21 Oct 2013
1:48 pm

Narathiwat police today arrested a bomb suspect who they said was responsible for the explosion near a local administration election station in Ra Ngae district  where two soldiers were killed and five media representatives were injured on Saturday.

Narathiwat police chief Pol Maj-Gen Pattanavut Angkanawin said that six suspects were arrested but all were freed except one who the police believed  was responsible for the Saturday attack which wounded five reporters and killed two soldiers.

21 Oct 2013
12:15 pm

Thailand today delivered six million baht flood aid to help Cambodian people  affected by devastating flood in its country. The first stage flood aid was given to Cambodian ambassador to Thailand Mrs You Ay by Thai Foreign Affairs Minister Suraphong Tovichakchaikul at a ceremony held at the ministry late this morning.

18 Oct 2013
3:25 pm

The meeting of the top security officials chaired by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra agreed to extend the enforcement of the law until November 30, citing security reason.

 

18 Oct 2013
12:40 pm

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will fly to Nong Khai this afternoon to preside over the opening of the Bang Fai Phaya Nark festival  tonight.

17 Oct 2013
9:58 am

 The search in the strong current river was provided by Thai Navy  scuba divers in cooperation with the Laotian divers in bid to recover bodies from the dismantled aircraft which now sank into the bottom of the river.

But the search this morning was difficult due to the strong current and because the plane was broken into pieces.

Yesterday five bodies were recovered from the crash scene.

On land search also was conducted along the river bank as some debris and bodies might be washed downstream and stuck on the bank.

The ATR-72 type twin-engine plane of Lao Airlines was on its way from Wattay international airport in Vientiane to Pakse airport in Champasak. It crashed into the river after attempted landing failed due to poor visibility and air turbulent in the area. The incident happened at about 3.50 p.m.

All the 44 passengers and five crews were believed killed. Among the deaths were five Thai passengers identified as Kanueng Chatkasemchai, Nipol Chaichanakuldee, Pakawat Atiratanachai, Veekij Busarawuthanusorn, and Yangyong Apanant.

Lao Airlines issued a statement expressing condolence for the families of those on board the plane. It said among the 44 passengers and five crews on board the fatal plane were 17 Laotians,  7 French, 5 Australians, 5 Thais, 3 Koreans, 2 Vietnamese, and one each from China, US, Canada, Taiwan,  and Malaysia.

It said that air turbulent was the cause of the accident.

Meanwhile Thai Rath reporter said a friend of one of the Laotian passenger Chinda Phommasone on board the plane has posted on her Facebook shortly before boarding the fatal plane with her parents to Pakse.

The friend said Chinda bought a mobile phone from Thailand to play Facebook.

Her last post on Facebook from Wattay international airport shown her with the parents with the word saying  she was very happy to be back to Pakse with her parents.

 

16 Oct 2013
8:20 pm

An Air Laos plane with about 40 passengers and crews aboard crashed into the Mekong river late this evening killing all the people on board. It was not immediately known what was the cause of the plane crash but the tragedy happened while there was rain. Among the death are two Thai passengers.

16 Oct 2013
12:28 pm

Thai lost to Iran 1-2 in asiancup2015 football qualifier stage last night. the result leave Thai team with 0 point in Group B.

16 Oct 2013
12:02 pm

Foreign Affairs Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul revealed today that the International  Court of Justice will announce its verdict on the Preah Vihear temple dispute between Thailand and Cambodia on November 11. He said arrangement for the live broadcast of the verdict from the World Court in the Hague was being planned.

15 Oct 2013
1:35 pm

The cabinet today approved the proposal of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports to allow a 5-day New Year holiday end of this year to promote tourism.Under the ministry’s proposal, Friday December 30 will be added as another national holiday to make a 5-day holiday from December 28 through  January 1.The ministry proposed the long holiday for New Year to encourage travels in the country that will increase spending and help boost the economy.

11 Oct 2013
9:45 am

The Meteorological Department said today that a  4.1 magnitude tremor with its epicenter in Chiang Mai’s Phrao district happened today at 01.19 a.m. but there was no report of damage.

It said that the tremor was felt in Phrao district for  less than  a minute but did not cause any damage to property.