Month: March 2017

News

Rats dine at unhealthy parliament canteen

Health officials confirmed the poor standard of hygiene at the parliament when they inspected the place on Friday, after a picture of a rat daringly eating ready-to-serve food in the canteen was shared among officials there. The health officials said the canteen of the parliament club was a building addition, with plywood walls that rats […]Read More

Bangkok

Man arrested for growing organic marijuana

Police arrested a man for growing organic marijuana with imported seeds at a house in Bangkok’s neighbouring province of Pathum Thani on Friday. Natthapol Kaewtrairat, 29, a Mahasarakham resident, was arrested at his rented house in the Mueang Ekrat housing estate in Pathum Thani’s Mueng district at about 11.30am. Full story: The Nation By The […]Read More

South

Drunk American Arrested in Prachuap With ‘Gun Necklace’

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN — An American national was under arrest Friday for carrying a firearm, which he claimed was merely a fashion accessory, police said. Karl Hammer, 39, was detained by police Thursday night in Prachuap Khiri Khan’s city center after officers received a call from a 7-Eleven worker that he was licking the window […]Read More

Isan

Dutchman, Thai woman killed in car crash in Udon Thani

A 61-year-old Dutch national was killed when his car crashed head-on with another car in Udon Thani province on Thursday night, with a Thai woman driver of the other vehicle also killed and her four passengers injured, police said. The fatal accident happened at about 8.30pm at a curve of a rural road in Ban […]Read More

News

Transport Ministry prepared for public van strike

BANGKOK, 30 March 2017 (NNT) – The Minister of Transport has assured the office is ready if public transport vans go on strike in April and has affirmed to adhere to the government’s policy on improving transport for the public. Minister of Transport Arkom Termpittayapaisit has responded to announcements by the Interprovincial Transport Van Association […]Read More

North

Friendship bridge ‘ready in two years’

The construction of the second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge is expected to be completed in two years, Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith says. The bridge, which will link Mae Sot district in Tak province with the town of Myawaddy in Myanmar, will help boost the economy and tourism industries of the two countries, he added. Full story: […]Read More

News

Thai woman ‘out of danger’ in South Korean hospital

A young Thai woman who fell into a coma and was hospitalised during her trip to South Korea is now out of danger. Raphiphon Nasaan, 25, however remains on a respirator and is unconscious at a South Korean hospital. Her medical bill between March 23 and 29 has soared to more than Bt1.2 million. Full […]Read More

News

Thai tourism sector earns 1.33 trillion baht in 6 months

BANGKOK, 30 March 2017 (NNT) – The Ministry of Tourism and Sports has revealed that the tourism revenue in the past six months increased by as much as 4.6% compared to the same period a year before. Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul disclosed that Thailand earned 1.33 trillion baht from the tourism sector from […]Read More