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  • Stripes unplugged: Failed attempts to domesticate zebras

    Once upon a time, there were attempts to domesticate zebras, without much success. Zebras, members of the Equus genus and the subgenus Hippotigris, are hoofed mammals primarily found in the open plains of Africa, particularly south of the Sahara Desert. Currently, their population ranges from approximately 660,000 to 1 million. During the late 19th century, there was an attempt by humans…

  • Shellfish showdown: Tempers boil over pricey shrimp dish in Phuket

    A heated debate has erupted over the pricing of a shrimp dish at a well-known restaurant in Chalong, Phuket. The controversy began when the popular Facebook page Page E So Khia Khao 3 shared a post about the stir-fried lotus lai with shrimp served by Suan Indy Seafood in Soi Kruwattana (Soi Palai 2). The post highlighted the dish’s price…

  • Tilapia surprise: Sun-soaked eggs hatch, calls for fishy rethink

    Eggs of the blackchin tilapia, left in the sun for two months, have surprisingly hatched, according to a local farmer in Samut Songkhram. The farmer urges the Department of Fisheries to reconsider the effectiveness of using seabass to control the invasive species. The spread of the blackchin tilapia across 17 provinces in Thailand prompted the Department of Fisheries to deploy…

  • Roadside bomb injures six police officers in southern Thailand

    A roadside bomb detonated in Pattani yesterday, injuring six police officers and prompting the army to urge motorists to exercise caution. The explosion occurred on Road 42 in Nong Chik district as an armoured pickup truck carrying the officers was returning to base from a checkpoint. The Internal Security Operations Command’s (ISOC) southern frontline office reported that the blast caused…

  • Speedboat collision near Koh Samui leaves one dead, two injured

    Two speedboats collided near Koh Samui island last night, resulting in one fatality and two injuries. The accident occurred approximately 1 nautical mile off Bo Phut in the Koh Samui district and was reported to local authorities around 8.30pm, according to Police Lieutenant Sirachat Kamunee from Bo Phut Police Station. The incident involved the Chor Chokchanita 22, operated by Funnyday…

  • Chinese passport sale billboard in Bangkok raises legal concerns

    Police and Thai government officials are investigating a puzzling billboard in Bangkok‘s Huai Kwang district advertising the sale of passports from different countries in Chinese. A Thai Facebook user shared a picture of the billboard with the caption, “This is at Huai Kwang Intersection. I guess it’s about passport sales. You’re committing a crime, obviously. In case you don’t know,…

  • Royal roots: Bangkok blooms in anticipation for king-inspired park

    Bangkok eagerly anticipates the completion of a new public park, dedicated to the memory of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great, which promises to become a significant new landmark in the city. Situated on 279 rai in the Dusit district, the park will be designed as a forest park with thousands of new trees, adding a much-needed green space…

  • Democrats drive opposition to Don Mueang Toll extension

    The Democrat Party has strongly opposed Transport Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit’s proposal to extend the concession of the Don Mueang Tollway operator by 30 years in exchange for lowering the fare to 50 baht. This 21-kilometre expressway connects Bangkok’s Din Daeng area to the National Memorial in Lam Luk Ka district, Pathum Thani. The proposal emerged following the concessionaire’s plan to…

  • Thai police refute claims of substandard bulletproof vests

    The Royal Thai Police’s (RTP) Ordnance Division firmly denied allegations of distributing substandard bulletproof vests following the circulation of a controversial image online. The image, which showed body armour layered with plywood, sparked concerns and criticisms about the quality and safety of the vests provided to officers. The division’s commander, Police Major General Nirandon Sirisangchai, clarified yesterday that the RTP…

  • Tilapia trouble: Thailand orders crackdown on invasive fish invasion

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin directed the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry to intensify efforts to curb the spread of blackchin tilapia, an invasive species now pervasive in Thailand’s waterways. The 62 year old prime minister tasked the ministry with investigating how this species, originally from West Africa, has managed to proliferate so widely across the country. Following these instructions, Agriculture and…

  • Thai man kills 2 month old baby girl after failing to rape her mother

    A Thai man killed a two month old baby in a rage by throwing the infant to the ground after he failed to rape the child’s mother at her home in the northern province of Chiang Rai. Officers from Wiang Kaen Police Station arrested the 40 year old alleged murderer, Lee Saeyang, at his home, which was located opposite the…

  • Thailand Video News: Drunk American Stabs Australian to Death in Thailand, Concerns Over Bangkok Billboard Offering Foreign Passports

      In this Thailand video news, Alex presented news from across Thailand and Southeast Asia countries. Highlights include a tragic stabbing incident in Krabi involving an American and an Australian, preparations for Senate leadership elections, and Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin being named Thailand’s favourite politician. The programme includes stories about His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s donation of land for a…

  • Actress Sammy Cowell loses 1.2 million baht in handbag scam

    Renowned actor Sammy Cowell fell victim to a scam, losing over 1.2 million baht after posting an advertisement to sell a luxury handbag. She shared details of the deception before realising and reporting the incident to the police. Sammy, whose real name is Panthita Phoowijarn Cowell, reported the scam at the Khok Kram Police Station. The incident occurred after the…

  • Buriram’s next act: Ex-governor poised to lead Senate as speaker

    Former Buriram Governor Senator Mongkol Surasajja is anticipated to be chosen as the Senate Speaker in the upcoming session of the Upper House tomorrow. The selection of the Senate Speaker and two deputies will occur after the swearing-in ceremony. The most senior senator has been approached to preside over the inaugural meeting. A source familiar with the situation indicated that…

  • Thailand braces for heavy rain amid monsoon and storm warnings

    The Meteorological Department of Thailand (TMD) warned residents and holidaymakers to brace themselves for heavy rain over the next ten days, highlighting periods of reduced rainfall and times when heavy downpours are expected. A strong monsoon and a tropical storm on the horizon necessitate vigilance and monitoring. The TMD updated its daily cumulative rainfall forecast (every 24 hours: from 7am to…

  • Alleged drunk American stabs Australian man to death in Krabi

    A reportedly drunk American man stabbed an Australian man to death in the southern province of Krabi, following a heated argument at a bar on Ao Nang Beach. Officers from Ao Nang Police Station investigated the stabbing, which occurred on the roadside near Nopparat Thara Beach at 2am on July 22. Rescuers had already taken the injured Australian man, later…

  • Thai singer Cherreen files police report against ex-husband

    Singer Cherreen “The Star” Nutjaree, alongside her lawyer, plans to file a police report today against her ex-husband for physical assault and ongoing harassment. Today, July 23, Cherreen and lawyer Kaew Monchai are set to visit Thonglor Police Station at 10am. Cherreen, whose full name is Nutjaree Horvejkul, has been facing threats and harassment from her ex-husband following their separation.…

  • Chinese man dies after falling off baht bus in Pattaya (video)

    A Thai baht bus driver in Pattaya denied any knowledge of an accident in which a Chinese man fell from his vehicle and later died. Locals in Pattaya condemned the baht bus driver, later identified as Thongchai Thonglueng, for his alleged cruel behaviour after he left the 48 year old Chinese man, Chi Fai Lam, lying in a pool of…

  • Mysterious footprints in Rayong spark ghostly speculation

    Mysterious ghostly footprints believed to belong to a dead neighbour have caused a stir in Rayong, with residents convinced he returned to say goodbye. Despite attempts to clean them, the footprints remain, adding to the eerie mystery. At 6pm yesterday, July 22, in Rayong, reporters investigated an unusual belief among locals that mysterious footprints found in the area belonged to…

  • Cabinet to approve Thai ESG fund boosting SET by 50 billion baht

    The Thai Cabinet is set to approve the new Thai ESG Fund tomorrow, with analysts anticipating that the revamped conditions of this environmental, social, and governance (ESG) centric fund will enhance trading on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) by 40-50 billion baht annually. The fund’s revised structure includes a reduced holding period of five years, down from the original…

  • Shocking slump: Thailand’s premium EV sales plunge 35%

    Thailand has experienced a significant decline in the sales of premium electric vehicles (EVs), dropping 35% year-on-year in the first half of the year. Despite this downturn, BMW remains optimistic about its EV sales, banking on the appeal of its newly launched models in the Mini family in Bangkok. Sales of premium EVs fell to 3,844 units between January and…

  • Hong Kong sergeant dies falling from truck in South Pattaya

    A Hong Kong police sergeant tragically died after falling from a songthaew open-air truck in South Pattaya, Chon Buri, yesterday morning. Surveillance footage showed the man tumbling from the back of the taxi van onto the road at 8:36am, July 22. The 48 year old man from Hong Kong suffered severe injuries and was quickly taken to a nearby hospital,…

  • Bangkok hostage crisis ends with two dead, four injured

    A tragic incident unfolded in Bangkok yesterday when Tha Kham Police Station received a report at 9.45pm about an armed man holding his family hostage at a residence in Rama 2, Bang Khun Thian. The man, identified as Bunma, a 49 year old printing shop owner, had a domestic dispute that escalated into violence. Bunma fatally shot Police Lieutenant Colonel…

  • Drunk driver kills 13 year old girl buying food for ill mother

    A tragic accident occurred when a drunk driver hit and killed a 13 year old girl who was buying food for her ill mother. The incident left beer bottles scattered in the car, with the grieving mother holding her deceased daughter and repeatedly saying, “I’m sorry.” Police reported that late last night, July 21, an accident was reported to an…

  • Pheu Thai Party retains Chalerm Ubumrung

    Pheu Thai Party will not expel list MP Chalerm Ubumrung, according to the party’s secretary-general, Sorawong Thienthong. Chalerm had expressed a desire to be expelled to freely join the Palang Prarachrath Party (PPRP), following his son Wan’s recent resignation from Pheu Thai. Wan’s departure came after he caused discontent within the party by interacting with a rival during an election…

  • MFP remains resolute ahead of key court ruling

    The Move Forward Party (MFP) remains steadfast in its mission, regardless of the Constitutional Court’s impending decision on whether to dissolve the party, according to leader Chaithawat Tulathon. Chaithawat assured that the MFP has not only grown stronger but its members are now more equipped and prepared to ensure victory in the next General Election. Confident that the court ruling…

  • Man found dead after argument with wife in Phuket rental home

    A tragic incident occurred in Phuket when a 40 year old man was found dead in an apparent suicide following an argument with his wife on their first day at a rented house in Baan Manik. Thalang Police Station was alerted to the scene in Moo 7, Srisoonthorn, at 2am yesterday, July, 2024. Upon arrival, police officers and rescue workers…

  • Couple killed in Chon Buri car crash, children injured

    A tragic car accident in Chon Buri province on Sunday night claimed the lives of a couple and left their two children injured. The incident occurred on Suk Prayun Road in Phan Thong district when a white sedan crashed into a power pole. The accident resulted in the deaths 41 year old Siraphop and his 41 year old wife, Natchareeya.…

  • Bangkok plans 130 new parks, doubles tree goal by 2026

    Bangkok is taking a bold step towards sustainability under the leadership of Governor Chadchart Sittipunt. Moving past the Green Bangkok 2030 initiative, the governor has set his sights on an ambitious environmental agenda. Chadchart’s vision includes creating a 15-minute city with accessible green spaces. The plan involves adding 130 parks and doubling the tree-planting goal to two million by 2026,…

  • King donates 300-rai for new sustainable zoo in Pathum Thani

    His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua has donated a 300-rai plot in the Rangsit Khlong Hok area of Pathum Thani’s Thanya Buri district for a new zoo. This new facility will replace the 80 year old Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, which closed in 2018. Attapon Srihayrun, Director of the Zoological Park Organization of Thailand, highlighted that the new zoo…