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    School director ambushed in Pattani

    The director of a school in Pattani’s Panareh district escaped an ambush by four suspected insurgents this morning, police said. The director, Thawil Sae-ham, was driving to Ban Nam Bor School when he was attacked by four men on two motorcycles on the main road of Moo 3 village in Tambon Phor Ming. Thawil said both pillion riders fired AK-47 assault rifles at his car but the bullets missed him and the attackers sped off

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    10 vehicle pile up in Krabi

    Amazingly, no injuries from a 10 vehicle pile up in Krabi City yesterday. Krabi City Police were notified of the carnage on Sri Trang Road near an intersection in the Krabi City Municipality at about noon yesterday (Sunday). Police and rescue workers arrived at the scene to find a ten-wheeler truck,  carrying a machine, on the side of the road with its frontend badly damaged

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    Trami storms through Japan, passes Tokyo last night

    Some of the latest updates from reports coming out of Japan as Typhoon Trami continues its north-easterly trajectory through the Japanese archipelago. It’s currently early morning in Japan, and commuters are trying to get to work whilst contending with the aftermath of the Typhoon in the southern and central islands. The Typhoon unleashed its fury on some of Japan’s most populous areas overnight. Thousands of people were evacuated in western Japan as the powerful typhoon hit the mainland with 160 kph winds

  • Director and security chief of Don Mueang suspended over assault of Chinese tourist

    Director and security chief of Don Mueang suspended over assault of Chinese tourist

    “Immigration police dismissed the tourist’s claim that immigration officials had demanded 2,000 baht from him for a visa on arrival in addition to the normal fee of 2,000 baht.” The Director of Bangkok’s Don Mueang international airport, as well as the director for security, have been suspended from active duty for at least 30 days pending an investigation into an incident. It has been reported that a Chinese tourist was assaulted by a security guard last Thursday night. The AoT announced the suspension for at least 30 days of Wing Commander Suthirawat Suwanwat, director of Don Mueang international and the director for security.

  • Death toll approaches 400 in Sulawesi earthquake aftermath

    Death toll approaches 400 in Sulawesi earthquake aftermath

    Rescuers are still struggling to reach remote communities on the island of Sulawesi hit by an earthquake and tsunami just before 6pm, local time, on Friday. A spokesperson of the local disaster agency has confirmed that the official death toll is now up to 384, almost all from the coastal township of Palu as a result of a tsunami.

  • Chiang Rai hit with mild earthquake

    Chiang Rai hit with mild earthquake

    A minor 3.4-magnitude earthquake hit Chiang Rai’s Phan district this morning. The confirmation from the Seismological Bureau of the Meteorological Department. The bureau said the earthquake had an epicentre situated about 15 kilometres underground at latitude 19.45 degrees and longitude 99.60 degrees

  • Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach appoints Harold Rainfroy as GM

    Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach appoints Harold Rainfroy as GM

    Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket has announced the appointment of Harold Rainfroy as General Manager who starts in his new role on September 14.   Harold, previously the General Manager of Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island, Cebu in the Philippines, brings with him more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, mainly being based the United Arab Emirates and Southeast Asia, where he has spent the last nine years. “I am delighted to join such an incredible team, who I will be working hand in hand to ensure the resort strives in delivering outstanding guest satisfaction and reinforces its position as one of the finest resorts in Karon Beach” said Mr.

  • Fishing worker reported hanged on returning boat

    Fishing worker reported hanged on returning boat

    FILE PHOTO The skipper of a fishing boat has reported to police that one of his workers allegedly hanged himself on the boat as it returned to Songkhla fishing pier last night (Monday).

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    Thai PM at the crossroads

    PHOTO: The Nation With the election looming (5 months away) the Thai PM is being forced to declare his cards and his intentions to run as  a political party member, or not. According to The Nation, Prayut Chan-o-cha appears to have made up his mind to take a risky political journey after publicly admitting for the first time yesterday that he was “interested in political work”

  • Seven Phuket police transferred off the island after man shot dead

    Seven Phuket police transferred off the island after man shot dead

    Seven police officers have already been transferred out of Phuket while investigations continues after a man was shot dead by police following the man breaking through a checkpoint in Phuket Town last week. The Phuket man, who broke a Phuket City Police checkpoint, died after ‘attempting’ to open fire on police in Cherng Talay early on September 18. Read more about the shooting  HERE