Month: December 2015


612 vehicles impounded from drunk drivers in 6 days

In the ongoing campaign against drink-driving during the New Year, authorities have impounded 612 vehicles, 547 of them motorcycles, from drunk drivers during Dec 25-30, National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) deputy spokeswoman Sirichan Ngathong said on Thursday. On Dec 30, the authorities found 3,055 violations of the drink-driving ban. Read more: thaipbs.or.thRead More


1 killed, 28 hurt in Khon Kaen when driver flips

KHON KAEN — A passenger died and 28 others injured after the driver of an inter-provincial bus bent down to pick up his mobile phone in the footwell and lost control of his vehicle. Pol Capt Pornchai Sangsila of Khon Kaen Highway police station said Yutthana Ninkham was driving a 32-seat VIP bus carrying 29 […]Read More


Germans Asked to Avoid New Year Fireworks Out of Concern

Officials in several German towns expressed concern that New Year’s fireworks may awaken painful memories of war in refugees and asked citizens to show understanding by refraining from the joyful tradition. The use of fireworks is temporarily prohibited in or near refugee residences in Arnsberg, a western German town that accepted hundreds of asylum seekers. […]Read More


Swedish “suicide” at South Pattaya Hotel

PATTAYA: — A 41-year-old Swedish Tourist reportedly committed suicide by jumping from his 5th floor room balcony at a Hotel in South Pattaya late on Wednesday Night. Police and medics were called to the Scenery City Hotel in Soi 11 of Pattaya Second Road and were directed to the side of the building where the […]Read More


NACC Drops Charges Against Abhisit Vejjajiva For 2010 Protest Crackdown

The National Anti-Corruption Commission on Tuesday dismissed malfeasance charges against former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, his then-deputy Suthep Thaugsuban and Gen Anupong Paojinda, then-army chief, in connection with the 2010 crackdowns on red-shirt protesters. An NACC investigative sub-committee, chaired by Vicha Mahakun, decided in February to charge the three for ordering the crackdown after relatives […]Read More


Tea festival kicks off in Chiang Rai

CHIANG RAI, 30 December 2015 (NNT) – The northernmost province of Chiang Rai has kicked off the tea festival held on Doi Mae Salong mountain. The festival, now in its 20th year, is held annually to promote winter tourism and the local tea industry, using the province’s the multi-ethnic society as its unique selling point. […]Read More


UNESCO dubs Phuket ‘City of Gastronomy’

PHUKET: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) dubbed Phuket a ‘City of Gastronomy’ on December 11, honoring the island’s rich culinary history and unique cuisine. “Being chosen as a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network as a ‘City of Gastronomy’ is a wonderful honor for Phuket,” said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. […]Read More