The arrest of Lao national Ngong Chaiyawong, 26, and Thais, Samrej Masungnone, 31, Piraphat Pengnam, 18, and Nittaya Masungnone, 17, was announced to the press at the Bueng Kan Police headquarters on Tuesday. Provincial police chief Pol Maj-General Thiwa Boondamnone said police had learned that a courier from Laos was going to deliver drugs on the Bueng Kan-Ban Paeng Road in Bueng Kan’s Muang district, and upon checking, the officers found the Laotian waiting at the bus stop with the drugs. He said he had been hired to deliver the package in Bueng Kan. While police were talking to the man, his phone rang and on the other side was one of the three suspects asking about the drugs, and was told to show up at the bus stop to take delivery. The three Thais were nabbed when they came to pick up the drug.
June 18, 2019 09:00 UTC
Unprecedented mass rallies against the bill have rocked the city's government -- plunging the city into its biggest political crisis in decades -- with protesters calling for Lam to step down. "For this I offer my most sincere apology to all people of Hong Kong." Lam suspended the bill after the city saw massive rallies on June 9 and 12 -- with bouts of violence between the police and some protesters. Lam gave no indication she was prepared to step down, saying instead she wanted to "continue to work very hard... to meet the aspirations of the Hong Kong people". Critics of the extradition bill fear the legislation will entangle Hong Kong residents in China's notoriously opaque and politicised justice system, and damage the city's reputation as a safe business hub.
June 18, 2019 08:48 UTC
China warns US against opening Mideast 'Pandora's box'Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged Tehran to not abandon the nuclear agreement 'so easily'BEIJING: China on Tuesday warned against opening a "Pandora's box" in the Middle East after the United States announced the deployment of 1,000 additional troops to the region amid escalating tensions with Iran. "In particular, the United States should change its practice of extreme pressure," Wang said. Wang urged Iran to "make prudent decisions" and not "so easily abandon" the deal that aims to keep Tehran's nuclear ambitions in check. Tehran on Monday followed through with a 10-day countdown for world powers to fulfil their commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal. On Syria, Wang told his visiting counterpart that China "firmly supports Syria's economic reconstruction" and its efforts to "combat terrorism".
June 18, 2019 08:46 UTC
Venezuela receives second shipment of Red Cross aidThe shipment of generators and medical supplies seeks to mitigate a severe shortage of drugs and hospital supplies in Venezuela, where the UN says a quarter of the population is in urgent need of aidCARACAS - Venezuela Monday received a second shipment of Red Cross humanitarian aid, including 24 tonnes of medical supplies and generators provided by Panama, intended for hospitals to help address the country's acute health crisis. In a statement, the Venezuelan Red Cross said it had received "medicines, medical supplies and power generators" that will be distributed in hospitals across the country, which is experiencing the worst crisis in its recent history. Six trucks moved the supplies to a Red Cross warehouse in Caracas, an AFP journalist confirmed. Socialist President Nicolas Maduro authorized entry of the first Red Cross shipment in April after signing an agreement with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in the middle of a power struggle with opposition leader Juan Guaido. The Red Cross said it sent the second shipment from its logistics center in Panama to the Venezuelan capital Caracas.
June 18, 2019 08:46 UTC
Ajinomoto heightens opportunity for people with disabilities from APCDAjinomoto Cooking Club led by Mr. Naoto Minemura (5th from right), Managing Director of Ajinomoto Co., (Thailand) Ltd. welcomes Mr. Piroon Laisamit (5th from left), Executive Director of Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability (APCD) and Mr. Christopher Benjakul (3rd from left), Public Relations Officer of APCD and Manager of “the 60 Plus Bakery Project”, together with 40 disabled persons in “APCD Skills Development Training for Persons with Disabilities: Hotel Business 2019 Project” to learning nutrition knowledge and cooking technique via menu ‘Pork-Chicken Teriyaki Don with Shoyu Boiled Egg’ by using Takumi-Aji Shoyu and Takumi-Aji Teriyaki, lectured by Asst. Prof. Chutchanok Boonchai (4th from left), a specialist from the Science Program of Nutrition and Culinary, Suan Dusit University. This activity aims to develop skills and heighten work opportunities for disabled persons. Apart from quality products delivering to consumers, the Ajinomoto Group also promotes healthy living society in accordance with the “Ajinomoto Group Creating Shared Value (ASV)” policy. The activity was recently held at Ajinomoto Cooking Club, Si Ayutthaya Building, Bangkok.
June 18, 2019 08:19 UTC
Filipino gangs seize 10 fishermen off Borneo: watchdogPhilippines troops secure an area where they encountered Abu Sayyaf bandits in Patikul, Sulu province, southern Philippines, on May 31, 2019 after a a long-held Dutch hostage was shot and killed by his captors. Abu Sayyaf militants are believed to have kidnapped 10 fishing boat crew members off Borneo on Tuesday. (Joint Task Force Sulu via AP file photo)KUALA LUMPUR: Filipino kidnap-for-ransom gangs raided two fishing boats and abducted 10 crew members Tuesday in waters off Borneo island, a Malaysian official and a maritime watchdog said. The Abu Sayyaf has been blacklisted by the US and Philippine governments as a terrorist organization for deadly bombings, ransom kidnappings and beheadings. Tuesday's incident followed the kidnapping of a Malaysian and two Indonesian fishermen by Abu Sayyaf gunmen off Sabah state last December.
June 18, 2019 07:40 UTC
The Aunjai Cyber project aims to protect children, raise awareness and develop an online content system that can filter inappropriate content by focusing on two aspects: promoting learning and building digital skills to create awareness. The project will also provide digital solutions to teach children how to navigate the digital world carefully and protect them from the risks posed on the internet.
June 18, 2019 07:30 UTC
Nattapol Thavornpibul, owner of “Tutoring School by Pee Nat”, his wife Piraya Palasen and his mother-in-law Nonglak Palasen face the charge of conspiring to assault schoolboy Tapakorn “Chaidaen” Sapsin, leading to his death. The school owner, however, maintains his innocence and plans to have his lawyer post a bail application for him later. The 15-year-old had moved from Tak province to live and study at the tutoring school to prepare for entrance exams for the military academy. He had been living there for nearly two years with 10 other students. The boy is believed to have sustained injuries on June 9, but was only taken to Sawan Pracharak Hospital when he became comatose on June 12.
June 18, 2019 07:18 UTC
Opposition to probe senators' selectionPheu Thai Party secretary-general Phumtham Wechayachai says the opposition whip plans to file a motion with the parliament president to set up a fact-finding panel to investigate the Senate selection process this week. (Bangkok Post file photo)The opposition whip will file an urgent motion to set up a fact-finding committee to look into the senator selection process this week. They also raised the senator selection process for discussions. Pheu Thai Party secretary-general Phumtham Wechayachai said the opposition whip planned to file a motion with the parliament president to set up a panel to investigate the process. "Although the senators were appointed and not elected, they were tasked with scrutinising important laws that affect people.
June 18, 2019 07:18 UTC
Pol Colonel Phadol Chandon, commander of the Economic Crime Suppression Sub-Division 5, told the press on Tuesday that 48-year-old Liu Xi-jong (not official spelling) and Thappapop Ruangpradit, 38, were arrested for defrauding banks by using fake credit cards. Phadol said the arrest warrants were issued by the Criminal Court after the affected banks filed a complaint with his division that fake credit cards were being used at several shops in Bangkok. One of the suspects was arrested in Bangkok’s Klong Samwa district and the other outside Mirage Condo in the capital’s Watthana district.
June 18, 2019 07:07 UTC
An exclusive Centenary celebration, the Extraordinary dinner was the biggest Bentley celebration in ThailandEvent was hosted in the British Embassy of Bangkok, the historical home for British Embassy for the last 130 years in ThailandImmersive experience taking invited guests on a journey of Bentley over the last 100 years, connecting the past, present and future(Bangkok, May 2019) Bentley Bangkok celebrated Bentley’s Centenary year with an exclusive Extraordinary dinner, the biggest Bentley celebration event in Thailand. The event was hosted in an authentic British setting at the British Embassy of Bangkok, the historical home for the British Embassy for the last 130 years in Thailand. Zavialova said, “It is my pleasure to be here at this Extraordinary dinner with Bentley Bangkok to celebrate our Centenary year. Bentley Bangkok displayed classic cars during the event including the oldest Bentley in Thailand, the Bentley S3, Bentley R Type Continental, Limited Edition Bentley Continental GT Supersport ISR. For additional information, please contact Bentley Bangkok.
June 18, 2019 07:02 UTC
When asked if he was convinced it was an inside job given the recent turn of events where a state PKR chief, with ties in the Philippines, had gone missing, the Economic Affairs Minister said: “I am convinced”. Allegations are flying around that the missing PKR leader was with Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz, the other man in the video, who was arrested at the KL International Airport last Friday (June 14) as he was about to leave for Manila. In the past week, clips of a sex video involving two men have gone viral, followed by a confession by Haziq, who is also Santubong PKR Youth chief, that he was one of the two men in the video. Azmin has categorically denied the allegation, saying it was made to tarnish his reputation and destroy his political career. Haziq is being investigated under four charges, including Section 377B of the Penal Code for carnal intercourse against the order of nature and Section 292 for distributing obscene materials.
June 18, 2019 06:33 UTC
According to its press release, Red Planet Hotels was one of 157 FIELD Global Partners, spanning 13 countries around the world. These Global Partners combined to host more than 920 Harvard Business School students in all. FIELD Global Immersion is a course designed to strengthen and develop students’ global intelligence – their ability to manage and operate effectively across cultures and business contexts. Red Planet Hotels executives had been working with the team remotely in the months leading up to their arrival in Thailand. “We are extremely grateful to Red Planet Hotels and all the FIELD Global Partner organisations for all they do on behalf of our students,” said Professor Juan Alcacer, the faculty head of FIELD.
June 18, 2019 06:22 UTC
Acting on tip-offs from local residents, officials from the Nong Khai animals quarantine office, the Provincial Administration Department and the Nong Khai peacekeeping force showed up to search the Ban Nong Daeng village in Tambon Phochai early Tuesday. During the search, official found newly slaughtered pigs in two houses that were allegedly being used as illegal slaughterhouses. The owners of the two houses were arrested and identified as Suthat Mingsuk, 47, and Ekkarait Kunopakarn, 44.
June 18, 2019 06:22 UTC
Winus Pimsai, 45, was nabbed while hiding in a rice field behind Moo 3 village in Tambon Krabuang Nok at 10am. Police said the suspect went into hiding after allegedly slitting the throat of his father, Thong-in, 73, and stabbing his mother Thasi, 72. Neighbours told the police that Winus was always drunk and high on meth, and usually quarrelled with his parents.
June 18, 2019 05:48 UTC