The man who allegedly pulled the trigger in the assassination of Phuket reporter Wisut “Ae inside” Tangwittayaporn, a year ago almost to the day, was arrested in Cha-am, Phetburi
A concert to raise money to develop the new Karon Police Station in Phuket may not go ahead after many local people complained that they had had their arms twisted to buy tickets for the event at B1,000 apiece.Not only that, they said, but some of the tickets they paid for were fakes.
Huge tunnel systems costing as much as B2 billion are among proposals to solve rainy-season flooding woes in Phuket Town and neighbouring areas.
Saturday (January 12) is the annual Children’s Day across Thailand, and plenty of organised activities are planned for Phuket and Phang Nga. Here are some of the major ones.
The two Russians involved in the brawl at Catch Beach Club at Surin Beach in the early hours of Tuesday (January 8) have denied starting the fight, and say there were injuries on their side, too.
A 53-year-old American was arrested in front of a Bangkok spa for committing a 2 million THB theft at a Koh Samui hotel. He had drugged the hotel receptionist and security guard, and then stole cash and valuables from the 53 safe deposit boxes used by hotel guests.
A recent poll revealed the career dreams of Thai kids, and found that medical doctor still tops the list, followed by engineer, police officer, businessman and teacher. The poll also revealed that Thai kids think the Kingdom of Thailand is the best country to live in the world.
Thai women should beware of Africans who want to marry them, because their true intent is to force them to smuggle cocaine, the Royal Thai Police warned. Last year police arrested 109 Thai women who were caught trying to smuggle drugs into Thailand. They said their foreign husbands had forced them to be drug mules.
Three ambassadors – Mark Kent from Britain, Philip Calvert of Canada and Joan Boer of the Netherlands visited Phuket Governor Maitree Intusut, to introduce themselves after their recent appointments to their posts.
A reward of B100,000 has been offered for information leading to the arrest of the man who robbed the Kasikornbank branch in the Tesco-Lotus mini-mall on Chao Fa East Rd
Phuket resident Tom Travers says he and his Thai girlfriend Jen Khamsorn were subjected to an “unprovoked attack” by a group of Russians at Catch Beach Club, Surin, in the early hours of this morning.
An expert Algerian computer hacker accused of stealing more than $10 million dollars from banks worldwide was arrested by Immigration police at Suvarnabhumi Airport. The elusive hacker had been on the U.S. list of 10 Most Wanted criminals for several years.
A 53-year-old German and a 25-year-old tuk-tuk tricycle driver were arrested in Chiang Mai for sexually abusing minors. The tuk-tuk driver procured boys under the age of 12 for the German. He paid the boys between 500 to 1,000 baht for sex, and also paid his tuk-tuk pimp 200 to 500 baht each time.
An influx of foreign workers from bordering countries are pouring into Thailand after the 300-baht minimum wage took effect. The new law affects all 76 provinces and is expected to immediately benefit 3 million workers.
Soldiers patrolling the border of Thailand-Burma found the corpse of a foreigner who had died in the bush about 300 meters from the border. The white-skinned man appeared to be European, between ages 25-30. His head was covered with a clear plastic bag with a wire tied around his neck.
The Thai version of hazing freshmen at universities is stupid and a barbaric form of bullying, according to several foreigners attending Thai colleges. Their negative comments in the social media made it a recent hot topic.
The governor of Chiangmai has revived plans to build a second airport about 10 km from the city center. The proposed new airport is part of an overall plan to remake the Chiangmai into a bustling “new city” as its economic growth and expansion continues.
A 24-year-old Thai woman was invited to visit Brazil by a work colleague, but instead she got raped by black men and ordered to smuggle drugs back to Thailand or she would be killed. The Paveena Hongsakul foundation helped bring the victim back home. Thai girls are continually being victimized abroad by human traffickers, the foundation warned.
A two-day blackout on Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao islands caused fed-up tourists to crowd their airports and boat harbors trying to leave. Maintenance problems by the electric company caused the blackout, which likely cost the tourism industry millions of THB in lost business.
Two teachers at a Nakorn Sawan school have sparked the interest of students by creating an educational video movie in cyberspace, “The Dragon Mask and the Sun,” an entertaining moral fable. Plans are in the works to complete a sixth and final installment of the video movie.