Artikel tagged “Bangkok”

  • Bangkok bus crashes into power pole – nine injured

    Bangkok bus crashes into power pole – nine injured

    FILE PHOTO Eight people have suffered minor injuries following a Bangkok city bus on route number 48 (Ramkhamhaeng 2-Wat Pho) crashing into a power pole near Sukhumvit Soi 48 in Bangkok’s Khlong Toei district this morning. The incident caused a long traffic jam. The incident reportedly happened when the driver slammed the brakes to avoid hitting a pickup truck that had cut in front of the bus

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    Phang Nga Court convicts 11 men over gang rape of 14 year old

    A Phang Nga court has convicted 11 men and sentenced them to lengthy jail terms for gang-raping a 14 year old girl in the province last year. Read the original story we broke on The Thaiger HERE . News about the assaults came to light in September 2017 after the mother filed charges with police.

  • Mahatir drops in on an old friend

    Mahatir drops in on an old friend

    During the 1980s both men were the Prime Ministers of their respective countries. Now, both in their 90s, the two re-united yesterday for a casual catch-up. The two met in Bangkok yesterday to recall their long-standing friendship.

  • Chinese investment sets new records in property purchases

    Chinese investment sets new records in property purchases

    The demand for property, especially in Bangkok, continues unabated. Despite a drop off in absolute tourism numbers, enquiries from Chinese real estate buyers remains strong, setting new records.

  • Four Thai pilots told not to discuss the first class seat fiasco

    Four Thai pilots told not to discuss the first class seat fiasco

    As if their slice of the local Thai market keeps dwindling amidst increased competition and rising operating costs, and one of their planes skids off a runway at Suvarnabhumi last week, wasn’t bad enough. Now Thai Airways is facing another PR nightmare over bumped passengers on one of its flights. After the Thai Airways president expressed ‘regret’ and said the issue was ‘severe’, nothing more has been forthcoming over the October 11 incident on a Zurich to Bangkok flight.

  • Thai apologises for bumping first class passengers for crew

    Thai apologises for bumping first class passengers for crew

    Thai Airways, still licking their PR wounds from the, as yet, unexplained plane-skidding-off-the-runway incident, have today been forced to apologise to two passengers for bumping them out of their first class seats. The seats were required for two ‘deadheading’ off-duty pilots (flying as a passenger on company business to get to work. eg

  • Heavy rain in spots around the country until Monday

    Heavy rain in spots around the country until Monday

    Residents in the Central, East and the South, including Bangkok and suburbs, are being warned to brace themselves for heavy rains from tomorrow until Monday. In a first warning issued at 11am this morning, the TMD (Thai Meteorological Department) said that heavy rains would hitting the forecast areas due to a low-pressure cell over the lower South China Sea

  • Three-quarters of Bangkokians in debt

    Three-quarters of Bangkokians in debt

    An estimated 77.5 per cent of Bangkokians are in debt and 53 per cent admit to have fallen behind in repayments.

  • Hunt for teen gangs involved in Sunday night shootout

    Hunt for teen gangs involved in Sunday night shootout

    Sunday night’s random shootout in Bangkok and the death of an Indian tourist has shocked the city. Police are on the hunt for two groups of teenagers they believe were involved in the brawl that ended up in a shootout in a Bangkok hotel car park. The melee and shootout has left one Indian tourist dead and five others injured

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    Police tracking down suspects after BKK city centre shootout

    by Kornkamol Aksorndej Police are seeking arrest warrants for several men following a shootout that killed one tourist and injured four people in central Bangkok today (Sunday). The shooting, involving the use of military weapons, has shocked the nation and harmed the image of the country and its tourism industry