Ryan Turner

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok authorities crack down on vapes, raiding stores

    Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya authorities cracked down on the sale of vapes near schools, seizing 1.6 million baht worth of products. Led by the Consumer Protection Committee, the operation aims to protect public health, particularly children, from the dangers of nicotine addiction The Secretary-General of the Consumer Protection Committee Thosarat Thanitiphan assigned a special operation centre led by the Director…

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    Jealous durian vendor’s ex-partner opens fire, injuring two

    The serene atmosphere of the Thung Kok Police Station was shattered yesterday evening as a durian vendor raced to the station, revealing the gunshot wounds he received from his jealous ex-wife. The incident transpired at a Suphan Buri residence, approximately 5 kilometres away from the police station. The driver, 55 year old Aphichot was shot, and sustained injuries to his…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya terrorised by two fires in the night, locals evacuated

    Two major fires erupted in Pattaya in the early hours this morning, terrorising locals and tourists alike. The first fire erupted at a well-known shopping centre in Nong Prue district, and the second incident erupted at a high-rise condominium on South Pattaya Road. A large amount of smoke emerged from the mall, frightening many tourists strolling along Pattaya Beach. The…

  • Thailand News

    Sibling bludgeoned to death by older brother over vegetable dispute

    A shocking case of sibling rivalry unfolded today after an argument over littering in a vegetable garden had escalated to brutal levels in Bangkok, culminating with the older brother bludgeoning the younger brother to death with a table leg. Earlier today, Police Captain Jirannathin Klinniran of the Samre Police Department received a report of physical assault with casualties inside an…

  • Thailand News

    Class commotion: Gridlock grips Nakhon Ratchasima’s first day

    The scene on the first day of classes in Nakhon Ratchasima today was chaotic because of a traffic gridlock. Along the main city streets, in front of four large educational institutions in the city centre, over 14,000 students were caught in gridlocked traffic, seemingly with no end in sight. The four main schools were the Nakhon Ratchasima City School, Nakhon…

  • Thailand News

    Speeding driver loses control, traps 4 passengers in the carnage

    A speeding pickup truck driver travelling in Nakhon Ratchasima province reportedly lost control of his vehicle, veering into the middle shoulder and flipped his car into the oncoming lane, leaving all passengers stuck inside the flipped vehicle. Earlier today, Police Lieutenant Colonel Awatchai Promwong, an investigator at Klang Dong Police Station, received a report from the Klang Dong Police radio…

  • Thailand News

    Thai govt showcases Thai art and culture to FIFA members

    The Thai government, serving as the host of the 74th FIFA Congress, welcomed Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) member nations with a grand reception at the Government House. The event featured mesmerising cultural performances that elevated the arts of Thailand directly to the global football community. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin yesterday, May 15, presided over a gala dinner at…

  • Chiang Mai News

    Teenage gang leader arrested after samurai sword robbing spree

    Chaing Mai authorities apprehended an 18 year old gang leader following a robbery spree, his latest venture involved threatening and attacking local skateboarders with a samurai sword, before speeding off on a motorcycle driven by his assailants. Police Lieutenant and Deputy Investigation Chief of Mueng Chiang Mai Police Station Worawan Kanwana, along with investigation officers, yesterday arrested an 18 year…

  • Thailand News

    Buckle up, Bangkok: Thai official floats capital relocation amid rising sea

    A senior Thai official yesterday raised the alarming possibility that Thailand may need to consider relocating its capital city Bangkok due to the threat posed by rising sea levels caused by climate change. The bustling metropolis of the capital already grapples with severe flooding during the rainy season each year. Deputy Director-General of Thailand’s Department of Climate Change and Environment…

  • Thailand News

    Nontha Buri local raises health concerns after feeding an army of birds

    In a startling spectacle that has riled residents of Nontha Buri, a local in a townhouse village has been regularly feeding pigeons in front of his home every morning for the past year. This action sparked concern among locals, as the germs and mess generated by the birds have posed health risks to many residents in the area. Today, reporters…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok slashes waste with composting, saving 141 million baht

    Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) successfully implemented a waste composting initiative as part of the Mai Teh Ruam campaign, leading to significant savings in refuse disposal costs. The campaign, translating to Say No to Unseparated Garbage, encourages the separation of perishable waste to create compost, and saw participation from numerous markets and restaurants across the city. BMA spokesperson Ekwathanyu Amrapal announced…

  • Thailand News

    Thai noodle giant unfazed by minimum wage increase to 400 baht

    The imminent nationwide increase in the minimum wage to 400 baht holds little concern for major noodle producer Thai President Foods PCL, the maker of the popular instant noodle brand Mama, which believes the company’s ability to adapt will mitigate any significant impact, highlighting instead the potential challenges this wage hike could pose to smaller enterprises and small and medium-sized…

  • Thailand News

    Hospital director accused of assaulting teen for smoking

    A disturbing incident unfolded at Mongkutwattana Hospital yesterday, where the director, Doctor Rianthong Nanna, is accused of physically assaulting a 14 year old boy and ordering him to strip naked as punishment for smoking in the hospital’s restroom. The case, which has escalated to a formal complaint by the boy’s mother, raises serious questions about the appropriate measures for enforcing…

  • Thailand News

    Motocross group slammed for racing through protected forest

    A local motocross group has come under fire for allegedly organising an off-road motorbike event in a protected forest area in Phetchabun province, Thailand. The event, titled ENDURO MEETING reportedly saw around 300 riders entering the Khao Phlok Lhon National Forest Reserve and the community forest of Ban Sok Duea on May 12. Community forest committee members claimed the event…

  • Thailand News

    Japanese tourist’s 6,000 baht tuk tuk ripoff shocker in Bangkok

    A Japanese tourist shared a truly shocking experience on social media yesterday, detailing how they were ripped off by an unscrupulous Bangkok tuk tuk driver. The tourist was charged an extortionate 6,000 baht (US$162) for a trip from Asoke to the Sala Daeng area, a journey that would normally cost around 32 baht on the BTS Skytrain. Travelling in a…

  • Thailand News

    Political activist detainee passes away after cardiac arrest

    Political activist Nethiporn, also known as Bung, of the Thaluwang Group, passed away at 11.52pm today following her hospitalisation this morning due to a cardiac arrest. After several life-saving efforts by the medical team at Ratchadon Hospital, attempts were made to transfer her to Thammasart University Hospital, where her treatment would continue. But as medical officials instead transferred her from…

  • Thailand News

    Trans cashier nabbed for 40 million baht grand heist

    The Thai authorities apprehended a former massage parlour cashier at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in connection to grand theft, with the heist totalling over 40 million baht. The 22 year old transgender woman was wanted for the alleged theft of valuables from a wealthy Phetcha Buri businesswoman’s home. On the evening of May 4, a daring heist took place in the…

  • Chiang Mai News

    Chiang Mai gears up for rare solar noon phenomenon tomorrow

    Chiang Mai prepares for the striking solar noon phenomenon tomorrow at 12.21pm, as the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) advises caution against intense heat and potential heatstroke while confirming the event will not affect temperature or weather conditions. Chiang Mai is poised to witness a remarkable celestial event known as solar noon, where the sun will be exactly…

  • Bangkok News

    Samyan church calls for artists after graffiti incident

    A historic church in the Samyan area, with a legacy spanning over 145 years, became the target of an unauthorised graffiti incident, sparking significant online debate. The act, deemed inappropriate by online users, led to a call for volunteers to contribute to the church’s upkeep in a more official capacity. The incident, which took place earlier today involved the Second…

  • Chiang Mai News

    Chiang Mai red trucks decline as Grab gains ground

    Chiang Mai’s iconic red trucks, an integral part of the city’s transport network, are facing an existential threat in the wake of declining patronage post-tourist season, with concerns over the future being reduced to mere photographic memories. The rise of international ride-hailing services such as Grab or Bolt has compounded the issue, leading to a significant drop in customers for…

  • Thailand News

    Mushroom foragers uncover ancient carvings in Buriram forest

    Villagers foraging for mushrooms in the Buriram forest stumbled upon ancient carvings believed to depict the mythological figure Sirimahamaya. The discovery sparked widespread interest and calls for an urgent investigation by the Fine Arts Department. In the dense forests of Buriram, a group of mushroom foragers made an unexpected and potentially historic discovery. Amidst the lush greenery, they found an…

  • Thailand News

    Phetchabun’s fruit merit-making ceremony blends tradition with luck

    In a vibrant display of faith and tradition, residents of Phetchabun province gathered to partake in the Fruit Merit-Making Lottery a revered event at Wat Ban Wang Sai Thong. The ceremony, which took place yesterday, is steeped in cultural significance, offering blessings to ancestors and bringing good fortune to participants’ lives. Amid the religious proceedings, attendees eagerly sought auspicious numbers…

  • Thailand News

    Investigation links foreign elites in Thailand to money laundering

    The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) is currently investigating foreign nationals residing in Thailand under elite visas, suspected of engaging in shady business transactions and money laundering. This investigation was initiated following the disclosure of 52 year old Chinese suspect, Chen, who utilised a Thailand Privilege Card visa to reside in the country and launder substantial sums of money for call…

  • Thailand News

    PM pledges commitment to forest conservation on 4-province tour

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin yesterday visited Ratchaburi where he pledged his commitment to forest conservation in Thailand during his four-province tour. The 62 year old Thai prime minister urged relevant agencies to meticulously review public requests for the utilisation of forested areas. PM Srettha emphasised the significance of land rights in improving the living conditions of the populace. However, he…

  • Thailand News

    Factory head found dead amid health and financial woes

    A tragic incident unfolded last night in Ratcha Buri as a 46 year old factory department head was found dead, sitting against a chair next to his house, with a .22 calibre automatic pistol in his lap. The initial investigation suggests the man, Pongphan, who had recently recovered from Covid-19 and suffered from multiple illnesses, including diabetes, hypertension, and cerebral…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok chef arrested for assault and rape of teenage employee

    A head chef in Bangkok was arrested for the alleged assault and rape of a 16 year old female employee after luring her under false pretences. The incident, which took place in the Pin Klao area, has led to the arrest of the 25 year old suspect, Watanyu. In a swift operation following an arrest warrant issued by the Taling…

  • Thailand News

    Lampang motorcycle accident kills teen, injures passenger

    A tragic motorcycle accident claimed the life of an 18 year old woman and left a 16 year old passenger injured in the heart of Lampang City. The incident occurred yesterday at 2.50am, today, May 10, on Phaholyothin Road in Tambon Chomphu, Amphoe Mueang Lampang. Emergency services were alerted to the scene where they found a black scooter lying next…

  • Thailand News

    Rolling the dice: Thai sting nabs duo in high-stakes gambling bust

    The Thai authorities apprehended a 34 year old man and a 19 year old woman in a sophisticated sting operation targeting an illegal online gambling ring that reportedly saw monthly transactions averaging 50 million baht per month. Kittinan The coordinated search led by Major General Warawut Wattanakornbancha, head of the Special Branch Police, along with his team, spanned four locations…

  • Thailand News

    Chiang Rai police bust online gambling ring worth 200 million baht

    A clandestine online gambling ring operating out of Chiang Rai was dismantled by Thai police, revealing a sophisticated operation led by a group of young locals who had rapidly amassed wealth. A police operation today, May 10, resulted in the arrest of 33 year old Kittipong and his 36 year old wife Marisa along with their associates and a dozen…

  • Thailand News

    Local vendor’s motorcycle theft turned community effort

    A vigilant citizen’s video capturing a chase after a motorcycle theft turned into a community effort as a local grilled pork vendor lamented the difficulty of recovering her stolen vehicle. The incident began when user Benz Niratchai posted a video on Facebook, showing the chase of a red and white Wave 110 motorcycle thief who had stolen from the Lat…