Month: February 2018


75 foreigners detained for illegal stay, working

Seventy-five foreigners have been detained in police raids across the country aimed at overstayers, people working illegally and crime. The suspects were mainly from African countries, Myanmar and the Philippines, rounded up in an operation that targeted 110 areas, police said. Full story: Bangkok Post BANGKOK POST ONLINE REPORTERSRead More


Suthep Says He’s Done With Politics, Puts Kibosh on Rumors

BANGKOK — Suthep Thaugsuban has been a lot of things in recent years: Democrat MP, street protest leader, monk and, most recently, head of a charity. But there’s one career he said he would never take up again: politician. On Tuesday the 68 year old put to rest speculation that he was on the verge […]Read More


PM calls for end to ‘sex tourism image’

Thailand has to change its image of being a sex tourism destination, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said Tuesday. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also expressed dissatisfaction in response to a Gambian minister’s negative remark about the country’s sex trade. Full story: Bangkok Post BANGKOK POST ONLINE REPORTERSRead More


PRD observes Makha Bucha Day

BANGKOK, 28 February 2018 (NNT) – The Public Relations Department has held a merit-making ceremony for this year’s Makha Bucha Day to encourage adherence to cultural practices and good deeds among its officials. Acting Director-General of the PRD Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd along with department officials gave alms to 9 Buddhist monks from Wat Intharawihan. […]Read More


School teacher and lottery vendor under arrest

School teacher Preecha Kraikruan at a school in Kanchanaburi province and a lottery vendor were put under police custody after they were formally charged for filing false claim of five lost lottery tickets that won first prize with a combined 30 million baht rewards. Crime Suppression Division (CSD) commander Pol Maj Gen Maitree Chimcherd said […]Read More


The crush is over, says Phuket airport deputy manager

PHUKET: Senior management at Phuket International Airport has played down the long queues of passengers arriving in Phuket waiting to clear immigration yesterday and today (Feb 26-27). The overload was created by flights rescheduled to arrive in Phuket outside the hours when workers were carrying out repairs to the runway and an area near a […]Read More


Cyclist, 60, killed in road crash in Loei

A 60-year-old cyclist was killed by a car on a dark road in Loei’s Muang district on Tuesday night, police said. Pol Lt-Colonel Wanit Phuduangdas, officer on duty at Muang Loei police station, said the accident happened on the Loei-Na Duang road in Ban Fak Loei village in Tambon Kudpong. Full story: The Nation By […]Read More


Philippines’ Duterte Ready to Resign in Advance – Reports

Rodrigo Duterte was elected the 16th president of the Philippines in 2016 after serving for more than 22 years as the mayor of the country’s city of Davao. The Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte won’t run for another presidential term and is ready to resign in advance, the Straits Times news outlet said Wednesday, citing Duterte’s […]Read More