The two Polish suspects riding a motorcycle to attack a Cambodian woman near a Pattaya restaurant. Photo: Amarin TV

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Police: Jealous Thai wife hired 2 Poles to attack Cambodian woman

A jealous Thai woman likely hired two Polish men to viciously attack a Cambodian woman in Pattaya with Thai police chasing the duo in the Philippines.

 

Kanokwan might be deposed, banned from politics in land grab case

By Thai Newsroom Reporters

Suspended Deputy Education Minister Kanokwan Wilawan faces losing her cabinet seat and being banned from politics for 10 years over charges of encroaching upon Khao Yai national park.

 

Messi, Argentina beat Netherlands on penalties at World Cup

By AP, published by Yahoo!sports and US News & World Report

Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-3 in a penalty shootout in the quarterfinals while Croatia knocked out Brazil by also beating the five-time champions 4-2 in a penalty shootout.

 

3 billion baht assets of Chinese grey capitalist seized

Another 3 billion baht worth of assets belonging to an arrested Chinese grey capitalist’s network have been seized while former MP Chuwit Kamolvisit said he is starting to distrust the police.

 

Several vehicles damaged in double crash on Bypass road

There was a double crash on the Chonburi-Rayong Bypass road this morning (Dec. 9) leading to several vehicles being damaged and three drivers injured.

 

Prayut shrugs off remarks on leaving Prawit’s camp

By Thai Newsroom Reporters

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha shrugged off Palang Pracharath Party leader Prawit Wongsuwan’s comment that he has already left for another camp.

 

Police probing Immigration Bureau’s link to grey capitalists

An investigation has been launched into new allegations by former MP Chuvit Kamonvisit that the Immigration Bureau had helped Chinese grey capitalists stay in Thailand.

 

15 drug traffickers killed in clash with Thai troops

A team of rangers and soldiers clashed with a large party of drug traffickers in a Chiang Mai forest last night (Dec. 7) killing 15 of them without suffering fatalities.

 

NBTC tells sports agency to return World Cup licence cash

NBTC told the sports agency to return 600 million baht it had granted to buy a licence for World Cup broadcast as this is not reaching IPTV subscribers.

 

The next World Cup will jump to 48 teams. Is bigger better?

By AP and published by Yahoo!sports

Fifa has decided to expand the next World Cup taking place in 2026 from a 32-team field to 48 teams but it’s not clear to everyone that bigger is better.

 

Tesla launches EVs in Thailand amid competition from cheaper brands

By Reuters and published by CNA

Tesla launched two electric vehicle (EV) models here today (Dec. 7) with sales being via online channels and deliveries set to start early next year.

 

Jailed politician puts up big New Year greeting billboard

A jailed politician stunned people in Nakhon Si Thammarat by putting up a New Year greeting billboard showing himself behind bars outside his home.

 

Prayut finally confirms aim to prolong rule for another 2 years

By Thai Newsroom Reporters

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha finally confirmed today (Dec.6) that he intends to stay at the helm for two more years after the next election but no word yet on the party he is opting for.

 

Mingkwan likely to be one of three Palang Pracharath PM candidates

By Thai Newsroom Reporters

Former commerce minister Mingkwan Saengsuwan has joined Palang Pracharath Party and expects to be named one of a trio of partisan candidates for premiership after election.

 

Ronaldo dropped, Ramos scores 3 for Portugal at World Cup

By AP and published by ABC News

Cristiano Ronaldo’s replacement scored a hat trick to lead Portugal over Switzerland 6-1 while Morocco beat Spain 3-0 in a penalty shootout.

 

Update: Deputy army commander rushes to second railway blast site

The 4th Army Region’s deputy commander held urgent talks at the site of the second bombing of a railway track running through Songkhla province that killed three workers and injured four others.

 

Second blast on southern railway track, 3 seriously injured

A second explosion occurred this morning (Dec. 6) near the southern railway track damaged in a blast last Saturday with three officials getting seriously injured.

 

Public Health Ministry opposes 4 a.m.closing time for night venues

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul opposed a move to extend night venue closing time to 4 a.m. while an association warned of a big loss of opportunity to earn extra revenue.

 

Neymar scores, Brazil beats South Korea 4-1 at World Cup

By AP and published by Yahoo!Sports

Neymar scored a goal in his return from injury and Brazil beat South Korea 4-1 while Croatia progressed to the quarterfinals after a 3-1 penalty shootout win over Japan.

 

Analysis: Thaksin’s homecoming bid may fall through without help from kingmaker

By Out-Crowd

Former premier Thaksin Shinawatra’s effort to return home will likely flop without the help of kingmaker Prawit Wongsuwan who thinks it is his turn to take the premiership after the next election.

 

Border Patrol policeman kills colleague in Khon Kaen

A Border Patrol policeman shot dead a colleague in Khon Kaen this morning (Dec. 5) and was then shot in the thigh by the police team sent to arrest him.

 

Public urged to get booster shot amid Covid spike

The Public Health Ministry urged people to quickly get a Covid booster shot as a weekly count shows a jump to 4,284 hospitalized patients and an average of 15 deaths a day.

 

England reaches World Cup quarterfinals, beats Senegal 3-0

By AP and published by ABC News

England surged to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Senegal and now faces France in the quarterfinals after the latter beat Poland 3-1.

 

Speculated Pheu Thai landslide win ‘won’t be affected by Chinese-born criminal case’

By Thai Newsroom Reporters

Pheu Thai Party’s deputy chief denied a Chinese-born suspect is linked to his camp even though he reportedly used nominees to buy luxury houses from SC Asset Corp.

 

SC Asset confirms houses are only sold to Thai people

SC Asset Corporation Plc today (Dec. 4) clarified that the company only sells houses to Thai people amid public suspicion about Chinese grey capitalists using nominees to buy almost all houses in a luxury estate.

 

Strict security in 14 southern provinces after freight train blast

The 4th Army Region Commander beefed up security in all 14 southern provinces after yesterday’s bombing of a freight train with all units helping ensure safety at tourist destinations.

 

Messi scores, Argentina beats Australia 2-1 at World Cup

By AP and published by US News & World Report

Lionel Messi marked his 1,000th professional game with his first goal in the knockout stage to lead Argentina to a 2-1 win over Australia while the Netherlands eliminated US with a 3-1 victory. 

 

Prawit tipped to get more votes than any others for PM

By Thai Newsroom Reporters

A senator expects Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan to take the helm after the next election with a majority of his fellow senators joining a decisive number of MPs in voting for him.

 

Nearly all 12 Palang Pracharath MPs of Bangkok to hop over to pro-Prayut party

By Thai Newsroom Reporters

Expected to hop from Palang Pracharath Party to pro-Prayut Ruam Thai Sang Chart Party are nearly all of the former’s 12 Bangkok MPs with many more lawmakers being persuaded to do so.

 

Neurologist worried about Covid-infected tots getting seizures

A Thai neurologist has seen a link between Covid-19 and seizures that children younger than five years of age are getting but they have all fully recovered.

 

Police raid Pattaya club at 3 a.m.,16 hookah burners seized

Police raided a Pattaya club at 3 a.m. this morning (Dec. 3) where around 150 foreign tourists were found enjoying themselves with some smoking hookah.

 

South Korea advances at World Cup after wild finish to group

By AP and published by US News & World Report

South Korea advanced to the round of 16 after beating Portugal 2-1 while Cameroon beat Brazil 1-0 but the latter advanced and Switzerland too did so after a 3-2 win over Serbia.

 

Debt collectors attack hospitalised patient, steal his car 

Police arrested one of four debt collectors who beat up a hospitalised patient and drove off in his car after he did not clear a 100,000 baht loan on time.

 

‘Bad students’ urge Prayut to step down

A group of “bad student” activists shouted to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha that he should step down when he showed up at Siam Paragon shopping centre to open a conference today (Dec. 2).

 

Plane returns to Phuket Airport after extra passenger found on board

Over 300 Thai Vietjet passengers were stuck at Phuket Airport all night after its airplane had to return upon finding an extra passenger on board.

 

Chaos reported at Phuket airport with over 300 passengers in trouble

The popular Panda Lab Doctor Facebook page said there was chaos at Phuket airport last night with over 300 passengers trying to catch a flight that was about to take off with the cause still not known.

 

Japan beats Spain 2-1 as both teams advance at World Cup

By AP and published by US News & World Report

Japan scored twice early in the second half to defeat Spain 2-1 in a result that put both teams into the last 16 while Germany was eliminated despite beating Costa Rica 4-2.

 

Possibilities of Prayut running under Palang Pracharath banners dwindling

By Thai Newsroom Reporters

There are now slim chances of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha being even accepted as Palang Pracharath Party’s No. 2 candidate for premiership as he continues to drag his feet over his future.

 

Phuket police raid 8 places linked to Chinese grey capitalist

Police raided and seized assets at eight targeted places in Phuket linked to the network of an arrested Chinese grey capitalist but many of them have now fled Thailand.

 

New look Bang Pho pier reopens on Dec. 23

The expansion and upgrade of Bangkok’s Bang Pho pier, which is connected to Bang Pho station, to a smart facility is almost complete and it will be reopening on Dec 23.

 

Chadchart urges residents to get booster shot after Covid count climbs

Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt warned residents they should get their Covid booster jab because the infection rate has almost doubled over the past 10 days with the city having stocked up enough medicines and vaccines.

 

Charter’s organic law on MPs election ruled constitutional

By Thai Newsroom Reporters

The Constitutional Court ruled that the amended organic law on election of MPs is not unconstitutional with this being a triumph for several political parties.

 

Most Esaan constituents prefer Thaksin’s daughter for PM: Poll

By Thai Newsroom Reporters

An opinion poll shows that most Northeastern constituents back former premier Thaksin Shinawatra’s daughter Paetongtarn Shinawatra as the prime minister after the next election.

 

Messi and Argentina Advance at World Cup, Beat Poland 2-0

By AP and published by US News & World Report

Messi’s likely final World Cup rolls on as Argentina beat Poland 2-0 while Mexico will miss out on the knockout phase despite 2-1 victory over Saudi Arabia.

 

Central bank raises key rate, trims growth outlook on global slowdown

By Reuters and published by CNA

The Bank of Thailand hiked key interest rate by 25 basis points while trimming growth forecasts for this year and next amid risk of global slowdown.

 

Police zeroing in on nominees holding assets for Chinese grey capitalists

Police have raided 11 targeted places linked to an arrested Chinese grey capitalist’s network with nominees holding these assets for them now being investigated.

 

Pareena gets suspended jail term for defaming activist group leader 

Former Palang Pracharat MP Pareena Kraikupt was sentenced to 16 months in jail, suspended for two years, for defaming Khon Kaen activist group leader Mr. Atthaphon Buapat.

 

Pulisic goal advances US in World Cup with 1-0 win over Iran

By AP and published by US News & World Report

US beat Iran 1-0 with Christian Pulisic’s goal in the first half to advance to the World Cup’s knockout round and England too did so with a 3-0 victory over Wales.

 

Suchart pressed to quit as Palang Pracharath director

By Thai Newsroom Reporters

Palang Pracharath director Suchart Chomklin was shown the door today (Nov.29) after allegedly trying to persuade some MPs to hop over to Ruam Thai Sang Chart Party.

 

Police search luxury housing estate dominated by grey capitalist gang 

Police raided a luxury housing estate in Soi LaSalle where most of the posh homes were purchased by Chinese people in the network of a grey capitalist arrested on drug charges.

 

Agency taking action after 1,000 rai of corals found to be diseased

With as much as a thousand rai of corals off five provinces found to be infected with yellow-band disease the agency in charge is now moving to declare a protected area.

 

Netizens blast building a drain higher than the road

Netizens in Pattaya slammed the construction of a drain that is higher than the road with one person saying the more that is done, the worse it gets.

 

Portugal advances to last 16, beats Uruguay 2-0 at World Cup

By AP and published by ABC News

Portugal reached the round of 16 at the World Cup by beating Uruguay 2-0 while Brazil also did so by beating Switzerland 1-0 despite the absence of Neymar.

 

Anti-Apec group submits letter to 8 embassies on quelling demonstration

Representatives of an anti-Apec group submitted a letter to eight embassies on dispersing their protest march and urged their leaders to take a stance on this incident.

 

Prayut may join Ruam Thai Sang Chart: Prawit

By Thai Newsroom Reporters

Palang Pracharath Party leader Prawit Wongsuwan said he is not going to ask Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to stay in his camp as he would likely be joining Ruam Thai Sang Chart Party.

 

Thai central bank to deliver third straight 25bps hike on Nov. 30: Reuters poll

By Reuters and published by CNA

A Reuters poll of economists shows the majority expect the Bank of Thailand to hike interest rates by 25bps on Wednesday amid fragile tourism-reliant growth and easing inflation. 

 

Young engineer commits suicide over road construction corruption

A young engineer who was forced by a municipality in Nong Bua Lamphu province to collect bribes from a contractor who had built shoddy roads committed suicide.

 

Germany salvages 1-1 draw against Spain at World Cup

By AP and published by ABC News and US News & World Report

Germany forward Niclas Füllkrug salvaged a 1-1 draw against Spain while Croatia crushed Canada’s hopes of advancing at its first World Cup in 36 years with a 4-1 victory.

 

Big feast for monkeys at Lopburi festival 

The Lopburi Monkey Festival took place today (Nov. 27) with thousands of macaques getting to enjoy delicious treats as tourists watched the fun event.

 

Abandoned, ailing Australian woman gets help

A Bangkok councillor helped an ailing elderly Australian woman who was abandoned at a hostel by a foreign man get medical treatment.

 

Japanese man commits harakiri in Chiang Mai

A stressed-out Japanese man was found to have committed harakiri at a large house in Chiang Mai he shared with a family also from Japan.

 

Over 3,000 arrested over illegal World Cup gambling

Police crackdown on illegal gambling on World Cup matches netted 3,178 suspects the first eight days of the tournament with 47 of them being bookmakers.

 

Messi leads Argentina to 2-0 win over Mexico at World Cup

By AP and published by ABC News

Lionel Messi came up with another crucial goal for Argentina in a 2-0 win over Mexico while Kylian Mbappe scored two goals and put defending champion France into the knockout stage with a 2-1 win over Denmark.

 

Airplane linked to arrested Chinese grey capitalist seized

An airplane belonging to a company in which a Chinese grey capitalist arrested on drug charges holds a stake was seized by the authorities today (Nov. 26).

 

New Year’s festival not being cancelled over new Covid strain

The Public Health Ministry alerted people not to believe fake news spreading widely online that New Year’s festival is being cancelled over the new Covid-19 strain Deltacron XBC.

 

Charter flights start bringing more Russian tourists to Thailand

After a long suspension a Russian charter flight today (Nov. 26)  landed at U-Tapao airport bringing 236 tourists with this likely starting daily shuttles.

 

Prayut to become head of Ruam Thai Sang Chart advisory board first

By Thai Newsroom Reporters

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will likely first become head of Ruam Thai Sang Chart Party’s advisory board then be named this party’s No. 1 candidate for head of government.

 

US frustrates England again at a World Cup in 0-0 draw

By AP and published by ABC News

The United States has frustrated England in a 0-0 draw for its second consecutive draw in the World Cup while Ecuador striker Enner Valencia scored a World Cup-best third goal in a 1-1 draw against the Netherlands.

 

Chadchart: Talks being held on Ashton Asoke condo case

Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt said talks are being held on a court verdict that Ashton Asoke luxury condo project has to acquire additional land within 180 days.

 

Shouting match between royalists, demonstrators outside court

Royalists and demonstrators verbally clashed in front of a court where the former had gone to submit a letter asking for withdrawal of bail granted to four lese majeste suspects.

 

Covid-infected security guard dies at factory booth

A security guard who was found dead at a factory booth tested positive for Covid-19 as did four others who died at their Bangkok homes over the past few days.

 

Richarlison’s goals help Brazil beat Serbia 2-0 at World Cup

By AP and published by Yahoo!sports

Brazil began their campaign on a winning note against Serbia, owing to Richarlison’s double strike in the second half of the game following Portugal’s 3-2 win over Ghana.

 

Thammanat clique’s condition for comeback to Prawit’s camp mulled over

By Thai Newsroom Reporters

The condition set by maverick MP Thammanat Prompao and MPs who follow him to return to Palang Pracharath Party is now being considered with a key demand being not backing Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to stay at the helm.

 

‘Big Joke’ : Case against grey capitalist suspect to be closed in 3 weeks

Pol. Lt. Gen. Surachate Hakparn, whose nickname is Big Joke, said three weeks are needed to wrap up the drug case against a Chinese businessman with politicians too being probed.

 

Prayut intends to rule with current govt until March

By Thai Newsroom Reporters

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha intends to stay at the helm with the current coalition government till March and let the House of Representatives live out its four-term term.

 

Covid-infected Thai man dies while working from home

A 38-year-old Thai man who caught Covid-19 on Sunday and was working from home was found dead at his condo by his colleagues after missing online meetings for two days in a row.

 

Belgium spoils Canada’s World Cup return with 1-0 win

By AP and published by ABC News

Michy Batshuayi scored the lone goal to give Belgium a 1-0 win over Canada at the World Cup to spoil the North American team’s return to the tournament after 36 years.

 

Fifa threatens to cut off live World Cup broadcast over infringement

Fifa has threatened to cut off live broadcast of World Cup knockout stage matches after it found out that signals were spreading from Thailand to other countries.

 

Koh Samui tourism body asks for more flights during high season

With lots of foreign tourists flocking to Koh Samui during the high season starting next month a tourism association urged both local and international airlines to increase the number of flights to meet their needs.

 

Chinese woman stabbed to death in fight over Russian boyfriend 

A Chinese woman stabbed another Chinese woman to death at a shopping mall bathroom after the latter stole her Russian boyfriend and threatened to publish pornographic photos of her if she caused problems.

 

Chinese sub to be delivered beyond 2024: Navy chief

By Thai Newsroom Reporters

A Chinese submarine to be equipped with a Chinese-made engine and not a German one as specified in the contract will be delivered beyond 2024, the Navy chief confirmed.

 

France’s stars shine in resounding 4-1 win over Australia

By Eurosport

World Champions France recovered from an inauspicious start to register a comfortable 4-1 victory over Australia to kick off the defence of their title in style.

 

Mexico 0-0 Poland: Robert Lewandowski misses penalty as cagey Group C clash ends goalless 

By Eurosport

Mexico and Poland both missed the chance to take full advantage of Argentina’s shock defeat to Saudi Arabia after playing out a goalless draw in Doha. 

 

Prayut not a Ruam Thai Sang Chart member yet

By Thai Newsroom Reporters

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has not yet applied as a member of the Ruam Thai Sang Chart Party despite rumours circulating that he has done so, party leader Pirapan Salirathawipak said.

 

Urgent! Policeman dies in Narathiwat car bomb explosion

A car bomb went off at the police flats within the compound of Mueang Narathiwat police station today (Nov. 22) killing one policeman and injuring many others.

 

Soft loan application for hotel renovation extended till June 2023

The cabinet extended application for soft loans by hotels and related supply chain businesses till June next year with further economic stimulus measures being considered.

 

Bale salvages 1-1 draw for Wales against US in World Cup

By AP and published by ABC News

Gareth Bale converted a penalty kick in the 82nd minute to offset Tim Weah’s first-half goal and give Wales a 1-1 draw against the United States in the return to the World Cup for both nations.

 

Thammanat clique of MPs to return to Palang Pracharath Party

By Thai Newsroom Reporters

One of the MPs who follow Thammanat Prompao said several of them will be returning to Palang Pracharath Party soon but did not confirm Thammanat himself will do so.