Month: July 2017

News

Prayut-Yingluck in war of words over assets seizure

The freezing of assets of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra had nothing to do with the rice-pledging scheme case in which the Supreme Court’s criminal division for holder of political positions set to hand down the verdict on August 25, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today (July 27). Gen Prayut was responding to Ms Yingluck, […]Read More

Asia

Philippine Police: Mayor, 14 Others Killed in Drug Raids

A mayor, his wife and at least 13 others were killed Sunday when Philippine police launched predawn raids at the homes of local politicians accused by President Rodrigo Duterte of being drug traffickers. Among those killed was Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog of southern Ozamiz city, his wife, Susan, and brother, Octavio, who was a town official. […]Read More

Asia

China Bans Uyghur Language in Xinjiang Schools

Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang region have issued a directive completely banning the use of the Uyghur language at all education levels up to and including secondary school, according to official sources, and those found in violation of the order will face “severe punishment.” The new ban marks one of the strongest measures yet from […]Read More

News

CNN Travel readers list seven Thai dishes among World’s 50

BANGKOK, 31 July, 2017 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) announced that CNN Travel readers have listed seven Thai dishes among the World’s 50 Best Foods on its Facebook poll. The list is a reformatted and republished version of the original article published in 2011. Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, the TAT Governor said, “We’re thankful […]Read More

South

Power pole left in the middle of the road –

A story about a power pole left in the middle of construction of a new concrete road hit several Thai media outlets. But neither the Tnews story nor one in more detail from Manager mentioned that it might be dangerous if anyone tried to use the road. Full story: THaivisa News Thai Visa NewsRead More

Isan

Pattani couple arrested with 1.8m yaba pills

A Pattani couple were arrested in Udon Thani’s Muang district on Friday night while allegedly trying to transport 1.8 million yaba pills worth Bt150 million from a warehouse on Mitraparp Highway to the South. Police told a press conference on Monday that the couple – Annop Puteh, 44, and wife Suhaila Deuramae, 21 – who […]Read More

Bangkok

Colombian theft gang busted in Nonthaburi

Nonthaburi provincial police yesterday busted a Colombian theft gang and arrested two Colombian and one Puerto Rican nationals shortly after the gang broke into a house and stole several items out. The gang was said to have committed at least six break-in robberies in Bangkok, Nonthaburi, and Ratchaburi province in the past several months. Full […]Read More

Bangkok

Don Mueang off-ramp closed for repairs

Travellers have been told to allow for at least three hours if they’re going from downtown Bangkok to Don Mueang airport by road as roadworks in the area get under way. The Highways Department plans to rebuild a ramp connecting the airport with the adjacent Vibhavadi Rangsit Road. The work is part of a project […]Read More