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Video clip about cruelly-treated elephants prompts probe
Police and soldiers are investigating after a video about cruel treatment of elephants in Songkhla's Hat Yai district yesterday went viral on the Internet.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Heating up the rhetoric
Ittiboon Onwongsa's outspoken stand on public ownership of natural resources led to his recent detention by the military, but this irrepressible rights activist will doubtless find it difficult to keep quiet for very long Last week, not long before he was taken into custody by the National Council for Peace and Order , consumer activist Ittiboon ... (more)
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Veera arrested in energy protest
Police from the Metropolitan Police Bureau whisked away the Thai Patriots Network leader as he and others were walking along Phahon Yothin road from Victory Monument to Sanam Pao to support activists in the southern region who are demanding reforms in the energy sector and a ban on coal-powered plants.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Army releases 11 energy marchers
Walit Rojanapakdi, 4th Army chief, ordered the release of yesterday evening after their fellow activists agreed to cancel the march.
Hat Yai and nearby citizens are invited to join a blood drive
BANGKOK, 22 August 2014 -The Regional Blood Centre XII Thai Red Cross Society of Songkhla province along with the Siam Commercial Bank is inviting the public to participate in a blood donation activity, at Plaza Square of Hat Yai Municipality, tomorrow.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Energy reform group warns NCPO
THE NATIONAL COUNCIL for Peace and Order may be able to rein in the struggle for energy reform now but they will not be able to do this for long, National Human Rights Commissioner Parinya Sirisarakarn warned yesterday.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Army halts energy march
The army has arrested a group of energy advocates who on Tuesday launched a 950km march from Songkhla to Bangkok demanding reform from the National Council for Peace and Order .
Thai Lion Air co-pilot faints, dies
A Thai Lion Air flight was forced to return to Hat Yai airport for an emergency landing on Wednesday after a co-pilot lost consciousness 20 minutes after take-off and later died.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Activists launch 1,400km march to advocate energy reform
About 100 activists Tuesday began a 1,400-kilometre march from the southern province of Songkhla to Bangkok to demand a moratorium on coal-fired power plants and other public-focused energy reforms.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Malaysian National News Agency
Songkhla In Thai South To Boost Tourism Toward AEC
Thailand's southern Songkhla Province will further develop local tourism, through developing and introducing new tourist destinations and markets, while improving the existing ones, in the lead-up to the formation of the Asean Economic Community by 2015, Thai News Agency reported.
Who gets what
The National Legislative Assembly voted on Monday to accept in principle the 2015 budget bill, with the Education Ministry getting the biggest budget, followed by the Interior Ministry.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Bail denied for lese majeste suspect
A female alleged lese majeste offender, who was arrested on Friday at Hat Yai Airport in Songkhla while trying to leave the country, was denied bail yesterday.
Stage play director arrested
An activist was detained at Hat Yai airport late on Friday for her role in a stage play deemed lese majeste by police.
Train theft suspect arrested
A man was arrested on Friday night for stealing mobile phones and cash from passengers on a southbound night express train while they were sleeping.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Thai Lion Air charts rapid growth path
No-frills carrier Thai Lion Air has resumed its aggressive growth plan with the launch of new routes and the addition of two jetliners.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Time to pull the emergency cord?
Once again the State Railway of Thailand is trying hard to absolve itself of responsibility for a serious breach in security aboard its trains Just as last month's news about the rape and murder of a child aboard a night train was beginning to fade from memory, the State Railway of Thailand has hit the headlines again.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
CSD called in over train 'drugging' theft
The disappearance of 10 mobile phones and 2,500 baht in cash from a sleeper carriage on the overnight Bangkok to Sungai Kolok train on Tuesday remains a mystery as railway police call in the Crime Suppression Division to help investigate.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
Sleeping train passengers robbed
Nine sleeping passengers on a Sungai-Kolok-bound train woke up groggy Tuesday morning to find their mobile phones had been stolen.
Sat Aug 02, 2014
HRH Princess Srirasm visits Army hospital in Songkhla
Her Royal Highness Princess Srirasm, the royal consort to His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, on Thursday observed the operations of the Senanarong Camp Hospital of the Fourth Army Area, in Hat Yai District, Songkhla Province.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Hat Yai hoteliers fear worst
The negative economic situation in both Thailand and Malaysia and the latter's national airline having two accidents may cause Malaysian tourist arrivals to Hat Yai to drop by at least 30% this year.