NARATHIWAT, 18 September 2015 – Royal Thai Army Commander-in-Chief Gen Udomdej Sitabutr has ordered officials in the restive South to raise the level of security after the latest bombing while admitting that the peace dialogue still requires more time.
NONTHABURI, 18 September 2015 – The Department of Disease Control (DDC) has warned the public to be cautious of the pneumonia disease during the rainy season, after the number of pneumonia patients are increasing this year.
BANGKOK, 18 September 2015 - Many areas in Phuket province have been submerged due to bad drainage after heavy rain fell on Thursday. A warning has been issued for landslide-prone areas.
Local administrative organizations in Phuket is urgently dredging drainage canals and removing solid waste from drainage pipes. The provincial disaster prevention and mitigation department has sent a letter to local administrative organizations to prepare for possible landslides, flooding, flash floods and storms.
At the Ratsada pier, large passenger boats operate as usual but those shorter than 10 meters will be strictly prohibited to operate if the winds and waves are strong.
BANGKOK, 18 September 2015 – The Minburi Provincial Court has approved an arrest warrant for the 13th suspect involved in the 17 August bomb attack at Ratchaprasong area.
BANGKOK, 18 September 2015 - The Meteorological Department has forecast more rain in most parts of Thailand, as Tropical Storm Vamco weakened to a low pressure system.
BANGKOK, 18 September 2015 -The Royal Thai Police has claimed that Thai marine police opened fire on a Vietnamese fishing boat last week in self-defense as they were under attack.
In response to Reuters’ report that Thai marine police killed 1 Vietnamese fisherman and injured 2 others a few days ago, Police Chief Police General Somyos Poompanmuang said the action was an act of self defense, saying the police were under attack by the fishermen.
According to the Police Chief, the marine police were inspecting a Vietnamese trawler on Thai waters when other Vietnamese trawlers appeared and surrounded the Thai police patrol boat.
The maritime police were forced to open fire given the Vietnamese fishing vessels attempted to ram into their boat. The police chief said the Thai police had no intention of causing any harm to anyone on the fishing boat, as they only fired warning shots to protect themselves and to keep the Vietnamese trawlers away.
He further added that it was difficult for the police to tell from 100 meters away whether there were any casualties when they fired the warning shots. However, the Police Chief criticized the Marine Police Chief for not informing him sooner.
BANGKOK, 18 September 2015 – The government is preparing to order former PM Yingluck Shinawatra and former Cabinet members to pay 510 billion baht in compensation for their involvement in the graft-ridden rice subsidy scheme.
BANGKOK, 18 September 2015- Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn yesterday (Sep 17) gave a special interview on the occasion of Mahidol Day, 24th of September, which commemorates the death of His Royal Highness Prince Mahidol of Songkla, the Father of Modern Medicine and Public Health of Thailand.
CHON BURI, 17 September 2015 – The Ministry of the Interior has imposed flood emergency regulations in the beach resort town of Pattaya in Chon Buri province as the area has been lashed by continuous rains.
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police on Thursday obtained an arrest warrant for a Pakistani man in connection with last month's deadly bombing in Bangkok that the authorities blame on a people-smuggling gang that moves ethnic Uighurs out of China.