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US report details Thai rights abuses

US report details Thai rights abuses

THAILAND’S military junta remained a human rights abuser over the past year by limiting civil liberties, notably restriction of freedom of speech and assembly, according to the US State Department’s…

Thai man, 30, in alleged Phuket handgun suicide

Thai man, 30, in alleged Phuket handgun suicide

A 30-year-old Thai man was found dead inside a property in Wichit this morning (Apr 21) after allegedly committing suicide by shooting himself in the head with a handgun. Lt…

Dead Irrawaddy dolphin found on Trat beach

Dead Irrawaddy dolphin found on Trat beach

The rotten carcass of an Irrawaddy dolphin was washed ashore at a Trat beach on Saturday morning. Officials were informed about the carcass by staff at the Banchuen Beach Resort…

Taxi drivers to be given English-speaking crash course

Taxi drivers to be given English-speaking crash course

Taxi drivers at Suvarnabhumi international airport will be the first group of cabbies to be given a crash course in English conversation and basic writing free of charge. The training…

Scores of foreigners detained as Pattaya police bust sex orgy

Scores of foreigners detained as Pattaya police bust sex orgy

Police in Pattaya raided a drug fuelled sex party at a hotel in the resort town on Saturday night. Local police, immigration officers and Tourist Police carried out the raid…

Algerian arrested for stealing from Korean tourist in Pattaya

Algerian arrested for stealing from Korean tourist in Pattaya

An Algerian man has been arrested for allegedly stealing a bag with about Bt38,900 worth of cash and other valuables from a South Korean tourist in Pattaya. Pattaya police chief…

Taxis and public buses fine and dandy at Suvarnabhumi – almost

Taxis and public buses fine and dandy at Suvarnabhumi – almost

Inspectors from the Department of Land Transport swooped on Bangkok’s main airport on Wednesday taking a long hard look at taxis and  public buses carrying passengers on the fourth and first floors.…

Four bull sharks sighted in Hua Hin sea

Four bull sharks sighted in Hua Hin sea

Four bull sharks were sighted in the sea near Khao Tao in Hua Hin district of Prachuap Khiri Khan by authorities conducting searches on patrol boats and by drones.  …

Tour company owner arrested after Thais dumped in Osaka

Tour company owner arrested after Thais dumped in Osaka

The owner of a Thai tour company has been arrested for deceiving 33 tourists left abandoned in Osaka, Japan, in early February. Tourist Police deputy chief Pol Maj Gen Surachet…

Thai sex workers in Germany may be charged with not having work permit

Thai sex workers in Germany may be charged with not having work permit

Thais rounded up in Germany’s biggest crackdown on crime rings, which are suspected of smuggling hundreds of women and transsexuals from Thailand for prostitution, were likely to be charged first…

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