18 Apr 2014
10:04 pm

The Internal Security Operations Command announced that the two Hezbollah terrorist suspects were arrested at a hotel on Soi Nana, and not at Suvarnabhumi airport as earlier disclosed by the police.  It said that Thai authorities are in the process of deporting them out of the country, adding that they have no connection with the southern insurgency.
ISOC says Thailand is not target of terrorist groups and asks the people not to be panic.

 

18 Apr 2014
10:04 pm

A fireworks factory in Muang District of Chachoengsao province  caught fire and exploded on  Friday night,  killing a 6-year-old girl and injuring three others.

18 Apr 2014
2:17 pm

The Criminal Court rejected request of two redshirt leaders Jatuporn Promphan and Nattawut Saikua to put off hearing today of a petition seeking to withdraw their bail bonds to May 8.

The court reasoned that it was unnecessary to have their court appearance to hear testimonies and therefore the hearing must go ahead.

It then proceeded the hearing of testimonies given by three witnesses of the petitioner and set 3.00 p.m. today to hand down a verdict if the bail bonds granted them temporary release should be revoked as called for by the former Democrat MP petitioner.

If the ball bonds are withdrawn, both Jatuporn and Nattawut will be sent back to prison.

Both were on temporary release on bail after being charged of terrorism in connection with the 2010 bloody anti-government riot.

The Democrat petitioner accused them of breaching that bail conditions for addressing rallies of the redshirts that were tantamount to inciting disorders, and violence.

18 Apr 2014
11:12 am

Caretaker Finance Minister Kittirat na Ranong testified before the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) as witness in defending caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was not guilty and did not do anything wrong involving the controversial rice-pledging scheme corruption.

17 Apr 2014
2:35 pm

TAT deputy governor Anuparp Thirarath said  there have been high numbers of both foreign and local tourists coming out to celebrate the annual festivities in major tourist provinces.

He expected that the amount of cash circulating in country this year will be close to that of 2013.

As for Bangkok, the deputy governor said there was a significant decrease in the number of tourists, given the ongoing political impasse.

Although Songkran Festival has come to an end in many areas, he said some provinces and districts are still celebrating the occasion until April 23rd.
This celebration is called “Wan Lai Festival”.

Provinces celebrating Wan Lai are Sukhothai, Chonburi, and Samut Prakan. The extended festival is expected to further stimulate local economies in those areas.

Chonburi kicks off Songkran yesterday after the three-day official Songkran festival celebration mostly  ended Wednesday.

The water splashing festival or which is commonly called “Wan Lai”  commenced on Wednesday along the whole stretch of the road next to Bang Saen Beach.

Revelers  also enjoyed water splashing on Khao Lam and Sukhumvit roads.

The extended festivities will finally end on April 19 with the final day of Wan Lai Pattaya.

 

17 Apr 2014
1:04 pm

A double-deck bus skidded off the road from Mae Sariang to Hot district of Chiang Mai at 9 a.m. today killing four passengers and injuring dozens.

The accident happened between  Kilometer markers 23 and 24 on the Mae Sariang-Hot road.

17 Apr 2014
12:56 pm

Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra returned to work today at the office of the permanent secretary of defense at Muangthong Thanee and chaired the meeting of all department heads.

She also held a “Rod Nam Dam Hua” ceremony for all department heads on water pouring rite and offered blessings to them on the Songkran festival.

She thanked all heads in  continuing to perform their duties as usual and also wished them happiness and progress in work.

17 Apr 2014
12:54 pm

Two passengers were killed and 20 others injured when a chartered double-deck bus from Bangkok veered off a curve of the road and overturned in Tha Maka district of Kanchanaburi province this morning.

About 40 passengers, mostly vendors, were on a trip to make merit at a temple in Tha Maka when the accident happened at 7.30 a.m. today.

17 Apr 2014
10:02 am

Two of the three Hezbollah terrorists have been arrested by Customs police and now were detained for questioning,  Lt-Gen Paradorn Patthanatabutr, advisor to the caretaker prime minister,  said today.

Another suspected terrorist is being hunted, he said, adding that Thai security officials were alerted by Israeli intelligence in watching the trio who it said have entered Thailand.

15 Apr 2014
1:02 pm

A double-decker bus from Loei to Rayong skidded off the Ban Na-Kaeng Koi road in Kaeng Koi district of Saraburi province and overturned on the roadside ditch early Tuesday injuring 39 passengers of total 62.

The incident happened at about 1.20 a.m while there was rain in the area. All the injured were admitted to Kaeng Look hospital for treatment.