Tags : Tyres


Insurgents burn tires in seven districts in Yala

YALA, March 5 – Insurgents burned tires at some 40 locations in seven districts of Thailand’s southernmost province of Yala but no casualties were reported. An unknown number of persons were involved in the coordinated demonstrations of presence in the province, setting automobile tires afire at some 40 locations in seven districts of Yala, except […]Read More


Six tourists among 10 dead in Surat Thani bus crash

Six foreign tourists and four other people were killed yesterday when their coach, bound for Koh Phangan, blew a tyre at high speed, veered into a divider strip and slammed into a power pole before flipping on its side in a ditch. The bus had left Bangkok and was carrying 24 passengers as well as […]Read More


Baby at barricades of Thailand’s uncivil war

A SCREAMING toddler stands on a barricade of tyres, his upper body visible to the Thai soldiers looking through their gunsights as a protester reaches out to steady him. The image shows the clearly terrified boy being used as a human shield by Red Shirt protesters besieged in the heart of Bangkok. The video of […]Read More


Thailand protests: Red shirts defy deadline to disperse

Amid intensifying Thailand protests, antigovernment ‘red shirt’ demonstrators ignored a deadline Monday to leave their fortified downtown Bangkok camp, now ringed by troops. Bangkok, Thailand Thailand’s red shirt protesters defied a government deadline Monday to abandon an anarchic rally ringed by heavily armed security forces as the toll rose from five days of street fighting. […]Read More


Carnage and curfew in Bangkok

Thai authorities imposed a curfew on a jittery Bangkok after a weekend of violence that has left 25 people dead. The government has also ordered schools to be closed from Monday as anti-government Redshirt protesters continue to battle troops through the streets of the capital. As protesters torched a police traffic post and set fire […]Read More


Thai rivals commit to peace plan despite violence

Thailand’s government and “Red Shirts” protesters on Saturday committed themselves to a faltering peace process despite twin attacks that left two police officers dead. Grenade blasts and a drive-by shooting targeted security forces facing off against the anti-government Red Shirts at their massive rally encampment which has shut down most of Bangkok’s main shopping district. […]Read More


PM to retake Bangkok site

BANGKOK (AFP) – THAILAND’S embattled prime minister vowed to clear Bangkok’s commercial heart of anti-government Red Shirt protesters as he appeared on television on Sunday in a show of unity with his army chief. But Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva did not say when security forces would retake the Red Shirts’ vast protest site, occupied for […]Read More