Month: February 2015

News

Radical monk calls for boycott of the Sangha

OUTSPOKEN Buddhist monk Buddha Isara yesterday called for a boycott of the Sangha Supreme Council following its decision on Friday not to defrock the controversial abbot of the Dhammakaya Temple. Buddha Isara led a group of some 200 followers to the Pak Nam Phasi Charoen Temple to lodge a complaint. Read more: The Nation By […]Read More

North

Two inmates killed in prison gang brawl

KANCHANABURI — Two inmates at Thong Pha Phum District Prison were killed and five others injured in gang brawl involving about 30 inmates on Sunday. The fight broke out at 11am between a group of drug convicts from Tha Maka district and another group from Bo Phloi and Muang districts during their leisure time activities […]Read More

North

Gang Drive-By Shooting Injures Teens at Ang Thong Market

ANG THONG — Two teenagers were shot by suspected members of a rival gang while they were eating at a market in Ang Thong province last night, police say. The incident took place at around 10.30 pm on 21 February, according to Pol.Lt.Cpt. Manit Nakpaiboon, an officer at Mueang Ang Thong police station. Read more: […]Read More

South

Four men shot dead at a school in Nakhon Si

Four people were shot dead in the compound of a school in Chiang Yai district of Nakhon Si Thammarat province this morning. The victims were identified by police as Kriangkrai Chumthong, Somchai Homkhao, Thawat Buakamthong and Preecha Iadkaew. Read more: thaipbs.or.thRead More

Pattaya

2 Frenchmen nabbed for selling pirated football gear

Two French nationals have been arrested in Chon Buri’s Lamung district for buying pirated football shirts and pants for salel in France, Pattaya police superintendent Colonel Sukthad Phumpanmuang said. Olivier Simon Gui-Gui, 30, was arrested at his rented house yesterday along with 16 pieces of the pirated sportswear in 11 post boxes, a list of […]Read More

Asia

A Passenger Ferry Capsizes in Bangladesh. Again.

On Sunday noon a passenger ferry reportedly packed with more than 100 passengers was hit by a cargo vessel 40 kilometres northwest of Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital. It subsequently sank. A rescue vessel located the capsized vessel and attempted to pull it up. According to reports 37 bodies have been found and many are feared missing. […]Read More