southern provinces

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    CCSA meets today to decide on southern border re-opening

    A deputy government spokesperson says the CCSA will meet today to decide if the border with Malaysia can be re-opened, despite the southern neighbour reporting a case of the Omicron variant. According to a Bangkok Post report, Rachada Dhnadirek says the CCSA has previously agreed in principle, but the emergence of Omicron means the situation needs careful monitoring. “The forward…

  • Weather

    Southern provinces face heavy rains from Cyclone Amphan

    The Thai Meteorological Department said in its bulletin today that Thailand’s 6 southern provinces on the west coast, are expected to experience heavy rains, from tomorrow until Wednesday, due to the influence of developing Cyclone Amphan. While the storm won’t make landfall in Thailand, it is currently battering India as it barrels northward through the Bay of Bengal. “The cyclone…

  • Insurgency

    Thai soldiers kill 5 suspected insurgents in the South

    Thai security authorities have confirmed that five suspected southern insurgents have been shot and killed by soldiers on a mountain side in the Cho Airong district of Narathiwat. The incident happened yesterday in the southern province bordering Malaysia. Military sources told Thai PBS World that the security forces were pursuing the insurgents after being spotted near a checkpoint set up…

  • Crime

    Car rental scam busted, gang leaders arrested in Phuket and Trang

    PHOTOS: Achadtaya Chuenniran Three people have been arrested separately in Phuket and Trang, south of thailand. They’ve been accused of running a scam, targeting car owners and car rental operators. Police have so far seized 23 out of 40 vehicles the gang had resold. Nine victims made official complaints on August 26 that a gang was renting cars from them…

  • Politics

    Thai PM visits the South amid tight security

    The Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha visited the southern border province of Yala yesterday (Thursday). During the visit, he opened the Southern Border Provinces Government Complex and the One Start One Stop for Development Centre, and met with local people amid tight security. Soldiers were assigned to keep a close watch for suspicious objects as well as people acting suspiciously at…

  • Weather

    Thai weather man issues rain warnings for south and east

    The Thai Meteorological Department has issued a warning to residents of eastern and southern provinces to brace themselves for heavy rains until Sunday. In its warning, issued at 5am today, the department said the rains would be unleashed by influences of the southwest monsoon across the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, which is intensifying, and by a low-pressure…

  • Crime

    ATM destroyed in front of University in Pattani, police looking for 10 suspect attackers

    PHOTO: Thai PBS Security officials are on high alert in southern Thailand after two explosions went off early yesterday, damaging ATMs in front of a University. Security is being tightened up at banks, markets, convenience stores and government offices in 12 districts of Pattani, one fo the three southern-most provinces. At this stage security officials are blaming separatist insurgents for…

  • Weather

    Stormy weather for the Thai north and northeast later this week

    The Thai Meteorological Department has issued warnings about possible impacts from a tropical storm expected to reach Vietnam tomorrow and Friday, August 1 and 2. The area of low pressure which formed west of the Philippines reaches southeast China from today. Should this system strengthen into a tropical storm, it will be given the name ‘Wipha’. The TMD reports that the…

  • Crime

    Satun fisherman arrested trying to ship 216 kilos of marijuana south to Malaysia

    PHOTOS: The Nation A fisherman has been arrested trying to smuggle 216 kilograms of marijuana into Malaysia. The fishing boat had been modified for the purpose of hiding and smuggling the drugs. Officials received a tip-off earlier this week that a large batch of marijuana was being stored in Satun’s Tambon Tammalang district. Officials had learnt that a large shipment…