American national Daniel O’Neill, 52, rode his bike to a local hospital after being stabbed in Soi Chalermprakiat, Central Pattaya. His left arm was severely cut. The attacker later surrendered to police. Prasit Changkluengdi, 28, said he became annoyed after the American slightly collided with his vehicle. He claimed the American yelled at him so [...] Read more...
Welfare fund officials at Nongprue municipality are seeking help for Udom Naksomboon, 62, whose failing eyesight has terminated his career as a motorbike taxi driver. As a result he lost his rented home and is currently living at the Father Ray Foundation. Donations of 40,000 baht have been received, but the family situation is made [...] Read more...
BANGKOK, 29 August 2014: Tourism Council of Thailand urges the government to establish a clear policy to drive the country’s tourism and rebuild tourist confidence. TCT president, Piyaman Techapaibul, said the newly appointed government should set a clear long-term policy to revive tourism after slowdown caused by political instability since late last year. “This is [...] Read more...
The Association for the Prevention of Torture has the following blurb on Pornpen Khongkachonkiet: Despite growing intimidation from authorities, Pornpen Khongkachonkiet, Director of the Cross Cultural Foundation, continues to assist marginalised communities, especially torture victims and their families in Southern Thailand, to access justice. She also supports the communities’ efforts to address the widespread culture of Read more...
BANGKOK, 28 August 2014: Kasikorn Research Centre estimates tourist arrivals from Russia will decline 5.5% to 1.65 million trips by year-end, which will seriously challenge Thailand’s tourism sector. The centre said Russia is a priority market for Thailand, ranking third after China and Malaysia. “With nearly 2 million visits a year and revenue of THB1 [...] Read more...
FT: Air Chief Marshal Prajin Juntong said a new National Reform Council would push developments including sea ports, greatly increased airport capacity and new fibre optic connections to Europe, the US and big Asian countries. … He said changes made to the democratic system would reflect the views of a “well-informed population” and promote “unity Read more...