Two Thai soldiers arrested for illegal possession of weapons, ammunition in Bangkok

Two army soldiers were arrested in possession of two guns and a large amount of ammunition late on Sunday night night at a police security checkpoint on Lang Suan road in Pathumwan district near Lumpini Park, according to media reports on Monday. The arrest was made after police from the Metropolitan Police Division 5 stopped […]

Thai, Malaysian collaborative effort in search operation for #MH370 jet

HTMS Pattani is taking part in the search and rescue operation following the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 370 early on Saturday morning. The ship began taking part in the search from 6am Monday in the Straits of Malacca. Navy chief Adm Narong Pipattanasai on Sunday instructed the Navy Operations Centre that HTMS Pattani, […]

#MH370 – Passport syndicate under investigation, says Thai police

Thai police said Sunday they were investigating a “passport ring” as details emerged of bookings made in Thailand with stolen European passports for the vanished Malaysia Airlines flight. Two European names – Christian Kozel, an Austrian, and Luigi Maraldi of Italy – were listed on the passenger manifest of the flight MH370, but neither man […]

Thai Women Empowerment Fund in Sakon Nakhon

Caretaker Yingluck Shinawatra in Sakon Nakhon Province last week. She was greeted by provincial officers, security personnel and equally important the women from the Thai Women Empowerment Fund. The Empowerment Fund for Women’s objectives are:- To provide low interest funds or zero interest funds for investment To provide funds for women’s potential development and women’s […]

MAS shares hit record low after #MH370 jet disappearance

Shares of Malaysian Airline System (MAS) hit a record low on Monday after a Boeing 777 operated by the airline went missing over the weekend. Shares in the ailing national airline fell almost 18 percent at the open, but regained some ground to be at 23 sen per share at 0123 GMT. MAS posted a […]

For a while it appeared that democracy was finally working

Once considered the economic and political model of Asia, Thailand is now on the edge of becoming a failed state. The Philippines, once the “sick man of Asia” is now considered the top investment destination and most successful economic story in Asia by several major international think tanks and analysts. Today, Thailand’s democratically elected Prime […]

Overdue rice payments to be settled

The Ministry of Commerce will expedite the disbursement of 20 billion baht this week after the Election Commission (EC) approved the budget and will start distributing 500,000 tons of rice on 10 March. Commerce Minister Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisarn said he had received a letter from the EC approving the central budget of 20 billion baht to finance […]