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  • Delayed police response on Thai woman’s brutal murder in London

    The brutal stabbing murder of a 27 year old Thai woman, in her residence in Westminster, London, has stirred up public fire against the local police over their delayed response to distress calls from her friends. The unfortunate incident unfolded in a home located on Stanhope Place, near Hyde Park, valued at around US$4 million. The victim Kamonnan Angela Thiamphanit’s…

  • Myanmar national attacks Belgian partner with hammer in Hat Yai

    A 32 year old Myanmar national was apprehended in Hat Yai, Songkhla after a violent episode in which he attacked his Belgian partner using a hammer. The incident, incited by jealousy, according to the apprehended, took place in their shared apartment, leaving the 56 year old Belgian man with severe head injuries and the apartment splattered with blood. Upon arriving at…

  • Thailand and Vietnam strategic partnership for mutual growth

    Thailand and Vietnam have forged a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, a relationship focusing on meeting bilateral trade objectives, implementing sustainable development plans, strengthening political-diplomatic and defence security collaboration, and enhancing benefits in people-to-people areas. The announcement was made during the 5th Joint Commission on Thailand-Vietnam Bilateral Cooperation held in Bangkok, co-chaired by Thailand’s Foreign Minister, Parnpree Bahiddhanukara, and Vietnam’s Foreign Minister,…

  • Thai property stimulus measures to boost SET and lower costs

    The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) is set to benefit from the newly sanctioned Thai property stimulus measures, which are expected to significantly lower costs for homebuyers. The reductions in transfer and mortgage fees apply to up to 70% of units available in the property market. The Cabinet this week approved measures for homes priced up to 7 million baht.…

  • Road safety concerns rise as upcountry travel surges for Songkran

    Amid the forthcoming Songkran holiday, a surge in upcountry travel has sparked apprehension among road safety champions, who fear a rise in road mishaps outside the designated seven dangerous days of travelling. The seven dangerous days were initiated today and will conclude on April 17, and it is during these days that the highest incidents of road accidents are expected.…

  • Thai government’s digital wallet scheme faces legality verification

    The Government of Thailand‘s plan to partially finance its 500-billion-baht digital wallet handout scheme through a 172.3 billion baht loan from the Bank of Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperative is set to undergo legality verification by the Council of State. The announcement was made by Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, who also stated that the government will seek advice from its legal…

  • PM Srettha’s blessings for Songkran festival at Government House

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin graced a religious ceremony at Government House in Bangkok, marking Thailand’s Songkran Festival, the nation’s traditional new year. As dawn broke over the capital, the PM led the observance, honouring customs deeply rooted in Thai culture. The ceremony commenced with the Thai PM paying homage to the Brahma shrine at 8.30am, nestled before the majestic Thai…

  • Poh Teck Tung Foundation distributes 3,000 fans during Songkran

    The Poh Teck Tung Foundation initiated a heartwarming gesture by distributing 3,000 hand-held fans to the public during the scorching Songkran festival. The foundation, under the leadership of Vichai Techapaibul, has taken this step to alleviate the discomfort of citizens travelling back to their hometowns or embarking on holiday trips during one of the hottest times of the year. The…

  • Chinese influencer’s food poisoning sparks Thai food hygiene row

    Chinese netizens criticised Thai food as “unclean” after a Chinese influencer suffered food poisoning after eating at a night market in Thailand and issued a warning to his followers on Weibo. The Chinese food blogger, Liu Yu Xin, also known as Jason, posted a video of himself enjoying food at a night market in Thailand on his Weibo account. Most…

  • Phuket house fire leaves residents reeling: Investigation heats up

    A destructive house fire yesterday ravaged a residence in Srisoonthorn, Phuket, leaving devastation in its wake. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. An electrical short circuit is believed to have ignited a fire that caused extensive damage to a house in Srisoonthorn last night around 9.30pm. Firefighters from Srisoonthorn Fire Station rushed to the scene, located in…

  • Brothers arrested for illegal online gun trade in Chachoengsao

    The Thai authorities arrested a 23 year old man and his 17 year old brother for the alleged manufacture of illegal online guns. The operation was carried out in the Mueang district of Chachoengsao province, leading to the confiscation of 28 home-crafted guns, over 1,500 rounds of ammunition, and additional related items. The arrest occurred during a police operation at…

  • Lisa from BLACKPINK hits right note with RCA Records

    BLACKPINK’s Lisa hits the right note, striking a harmonious chord with RCA Records, an American record label giant. This partnership marks a significant milestone in the K-pop star’s career, as it will allow her to release new solo music with RCA Records and gain full ownership of her song rights. The collaboration between Lisa, whose full name is Lalisa Manobal,…

  • Page turners: Survey reveals shift in Thai reading habits

    A recent survey by the Publishers and Booksellers Association of Thailand (PUBAT) and Chulalongkorn University revealed that Thai people spend nearly two hours per day reading, contradicting the long-held belief that Thais read less than eight lines of text a year. Despite widespread belief, there is no solid evidence to support the notion that Thai residents rarely read books and even…

  • Crypto crackdown: Regulatory bodies unite to reel in P2P fraud

    Regulatory bodies are rallying together to develop stringent rules to monitor the buying and selling of cryptocurrencies via peer-to-peer (P2P) transactions. These authorities have observed that fraudsters, seeking to cover their tracks after illicit activities, tend to use cryptocurrencies purchased P2P. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is being urged to revise or create regulations related to digital assets, to…

  • Bangkok bus passengers rally to save man’s life during seizure

    A swift response from bus passengers and a motorcycle rider’s assistance resulted in an emergency detour to the hospital for a middle-aged man who suffered a seizure and lost consciousness on a Bangkok bus. The incident, which unfolded at noon today, April 11, was captured on video and subsequently shared online, drawing widespread praise for the collaborative rescue effort. The…

  • Songkran sparks water wars in Pattaya’s beachfront bars

    Water wars erupted on Pattaya’s Soi 7 and Soi 8 as Songkran festivities kicked off, transforming the beachfront bars into battlegrounds of fun and frolic. The spirited water play of Songkran burst into life on April 10, igniting the lively bar areas along Pattaya’s Soi 7 and Soi 8. This marked the eagerly anticipated start of the annual celebration, with…

  • PM Srettha pays surprise visit to Bangkok bus terminal

    Prime Minister and Finance Minister Srettha Thavisin, along with a team of top officials, descended upon Mo Chit 2, Bangkok’s bus terminal, to ensure a smooth ride for Songkran travellers. As Thailand gears up for its traditional new year celebrations from April 12 to 15, the pressure is on to ensure the safety and comfort of millions hitting the roads…

  • BBC’s campaign to bring Thailand’s Songkran to global audiences (video)

    To dazzle global audiences with the splendour of Thailand’s Songkran festival, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has teamed up with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for an unprecedented campaign. Scheduled to kick off this April, the campaign aims to thrust Songkran into the limelight, capitalising on its recent nomination for UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage status. Fronted by a captivating…

  • Youth stabbed in violent confrontation at Phuket’s Saphan Hin

    A violent confrontation at Saphan Hin in Phuket resulted in a youth being stabbed in the early hours of this morning. The conflict arose between two factions early this morning near the Phuket Extreme Sports Stadium. Phuket City Police were notified and arrived at the scene at 4.13am, today, April 11. The aftermath of the conflict was apparent. A damaged Honda Wave…

  • Thai Vietjet unleashes cheap ‘Songkran’s Splash Deals’

    In a sensational offer set to electrify travel enthusiasts, Thai Vietjet launched its Songkran’s Splash Deals, boasting irresistible fares starting at just 67 baht (excluding taxes and fees) across all domestic and international routes. The booking frenzy kicked off yesterday, April 10, and will continue its whirlwind trajectory until the stroke of midnight on April 13. Seize this golden opportunity…

  • Bangkok battles hazardous levels of PM2.5 dust pollution alone

    A robust surge of PM2.5, particulate matter 2.5 micrometres or less in diameter, descended upon the Thailand capital Bangkok this morning, setting the city apart as the only one battling seriously hazardous red-coded levels of fine dust pollution. This stark revelation came from the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA). The state space agency’s report at 10am highlighted the…

  • Thai Lion Air flies into Cochin with Çelebi India as ground partner

    In a move set to revolutionise Cochin’s aviation scene, Thai Lion Air has soared into the region, with Çelebi India at the helm as their chosen ground handling service provider. Kicking off their passenger flights from Bangkok to Cochin on April 4, Thai Lion Air’s selection of Çelebi India underscores a commitment to excellence and reliability in the skies. Tauseef…

  • Myanmar military retreat from border town following rebel attacks

    Myawaddy, a border town that connects to Thailand, today witnessed the withdrawal of approximately 200 Myanmar military personnel. This retreat follows a prolonged attack by anti-junta rebels, as reported by a spokesman for an ethnic armed group and local news outlets. The military-led government of Myanmar is grappling with armed rebel groups across multiple fronts and has experienced a series…

  • Thai tuk tuk driver fails to help Vietnamese woman after fatal fall

    A Thai tuk tuk driver fled the scene after a 76 year old Vietnamese woman fell out of his vehicle in the Isaan province of Udon Thani. The driver claimed he did not notice the passenger falling, and unfortunately, she later died en route to the hospital. Udon Thani Hospital Rescue Team was alerted to the incident around 3.30pm on…

  • Bangkok: Filipino couple arrested for shipping 10 kilos of cannabis

    A couple from the Philippines were taken into custody in Bangkok yesterday on suspicion of mailing a package containing 10 kilogrammes of dried cannabis to their home country to sell it. Bangkok’s Immigration Police apprehended the couple at a townhouse on Soi 65 On Nut in the Prawet district. The arrest came after information received from the Philippine authorities. In…

  • Kanchanaburi man arrested after violent restroom assault

    A brutal incident of violence has shaken the community of Tha Maka in Kanchanaburi Province, where a 38 year old man turned methamphetamine agent was arrested for a savage attack. The altercation, which occurred on October 22, 2023, resulted from a seemingly minor incident where the victim, Anek (surname withheld), inadvertently bumped into Udon (surname withheld) near a restroom, prompting…

  • Thailand revolutionises agriculture with nine policies

    Thailand is gearing up for an agricultural revolution with nine bold policies aimed at transforming its farming sector into a global powerhouse. Thailand’s Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thamanat Prompow, unveiled these game-changing strategies during a seminar geared towards positioning Thailand as a premier destination for agriculture and food. Backed by Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s visionary Ignite Thailand agenda, these…

  • Thai man discovers MP wife’s adulterous monk-ey business (video)

    A Thai man caught his Democrat Party politician wife committing adultery with a Thai monk who was also their adoptive son. The Democrat Party stated that woman would be expelled within three days if found guilty. Local news Facebook page, Esor News, yesterday accused the 45 year old wife of a former Thai politician of adultery with a 24 year…

  • Five Russians jailed in Phuket for kidnapping and crypto extortion

    Five Russian men have been sentenced to two years each in prison for kidnapping and extorting a Russian couple. The incident took place in Phuket Town earlier this year. The verdict was confirmed by the Phuket Provincial Court yesterday. The names of the culprits were not disclosed in the court’s announcement. They were initially sentenced to a jail term of…

  • Thailand sets target to recycle all plastic waste by 2027

    Thailand’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is optimistic about recycling all plastic waste by 2027, as part of an initiative to curb the use of plastic. This plan forms part of the ministry’s plastic waste management roadmap from 2018 to 2030. The strategy was devised in response to concerns over the growing use of single-use plastics, according to Thalerngsak…