Month: June 2018

Bangkok

152 street racers held in Pathum Thani

A major crackdown on street racing in Pathum Thani has resulted in the arrests of 152 motorcyclists, along with the creators of two Facebook pages promoting the illegal activity and the leaders of two rival racing gangs. A combined team from the Tourist Police Bureau (TPB) and Pathum Thani police rounded up 137 adults and […]Read More

News

Tham Luang cave: Navy SEAL moves closer to target area

As the search for the 12 young football players and their coach trapped in Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai enters the second week today, a SEAL unit of the Royal Thai Navy has reached a spot inside the cave closer to where they are believed to be taking refuge. A report on the Thai […]Read More

Phuket

Fire guts furniture warehouse in Wichit

Fire fighters, along with about 10 fire trucks, have been fighting a fire at a furniture warehouse in Wichit today (June 30). Officers from the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) stationed at Wichit Municipality were notified of the fire in a Soi at the back of a SuperCheap Store, near Kajonkiet Pattana School […]Read More

News

14,000 migrant workers face deportation

As the registration of migrant labourers reaches its deadline on Saturday, over 14,000 undocumented workers have still not completed the process, Labour Minister Adul Sangsingkeo said. He urged employers to ensure all their staff were legally registered with the ministry’s one-stop service (OSS) centres. An estimated 14,298 people, mostly from neighbouring countries, are now suspected […]Read More

News

Srivara defends his questioning of officials at Tham Luang cave

Pol Gen Srivara Rangsibrahmanagul, the national deputy chief, has come under attacks in the social media for what is seen as an act of intimidation toward officials working to save the lives of the 12 young footballers and their coach trapped in Tham Luang Cave. A video clip showing Pol Gen Srivara questioning two officials […]Read More

Asia

Japan Calls on 26,000 People to Evacuate as Typhoon Nears

TOKYO (Sputnik) – The residents of Miyazaki Prefecture in the Kyushu Island were urged to evacuate by the authorities as Japan’s southwestern regions might be hit by the natural disaster on Sunday and Monday, according to the NHK broadcaster. Around 26,000 people in southern Japan were advised to evacuate by the authorities as the Prapiroon […]Read More

Isan

Farang Marriage Training Clinic Coming to Isaan

BANGKOK — Got questions about your farang? Good news: The government announced Friday it may open a pilot learning center in Khon Kaen province for Thai women marrying foreign men. After visiting Germany to meet a network of Thai women in Europe, a top social welfare official said the idea is being considered based on […]Read More

South

B100m of meth found hidden in Mercedes, driver arrested

SURAT THANI: A drug courier was arrested after more than 500,000 methamphetamine pills worth about 100 million baht were found hidden in a Mercedes-Benz he was driving in Ban Na San district. Sompot Pattanamachaising, 34, of northern Mae Hong Son province, was stopped on Tuesday at a police checkpoint at Yang Ung intersection on Asia […]Read More