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  • Thai woman blames police drug search in vagina for miscarriage

    A Thai woman sued the narcotics suppression unit of Samut Prakarn Provincial Police, accusing officers of causing her miscarriage by searching for drugs in her vagina. The 30 year old woman, Orranee Ruangphueng, accompanied by her lawyer, filed a complaint against the Samut Prakarn Provincial Police’s narcotics suppression unit at Bang Bor Police Station on May 18. Orranee claimed she…

  • Buffalo farmer in Phetchabun wins 6 million baht lottery

    A buffalo farmer in Phetchabun scooped first prize in Thailand’s latest lottery draw, receiving a whopping 6 million baht. The Thai farmer attributed his luck to confiding in his buffalo named Jao Thapthim after a storm damaged his pen. Samrerng, a resident of Village No. 1 in Thaidong Subdistrict, Wang Pong District, Phetchabun Province, became the lucky winner of the first…

  • 27 mischievous macaques relocated to new high-security habitat

    To curb the rising menace of aggressive macaques terrorising Lopburi, officials unveiled a new sanctuary at the Pho Khao Ton Monkey Garden. The first 27 macaques were ceremoniously released into their luxurious new home yesterday, May 16, complete with a pool and swinging vines fashioned from motorcycle tyres. This relocation is the province’s strategic response to the escalating conflicts between…

  • Thai father surrenders after abducting and assaulting 7 year old son

    A Thai man surrendered at Krathumbaen Police Station in Samut Prakarn province near Bangkok after physically assaulting and abducting his seven year old son. The boy’s mother, a 34 year old Thai woman, sought help from a social media influencer, Kuntouch “Gun” Phongpaiboonwet, and Krathumbaen Police Station officers yesterday, May 15. She explained that her ex-husband, 33 year old Naweesak…

  • Thai man shoots dead best friend over alleged affair with girlfriend

    A Thai man shot dead his best friend over an alleged affair with his teenage girlfriend. He immediately turned himself in at Bang Phli Police Station in Samut Prakarn province near Bangkok. The 18 year old murderer, Phichate, yesterday, May 15, arrived at the police station with a gun in hand and confessed to murdering his 22 year old friend,…

  • Tony Jaa’s temple visit sparks lottery craze in Nakhon Pathom

    Renowned action movie star Tony Jaa recently visited Wat Phai Lom in Nakhon Pathom province to seek blessings but ended up inspiring a lottery frenzy among local villagers. Tony paid homage to the revered Luang Phor Phu statue and sought spiritual guidance from the abbot, Phra Khru Palad Sittiwat (Luang Pi Namfon) yesterday, just before the national lottery draw scheduled…

  • Tragic birthday: Three year old girl killed by falling tree (video)

    A severe thunderstorm in the central province of Uthai Thani resulted in a tragic incident where a falling tree claimed the life of a three year old girl on her birthday. Rescuers and medical workers rushed to a house in the Thap Than district of Uthai Thani after being alerted to a fallen tree. A 62 year old Thai woman,…

  • Invasive sucker fish crisis threatens Thailand’s waterways

    Thailand is currently grappling with a severe invasive sucker fish crisis, exacerbated by human actions that have released non-native fish into waterways without considering the environmental impact. These invasive species are wreaking havoc on Thailand’s native ecosystems, causing environmental, economic, and health-related damage. This issue is frequently highlighted in various media outlets. In a recent social media sensation, a fish…

  • Thai woman arrested for acid and knife attack on cheating husband

    Special Service Division (SSD), also known as the Commando Police, yesterday arrested a Thai woman in the central province of Kanchanaburi for a life-threatening acid and knife attack on her cheating husband. ThaiRath reported that the 45 year old suspect, Somjit Subsiri, committed the crime on August 13 at a house in Bangkok. She and her husband engaged in a…

  • Phetchabun honours local deity with ancient ritual

    Amidst the ancient traditions of Phetchabun, the community gathered yesterday for the time-honoured ritual in honour of the local deity, Chao Pho Chaiyaburi. This ceremony, deeply rooted in the cultural fabric of Ban Nong Nari, is believed to bring prosperity and protection to the village. Residents of the historic Nong Nari village in the Sadiang subdistrict have long held the…

  • Fare play: Taxi driver caught cashing in for party with entertainers

    Police today arrested a Thai taxi driver in Samut Prakarn province near Bangkok for stealing more than 10,000 baht in cash from a passenger to spend on a party with some female entertainers. The 57 year old female passenger victim, Waleeporn, filed a theft complaint at Bang Kaew Police Station on May 10 after the taxi driver, later identified as…

  • Ratchaburi locals labelled as threat to PM Srettha’s safety

    Five residents of Ratchaburi province are demanding answers after being officially labelled as threats to the safety of the Prime Minister of Thailand. One of the residents, Thanu Ngamyingyuad, informed Channel 3 that he and four others, including a community leader, were given official documents, stating that they posed a threat to Thai PM Srettha Thavisin’s safety. The documents were…

  • Photos of dead person used as weapon in two-decade land dispute

    A family in Chanthaburi province is seeking help after their neighbours resorted to hanging photos of a dead family member as a threat due to an ongoing land dispute that spans two decades. A Thai woman took to Facebook to share news about a land conflict between her family and neighbours to seek advice from netizens. The woman reported a…

  • Srettha’s agenda for three-day tour to three Thai provinces revealed

    Government Spokesperson Chai Wacharonke revealed Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s inspection tour of three provinces: Suphan Buri, Kanchanaburi, and Ratchaburi, spanning May 10 to 12. Kicking off yesterday afternoon, the Bangkok-born PM initiated discussions on local matters at the Lad Nam Tien floodgate in Suphan Buri Province. He also mingled with the public at the Jorakhesamphan Sluice Gates, delving deeper into…

  • Pregnant Thai woman accuses doctor of sexually assault

    A pregnant Thai woman accused a doctor at a clinic in Samut Prakarn province near Bangkok of sexually assaulting her by inappropriately touching her private parts and asking intrusive questions about her sex life. The 25 year old pregnant woman Bee, and her 28 year old husband, turned to non-profit organisation Saimai Survive for help in seeking an explanation and…

  • Suphan Buri’s Mae Buay Salay restaurant preprares for PM’s visit

    Suphan Buri’s Mae Buay Salay restaurant, a renowned culinary landmark with over 80 years of history, is bustling with preparations to welcome the prime minister and Cabinet members on their upcoming visit. The restaurant, famed for its delectable river prawns and enduring tradition, is set to showcase its signature dishes to high-profile guests. Mae Buay Salay, located in the Bang…

  • Thai woman stabbed in shopping mall car park near Bangkok

    Police arrested a Thai man yesterday after he stabbed a Thai woman and attempted to rob her in a car park inside the Future Park Rangsit shopping mall in Pathum Thani province near Bangkok. Pratunam Chulalongkorn Police Station officers and rescuers rushed to the second floor of the Future Park Rangsit car park building after receiving an alert of the…

  • Thai woman abuses daughter to extort money from British husband

    Police arrested a Thai woman in Samut Prakarn province near Bangkok yesterday, May 6, after shocking video footage emerged of the woman physically abusing her seven year old daughter to extort money from her British husband. A 61 year old community leader, Somsri Ngamprasert, filed a complaint against a Thai woman named Sudarat on behalf of her British husband named…

  • 28 year old Thai woman poses as child to avoid theft charges

    A 28 year old Thai woman lied about her age, claiming she was 13 years old, in an attempt to avoid charges for repeated thefts in the central province of Nonthaburi. The victim, 43 year old Sakorn Ployphan, filed a complaint at Mueang Nonthaburi Police Station. His wife’s phone, car keys, amulets, wallet, and other belongings were stolen earlier that…

  • Thai man nabbed for neighbour’s murder, claims adultery as motive

    Police today arrested a Thai man for the murder of his neighbour at a condominium in Nonthaburi province near Bangkok. The killer insisted his motive was not a dog dispute but a result of long-term bullying and the deceased’s alleged adultery with his wife. The 47 year old killer, Narin “Sam” Prinkprayong, shot dead his neighbour, a 45 year old…

  • Man shot and beaten in Chachoengsao over suspected affair

    A violent altercation erupted outside a noodle shop in Chachoengsao province when a man, suspecting his wife of infidelity, returned with a gun after seeing her with another man. The incident led to the shooting and brutal beating of the man she was with, leaving local authorities urgently searching for the perpetrator. Police were alerted to a shooting in front…

  • Japanese yakuza members flee to Laos after murder in Nonthaburi

    Police identified the two Japanese men responsible for the murder and dismemberment of a fellow Japanese man in Nonthaburi as members of a prominent yakuza gang in Japan. Having fled Thailand for Laos, Thai authorities are now working in collaboration with Laotian officials to secure their extradition. The discovery of human remains in the roadside forest and some land in…

  • Cambodian arrested in Pathum Thani amphetamine bust

    Thai police and various authorities arrested a Cambodian woman at a home in Nong Suea, Pathum Thani who is believed to be involved in the notorious drug ring known as First Klong Luang. Officers found more than they expected, not one, but 2.8 million amphetamine pills. The woman in question was identified as Saraitus On, a 30 year old Cambodian…

  • Vagina monologue: Thai woman blasts clinic over laser hair removal

    A Thai woman condemned a beauty clinic in Pathum Thani province near Bangkok for causing an infection to her vagina after a laser hair removal process and demanded the clinic take responsibility. The victim, a 36 year old woman called Saowaluck, sought assistance from non-profit organisation Saimai Survive to seek justice. Saowaluck revealed in a press conference yesterday, April 24, that…

  • Ang Thong’s spirit boat lures lottery hopefuls with sacred numbers

    A boat believed to be inhabited by spirits has become the centre of attraction in Ang Thong province, attracting locals with the lure of winning lottery numbers. The boat, located at Wat Mai Khok Marum temple, is linked to the tragic tale of a woman named Praewa and her unborn child, Grung Gring. It is thought to have sailed from…

  • Thailand’s State Railway unveils tour adventures on Kiha 183 train

    To attract tourists, the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has rolled out an array of thrilling train tours aboard the Kiha 183 locomotive. Culture vultures are being invited to embark on a journey through the heart of Thailand’s cultural and natural wonders with 14 exhilarating trips spanning nine distinct routes. From Phetchaburi’s tranquil shores to Lopburi’s lush forests, each escapade…

  • Thai man arrested for part in Japanese man’s murder in Nonthaburi

    Police yesterday arrested a Thai man for his involvement in the murder and dismemberment of human body parts found in Nonthaburi province near Bangkok. He claimed that the deceased was a Japanese man and two other Japanese nationals were the killers. The first body part, a wrist, was discovered by a 10 year old Thai boy on April 19 in…

  • Chicken factory extortion scandal rocks Thai police force

    A scandal erupted in Nakhon Pathom as eight officers from Samkwaipuak Police Station face suspension over allegations of extortion totalling 200,000 baht. Eight police officers in Nakhon Pathom have been suspended from the force following accusations of attempting to extort 200,000 baht from the owner of a chicken processing factory. The scandalous affair unfolded when the factory owner, enraged by…

  • Lop Buri’s growing macaque population to be relocated by DNP

    An increasing macaque population has taken over downtown Lop Buri, prompting the Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation (DNP) to intervene. Athapol Charoenshunsa, the department chief, has unveiled plans to relocate these monkeys once their new holding facility is ready. Currently, an estimated 2,200 macaques are roaming freely within the city’s bounds, causing disruptions to local businesses and…

  • Roar surprise: Endangered wild tiger spotted in Phetchaburi

    Kaeng Krachan National Park, nestled in the district of Phetchaburi, reported the sighting of an endangered wild tiger, marking the sixth such discovery since 2019. The tiger, captured by a strategically placed camera trap, has been assigned the identifier KKT-006M. The images of the tiger were captured on March 24, March 31, and April 1. The camera trap showcased the…