Thailand’s Tourist Police Round Up More than a Hundred Grand Palace Tourist Scammers

Travellers are warned via dozens of websites and YouTube videos but many still fall for the con game at the Grand Palace.

Thailand’s Tourist Police Round Up More than a Hundred Grand Palace Tourist Scammers

  BANGKOK – Thailand’s Tourist Police have rounded up more than 100 people in a joint operation to restore law and order around the Grand Palace following complaints about foreign visitors being pressured to purchase services they do not require. The crackdown led by the Maj Gen Surachet Hakpal, deputy commissioner of the Tourist Police, […]

Hmong Woman Arrested in Chiang Rai’s Chiang Khong District for Forcing a 16 Year-old Laotian Girl into Prostitution

The 16 year-old Laotian girl was promised a job in a chicken shop then forced into prostitution at a karaoke bar in Chiang Rai’s Chiang Khong district.

Hmong Woman Arrested in Chiang Rai’s Chiang Khong District for Forcing a 16 Year-old Laotian Girl into Prostitution

  CHIANG RAI – Department of Special Investigation (DSI) chief Pol Colonel Paisit Wongmuang said on Tuesday that a 37-year-old Hmong woman, has been arrested for luring a 16 year-old Laotian girl in forced prostitution. Ms. Maiv Pai Ntshua Nplaim, 37  was arrested on a warrant for luring a 16-year-old Laotian girl with a promise […]

Australian Man Busted for Allegedly Promoting Sex Cruises with Bar Girls

Australian Man Busted for Allegedly Promoting Sex Cruises with Bar Girls

  SARABURI –  Thai police have arrested a 49-year-old Australian man in central Thailand, Tuesday for allegedly promoting sex cruises with bar girls (prostitutes) on a Facebook page. Australian National Steven Allan Carpenter posted an advertisement on his Facebook account promoting his business, AUSTHAI Tours, which he allegedly described as a service arranging a six-hour […]

Bangkok Narcotics Suppression Bureau Sacks Police Officer for Allegedly Selling Drugs Via the Postal Service

Two drug suspects arrested confessed that they received drugs from thePol Capt Samphan Kantasorn for delivery to customers by postal services.

Bangkok Narcotics Suppression Bureau Sacks Police Officer for Allegedly Selling Drugs Via the Postal Service

  BANGKOK – Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB) police last night arrested the deputy inspector in charge of crime suppression and chief of narcotics suppression task force at Suthisarn police station. Narcotics Suppression Bureau 2 commander Pol Maj Gen Yingyos Thepchamnong said the arrest of Pol Capt. Samphan Jantason followed information from the Office of the […]

5 Year-old Girl Dies after Being Left in Locked Truck at Nursery School in Northeastern Thailand

Health officials care for the body of 5-year-old Nong Yaem, who died when she was forgotten and left locked in a pickup all day outside a tambon daycare centre in Khon Kaen province.

5 Year-old Girl Dies after Being Left in Locked Truck at Nursery School in Northeastern Thailand

  KHON KAEN – A five-year-old girl died of suffocation in a car on Monday after being left in the locked vehicle for hours at her nursery school in northeastern Thailand. A teacher picked up 5 year-old Nong Yaem aka Prawintra Kepuang from her home in the morning to take her to school because the […]

Thailand Green-lights Execution of 26 Year-old Man by Lethal Injection

Thailand Green-lights Execution of 26 Year-old Man by Lethal Injection

  BANGKOK – Thailand has executed its first prisoner since 2009, the Department of Corrections said on Tuesday, a move the human rights group Amnesty International condemned as a “deeply misguided” effort to reduce crime. Theerasak Longji, 26, was executed by lethal injection at Bang Kwang Central Prison north of Bangkok on Monday. He was […]

Switzerland Holds Brazil to a 1-1 Draw at World Cup

The five-time champions were held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland on Sunday, a few hours after four-time champion Germany was beaten by Mexico 1-0.

Switzerland Holds Brazil to a 1-1 Draw at World Cup

  SOCHI, Russia – Brazil joined the list of big teams struggling to win their opening matches at the World Cup in Russia. The five-time champions were held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland on Sunday, a few hours after four-time champion Germany was beaten by Mexico 1-0. Philippe Coutinho gave Brazil the lead in the […]

How and Why Practicing Self-Care Can Help You

Changing our habits and becoming more conscious of our lifestyle and our state of mind is a good start.

How and Why Practicing Self-Care Can Help You

  CHIANG RAI – You may have heard the words “self-care” a lot lately as a lifestyle and wellness topic and wonder what the fuss is about – after all, don’t we take care of ourselves daily, such as brushing our teeth and combing our hair? Well yes, but those daily routines are more about […]

Bangkok Tuk-Tuk Drivers and Tour-Guide Make Public Apology for Scamming Tourists

The three men were arrested by Thailand's Tourist Police after online complaints were made on social media about a few ill-intentioned people preying on foreign visitors.

Bangkok Tuk-Tuk Drivers and Tour-Guide Make Public Apology for Scamming Tourists

  BANGKOK – Two Tuk-tuk drivers and a Thai tour-guide have made a public apology after being arrested for scamming tourist around Bangkok’s Rattanakosin Island area. The three men were arrested by Thailand’s Tourist Police after online complaints were made on social media about a few ill-intentioned people preying on foreign visitors in the Maharat […]

Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Strikes Osaka Japan, Three Dead, 150 Injured

Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Strikes Osaka Japan, Three Dead, 150 Injured

  OSAKA – A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Osaka, Japan’s second-biggest metropolis, early on Monday, killing three people, halting factory lines in an industrial area and bursting water mains, government and company officials said. No tsunami warning was issued. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said authorities were assessing damage and their top priority was the safety […]

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