Month: October 2014


First DNA test on Koh Tao village chief’s son finds

The first result of tests on DNA taken from the son of an influential local leader on Koh Tao have shown no match with DNA found at the scene of the murder of two British tourists in September. The Institute of Forensic Science at the Police General Hospital reported on Friday that tests of a […]Read More


Court rejects lawsuit against Yingluck over Bt350bn water scheme

The Supreme Administrative Court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit against former PM Yingluck Shinawatra and other water-related panels on the t350-billion water-management scheme, saying it is just a plan therefore it has not yet had impacts on the public. Srisuwan Janya, chairman of Stop Global Warming Association and 44 plaintiffs filed last year a lawsuit […]Read More


Police identify Phuket rush-hour killer, move to make arrest

PHUKET: Police have identified the killer who gunned down a man in rush-hour traffic yesterday, firing several bullets into his victim before casually mounting his motorbike and riding away. “We have established the identity of the suspect and will seek a warrant for his arrest today,” Phuket Provincial Police Commander Patchara Boonyasit told the Phuket […]Read More


Train and truck crash leaves four dead, 20 injured in

Four people, including the train driver, died and 20 others injured when a third class passenger train crashed into a ten wheel truck at a railway crossing in Khon Kaen province Thursday morning. Sila station police said the incident happened at the uncontrolled crossing at Ban Nongkung in Tambon Sila of Muang district of Khon […]Read More


TAT urged to put focus on quality tourists to boost

BANGKOK, 29 October 2014 (NNT) – The Ministry of Tourism and Sports has advised the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to bring in more quality tourists in an effort to achieve the tourism income target of 2.2 trillion baht per year. Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul revealed that she has instructed the TAT to […]Read More


Thai PM to visit Cambodia tomorrow

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will make an official visit to Cambodia tomorrow on a two-day visit to strengthen relations of the two countries. The official visit during Oct 30-31 will be his second official visit to ASEAN after his visit to Myanmar on Oct 9-10. Read more: thaipbs.or.thRead More


Indian fugitive believed to be in Thailand: Immigration chief

Fugitive Indian car bomb suspect Jagtar Singh Tara may still be taking refuge in Thailand after arriving through Suvarnabhumi Airport in September, acting Immigration commissioner Sakda Chuenpakdee said on Tuesday. The fugitive, a suspect in the assassination of former Punjab chief minister, Beant Singh, entered the Kingdom on a tourist visa, Sakda said. Read more: […]Read More


‘Bomb’ found on Phuket beach

UPDATE: The ‘bomb’ found at Cape Panwa has now been identified as an M67 grenade, made in the United States. There is still no clue as to why or how it got onto the beach The spherical grenade had been stuffed into a plastic food container. Read more: thephuketnews.comRead More