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  • Thailand News

    Buriram teen brutally attacked, family seeks justice

    A Buriram teen was brutally attacked by a group of teenagers, including one army conscript, during the Songkran festival on April 14. After nearly collapsing from injuries and receiving threats online, the family of the victim is seeking justice, while the case remains unresolved as of today. The joy of Thailand’s traditional Songkran celebrations turned into a nightmare for a…

  • Thailand News

    Former special forces soldier and notorious hitman captured in Surin province

    A former special forces soldier and notorious hitman was apprehended today by Police Captain Phadet Ngam Lamom, together with Police Lieutenant Colonel Detwit Utharasat. The arrest of 38 year old Methrit (surname withheld), also known as Suea Oi, took place in Soi Village Uncle Pung, Surin Province, under a warrant issued by Lamphun Provincial Court. Methrit, ranked 105th on the…

  • Thailand News

    21 year old Saraburi soldier arrested for kidnap, sexual assault of 12 year old girl in central Thailand

    A 21 year old Saraburi soldier was apprehended by the authorities yesterday for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 12 year old schoolgirl. Chaiyarat (surname withheld) first came into contact with the victim via Facebook before luring her to a friend’s house where the attack took place. The incident, which occurred earlier this year, was brought to the attention of the…

  • South Thailand News

    Phased withdrawal of Thai soldiers from southern border planned for 2027

    A phased withdrawal of soldiers on a special security mission is planned for 2027 in the conflict-ridden southern border regions of Thailand, as reported by the 4th Region Army. The special mission involves troops deployed to counter insurgents, who will continuously reduce in number until none remain, leaving only soldiers in routine operations stationed at permanent locations. In the meantime,…

  • Thailand News

    Soldier punished for political post in Whatsapp group

    The 4th Army Area Command has imposed penalties, including 30 days of imprisonment and suspension of annual salary increments, on a soldier who posted politically biased messages on a Line group, contravening an order by the Army Commander to maintain political neutrality. The army spokesperson, Second Lieutenant Paramote Promin, announced disciplinary measures against a soldier for inappropriate political conduct and…

  • Northern Thailand News

    6 elderly Thais killed in collision with soldier’s pickup truck filled with illegal cigarettes

    Six elderly Thais were killed in a collision with a soldier’s pickup truck in Buriram province, northeast Thailand, this morning. The soldier – the only person to survive the crash – was carrying 257 sleeves of illegal cigarettes which he attempted to hide in the woods nearby. Six elderly Thais dressed in traditional outfits were on their way to set…

  • Hot News

    UN says viral video of Russian troops executing Ukrainian soldier may be authentic

    The United Nations believes a viral video of Russian troops executing a Ukrainian soldier may be authentic. The disturbing video appears to show a detained Ukrainian combatant standing in a trench smoking a cigarette. What happens next, is described by viewers as horrifying. The Ukrainian soldier is shown saying, “Glory to Ukraine,” moments before he is shot to death by…

  • Thailand News

    US Army officer dies during Cobra Gold military exercise in Thailand

    UPDATE The US Army officer who was found dead at a Thai army camp in Lop Buri province, central Thailand, on Tuesday morning has been identified as 37 year old Maj. Andrew Cotter. Cotter was taking part in the multinational military exercise Cobra Gold. Yesterday, US and Thai officials said that no foul play was suspected. Superintendent of Mueang Lop…

  • Thailand News

    UPDATE: Thai woman spends 300k baht on wedding but groom doesn’t turn up

    UPDATE: Today, Namthip got stood up by her no-show groom Ek for a second time. Namthip and her lawyer went to Nadi Police Station in Prachinburi this morning to try and get some money back from Ek after he didn’t turn up to his wedding, leaving Namthip’s family to foot the 300,000 baht bill for the wedding arrangements. Lt. Cl.…

  • Thailand News

    Thai woman spends 300k baht on wedding but groom doesn’t turn up

    A Thai bride welcomed all her guests to her wedding on May 1 in Prachinburi province, eastern Thailand, but the groom never turned up. The man claimed to be a soldier, but when he didn’t attend his own wedding, the bride asked the Royal Thai Army to locate him. When the army checked their database, they didn’t find any army…

  • Thailand News

    Soldier allegedly assaults neighbours following horn honking

    A soldier in Nonthaburi, a central Thai province, allegedly assaulted his neighbours at their home because one of the victims had honked his motorbike’s horn to let his wife know he was home. The victims, 39 year old Piamsuk Bunruang and 42 year old Alisa Choksinsombun filed a police report yesterday following the attack. Thai Residents says the soldier punched…

  • South Thailand News

    Soldier injured by pipe bomb in Yala

    A soldier has been injured after a pipe bomb was tossed into a military base in Yala, the “deep south” province near the Malaysian border with occasional violence related to the religious separatist insurgency. The incident occurred last night and was detailed in a report from the Muang police station. The Bangkok Post reports that the attack happened around 8pm…

  • World News

    Thailand News Today | Thailand fallout from Burmese coup | February 3

    With potential sanctions and boycotts against Myanmar likely following the military coup, the Thai-Myanmar Business Council says Thai investors are concerned their businesses in the neighbouring country will be affected. As for now, it’s unclear what effect the coup will have on Thai-owned businesses in Myanmar. The country’s economy, already battered by the Covid-19 pandemic, is expected to slow down…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today | Pattaya bank scam & Burmese coup update | February 2

    CORRECTION: In the first story Jett referred to a Chinese man losing 130 billion baht. The correct amount was 130 million baht. We apologise for the error. Hundreds, perhaps more than 400, investors have been defrauded by a bank manager at a Kasikorn bank branch in Pattaya. The manager, named in a police report as “Mr. Gob”, was promising investors…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today | More Thai Airways debt, Korean soldier, TripAdvisor warning | November 12

    Today’s Thailand News Today coming to you from the 17th floor of The Thaiger Bangkok offices. Thai Airways adds another 21.5 billion baht in debt in Q3 report Thai Airways has accumulated more losses, on top of a decade of annual losses, for the latest quarter. At the moment the national airline’s debt is four times higher than last year’s…

  • South Thailand News

    1 soldier wounded in Narathiwat ambush

    A soldier in the southern Narathiwat province was injured in an ambush in Bacho district last night, according to police. The attack happened at about 10:30pm while 56 year old Serm Seedaeng, leader of a civic action team of the 2nd Rifle Battalion at Chulabhorn military camp in the province’s central district, was driving his pickup along Bacho-Ban Thon road…

  • Covid-19 News

    Security footage shows infected Egyptian soldier at Rayong mall was “low risk”

    Security footage has emerged of a group of Egyptian air force personnel, including 1 reportedly infected with Covid-19, visiting a mall in the eastern Rayong province over the weekend. The images, which show the infected soldier wearing a red shirt, were released to the Associated Thai Press. The shopping centre followed proper procedure by requiring the man to go through…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Don’t blame the Thai army, blame the soldier – General Apirat

    “The army chief offered his condolences to families of those killed and the injured and promised a career in the army if the victims’ children want to join the service.” The 32 year old gunman who shot 30 people dead during his Saturday afternoon shooting spree in Korat over the weekend, Jakrapanth Thomma, owned legally registered guns. He had five guns –…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Gunman killed in Korat shopping centre – 25 dead, more than 40 injured

    Police report that the Thai army soldier, who shot and killed at least 25 people in a shooting spree in the Korat shopping centre, has been shot dead in an assault by the Hanuman special forces division. Police sources said the 32 year old gunman was shot dead in the “Zone A” area of the shopping mall basement. Another news source is…

  • Northern Thailand News

    UPDATE: Elite forces storm Terminal 21, gunman holding hostages – VIDEO

    Following the shootings of innocent civilians by a Thai army sniper earlier this evening in Korat, north eastern Thailand, elite police and army forces of the Crime Suppression Division and Lop Buri-based Special Forces arrived at Terminal 21 shopping mall an hour ago. (Video of their arrival at Terminal 21 below) The armed gunman is believed to be still be…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Thai soldier accused of raping 75 boys

    A 43 year old former Thai soldier has been arrested for raping 75 boys, many of whom were aged under 15 at the time of the alleged crimes. It is claimed he lured his victims by using the photo of a handsome younger man as his own profile picture in a gay chat application and then Facebook. Authorities are now…