11 Sep 2013
6:21 pm

 

Doctors said Sayan’s condition deteriorated after developing breathing difficulty. He passed away at 12.30 p.m.

The folk singer earlier insisted to see his fans for the last time in a concert organized to raise fund for his cancer treatment in Suphanburi, his birth hometown. But he could not make his way to the concert on July 27 as his condition deteriorated. Another concert scheduled on September 14 is to be organized for him and he vowed to make his way to it.

His family have now moved his body for religious ceremony at Wat Raiking in Nakhon Pathom.

Sayan, whose real name is Sayan Deesamer, was born to a corn farming family in Doem Bang Nangbuat district of Suphanburi province.

11 Sep 2013
1:28 pm

Sayan Sanya, one of the most famous luk thung stars , who battled a several liver ailment passed away at Thonburi Hospital today.

10 Sep 2013
1:51 pm

The cabinet today endorsed the proposal of the Justice Ministry to extend the term of  office of the Department of Investigation (DSI) secretary-general Tharit Pengdit for another year after his 4-year term expires end of this month.

Mr Tharit is now 55 years old. He was appointed to DSI chief in 2009.

10 Sep 2013
1:35 pm

There was no report of casualty  when the train went  out  of its track and derailed near Malaiman railway station.

It was the third railway mishap within the past two weeks although the State Railway of Thailand governor Prapat Chongsa-nguan earlier this week vowed to reduce rail accidents to zero this year.

 

10 Sep 2013
1:31 pm

 Initial report from Yala said that a special action force of the Infantry 5033 unit was giving protection to teachers at Kanarat Bamrung school in Tambon Yupo of Muang district when a bomb hidden beneath an outdoor  marble bench exploded killing and wounding  four  soldiers sitting on and near the bench.

Killed were identified as Sgt Prathes Chan-on, and Pvt Wutthichai Boonthongchuay.

Police said that the bomb was detonated by radio remote control.

 

9 Sep 2013
10:37 am

Inbound and outbound  flights are expected to be delayed as Suvanarbhumi  airport today closed its eastern Runway 19 to facilitate the removal of Thai Airway’s Airbus 330-300 which skidded off the runway injuring 13 passengers last night.

9 Sep 2013
10:08 am

Senate speaker Nikhom Wairatpanich today urged lawmakers to abide by the meeting regulation at today’s debate of Article 7 of the Constitution.

5 Sep 2013
10:56 am

The Manila Bulletin (www.mb.com.ph) reported that one day after the Philippines said China was preparing to start construction in the Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal, a spokesman for the Department of National Defense (DND) revealed that there are now approximately 75 concrete blocks spotted in the area, clear signs of new incursions.

 

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, during the Congressional budget hearing on Tuesday had told legislators of the sightings of concrete blocks inside the shoal “which are a prelude to construction.”

 

DND spokesman Peter Paul Galvez, on the same day, said at least 30 concrete blocks off the Panatag shoal were spotted last August 31 during an aerial patrol by the Philippine Navy. Three Chinese coast guard vessels were also seen in the area.

 

Asked how the Philippines will prevent Chinese construction in the shoal, Galvez could only say: “Well at the moment we have the arbitration, our filing of our protest, so we are proceeding with it.”

 

Meanwhile, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said despite fresh violations by China, the government remains committed to pursuing a peaceful solution to territorial disputes in the West Philippine Sea.

4 Sep 2013
3:38 pm

The National Police Office spokesman has threatened to  execute tougher laws  in case rubber protesters in the South intensify their protests to blockade airports and significant government offices.

Spokesman Pol Maj-Gen Piya Uthayo said if protesters blockade government offices, airports  then  they will be dealt with tougher laws, especially terrorism charge will be imposed on the wrongdoers.

He said blockading these important facilities would have a wide impact on the public and that violators would be dealt with toughly.

He also said that investigation by local police showed that protesters who blockaded  the bypass 417 route, 500 meters close to the Surat Thani airport, are not farmers who are affected by the price falls.

Instead they are the group which tried to incite rubber protesters  for political gains.

4 Sep 2013
1:45 pm

Federation of Thai Industries says blockades of the southern highways and roads by rubber farmers have not yet affected tourism.

FTI vice president Ithirit Kinglek said that  the scattered protests affected only some routes while hotels reported no cancellation or postponement of room bookings in Krabi and Phuket provinces.

However if protesters move to block airports, then it will have immediate impact on tourism, he said.