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    Bangkok food vendor’s rooftop standoff ends after wife’s negotiation

    A food vendor threatened to leap from the fourth floor of the Bang Khun Thian District Office on Rama 2 Road. A two-hour negotiation ensued after local law enforcement was alerted to the situation today at 9am. Perched precariously on the fourth floor of the District Office, the 33 year old vendor, Prawit (surname withheld) was seen leaning against a wall,…

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    THAIFEX – HOREC Asia 2024 concluded with a resounding success

    THAIFEX – HOREC Asia 2024, held at the Impact Arena from 6 to 8 March, was a major success. With a bustling atmosphere, it attracted a total of 15,851 trade attendees from 68 countries! The event brought together industry professionals from all corners of the globe. From cutting-edge technology to innovative culinary creations, attendees experienced the full spectrum of advancements…

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    Bangkok blaze claims gold investor’s life in Wang Thonglang district

    A tragic fire engulfed a luxurious residence in the Wang Thonglang district of Bangkok, claiming the life of a gold stock investor, the house owner, in his bedroom. The incident occurred early in the morning, and by the time the emergency services arrived, the fire had rapidly spread throughout the property, leaving little to salvage. In the early hours of…

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    Thaksin Shinawatra meets probation officials ahead of schedule

    Thaksin Shinawatra reported to the Department of Probation officials in Bangkok Noi district at the Bangkok Probation Office 1 on Monday, one day ahead of his scheduled visit. This step is a part of 74 year old’s parole conditions, having been convicted and now serving his sentence in a more lenient form. During his visit, the area around Bangkok Probation…

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    Paramedic sheds light on mid-air suicide attempt from Bangkok

    A paramedic stepped forward to provide more details regarding a man’s suicide attempt on a flight from Thailand to the United Kingdom. The off-duty paramedic reportedly intervened on the EVA Air BR67 flight from Bangkok to London on Friday, March 15, to assist the man who had attempted to take his own life in the aeroplane bathroom. Gareth Lines, travelling from Thailand…

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    Bangkok man arrested for running homemade firearms operation

    Bangkok police successfully arrested a 39 year old man for illicitly manufacturing and distributing homemade firearms, a criminal operation that had been ongoing for over three years. The arrest took place yesterday, March 18, at a rental room in the Bang Khae district of Bangkok. The suspect, identified as Jakrapong or Rot, was caught with a significant cache of weapons…

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    Fatal gas leak and death in Chao Phraya River truck crash

    A 22-wheel trailer truck overturned on a bridge over the Chao Phraya River, resulting in a continuous gas leak and a fatality. The accident, which occurred today, March 19, required the use of a crane to recover the driver’s body, which was found severed in two parts. The devastating accident unfolded on Kanchanaphisek Road in the Sam Khok district of…

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    Bail denied for delivery rider who sexually assaulted 6 year old girl (video)

    Police arrested a food delivery rider for sexually assaulting a six year old girl at the Saen Saeb Canal pier in Soi Ekkamai 30 in Bangkok on March 15. The mother of the six year old victim shared CCTV footage of the suspect with Amarin TV on March 18. The mother told the media that the incident took place near…

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    THAIFEX – HOREC Asia 2024 exceeds expectations, unveiling the future of HORECA

    Surpassing all expectations, the future of HORECA emerged at THAIFEX – HOREC Asia 2024. The innovations shaping the sector, and those with excellence set to elevate standards in hospitality, were showcased at the show. In emphasising innovation, sustainability, and excellence, THAIFEX – HOREC Asia thrilled participants last week, attracting higher than anticipated attendance. Co-organised by the Department of International Trade…

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    Illegal elephant pants from China seized at Bangkok warehouse

    Economic Crime Suppression Division officers swooped on a warehouse in the Bang Khun Thian district of Bangkok and seized 30,000 elephant pants valued at over 6 million baht. The pants were imported from China without paying taxes. Acting on a tip-off regarding the tax evasion associated with the imported elephant pants from China, officers conducted the raid on the warehouse…

  • Environment News

    Bangkok uses AI weather forecasts to accurately notify citizens 3 hours in advance

    Chadchart Sittipunt, Governor of Bangkok, discussed with Chihito Kusabiraki, CEO of Weathernews Inc., Japan, on activating the AI Nowcast system for forecasting rain in advance in the Bangkok area. The Governor of Bangkok said that flooding is a major problem in Bangkok. If the area that will experience heavy rain can be predicted in advance, we will be able to…

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    Violence erupts as group attacks volunteer at Bangkok gas station

    Violence erupted at a Sai Mai district gas station in Bangkok when a group of over 30 people assaulted a volunteer from the Ruamkatanyu Foundation. The incident, which occurred just past midnight today, March 18, left the victim with serious head injuries after being knocked to the ground and repeatedly kicked. In the dead of night, the Sai Mai neighbourhood…

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    Severe summer storm to hit Thailand with hail and strong winds

    The Meteorological Department of Thailand (TMD) issued a severe weather alert for the upcoming summer storm, set to impact various provinces with heavy rain, thunderstorms, strong winds, and potential hail on March 19-20, following a drop in temperature today, March 18. The summer storm, initially striking in the upper part of Thailand, is a result of a moderate high-pressure system…

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    Microsoft CEO halts Southeast Asia trip including Bangkok

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella delayed his visit to Thailand and neighbouring Southeast Asian nations, as announced yesterday. The eagerly awaited Microsoft Build: AI Day event slated for March 21 in Bangkok now hangs in limbo indefinitely, Microsoft revealed on Friday. “We are doing our utmost in preparing to reschedule the event and will inform you of the details as soon as…

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    Concerns over readiness of Thailand’s secondary cities for tourism

    The private sector has expressed concerns over the readiness of Thailand’s secondary cities for a major tourism boost, despite Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s declaration that 2024 will be “the greatest year for Thai tourism in history.” These concerns were voiced during a recent tourism workshop at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, where the 62 year old Thai PM outlined…

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    Bangkok’s children gasp for air amidst pollution nightmare

    Children in Bangkok suffer daily from heavy air pollution, battling constant coughs and other possible respiratory illnesses. Pupils at Suan Lumphini School confront the harsh reality of their environment each morning as they assemble under coloured flags denoting the day’s air quality: a distressing routine with red signalling the worst and blue the best. Thailand grapples annually with dire air…

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    MSDHS holds workshop to find solutions for family stability

    In a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS), Chulalongkorn University’s Institute for Population and Social Research, the Chula Art Project, and the World Bank, the workshop produced a white paper titled Family Stability on Top, Stop Demographic Crises. Minister Varawut Silpa-archa, spearheading the initiative, declared that the comprehensive white paper encapsulates pivotal solutions derived…

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    Thailand Tourism Festival held in Bangkok from March 28

    The 42nd Thailand Tourism Festival will be held from March 28 to April 1 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre (QSNCC) in Bangkok. Organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), this year’s festival promises a spectacle of unparalleled experiences, blending tradition with innovation and sustainability. TAT Governor Thapanee Kiatphaibool stated that the Thailand Tourism Festival 2024 will incorporate…

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    73 year old Thai man swindles friends to pay party entertainers

    Police arrested a 73 year old Thai man at his house in the Huay Kwang district of Bangkok after he swindled millions of baht from his friends to pay for two female party entertainers. A Thai man filed a complaint against his 73 year old friend, Charnyut Saelok, accusing him of swindling about 300,000 baht. The victim explained that Charnyut…

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    Thai cops probe groping incident by foreign men in Bangkok

    Thai police are investigating two foreign men who allegedly sexually assaulted some Thai women by groping their bottoms while the women were working on Khao San Road in Bangkok on Monday. A Thai woman shared pictures and videos of the two foreign men on her Twitter account on Monday, March 11 after the assaults. She urged netizens to help her…

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    Thai school exam paper sparks debate on academic freedom

    A seemingly routine social science exam paper ignited a firestorm of controversy across Thailand, leaving citizens and educators alike questioning the boundaries of academic freedom. The exam, which tasks students with discussing contentious issues ranging from Thai society and the monarchy to the commercialisation of Buddhism, thrust Wat That Thong High School into the spotlight. But it’s not just the…

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    Bangkok considers law to pave way for fair land compensation

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is exploring the possibility of implementing a city planning law that provides compensation to landowners whose properties are required for public infrastructure improvements. Bangkok Deputy Governor Wissanu Sapsompol announced yesterday, March 13, that the BMA has requested several property owners to allow a portion of their lands to be utilised for the expansion of neighbouring…

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    Power cables on Bangkok’s Sarasin Road go underground

    The Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA), under the leadership of Khajon Srichawanothai, reported a triumph in the endeavour to relocate power cables underground along Sarasin Road. Amidst the verdant expanse of Lumpini Park, Pathumwan District, Bangkok, a historic announcement ceremony unfolded last Friday, March 8. Joined by Chadchart Sittipunt, Bangkok Governor, Vilas Chalaysat, MEA Governor, and a cadre of network executives,…

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    Sustainability Week Asia 2024: A call to action for climate crisis

    Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs spoke at the Sustainability Week Asia 2024 event hosted by Economist Impact, under The Economist media group, held at The Athenee Hotel, Bangkok. In his opening remarks, Parnpree rallied an esteemed audience comprising business magnates, both domestic and international, alongside government representatives, academia, and experts. Highlighting the gravity of the…

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    Massive online scam nets billions, dozens arrested in Thailand

    The Thai authorities swooped on a sophisticated online scam that left victims reeling with losses exceeding 800 million baht. The online scam was orchestrated by a criminal syndicate, reportedly handling funds upwards of 5 billion baht, and targeted unsuspecting individuals through the guise of lucrative investments in Thai and foreign stocks, drawing them into financial ruin. Following complaints from over…

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    Bangkok prepares to expand BKK Food Center to all 50 districts to promote vulnerable groups’ access to food throughout the city

    Chadchart Sittipunt, Governor of Bangkok, inspected the BKK Food Bank project in Phra Khanong District and said: that Bangkok is a diverse city with high inequality. There are both people in abundance and people in need. This situation has existed since the outbreak of COVID-19. But Bangkok society is a generous society. Bangkok has to coordinate between those who want…

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    Songkran sees more stringent alcohol sales regulations

    In a bid to curb road accidents caused by drunk driving during the extended World Songkran Festival, which spans from April 1 to 21, the Public Health Ministry initiated stringent measures to control the sale of alcohol, particularly to minors. Public Health Minister Cholnan Srikaew outlined the festival’s divisions: a preparatory stage running from April 1 to 10, the main…

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    DJ opens fire on Bangkok karaoke restaurant owner

    A violent incident shattered the calm of a Bangkok neighbourhood yesterday as a DJ at a local karaoke restaurant opened fire on the establishment’s owner before turning the gun on himself. Police are now gathering evidence and witness testimonies to understand the motivation behind the attack. Police Lieutenant Atthapol Pongpradit, Deputy Investigator at Bueng Kum Police Station, was alerted to…

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    Scandal hits Government House with 500,000 baht lawn

    The eagerly awaited overhaul of Government House’s front lawn, allegedly costing a staggering 498,352 baht, is on the brink of completion, according to insider sources. An informant disclosed that Green Value Co Ltd clinched the lucrative project due to its unbeatably low bid among three contenders. Utilising Paspalam grass, renowned for its resilience in scorching climates and durability against heavy…

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    Tom Jones brings Ages & Stages tour to Bangkok on 14 March

    International icon and living legend Tom Jones has announced his Ages & Stages Tour in Asia next year. Starting in Kuala Lumpur, the tour will make stops in Jakarta, Singapore, Taipei, Bangkok and Hong Kong. Each show promises unforgettable performances and timeless hits from Jones’ huge career. Tom Jones is undoubtedly one of Britain’s all-time greatest vocal talents. With a career spanning over…

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    Australian man under investigation for road rage incident near Bangkok (video)

    A Thai woman filed a complaint against an Australian man, accusing him of intentionally causing an accident and damaging her car at Bearing Intersection in Samut Prakarn province near Bangkok on March 3. The Thai driver, Angkana, reported to DailyNews that the incident took place when she was driving her sedan to her home in Samrong Nuea district of Samut…

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    Bangkok cops bust plus-size women’s sex trade party organiser

    Bangkok’s bustling city centre became the scene of a significant police raid when police apprehended a 49 year old woman, the alleged organiser of plus-size women’s parties involving illicit activities. The police operation, led by high-ranking officers from the Metropolitan Police, resulted in the seizure of condoms, sex toys, and other items related to the sex trade. The crackdown took…

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    Desperate Thai fruit seller offers eye for sale to clear debt

    A poignant image of a 57 year old Thai fruit seller in Bangkok has stirred waves across the Internet after he pledged to donate one of his eyes to resolve his financial woes. The heartrending scene, initially shared by the Facebook Page Panda Lab Doctor, depicts the man selling fruits with a placard bearing the urgent message: “Eye for Sale.”…

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    Thai women march to Government House for labour rights

    Bangkok streets echoed with the chants of empowered Thai women as they marched to Government House, armed with 11 demands to challenge labour oppression on this International Women’s Day. Thai women’s labour groups, spearheaded by the Thai Labour Solidarity Committee (TLSC), took to the streets with a resolute message under the banner of Resistance against Women’s Labour Oppression Capitalism. Their…

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    Bangkok’s street stall showdown: Pedestrians vs Vendors

    The age-old saga of Bangkok’s bustling streets versus its iconic street stalls continues, with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) at the forefront of a new regulation to solve the decade-long issue of street stalls encroaching on pedestrian paths. A resident of Bangkok’s Udom Suk area lamented her daily struggle as a pedestrian, echoing the frustrations of many. “Footpath warfare is…

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    Update: Filipina transgender beauty contestant speaks out after Bangkok brawl

    A Filipina transgender beauty contestant stepped into the spotlight following a viral Bangkok street brawl, seeking to soothe tensions and advocate for respect from the hosts. Two Filipina nationals faced charges for assaulting six Thai transgender individuals outside the Citin Hotel on Soi Sukhumvit 11 on Monday, March 4. The altercation erupted among a group of over 20 tourists, leading…

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    Double trouble: British lookalikes forge unlikely friendship on flight to Thailand

    An airport mix-up led a pair of British lookalikes to discover they not only shared the same flight but also the same name, sparking an unlikely friendship. The lookalikes, Mark Garland, a 58 year old bus driver from Trowbridge, Wiltshire, and another Mark Garland, a 62 year old builder from Warmley, Bristol, were inadvertently seated next to each other on an…