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Thai Junta Eyes Next Moves in Southern Peace Talks

  BANGKOK – Four years on from the launch of peace talks aimed at ending a separatist insurgency in Thailand’s three southernmost provinces, progress is moving at a snail’s pace. Some critics say that both the Thai government and Islamist militants appear to be going through the motions of a bogus peace process. Both sides […]

August 17th, 2017 | Posted in Southern Thailand | Read More »

Tour Bus Loses Control and Crashes in Phuket, 23 Tourists Injured

– PHUKET – Twenty-three tourists, were injured when their bus lost control while going down a hill road in Patong in Phuket on Sunday night. The crash happened about 8.30 pm when the driver of a passenger bus carrying 17 Chinese tourists, three Japanese and two Thai tour guides, lost control while running down Patong […]

August 7th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Southern Thailand | Read More »

Thai Speed Boats Collide Dumping 20 Foreign Tourists into Andaman Sea

– PHUKET – Two speed boats carrying European and Chinese tourists collided and overturned near Koh Khao Phing Kan, also known as James Bond island, dumping about 20 people into the Andaman Sea off Phangnga on Monday. Phangnga National Park in the southern province reported the collision. All were rescued from the water and the […]

July 31st, 2017 | Posted in Southern Thailand | Read More »

Up to 80 Percent of Thailand’s Tsunami Warning System Needs Maintenance

  – PHUKET – Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation reported on Monday that up to 80 percent of Thailand’s tsunami warning system needs maintenance work after more than a decade after the region was hit by a tsunami that killed 226,000 people. A 9.15 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Sumatra in […]

July 31st, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Southern Thailand | Read More »

Krabi Mass Murder Happend Over Land Dispute, Suspects Now Arrested

– KRABI – National police chief Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda has told Thai Media that Police have arrested all suspects in the killings of village headman Worayut Sanglang and his family members in tambon Ban Klang of Krabi’s Ao Luek district on July 10th. The motive of the mass murder of a village headman and […]

July 16th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Southern Thailand | Read More »

Eight Family Member Including 3 Children Murdered by Gunmen in Krabi

  KRABI– Eight family members were slain (the murdered victims included three children) and three others gravely wounded by gunmen wearing military-style clothing who demanded to search a village headman’s house in Ao Luk district overnight. According to police, there were six or seven men in the group, all wearing camouflage outfits. They arrived at […]

July 11th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Southern Thailand | Read More »

Malaysian Man Arrested for Attempting to Smuggle Two Baby Orangutans into Thailand

– SONGKHLA – Thai wildlife officers have arrested a Malaysian man attempting to smuggle two baby orangutans, 51 tortoises and six raccoons into the kingdom across its southern border, officials said Thursday. The animals were packed into plastic boxes and suitcases loaded into Ismail Bin Ahmad’s car, officials said. The 63-year-old was stopped Wednesday as […]

June 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Southern Thailand | Read More »

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