5 Feb 2016
11:41 am

A huge fire broke out at a 10-storey apartment building on Soi Narathiwat 18 on Sathorn road, trapping several people inside the blazing building.

The fire was first spotted on the third floor and quickly spread to upper floors.

Several fire engines arrived but faced difficulties in putting out the blaze which happened on high rise floors, and black smokes.

Several occupants were seen waving for help out of their windows on upper floors.

The fire happened at about 10.50 am and by 11.30 am it is still raging fiercely.

Initial report said one people died and many were trapped.

Police helicopters were called in to rescue as several people are now trapped on the deck.

Rescue workers said the seventh floor of the building collapsed due to heat.

4 Feb 2016
12:55 pm

The human parts that were found in Chao Phraya river during the past several days may belong to the European, the latest investigation today revealed.

A chief police investigators said before noon that forensic autopsy revealed no food remained in the victim’s stomach, indicating that he might be starved before he was killed and his body chopped.

The officer said the victim might be kidnapped for ransom, and was left without eating for two days before he was killed.

It was also very likely that the victim was a European, the officer added.

3 Feb 2016
1:55 pm

Two foreign tourists were seriously injured when they were hit by a speedboat while diving near Phi Phi island before noon today.

They were immediately admitted to Phuket hospital for serious wounds on their legs.

2 Feb 2016
11:30 am

Two more human parts were found in two different locations in Pathumthani and Nonthaburi provinces this morning.

The two parts are left and right legs.

The right leg was found beneath Rama V bridge in Nonthaburi, and the left leg found near Wat Krern in Bangkadi district of Pathumthani province.

They were sent to the Institute of Forensic Medicine to compare with other parts which were found on Saturday and Sunday.

28 Jan 2016
1:42 pm

A transvestite was today sentenced to serve two months in prison after he was found guilty of throwing a four-year-old Chihuahua dog from the window of his rented apartment room on the fifth floor in Lardprao area.

The Bangkok North Municipal Court first handed down four-month imprisonment sentence after finding Mr Yolada Champasri, 22, guilty of throwing his roommate’s pet to the ground.

However the sentence was reduced by half after he confessed.

But the court reasoned that his act of throwing the pet was a brutal torture as the dog suffered serious injury and  died painfully.

No suspension of jail term was given to him.

He was later escorted for detention at the court, pending release on bail.

21 Jan 2016
12:28 pm

The Democrat Party announced today to end all its tie with Bangkok governor MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra after its almost three months failed effort to contact him for explanation of sensitive issues

In a press conference held by the party’s spokesman and executives Juti Krairiksh and Ongart Klamphaibul before noon, the party will now consider his management of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration his own affairs and his sole and independent responsibility with nothing to do with the party.

The party now considered him an individual and his administration of Bangkok will not have any  connection with the party, they said.

The party also apologised Bangkok people for the votes they gave to the party but its decision to end tie with their governor was necessary.

MR Sukhumbhan is also deputy leader of the Democrat party.

21 Jan 2016
10:43 am

Meanwhile Thailand yesterday launched a mobile application that it said will help authorities to tackle the IUU fishing more efficiently.

Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan said the EU representatives will meet him tomorrow to follow up the progress in Thailand’s suppression of IUU fishing.

He said he will present the government’s solutions to the illegal fishing issue currently implemented and ask for any advice from the EU executives, the NNT reported.

So far, he said, the government has taken various measures to help fishermen affected by IUU crackdowns while it has adhered to the principles of international laws governing the issue.

He hoped what Thailand has done will help the country’s sea export to escape EU’s penalty.

Yesterday, Anti-IUU Fishing mobile application was introduced for free download both on IOS and Android systems.

According to NNT, Director-General of the Customs Department Kulit Sombatsiri said the app is aimed at facilitating the inspection and investigation of illegal fishing cases by concerned officials while disseminating important information on the issue to users.

He said the app will be the government’s new instrument in raising fishing standard and cracking down IUU fishing.

The app features two parts with the first providing information on various operations of relevant agencies to eradicate illegal fishing.

The second part covers a wide range of data, lists of illegal vessels, incoming vessels, marine products and licenced  operators. This part is accessed only by authorised users.

The app is the joint effort of Customs Department, Department of Fisheries and the Command Center for Combating Illegal Fishing (CCCIF).

21 Jan 2016
7:14 am

One of the six  student activists of the so-called New Democracy Group, Ja New or Siravich Serithiwat, was apprehended  by soldiers and was escorted to Nimitmai police station for questioning last night.

Ja New was wanted by the Bangkok Military Court after he and five activists challenged the court’s  summon to report to the police to face charge of violating the Military junta’s political gathering ban.

Ja New was apprehended by six security officers as he was in front of Thammasat Rangsit University last night.

18 Jan 2016
2:44 pm

Actor Tridsadee “Por” Sahawong died peacefully at 11.50 am on Monday after suffering from dengue fever.

Ramathibidi hospital doctor said his right lung was also infected forcing his critical condition to worsen.

His left lung has earlier been removed after it was infected and leaked due to severe dengue fever.

Eariler, Por was admitted to Ramathibodi hospital on November 9, 2015 at 4 pm after developing difficulties in breathing.

It was earlier said that he had been admitted to a hospital in Bangkok for nearly a week, but later transferred to Ramathibodi after his condition deteriorated.

Later on November 21, 2015, TV actor Tridsadee had his left foot amputated from the ankle down in order to contain serious infection.

18 Jan 2016
1:01 pm

PTT Plc today announced the reduction of benzene, gasohol and diesel by 40 satang, effective 5 am tomorrow.

However Gasohol 85 will be cut only 20 satang.