Month: February 2015

News

Meal of puffer fish kills 2 men in 60s

Chanrit Boonsorn, 60, was pronounced dead at the local hospital yesterday. His 64-year-old neighbour in tambon Hua Reu, Boonma Jumket, also died on Saturday after eating soup made from puffer fish he caught in Lam Nam Siew. The meal was so toxic that when the remaining soup was poured out to feed chickens, 11 of […]Read More

South

Teen Gangs Trade Gunshots, Burn Vehicles in Ranong Town Center

RANONG — More than 40 teenagers belonging to two rival gangs clashed in the town center of Ranong province last night, police say. The skirmish broke out shortly after midnight when several dozen teenagers arrived on motorcycles and opened fire on another group of teens at an internet cafe, police say. Read more: khaosodenglish.com By […]Read More

Pattaya

German businessman dies of gun wound in Pattaya

Pattaya, Chon Buri:- A German businessman died of a gun wound on his head early Monday while his girlfriend told police that he turned the gun on himself. Pol Maj Jirasak Aebfaeng, an interrogator of Nongplua police station, said Arthur Wilhelm Grudda, 41, was pronounced dead at Bangkok-Pattaya Hospital. Read more: Thaivisa News – By […]Read More

Phuket

Body of British man found floating in sea off Phuket

PHUKET: The body of an British man was found floating off of Koh Hae (Coral Island) yesterday afternoon (February 23). It is believed that the man had had a lot to drink the night before and had wondered into the sea. At 1:30pm yesterday, Chalong investigator, Lt Wuttiwat Leangboonjinda and his team were called to […]Read More

News

Theater Activists Jailed Over Satirical Play About Monarchy

BANGKOK — Two theater activists were sentenced to two years and six months in prison today for putting on a play about a fictional kingdom that judges said “insulted” the Thai monarchy. Patiwat Saraiyaem, 23, and Porntip Mankong, 26, were arrested last August on charges of lese majeste for their role in “The Wolf Bride,” […]Read More

News

Tourism minister extends condolences on death of Chilean cyclist

BANGKOK, Feb 23 – Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul expressed her concern after a 48-year-old Chilean was killed in a collision by a pickup truck in Thailand. She will call for investigation of the traffic accident and improved road safety measures. Her response was in relation to the death of Juan Francisco Guillermo. Read […]Read More

North

Two held for smuggling of 68 migrants

CHAI NAT — Two Thai men were arrested as they attempted to allegedly smuggle 68 illegal Myanmar migrant workers into the country on Monday. The suspects – Somnuak Thamrongsak, 48, from Nonthaburi, and Preecha Singyoo, 50, from Nakhon Sawan – were apprehended while transporting the migrants on two vans. Read more: Bangkok PostRead More

Bangkok

Police hunt for man for causing bomb scare at BTS

Police are gathering evidence to seek an arrest warrant for a man who caused public panic by allegedly leaving a suspicious box at the Skytrain’s Phya Thai station on Sunday. Bomb disposal officials found that the box contained no explosive devices, only a digital camera. Read more: The Nation By The NationRead More