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  • Snake slithers through Bangkok bus, leaves lotto lovers hissss-terical over missing digits

    A snake found on the 501 Bangkok bus route has caused a stir on social media for superstitious lottery fanatics who were left slithering to find out the bus’ registration number. The driver safely returned the snake to its natural habitat after the bus arrived at its destination. A TikTok user, @fatimapun posted a video of the snake slithering on…

  • Thai couple credits 24m baht lottery win to mythical figure and daily prayers

    Udom Kanmuang, a restaurant owner, and his wife Noi celebrated their recent lottery win of 24 million baht with a grand ceremony honouring ‘Por Pu Sian Anan Nakarat’, a respected figure in Thai folklore. The couple believes their good fortune resulted from their daily prayers to this mythical figure before the lottery draw on May 29, 2023. Following their successful…

  • Teen released after failing to charge for throwing baby in river

    A Nakhon Pathom Juvenile and Family Court released the mother of an 8 month old baby boy accused of throwing the baby into the Tha Chin River after the prosecutor failed to file charges within the 90-day deadline. The court is still investigating further, asking for clarification on five new points by July 25. Upon arriving for her court appointment,…

  • Car slams into streetlamp, driver faces reckless driving charge

    A car accident occurred on a bypass road in Phuket, resulting in a streetlamp being knocked down. The incident took place today in the early hours of the morning, near a PTT petrol station on the southbound lanes of the road. The vehicle involved was a white MG sedan with red license plates from Samut Sakhon. The car sustained significant…

  • Thai parties pledge to tackle economic inequality, business groups sceptical

    Business organisations have expressed support for the Move Forward Party’s campaign pledges to address economic inequality in Thailand, but they question the party’s ability to overcome long-standing issues. On May 22, eight political parties signed a memorandum of understanding, outlining 23 focal points for governing Thailand. These included a joint commitment to reducing inequality and promoting equitable economic growth. The…

  • Elderly Malaysian couple robbed thrice in 20 days, live in fear

    An elderly Malaysian couple was burgled three times in the span of nearly three weeks, with perpetrators getting away with valuables worth around 26,000 Malaysian ringgit (£4,800). The retired pair, 71 year old Chan Liew Chan and her 80 year old husband, Thow Kum Hin, are pleading for police intervention to prevent repeat incidents. Chan Liew Chan spoke about the…

  • Mysterious creature kills chickens, supernatural incidents in Suphan Buri village

    Supernatural incidents occurred in Suphanburi province, where villagers discovered several chickens with broken necks and disembowelled carcasses. Locals fear supernatural interference, as they also witnessed mysterious floating lights in the area. Boonlai Phetkul, 56 years old, disclosed that the supernatural incidents took place in a neighbour’s chicken coop. Ten chickens were found dead in total since May 23, with five…

  • Chinese tourist found hanged in Pattaya rental, alcohol bottle discovered

    A Chinese tourist was found dead in the early hours of this morning in his rented apartment in Pattaya. Pattaya Police and rescuers from the Sawang Boriboon Thamasathan Foundation were called to the scene in the early hours of today, in Soi Chaloem Phra Kiat 21, Nongprue sub-district of Banglamung district, Chon Buri province. Upon arrival, they discovered the body of…

  • Lottery prediction by Je Fong Beer released

    As the Thai government lottery draws near on Thursday 1 June, several sources have provided their predictions, including famous celebrities, political news, online world, and renowned fortune-tellers. One such person, Je Fong Beer, has recently shared his top lottery number predictions for the upcoming draw. Je Fong Beer, owner of the Facebook page “Je Fong Beer 888,” has become famous…

  • Easy pass stickers: Police accused of accepting bribes from overloaded trucks

    A future Member of Parliament (MP) from the Move Forward Party (MFP), Wiroj Lakkhanaadisorn, has accused the Royal Thai Police (RTP) of accepting bribes and ignoring overloaded trucks. Wiroj claimed that these trucks, having allegedly paid bribes, are given special “easy pass stickers” that grant them exemption from police interference. Wiroj began posting about the corruption on his Facebook account…

  • Chiang Mai teens seen vaping, sniffing glue in public in downtown

    A group of audacious Chiang Mai teenagers, all under the age of 16, astounded onlookers with their outrageous behavior near the historic city moat in Chiang Mai. Their exploits included frolicking in the water, engaging in provocative dance moves, and using electronic cigarettes and inhalants, all while blatantly ignoring the stares and concerns of passersby who observed them. Four males…

  • Man bitten by camel while feeding animals at temple

    A camel at a zoo inside Bang Kung Temple in Samut Songkram province in central Thailand bit a Thai man’s ear while he was turning his back to it to feed a buffalo in a nearby cage. The victim, 32 year old Worachat Borriboon, recounted his experience at the temple on May 25 to the media. Worachat explained that he suddenly…

  • Japan prepares to destroy North Korean satellite-launching missile

    Japan is preparing to intercept any North Korean missile that enters its territory, according to a statement from the country’s defence ministry. This announcement comes after North Korea informed Japan of its intention to launch a satellite between May 31 and June 11. The defence ministry stated it would use its Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) or Patriot Missile PAC-3 to destroy…

  • Indian official drains dam searching for lost phone during selfie mishap

    Indian official suspended after draining millions of litres from a local reservoir to retrieve a dropped mobile phone while taking a selfie, causing controversy and disciplinary action for involved personnel. Rajesh Vishwas, a 32 year old food safety officer, accidentally dropped his Samsung S23 Ultra worth 39,900 baht (US$1,144) in a three-metre deep reservoir during a picnic with friends. Despite…

  • Modi inaugurates new Indian parliament amid opposition boycott

    Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new Indian parliament building yesterday in a ceremony steeped in religious symbolism, surrounded by priests. However, the event was boycotted by opposition parties. The new hexagonal building, which an opposition party has criticised for its coffin-like shape, is the focal point of Modi’s plan to remodel the heart of New Delhi, eradicating…

  • Thai election uncertainty raises concerns for small business owners

    A record 39 million Thai citizens participated in the recent general election, with the Move Forward Party (MFP) emerging victorious. However, the recently amended constitution poses challenges for non-military political parties, and the MFP-led coalition still requires additional upper-house votes to secure the 376 seats needed for leadership. This has raised concerns about Thailand‘s political future and its economic prospects.…

  • Update: Canadian hitman extradited to Thailand over Indian gangster’s murder in Phuket

    Matthew Dupre, an alleged contract killer implicated in the murder of Canadian-Indian gangster Jimi Sandhu, back in February 2022, has been discreetly extradited to Thailand to face charges. The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) announced that the Alberta Court in Canada agreed to send Dupre back to Thailand to face legal proceedings. Royal Thai Airforce Officers travelled to Vancouver to escort the…

  • BREAKING: Man takes his child hostage at school in southern Thailand

    A Thai man has reportedly taken his own child hostage at Phubodin Pittayalai School in the Lang Suan district of Chum Phon province in the southern part of Thailand. ThaiRath reported that a Thai man entered a school with a rifle at around 7am today, looking for his child. Once he found his child, both left the school together. Officers…

  • Miracle numbers appear at Chiang Mai temple during candlelit ceremony

    A Thai temple in Chiang Mai has revealed lottery numbers after a candlelit blessing ceremony. The numbers in the temple’s sacred water were previously linked to a million-baht winning ticket. The temple continues to host such ceremonies and supports around 30 monks. On May 28, a candlelit blessing ceremony was held at the San Ma Kiang Temple, Chiang Mai Province,…

  • Thailand advances in clean energy and carbon credit trading

    Thailand is making significant strides in clean energy development as the government and businesses collaborate on various projects aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Initiatives such as increasing the use of renewable energy sources for electricity generation and promoting electric vehicles (EVs) are helping create new environmentally friendly businesses. Companies that do not adhere to eco-friendly practices may face penalties,…

  • Erdogan wins third term, opposition bruised, Putin celebrates

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recent election victory in Turkey has left pollsters and analysts surprised, as they had predicted a closer race with opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu. With a difference of just four percentage points, Erdogan begins his third term in office, leading a strategically important NATO nation. Most voters chose Erdogan, a seasoned autocrat, over Kilicdaroglu, an untested democrat who…

  • Teenage twins arrested for sexually assaulting girls under 15 years old

    The twins aged 19 years old were arrested yesterday, May 18, after luring and sexually assaulting several girls aged under 15 years old in Ratchaburi province in central Thailand. This disturbing incident follows a history of criminal offences by the twins. One of them was only released from prison last year. The officers from Police Cyber Taskforce and Metropolitan Police…

  • Ukraine thwarts Russia’s largest drone attack on Kyiv, president praises air defence

    Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky commended the country’s air defence forces following Russia’s most extensive drone attack on Kyiv since the conflict began. Zelensky referred to the forces as “heroes” after military leaders reported that the majority of the kamikaze drones deployed by Russia were intercepted. Regrettably, two individuals lost their lives, and several others were injured by debris. Russia has…

  • Couple arrested as major drug agents in Bangkok, dealer’s house reveals party drugs

    Police in Thailand arrested a major drug trafficking agent and two of his subordinates, seizing 708 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 940 grams of ketamine, 285 ecstasy pills, and several bags of the party drug, Happy Water. The suspects, part of a larger drug network, targeted party-goers in Bangkok, Nonthaburi, and Chon Buri provinces. The operation was led by Pol.Maj.Gen. Nawin Sinthurat,…

  • Fat cat survives after falling from 6th floor, breaking car window

    A fat cat managed to survive a fall from the sixth floor of a condominium in Bangkok, breaking the rear window of a car parked below. The car owner, upon discovering that the mischievous culprit was an adorable and overweight feline weighing 8.5 kilograms, graciously forgave the fat cat. The owner of the broken rear car window, Apiwat Toyothaka, shared a…

  • Toyota motor Thailand bracing for car sales slump amidst political uncertainty

    Toyota Motor Thailand predicts a further decline in car sales this month due to the ongoing political uncertainty surrounding the formation of a new government and its policies. Thailand held a General Election on May 14, with the Move Forward Party (MFP) securing the most seats in the House of Representatives. However, it is still uncertain whether the party can…

  • Pheu Thai supporters urge split from MFP amid House speaker rift

    A faction of Pheu Thai supporters is urging the party to distance itself from the Move Forward Party (MFP) due to an internal disagreement over the House speaker position. Despite this, the majority of the group continues to back Pheu Thai’s commitment to vote for MFP leader Pita Limjaroenrat as the next prime minister and permit the MFP to spearhead…

  • Thai election fallout hits SET, investors dump big-cap stocks

    Despite initial optimism that the General Election could reverse the “sell in May” phenomenon, the recent poll sent the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) index into a tailspin, dipping 3% the first week after the election. Political uncertainties have triggered an outflow of funds, worsening the situation for Asia’s worst-performing bourse this year. The market capitalisation of the SET has…

  • Thai residents use ancient ceremony for lottery prediction

    Residents in Prachin Buri, Thailand, took part in a two-day ceremony involving a legendary giant spider to predict lottery numbers. They hope to win in Thursday’s June 1 draw, as the ritual has proven successful, reportedly bringing good fortune in lottery prediction. On May 28, villagers performed the lottery prediction ritual using a legendary spider at the Non Somboon house in…

  • Fraudster nabbed after swindling millions in Bangkok investment scheme

    A woman sought for her alleged involvement in a fraudulent investment scheme was apprehended yesterday after evading capture for nine months. The 55 year old suspect, Pimpicha Suthornsupisal, stands accused of deceiving numerous individuals, resulting in millions of baht in losses. The arrest took place in a car park within a dormitory complex located in Bangkok’s Sai Mai district. Pimpicha,…