17 Aug 2015
10:18 pm

Death toll from bomb explosion at Rajprasong intersection rose to 16 with seven of them died at the scene of the blast.

17 Aug 2015
8:11 pm

At least two people were killed and about 40 injured in a powerful bomb blast at Rajprasong junction.

Several cars and motorcycles were also damaged.

17 Aug 2015
7:24 pm

A powerful bomb exploded near Rajprasong intersection wounding 20 people.

Several cars were also damaged when the bomb went off near the Phraprom shrine.

The bomb caused panic among office employees and shoppers.
It was not immediately known it was a grenade explosion or car bomb.

17 Aug 2015
1:03 pm

Royal Thai Police commissioner Pol Gen Somyot Pumpanmuong today ordered the Crime Suppression Division police to take over investigation of the death of construction billionaire Chuwong Sae Tang from metropolitan police, in addition to probing his unusual share transfer before his death.

The national police chief’s order came as the family of the billionaire today sought help from the Central Institute of Forensic Science director Khunying Porntip Rojanasunant to re-examine the forensic autopsy report compiled by the Police Institute of Forensic Medicine.

Pol Gen Somyot also said he would set up another committee to supervise the investigation and to assign his assistant Pol Gen Charumporn Suramanee to look into the forensic investigation as he is a specialist in forensic crime detection.

14 Aug 2015
2:26 pm

All the 248 former MPs escaped impeachment after the National Legislative Assembly voted not to impeach them.

14 Aug 2015
12:19 pm

The National Police Commission chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan finally picked Pol Gen Jaktip Chaichinda as the new national police chief succeeding Pol Gen Somyot Pumpanmuong who is to retire end of September.

The new police chief still has six years in government service before his retirement at 60.

Pol Gen Jaktip will become the country’s eleventh national police chief since the change of the establishment from  the Police Department to Royal Thai Police.

13 Aug 2015
1:36 pm

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha today hinted of an imminent  major cabinet reshuffle saying there will be outsiders joining the new cabinet, and old faces leaving the posts.

When asked when he was going to forward the new cabinet list for royal approval, Gen Prayut sad it depended on the persons who were approached to join his cabinet accepting the offers, and also  acknowledgement from  ministers who were reshuffled.

He also dismissed speculation in approaching former ASEAN secretary general Surin Pitsuwan and central bank governor Prasarn Triratworakul to join his new cabinet.

13 Aug 2015
12:07 pm

The Supreme Court today adjourned the hearing of the final ruling of beer bar demolition case to October 15 at 9 am when some convicts did not show up to listen to the final verdict at the Bangkok South Municipal Court today.

It was not immediately known who did not show up.

But the prime convict Chuwit Kamolvisit arrived early in the morning.

Earlier in 2006 the Appeals Court sentenced Chuwit and two accomplices who are military officers to five year in prison for the forced demolition of 60 beer bars on Sukhumvit road.

13 Aug 2015
12:00 pm

The Operation Centre of the Ninth Region Police based in Songkhla province held urgent meeting today after the Nathawi provincial court issued another warrant of arrest for a second group of human trafficking and money laundering gangs comprising a total of 68 suspects.

So far the court has issued warrants for the arrest of 187  suspects, 72 among them were prosecuted in the court.

11 Aug 2015
10:13 pm

The meeting chaired by Justice Minister Gen Paiboon Khumchaya agreed that former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra will be stripped of his police lieutenant colonel rank.
The meeting was attended by the ministry’s legal team, representatives from the Royal Thai Police, the Council of State.
According to Gen Paiboon, the resolution reached today will be forwarded to the prime minister and it would be the responsibility  of the Royal Thai Police Commissioner Pol Gen Somyot Pumpanmoung to proceed the resolution as it is legal to strip former prime minister of his police rank.