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  • Government runs fishing-law workshop in Phuket

    Government runs fishing-law workshop in Phuket

    The Fisheries Department has joined the Royal Thai Police to organise a workshop in Phuket Town yesterday to provide training on fisheries laws to around 200 representatives of piers and fishing associations in Ranong, Phang Nga, Krabi, Phuket, Trang and Satun. The Nation reports that the workshop was to create understanding among pier owners, fishing associations and officials about checking marine animals.

  • Nation Multimedia Group takes legal action over alleged copyright violation

    Nation Multimedia Group takes legal action over alleged copyright violation

    The Nation Multimedia Group is filing criminal cases against two media monitoring service companies for violation of its copyright. NMG’s subsidiaries Krungthep Turakij Media, Nation News Network and Kom Chad Luek Media, as plaintiffs, filed criminal cases with the Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court on April 9 against iSentia Bangkok and iSentia Monitoring Services (Thailand)

  • Helicopters high over Halong Bay, Vietnam

    Helicopters high over Halong Bay, Vietnam

    Your visit to Vietnam’s Halong Bay, a cruising Mecca for half a century, can now be enjoyed from above. The  Northern Vietnam Helicopter Company will now provide scenic flights over the famous bay, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Vietnam.

  • Extra doses of MMR vaccine approved to help eliminate measles in Thailand

    Extra doses of MMR vaccine approved to help eliminate measles in Thailand

    The National Health Security Office has approved 100,000 additional doses of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine to help reduce, and hopefully eradicate, the current rise of measles cases in Thailand. The additional doses of the vaccine will be handed over to the Department of Disease Control in August and will target Thai children aged under seven and adults living in large groups – such as prisons, military camps and factories, The Public Health Ministry says the allocation will not affect the country’s normal immune system promotion plan. But they note there has been an increase in measles outbreaks worldwide as well as in Thailand

  • “We were robbed of victory” – Future Forward’s Thanathorn

    “We were robbed of victory” – Future Forward’s Thanathorn

    Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, the 40 year old Future Forward leader who was up against Prayut Chan-o-cha for the position of PM yesterday, says that the pro-democracy alliance hasn’t conceded defeat but, he says, were “robbed of their victory”. He is vowing to work harder outside parliament to prove that to the people.

  • Two waterspouts spotted at Krabi Beach, Thailand – VIDEO

    Two waterspouts spotted at Krabi Beach, Thailand – VIDEO

    PHOTOS/VIDEO: Krabi Pitak Pracha Rescue Foundation / Newshawk Phuket Two waterspout were spotted near Nopparat Thara Beach, at Ao Nang in Krabi in southern Thailand. Krabi Pitak Pracha Rescue Foundation report that yesterday two waterspouts were spotted just behind the Nopparat Thara beach during the afternoon.

  • Thai PM Prayut thanks MPs for re-electing him to the position of prime minister

    Thai PM Prayut thanks MPs for re-electing him to the position of prime minister

    Following his re-appointment to the position of PM late last night, Prayut Chan-o-cha has thanked the two houses of Parliament for voting for him. Government spokesperson Werachon Sukondhapatipak passed on the PM’s gratitude for re-election to the position this morning. He says the PM noted that the wining votes came from the lower house and were then combined with the Senate votes, which was the method stipulated in the constitutional charter

  • 24 year old engineering student found dead in Bangkok house

    24 year old engineering student found dead in Bangkok house

    An engineering student at a leading University in Bangkok has shot and killed himself in his house in Bangkok’s Bueng Koom district. Beung Koom police were alerted to the incident very early this morning at a house on Soi Seri Thai 41 in Klong Koom sub-district, at 12.30am. The 24 year old student was found dead in his bedroom with a gunshot wound to his right temple

  • Bangkok Airways Samui Half Marathon, second in the Thailand series

    Bangkok Airways Samui Half Marathon, second in the Thailand series

    The “Bangkok Airways Samui Half Marathon”was organised to promote Koh Samui tourism and to ensure that participants recognise the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Last Sunday’s event was divided into 3 categories – a fun run of 5 kilometres, mini marathon of 10 kilometres and half marathon of 21 kilometres. All runners had an opportunity to enjoy the scenery of the island and experience the lifestyle of the fisherman’s village on the island. One of the highlights in the Bangkok Airways Half Marathon program is “Care the Bear: Change the Climate Change” which is a partnership project between Bangkok Airways and The Stock Exchange of Thailand. The campaign aims to reduce the use of plastic and foam and promote the re-use of event decorations and materials.

  • Two Indian tourists lose cash and a necklace to ladyboy thieves in Pattaya

    Two Indian tourists lose cash and a necklace to ladyboy thieves in Pattaya

    PHOTOS: Pattaya Message Pattaya police are hunting ladyboys who allegedly stole money and a necklace from two Indian tourists in Pattaya City this morning. Pattaya Message reports that at 3.30am the Pattaya Police were notified of the incident near a hotel in South Pattaya. 26 year old Thilagaraj Balasubramanian Chedurpandian reported that he’d lost a necklace valued at 18,000 baht and 30 year old Karada Kanakaraju said he’d had 1,100 baht cash stolen. They both told police that there were three ladyboys who tried to present themselves as prostitutes but the Indian tourists refused their offers