The Bureau of Royal Household reported on Saturday that a total of 9,522,790 members of the public had paid their respects before the Royal Urn over the past 290 days. During the same period, the public also donated a total of Bt714,155,155 towards merit making for the late King.
August 20, 2017 08:26 UTC
According to the Facebook fan page “Photographer Love Cat”, the officials said they would allow the sterilized cats some time to recover at the centre before making them available for adoption as pets. The removal of cats was in accordance with the park’s policy not to allow animals within its boundaries, the page said. Many social media users expressed concerns over the cats’ wellbeing and said they wanted them to be returned to the park. Anybody interested in adopting the Lumpini Park cats can contact the Department of Livestock Development’s Don Muang branch at 02- 9299021 extension 104.
August 20, 2017 08:26 UTC
Jomari (only one name given), a neighbour and friend of slain Kian Loyd Delos Santos, refuses to leave the wake of his friend on Friday in Caloocan city north of Manila, Philippines. Kian Loyd, a 17-year-old Grade 11 student, was killed on Wednesday allegedly in a shootout with police. The killing of Kian has sparked protests and condemnation from concerned citizens. Archbishop Socrates Villegas says church bells will be rung for 15 minutes across his northern religious district starting Tuesday to rouse a citizenry “which has become a coward in expressing anger against evil”. The church move adds to a growing outcry after more than 80 suspects were gunned down by police in metropolitan Manila and nearby Bulacan province in just three days last week, the bloodiest under President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal crackdown.
August 20, 2017 08:15 UTC
SI SA KET -- The superintendent of the Kantharalak police station in this northeastern province has been transferred in a disciplinary action after an evaluation team reported lax discipline and poor conditions at the station. The dilapidated police station in Kantharalak district in Si Sa Ket leads to the transfer of the station chief. The team visited Kantharalak police station on Aug 3. In one of the calls, the team heard a radio operator try to contact the station, but nobody answered. The team's findings were reported to the Provincial Police Region 3 headquarters, leading to the Kantharalak police chief being transferred to the provincial police operation centrepending an investigation.
August 20, 2017 08:03 UTC
The Indonesian flag is depicted upside down in a Kuala Lumpur SEA Games 2017 booklet in Malaysia on Sunday. (EPA photo)KUALA LUMPUR/JAKARTA -- Malaysia has apologised to Indonesia over the upside down printing of the Indonesian flag in a souvenir guidebook handed out at the opening of the Southeast Asian Games. The mistake, spotted at the opening of the games in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, on Saturday sparked an outcry in Indonesia and the hashtag #ShameonyouMalaysia was trending on social media. Indonesian President Joko Widodo told reporters in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, the incident concerned "national pride", and had called for an apology. The flag blunder was the latest in a series of embarrassing incidents at the regional sports meet.
August 20, 2017 07:41 UTC
When officials raided the premises, they found sex workers and their customers were using nine out of the 10 rooms. Ronnarong Thipsiri, head of the DPA’s investigation and suppression division, said officials rounded up 22 sex workers aged over 20. He said the hotel was under the name of Prasert, who allegedly rented it out the prostitution ring’s leader. Ronnarong cited the suspect’s initial testimony that the group had rented this hotel to run a brothel for the past five or six years. The officials have passed on the suspect along with the rounded up sex workers to police investigators at Muang Nonthaburi precinct for further actions.
August 20, 2017 07:41 UTC
When officers signalled the driver to pull over for a search, the sedan sped through the checkpoint. As they drove past Ban Sansai School, the sedan driver threw out a sack in a bid to throw the officers off the chase, but the police truck continued pursuit. Unable to shake police off its tail, the sedan turned into Wa Muang Daeng alley. Officers found several more sacks in the sedan containing another 200,000 yaba pills. Police passed the drugs and the suspect's sedan to Mae Sai police for further action.
August 20, 2017 07:30 UTC
The paintings come from the brushes of three artists: Shirofumi Takehara, a professor at Osaka University and art teachers Kimimochi Tauchi and Rei Hayase. By using natural mineral pigments, rock and shells, the drawing techniques take the viewer back 1,500 years. The exhibition also features glass sculptures by Yuki Uchimura and textile art by Keiko Takegaki. Guests are invited to attend a workshop led by Tauchi and Hayase this Saturday (August 26) where they will learn how to use colour and draw with traditional Japanese techniques on Japanese summer fans. For more information, visit www.midnicegallery.com or call (086) 282 0282.
August 20, 2017 07:18 UTC
Armed police officers stand in Las Ramblas, Barcelona, Spain, on Friday, (AP photo)BARCELONA, Spain -- Spanish police have put up scores of roadblocks across the northeast in their manhunt for the suspected driver of the van that ploughed into pedestrians in Barcelona, killing 13 people and injuring over 120. Police in Catalonia are searching Sunday for Younes Abouyaaquoub, a 22-year-old Moroccan suspected of carrying out the attack Thursday claimed by the Islamic State group. Local media says the manhunt is concentrating on the towns of Ripoll and Manlleu. The investigation is also focusing on a missing imam who police believe could have died in a massive house explosion Wednesday. Earlier reports:Spain terror attacks 'could have been worse'13 dead, about 100 hurt in IS-claimed terror attacks in Spain
August 20, 2017 07:18 UTC
Tambon Muang Pon Administrative Organisation president Somchai Wongchanthanapong said Mae Kho Ju, Nong Haeng and Tha Hin Som were affected by the flash flood with inundation estimated at two metres. The flash flood hit the villages at 8pm on Saturday and damaged dozens of rai of farmland. A wooden bridge at Tha Hin Som partially collapsed while a large section of the fence of Mae Kho Ju School was destroyed, officials found. The flash flood also swept away and drowned a cow belonging to an elderly farmer in Nong Haeng. As rains continued in upstream villages, Nong Haeng residents were moving belongings and livestock to higher grounds as precaution.
August 20, 2017 07:07 UTC
The country’s largest flag will be used to cheer the Thai national football team when they play Iraq in the Fifa World Cup Asian Qualifying match on August 31 at Bangkok’s Rajamangala Stadium in Hua Mark. The flag had been used in the past for cheering Thai athletes. Images of the giant flag being waved by the crowds in stadiums acted as a morale-booster for the athletes. After washing the flag, they sought use of Pibulsongkram Rajabhat University’s football field to dry the flag. The group was also assisted by students living in the vicinity, who helped shake the flag to speed up the drying process.
August 20, 2017 06:56 UTC
This new mini-size mooncakes are available in a set of eight pieces and each offers a perfect balance between smooth and creamy salted egg yolks and high-quality milk when the rich filling oozes out. Fans can still enjoy the traditional moon cakes prepared and baked to golden brown in popular flavours of durian, mixed fruit and nuts, lotus seed and red bean. Guests who prefer no-bake dough sweets can indulge in the premium Snow Skin Mini Cream Custard and Bird’s Nest Mooncakes served in a Peach Box collection of six pieces. Ideal as a gift, the 100 limited-edition boxes feature two pieces of Mixed Fruit and Nuts, Lotus Seed and Red Bean mooncakes, plus one giant-size and one normal-size Durian flavour. Guests can opt for a set of four, six and eight pieces, ranging in price from Bt768 to Bt3,188.
August 20, 2017 06:46 UTC
A majority of people say Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has performed his duties well in this position, according to an opinion survey by the National Institute of Development Administration. After three years in office as prime minister, a majority of people say Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has performed his duties well, according to an opinion survey by the National Institute of Development Administration, or Nida Poll. The poll was conducted on Aug 15-17 on 1,250 people aged 18 and over of various levels of education and occupations throughout the country to gauge their satisfaction with Gen Prayut's performance. Asked to evaluate Gen Prayut's performance, 30.16% of the respondents rated him as "very good"; 48.72% "good"; 12.16% not good at all; 1.76% fairly good; and, 2% were uncertain or had no comment. Asked to name the cabinet ministers whose performances they find most impressive, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon came first with 38.72%; Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam second with 36.32%; Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak third with 36.24%; Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul was fourth at 36.16%; and Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda tied with Social Development and Human Security Minister Adul Saengsingkaew in fifth position with 34.16%.
August 20, 2017 06:36 UTC
The new Victoria Beckham Estee Lauder Makeup Collection will be available from the beginning of September at select retailers globally, as well as online at victoriabeckham.com, esteelauder.com and Victoria Beckham’s flagship 36 Dover Street London store. “I am so excited to be expanding my makeup collection with Estee Lauder and launching a second capsule. To work with Lachlan and Estee Lauder on the campaign was very special and a real honour,” she said. “Inspired by my favourite cities in the world, this makeup collection reflects my personal beauty vision. “Like our founder, Estee, Victoria has a real understanding of what women want and has applied this to beauty in a very passionate and personal way.
August 20, 2017 06:11 UTC
“Sri Krishna” takes the audience on a mystic journey to ancient India by depicting the life of Lord Krishna, through exotic classical dance, music and vivid traditional costumes. The performance is a pre-event of the upcoming International Dance Festival 2017 in November and part of the ongoing of the Festival of India in Thailand 2017 marking 70 years of India-Thailand relations. It wraps with a series of Bollywood screenings and and yoga workshops which will be held from November to January. Tickets for the show at Sala Chalermkrung are priced at Bt700, 1,000 and Bt1,500 at www.TicketMelon.com. Find out more at (085) 100 3050 or visit www.FOTAF.org.
August 20, 2017 06:00 UTC