Tags : Villagers


Army rangers kill four Pattani villagers: Region 4 commander

PATTANI, March 21 – Army Region 4 commander Lt-Gen Udomchai Thammasarorat conceded on Wednesday that an independent fact-finding panel concluded that Thai army rangers mistakenly shot dead four villagers in Pattani on Jan 29, and compensation was given to the families of the slain civilians. An unknown number of assailants attacked a ranger base in […]Read More


Two killed in far South roadside bomb ambushes

PATTANI, YALA, March 15 – Violence continued unabated in Thailand’s southern border region on Thursday with one policeman and one villager killed in separate roadside bomb ambushes in Pattani and Yala. The first incident took place in Pattani province when presumed insurgents detonated an explosive device buried alongside the Pattani-Yala 410 Road. Read more: MCOTRead More


Drought silver lining: exposed Lampang riverbed opens gold rush

LAMPANG, Feb 2 – Near-drought conditions in this northern province have revealed a ‘silver living’ amid the cloud of bad news, as exposed riverbeds are now yielding alluvial gold deposits collected over time from the erosion of nearby hills. Villagers here are rushing to converge on the Wang River to pan for gold, a speculative […]Read More


Defence volunteer shot dead in Pattani

PATTANI, Feb 1 – A defence volunteer was gunned down in this southern border province on his way back from sending his daughter to school on Wednesday morning. Thanong Sinthu, 40 was en route to his military base when two gunmen on a motorcycle followed him and shot the defence volunteer three times in his […]Read More


Village defence volunteer gunned down in Narathiwat

NARATHIWAT, Jan 31 – A village defence volunteer was shot dead on Tuesday in Bacho district of this southern border province while working on his garage. The dead man was identified as Buraheng Maha, 58. He was found lying dead next to a pickup truck in the unfinished garage. Read more: MCOTRead More


Two villagers killed in Pattani shootings

PATTANI, Jan 6 – Two local residents were shot dead on Friday in separate insurgent attacks, the latest in this restive southern province. The first incident occurred in Sai Buri district when Sakariya Karubi, 36, was driving his pick-up truck to his home around 11.30am and he was attacked by an unknown number of gunmen […]Read More


12 districts in Songkhla declared disaster zones

SONGKHLA, 2 January 2012 (NNT) – Twelve districts, out of 16, in Songkhla Province have been declared flood disaster zones; however, the overall flood situation has improved, with the water levels in Hat Yai expected to reduce today. According to Hat Yai News Center, 12 districts in Songkhla including Hat Yai have been declared disaster […]Read More


First death reported in Hat Yai as flood spreads in

SONGKHLA, Jan 1 – A villager reportedly drowned in flood-hit Hat Yai district of the southern Songkhla province as flooding has extended to many provinces in the South following two days of incessant rains. The drowning victim’s identity has yet to be released by local authorities. Read more: MCOTRead More