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  • Talks Ongoing With Malaysia Over Arrest Of Thai Police Officers Amid Allegations Of Piracy

    Thailand and Malaysia offered differing accounts of an incident off Satun province on Sunday, in which four Thais, including three police senior sergeant-majors, were arrested and accused of robbing Malaysian fishing boats. The four are now being detained in Langkawi, Malaysia. Pol Lt-General Ronnasin Pusara, a regional police commissioner overseeing the South, said he had...

  • High Mekong River Setting Off Widespread Floods

    The Mekong River has reached critical levels in Nong Khai province, causing its tributaries to overflow into urban and farming areas.   The Mekong River has reached its highest level so far this year in Nong Khai province, rising over its banks by 26 centimetres at the latest measurement. The river is being fed by...

  • North, North-East In Grip Of Severe Floods

    Homes and farmland across the North and Northeast were flooded yesterday following heavy rainfall triggered by Tropical Storm Bebinca, which has swelled rivers and canals. In Chiang Rai, a large section of a half-completed flood barrier along Lam Nam Kham canal in Tambon Mae Kham, Mae Chan district, collapsed, inundating 230 homes in four villages...

  • Teacher Exams Held Nationwide At Weekend

    In Bangkok, public teacher exams were held at Triam Udom Suksa School in Pathum Wan district. There were more than 1,700 participants. According to Deputy Education Minister Udom Kachintorn who inspected the testing venue, the exams went smoothly with no reports of cheating. Interviews will be conducted on September 1st and results will be announced...

  • New Warning By British Embassy Regarding Hospital Costs Both In Thailand And The UK

    A fresh warning has been issued to expats and tourists about the importance of having health and travel insurance when staying in Thailand. The warning comes after the British Embassy in Bangkok revealed that many of the people it helped last year did not have insurance. An estimated one million British tourists visit Thailand each...