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The source, who asked not to be named, said immigration staff, police and the army arrested a Pakistani identified as Muhammad Iqbal, 51, on Sunday at the Metro Condominium in Phasi Charoen district of Bangkok. A body search found four Indian and three Singaporean passports, while the room search ...
Twenty government officials might have been implicated in human trafficking following the crackdown on a massage parlour in Bangkok on Friday. The names are reportedly officials on the list of "sponsored guests" in the den's ledgers, which showed only their positions but are still identifiable thanks to the ...

People living on or near 2,000 canals across Bangkok have been pressured by the government to leave their homes, she said. "Whenever we try to meet up to discuss plans to protect our homes, they label it as a political gathering. Whatever the network does must be reported to authorities, along with our ...
The disciplinary investigation into the alleged bribery case of Viroj Samruan, former director of Bangkok's Samsen Wittayalai school, has come to a preliminary finding that Viroj was guilty and would be subjected to a dismissal from the civil service with or without benefits and pension entitlement, said the ...
Bangkok (AFP) - Five Thai policemen and a human trafficking official are under investigation for allegedly receiving free services from a Bangkok massage parlour accused of coercing underage girls into the sex trade, authorities said Monday (Jan 15). Acting on a tip-off, police raided the 'Victoria secret' ...
Bangkok -- police on Monday ruled the death of a Swedish national who fell from the balcony of a Bangkok hotel a suicide. Hakan Lennart Karlberg, 48, had been in Thailand about two weeks when he fell seven stories to his death Sunday morning at the Seasons Siam Hotel in the capital's Ratchathewi ...

MAE HONG SON: An earthquake with a 5.2 magnitude shook Myanmar on Sunday morning according to the Seismology Observation Office of the Thai Meteorological Department. There were no initial reports of damage or casualties. The department said the quake occurred at 6.29am (Thailand time).
The police and army on Saturday denied a news report that a suspect in an armed robbery is one of the security officers deployed outside the residence of Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon. The move came after a 47-year-old Indian businessman lodged a complaint with police in Bangkok's Min ...
With a strong high pressure system prevailing, the temperature in upper Thailand is expected to drop by 1-2 degree Celcius on Jan 14-15, the Thai Meteorological Department said in its 5am forecast on Sunday. Mountaintops in the North and Northeast will see cold to very cold spells with minimum ...
Bangkok's Wireless Road may soon live up to its name. Like many streets in the Thai capital, the thoroughfare is festooned with electrical and telecom cables, a black web that hangs menacingly overhead like dystopian Christmas decorations. But Bangkok authorities are now untangling the cables and ...
Nitthakarn Nunthasuteepat, of Nonthaburi province, was summonsed to the sub-division 4 office of the consumer Protection police Division in Lak Si district, Bangkok, for questioning. On Thursday, two lawyers asked police to take action after noticing that she'd showed her bottom while promoting her ...
The authorities in Bangkok are untangling overhead electrical and telecom cables and moving them underground as part of an urban renewal programme. The aim is to make Bangkok not only safer but easier on the eyes and less prone to blackouts, reported AFP. Frayed cables - often live - dangle at ...
One of Bangkok's most luxurious hotels has been given the royal treatment, creating a new look and identity fit for a princess. The Plaza Athenee Bangkok, A Royal Meridien Hotel on glam Wireless Road, is now The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok. The local wedding and upmarket ...
police are considering adjusting their narcotics suppression strategies after statistics from previous crackdowns point to a surging amount of drugs reaching Bangkok and the central provinces. Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda made the remark Thursday when the Royal Thai police (RTP) called a meeting with ...
Bangkok - Thai police have arrested a 72-year-old Japanese fugitive who was recognized when his full-body tattoos were circulated online. A police statement says Shigeharu Shirai was arrested Wednesday in a province north of Bangkok, where he has been hiding for over 10 years to evade murder ...
Bangkok -- One of the most renowned Jamaican reggae and dancehall vocalists is coming to perform at a Bangkok music venue. A veteran of Jamaica's early music scene and praised as its "dancehall godfather," reggae legend Erroll "Johnny" Osbourne is coming to perform at hostel-venue The ...
Several parts of Bangkok were deluged on Wednesday morning because water pumps were undergoing maintenance and a flood-drainage system isn't yet completed, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration's Flood Prevention Centre said. The centre, seemingly caught off guard by the unseasonal ...

His second Nahm, at the Metropolitan Hotel in Bangkok's Sathorn district, has just won a Michelin star and routinely appears on lists of the world's great restaurants. Thompson is rarely here now because he is busy opening new restaurants all over the world and the received wisdom among some foodies is ...
The kitchen at Cafe de Bangkok is treated as a sacred place. One must be of Thai descent to even be considered for a cook position at the 1232 W. Elizabeth St. eatery where pungent homemade curries simmer for hours and Thai pop music blares in the background. Cook applicants must also prepare ...
People passing by Maha Chai Road, almost on the corner of Soi Samran Rat in the Phra Nakhon area of Bangkok, might be startled by the crowd snaking down the footpath around an impromptu assembly of plastic tables. As they wait in line, crowd members take out their cell phones to snap pictures of the ...
Bangkok - Several areas of Bangkok were flooded on Wednesday (Jan 10) as torrential rain caused chaos on roads in the Thai capital, affecting hundreds of office workers during rush hour, the Bangkok Post reported. The pre-dawn thunderstorm slowed traffic to a crawl on Lat Phrao Road, a major road ...
The wreckage of the powerful Kawasaki Z900 motorbike on Pattaya Road, Chon Buri province after it hit a South Korean man crossing the road in the early hours of Tuesday. The pedestrian, Russian bike rider and his pillion passenger were killed. (Photo: Chaiyot Pupattanapong). - +. CHON BURI: A ...
Sonakshi Sinha seems to been bitten by the Bangkok bug. While we're not sure whether the Thailand trip is for business or pleasure but it is clear that the actress was looking for some lovin'. New images from her Instagram suggest that there are a few boys - good boys, at that - who have caught her fancy; ...
Chinese property investors are choosing Bangkok over Sydney and London as they hunt the global capitals for bargain real estate. "Chinese buyers of property abroad tend to be very price and currency aware so their focus on specific markets will fade or pick up depending on those factors," UBS head of ...
Bangkok, Thailand, is known for having some of the best street food in the world. Now, one street seller is being officially recognized for her tasty creations. The roadside restaurant Jay Fai in Bangkok was recently awarded a star in the highly respected Michelin Guide to restaurants around the world.
Taxi OK is another attempt to improve service in Bangkok and other provinces. Participating taxi owners are required to install the GPS tracking system, an emergency button and a camera in the passenger compartment linked to both the company that owns the vehicle and the Land Transport department.
Bangkok - The new long-haul connection between Bangkok and Munich completes Eurowings' rapidly growing offer from southern Germany. The low-cost airline will launch two weekly flights on Saturdays and Mondays (from 16 July 2018) between the Thai capital and Munich. The inaugural flight will ...
City Hall last year saw profits from its pawn business jump by millions of baht although financial gain is not its primary goal. In the 2017 fiscal year, which ended in October last year, the Pawnshop Office attached to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, which oversees 21 pawnshops across Bangkok, ...
Asked for a reaction, a senior official at the Ministry of Inactive Posts in Bangkok was unavailable for comment as he was fast asleep. May: It is confirmed the general election will be held in November. Among the new parties registering is the Snoring For democracy Party, believed to be targeting officials ...
When it comes to getting around Bangkok, we usually think of taxis, tuk-tuks, and skytrains. But there's another way to travel that doesn't involve gridlock or large crowds. It's boats. The Chao Phraya Express Boat system is reliable and efficient - the boats run on a fixed schedule, and all piers along the river ...
Taxi OK is another attempt to improve service in Bangkok and other provinces. Participating taxi owners are required to install the GPS tracking system, an emergency button and a camera in the passenger compartment linked to both the company that owns the vehicle and the Land Transport department.
... a Bang Saphan Noi police investigator, said the incident occurred at about 8pm at kilometre marker 414 on Phetkasem Highway near Ban Thung Sarisiat in tambon Sai Thong. Jiraphan Buathongkua, 41, the lorry driver, said he was delivering goods worth more than 1 million baht from Bangkok to a client ...
This promotional handout from 2016 and received by AFP on January 4, 2018 from Lelux hospital shows a man undergoing a penis whitening procedure at the Bangkok branch of Lelux Hospital.
Bangkok (THE NATION/Asia NEWS NETWORK) - Health officials turned up at Lelux hospital in Bangkok on Friday (Jan 5) to investigate reports that it provides and advertises whitening services for male genitalia. "They have come to ask for information about the services," the hospital's marketing ...
For most Australians, learning the recorder or the piano is a rite of passage at school - whether you love it or loathe it. But in the crowded slums of Bangkok, learning an instrument is normally an impossible dream. A music program is teaching some of the city's most disadvantaged children not only how to ...
Bangkok: police have arrested five Malaysian men at a Bangkok hotel early Friday and charged them with being members of a call-centre scam gang. Tourist police deputy commissioner Pol Maj-General Surachet Hakpal led tourist police and Huay Kwang police to make the arrest at the Ambience Suite ...
DLA director-general Suttipong Juljarern said members of the Laos have their tenures expire in May and the Interior Ministry proposed the polls for provincial administrative organisations (PAOs) and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) should be held first since holding polls for LAOs at all ...
Vehicles were nose-to-tail on Kanchanaphisek Road in Bang Yai district in Nonthaburi as revellers returned to Bangkok on Tuesday after the New Year holidays. (Photo by Wichan Charoenkiatpakul). - +. The holiday season road toll rose to 375 on Tuesday, the sixth the "seven dangerous days" of New ...
According to US-based STR Global and Thai consultancy C9 Hotelworks, high demand is boosting confidence in Thailand's hotel sector, with 100 new hotels and 21,600 rooms in the development pipeline -- many of which will be in Bangkok. But challenges lie ahead, especially for transport infrastructure ...
Surat Thani: The driver of a bus that skidded off a road on Monday, injuring an American passenger, tested positive for drugs, a police officer said on Tuesday. Don Sak district police chief Pol Col Sutthi Nitiakkarapong said tests on both driver Samrueng Chuenchom, 36, and his assistant Amornthep ...
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Hundreds of thousands of people thronged provincial railway stations, bus terminals and airports to return to Bangkok Tuesday after the end of the long New Year holidays. Extra trains and buses were mobilised to transport people back to the capital, while almost all seats on domestic flights from major ...
India maintained silence on Sunday on reports suggesting that National Security Adviser Ajit Doval met his Pakistani counterpart, Lt. Gen. Nasir Khan Janjua, in Bangkok on December 26, a day after the high drama over family members meeting death row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav in Islamabad.
workers began clearing space for the construction of the initial "train to nowhere", a 3.5km stretch of the Thai-Chinese high-speed railway from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima on Dec 21, while the Bangkok-Hua Hin and Bangkok-Rayong high-speed rail projects are in the process of being presented to the ...
Bangkok believed that Mr Trump's decision not only risked altering the future status of Jerusalem, which should be decided through direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, but also hampered progress toward a peaceful resolution of the Middle East conflict and the question of Palestine.
WASHINGTON: Immigration desk computers at various US airports went down for about two hours on Monday, causing wait times for international travellers that were longer than normal, Customs and Border Protection said. The outage began at about 7.30pm EST (7.30am on Tuesday Thailand time) and ...
An estimated 20,000 foreign and Thai revellers joined the New Year Countdown and full moon party at Hat Rin Beach on Koh Phangan, where Surat Thani police claim that one bar was serving drinks laced with hallucinogenic mushrooms and nitrous oxide. (Post Today file photo). - +. SURAT THANI: ...
The district is located about 25km northwest of central Bangkok. ... is increasing spending to a record in fiscal year 2018 (which started in October) while pushing ahead on a 1.5 trillion baht infrastructure plan including a high-speed rail venture with China and mass transit lines in Bangkok to boost growth.
Rock star Sek Loso was in police custody again Monday night despite having obtained bail in Bangkok, after Nakhon Si Thammarat officers came to pick him up to face charges in the southern province. Both matters relate to a gunshot incident which began in the South on Friday and ended in him allegedly ...
Sakon Nakhon police give free safety helmets instead of tickets to motorcyclists to curb the death toll during the New Year holidays. (Photo by Pratuan Kajonvuttinun). - +. The accumulated death toll rose to 239 on Sunday, the fourth day of the "seven dangerous days" of New Year's holiday travel, with Si Sa ...


 

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