13 Jul 2015
10:36 am

Former metropolitan police commissioner Pol Lt Gen Kamronwit Thoopkrachang was freed today after the Japanese state prosecutors dropped charge of trying to carry gun on board a THAI flight from Narita airport to Bangkok, Royal Thai Police spokesman Pol Lt Gen PrawutThawornsiri said today.

13 Jul 2015
9:30 am

Corruption by state officials now are to face death penalty under the amended anti corruption law passed by the National Legislative Assembly and published in the Royal Gazette  yesterday.

10 Jul 2015
12:05 pm

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.0 has struck off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific Ocean.

The US Geological Survey said before noon today the quake struck at a depth of about 20 kilometers, some 165 kilometres west of the Solomon Islands’ capital Honiara.

But it said there was no immediate tsunami warning issued for the area, with the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center saying the US territories were in no danger.

9 Jul 2015
1:47 pm

A 45-year-old suspect who is a member of the redshirt United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship was apprehended by soldiers in Pathumthani province last night.

She was accused of being the first person who spread rumours that the prime minister and wife had wired tens of billions of baht to Singapore.

9 Jul 2015
11:24 am

Three crewmen of a Cambodian cargo barge who went missing after the vessel sank amid high waves Tuesday near Phuket were rescued early this morning.

Two survivors are Myanmar and another is a Thai.

The two Myanmar crew members of the Cambodian cargo barge were spotted stranded near Haad Klong kong beach on Koh Lanta island of Krabi province. They were extremely exhausted.

Both were immediately sent to Koh Lanta hospital.

9 Jul 2015
11:08 am

PTT Plc and Bangchak Petroleum today announced the reduction of oil prices from 20 satang to 60 satang, effective from 5 am Friday.

The latest cut for the third time within less than three weeks brought diesel down 60 satang, while E 85 20 satang.

Other types of oil will be 40 satang lower.

8 Jul 2015
11:33 am

Three soldiers and three defence volunteers were injured in two separate  roadside bomb attacks in Khok Pho and Mayo districts of Pattani Wednesday morning.

8 Jul 2015
9:35 am

Fourteen student activists were freed Wednesday morning after the Bangkok Military Court rejected the second request by the police to detain them 12 more days for further questioning.

13 male activists were freed from the Bangkok Remand Prison while the only girl student activist was brought from her prison in taxi and dropped at the home of her boyfriend at Saphanmai area instead.

7 Jul 2015
1:29 pm

The Bangkok Military Court today ordered the unconditional release of the 14 student activists  after they were escorted to the court to seek permission for the extension of their detention for 12 more days.

A court summon will be officially issued to the Bangkok Remand Prison to have all the students freed late this afternoon.

6 Jul 2015
11:10 am

Security along the border with Myanmar opposite Mae Sot district of Tak province was tightened following the fierce clash between Myanmar troops and the DKBA Karen rebels Monday morning.

The fighting resumed at dawn today and went on for almost two hours, prompting Thai Army to reinforce border troops and police to prevent the fighting to spill over to Thailand.

Border crossing at Mae Sot checkpoint was also closed during the height of the battle which artillery pieces were used by Myanmar troops.