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  • At least another 60 days in Thai jail for Hakeem al-Araibi

    At least another 60 days in Thai jail for Hakeem al-Araibi

    SCREENSHOT from The Guardian video Australian refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi now has 60 days to prepare a defence against the Bahraini government’s attempt to extradite him from Thailand. Bahrain’s extradition request was formally accepted for consideration last Friday. The 25 year old will have to remain in Thai prison for the two months, on top of the two months he’s already been in detention, after he faced the Thai criminal court today to formally lodge his refusal to be extradited to Bahrain. Hakeem al-Araibi arrived at the Ratchadaphisek criminal court shackled and barefoot with more than a dozen other prisoners

  • Chacheongsao rubber plantation fire under control after 15 hours

    Chacheongsao rubber plantation fire under control after 15 hours

    A huge fire, which had already destroyed more than half of a 400 rai rubber plantation in Chacheongsao province, was finally brought under control at 1.30pm yesterday. The deputy provincial governor Prasong Khongkhaoroptham said the fire had raised worries of adding to Bangkok’s air-pollution woes. Chacheongsao province is directly to the east of the Thai capital. Investigation into the cause of the fire in Sanam Chai Khet district is underway, he said

  • Limit use of joss sticks and incense – Chinese New Year ‘pollution’

    Limit use of joss sticks and incense – Chinese New Year ‘pollution’

    PHOTOS: The Nation by Pratch Rukivanarom Doctors are urging people not to burn joss paper as offerings over Chinese New Year. They’re also recommending to limit incense-burning and fireworks during this year’s celebrations this week to prevent hazardous emissions.

  • Air quality for Thailand – February 4

    Air quality for Thailand – February 4

    Central Thailand Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution. Northern Thailand Everyone may begin to experience health effects; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects

  • Fire destroys Moken Village in Phang Nga – VIDEO

    Fire destroys Moken Village in Phang Nga – VIDEO

    A fire has destroyed a Moken Village (sea gypsies village) on Mu Koh Surin in Phang Nga last night. Around 8pm last night a fire started which engulfed the Moken Village on Mu Koh Surain National Park in Phang Nga.

  • Weather for February 4

    Weather for February 4

    Bangkok Sunshine and a few clouds. High 34C. Winds S at 10 to 15 km/h.

  • Facebook bars overseas electoral ads for the March 23 election

    Facebook bars overseas electoral ads for the March 23 election

    The Thai government and Election Commission are imposing their own bans and restrictions for political advertising leading up to next month’s poll.

  • Fears that plantation fire could add to Bangkok pollution woes

    Fears that plantation fire could add to Bangkok pollution woes

    A huge plantation fire has destroyed a 400 rai rubber farm in Chacheongsao province with concerns that it could also add to Bangkok’s air pollution and smog woes. Chachongseo is the province immediately east of the city limits. The prevailing winds come from the north-east

  • Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra celebrate Shamita’s birthday in Phuket

    Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra celebrate Shamita’s birthday in Phuket

    Actress Shamita Shetty travelled to Phuket as her birthday destination.

  • Elephant Boat Race comes to Bangkok March 29

    Elephant Boat Race comes to Bangkok March 29

    Anantara Hotels Director of Operational Excellence & Events Tim Boda has announced Thailand’s first “Elephant Boat Race & River Festival” to be held between March 29 – 31,  2019.