Artikel tagged “Bangkok”

  • 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok – preview

    34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok – preview

    South-east Asian leaders will assemble for the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok this weekend to discuss a range of hot topics.

  • 4,500 endangered baby turtles seized from passenger van in Thailand’s northwest

    4,500 endangered baby turtles seized from passenger van in Thailand’s northwest

    Customs officials and soldiers have seized more than 4,500 endangered baby turtles along with tropical fish from a passenger van in Tak, northwest Thailand. The van was stopped on the Mae Sot-Tak highway in Mae Sot district. northwestern province Thai PBS reports that the seized turtles include 586 Indian star tortoises, 75 common snapping turtles and about 3,800 Japanese turtles.

  • PM cannot legally attend cabinet meetings or ASEAN Summit – Future Forward

    PM cannot legally attend cabinet meetings or ASEAN Summit – Future Forward

    …but we bet he will. Future Forward’s secretary-general says the PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has violated the Constitution by chairing cabinet meetings both last week and yesterday. He also cast doubt over Prayut’s capacity to host next week’s ASEAN Summit in Bangkok as Thailand’s PM

  • Bus conductor fired, company fined for molesting ladyboy passenger

    Bus conductor fired, company fined for molesting ladyboy passenger

    An inter-provincial Thai bus conductor has been fired and the bus company fined 5,000 baht after he allegedly molested a transgender passenger on-board. The bus was travelling to Nong Bua Lamphu, near Udon Thani, north-east Thailand, from Bangkok. The bus company, which Land Transport officials have declined to name, was fined 5,000 baht by his office for providing substandard bus services.

  • Two Chinese and two Thais arrested over huge ‘ice’ haul

    Two Chinese and two Thais arrested over huge ‘ice’ haul

    PHOTO: The Nation Authorities have intercepted a container carrying a tonne 11,000 kilograms) of crystal methamphetamine (ice) with a street value estimated around 2 billion baht, before it could leave the country. Police also announced the arrest of suspects involved in the drug haul as Chinese nationals 24 year old Huang Guoxion and 44 year old Zhou Qingchu, along with Thais 57 year old Suban Manachanon and 62 year old Joi sae Fong.

  • Bystander killed by stray bullet as taxi motorcycle gangs clash – VIDEO

    Bystander killed by stray bullet as taxi motorcycle gangs clash – VIDEO

    VIDEO: บ้านเราบางนา ลาซาล แบริ่ง A bystander was killed by a stray bullet yesterday when two taxi motorcyclists gangs clashed in a fight in Bangkok’s Bang Na district. Rival motorbike taxi gangs were caught on video viciously attacking each other with knives and other weapons. Police say 20 year old Weerawat Pheungkrut, a courier with Kerry Express, was killed when a bullet struck him in the left eyebrow around Soi Udomsuk 1 at 11.40am yesterday morning.

  • Bangkok and Singapore jump in rankings for world living costs

    Bangkok and Singapore jump in rankings for world living costs

    Bangkok is now the 63rd most expensive location in a new cost of living survey for expats. Singapore has experienced a big rise in the rankings, becoming the 12th most expensive location in the world for expatriates.

  • Motorbike passenger dies, crushed under truck in Bangkok

    Motorbike passenger dies, crushed under truck in Bangkok

    PHOTOS: Phetkasem Foundation A motorbike passenger has died after colliding with a pickup truck and then being crushed by a passing truck in Bangkok. Police News report that Kannayao Police were notified of the incident on Ramintra Road last night.

  • Police seeking two men over Bang Na gang shooting

    Police seeking two men over Bang Na gang shooting

    by Kornkamon Aksorndech – The Nation Police are seeking the arrest of two men over last Monday’s shooting of a rival gang in Soi Lasalle 19 in Bangkok’s Bang Na district. Officers say the long-haired suspect, caught on video, is 30 year old Prasertsak Singsopa, and 19 year old Peerapol Poungburi. Their alleged accomplice, 30 year old Jaturong Eiumtuam, turned himself in to police on Tuesday night. The shooting was at around 5pm on Monday and started when Peerapol, with a 15 year old male passenger, collided on his motorcycle with a gang of 12 rivals with four motorcycles. The two teens were chased and cornered by the rival group who was about to attack them with knives.

  • Preparing for the floods and Thailand’s wet season

    Preparing for the floods and Thailand’s wet season

    The current deputy PM and Defense Minister, Prawit Wongsuwan, has instructed administrative, military and police officers to better prepare for flooding in all regions of the country this wet season. The call went out following severe flooding around the capital last Friday afternoon. Authorities have been instructed to prepare for the prevention and containment of torrential waters, landslides and flooding in major provinces and to help victims promptly and reduce risks of damage to property and danger to lives