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  • Thailand News

    Phatthalung son kills mother after refusal to give him money

    A tragic family dispute occurred in Phatthalung this morning, as a son violently stabbed both of his parents after they refused to give him money. This resulted in his mother’s death, and his father was left severely injured. Police in Pa Bon District, Phatthalung, received a distress call about a fatal stabbing at a house in Khuan Sai Subdistrict. Upon…

  • Health

    Beware as kratom usage is linked to skin hyperpigmentation

    Imagine buying an over-the-counter herbal supplement, only to end up with strange blue-grey patches on your skin. That’s the surprising and alarming reality for some users of kratom, a plant-based supplement gaining popularity for its opioid-like effects. Widely available in convenience stores, smoke shops, and online, kratom is now being linked to cases of hyperpigmentation, most notably on the face…

  • Health

    Hot flashes in menopausal women: A warning sign for heart and metabolic issues

    Hot flashes, those sudden surges of heat and sweat that many women experience during menopause, may be more than just an uncomfortable nuisance. Emerging research suggests that these vasomotor symptoms could be a red flag for more serious health issues, including an increased risk for heart and metabolic problems. At the ongoing ENDO 2024 meeting in Boston, a groundbreaking study…

  • Thailand News

    Worm found in chicken sausage roll sparks online outrage (video)

    A TikTok user experienced a shocking discovery when she found a worm crawling out of her chicken sausage roll, leading to widespread disgust online. The incident occurred yesterday when TikTok user @ttx_yk posted a video showing the unsettling moment. In the video, she explained that she had just bought the chicken sausage roll and had already eaten one piece before noticing…

  • Thailand News

    Thousands rally to greet Thaksin in Korat homecoming

    The red shirts are rolling out the red carpet for Thaksin Shinawatra, as the paroled former prime minister prepares for his first visit to the northeastern province in almost two decades today. Kowit Khorhenklang, a fervent supporter of Thaksin, anticipates a crowd of 3,000 to join him at Wat Sangkha Chinaram in Sida district this afternoon. Thaksin will attend the…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand Video News | Singapore Airlines turbulence tragedy, Looted ‘Golden Boy’ artefact repatriated from USA

    In this Thailand video news, Alex covers recent news from Thailand, passengers on a Singapore Airlines flight recounted the chaos during severe turbulence that led to a fatal heart attack and multiple injuries. A British tourist’s vacation in Phuket ended tragically following a jet ski accident. Thailand’s Defence Minister plans to review special laws in the Deep South amidst rising…

  • Thailand News

    Scandal rocks PM Srettha: Ethics violation accusation

    Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin remains resolute amid an ethics complaint that could see him suspended. While on an official visit to Italy on Sunday, PM Srettha addressed the brewing controversy. A group of acting senators filed a complaint with the Constitutional Court, accusing him of violating the code of ethics in his recent appointment of PM’s Office Minister Pichit…

  • Thailand News

    Thai diner food fight: Apology served amid delivery rider accusations

    A Thai restaurant apologised after accusing food delivery riders of eating customers’ food before delivering it. Netizens believed the issue was made up to promote the restaurant. The restaurant, Monster by Tong, took to Facebook yesterday, May 14, alleging that a driver had consumed a portion of a customer’s grilled meat and rice, providing a picture as evidence. “Rider sneaks…

  • Thailand News

    Japanese intern shares air conditioner tips to save thousands

    A Japanese man residing in Taiwan shared an enlightening experience from his internship at an air conditioner manufacturing plant. Drawing from the wisdom of air conditioner manufacturers with over 26 years of experience, Takashi Matsuno disclosed tips for operating air conditioners efficiently, which could be unknown to many. The expert advice began with a simple yet crucial point: avoid frequently…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s record-breaking electricity usage heats up weekend

    A record-breaking increase in electricity usage was registered in Thailand over the weekend as the nation grappled with soaring temperatures. The Ministry of Energy confirmed late Saturday that power demand peaked at 36,356 megawatts, surpassing the previous record set on Monday, April 22. Extreme heat has been particularly severe in the country’s northern and northeastern regions. The Meteorological Department of…

  • Transport News

    Songkran festival sees 1% rise in public transport usage in Thailand

    Public transport usage during this year’s Songkran festival experienced a 1% increase compared to the corresponding period in the previous year, with around 5.6 million travellers across Thailand, as reported by the Transport Ministry. The minister, Suriya Juengrungreangkit, reassured that the public transport networks were effectively managing the increased number of passengers and vehicles on the country’s main transportation routes.…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok police nab repeat offender with drugs worth thousands

    Bangkok’s narcotics suppression police made a significant arrest yesterday, detaining a 35 year old drug dealer in the Bang Sue district. The individual, Thawatchai, had been covertly distributing drugs to local youth and was found with a substantial stash of methamphetamine, ecstasy, ketamine, and Yaba pills at his residence. This latest operation was led by Police Colonel Suradet Chatthai, the…

  • Phuket News

    Patong businesses deny service refusal to Thai nationals

    The vibrant tourist hotspot of Patong in Phuket has come under scrutiny amid allegations circulating on social media platforms. Claims suggest that certain local businesses have been denying service to Thai nationals. In response to these allegations, Weerawit Kreuasombat, the President of the Patong Entertainment Business Association (PEBA), has stepped forward to speak on behalf of the businesses in question.…

  • World News

    Beggar with luxury SUV earns thousands at flea market

    A beggar at a flea market was shockingly discovered to be the owner of a luxury SUV, earning more in a few hours than those who gave him money. The incident left officials astonished and opened a dialogue on the issue of beggars. During a routine check at the Sri Jaya night market in the Maran district of Pahang, Malaysia…

  • Thailand News

    Brief encounter: Thai man in underwear dodges death after sick leave refusal sparks murder attempt

    A Thai man narrowly escaped death and urgently sought help from a neighbour while clad only in his underwear, after a subordinate tried to kill him for rejecting a sick leave request. The suspect was arrested yesterday, January 31. Deputy District Chief Rojanin Borwonthitichairat filed a complaint against his subordinate, 39 year old Adul, at Nonsuwan Police Station at about…

  • Cannabis News

    Cannabis crusade: A glimpse into the Thailand’s cannabis law reforms in 2024

    In 2021, Thailand made great strides in its approach to cannabis regulation, becoming the pioneer nation among its Southeast Asian counterparts to decriminalize the use and possession of marijuana. This groundbreaking move has led to an explosion of marijuana-related businesses throughout the country and propelled Thailand into new economic territories. Thailand strives towards cannabis regulation reform The growth of this…

  • Thailand News

    Thai woman challenges traditional roles with refusal to iron husband’s clothes

    A Thai woman has taken to an online forum to vent about her mother-in-law’s nagging over her refusal to iron her husband’s clothes. The woman, who works away from home and returns only on weekends, argues that her husband should be able to iron his clothes. The woman revealed that she lives with her husband’s family but works and resides…

  • World News

    Claudine Gay steps down amid plagiarism and anti-semitism accusations

    Claudine Gay, the first black dean of Harvard University, stepped down amid accusations of plagiarism and allegations associated with anti-semitic sentiments within the institution. Alan M. Garber has been appointed as her successor. Gay, the dean of the prestigious Harvard University, announced her resignation amid a plagiarism controversy and her criticized endorsement of the US Senate committee’s anti-semitic attitudes within…

  • World News

    South Korean opposition leader Lee Jae-myung survives stabbing attack in Busan

    South Korean opposition leader Lee Jae-myung was stabbed while making a public announcement in Busan. Following the incident, authorities immediately apprehended the attacker. Lee, who lost the presidential election in 2022, was transported to the hospital approximately 20 minutes post-assault and is currently conscious. Lee Jae-myung, who suffered a defeat in the 2022 presidential polls, was stabbed on the left…

  • Thailand News

    Thousands gather in Thailand for New Year’s blessings and cultural preservation

    New Year’s Day was marked with customary merit-making and prayers for blessings across Thailand, with thousands of locals and tourists converging at popular sites to witness the first light of 2024. An estimated 5,000 individuals turned out to give alms to over 200 Buddhist monks and novices at the city pillar in Muang district, Khon Kaen province. The event symbolised…

  • Thailand News

    Thai man kills girlfriend in jealousy and refusal to convert to Islam

    A Thai man killed his girlfriend in a luxury condominium in the Jana district in the southern province of Songkhla before taking his own life. The motives for the murder were reportedly jealousy and the woman’s refusal to convert to Islam. Officers from Hat Yai Police Station were called to the murder-suicide in room number 13 on the 25th floor…

  • Thailand News

    Thai lottery vendor accused of fraud in refusal to pay 18,000 baht prize

    A Thai woman filed a complaint against a lottery vendor accusing her of fraud after the seller refused to pay a prize of 18,000 baht on the December 1 draw. The 51 year old real estate business operator, Aramsri Hathongkham, filed a complaint with the officers at Mueang Ubon Ratchathani Police Station in the Isaan province of Ubon Ratchathani on…

  • Thailand News

    Call scams: Ministry’s shocking move to suspend thousands of numbers

    In a bold move to tackle the rising tide of call scams, the Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry unveiled a groundbreaking plan: any telephone number making over 100 calls per day will face immediate suspension. DES Minister Prasert Chantararuangthong dropped this bombshell yesterday, December 12, revealing that an astonishing 80,000 individuals had reported falling victim to call scams within…

  • Thailand News

    Kathin ceremony at Wat Sawang Arom draws thousands

    Thousands flocked to the renowned Wat Sawang Arom in Nakhon Pathom province for the robust Kathin ceremony today. The event saw an overwhelming response, with a crowd of devotees and locals filling the temple grounds, arriving as early as dawn to offer Kathin trees in an act of merit-making. The holy Kathin ceremony event was marked by an atmosphere of…

  • Phuket News

    Shade crusaders: Phuket’s Multicoloured Umbrella Group seeks sun-soaked justice from governor for beachfront comeback

    The sandy shores of Phuket reverberated with a plea for help from a collective of former umbrella vendors, now united as the Multicoloured Umbrella Group. Previously engaged in setting up beach umbrellas at Karon, these individuals are now appealing for the intervention of Phuket Governor Sophon Suwannarat. Their request? A fair reinstatement to their beachfront locations, allowing them to resume…

  • Thailand News

    Chiang Mai MP refutes accusations of falsifying documents for party funds

    Chiang Mai’s Move Forward Party (MFP) MP, Phattarapong Leelaphat, refuted accusations of falsifying documents to garner financial support from his party yesterday. This controversy was brought to light by the Democrat Party’s Tankhun Jittitsara on Wednesday, November 8. In response to the allegations, Phattarapong took to Facebook, dismissing the claims as baseless. The politician explained that most of the funds…

  • Thailand News

    Fashion faux pas: Cleaning company mistakenly discard bag of high-end clothes worth thousands of baht

    A woman was left stunned after her bag of high-end designer clothes, left for laundry in an upscale condo, was thrown out by the cleaning staff. The cleaning company declined responsibility, claiming they were unaware of the bag’s value and couldn’t afford compensation. The woman, a resident of an upscale condo in the city centre, found herself in a shocking…

  • Thailand News

    Chiang Rai man discovers three-carat natural pearl worth thousands of Thai baht

    A three-carat natural pearl discovered inside a clam has been confirmed as genuine. The owner, who hails from Buasali, Mae Lao, Chiang Rai, vowed to keep the valuable find for its auspicious significance rather than sell it. Yesterday, in Chiang Rai, the news of 45 year old Sethapong Sivavong’s unusual discovery, a 1-centimetre pearl inside a clam, made headlines. Sethapong,…

  • Thailand News

    MFP MP clarifies sexual harassment accusation, second MP faces same claim

    After a Move Forward Party (MFP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Prachin Buri province was accused of sexual harassment, another MP faced the same allegation. Details of his identity have not yet been released. The Facebook page What MFP Lying About Today (วันนี้ก้าวไกลโกหกอะไร) recently accused Prachin Buri MP, Wuttipong “Jae” Thonglao, of sexually harassing a member of the MFP’s volunteer…

  • Thailand News

    Thai police ‘tourist-trap’ scammer nabbed: Hundreds of thousands in baht swindled

    A recent raid by the Thai police led to the arrest of a 52 year old man who is accused of scamming unsuspecting victims out of several hundred thousand baht through a fraudulent tour operation. The Thai man’s arrest occurred yesterday at a Surat Thani residence. A concerted effort by law enforcement, spearheaded by officers from the 5th Crime Suppression…