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  • British rapist and drug dealer to be sentenced on July 8 after deportation from Thailand

    British rapist and drug dealer to be sentenced on July 8 after deportation from Thailand

    PHOTO: The Independent A convicted rapist and former member of the British armed forces, involved in the death of a Thai woman in Pattaya, will be sentenced for the “sale and distribution of crack cocaine and heroin” on July 8 in a UK court. 27 year old Reece Vella was released from prison in Thailand and pleaded guilty to the charges on June 4 in a UK court

  • Deputy Thai PM rattled by students’ Wai Khru anti-junta protests

    Deputy Thai PM rattled by students’ Wai Khru anti-junta protests

    “It takes a child to see the junta has no clothes” –  Opinion by The Nation At a north-east school, and another in Phitsanulok last week, secondary students used the Wai Khru tradition to design the floral offerings given to teachers with an anti-junta theme. The soft protest from students drew criticism from conservatives, including the deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwan

  • Motorbike driver crushed by cement truck in Thalang, Phuket

    Motorbike driver crushed by cement truck in Thalang, Phuket

    A cement truck driver has been charged with reckless driving causing death after a motorbike driver died at the scene after being run over by the cement truck in Thalang yesterday afternoon. The Thalang Police were notified of the incident at 5.10pm on Srisoonthorn Road in Thalang, central Phuket

  • Marium, the Trang dugong, washed up on Libong beach

    Marium, the Trang dugong, washed up on Libong beach

    Six month old dugong, Marium, was released back in the sea early yesterday after she washed up onto the beach for a second time in Trang’s Libong Island. Marium was found on Krabi’s Ao Tung Beach on April 29 after getting lost and separated from her mother.and taken to Trang to recover. Dugongs are classed as “vulnerable to extinction” and protected by law in Thailand

  • Seven arrested over trafficking of Burmese migrants into Thailand

    Seven arrested over trafficking of Burmese migrants into Thailand

    by Suriye Patathayo Police have arrested seven Thai and Burmese suspects for allegedly luring at least nine Burmese nationals into forced labour in Thailand. The suspects ages ranged from 27 to 61

  • Homeopathy ‘doctor’ forced to back down on Dengue-cure claims

    Homeopathy ‘doctor’ forced to back down on Dengue-cure claims

    The Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine has been forced to backtrack from its un-researched claims that its homeopathic formula is highly effective for dengue-fever protection. “It’s just a supplementary measure that needs further research,” Dr Sunpong Ritthiruksa admitted in his capacity as the chair of the department’s centre for herbal medicine, Thai traditional medicine, folk medicine and alternative medicine. He was forced to speak up after several prominent lecturers and health professionals called him out over the claim. Sunpong  said last Friday that a homeopathic formula made from eupatorium perfoliatum 200C had been proved effective in preventing dengue fever.

  • Investigation launched into tiger chained at Phuket Zoo – VIDEO

    Investigation launched into tiger chained at Phuket Zoo – VIDEO

    PHOTOS: DNP VIDEO – I Am A Tiger Advocate Officials are conducting a full investigation after a video clip of a tiger chained at Phuket Zoo on social media claimed that the tiger had been drugged for photos with the public. Phuket officials today have inspected the Phuket Zoo after several social media complaints that the tiger was chained and drugged for tourists to take photos

  • Toon thanks the north-east for amazing support

    Toon thanks the north-east for amazing support

    PHOTOS: facebook.com/pg/kaokonlakao Bodyslam lead singer, and mega charity runner Artiwara “Toon” Kongmalai, has expressed gratitude for the support and donations his Foundation received from Isaan residents at the end of the two day running event to assist small public hospitals in the north-east. Toon, other Thai celebrities, local north-eastern identities and leading officials, ran a staged 187 kilometre route from Nong Khai to Khon Kaen on Saturday and Sunday. In 2017 Toon completed his epic south-north run from Betong in Yala to Mae Sai in Chiang Rai – a journey of 2,215 kilometres.

  • Unidentified body found floating in Ranong lake

    Unidentified body found floating in Ranong lake

    The body of an unidentified Thai man has been found floating in a small Ranong lake this morning. The body, without any obvious signs of identification, was found on the lake in Moo 2 village in Tambon Bang Bon in Muang district at 8.50am. Police say the man appeared to be around 40 to 50 years old without any identification documents on him when he was found

  • Thailand to sit on UN committee from 2020

    Thailand to sit on UN committee from 2020

    PHOTO: Thailand’s Foreign Affairs Minister Don Paramudwinai Thailand has been selected as a member of the UN Economic and Social Council from 2020 to 2022 on behalf of Asia and the Pacific region, alongside China, South Korea and Bangladesh. Thailand won 186 votes in the selection process. Thailand’s Foreign Affairs Minister Don Paramudwinai also participated in the session