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  • South

    Six suspects detained for questioning over Yala massacre

    ORIGINAL PHOTO: Reuters More than 200 troops and police conducted searches in Thailand’s southern border provinces on Friday night, looking for suspects in Tuesday’s brutal attack in Yala Province that killed 15. Nine suspects were arrested, but three were released shortly after checks showed they had no prior connections with the insurgency or criminal records. The rest were detained for…

  • South

    Ranger stabbed by attacker linked to southern Thailand insurgents

    PHOTO: Thai PBS World A paramilitary ranger remains in a critical condition in hospital after he was stabbed by a man who tried, unsuccessfully, to steal his service rifle. The man was quickly subdued by another ranger. The attacker reportedly died following the incident. The scuffle took place yesterday near Ban Suwo defence outpost in Narathiwat. It was reported that…

  • Insurgency

    Thai security officials search for attackers after 15 killed on Tuesday in Yala

    The 4th Army continues to hunt down suspects responsible for Tuesday’s brutal gun attack on a security checkpoint in Yala’s Muang district. The attack left 15 village defence volunteers dead and five others injured. The attack is believed to be a retaliation for extrajudicial killings of two insurgent suspects in Pattani’s Sai Buri district last week, according to a source.…

  • North East

    “Richest man in Khon Kaen” in stand-off with police

    PHOTO: Sanook A foreigner, previously covered in the media last week after driving his Ferrari into the rear of a female’s car, and then attacking her, is back in the headlines with another case, again in Khon Kaen, north-east Thailand. According to Sanook, ‘Wesly’ held a knife to his own throat for over 7 hours, but police officers finally persuaded…

  • Chiang Mai

    Chiang Mai police release Singaporean accused of attacking Thai wife with a scythe

    PHOTO: Chiangmaione.com Police have released a Singaporean man accused of using a scythe to attack his Thai wife in a Chiang Mai street. Following the attack, it’s understood that the man called an ambulance to take his wife to hospital, and then surrendered to police. The Singaporean says the couple, who have two young children together, frequently argued about his…

  • Crime

    Tributes paid to Amitpal Singh Bajaj, killed at Centara Grand hotel in Phuket

    PHOTO: Southall Sikh Temple Tributes are being paid to the British father, Amitpal Singh Bajaj, who was reportedly attacked and killed trying to protect his family at a beach hotel in Phuket. The incident followed a next door guest reacting badly to a noise complaint and allegedly barging into the family room and attacking Amitpal. Amitpal, from Southall in west…

  • Crime

    British man stuck in Thailand, facing jail for defending himself

    A British man, beaten up by a gang of Thai “thugs”, is facing jail after throwing punches in self-defence. 38 year old Luke Thornton was kicked and punched in the face and repeatedly knocked out in the assault. He was visiting his wife Sayforn Phetkajang in the village of Pai, north west of Chiang Mai. At the time reports in Thai media…

  • Pattaya

    US vlogger cops a ‘vlogging’ from disgruntled Pattaya locals

    SCREENSHOT: “Chuck Wow” in full narrative, just before being attacked A North American amateur ‘vlogger’ filming in Walking Street, Pattaya, has ended up annoying the locals and being attacked with his camera rolling. The video begins with “Chuck Wow” commenting on the body size of a prostitute standing outside a 7-Eleven in a stream-of-thought narration. “That girl is all kinds of…

  • Insurgency

    Ranger patrol targeted with roadside bomb in Pattani, two injured

    FILE PHOTO – The southern insurgency has killed more than 7,000 in the past two decades Two rangers have suffered injuries in an ambush when insurgents detonated a roadside bomb. The attack was on a patrol unit in Pattani province last night on the main road of Moo 1 village in Tambon Paku in the Thung Yang Daeng district. Police say…

  • Crime

    11 Bangkok students arrested over fatal knife attack

    11 students have been arrested after Saturday’s fatal stabbing of a 21 year old student from the College of Industrial Technology at King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok. Four teenage girls are being held as witnesses during the investigation. The 11 male students are to be charged with murder and assault. The four girls, ages 16 and 17, are friends with…

  • Crime

    32 year old charged with attempted murder after Egyptian tourist stabbed in neck in Phuket

    Sanook News is reporting further details after an 30 year old Egyptian, the son of an Ambassador, was struck in the neck by a roti seller who thought that the tourist was swearing at his wife. 32 year old Surachai from Koh Lanta, who was helping his wife sell rotis outside a Family Mart in Chalong’s Soi Ta-iad, grabbed a big…

  • Chiang Mai

    Dog viciously attacks child in Chiang Mai – owner offers 3,000 baht compensation

    A Chiang Mai mother is calling for action after her 11 year old son was mauled by a dog (guess the breed) that escaped from a local restaurant near their house. “Nong Saeng” was playing with friends in a car park near “The Fusion” at a construction site in Muang district where his family lived. The dog attacked the boy, ripping a…

  • Phuket

    Two charged with attacking an ambulance and driver in Phuket

    Two men were have been charged with attacking a moving ambulance and the volunteer ambulance driver along the ByPass Road in Phuket earlier this week. The two assailants were easily identified as 22 year old Sagib Yomyai and 29 year old Sutthi Sripoon, both from Trang province, were arrested at a rented house in Tambon Wichit, Muang district, with an…

  • Phuket

    Phuket police hunting for suspects who attacked an ambulance – VIDEO

    VIDEO: Detnarong Songsang Phuket police are hunting for suspects who tried to stop an ambulance and attack rescue workers. They have good photos of the attackers and say it will be easy to track them down. The Wichit Police were notified of the incident earlier in the week. 41 year old Detnarong Songsang, a rescue worker, was driving the ambulance…

  • Pattaya

    Man stabbed at a Chon Buri karaoke lounge

    PHOTO: Thai Rath Police were called to a karaoke lounge in Sri Racha, Chon Buri last night after a man was stabbed following an argument. 39 year old Chuchart Kamngern was found outside the lounge with a serious stab wound to the left side of his chest and was rushed to hospital in Sri Racha. Thai Rath reports that staff…

  • Krabi

    Suspects arrested on Koh Phi Phi – Attack on 25 year old US tourist

    PHOTOS: Daily News Krabi Police say that they have a second of three young men who attacked an American tourist on Koh Phi Phi back on on March 9. But they are trying to locate 25 year old tourist Stephen Trimble who is now believed to be on Koh Phangan. They want him to give evidence so that they can…

  • South

    3 wounded in explosion at Narathiwat border defence unit

    Three security officials have been injured in the latest bout of southern violence when armed militants attacked a border defence unit’s base near the Kolok River in the Tak Bai district in the southern province of Narathiwat on the Thai/Malaysian border. Several houses and cars nearby were also damaged by the powerful IED (improvised explosive device). Initial reports have revealed that a group of about 6 militants opened fire at the base with automatic weapons, followed by…

  • Hot News

    American tourist attacked by gang on Koh Phi Phi

    An American photographer and blogger says he was injured after being attacked by a gang of men on Koh Phi Phi this week. Stephen Trimble revealed on his Instagram account that he was walking along the beach when he spotted a girl’s possessions being stolen while she was swimming. He says he yelled at the man to stop. The man…

  • Pattaya

    Italian man attacked with a hammer in road rage incident

    Police are hunting for a Thai motorist who attacked an Italian motorcyclist with a hammer in Chon Buri, breaking his arm. The victim was 40 year old Denti Samuele who was taken to the Chon Buri Hospital after the assault. The incident happened in front of the Lotus shopping mall in Tambon Samed, Chon Buri last night around 10pm. The…

  • Thailand

    Woman attacks Lottery MC during draw in Phatthalung – VIDEO

    The live broadcast of the government’s bi-weekly lottery draw was interrupted when a 35 year old woman threatened one of the MCs with a screwdriver. The lottery draw, held in Phatthalung province’s City Hall yesterday, was being broadcast live on Channel 5. The hall was full lottery enthusiasts and government officials when the attack happened. The attacker, later identified as…

  • Krabi

    Attack of the macaques – Krabi’s monkeys invade school

    PHOTOS: Srisuda Yongkit More than 20 long-tailed macaques raided a vocational college in Krabi’s Klong Thom district on this morning, apparently in search of food. The monkeys are said to have come down from the hills behind an army base in the district and searched through the garbage bins. But not content with that, they also ransacked teachers’ rooms and…

  • Krabi

    Five year old Finnish boy mauled by dogs at Krabi Beach

    A five year old Finnish boy has been seriously injured after being attacked and mauled by a pack of dogs at Ao Nang Beach in Krabi. Rescue workers at Ao Nang were notified of the incident at 6.30 last night. Rescue workers arrived to find the Finnish boy in distress and crying out with pain. The boy’s father was already…