Artikel tagged “military”

  • 20% of Yala men reporting for the conscription lottery test positive for drugs

    20% of Yala men reporting for the conscription lottery test positive for drugs

    It’s conscription season where Thai men over 21 have to submit for the annual lottery. Military personnel were shocked to find a hidden problem with Yala’s young men who fronted up for the military conscription lottery yesterday.

  • Time to make her move

    Time to make her move

    By Somroutai Sapsomboon It has been almost six months since former PM Yingluck Shinawatra fled the country, just before a court verdict in a criminal case that stemmed from her government’s corruption-plagued rice-pledging scheme.

  • SUNDAY MORNING HEADLINES – All your local news in 3 minutes

    SUNDAY MORNING HEADLINES – All your local news in 3 minutes

    Hope you enjoyed Children’s Day activities yesterday.

  • Miss Pinky Promise debuts to help reconcile the nation, or scare children.

    Miss Pinky Promise debuts to help reconcile the nation, or scare children.

    With the Government keen to find a winning strategy to help heal deep political wounds, you’d wonder why they’ve unveiled this creepy costume character to come to their aid. “Nong Kiew Koy”, or “Miss Pinky Promise”, has become an overnight social media sensation after being introduced at the Defence Ministry as a “mascot for reconciliation”

  • Surin Beach vendors call for a management solution

    Surin Beach vendors call for a management solution

    About 100 beach vendors and retailers gathered on Surin Beach today (November 27), calling for a solution after 3 years of beach ‘management’ where they were promised, but still haven’t received, a venue to make a living. The group of locals filed letters of complaints, as well as suggestions, to the President of Cherngtalay OrBorTor, Thalang District Chief, Phuket’s Governor and the Land Department Director General to find a solution together.

  • Taking a drone to Myanmar? Declare it at Customs, or else.

    Taking a drone to Myanmar? Declare it at Customs, or else.

    Using the many new ‘toy’ drones – many under 40,000 baht and capable of being flown by anyone and shooting 4K video – is becoming public enemy #1 for some of Asia’s less tolerant governments.

  • Government crackdown uncovers 100,000 illegal immigrants

    Government crackdown uncovers 100,000 illegal immigrants

    The 95 arrested in Phuket last week for overstaying their visas could be just the tip of a 100,000 person iceberg, according to the country’s Deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwan. 62 Indians, 11 Pakistanis, 6 Egyptians and 16 foreigners from other nationalities were rounded up last Friday by immigration police whilst 15 Phuket-based police are being being asked to ‘please explain’ why many of the 142 other potentially illegal immigrants caught between October 2016 and October 2017 weren’t handed over to Immigration for processing

  • “Turn your promises into action”. Diplomats urge Myanmar’s Government

    “Turn your promises into action”. Diplomats urge Myanmar’s Government

    United Nations envoys from Britain and France are calling for Burmese authorities to turn their promises into action, end violence and create a situation where the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees can start to return to their homes – the homes they were living in before the violence flared up at the end of August.