Artikel tagged “deputy”

  • Facebook founder heading to BKK for talks with Thai PM

    Facebook founder heading to BKK for talks with Thai PM

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is heading to Thailand at the end of October to meet with PM Prayuth Chan-ocha. ‘Like’ that! Or maybe a ‘thumbs up’

  • PM Prayut clarifies election date

    PM Prayut clarifies election date

    PM General Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday announced firmly that the election would be held in November next year, following a previous indication that it would be in June 2019. “For this [election] part, it was said that it would be around June 2018 that there will be the announcement of the election date, and then in November, there will be the election,” Prayut said after meetings of the Cabinet and the National Council for Peace and Order at Government House.

  • Dramatic robbery of five pick-ups leaves two dead in Songkla

    Dramatic robbery of five pick-ups leaves two dead in Songkla

    At least two people are dead after a daring robbery of five pick-up trucks in Songkhla yesterday which set off a dramatic series of events, including a hostage-taking, shootout, explosion and the safe disposal of a bomb. It started about 11am when a group of six or seven armed suspects raided the Wangto Car Centre in Tambon Na Thawi in Songkhla’s Na Thawi district and took four employees hostage. Witnesses said the gun-wielding men in black arrived at the car centre in a Mazda BT-50 pickup truck

  • THAIGER TODAY. Friday, August 11

    THAIGER TODAY. Friday, August 11

    Government keeping an eye on former PM Yingluck’s supporters | Huge drug bust in Songkla | More paperwork delays in the extradition of Red Bull heir | BKK journalist arrested over investigative story about Deputy PM’s brother.

  • Phuket ladyboys pickpocket Swedish tourist

    Phuket ladyboys pickpocket Swedish tourist

    PHUKET: Karon Police arrested two ladyboys on Tuesday following a theft complaint from a Swedish tourist. Robin Hedberg, 18, told police on Sunday that he and a friend had been walking past the Club Med hotel in Karon at 2:45pm when two ladyboys rode up to them on a motorbike and started talking with them

  • Police boost ranks as high season approaches

    Police boost ranks as high season approaches

    PHUKET: Much needed police boots will march onto the island in mid-November to help protect the swelling numbers of tourists and the general population of Phuket as officers ready for high season. “Our ranks will grow by 146 officers by mid-November,” said Phuket Provincial Deputy Commander Saneh Yawila

  • Stiff penalties for Phuket slow loris touts in wake of Rihanna Instagram

    Stiff penalties for Phuket slow loris touts in wake of Rihanna Instagram

    PHUKET: The changing faces of touts in Phuket exploiting the slow loris – a vulnerable and protected species – is a sign that the penalty for the crime is stiff enough, said Patong Police Deputy Superintendent Pratuang Polmana.

  • Phuket Police praised for quick work in Brazilian snatch case

    Phuket Police praised for quick work in Brazilian snatch case

    PHUKET: Phuket Police have been praised for their quick work in arresting two youths after a Brazilian tourist had her camera snatched in Kata early Monday morning. Officers led by Karon Police Deputy Superintendent Sophon Borirak arrested Karon resident Kanin Kongchana, 22, and a 15-year-old Myanmar national at a rented room in Patong at 7pm Tuesday. The pair were found in possession of a Nikon camera stolen from Brazilian tourist Rosemary Maria Cabrera.

  • Police move to detain Rohingya at purpose-built regional shelters

    Police move to detain Rohingya at purpose-built regional shelters

    PHUKET: The Royal Thai Police are lobbying Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to build regional detention centers to house Rohingya refugees across Southern Thailand. The move aims to relieve the pressure on already-overflowing detention centers at immigration offices in Phuket, Phang Nga and Ranong.

  • Rohingya play ‘pity card’ for media: Deputy Interior Minister

    Rohingya play ‘pity card’ for media: Deputy Interior Minister

    PHUKET: Deputy Interior Minister Wisarn Techathirawat says the presence of the media encourages Rohingya refugees to “act-up in front of the camera” in order to get sympathy. Mr Wisarn was at the Phang Nga Immigration center yesterday to inspect the facility, following a Rohingya riot there earlier this month. “The media often knows that the Rohingya are arriving even before the police do,” he said.