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  • Governor warning Phuket residents about more floods and storms

    Governor warning Phuket residents about more floods and storms

    PHOTO: Suntorn Yangyuen Following the heavy rain that continues from last night, Phuket’s Governor, Norapat Plodthong, is expressing his concerns about more flash flooding and storms in many areas across the island.

  • Government ramping up its plans to control Thai media

    Government ramping up its plans to control Thai media

    The military government’s so-called “agreement of truth” will likely include a mechanism to oversee media in the name of ensuring the press “act responsibly to society” by following an imposed code of conduct and professional morality.

  • Send in the cavalry. Extra immigration staff being sent to Don Meuang and Suvarnabhumi

    Send in the cavalry. Extra immigration staff being sent to Don Meuang and Suvarnabhumi

    About 200 immigration officials from immigration offices around the country are being rallied and sent to the beleaguered Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang international airports in the hope of coping with the incoming traffic. Both airports have been shamed into action after social media posts have snapped photos of hordes of unprocessed incoming tourists waiting to be processed by Immigration officials. Thousands of passengers were caught in queues for more than four hours at the immigration checkpoints at Don Mueang.

  • Belgian couple fleeced of 100 Euro by ‘police’ in BKK

    Belgian couple fleeced of 100 Euro by ‘police’ in BKK

    A Belgian couple are claiming they were detained and robbed by Bangkok police on the last day of their holiday. 28 year olds Maxime Kempeneer and Noel Borgs are making big news in Euro social media

  • Governor leads the way. Cleaning Tha Chin Canal in honour of HM Queen’s Birthday 

    Governor leads the way. Cleaning Tha Chin Canal in honour of HM Queen’s Birthday 

    In honor of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s 85th birthday, a large group of locals and officials, led by Phuket’s Governor Noraphat Plodthong, boarded 62 boats to collect rubbish on the 10 kilometre stretch of Tha Chin Canal in Ratsada (to the north and east of Phuket Town).

  • Six day ultimatum – Cambodia to Laos.

    Six day ultimatum – Cambodia to Laos.

    Cambodia’s PM has issued a six-day “ultimatum” to Laos – to remove a group of troops who have allegedly trespassed across their border, or face a military response. “We don’t want to have a dispute with Laos, but we also cannot allow the situation remain like this anymore,” said PM Sen, adding that he was running out of patience with “the invasion” by Laos troops. New York Post is reporting that at least 30 soldiers are said to have crossed over from Laos in April

  • Demands for recovery of Thai student bodies in California

    Demands for recovery of Thai student bodies in California

    Several Thai associations in California will gather today to call for US authorities to speed up the recovery of the bodies of two Thai students and their rental car, according to a respresentative. The comments were made in a video posted by by Siam Town US’s Facebook page. The gathering would include representatives of at least five Thai associations in California, not as a protest but only to demand authorities to start the retrieval operation, as the accident took place half a month ago, said Sriwong Ayasitthi, president of the Thai New Year and Songkran Festival.

  • Suspects arrested over Rawai murder

    Suspects arrested over Rawai murder

    After having arrested a Burmese worker, 24 year old Han Noui Lane and his alleged accomplice 32 year old Ang Htoui O in Kathu, Chalong Police have taken the men to the crime scene, a staff room at the back of restaurant in Rawai, for a reenactment. Han Noui Lane has been charged for murdering his ex-girlfriend, 24 year old Thida Mo. He’s confessed to Police that he was jealous and angry because he failed to reconcile their relationship and learned that she had started a new relationship

  • Phuket security at ‘maximum’. Seven southern provinces warned.

    Phuket security at ‘maximum’. Seven southern provinces warned.

    Security is being ramped up in some southern provinces today including Phuket, Trang, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phangnga and Krabi.

  • Don Mueang Airport immigration processing times. Idea #78.

    Don Mueang Airport immigration processing times. Idea #78.

    The ideas are coming thick and fast now, a week after an estimated 4,000 passengers had to wait nearly five hours to be processed at Don Mueang Airport, the capital’s secondary airport catering mainly for budget airlines.