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100,000 people in Korat still affected by flood

Nakornrachsima, 18 October 2010 (NNT)- Over 100,000 residents of Nakornrachasima Province have been affected by flash floods, with roads and houses submerged under water blocking rescue teams’ access to the area.The worst flooding in decades continues to wreak havoc on Nakonrachasima, inundating hundreds of homes and thousands of rai of

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Former Queensland MP Robert Lindsay Poole charged in Thailand

A FORMER Queensland politician, Robert Lindsay Poole, has been arrested in northern Thailand and faces charges of cheating and fraud in relation to an energy company set up in Thailand.faThe 62-year-old Poole was arrested on Thursday in the Thai town of Surin.He pleaded not guilty and was released on bail

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Prachatai webmaster bailed by relatives in Khon Kaen

Chiranuch Premchaiporn, director of independent online newspaper prachatai.com was released on bail yesterday after her relatives posted Bt200,000 bail with Khon Kaen police.Police said the 43 year-old webmaster was arrested at Suvarnabhumi International Airport on Friday after her arrival from Finland, following an arrest warrant from Khon Kaen Provincial Court.

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Thai Govt calls mass gathering to counter reds

The Interior Ministry is mobilising a pro-monarchy rally to counter the mass gatherings called by the red shirt United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship today.The UDD will hold mass rallies nationwide to mark the fourth anniversary of the Sept 19, 2006 coup today.At least 50,000 members of the Monarchy Defence

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Aussies rescue four child sex workers in Thailand

AN AUSTRALIAN organisation comprising ex-police and special forces soldiers has rescued four child sex workers from an illegal brothel near the Thailand-Cambodia border.The team of volunteer operatives from The Grey Man, a Brisbane-based charity, staged the successful operation at a brothel in the Thailand town of Aranyaprathet, 1km from

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