Month: January 2019

News

Palang Pracharat to finally invite Gen Prayut to be its

The pro-junta Palang Pracharat party will tomorrow afternoon extend a formal invitation to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to be its prime ministerial candidate in the upcoming election. Uttama Savanayana, the former industry minister and party leader, will lead a delegation of Palang Pracharat’s key members to meet with Gen Prayut at the Government House to […]Read More

South

Wife killed, husband injured in hit-and-run accident in Phatthalung

A woman was killed and her husband was severely injured on Thursday when their motorcycle was hit by an unknown vehicle as they were riding to their rubber plantation in Phatthalung. Police said nobody saw the incident take place, but passers-by spotted the body of Kanong Kachasing, 58, lying beside Wichian Kachasingm, 64, who was […]Read More

Asia

Indian Court Gives 10 Men Life in Prison for 2008

An Indian court sentenced 10 alleged militants to life imprisonment Wednesday, after convicting them for taking part in bombings that killed dozens of people in northeastern Assam state in 2008, officials said. Among those sentenced was Ranjan Daimary, chief of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) rebel group, who was arrested in Bangladesh in […]Read More

Phuket

British man barricades self in Phuket Town condo

PHUKET: Tourist Police have expressed concern for the well-being of a British man who has barricaded himself in a condo in Phuket Town for more than two weeks. The man, 50-year-old D. M., has not left the condo, at Supalai Park, since Jan 14. Full story: thephuketnews.com By The Phuket NewsRead More

North

Lampang Police Chief Suspended After ‘Three-Finger Salute’ Incident

LAMPANG — The top police official of northern Lampang province was suspended Thursday, weeks after an activist flashed an anti-junta hand gesture during a deputy prime minister’s visit there. In a police order published today, Maj. Gen. Triniyom Duangsee, who previously served as commander of the provincial police, was placed on inactive duty. The police […]Read More

Phuket

Ceiling collapse at Tesco Lotus Samkong

PHUKET: A section of the suspended ceiling collapsed at the Tesco-Lotus branch on the bypass road in Samkong this evening (Jan 31). Kathu Police reported the incident at 8.30pm. Full story: thephuketnews.com By The Phuket NewsRead More

Phuket

Arrested in Phuket Russian national bows to US extradition request

PHUKET: Russian national Anton Bogdanov, arrested at Phuket International Airport at the request of the US Government on Nov 28, has waived his right to fight extradition to the US to face cybercrime hacking charges, says the Russian embassy in Bangkok. Mr Bogdanov made decision not to fend off the extradition request in Thai court […]Read More

Pattaya

35 year old Russian tries to kill himself in Pattaya

At 1230 AM this morning a 35 year old Russian National attempted to kill himself in a state of duress at a hotel in the Pattaya area. The man was screaming and yelling and threatening to jump off his balcony after breaking the glass door to the balcony with his bare hands and body. Full […]Read More