Smoking to be stubbed out on Thai beaches

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Smokers who flout a smoking ban on 20 of Thailand’s most famous tourist beaches will face a $3,000 fine or up to a year in prison, Thai authorities have said.The ban, which comes into force in November, follows a clean-up of nearly 140,000 cigarette butts from a 2.5 kilometre (1.5 mile) stretch of the famed Patong beach in Phuket island province.Its introduction coincides with Thailand’s peak tourist season and will be enforced in visitor hotspots including Krabi, Koh Samui, Pattaya, ...

Fugitive’s trail exposes Red Bull co-owners’ offshore deals

Thursday, 17 August 2017

The Bangkok billionaire family that co-founded Red Bull, the world’s leading energy drink, uses offshore companies to cloak purchases of jets and luxury properties, including the posh London home where the clan’s fugitive son was last seen. The Yoovidhya family’s efforts to hide assets show how easily major global financial players can routinely - and, usually, legally - move billions of dollars with little or no oversight. The family’s confidential deals were ...

The OIC must now lead the efforts to stop Rohingya persecution

Saturday, 12 August 2017

As the persecution of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar is getting worse by the day, we must now acknowledge that the United Nations is failing to enforce the principles of its own 1948 Genocide Convention.Leaked documents from earlier this year described the office of the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Reneta Lok-Dessallien, as ‘glaringly dysfunctional’, in no small part due to her putting human rights considerations on the back-burner, in favour of economic development ...

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Thailand removes stolen luxury vehicles from its auction list

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Thai customs official sold hundreds of seized luxury vehicles and supercars on Thursday, some of which were stolen from abroad. Light was shed on Thailand’s role in the global theft auto trade after British police claimed that many stolen cars had been whisked to the Southeast Asian kingdom. Bangkok’s police have since seized dozens of illegally imported cars, with at least seven vehicles stolen from the UK, and arrested the car dealers involved in the criminal act. Many blame the ...

Man stabs his father for ‘forgetting to add sauce to his favorite soup’

Monday, 8 May 2017

A man stabbed his father to death 10 times with a kitchen knife for forgetting to add fish sauce to his favorite pork soup, it has been reported. The Daily Mail reported this week that the victim Ngor, 65, was taking too long to cook lunch for his son at their home in Buriram in southern Thailand. Sakdin Duangphakhon, 36, hit his dad with an empty bottle over the head and slapped his mother Pa, 66, when she tried to interfere. Police arrived to the crime scene to find the son covered in blood ...

Thai mother describes harrowing moment of daughter’s Facebook live murder

Thursday, 27 April 2017

The distraught Thai mother of a baby girl killed by her boyfriend in a murder he broadcast on Facebook Live has described the harrowing moment she stumbled across the video and rushed to alert police.The killing on Monday evening caused revulsion both in Thailand and around the world, sparking renewed debate about what can be done by social media giants to more quickly remove live broadcasts of violent crimes, suicides and murders.Jiranuch Trirat, a 22-year-old from Phuket, was left devastated ...

Thai man streams murder of baby daughter on Facebook Live

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

A Thai man filmed himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in two video clips posted on Facebook before committing suicide, police said on Tuesday. People could access the videos of the child’s murder on her father’s Facebook page for roughly 24 hours, until they were taken down around 5 p.m. in Bangkok on Tuesday, or about a day after being uploaded. “This is an appalling incident and our hearts go out to the family of the victim,” a Singapore-based Facebook spokesman ...

Customers flee from flying snake attack in an Internet cafe

Sunday, 16 April 2017

It was a terrifying moment in an Internet café in Thailand when a feisty snake appeared unexpectedly and attacked a man by biting him on his posterior. Flying through the air when the Internet café’s customer cracks open the door, the snake made it through the café and attacked the  man with its sharp teeth. As the others fled for cover, the man was forced to kick the snake and shake it off. Rat snakes are known for not being venomous. However, they kill their ...

Lindsay Lohan spotted wearing a Burkini in Thailand

Thursday, 6 April 2017

The 30-year-old actress, Lindsay Lohan, has published several photos of her in the Islamic swimsuit known as the Burkini. In these photos that were taken in Phuket, Thailand, last week, Lohan was spotted wearing a Burkini from head to toe before she was seen paddle boarding. According to her Instagram, Lindsay Lohan headed to Thailand for a week, after she had been in Dubai for a family visit.   The 30-year-old-actress had already announced that she is studying Islam and the Quran. She ...

Thai transport authorities crack down on Uber, Grab drivers, seek ban

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Thailand’s transport authorities have begun a crackdown on drivers for ride-hailing services Uber and Grab and want the military government to ban them, a transport official said on Tuesday.US-based Uber has faced regulatory hurdles around the world and when it began operating in Thailand in 2014 the Department of Land Transport said its drivers were not properly registered or insured and its payment system did not meet regulations.But authorities have previously done little to stop Uber ...

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