The orders include 200 for the “highest value” platinum coins worth Bt1 million apiece, and 10,000 for gold coins, department chief Amnuay Preemonwong said. The department has also extended the booking deadline from April 4 to May 10, while the coins will be delivered from June 1 onwards, he said. The department will produce limited quantities of three types of souvenir coins without engraved values. Only 1,000 platinum coins, worth Bt1 million apiece, will be minted; no more than 100,000 pieces of the blackened and sandblasted silver coins worth Bt5,000 apiece will be minted; and 100,000 pieces of the blackened and sandblasted copper coins, worth Bt3,000 apiece will be minted. The department will also produce three types of commemorative coins with engraved values as follows: 50,000 gold coins with Bt19,000 denomination priced at Bt40,000 apiece; 100,000 silver coins with Bt1,000 denomination selling at Bt3,000 apiece; and 5 million cupronickel coins with Bt20 denomination going for Bt20 apiece.
Sone Jaipa, 54, conductor on the bus that links Bangkhen and Ramkamhaeng, filed a complaint with Bangkhen police that a man, aged about 30, attacked her on the bus. She said the man got on the bus at km4 and gave her Bt6.50. The visibly upset passenger shouted: “You can ask me politely. Other passengers restrained the man, who jumped from the vehicle and escaped on another bus. The conductor said she did not know the man but a colleague said someone meeting his description had attacked other bus conductors in the area.
Khanchit Saenwiang, 30, appears heavily injured at the Chum Phae police station after being arrested in Chum Phae district of Khon Kaen on Wednesday. (Photo by Chakrapan Nathanri)KHON KAEN: An attempted-rape suspect, 30, was admitted to Khon Kaen hospital with a cracked skull and brain haemorrhage caused during an assault by the victim’s rescuers. A medical examination showed the man had a skull fracture and brain haemorrhage, the deputy inspector of the station said. Mr Khanchit tried to stop her bike, which later fell, and then attacked her. Pol Capt Khattiya said Mr Khanchit had been jailed for three years for attempted murder in Muang district of Khon Kaen in 2012.
April 25, 2019 10:07 UTC
The magazine has released nine photos, taken on a beach in Phuket, Thailand, by fashion photographer Fan Xin, on microblogging platform Weibo. One of the photos is a nod to a photo of Chinese actress Gong Li posing on the beach. The actress, whose real name is Angela Yeung Wing, started her career as a model at the age of 13. Though some praised the photos for their refreshing take, others were taken aback by the awkward poses and angles. “Even though I find her pretty, these photos are just too weird,” one social media user said.
Police applied for an arrest warrant for Patcha's new boyfriend, who was identified only by the nickname Tum. A police investigation found the victim, her boyfriend and another woman were spotted at an apartment on Na Muang Road in Muang Khon Kaen. Investigation division deputy commander Colonel Pongrit Khongsirisombat said his team joined Muang Khon Kaen police to investigate the case. The suspect had fled Khon Kaen, Pongrit added. Muang Khon Kaen deputy superintendent Lt Colonel Supan Sukpilaikul said the victim was shot in the middle of her head from above and the bullet was probably lodged inside the skull.
April 25, 2019 09:56 UTC
The Emperor penguin is the largest of all penguins but they appear to be particularly vulnerable to climate change. (Photo: AFP)PARIS: The second largest Emperor penguin colony on Earth has suffered a "catastrophic" breeding failure after nearly all chicks born over three years died as their icy Antarctic habitat shrinks, researchers said Thursday. The BAS said the colony at Halley Bay has "all but disappeared". "These images have clearly shown the catastrophic breeding failure at this site over the last three years." The Emperor penguin is the largest of all penguins but they appear to be particularly vulnerable to climate change.
April 25, 2019 09:45 UTC
A woman sits near the body of her 8-year-old grandson, who is electrocuted to death near electric fences at a cassava plantation in Chalerm Prakiart district, Buri Ram. (Photo by Surachai Piragsa)BURI RAM: The owner of a cassava plantation with electric fences has faced charges after an 8-year-old autistic boy was electrocuted to death while playing near the plantation in Chalerm Phrakiat district. Pathipan Khanom, 8, was found dead near Mr Thanaphat’s cassava plantation on Wednesday morning when police, a doctor and rescue workers arrived at the plantation. Local residents told police that the boy was playing at the cassava plantation, about 60 metres from his house before he was electrocuted. Ms Siriporn Luathanom, 61, a local resident, said many residents were unware that the cassava plantation had beeen equipped with 220-volt electric fences until the boy was electrocuted.
April 25, 2019 09:22 UTC
This year the production company will invest more than Bt100 million baht and hopes to generate more than Bt300 million in box office revenue. CJ Major Entertainment is a joint venture between the Major Group, the largest movie theatre in Thailand, and CJ ENM, what claims to be the biggest content creator in South Korea and the parent company of CJ Entertainment. CJ Entertainment is an international film production and distribution company that co-produces Hollywood, Thai, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Chinese and Turkish movies. Yeonu Choi, the managing director of CJ Major Entertainment, said Thailand has high growth potential and a deep pool of creators. Last year, the gross box office in Asean was nearly Bt38 billion.
April 25, 2019 09:22 UTC
The suspect stopped his new vehicle in the middle of the Ratchaprasong intersection on Wednesday at about 6pm amid heavy traffic. He then released the snakes and walked around with a knife in one hand and a snake in the other. His mental condition was examined at Somdet Chaopraya Institute of Psychiatry, with the results yet to be released. The cobras were bought from villagers in Nakhon Sawan province and not intended to harm anyone, Kanetpissanuthep told police. Last week he caused a scene at a shopping mall in Pathumwan district by shouting at people, Thawatkiat said.
April 25, 2019 09:13 UTC
The suspect was identified as Anek Srisuwan (aka Boonniem Punlertsuwan) of Chon Buri province. He was arrested under a warrant issued by a Pattaya Court in April 2017 after a Thai-German girl aged 13 told police that he had been intimate with her. Police say Anek told them that in 2007 he owned a construction firm and met the girl, who lived in a room near his house. The girl was so angry that she alerted police to the relationship, prompting him to flee. Police said Anek was charged with raping a minor under 13 years of age.
April 25, 2019 09:11 UTC
The couple had forgotten their GoPro camera on a bench and when they returned to pick it up, the camera had disappeared. After receiving a complaint, police checked the CCTV footage, which showed the camera being picked up by a man wearing a large hat. The man had been sitting behind the Spanish couple, and CCTV footage showed him moving to the bench the couple was on, and snaffling the camera by hiding it under his large hat. The man, who was part of a Chinese tour group, was later tracked down to the Old Chiang Mai Cultural Centre. Channel 7 reported that the incident was put down to “misunderstanding” and that the camera has been returned to the rightful owners.
April 25, 2019 09:00 UTC
The dividend payment comes from the operating results as of July 1 to December 31, 2018. The dividends for fiscal year 2018 will be Bt0.02 per share, and with investors holding over 4 billion shares, the amount to be given out on May 17 will total over Bt82 million. The meeting also approved changing the accounting period from January 1-December 31 each year to April 1-March 31 for each fiscal year. This move aims to facilitate the preparation of consolidated financial statements within the BTGS Group, comprised of VGI Global Media Public Company Limited and the Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company Limited.
April 25, 2019 09:00 UTC
"We fear that the military council might steal our revolution, so we have to participate until the transfer to civilian rule is accomplished," he said. The planned march follows a late-night meeting between the military council and leaders of the umbrella group heading the protest movement. Wednesday's meeting was followed by the military council announcing three members of the ruling body had stepped down. "Revolutionaries from Madani want civilian rule," they chanted, according to witnesses. They swiftly turned into nationwide rallies against his rule and that of the military council that took his place.
April 25, 2019 09:00 UTC
ANDTEX 2019 will be supported locally by the Industry Ministry, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau, the Thailand Textile Institute, Thai Manmade Fibre Industries Association, National Metal and Materials Technology Centre, the Centre of Excellence in Textile and Chulalongkorn University. The event will also get international support from Asia Non-woven Fabrics Association, All Nippon Non-wovens Associations, Korea Non-woven Industry Cooperative, Indonesian Non-wovens Association, Taiwan Non-wovens Fabrics Industry Association and Hong Kong Non-wovens Association. The exhibition will be held from May 15 to 17 at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre.
April 25, 2019 08:41 UTC
In Phitsanulok's Muang district a long queue formed where 5,000 pins went on sale, with sales limited to two pins per person. Some customers arrived at 5am. Thailand Post has been selling the pins this month. Big C is the only store allowed to sell the souvenir pins. Each Big C branch received 150,000 pins and would sell them in three rounds with further sales on April 30 and May 2.
April 25, 2019 08:26 UTC