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  • Optical illusion on plane goes viral as passenger shares baffling photo

    A passenger’s perplexing experience aboard an airplane, where a seemingly vigilant gaze from the seat in front turned out to be a mere optical illusion, has gone viral, captivating social media users and generating widespread amusement. Kisha Kitchen, while travelling by plane, noticed something peculiar about the passenger seated ahead on the right. It appeared as though she was being…

  • UK woman’s laziness turns out to be rapid thyroid cancer

    A 21 year old woman’s excessive lethargy led to a shocking medical discovery. Courtney Nettleton, from the United Kingdom, felt unusually tired and slept for up to 14 hours a day during the summer of 2021, sparking concerns for her well-being. Despite early signs that something was amiss with her health, her symptoms were initially dismissed as teenage laziness by…

  • Songkhla’s lottery fever spikes as March 1 draw nears

    Lottery enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating the upcoming government lottery draw on March 1, which will be held in Songkhla province. With the event nearing, the buzz around the so-called lucky numbers and popular digits for this draw is growing, prompting many to speculate on what might bring them a fortune. The current Governor of Songkhla, Somnuek Promkheaw, who assumed office…

  • Thai citizens question Department of Corrections’ parole powers, poll reveals

    An opinion poll by Nida Poll reveals that a significant percentage of Thai citizens are in disagreement with the Department of Corrections’ authority to sanction reductions in prison sentences and approve parole. The survey sought public opinion on the Department’s power to either reduce convicts’ imprisonment tenure or grant them parole. The responses were varied, with 40% categorically opposing it,…

  • 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…

  • Abused temple dog rescued by Thai gold heir finds care

    A formerly abused temple dog has found a new lease on life after being adopted by the heir to a prominent gold shop empire. The dog, once blind due to mistreatment by a temple abbot, now enjoys the comforts of a loving home, complete with personal caretakers. The dog’s plight came to light when the abbot’s actions led to its…

  • Thai businesswoman forgives debts, returns land in Chumphon

    A Thai businesswoman captured hearts by forgiving debts and returning land titles to two of her debtors without demanding repayment. A 37 year old woman has demonstrated an extraordinary act of kindness in Chumphon province, amidst the financial struggles brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. Onanong Kanpat, known as Nong On, who runs a business trading business in fresh kratom leaves,…

  • Newborn rescued from bag in Nakhon Ratchasima cornfield

    A solar panel installer made a startling discovery of an infant’s hand protruding from a bag, leading to the rescue of an abandoned newborn in a cornfield hut in Nakhon Ratchasima province. A 36 year old man was the first to find the baby boy and immediately reported the matter, which prompted a swift response from local authorities and healthcare…

  • Tragic three-car crash in Chon Buri kills two, injures five

    A catastrophic collision involving three vehicles in Chon Buri province claimed the lives of two individuals and left five seriously injured in the early hours of today, February 25. The accident, which saw vehicles mangled beyond recognition, occurred on the Don Hua Lo – Sattahip route near the Sony intersection in the Don Hua Lo sub-district. Authorities rushed to the…

  • High-profile online gambling case sees 8 police officers reassigned

    A high-profile online gambling case involving Suchanun Minnie Sucharitchinsri has led to the temporary reassignment of eight linked officers. National Police Chief Torsak Sukvimol sanctioned the move to prevent any potential interference with the ongoing investigation. A spokesman for the police, Siriwat Deepo revealed that the order for the transfer was signed by Torsak yesterday, February 24. The transferred officers…

  • Thailand seeks German investment in electric vehicle industry

    Deputy Prime Minister Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara announced on a recent official trip to Germany, the Thai government’s intention to attract German automobile manufacturers to invest in Thailand’s burgeoning electric vehicle (EV) industry. This initiative is part of the broader plans for Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s official visit to Germany next month. The deputy prime minister, who also serves as the foreign…

  • Police officer’s knife attack in South Thailand leaves one dead

    A police officer went on a frenzied rampage in Nakhon Si Thammarat province, leaving an elderly woman fatally stabbed and another seriously injured. The incident occurred yesterday, February 24, when the officer, reportedly suffering a mental breakdown, charged out of a police flat, kicked over a motorcycle carrying two women, and attacked them with a knife. Eyewitnesses describe a scene…

  • Freed baby elephant Tofu begins new life in sanctuary (video)

    In a heart-wrenching tale of suffering and salvation, a baby elephant named Tofu, just 8 months old, has been plucked from a life of torment in Laos and given a fresh start. Chained and mistreated, his plight symbolises the ongoing battle against exploitation in the tourism industry across Asia. Planting Peace, a stalwart organisation dedicated to the rehabilitation of captive…

  • Krabi national park makes astonishing revenue in tourism boom

    In less than four months, Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park in Krabi has become a gold mine, pulling in nearly 300,000,000 baht in entry fees from over 126,000 tourists. This meteoric rise in revenue dwarfs the previous fiscal year’s earnings, ringing in at 276 million baht. National park chief Yutthaphong Damsrisuk noted that the park has witnessed…

  • Indonesian Embassy’s cash reminder for entry into Thailand

    The Indonesian Embassy in Bangkok issued a reminder to citizens planning a trip to Thailand to arm themselves with a substantial amount of cash to avoid the risk of being denied entry. Minister Counsellor of the Indonesian Embassy in Bangkok, Dewi Lestari, revealed Thailand’s stringent entry requirements in an exclusive interview with the Indonesian network RRI. Lestari clarified that regardless…

  • Police Chief’s directive to protect Royal Thai Police’s reputation

    National Police Chief Police General Torsak Sukvimol has issued a stern order to all police officers, commanding them to refrain from divulging any information to the press that could tarnish the image or operational integrity of the Royal Thai Police (RTP). Moreover, officers have been explicitly warned against actions that could potentially serve their personal interests, sparking a firestorm of…

  • Chinese nationals caught with illegal firearms in Pattaya

    Pattaya and Chon Buri police teamed up for a targeted operation on Wednesday, February 21, leading to the apprehension of two Chinese nationals for possession of illegal firearms. The duo, 28 year old Cai Qingqing and Lei Chen, also 28, were caught red-handed with a cache of weapons including a 9-milimetre semi-automatic pistol, two magazines, handcuffs, ammunition, and a mysterious…

  • Drunken argument leads to violence on Pattaya Beach

    A domestic argument between a couple turned violent on the Pattaya beachfront, shocking onlookers on Wednesday evening, February 21. Responding promptly to distress signals, authorities and rescue teams discovered a 53 year old Thai man, Sommai, gravely injured and bleeding profusely near a trash receptacle, the aftermath of a fiery altercation with his spouse. Concerned bystanders had congregated around him,…

  • Moroccan arrested for murder of Austrian DJ on Koh Pha-ngan

    A Moroccan national was arrested for the murder of an Austrian DJ on Koh Pha-ngan yesterday. The suspect, 37 year old Anas Rakib stands accused in connection with the brutal murder of Austrian DJ Max Hartl in Surat Thani province. Hartl’s lifeless body was discovered on Thursday, February 22, a grim sight beside a quiet roadside, his features marred by…

  • Assistant abbot and accomplice apprehended for embezzlement

    Anti-Corruption Division police swooped down on Wat Ratchapradit’s assistant abbot and his suspected accomplice in an embezzlement case. Assistant abbot, 47 year old Phrakru Sutheesutawatwiwat Puangkerd, found himself in handcuffs at Wat Duang Khae in Pathumwan district, while his alleged accomplice, 52 year old Panjit Phanphrom, faced legal consequences at Wat Tha Phra in Bangkok Yai district. According to police…

  • Thai man arrested for selling drugs to teens with illegal firearms

    In an undercover operation, police arrested a 55 year old Thai man on February 22 for allegedly peddling drugs to teenagers and harbouring illegal firearms in Naklua, Bang Lamung, Chon Buri. The suspect, identified only as Gomol, fell into the police net following an extensive covert probe. Seizing the moment, authorities swooped in and confiscated two bags containing a staggering…

  • Universal Health Coverage expands to eight more provinces

    The Universal Health Coverage (UHC) scheme is set to empower members with unprecedented healthcare options across eight additional provinces. Public Health Minister Cholnan Srikaew, heading the National Health Security Board, announced the green light for expanding the UHC digital health platform. This expansion encompasses provinces such as Phetchabun, Nakhon Sawan, Sing Buri, Phang Nga, Nong Bua Lam Phu, Amnat Charoen,…

  • Thai Mental Health Department’s Hope Task Force tackles suicides

    In a bid to combat the alarming surge in suicide attempts, the Department of Mental Health (DMH) leads an initiative to amplify its Hope Task Force network to a provincial scale. After a staggering 31,000-plus suicide attempts rocked the nation last year, the DMH is leaving no stone unturned in its mission to save lives. DMH Deputy Director-General, Sirisak Thitidilokrat,…

  • Charcoal smoke engulf Phetchabun village causing health hazards

    Residents of a Phetchabun village are in distress due to the pervasive smoke from charcoal production, causing health hazards. Amid picturesque winter fog-like scenes captured in images, lies a dire situation for the villagers of Moo 10, Phadaeng, who find themselves unable to breathe easily due to the thick smoke from numerous charcoal burners operating in the area. The issue,…

  • Israel-Hamas War: Live news and updates

    Palestinian militant factions, notably Hamas, instigated a full-blown assault against Israel from the Gaza Strip on 7 October 2023. The assault, the first of its magnitude since the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, saw the militants penetrate the heavily fortified Gaza–Israel barrier and infiltrate Israeli settlements and military bases through the Gaza border crossings. The Hamas-led offensive, named Operation al-Aqsa Storm, commenced…

  • Aircrafts’ near collision at Dubai Airport exposed as hoax (video)

    A sensational video claiming to capture the heart-pounding near-miss between a Qantas airliner and an Emirates plane at Dubai Airport has sent shockwaves across social media. Shared by an X user on February 1, the 19-second clip purportedly reveals the tense moment when disaster was averted by mere inches. With over 1.7 million views and 6,000 shares, the post sparked…

  • Beauty pageant stock’s overvaluation concerns

    The once-dazzling rally of Miss Grand International Plc (MGI), a beauty pageant organiser, appears to be losing its shimmer as concerns loom large over its increasingly stretched valuation. Since its inception in mid-December at 4.95 baht apiece, the stock catapulted by over 900%, ranking as the second-best performer among new listings in the Asia Pacific region over the past three…

  • NBTC urges responsible broadcasting amid violent content

    A plea for responsible broadcasting has been made by General Sittichai Makkunchorn, the spokesperson for the Chairperson of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC). This appeal comes following public outcry over media exposure of violent content, the most recent instance being the wide circulation of a domestic violence case where a man took his wife’s life. This controversy has…

  • British woman rescued after falling from Koh Samui waterfall

    Rescue teams and administrative officers yesterday successfully saved a British woman who fell from the Hin Lad Waterfall on Koh Samui island in the southern province of Surat Thani. The 46 year old British woman, Hema Mantra, sought help from the Koh Samui District Office after slipping and collapsing at the waterfall. She informed officers that she felt pain in…

  • Luck of the Thai-landed: Irish mobster dodges law with escape to Thailand

    An Irish mobster has fled to Thailand in an attempt to evade the long reach of the law in his Emerald Isle homeland. The mobster, along with his brother, swiftly departed from Ireland after authorities cracked down on their illegal drug trafficking operation. While one brother is reportedly holed up in Dubai, the other has sought refuge in the Land…