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  • Child abuse scandal uncovered at Saraburi welfare facility, police investigate

    Following a shocking Facebook post revealing the abuse of over 280 children at a welfare institution in Saraburi, central Thailand, a multi-disciplinary team, including social development and human security officials, psychologists, and police, swiftly moved to investigate the claims on-site. The horrific mistreatment and physical abuse of more than 280 young lives at a welfare institution in Saraburi province were…

  • Rare albino panda spotted in China’s Wolong National Nature Reserve (video)

    On Saturday, an infrared camera at the Wolong National Nature Reserve in China’s southwestern Sichuan province captured footage of an all-white giant panda approaching another panda and her cub. The footage, taken in late February, shows the rare albino panda interacting with the panda pair. The video reveals that the all-white panda walked straight toward the resting panda mother and…

  • Pineapple plant leaves locals pining for lottery jackpot luck

    Residents marvelled at an unusual pineapple plant, featuring more than 10 two-tiered pineapple shoots, leading them to make offerings and seek lucky numbers ahead of the lottery draw on Thursday, June 1. The unusual pineapple, found in Ban Tam, Phayao province, Thailand, has drawn many residents to witness the phenomenon and seek good fortune. This unusual pineapple plant stands out…

  • South Korea hosts first summit with Pacific islands amid geopolitical rivalry

    South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol is set to initiate the country’s first summit with Pacific island leaders today, as Seoul aims to expand its influence in a region that has become a focal point for intense geopolitical rivalry. President Yoon unveiled his administration’s Indo-Pacific strategy last year, committing to promote a “free, peaceful and prosperous” region based on a…

  • 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…

  • Foreign couple discovers dead body on Koh Larn in Chon Buri

    A foreign couple stumbled upon the dead body of a Thai man on Koh Larn while they were travelling on the island in Chon Buri province on Saturday, May 27. The mystery surrounding death has yet to be unravelled. A Thai resident revealed on Facebook that he was enjoying Koh Larn beach when a foreign couple approached him, seeking assistance…

  • 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…

  • Raw meat review trend raises risk of Streptococcus suis infection in Thailand

    A recent online trend involving the consumption of raw meat dishes, combined with cultural practices, has increased the risk of Streptococcus suis infections in Thailand. Health officials have expressed concern, as eight fatalities and a total of 163 cases of meningitis have been reported since January 1. The popularity of raw food and alcohol consumption has spiked due to social…

  • 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…

  • Heavy rain benefits Thai farmers, boosts rice planting in Nakhon Ratchasima area

    Heavy rains in Nakhon Ratchasima province have resulted in flooded fields, signalling good news for farmers who are now preparing the land for rice cultivation in the Phimai district. A forecast from the Lower Northeastern Meteorology Centre predicts continued downpours and strong gusts of wind in the region. Alongside this weather forecast, a low-pressure area spanning across Cambodia and the…

  • 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.…

  • 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,…

  • Turkey’s strategic significance grows amid Ukraine war and global leader congratulations

    Turkey’s strategic significance on the global stage has become increasingly apparent amid the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, as evidenced by the swift congratulations extended to Recep Tayyip Erdogan following his recent election victory. Russian President Vladimir Putin was among the first to congratulate Erdogan, highlighting the Turkish leader’s “independent foreign policy” as a factor in his win. This policy includes…

  • 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,…

  • Thai lottery buffs get a buzz out of bees for June 1 draw

    A compilation of noteworthy Thai lottery numbers from various sources ahead of the June 1 draw is making a buzz online, as netizens share their preferred combinations in hopes of winning big. The car registration of a Thai resident became the focus of superstitious Thais after a swarm of bees swiftly established a hive on the parked car. Several people…

  • 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…