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Foreigner Robs Family Mart of 178,350 Baht in Koh Samui

  KOH SAMUI – Police on the Island of Koh Samui say an armed foreigner robbed a convenience store on Koh Samui island yesterday and took off with more than 178,000 baht in cash. According to a report in the Khaosod News the robbery took place at a Family Mart store at around 10:30 a.m., […]

April 30th, 2014 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Thailand will Hold a New General Election on July 20th, 2014

  BANGKOK –  Thailand will hold a new general election on July 20, a top poll official said Wednesday, in an effort to resolve a deadly six-month political crisis. Election Commission (EC) secretary general Puchong Nutrawong said the new voting date had been decided during talks with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. “We agreed that the […]

April 30th, 2014 | Posted in Thailand Politics | Read More »

With No Real Government, Can Thailand Escape Recession?

    BANGKOK – Some bold assumptions about a rapid end to a six-month political crisis are all that stand between Thailand and its first real recession since the global financial crisis. Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy is confronting weak exports, a year-long slump in industrial output and a drop in tourism, under a caretaker government […]

April 30th, 2014 | Posted in Thailand Politics | Read More »

Thai Police Seize 5.6 Tons of Marijuana Destined for Netherlands – [Video]

  BANGKOK – The Office of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) has announced Royal Thai Police seized almost six tonnes of compressed cannabis in two linked raids in Ayutthaya and Pathum Thani, and arrested one man. ONCB secretary-general Pongsapat Pongcharoen said on Wednesday morning that on Saturday police arrested Niran Kotangka, 35, a resident of Nakhon Panom, […]

April 30th, 2014 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

15 Killed When Truck Collides with Bus in Tak, Thailand

  TAK – At least 14 people were killed Wednesday when a truck carrying local villagers crashed in a mountainous region of north-west Thailand, police and hospital officials said. According to the police, the driver of the truck lost control of his vehicle as he descended down the slope of the hill. The truck reportedly […]

April 30th, 2014 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Cambodian Villagers Stone ‘Sorcerer’ to Death

  CAMBODIA – A hundreds-strong mob of angry villagers in Takeo province on Sunday beat and stoned a man to death based on the belief that he was a sorcerer responsible for the unexplained demise of nine community members since 2012, police said. Just after dusk on Sunday, some 500 vengeful residents of Prey Lounh […]

April 29th, 2014 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Sister of Slain Italian Journalist Fabio Polenghi Dies in Milan

  MILAN – Elisabetta Polenghi, the sister of the Italian journalist killed during the May, 2010, crackdown against red-shirt demonstrators died Monday in Milan. She was 50. Her death at the Hospice Oncology, after a five-month battle with pancreatic cancer, was a major setback to hopes for action to name and prosecute the killer or […]

April 29th, 2014 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

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