Month: January 2015

News

Prayut says drawing foreign interference in Thai internal affairs is

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha called attempt by a certain group of people trying to draw foreign interference in the country’s internal affairs as an embarrassing act. “Don’t you ever feel embarrassed for drawing them into our own affairs” he said last night during his “Returning Happiness to the People,” Friday night. Read more: thaipbs.or.thRead More

News

Matichon Apologizes For ‘Blasphemous’ Cartoon

BANGKOK — Matichon newspaper has issued a formal apology for publishing a cartoon that likened former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to Jesus Christ. The cartoon, published on 26 January 2015, depicted former PM Yingluck wearing a crown of thorns, parodying the biblical tale where Jesus Christ is forced to wear a crown of thorns by […]Read More

News

Thai student, 26, slain in US

THAI AUTHORITIES are arranging to bring back the body of a female Thai student killed in Pittsburgh in the US on Thursday. Sek Wannamethee, head of the Foreign Affairs Ministry’s Information Department, said yesterday that Pittsburgh police found a man and a woman shot dead in an apartment in North Oakland on Thursday. Read more: […]Read More

Phuket

Depressed Chinese tourist attempts suicide in Phuket resort

PHUKET: A Chinese tourist was taken to Thalang Hospital this morning (January 31) after attempting suicide in the room of the Pa Khlok resort where she was staying. The tour guide for the group, Kanit Saeloh, told The Phuket News that the woman arrived in Phuket with her four friends from Yunnan two days ago, […]Read More

North

Briton being sought for the murder of his Thai girlfriend

Kanchanaburi provincial court has issued a warrant for the arrest of a Briton suspected of murdering his Thai girlfriend and stuffing her body in a red luggage which was later dumped into the Mae Klong river in Kanchanaburi province. The suspect, identified as Shane Kenneth Looker, 45, was believed to have left Thailand already. Read […]Read More

News

Thailand downgraded by US rights group

Thailand again was placed by a US-based international rights watchdog, Freedom House, among the 51 countries and territories designated as “Not Free” on the condition of political rights and civil liberties. It is the first time since 2007 that Thailand has been downgraded as “Not Free” when the country was under the administration of a […]Read More