Month: June 2016

Asia

Evacuation order on Fukushima to be lifted in July

On Friday the Japanese Government decided that evacuation orders imposed in Fukushima, in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami which led to one of the worst nuclear disasters in recent history, are to be lifted in July. The evacuation order which will cover part of the nearby city of Minamisoma is now set to […]Read More

Asia

Istanbul Attackers From Russia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan: Reports

A Turkish official says the Istanbul airport suicide attackers were from Russia, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan. The unnamed official quoted by Turkish and Western media on June 30 did not disclose further details. The announcement comes shortly after Turkish police said they had detained 13 people including three foreigners in connection with the June 28 attack […]Read More

News

After Bill Gates post, state moves on cable eyesore

After a decade of delay, the authorities are finally embarking on a 51.7-billion-baht programme to put 127 kilometres of overhead power lines and cables underground. The first phase of the plan, grouping all existing overhead power, telecommunications and broadcasting cables into a single platform below ground at 39 roads in Bangkok, Samut Prakan and Nonthaburi, […]Read More

News

Over 10 million Chinese tourists expected to visit the country

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) says more than 10 million Chinese tourists are expected to arrive in Thailand this year, generating earnings of more than 500 billion baht for the country. This represents a 10% increase from earlier prediction of 7%, said TAT governor Yutthasak Supasorn. Full story: thaipbs.or.thRead More

Pattaya

Thai Woman Brutally Beaten by Boyfriend’s Drinking Buddy

At 5pm on the evening of June 29 the Sawangboriboon Medics were called to attend a woman who had been badly beaten at a temporary shack in Pratumnak Soi 5, Pattaya. The victim, forty-four year old Plenfah Pengkamphu, was found to have two badly swollen eyes and was bleeding heavily from head wounds. Full story: […]Read More

North

Monk found with drugs, weapons and “masturbation equipment”

PAK KRET: — A monk in Pak Kret has been defrocked after a raid at his temple found drugs, weapons, condoms and what police described as “masturbation equipment”. The ‘equipment’ hidden in Phra Thongchai Krajangchai’s room was in fact tins fashioned to resemble women’s vaginas, reported Daily News. Full story: Thaivisa News Thaivisa / Daily […]Read More

Bangkok

Fire Breaks Out at Emporium Mall

BANGKOK — A fire broke out in the basement of luxury shopping mall Emporium this morning. Smoke poured from the Sukhumvit Road mall after the fire erupted at about 9am inside a document storage room on the mall’s basement level. It did not cause extensive damage and was quickly brought under control. No one was […]Read More