Month: January 2014

News

PDRC plans mass protest for the election day on Sunday

The People’s Democratic Reform Committee will launch a three-day campaign starting Thursday to urge people to join a mass protest on the election day on Sunday. PDRC spokesam Ekkanat Promphan said Wednesday that the mass protest was intended to put pressure on caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to stand down in order to pave the […]Read More

Technology

Bangkok Governor Defends ‘Spy Camera’ On Mobile Toilets

(29 January) Police officers at the Police Club have been alarmed by discovery of small CCTVs on mobile toilets provided by Bangkok authority. The cameras were reportedly attached to toilet paper cartridges next to the sinks on both male and female mobile toilet cars stationed at the Police Club, which serves as headquarters of the […]Read More

Chiang Mai

Bus carrying Chinese tourists crash with van in Chiang Mai,

Thirty people were injured when a tour bus collided with a van Wednesday in Chiang Mai’s San Sai district. The accident occurred at noon when the bus, carrying 24 Chinese tourists, emerged from the Mae Khao Intersection tunnel and crashed into a van carrying four European passengers on a nearby ring road. Read more: The […]Read More

News

PM Yingluck Shinawatra faces impeachment charges over rice subsidy scheme

BANGKOK, 29 January 2014 (NNT) – The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has resolved to investigate Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for negligence of duty in the controversial rice support scheme. If found guilty by the NACC, Ms Yingluck will be subject to impeachment. NACC Member Wicha Mahakhun said the commission would launch a probe against the […]Read More

Bangkok

M-79 grenade fired into Lat Phrao rally site, one protester

BANGKOK, Jan 29 – An M-79 grenade was fired into the rally site of the anti-government protesters at the Lat Phrao five-way intersection, wounding one protester and damaging two cars. Issara Somchai, a key leader of the anti-government People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), said he heard an explosion at 3.47am at the Chatuchak Park rally […]Read More

News

Disease control office confirms no report of H7N9 outbreak in

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, 29 January 2014 (NNT) – The southern office of the Disease Prevention and Control Department confirmed that there have been no reports of outbreaks of the new fatal H7N9 virus from China in Thailand. The office has nonetheless advised poultry farmers to notify the Livestock Development Department of any unusual illnesses in […]Read More

South

Girl, 7, among three shot dead in Narathiwat

Three people were killed including a seven-year-old girl when suspected insurgents opened fire at a villager’s pick-up with an AKA rifle yesterday afternoon in Narathiwat’s Ra Ngae district, Ra Ngae police superintendent Pol Colonel Jiradech Phrasawang said. Read more: The NationRead More