Month: July 2015


Ride Euro II-standard buses, surf the Net for free

Passengers riding 550 air-conditioned NGV-fuelled buses in Bangkok can surf the Internet for free thanks to the newly introduced Wi-Fi on board policy. The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority has announced that the free Wi-Fi onboard service covering 550 European-emission standard II (Euro II) buses will be officially launched on Saturday. Read more: The NationRead More


Buddhist spendings on religious days to exceed 10 billion baht

Buddhist spendings on religious products and necessary goods offered to monks and religious related activities this year will exceed 10 billion baht in total in three important religious days. The three significant Buddhism days are Makha Bucha, Visakha Bucha and Asalha Bucha (or Sangha day). Read more: thaipbs.or.thRead More


Bright hopes for farmers as 51 million cubic meters of

BANGKOK, 31 July 2015 (NNT) – Rain yesterday brought real hope to people living in twenty two drought-affected provinces in the Chao Phraya River Basin as it brought over fifty one million cubic meters more of water to main dams within a single day, reveals Deputy government spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd. Such a considerable amount of […]Read More


Russian-slashing ladyboy arrested in Pattaya

A 32-year-old transvestite prostitute arrested for slashing a Russian tour guide’s face in Pattaya claimed he attacked the man in a fit of anger for allegedly refusing to pay him 1,000 baht for services rendered. Phattaya “Ann” Prom-in was caught in Nakhon Sawan on Thursday and charged with assaulting 25-year-old Russian tour guide Maxim Belonozhko […]Read More


Phuket truck crushes girl, 12, drags her 150m to her

PHUKET: Police are reviewing CCTV footage in their hunt for the driver of an 18-wheeled truck-and-trailer that crushed a 12-year-old girl then dragged her body 150 metres before speeding off in northern Phuket this morning (July 31). Wassana Kaewkampa, 40, told police that she was driving her motorbike southbound and had just passed the Tha […]Read More


18 volunteers hurt in gun, Molotov attack in Yala

Eighteen defence volunteers were injured – six seriously – in gun and Molotov cocktail attacks on their village outpost in Yala’s Yaha district early Friday. An unknown number of heavily-armed assailants sprayed bullets at the volunteer outpost in tambon Baroh. Read more: Bangkok Post BANGKOK POSTRead More


Local Official Assassinated During Temple Ceremony

RATCHABURI — A 60-year-old administrative official in Ratchaburi province was assassinated during a religious ceremony at a Buddhist temple in Ratchaburi province last night. Jamnian Tiangtrong, a member of Don Sai Subdistrict Administrative Organization, was shot while he was walking in a procession with other temple-goers at Khao Tan Dharmasenani Temple at around 9pm, police […]Read More


Thieves to Return 150,000 Baht to Temple, Abbot Say

SONGKHLA — Two men who stole 150,000 baht from a Buddhist temple in southern Thailand have reportedly repented their action and plan to return the money, the temple’s abbot said. Phra Pattara Ariyo, the abbot of Na Thawee Temple, said CCTV footage shows the two men entering the temple compound on 26 July and stealing […]Read More