Month: February 2019

Bangkok

Chaos at Suvarnabhumi as flights cancelled due to escalating India

About 5,000 Thai and foreign tourists were stranded at Suvarnabhumi International Airport on Wednesday night after flights bound for Europe were abruptly cancelled, or turned back shortly after departure, due to the escalating armed conflict between India and Pakistan in Kashmir. The departure lounge became chaotic as passengers were informed of the cancellations. The same […]Read More

Phuket

Patong tuk-tuk driver wanted for attacking Chinese women tourists

PHUKET: Cherng Talay Police have requested their Patong counterparts to track down a tuk-tuk driver wanted for assaulting a Chinese female tourist during an argument in early hours of this morning (Feb 27). Police became aware of the incident after Songpol Watsang, Assistant Phu Yai Baan (Village Chief) of Moo 4 Baan Pa Sak in […]Read More

News

THAI Resumes Flights to Europe Today

BANGKOK, Feb 28 (TNA) – Thai Airways International (THAI) has resumed flights to Europe today after it was allowed to pass through China’s airspace, said Flt.Lt. Prathana Pattanasiri, THAI’s Vice President of Aviation Safety, Security and Standards Department. Pakistan airspace closure forced the national flag carrier to reroute its Europe flights after thousands of passengers […]Read More

Bangkok

Man wanted for armed holdup of cash van arrested

One of two men wanted for the armed holdup of an armoured cash delivery van and theft of 7.2 million baht in Bangkok’s Nong Khaem district on Saturday night has been arrested. Jirayut Suanmi, 20, was apprehended on Phetkasem Road on Wednesday and taken to his house in Bang Bon, where officers found a black […]Read More

Pattaya

Chon Buri brothers arrested for stealing motorcycles to sell to

Chon Buri police have arrested two brothers and a gang leader for allegedly stealing more than 20 motorcycles to export to Cambodia or dismantle for parts. Police arrested the brothers at their rented house in Tambon Huay Kapi of Muang district on Wednesday after a month-long investigation, and their account led to the arrest of […]Read More

News

Amnesty for Cannabis Possession

BANGKOK, Feb 27 (TNA) – Individuals or organizations that possess or use cannabis must register themselves for amnesty within 90 days after the announcement in the Royal Gazette was put into effect today. They can register themselves to possess and use cannabis for medical purposes at the Food and Drug Administration Office in Bangkok or […]Read More

Asia

Landslide Kills 1, Buries 60 at Gold Mine in Indonesia’s

According to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (NBDM), cited by Reuters, at least 13 people were rescued Wednesday at the site of the gold mine landslide. According to Reuters, Indonesian rescuers were searching for survivors after more than 60 people were reportedly buried by the collapse of an illegal gold mine on the […]Read More

Asia

Ex-Philippine Muslim Rebels Formally Take Over Autonomous Region in South

Former separatist guerrillas formally assumed the leadership of an autonomous Muslim region in the southern Philippines on Tuesday, despite the presence of Islamic State-linked militants in the region and discontent from ex-colleagues about being left out. At a ceremony in southern Cotabato city, Murad Ebrahim, who led the 10,000-strong Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) during […]Read More