Artikel tagged “australia”

  • “A clean and fair election”, EC assures international delegates

    “A clean and fair election”, EC assures international delegates

    Thailand’s Election Commission has assured representatives from 11 nations and one international electoral watchdog organisation of a clean and fair election tomorrow. The EC briefed representatives of election commissions from Australia, Bhutan, Cambodia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Indonesia, Philippines, South Korea, East Timor, and Vietnam at the Rama Gardens Hotel at 9.45am this morning

  • Thai arrested for allegedly scamming 3 women out of 212,000 baht 9 years ago

    Thai arrested for allegedly scamming 3 women out of 212,000 baht 9 years ago

    PHOTO:  Pol Lt-General Surachate Hakparn, in his capacity as head of Thailand Action Taskforce for Information Technology Crime Suppression, at the press conference announcing the arrest A 60 year old Thai man is now in custody in Bangkok’s Khlong Sam Wa district after allegedly duping three women out of 212,000 baht with a false promise of jobs abroad nearly a decade ago. Suthep Phuhom’s arrest came after the Thailand Action Taskforce for Information Technology Crime Suppression had received the case file on February 28 to hunt for the fugitive before the case’s 10 year statute of limitations was up. Suthep was accused of luring three women with a false promise of jobs in Australia in 2010, resulting in the people in question borrowing money – 60,000, 76,000 and 76,000 baht, plus interest, a total of 212,000 baht for Thai traditional-massage training fees and travel expenses.

  • Australian ‘bottles’ customer in an unprovoked attack in Pattaya

    Australian ‘bottles’ customer in an unprovoked attack in Pattaya

    SCREENSHOT: Facebook/David Collier A customer in a bar has been attacked in Pattaya. CCTV footage shows the moment an Australia thug launched a shocking and apparently unprovoked attack on the man. As the customer was walking out of the bar the assailant gets up and whacks the man over the head with a bottle

  • Australian government demands Thailand release Hakeem Al-Araibi

    Australian government demands Thailand release Hakeem Al-Araibi

    “The actions of the Bahraini Government have put Thailand in a very difficult position.” Australia officials are repeating their call that ex-Bahraini national footballer Hakeem al-Araibi, who is now facing a lengthy extradition process after an appearance in a Bangkok court yesterday, be returned to Australia immediately. They say that he is a legal refugee and a permanent resident of Australia. “The Bahraini government knew very well that al-Araibi had lived in Australia since 2014,” Canberra officials say in a statement issued on behalf of the Australian ambassador to Thailand

  • Thailand #1 for Chinese travellers heading overseas for Chinese New Year

    Thailand #1 for Chinese travellers heading overseas for Chinese New Year

    Thailand, Japan and Singapore are topping the lists for Chinese travellers this Chinese New Year. The data comes from Hotelbeds.com, a leading accommodation booking platform

  • Criminal Court agrees to consider extradition of Bahraini footballer

    Criminal Court agrees to consider extradition of Bahraini footballer

    The Criminal Court says it has agreed to consider the public prosecutors’ request to extradite former Bahrain national footballer Hakeem al-Araibi to his home country. The footballer currently holds Australian residency. The request was made after Bahrain supplied prosecutors with evidence and documents accusing al-Araibi of arson and possession of weapons.

  • Australia Day 2019 function at Angsana Laguna Phuket Resort

    Australia Day 2019 function at Angsana Laguna Phuket Resort

    PHOTO: Phuket’s Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana and Australian Consul General for Phuket Craig Ferguson Celebrating the 2019 Australia Day, the Australian Consul General for Phuket Craig Ferguson hosted a lovely evening with guests including Phuket’s Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana along with other local dignitaries and invited local Australians. About 300 people were in attendance as Mr Ferguson reflected on the past year and the efforts shared between Australia and Thailand, including the co-operation of Australian volunteer divers and doctors during the cave rescue at the Tham Luang Caves in Chiang Rai last July. Craig noted that two of the divers, Richard Harris and Craig Challen, were named joint Australian of the Year for 2019 last Friday.

  • Saudi woman refuses to meet her father

    Saudi woman refuses to meet her father

    PHOTO: Immigration chief Surachate Hakparn and other senior immigration police officers meet Saudi Arabia’s charge d’affaires in Bangkok. The 18 year old Saudi young woman who fled her family in Saudi Arabia has refused to meet her father. The father, who flew in today and is taking the evening flight back to Riyadh, met with the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) officials to give his side of the story.

  • Australian minister says Saudi teen will get “very serious consideration”: Thaiger Bite

    Australian minister says Saudi teen will get “very serious consideration”: Thaiger Bite

    The Australian Government has given its strongest hint yet that the 18 year old Saudi woman in Bangkok would be granted humanitarian asylum. This is despite efforts by Riyadh and her family to force her return home

  • Opinion: Sovereignty, rights ignored in airport debacle – The Nation

    Opinion: Sovereignty, rights ignored in airport debacle – The Nation

    Thailand could have blood on its hands if it fails to protect a Saudi traveller on her journey to freedom. The fate of a Saudi woman on her way to Australia, where she has a visa and seeks to obtain asylum, teetered in the balance in Bangkok at press time yesterday. Amid Thailand’s apparent willingness to deport her back to Saudi Arabia, rights lawyers representing her failed to get a Bangkok court to accept an injunction against her repatriation, which could have spelled her doom.