29 year-old man arrested for robbing a cell phone store in Yala

YALA, 17 April 2014 (NNT) – The Betong Police at Yala Province have arrested a man who robbed a cell phone store and have confiscated a number of stolen goods. Police Lieutenant Colonel Piyawat Kwansri, who is Betong Provincial Police Superintendent, along with other police officers have arrested a 29 year-old man. The man was […]

Silom Sees The Biggest Gay Songkran Celebration in Asia

Foreigners in Silom witnessed the biggest gay party in Asia whilst they celebrated Song Kran festival. BANGKOK – April 16, 2014 [PDN]; The atmosphere of the celebration of the last night of Song Kran on April 15, 2014 – has seen it reduced. Silom was the talk of the international media as the biggest gay […]

Japanese Businessman robbed of gold necklace in Pattaya

In the early hours of Thursday a Japanese Businessman from Bangkok reported the theft of a 100,000 Baht Gold Necklace as he walked back to his Hotel in North Pattaya. Mr. Seiji Matsuzaki aged 69, an Executive Director of a company based in Bangkok producing Automotive Parts, reported the incident at Pattaya Police Station. Read […]

Songkran death toll hits 277 during 6-day period

BANGKOK, April 17 – Road accidents killed 277 people nationwide over the first six of the seven days of the Songkran holiday, according to the Road Safety Centre of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. Visarn Techateerawat, caretaker deputy minister of interior, said that statistics compiled by the Road Safety Centre showed that 2,754 […]

Yingluck Shinawatra requests testimony postponement

Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has requested a postponement of her testimony over her alleged violation of the constitution in connection with the transfer of National Security Council secretary-general Thawil Pliensri. Constitutional Court chief spokesman Pimol Thammapitakpong said Yingluck’s lawyer submitted a petition with the court on Friday requesting her defence statement be postponed 15 […]

Red Shirt group calls off tomorrow’s major rally

BANGKOK, April 17 – The pro-government Red Shirt group today cancelled a planned rally on Aksa Road, earlier scheduled for tomorrow, but vowed to hold political a demonstration whenever a crucial situation arises. Tanavuth Vichaidith, spokesman of the Red Shirt’s United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), said the group will re-assess the situation before […]

Thai economy on brink of recession

Thailand’s leading private “think tank” Kasikorn Research Center or KResearch says the country’s economy is on the verge of recession, blaming the prolonged political turmoil as main reason. The think tank center said the Thai economy during the first and second quarters of the year is showing limited growth of less than one percent, due […]

Thais ranks as fourth heaviest drinkers in the world

BANGKOK, 17 April 2014 (NNT) – According to a new study, Thailand ranks fourth on the list as the world’s heaviest drinkers. Out of the 44 countries studied by Euromonitor, Thais were found to be the fourth hardest drinkers at 4.5 shots per week, closely trailing behind South Korea, Russia, and the Phillippines. Read more: […]