooms of the building in Prachasongkroh Soi 2. The building was a foodshop, selling […]Read More


Suthep says February 2 will see Bangkok ‘completely shut down’

Suthep Thaugsuban, leader of the ongoing anti-government protest, Wednesday threatened to stage a “complete shutdown” of Bangkok on the election day this Sunday. “On February 2 we will completely shut down Bangkok. Roads will be turned into pedestrian walkways and people do not have to go to vote.” Read more: The NationRead More


Swiss Cyclist Dies From Heart Attack in Hua Hin

A foreign man who was out cycling with his friends along a road in Amphur Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province collapsed to the ground suffering from a heart attack. He later died in hospital. At the incident the officers found a Mr. Altan Oscar Walzer, aged 63 a Swiss tourist lying on the road […]Read More