Inter-Provincial Bus Crashes into Ditch Injuring 10 Passengers in Northeastern Thailand

The crashed Bangkok-Nong Khai interprovincial bus deep under the foliage in a roadside ditch after the crash in Nakhon Ratchasima's Sida district in the early hours of Wednesday. Ten passengers were injured. - Photo by Prasit Tangprasert

Inter-Provincial Bus Crashes into Ditch Injuring 10 Passengers in Northeastern Thailand

  NAKHON RATCHASIMA – An inter-provincial passenger bus travelling from Bangkok to the Northeast plunged into a roadside ditch in Sida district of Nakhon Ratchasim province in the early hours of Wednesday, injuring 10 passengers. Police said the bus was carrying at least 30 passengers and left Mor Chit bus terminal in Bangkok on Tuesday […]

Human Rights Groups Say France, Britain Should Press Thai PM to End Military Rule

hailand’s Western allies criticized Prayuth’s 2014 coup, which followed a decade of political turmoil that has brought two coups and bloody street protests.

Human Rights Groups Say France, Britain Should Press Thai PM to End Military Rule

  BANGKOK – Human Rights Watch and other humanitarian organizations said Monday that Britain and France should highlight deteriorating human rights in Thailand when its prime minister visits this month and they should make clear there will be no “business as usual” until he holds a fair election. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a former army […]

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 […]

Dusit Poll Reveals Nearly 47 Percent of Thais Believe “No Government” Can Tackle Corruption

68.35 percent of the respondents believe the root cause of corruption stems from greed and selfishness of the corrupt officials and politicians.

Dusit Poll Reveals Nearly 47 Percent of Thais Believe “No Government” Can Tackle Corruption

BANGKOK – According to a recent poll taken by the Suan Dusit Poll of Suan Dusit University, nearly 47 percent of Thai people believe that no government will ever be able to tackle corruption in the bureaucracy because it has been deeply entrenched in the Thai society and prevalent in all circles due to people’s […]

65 Directors of Centers for the Destitute Transferred after Graft Probes

270 officials of the Department of Social Development and Welfare had been investigated by PACC in connection with embezzlement of fund for the destitute people.

65 Directors of Centers for the Destitute Transferred after Graft Probes

BANGKOK – The Department of Social Development and Welfare and the Public Sector’s Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC), the department director-general Mrs Napa Setthakorn told the Thai PBS on Saturday, that a total of 65 directors of the centers for the protection of the destitute have been transferred. Director-general Mrs. Napa Setthakorn said that disciplinary probes had […]

Thai Junta Splurges on Multi-Million Dollar “Observation Satellite” from Airbus

Thai Junta Splurges on Multi-Million Dollar “Observation Satellite” from Airbus

BANGKOK – Thailand’s Junta Chief Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-O-Cha will secure the purchase of a $215 million observation satellite from Airbus during his trip to France this month, a diplomatic source said Friday, as Europe re-engages with the kingdom following a chill in relations after a 2014 coup. Prayut Chan-O-Cha, who toppled an elected […]

Thailand’s Ministry of Culture Holds Seminar to Combat Thai’s Behaving Badly Online

The Ministry of Culture had experts and students exchange views on measures to prevent inappropriate or detrimental behavior online.

Thailand’s Ministry of Culture Holds Seminar to Combat Thai’s Behaving Badly Online

  BANGKOK – Thailand’s Ministry of Culture is seeking to foster resistance to inappropriate behavior online after finding up to 82 percent of the nation’s youths have engaged in online gambling. At a seminar entitled “Activity Online: Constructive or Destructive?”, the Ministry of Culture had experts and students exchange views on measures to prevent inappropriate […]

Far Hikes Proposed for Bangkok Taxi’s to Help Cab-Drivers Cope with Rising Costs

The introduction of taxi surcharge is aimed to help taxi drivers earn at least 1,600 baht per day before deduction of operation cost, or 300-400 baht net earning which was on par with the minimum daily wage.

Far Hikes Proposed for Bangkok Taxi’s to Help Cab-Drivers Cope with Rising Costs

  BANGKOK – Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) says it will propose to the Land Transport Department a surcharge on taxi fare to help cab-drivers cope with higher costs due to traffic jams. The surcharge or travel time fee will be fair to both taxi drivers and their passengers travelling into traffic- congested areas, according […]

Thai Police Captain Helps Deliver Baby in Bangkok, the 33rd Child Born with his Assistance

Upon his arrival he found Iraya Deeprasit, 27, in labour in her bathtub, he helped her give birth to a baby girl weighing 3.1 kilograms.

Thai Police Captain Helps Deliver Baby in Bangkok, the 33rd Child Born with his Assistance

  BANGKOK – A traffic police captain, trained under a project initiated by HM the late King Bhumibhol Adulyadej, on Tuesday helped a mother deliver a baby girl, the 33rd child born with his assistance. Pol Captain Pichet Wisetchok, a deputy inspector of Traffic Police Sub-division 6, rushed to M Palace Apartment on Soi Chokchai […]

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