Pol Lt Gen Surachate Hakparn questions the nine committee members of a Satuk funeral welfare cooperative accused of defrauding their members of more than 320 million baht. (Photo by Surachai Piragsa)BURI RAM: Police have arrested the chairman and eight other committee members of a funeral welfare cooperative in Satuk district for alleged public fraud amounting to 320 million baht of members' money. The suspects were named on arrest warrants issued by the Buri Ram Provincial Court and are accused of colluding in public fraud, embezzlement and illegally setting up a funeral welfare cooperative. Pol Lt Gen Surachate Hakparn, commissioner of the Immigration Bureau, said the provenance of the seized assets would be examined. More than 3,300 people had filed complaints with police against the cooperative, saying they had been swindled out of at least 320 million baht in total in contributions.
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Photo courtesy of HatcheryAnother Wanna One singer visitsThe former members of K-pop sensation Wanna One always take Thailand by storm. The singer Ong Seong-wu made everywhere he went crowded with his fans while visiting Bangkok for his solo show — Ong Seong-wu 1st Fan Meeting In Thailand: Eternity. In the final round of the singing contest Produce 101 Season 2, the 23- year-old singer came fifth. But after working with Wanna One, he has become one of the most popular members due to his looks and sense of humour. How do you feel about having your first fan meeting in Thailand?
The massacre by alleged shooter Brenton Tarrant has shocked a nation known for its tolerance. The country then fell silent for two minutes, with public gatherings in Auckland, Wellington and other cities. "This terrorist sought to tear our nation apart with an evil ideology that has torn the world apart. (continues below)Mourners carry the coffin of a victim of the New Zealand twin mosque attacks during a funeral at the Memorial Park cemetery in Christchurch on Friday. The national mourning and moment of silence were broadcast on television networks, radio and across multiple local media websites.
March 22, 2019 06:11 UTC
Narcotics suppression police seize 114 parcels containing kratom leaves at a logistics firm in Hat Yai district, Songkhla, on Thursday. (Photo by Assawin Pakkawan)SONGKHLA: Police have seized 114 parcels containing 183 kilogrammes of kratom leaves at a logistics firm in Hat Yai district. Hat Yai narcotics suppression police on Thursday inspected the parcels at the company's premises on Kanchanawanit Road in tambon Ban Phru of Hat Yai. The team, led by Pol Lt Phitchayet Choomuang, made note of the details of the senders and recipients on the packages. The investigation will be expanded, he saidIt was initially believed the kratom leaves were sold and ordered online.
March 22, 2019 04:52 UTC
Renazzo Motor, the authorised importer of Lamborghini, has introduced an updated version of the Huracan with an array of improvements. Called Huracan Evo in full, Lamborghini’s junior supercar has been facelifted to help keep it fresh after being on the market for three years. And with some tweaks in aerodynamics, the Huracan Evo goes from 0-100kph in 2.9sec. The 720S and F8 Tributo have higher outputs of 720hp but are rear-wheel drive. The all-wheel drive traction in the Huracan Evo is said to help its acceleration time from standstill.
March 22, 2019 04:41 UTC
Blame is being placed on overproduction, with criticism lobbed at the growers’ mismanagement in balancing supply with demand. These views may not come as a shock to those following the rubber market closely. Rubber futures slipped 0.7% in Singapore on Friday, dropped 1.4% in Tokyo, and declined 0.8 percent in Shanghai. As low prices discourage planting, the price may spike on a shortage in about a decade, he said. Governments should have been controlling planting more carefully to balance supply and demand into the future, he added.
March 22, 2019 04:18 UTC
JAKARTA: Indonesia's national carrier Garuda will call off a multi-billion-dollar order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets after two fatal crashes involving the plane, the company said Friday, in what is thought to be the first formal cancellation for the model. Garuda said passengers in Indonesia had 'lost trust and no longer have the confidence' in the plane"We have sent a letter to Boeing requesting that the order be cancelled," said Garuda spokesman Ikhsan Rosan. Garuda had already received one of the 737 MAX 8 planes, he said, part of a 50-plane order worth $4.9 billion at list prices when it was announced in 2014. Garuda is also talking to Boeing about whether or not to return the plane it has received, the spokesman told AFP. This month, Indonesia's Lion Air said was postponing taking delivery of four new Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets after an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 went down minutes into a flight to Nairobi, killing all 157 people on board.
March 22, 2019 03:45 UTC
This does not always work, as the American Bankers Association discovered when its advertising appeared on Gayromeo even though the lobbying organization said it wanted to limit the campaign to platforms with financial and technological content. ABA had used the Twitter Audience Platform, which allows advertisers to push ads that have already appeared on that social network to thousands of approved apps. According to people with knowledge of the matter, GE was not aware its ad campaign had appeared on hookup services. -Employees at most of these companies said they learned their ads were present on such sites after being contacted by AFP. According to Hank Boyd, professor of marketing at the University of Maryland, such businesses should analyze the data collected on hookup sites.
March 22, 2019 03:45 UTC
British Prime Minister Theresa May in Brussels for a meeting with other European Union leaders on Thursday and Friday, the last EU summit before Britain's scheduled exit from the union. (AFP photo)BRUSSELS: European leaders and Prime Minister Theresa May agreed on Thursday to a short delay to Britain's divorce from the European Union in the hope of ensuring an orderly Brexit. "On April 12 we have to know where things stand ... if we don't have a response by then we will have a no deal Brexit," Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel warned. Despite an extraordinary joint warning from Britain's business and trade union leaders that the economic disruptions of a no deal Brexit would present a "national emergency", May had refused to rule out walking away. "What the decision today underlines is the importance of the House of Commons passing a Brexit deal next week," she insisted.
March 22, 2019 03:11 UTC
A flightless cormorant sits on her nest surrounded by garbage on the shore of Isabela Island in the Galapagos Archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, 1000km off the coast of Ecuador. (Photo: Rodrigo Buendia/AFP)GALAPAGOS, Ecuador: Armed only with gloves and large sacks, park rangers and volunteers are battling the scourge of plastic waste blighting the idyllic Galapagos Islands and their unique creatures. Tons of plastic waste wash up on the shores of the Galapagos islands where microparticles end up in the stomachs of species found only in the Pacific archipelago 1,000 kilometres west of mainland Ecuador. - 'Chinese brands' -Most of the plastic waste washing up on the Galapagos shores are bottles of Peruvian, Colombian or Panamanian products, and containers with Chinese branding. Large bags of plastic waste collected on the archipelago are sent to mainland Ecuador to be incinerated.
March 22, 2019 02:46 UTC
YANCHENG (CHINA) - The death toll from a huge explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China surged to 44 on Friday, making it one of the country's worst industrial accidents in recent years. City officials had previously said that at least 12 people were killed and 30 injured in the explosion. Black smoke could still be seen rising from the chemical plant on Friday morning. - History of industrial accidents -Deadly industrial accidents are common in China, where safety regulations are often poorly enforced. In 2015, China saw one of its worst industrial accidents when giant chemical blasts in the northern port city of Tianjin killed at least 165 people.
March 22, 2019 02:26 UTC
Neither the Lion Air aircraft which crashed in Indonesia, nor the Ethiopian Airlines jet, had the feature, the source said. American Airlines, which operates 24 737 MAX 8, had bought the option, anticipating potential malfunctions, a source close to the matter told AFP. Preliminary results in the investigation into October's Lion Air crash in Indonesia indicate an "angle of attack" sensor, which feeds data to the MCAS, had malfunctioned. In the case of the 737 MAX, Boeing expressed a case of urgency because of its medium-haul competition with the Airbus A320Neo that launched shortly before, the sources said. Although it has suspended deliveries of the 737 MAX, Boeing has decided to continue production.
March 22, 2019 01:49 UTC
These hackers are injecting malicious code into retailers' websites to steal payment information from customers. More than 4,800 unique websites are compromised with formjacking code each month, according to Symantec's Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) Volume 24. In 2018, Thailand was ranked the seventh most at-risk country in Asia-Pacific for cyberthreats, the same as in 2017. Enterprise ransomware infections rose 12% in 2018, while consumer ransomware infections were down from 41% in 2017 to just 19% in 2018. That meant overall ransomware infections in 2018 were down 20% as attackers moved to more lucrative activities.
March 22, 2019 01:07 UTC
Five small parties oppose an attempt by Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha to return as prime minister after the election. (Bangkok Post file photo)Five small parties on Thursday declared their opposition to Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha returning as prime minister after the March 24 election and ruled out the possibility of aligning themselves with pro-regime parties. The parties are the Grin, Moderate and Green parties, as well as the Commoners' Party and Commoner Party of Thailand. "We call on Thais not to support parties that back Gen Prayut's return to power as well as parties not declaring whether they intend to support the pro-regime bloc or not. There are only two camps in this election -- those for or against Gen Prayut's return to power," he said.
March 22, 2019 00:33 UTC