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2 Moroccans and 1 Algerian Arrested for Stealing from Tourists

  SURAT THANI – Thai Police have arrested two Moroccans and an Algerian on Tuesday on charges of stealing tourists’ belongings at a resort on Koh Phangan. Bouma Diani, 40, Bahlou Lachraf, 26, and Muhammad (last name not given), 28, fled to Krabi after the thefts, according to police. They were apprehended as they were purchasing tickets […]

February 27th, 2013 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Thai Government to Start Peace Talks with Southern Insurgents

  BANGKOK – National Security Council chief Paradorn Pattanathabutr said yesterday Thailand is to start peace talks with Muslim rebel groups operating in the south, signalling a possible breakthrough in a conflict that has claimed over 5,000 lives. The rebel groups have never clearly stated their demands since the insurgency flared up in 2004 but […]

February 27th, 2013 | Posted in News,Regional News | Read More »

Human Rights Watch Pressures Police on Murder of Village Leader

  BANGKOK –  International rights Group Human Rights Watch is pressing Thailand authorities to investigate the recent murder of an environmentalist who exposed the dumping of toxic waste, and condemned the government’s “fundamental failure” to protect activists fighting for social and environmental change in the kingdom. Thai police vowed Wednesday to probe possible links between […]

February 27th, 2013 | Posted in News,Regional News | Read More »

Police Arrest Gun Dealers Selling to Teens Via Facebook

  BANGKOK – Thai Police have arrested two men in Bangkok, accused of selling home-made guns to technical college students on Facebook, according to a report in Post Today. Metropolitan Police Bureau chief, Pol Lt Gen Kamronwit Thupkrachang, announced the arrest of Withaya Chai-Auari, 32, and Suriya Khoksombat, 25, on Tuesday. The suspects were arrested […]

February 26th, 2013 | Posted in News,Regional News | Read More »

National Anti-Corruption Commission Freezes 65 million Baht of Thai Generals Assets

  BANGKOK – The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has resolved to freeze about 65 million baht of assets held by Gen Sathian Permthong-in, a former defence permanent secretary, his wife and their adopted daughter after concluding that the retired general is unusually wealthy and had made a false declaration of assets and liabilities. The decision was […]

February 26th, 2013 | Posted in News,Regional News | Read More »

Cambodian Government Concerned about Thailand Shooting Poachers

  PHNOM PENH – The Cambodian government on Tuesday called on Thai authorities to use the courts and not guns against its citizens caught poaching protected timber. The sharp rise in deaths of illegal loggers was of great concern, spokesman Phay Siphan said. He was speaking after the Cambodian government released figures showing 45 Cambodian […]

February 26th, 2013 | Posted in News,Regional News | Read More »

Thailand to Set Up Cultural Center in Beijing

  BEIJING – The Thai Culture Ministry is poised to set up a Thai cultural center in Beijing China in a bid to raise awareness of Thai culture in the East Asian country. Permanent Secretary for Culture Pritsana Pongthatsirikul said that during Chinese Minister of Culture Cai Wu’s recent meeting with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra […]

February 26th, 2013 | Posted in News,Regional News | Read More »

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