Month: October 2019


Belarusian man disappears while swimming at Nai Thon Beach

PHUKET: The search continues today for a 31-year-old man from Belarus who disappeared in the sea at Nai Thon Beach last night (Oct 30). The missing tourist, M. S., was last seen playing in the water at the southern end of the beach at dusk. Full story: By Eakkapop Thongtub The Phuket NewsRead More


Thai Civilized party leader may face charges for attempting to

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai has ordered parliamentary legal affairs officials to explore the possibility of taking legal action against Thai Civilized party leader Mongkolkit Suksintharanont for allegedly attempting to smuggle explosives into Parliament to “test the efficiency of security measures”. Mongkolkit also had two bomb scanners and a representative of the scanner manufacturer with him, […]Read More


Wild Elephant Straddles Tourists’ Car in Khao Yai

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Oct 30 (TNA) – A wild elephant has straddled a car full of tourists in Khao Yai National Park, smashing rear window and car roof. The bull elephant aged 35 years which is called by park rangers as Pi Duer, meaning brother stubborn, emerged on a road inside the National Park Tuesday afternoon. […]Read More


Ex-con arrested for assault and robbery of tourists in Koh

A man accused of assaulting two foreign tourists in hotel rooms on Koh Samui in Surat Thani and stealing cash and valuables has been arrested in Nonthaburi province. Somchai Duanglai was taken into custody at an apartment room in Muang district of Nonthaburi in the early hours of Thursday by police from Bophut police station […]Read More


Phuket expat charged in Australia over child sex offences

PHUKET: P. H., a retired Australian school principal well known in Phuket for his deep involvement in local community charity projects, has been arrested in Australia on child sex offences allegedly committed as far back as the 1970s an ’80s. H., now 78, was arrested Tuesday night last week (Oct 22) while attempting to board […]Read More


Second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge officially opens

The second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge, across the Moei River in Mae Sot district of Thailand’s north-western province of Tak, was officially opened to traffic today (Wednesday). The new crossing is expected to help boost Thai exports to 100 billion baht a year, from 78 billion at present. The opening ceremony was jointly led by Thai […]Read More


Arrest warrant issued for Mae Manee for alleged Ponzi scheme

The Criminal Court today (Tuesday) issued a warrant for the arrest of Mae Manee and her boyfriend for allegedly operating a Ponzi investment scheme, which has reportedly duped hundreds of investors out of millions of baht with her offer of 93% returns. Mae Manee, or Ms. Wanthanee Tipprawet, a former online doll trader, and her […]Read More


Brit ram raider, Aussie Hell’s Angel arrested in Chon Buri

BANGKOK: A British man wanted for ram raiding a supermarket in the UK and an Australian member of the Hell’s Angels biker gang and have been arrested by Immigration officers in Chon Buri, the Immigration Bureau has reported. British national D. T., 35, was arrested in Chon Buri province after British authorities brought him to […]Read More