Month: February 2015

Bangkok

Official Denies Grounding Planes at Bangkok Airport in Revenge

BANGKOK — A top immigration official has denied allegations that he deliberately grounded planes at Bangkok’s international airport because of a personal vendetta. “I think it was a misunderstanding,” said immigration police commander Pol.Maj.Gen. Suwitpol, in response to the accusation that he ordered a 30-minute delay of all Thai Airways planes leaving from Suvarnabhumi airport […]Read More

Asia

ISIS Destroys 3,000-Year-Old Sculptures at a Museum in Mosul, Iraq

Armed with sledgehammers, drills and pickaxes, militants belonging to the ISIS are videotaped destroying ancient artefacts in a museum in Mosul, in northern Iraq. The five-minute recording was allegedly made at the Nineveh museum, and the 3,000-year-old sculptures being destroyed date back to the Assyrian Empire. This comes fresh on the heels of news emerging […]Read More

News

Prayuth Willing to Testify on 2010 Crackdown

BANGKOK — Junta chairman and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said he is willing to provide testimony to Thailand’s anti-graft agency about his role as a top army commander in the 2010 military crackdown on Redshirt protesters. On 24 February, the the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) moved forward with “abuse of power” charges against former Prime […]Read More

News

DSI to investigate its investigators

The Department of Special Investigation is probing the investigators who handled the early stages of the 12-billion-baht Klongchan Credit Union Cooperative embezzlement case to determine why they dropped charges against two alleged accomplices. Read more: Bangkok PostRead More

Pattaya

Japanese Man attempts suicide at East Pattaya home

Medics rushed to a house in East Pattaya on Tuesday Morning to assist a 40 year old Japanese Man who had attempted to hang himself using computer cables. Medics arrived at the house inside the Raviporn Village off Soi Kao Noi just before 7am and began administering CPR to Mr. (name removed), who is believed […]Read More

South

Wearing motorcycle helmets to be banned in deep South

Security authorities are considering to ban wearing motorcycle helmets in 13 districts of Narathiwat province following last week’s car bomb explosion that injured a dozen of people and damaged almost 50 shop houses. One of the suspects who was captured by surveillance cameras was riding in a motorcycle wearing motorcycle helmet. Read more: thaipbs.or.thRead More

News

Thai Airways suffers huge loss

Thai Airways International (THAI) posted a net loss of 15.57 billion baht in 2014, up by 29.8%, or 3.57 billion baht, from the 2013 loss, due mainly to the local political situation and fierce competition, airline president Charamporn Jotikasthira said on Thursday. He said the loss per share was at 7.15 baht, up from 5.52 […]Read More

Bangkok

18 Wheeler Overturns Killing 1 In Bang Bua Thong

An 18 wheeler truck crashed and overturned early this afternoon in Bang Bua Thong, Nonthaburi, killing one person and injuring several others, one seriously. Initial reports from eyewitnesses say the truck hit the pavement and flipped over crashing into several vehicles, hitting pedestrians before crashing into a roadside shop. Read more: stickboybangkok.comRead More