The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) this week launched a new campaign, tentatively titled “Smile@Siam,” in an attempt to rejuvenate the stagnant Thai tourism industry following recent setbacks and damaging events.
Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) is due to investigate bribery claims being levelled against former Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor Juthamas Siriwan by a Los Angeles District Court.
Thai Airways International Plc’s (THAI) board recently approved expansion plans for the national carrier and the resultant proposal to borrow up to Bt20 billion from 4 Thai banks, revealed President Piyasvasti Amranand.
Thailand’s Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously rejected the appeal of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in relation to the seizure of some Bt46 billion worth of his family assets.
Russian musician Mikhail Pletnev appeared for his scheduled court appearance in Pattaya recently, following which he announced his intention to undergo a self enacted media ban over his ongoing “child sex” case in Thailand.
An American filmmaking couple was sentenced on the Thursday to six months in prison for bribing Thai officials in their bid to stage the Thai International Film Festival over a 5-year period.
Birthday celebrations for Her Majesty the Queen Sirikit were held nationwide in Thailand on Thursday evening. Candle-lit blessing and prayer ceremonies dominated proceedings with an arrangement of fireworks displays also organised in the capital and some other notable regions.
Three suspected southern insurgents potentially operating under the command of wanted drug kingpin Utsaman Salamaeng, have been arrested in possession of over Bt42 million in Ya-Ba (methamphetamine pills) on Thursday.
BANGKOK, Aug 12 -- The Thai people on Thursday are celebrating Her Majesty Queen Sirikit's birthday, also Mother's Day, by making merit with morning alms and joining several activities held by the government sector.
Two British expats previously residing in Pattaya have been found guilty of the 2007 murder of a partially disabled housewife in the United Kingdom. One of the offenders, the ex-husband of the victim, had hired a fellow expat to commit the murder in order to claim on the lucrative life insurance policy of his ex-wife.
The Royal Thai Army has dumped 25 decommissioned military battle tanks in the Gulf of Thailand recently. The operation involves the construction of an artificial coral reef off the coast of the Deep Southern province of Narathiwat.
The dead body of a foreign man, believed to be that of a missing Bahraini tourist, has washed up on Phuket’s Karon Beach on Tuesday. Authorities are yet to confirm the deceased’s identity, but speculate that it is the body of a missing person believed to have drowned on Sunday.
Two young Thai boys have been murdered on their way home from the market in Chon-Buri on the weekend. The pair had been returning home on their motorbike when they were attacked by an unknown offender who subsequently stole approximately Bt1,000 from the children.
The Royal Thai Police Board on Monday voted unanimously for General Wichean Potephosree becoming the new National Police Chief. The appointment comes ahead of the impending retirement of the current acting police chief at the end of August.
Bangkok’s Metropolitan Police Bureau arrested an Iranian national on drug possession charges in central Bangkok on Monday. The man was arrested when over 10kg of crystal methamphetamine was discovered in his condominium.
Thai residents are being warned, in new proactive campaigns, of a new breed of telephone scam gangs that are plaguing the nation. The success of these gangs is directly resulted to a relatively uneducated public in regards to this type of crime.
Over 800 confirmed cases of the potentially deadly dengue fever virus have been reported in the northeastern Thai province of Ubon Ratchathani recently. Thai Health Ministry spokespeople have since revealed the findings and advised citizens on preventative measures and precautions to take in order to minimise the spread.
In further bids to promote Thailand as the biotechnology hub of South East Asia, the Thai Industry Ministry recently revealed continued efforts by the government to promote biotechnological investment in the Kingdom through the Board of Investment.
Following the gathering in of hundreds of protesting civil groups and the yellow-clad People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) over the Preah Vihear Temple dispute, Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva yesterday addressed the crowd, looking to explain the government’s stance on the contentious issue.
Thai Immigration Police have arrested two fugitive British nationals in Bangkok on Friday. Both men, arrested in separate investigations, are wanted in regards to serious criminal matters including murder and child sex offences in the United Kingdom and Cambodia respectively.