Connect with us

News

Why we wear seatbelts!

The Thaiger

Published

on

Why we wear seatbelts! | The Thaiger

Posted by Jalur Merah on Monday, May 28, 2018

The child who was thrown out of a vehicle in an incident which occurred at the Road Transport Department traffic light junction here last night in Terengganu (May 28), was probably not secured with a seat belt, said Terengganu police chief Aidi Ismail. Terengganu is the Sultanate on the northern east coast of Malaysia.

“If the seat belt had been secured, the child would not have fallen out of the moving vehicle, even if the door was not closed properly or the door was flung open by the child,” he told Bernama on Tuesday. The 12-second video went viral on Facebook since last night after it was shared by an account holder known as “Poh KF”.

According to Aidi, so far no one has lodged a police report on the incident. The video, which has been posted on multiple Facebook groups, received thousands of comments from Malaysians urging drivers to be more aware of child safety.

The child appears to be OK after falling out of the car, brushed himself off (we think it’s a young boy), and looked around for the car.


Can't get enough Thaiger? Try Thaiger Radio with music, weather, traffic, news & local programming or view some Thailand Top 10s lists.

If you have story ideas, a restaurant to review, an event to cover or an issue to discuss, contact The Thaiger editorial staff.

Phuket

Woman stages an accident and lies to police about gold theft

The Thaiger

Published

on

Woman stages an accident and lies to police about gold theft | The Thaiger

PHOTOS: Newshawk Phuket

A woman has confessed to lying to police about two thieves that snatched her gold necklace and bracelet on Sakdidet Road in Wichit.

On Tuesday, ‘Newshawk Phuket’ reported that two thieves snatched the gold necklace and bracelet weighing around 30g of gold, worth 40,000 baht, on Sakdidet Road in Wichit.

Patrol police arrived at the scene to assist the woman and investigate her claims.

Yesterday, Phuket City Police say that the woman, 25 year old Rattana Kraiwan from Songkhla, had been taken to the Phuket City Police Station for questioning.

Rattana hadn’t filed an official report to police and she eventually admitted to police that she made the story up.

Police say she’s admitted to staging the fall off her motorbike into a ditch nearby and pawning off the two gold items, which belonged to her husband, to pay for her personal debts. She said she was afraid that her husband would be angry so she made the story up.

Rattana has promised to police that she will not do things like this again. It is unclear if police pressed any charges or just closed the case with a warning.

Woman stages an accident and lies to police about gold theft | News by The Thaiger Woman stages an accident and lies to police about gold theft | News by The Thaiger

Continue Reading

Thailand

No more coups, unless we need one – Commander in Chief

The Thaiger

Published

on

No more coups, unless we need one – Commander in Chief | The Thaiger

With the country heading for elections in February, or sometime soon in 2019, the hope is for a new, democratically elected government following four and a half years of military rule. But would the army rule out another coup?

Army Commander-in-Chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong has refused to rule out the possibility of another coup if the country is plunged into chaos again.

Speaking to Thai PBS, Gen Apirat said… “My hope is that politics will not bring the country into conflicts again. If politics doesn’t cause chaos, then nothing will happen.”

Military coups have gone hand-in-hand with the rough and tumble of Thai politics for almost 80 years since the country stumbled into democratic parliamentary rule in 1932 in a bloodless coup.

Speaking to the media for the first time since taking office, Gen Apirat says that, while Thailand had had more than 10 military coups, the last few ones were triggered by politics.

“Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, who was then army chief in 2014,  had no choice but to intervene. Just imagine what would have happened, had Gen Prayut did not do what he did.”

Gen Apirat also voiced full support of the army for the National Council for Peace and Order.

“The army and NCPO are one and the same.”

But the General stressed the army is ready to lend support to any government that comes to power.  By his position, Gen Apirat also currently serves as the secretary of NCPO.

The new army chief said he is hopeful that the country will not have to endure more any violent political conflicts.

“We have seen what conflicts have done to the country. Let them serve as a reminder ,” he said.

Continue Reading

Thailand

Thaiger Radio News – Thursday

The Thaiger

Published

on

Thaiger Radio News – Thursday | The Thaiger

Listen to the daily news from The Thaiger, anytime, anywhere…

 

 

Continue Reading

The Thaiger Newsletter

Keep up with all the day’s news. Subscribe here.

The latest news and information from Thailand.

* indicates required

Trending