Saturday Jun 15
Slaughterhouse saviours ...
Saving a cow's life while tucking into a beef dish may seem morally dubious, but there is no rule book when it comes to merit-making and, hey, a good deed is just that It was a fortuitous time for cows in Songkhla last Saturday when 10,000 of them were released from the steely jaws of a local slaughterhouse.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Interior Ministry orders Chonburi to prepare emergency blackout plans
The Interior Ministry has ordered local officials to prepare contingency plans should a power blackout like that which hit 14 southern provinces last month occur in Chonburi.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Geo Political Monitor
In Search of a Solution in Thailand's 'Deep South'
With roughly 5,300 deaths since 2004, including 45 killed and 75 injured since the Malaysia-mediated negotiations between the Thai Government and BRN began, there are calls by opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva to suspend negotiations with the BRN until the level of violence is reduced.
Direct Hat Yai-Seoul flights planned
Thai-owned airline Business Air is to launch flights between Hat Yai in Songkhla province and Incheon airport in Seoul on Aug 31. Company executive Wanchart Somboon said the airline has carried around 425,000 Korea tourists in its four years of operation.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Thailand steps up tourism campaign for southern provinces
Thailand is stepping up its efforts to attract more tourists from the ASEAN region as the conflict-prone southern region poses a real challenge to any tourist promotion campaign.
Sun Jun 09, 2013
White mask rallies spread to provinces
About 1,000 people donning white Guy Fawkes masks converged outside the CentralWorld shopping complex at the Ratchaprasong intersection yesterday.
Thu Jun 06, 2013
The search for a solution in Thailand's Deep South
With negotiations apparently stalled between the Thai Government and Barisan Revolusi Patani , one of the Muslim rebel groups operating in Thailand's deep south, one must start considering how long before a solution to this lingering insurgency problem can be found.
Phuket white mask protest to take place Sunday at Saphan Hin
The slogan on the V for Thailand Facebook page reads: "People shouldn't be afraid of their government.
Wed Jun 05, 2013
Aussie farmer 'conned' by Thai fiance
An angry Australian man took a direct flight to Thailand to file charges against his former Thai girlfriend, accusing her of defrauding him of more than 15 million baht , police said.
Wed May 29, 2013
K-Sec bets on Young Turks to invest
Kasikorn Securities plans to maintain its second-biggest share of the brokerage market and raise the number of new stock trading accounts by 18,000 this year through the KS Young Turk Investor Contest.
Fri May 24, 2013
The Daily Star
Roadside bomb kills 5 soldiers in south Thailand
Security personnel inspect the site of a road bomb attack on the vehicle of Thailand's Yala deputy governor Isra in the southern province of Yala HAT YAI, Thailand: Five soldiers have been killed and one wounded by a roadside bomb in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south.
Thu May 23, 2013
Sex-change thief caught during surgery
A lady boy was arrested just as he was undergoing surgery for a sex-change on Thursday and charged with stealing 300,000 baht from a Kuwaiti man to pay for the operation.
Wed May 22, 2013
South hit by huge electricity blackout
A massive power blackout hit 14 southern provinces Tuesday night after a transmission failure in Prachuap Khiri Khan cut off supply from the Central Region.
South power restored ...
Thailand's worst ever power outage is over, says Egat, but worried residents of the South are still anxious after the entire region was left in the dark for two hours last evening.
FTI wants answers after outage
Business leaders yesterday demanded compensation from authorities for firms affected by Tuesday's massive power outage, while the Energy Ministry ordered a review of the emergency decision-making process.
Tue May 21, 2013
Hat Yai police transfer
A Crime Suppression crackdown on a gambling den in Hat Yai on Sunday has led to the immediate transfer of six local police.