Month: September 2018


PM extends apology to Chinese tourist hurt by security guard

BANGKOK, 30th September 2018 (NNT) – Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha has extended an apology to a Chinese tourist hurt by a Don Muang Airport security guard, saying that it should never have happened as it greatly affects the image of Thailand. He went on to say that the authorities should control their emotions, follow […]Read More


THAI cancels flights to Osaka on Saturday and Sunday due

Thai Airways International has suspended all flights to and from Osaka on Saturday and Sunday due to the closure of Kansai airport in the face of threats from Typhoon Trami. THAI’s vice president for aviation safety and security Pratthana Pattanasiri said Saturday that Typhoon Trami was forecast to make landfall in Japan on Sunday, forcing […]Read More


Father killed, daughter wounded in Pattani gun attack

PATTANI: A man was killed and his 15-year-old daughter injured in a gun attack in Kapho district of this southern border province on Saturday evening, police said. Pol Lt Supawat Rinsan, an investigator from Kapho police station, said the incident occurred at about 7.15pm at a house at Utae Bura-ngae village in tambon Talo Duraman. […]Read More


Phuket shooting range victim dies of wounds

PHUKET: It has been confirmed today that an Australian man who shot himself in the head at a shooting range in northern Phuket yesterday died from his wounds yesterday evening. Emergency responders were called to the Asian Shooting Range in Sakoo, just south of Phuket International Airport, at 2pm yesterday afternoon (Sept 28), reported Lt […]Read More


Fireworks factory explodes in Chachoengsao

Extremely hot weather is suspected of causing an explosion at a fireworks factory in Muang Chachoengsao on Saturday afternoon that left one person injured. The roof of the factory owned by Karun Raksanont, 47, was blown off in the explosion, with the debris raining down on the neighbourhood. Full story: The Nation By The NationRead More


Fire hits Mae Sot commercial building

TAK: A fire broke out at a three-storey commercial building in the heart of the border town of Mae Sot, opposite Myanmar’s Myawaddy town across the Moei river, on Sunday morning. The fire caused about 30 million baht damage. Shortly after 1am, about 15 fire engines from the Mae Sot Municipality and nearby local administrations, […]Read More


More subsidy injected to freeze retail price of diesel at

The Energy Policy Committee has agreed to inject another 70 satang/litre to one baht/litre subsidy from the Oil Fund to freeze the retail price of diesel at 30baht/litre. Energy Minister Siri Chirapongphan said that the increased subsidy for diesel up to one baht/litre instead of 30 satang/litre was based on the assumption that global crude […]Read More