Month: August 2014


New cabinet approved, announced in royal gazette

His Majesty the King has appointed the interim Cabinet of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. His Majesty issued a royal command, countersigned by Prayuth to appoint the Cabinet on Saturday. The new Cabinet list was announced in the Royal Gazette Sunday. Read more: The NationRead More


3 arrested over anti-Abhisit, Suthep leaflet drop

Three relatives of people killed in the 2010 political crackdown were arrested in the Chatuchak area on Sunday morning after distributing leaflets demanding criminal action be taken against former prime minister Abhsit Vejjajiva and his former deputy Suthep Thaugsuban. Read more: Bangkok PostRead More


Doctors say HM the King in better health

BANGKOK, 31 August 2014 (NNT) – The latest medical check-up of His Majesty the King has revealed that His Majesty is healthier. In its third statement, the Royal Household Bureau cited an additional report by royal physicians at Siriraj Hospital as saying that His Majesty’s nutritional condition has improved with no inflammations detected. Read more: […]Read More


Cause Of Redshirt Prisoner’s Death ‘Unclear’

BANGKOK — The cause of a 36-year-old Redshirt’s sudden death in prison this week is still unclear, says a physician who participated in a preliminary autopsy. Surakrit Chaimongkol died on 28 August while he was awaiting trial for a murder charge inside Bangkok Remand Prison. According to prison officials, Mr. Surakrit died from an asthma […]Read More


Nok Air flight makes emergency landing at Surat Thani

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, 31 August 2014 (NNT) – Nok Air Flight DD 7805 flying from Nakhon Si Thammarat Province to Don Mueang Airport today made an emergency landing in Surat Thani Province after hitting birds during the morning flight (31 Aug). The Boeing 738 aircraft departed from Nakhon Si Thammarat at 7.40am with 139 crew […]Read More


Tourists from 49 markets can now apply for 30-day visa

The Immigration Bureau has authorised 30-day extensions to tourist visas for residents of 48 countries and one territory (Hong Kong) in an effort to shore up tourism numbers hurt by the political crisis. The policy went into effect yesterday. The bureau did not say how long it would continue, but it is likely to carry […]Read More


Prayuth vows to remove Cabinet members with poor performance

The new prime minister assured Friday night that members of his Cabinet will be replaced if their performance is poor or moral standard is low. “Any Cabinet member who does not work well will be replaced. There is no limit in the number of Cabinet reshuffle. Bad people will have to go and whoever is […]Read More