Archive For March 31, 2018

Australian Man Critical After Hit And Run Crash On Samui

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An Australian tourist is in a critical condition after being involved in a suspected hit and run on Koh Samui. Benjamin French, 36, was on the island to attend a friend’s wedding when he was hit by a car while riding a motorcycle at around 4am on 28th March. “It appears that way. He was…

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Third Double-Decker Tragedy As 20 Lose Their Lives In Inferno

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Third Double-Decker Tragedy As 20 Lose Their Lives In Inferno

A fire on a double-decker bus carrying migrant workers to a Bangkok factory has killed 20 people. The bus burst into flames at about 1.30am on Friday in Tak province in western Thailand on the border with Myanmar. Local media said the workers were from Myanmar and had been heading to a factory in an…

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Swiss Man Illegally In Thailand To Be Deported To Face Charges Of Spreading Disease

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Swiss Man Illegally In Thailand To Be Deported To Face Charges Of Spreading Disease

A 42-year-old Swiss man, who was wanted in his home country for intentionally spreading a communicable disease and was captured in Surat Thani’s Koh Samui on March 14, will soon be deported to face prosecution in Switzerland, Tourist Police Bureau deputy head Maj-General Surachet Hakpan told the press on Friday. The arrest of Swiss national…

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Laughing Brit Fugitive Arrested On Cambodia Marijuana Farm After Being On The Run For 12 Years

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Laughing Brit Fugitive Arrested On Cambodia Marijuana Farm After Being On The Run For 12 Years

Wayne Brewer fled the UK in 2006 before he could be sentenced for an assault. But he was arrested  at a rented house in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh. It was at first believed that police were acting on a tip-off from a friend. But it was later thought that Brewer was caught by…

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Big C Clarifies Its Mobile Grocery Store Just A “Prototype”

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Big C Clarifies Its Mobile Grocery Store Just A “Prototype”

The Office of Organizational Communications of Big C Group clarified on March 28 that the “Mini Big C” mobile grocery store which was seen roaming housing estates and communities in Bangkok and its vicinity was just a trial operation and there is just one prototype vehicle. The office said that the Mini Big C pickup…

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Former Traffic Police Inspector Arrested For Corruption

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Former Traffic Police Inspector Arrested For Corruption

National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) officials and police arrested a former traffic police inspector after gaining substantial evidence that he embezzled over 2 million baht of rewards paid to traffic police for arresting and fining drivers of trucks with black exhaust smoke. The officer Pol Lt Col Surasak Srisawatkul, 55, was a traffic police inspector attached…

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Thailand And Cambodia The Most Dangerous Places For Young British Travellers

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Thailand And Cambodia The Most Dangerous Places For Young British Travellers

Brits under the age of 40 are more likely to die in Thailand and Cambodia than in any other overseas country. Thailand and Cambodia had more deaths per capita than any other country, according to an investigation by the Sun Online. Cambodia which recorded 11 deaths from 136,232 visitors in 2017, has a death rate…

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Foreigner Burns House Down Then Hangs Himself Next To A Final Message To His Wife.

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Foreigner Burns House Down Then Hangs Himself Next To A Final Message To His Wife.

Police and fire services were called to the house in Soi Sattahip Sukhumvit 13 (Rungroj) in the early hours of this morning. Two kilometres down at the foot of the soi at a two rai property they saw a house on fire. It was completely destroyed along with a vehicle and a motorcycle. At a…

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Tourists Can’t Just Come And Do As They Please Warn Thai Media

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Tourists Can’t Just Come And Do As They Please Warn Thai Media

A comment piece in the Thai media has called on the authorities to inform tourists about what is acceptable behaviour at important cultural sites. A parting message in the piece by “Pleuangpayak” rang loud and clear to visitors to the kingdom: “You can’t just come and do as you want!” The article came in the…

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British Rights Activist Andy Hall Ordered To Pay 10 Million Bht Compensation Following Libel Suit Verdict

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British Rights Activist Andy Hall Ordered To Pay 10 Million Bht Compensation Following Libel Suit Verdict

The Phra Khanong Court yesterday ordered human-rights activist Andy Hall to pay a Bt10-million compensation to a pineapple firm over his comment on its labour practices. Natural Fruit Co Ltd sued Hall for defamation following an interview he gave to Al-Jazeera English TV channel in Myanmar in April 2013. The court also ordered Hall to…

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