Month: February 2015


Thai Government Defends Hiring Relatives

BANGKOK — Top officials in Thailand’s military government have defended using the state budget to employ relatives, after it emerged that fifty-seven members of the junta’s legislature have hired family members as personal aides. A report published by the investigative newsite Isra News revealed that 57 lawmakers in the 220-member National Legislative Assembly (NLA) have […]Read More


Russian Opposition Politician Boris Nemtsov Shot and Killed in Moscow

Boris Nemtsov, a prominent opposition politician, former Russian deputy prime minister, and one of Vladimir Putin’s top critics, has been shot and killed in Moscow. The murder took place in downtown Moscow, minutes from the Kremlin, on a bridge south of the Red Square. Ilya Yashin, another opposition politician, was the first to confirm Nemtsov’s […]Read More

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai: 10kg of heroin seized after firefight

A member of a drug caravan was killed and 10 kilogrammes of heroin seized in a clash with army rangers along the Thai-Myanmar border in Chiang Mai on Friday. The rangers ordered the suspected drug traffickers to surrender but they resisted and opened fire. Read more: Bangkok PostRead More


Fire breaks out at Korat department store

A small fire broke out at the Klung Plaza Department Store in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Muang district at 1:40 pm Friday. Fire engines took about 15 minutes to control the blaze that broke out at the ceiling of the entrance from the store’s car park. Read more: The Nation By The NationRead More


Fire damages 15 shophouses opposite JJ Mall

Two people were injured after jumped off from a burning shophouse opposite JJ Mall in Chatuchak district, Bangkok Metropolis this afternoon. Altogether 15 shop houses which were mostly used to store goods were damaged in a fire which took place at about 4 pm. Read more: thaipbs.or.thRead More


Russian Attacked for ‘Not Buying Weed’ in Pattaya

CHONBURI — A foreign tourist was allegedly attacked with brass knuckles in the resort town of Pattaya early this morning because he refused to buy weed from a dealer, police say. Police described the victim as a 37-year-old Russian man vacationing in Thailand. He is receiving treatment for wounds around his mouth at Pattaya Memorial […]Read More


11 Thai Airways passengers and crew members injured from air

Eleven passengers and crew members of a THAI’s flight from Narita to Bangkok were injured when the plane encountered air turbulence mid-air on Thursday. All the injured have been sent to a hospital in Bangkok for medical treatment after the plane landed safely at Suvarnabhumi international airport Thursday afternoon. Read more: Thai PBSRead More


Ex-princess’s parents detained after confessing

Police jailed the parents of Thanpuying Srirasm Suwadee on Friday after they confessed to charges of lese majeste and arranging false statements to put a woman in prison more than a decade ago. Apiruj Suwadee, 72, and Wanthanee Suwadee, 66, reported to the Crime Suppression Division and made a confession, police said. Read more: Bangkok […]Read More