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Head-on Collision in Southern Thailand Leaves 3 Dead and 4 Badly Injured

– SONGKHLA –  Two women and a girl were killed and four others badly hurt when a pickup truck carrying pineapple residue jumped a road median strip to collide head-on with a multi-purpose vehicle in Rattaphum district on Friday morning. The fatal crash occurred at around 9am on Asia Highway in tambon Khuharat in Songkhla heading to […]

October 13th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Southern Thailand | Read More »

Tourist Police in Phuket Say Foreign Mafia Figures on Police “Hit List”

  PHUKET – New Tourism Police Bureau Acting Deputy Pol Maj Gen. Surachet Hakpan has vowed strong action against foreign ‘mafia’ figures in Phuket by his Special Operation Division forces. He told the Bangkok Post that Foreign criminals operating on the resort island of Phuket — many of whom are employed as teachers or disguise […]

October 9th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Southern Thailand | Read More »

Massive Manhunt in Pattani for Muslim Insurgents after Four Rangers Killed and Six Others Injured in Bomb Attack

– PATTANI – A Massive hunt for southern insurgents was launched today in Saiburi district of Pattani after four rangers were killed and six others injured in a bomb attack yesterday. Almost 500 soldiers, rangers, police and district officials took part in the hunt in Tambon Tabing of Saiburi district. They combed makeshift shelters, houses […]

September 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Southern Thailand | Read More »

Child Rights Activists Demand More Help for Rape Victims

– BANGKOK – Child rights activists have urged the government to come up with more effective mechanisms to empower and amplify the voices of victims so rapists will be brought to justice. The activists from various gender and child rights organisations voiced their demands Sunday at a seminar titled “The Rise of Rape and Violence: […]

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

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 »

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