After several recent explosive accidents involving LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas) automobiles, the Energy Ministry will start phasing out its use in government vehicles. Registrations for LPG vehicles will also tightened to encourage drivers to switch to NGV (Natural Gas Vehicle) automobiles.
A 45-year-old Australian man abandoned by his Thai girlfriend leaped from the 6th floor of a Surin hotel. He had been looking for her at the hotel but did not find her. The maid later saw the man arguing loudly on his cellphone. Then he flung it away and leaped off the balcony. He died later in the hospital.
A team from the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) in Bangkok arrived in Phuket today (February 13) to gather information about Russian-operated businesses suspected of operating illegally in Bang Tao.
An irate police Deputy Commisioner criticized a misleading news report that he had ordered all police departments to meet a daily quota of 100 traffic tickets. His order to step up traffic enforcement used the 100-ticket number to reflect his expectations in high-traffic areas, and was not a quota, he clarified.
A new smartphone application available to tourists and Thais will help police respond quicker and more accurately to emergencies. When a smartphone caller uses the application to summon help, police are instantly informed of the caller’s location and identity.
The trial of Norwegian Stein Havard Dokset, arrested last year after police found the rotting body of his ex-girlfriend in a garbage bin in his house, began today (February 12) in the Phuket Provincial Court.
A 12-year-old Karen girl was kidnapped at age 7 by an abusive Thai couple, who detained her as their household servant for five years in Kamphaeng Phet province. The girl finally escaped and the police were notified. The couple was arrested, but denied all charges and were released on bail.
A website offering amateur photographers the chance to shoot nude models masturbating may be violating obscenity laws, a police commander said. The website owners said they want to attract photographers interested in the art aspect of nude photography rather than pornography.
A Toyota truckload of terrorists raked several Pattani village homes with gunfire before driving away. Three children and an adult suffered gunshot wounds to their arms and legs. Officials believe the attack was a reaction by the terrorists to a recent crackdown on terrorism in the area.
The elder brother of a Chinese woman who drowned on Koh Samui believes she was murdered by her husband. He has asked the parliament to help him seek justice for his sister, because the husband is wealthy and may evade prosecution. A senator will personally oversee the police investigation.
Bangkok police broke up a prostitution ring that advertised on a website. An undercover bust of a 14-year-old prostitute led to the arrests of ladyboy pimps. The girls told police they would be beaten at school by the ladyboys if they did not show up for work as hookers.
A 40-year-old Samut Prakan man previously convicted of child molestation was arrested for sexually abusing a 2-year old girl. The victim had been left in an illegal day-care center run by the suspect’s wife. The suspect was held without bail.
A Nakhon Sawan monk from central Thailand was defrocked in Phuket after being caught with two women and a pile of drugs.
Police are on the hunt for an anchor-wielding jet ski operator who allegedly swung the heavy anchor at a German tourist, narrowly missing his head.
A dramatic rescue effort took place to try and save two construction workers trapped in the rubble when a hillside came down behind Soi Nanai in Patong.
Ranong police officers were startled to discover the drug dealer they came to arrest was a 33-year-old man paralyzed below the chest. The man had been dealing drugs on the Internet using the name, “Jane Online.” A car accident 10 years ago left him paralyzed.
A 41-year-old Phitsanulok man was arrested for sexually abusing his 20-year-old daughter for several years. She finally reported the abuse to her mother, after she got injured when her father beat her with a stick for resisting his latest assault attempt.
Bangkok Police arrested an illegal Cambodian immigrant who was part of a roaming gang that stole from tourists. The thief followed a British woman who was boarding a bus, and then slyly stole her purse. But other bus riders saw the theft and informed the bus driver, who called police.
A 37-year-old African man was arrested in soi Nana in Bangkok for drug dealing. The man had been selling heroin, cocaine and ya-ice to Thais and foreigners around Nana for a long time. He manufactured his own ya-ice in his Samut Prakan rental house.
A Phuket man on the run for more than six months after shooting a Phuket Provincial Prison guard in Chalong was arrested last Thursday in Phuket Town.