Month: December 2017

News

Second day of the “7 Dangerous Days” safety driving campaign

The second day of the official campaign to reduce fatal traffic accidents during the “7 Dangerous days” period from December 28-January 3 claimed another 49 lives and 609 injuries. Fatal accidents in two days raised total death toll to 92 deaths, and 1,107 injuries in a total of 1,053 traffic accidents. Full story: thaipbs.or.th By […]Read More

News

Yingluck Spotted in London: Report

BANGKOK — Neither police nor Pheu Thai Party would confirm that fugitive former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra was in London despite a sighting reported by a news agency. A Friday report by New TV said Yingluck, who’s on the run from a corruption conviction, was seen at a Westfield shopping mall in western London. The […]Read More

Phuket

Woman attempts to smuggle in over a kilo of cocaine

A woman from Ivory Coast, flying in from Doha, was arrested at Phuket International Airport after an airport X-ray found more than one kilogram of cocaine that she’d swallowed, wrapped in small plastic packets. The 27 year old was stopped by officials at the Phuket international airport after landing on a flight from Doha. Full […]Read More

News

727 arrested for drunk driving

A total of 727 people have been arrested for drunk driving on Thursday and Friday, the first two days of the seven-day monitoring period of drunk driving, a senior official said. Thawatchai Thaikhiew, deputy permanent secretary at the Justice Ministry, said the statistic was collected by the Corrections Department. Full story: The Nation By The […]Read More

North

One killed, 50 hurt in Phichit bus crash

PHICHIT: A teenager was killed and about 50 others injured, 16 seriously, when a packed Bangkok-Nan passenger bus veered off a highway and plunged into a tree in Bung Na Rang district early on Saturday. The fatal crash occurred at kilometre maker 60 on Highway No.117 at Dong Sai village in tambon Bung Na Rang […]Read More

North

Huge fire at Lamphun Industrial Estate

A fire broke out at a huge electronic component factory in the Lamphun Industrial Estate in Lamphun province, injuring three people. The fire happened at about 9.30am today (Saturday) at Schaffner EMC Co Ltd located inside the industrial estate and at noon was still raging although over 30 fire trucks from Lamphun and Chiang Mai […]Read More

News

Thai Police Arrest Suspects in New Year’s Bomb-Plot

Fifteen men with alleged links to insurgents in the Thai Deep South were arrested Thursday, including two suspected of plotting attacks targeting New Year’s festivities in Phang-Nga province, a southern tourist hotspot located well outside the troubled region, police said. The two suspects who were picked up in Phang-Nga were from Raman, a district in […]Read More

News

Police bust Cambodia-based scammer gang

BANGKOK, 29th December 2017 (NNT) – Police have busted a scammer gang based in Cambodia. Deputy Chief of the Tourist Police Bureau Pol Maj Gen Surachet Hakpan, today held a press conference on the arrest of the gang of 20 members following complaints that a number of victims were duped into transferring money to those […]Read More