Tags : Rumor


Phuket: Rumors of seismic proportions

PHUKET: RUMORS that the Pearl of the Andaman will be destroyed in a cataclysmic natural disaster on April 28 have spread like wildfire, and local officials have responded in classic Phuket style: by planning a number of events and parties on that date. The Phuket Gazette’s Chutharat Plerin and Kritsada Mueanhawong report on how it […]Read More


Travellers flock to Phuket despite rumours of it sinking

PHUKET, April 28 – Travellers flocked to this resort province on Saturday despite rumours it is sinking, according to its governor Tri Akaradecha. He welcomed a group of 385 Thai and foreign passengers at Phuket International Airport flying the first flight with Thai Airways to visit the province. Read more: MCOTRead More


China Punishes Internet Sites for Coup Talks

China’s state media say the government has closed down 16 websites, arrested six people, and punished two social media sites for circulating rumors about a coup. Xinhua said late Friday the crackdown came after a surge in online rumors about a coup following the dismissal of a popular politician – Bo Xilai – leader of […]Read More


Thaksin’s Italy detention just a ‘rumour’

Foreign Minister Surapong Towichukchaikul said yesterday that he was not aware of Thaksin Shinawatra being detained in Italy as reported by the Democrat Party, adding that the opposition party was only spreading rumours to discredit the former prime minister. Democrat MP Sirichoke Sopha said earlier that Italian immigration officers had briefly detained Thaksin upon arrival […]Read More


Thai PM Yingluck poised to explain her visit to Four

BANGKOK, 22 February 2012 (NNT) – Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has expressed her readiness to give clarifications to the Ombudsman regarding her recent visit to the Four Seasons Hotel which is deemed suspicious by many sides. Speaking of her personal meeting with Mr Srettha Taveesin, a property tycoon, at the Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok, […]Read More


Thai Defense Minister dismisses coup rumors as unfounded

BANGKOK, 9 February 2012 (NNT) – Thai Defense Minister Air Chief Marshal Sukumpol Suwanatat has demanded that Pheu Thai Party List MP Mr. Jatuporn Prompan stop spreading rumors about a military coup, while also urging those opposing the lese majeste law to stop their movement. According to the Defense Minister, Mr. Jatuporn said he had […]Read More


Yingluck posts picture of her lunch on Facebook

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Monday posted a picture of her lunch at the Government House canteen on her Facebook page. She wrote on her Facebook wall that she wanted to prove that she did not have expensive meal, which cost Bt200,000, as rumoured. Read more: The NationRead More