BANGKOK, 26 February 2014 Former Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat admitted on Tuesday he had a discussion with People's Democratic Reform Committee leading figure Phra Phuttha Issara, which he said was aimed at resolving the current situation.
BANGKOK, 26 February 2014 Deputy Government Spokesperson First Lieutenant Sunisa Loetphakkhawat was detained by People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) guards for almost an hour on Tuesday while running her own errands in the Siam Square area of Bangkok.
BANGKOK, 26 February 2014 People should take notice of the color and smell of produce and meat to prevent consuming products contaminated with formaldehyde, the Department of Health asserted after it found concentrated formaldehyde contamination in beef.
BANGKOK, 25 February 2014 Army Commander-in-Chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha has ordered officials to beef up security at important locations while indicating that certain groups are intent on provoking divisiveness in the country.
BANGKOK, 25 February 2014 The Ministry of Public Health is preparing to organize a Food Safety Rapid Response Team in the hopes of being a model for other countries in the ASEAN region.
BANGKOK, 25 February 2014 Radio Thailand, under the supervision of the Government Public Relations Department, is celebrating its 84th birthday anniversary.
BANGKOK, 25 February 2014 The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Monday called on all parties to refrain from bringing children into protest areas, in order to prevent any more child injuries or deaths.
Phichai Ratchaphanthari, UNICEF's representative to Thailand, yesterday issued an announcement calling for all parties to avoid bringing children into demonstration areas, in order to prevent them from being harmed in violent incidents. The UNICEF called on the government, protest leaders, supporters of the two camps and parents to ensure that children do not stay near protest sites. The agency also proposed that rally sites should be 'child-free'. It also called on authorities to find the perpetrators of the heinous crime and bring them to justice.
At least 3 children have been killed in the recent spate of violent incidents occurring at or near protest sites, and two others have been severely injured.
SAMUT PRAKAN, 25 February 2014 The under-construction walkway of the Ramathibodi Hospital in Samut Prakan province collapsed on Tuesday, killing 11 people and wounding dozens. Authorities are urgently searching for people feared trapped under the rubble.
Rescuers are still finding the victims—most of them construction workers—in the pile of concrete after they were told that at least two workers were lost. The injured have already been sent to the nearby Chularat and Bang Phli hospitals.
Eyewitnesses said a makeshift elevator shaft collapsed and crushed the walkway while the workers were having lunch below. The causes of the accident are being investigated.
BANGKOK, 26 February 2014 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a statement condemning recent violent incidents that have claimed many lives and wounded several others.
BANGKOK, 26 Feb 2014 The University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) has indicated Thailand’s 2014 rice exports would plunge in both Asian and global markets due mainly to low outputs, and high production cost.