Abhisit to meet varied groups seeking way out of political crisis

BANGKOK, April 24 — Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said he would meet representatives from varied groups to find mutually agreeable solution to bringing the country out of its political crisis. Mr Abhisit, on a four-minute video clip publicised on YouTube at 3pm Thursday, said the present political situation could not be left like this […]

NACC delays consideration of Yingluck Shinawatra’s request for more witnesses

BANGKOK, 24 April 2014 (NNT) – The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) will on April 29 decide whether or not to grant the Prime Minister permission to bring seven more witnesses into the case involving fraud in the rice pledging scheme. NACC Secretary-General Sansern Poljiak revealed that the request by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to engage […]

24 people die from H1N1 in Thailand this year

TRANG, 24 April 2014 (NNT) – Medical experts say that H1N1 virus has claimed the lives of 24 people in Thailand since early this year. Director of Trang Hospital Dr. Chaiyuth Saksornchai said that the North is hardest hit by the outbreak. The highest mortality rate was reported among patients in the 55-64 and 45-54 […]

Officials Clarify ‘Somalian Crown Prince’ News Reports

BANGKOK — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released a statement clarifying that, despite a number of media reports, the republic of Somalia does not in fact have a Crown Prince. Officials at the Ministry said they have received questions regarding recent news reports, which appeared in Manager ASTV and Daily News newspapers, claiming that […]

Pattaya Police seek arrest warrant for Songkran Shooting suspect

Pattaya Police are in the process of applying for an arrest warrant for a 25 year old man suspected of shooting a Songkran Festival reveler in North Pattaya on 19th April, who is suspected of kicking the wing mirror of the suspects motorbike, reportedly by accident. As the Songkran festivities were winding down on Saturday […]

Naked Corpse Recovered From Sattahip Bay

The naked and heavily decomposed body of a man was recovered floating in Sattahip Bay on Tuesday. A fishing boat crew had spotted the corpse floating south of Lan Kwien Island and called up a rescue team to recover it. No identification was possible because the man was found with no personal possessions and had […]

ASEAN to issue statement on Thailand’s political crisis: Surapong

BANGKOK, April 23 – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is issuing a statement expressing the regional bloc’s concern over Thailand’s political crisis and urging that a general election be held, Thai caretaker foreign minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said today. Mr Surapong, concurrently caretaker deputy premier, showed the media a draft statement sent by the […]

Ayutthaya: Red Cross Bus Crash Injures Three

AYUTTHAYA — A double-decker bus operated by the Red Cross Society crashed in Ayutthaya province this morning, injuring three people. The incident took place at a petrol station on the 25 km. mark of 347 Pathum Thani – Bang Pahan Road. Police found the Red Cross’s damaged bus and an 18-wheeler truck at the scene. […]