Buriram

  • North East

    Former employee of Buriram dog shelter accuses owner’s wife of harassment

    A former employee of a dog shelter in Buriram province, northeast Thailand, says she has had to leave her home and go into hiding after being harassed by the wife of the Frenchman who set up the shelter. Her claim comes after the couple were accused last year of forcing shelter employees to sit in dog cages, claiming it would…

  • North East

    Man steals 5,000 baht handout from kidney patient

    A 47 year old man undergoing treatment for kidney disease at a hospital in Nang Rong, near Buriram, north-east Thailand, has had his 5,000 baht government handout stolen – by a relative. The man, named only as Narongsak, applied for the aid package, put in place to ease the economic hardship caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, and asked a family…

  • North East

    Buriram police officer injured as knife-wielding man has meltdown

    A former convict went into meltdown yesterday, screaming and brandishing a knife as he made his way around an apartment building Buriram, north-eastern Thailand. Thai Residents reports that the building’s residents alerted police when they spotted a clearly deranged man screaming and swinging a knife like a samurai sword. Police officers arrived and discovered the man wandering around on the second…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Buriram quarantine violators to be housed at racetrack

    Well known north-eastern politician, tycoon and local “kingmaker” Newin Chidchob posted on Facebook today that officials in the northeastern province of Buriram have prepared the Chang International Circuit as a special place for “stubborn people” who ignore self-quarantining rules. Officials confirmed that those who ignore the 14 day self-isolation guidelines will be housed at the race track building until their…

  • Events

    Buri Ram MotoGP “postponed indefinitely” over virus fears

    In a shocking reversal, the Thai MotoGP 2020, scheduled for March 20-22 in Buri Ram province, has been “postponed indefinitely” due to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul made the announcement yesterday. Despite earlier reassurances the race would go on, Anutin said the decision to suspend the event was made at…

  • Events

    That’s eight titles for Marc Marquez following Thai Moto Grand Prix

    “My target was to try to find the best way to win the race.” Marquez is an eight-time world champion after winning the 2019 MotoGP title in yesterday’s Thai Grand Prix. Marc Marquez of Spain has surpassed arch-rival Fabio Quartaroro of France in the final lap to win the Thailand Grand Prix claiming his eighth MotoGP World title in Buri…

  • Expats

    68 year old Australian hangs himself after alleging Pattaya police failed to take a missing passport report

    A 68 year old Australian has been found hanged in a room in Buriram, north east Thailand. Buriram police were called to the hotel near the city bus station after receiving reports about the deceased foreigner on the third floor room. The man was hanging from a nylon cord and had been dead for an estimated three hours. Attached to the…

  • North East

    PTT Thailand Grand Prix in Buriram voted best of 2018

    “The race weekend at Buriram was the most attended and has been voted the best of the season on its debut.” There was a lot of expectation but the Thai GP was an incredible success and has now been named the best of the season by the MotoGP Paddock and the decision communicated to the Grand Prix Commission. The event…

  • North East

    Pit stops laid on for race fans at MotoGP in Buriram

    It’s on next weekend and Buriram is gearing up for the arrival of 100,000+ visitors. Thailand Immigration officials are also setting up home this week to handle the influx of international visitors and the teams as they arrive. But if you’re driving, take your Honda. AP Honda has agreed to provide special hospitality services and activities for visitors to the…