Artikel tagged “safety”

  • Deputy PM orders review of intercity and rural road speeds

    Deputy PM orders review of intercity and rural road speeds

    Deputy PM, Defence Minister and also in charge of police affairs, General Prawit Wongsuwan has instructed police and related agencies to review and set appropriate speed limits for various vehicle types on intercity motorways and rural roads in order to boost road safety and reduce accidents. He has instructed the Royal Thai Police to coordinate with Interior and Transport ministries to review and update ministerial regulations issued under the Land Transport Act and the Highway Act

  • UPDATE: Saudi embassy in Bangkok distances itself from al-Qunun story

    UPDATE: Saudi embassy in Bangkok distances itself from al-Qunun story

    “Al-Qunun says she doesn’t want to meet with her father or brother.” The Thai immigration police chief yesterday met with Saudi Embassy officials in Bangkok as Saudi Arabia tried to distance itself from accusations that it tried to block a young woman trying to flee her family and seek asylum in Australia. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport from Kuwait on the weekend after slipping away from a family holiday. She’s accused her family abusing of psychologically and physically abusing her.

  • Brother and sister plucked from surf in Nakhon Si Thammarat – VIDEO

    Brother and sister plucked from surf in Nakhon Si Thammarat – VIDEO

    VIDEO and PHOTOS: Keerati Songlerd A boy and a girl, who are brother and sister, have been hauled out from surf in Nakhon Si Thammarat, on the southern Gulf coast. Video clips and photos have been posted on a personal Facebook ‘Keerati Songlerd’ yesterday with a message reading “Two kids have been pulled out of the surf.

  • Road toll drops but still 60 deaths a day

    Road toll drops but still 60 deaths a day

    The good news is that Thailand is no longer in the top couple of countries for road death tolls in the world. The bad news is the toll is still horrendous with an average of 60 deaths every day

  • New WHO world road death report – Thailand drops to number 8 but still high

    New WHO world road death report – Thailand drops to number 8 but still high

    Thailand’s roads remain some of the deadliest in the world. But the Kingdom has dropped from its previous number two position to number eight, behind a collection of backwater African states and other undeveloped countries. A new report by the World Health Organisation shows that the road safety situation in Thailand hasn’t improved

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    Bangkok all ready for tonight’s Loy Krathong

    Yesterday, Governor Aswin Kwanmuang checked nine piers along the Chao Phraya river, from Tha Chang to Rama VIII Bridge in Bangkok’s Bang Plat district. to ensure the safety of revellers for today’s Loy Krathong festivities.

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    No plane, no flight data recorder – search & recovery continue off Jakarta

    The plane involved in the Lion Air flight JT610 crash off Jakarta was Boeing’s newest and most advanced jets, loosely based on the original Boeing 737 but including the very latest technology and construction materials. It was just two months old and with a minuscule 800 hours under its belt (for a commercial jet).

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    Thailand to adopt some of Japan’s road safety measures

    PHOTO: The Nation “It was found that Japan had placed importance on measures related to public transports which focus on the standard of transports and equipment and the safety of drivers and passengers.” In an effort to reduce the country’s shameful road toll, the Ministry of Transport says it’s started to implement some of Japan’s road safety measures in Thailand. The Transport Minister, Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, said the 7th Thailand-Japanese Joint Working Group meeting was held yesterday (August 8) at Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport.

  • Agama Yoga founder Swami Vivekananda accused of sexual assault

    Agama Yoga founder Swami Vivekananda accused of sexual assault

    The founder of the Thailand Koh Phangan based yoga and tantra school Agama , Swami Vivekananda Saraswati, has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault. He claims to be the “brilliant exponent of a unique and modern trend of thinking in Yoga” who “has reached high states of spiritual realisation.” Agama Yoga is one of the world’s largest yoga training centres

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    “Serenata” recovered as evidence in the July 5 boating tragedy in Phuket

    The boat “Serenata” has been recovered from the waters to the south-west of Phuket and is now sitting as a florin figure in the Boat Lagoon hard stand area. The boat has been recovered as part of the ongoing investigation into the two boats that sank back on July 5 resulting in the death of 47 Chinese tourists who drowned. “Serenata” sank but all its passengers were recovered

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