The family of the boy had called Pran Buri Police Station at 12.30am to inform police that the boy had been missing since Sunday evening and he was believed to have drowned in the irrigation canal in Ban Wang Won villlage in Tambon Nong Ta Taem, Pran Buri district . The police station coordinated with a local foundation to send rescuers. The local office of the Royal Irrigation Department stopped the flow of water into the canal's section to enable the search. Chai Phetpradub, the aunt of the boy, said she and her husband were cooking dinner when the boy went outside to play and did not return. Chai said she had sought the help of local villagers to search for him but when their efforts failed, she sought the help of police.
February 18, 2019 06:33 UTC
The Pak Chong Police Station was alerted to the fire on the Nakhon Ratchasima-bound Mittraparp Road at 12.20am. Two fire engines took about 40 minutes to put out the fire but by then the goods and the back of the truck had been completed destroyed. The truck driver, Somporn Chusit, 34, said he was driving with various goods from Bangkok to deliver to a customer in Ubon Ratchathani province when a motorist, who was overtaking him, alerted him to the fire at the back of the truck. Somporn estimated the damage at around Bt3 million.
February 18, 2019 06:22 UTC
Directed by Gauri Shinde, “English Vinglish”, with English subtitles, centres around Shashi, a housewife and home-maker who is happy looking after her family, and making “laddus”, Indian traditional sweets. The film, with its lively scenes and vibrant energy, pleased audiences around the world, starting with the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival. The RCB Film Club’s 2019 Movie Series is supported by the Embassy of India, who will host a reception after the screening with Indian wines and snacks. Newly arrived Indian ambassador Suchitra Durai will introduce the film. When you reserve seats for the film, indicate if you will need the RCB boat service.
February 18, 2019 06:06 UTC
Army chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong on Monday reacts to the Pheu Thai Party's plan to cut the defence budget. (Photo by Wassana Nanuam)Army chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong on Monday said he strongly opposed a plan of the Pheu Thai Party to cut the defence budget -- and instead use the money to promote young entrepreneurs. It has previously been used to stir nationalism by the armed forces -- including by the National Council for Peace and Order after it seized power in 2014. "We must make the armed forces leaner by reducing the excessive number of generals," he wrote. Pheu Thai is not the only party ready to take on the influential armed forces.
February 18, 2019 06:06 UTC
He said the recently discovered evidence suggested that the head – identified as coming from 44-year-old Amnat Chaoroen native Janpen Boonkan. The woman, who had been missing since February 4, had committed suicide by jumping into the river. Police suspected that her decomposed body was at one point hit by a boat’s propeller blade, which removed the head and led to its discovery. Prasit and Janpen’s elder sister Pleng Suriyabut, 51, confirmed to police that the woman seen in the CCTV footage as jumping into river was Janpen. Insisting that he had not fought with his wife, Prasit told police that Janpen had suffered from depression and was on medication.
February 18, 2019 06:00 UTC
The bank’s department for global business development and strategy said business risks would come from the trade war between USA and China as well as the upcoming general election, with investors preferring to wait for the new government’s policy with regard to the country’s infrastructure before making any commitments. Meanwhile, the department remains confident that the Bank of Thailand will maintain the country’s policy interest rate at 1.75 per cent for the first half of this year, as the economy is signaling only slight growth during this period.
February 18, 2019 05:48 UTC
Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng said yesterday his office was offering the bounty on behalf of someone outraged by the incident. It is hoped that the cash offer will lead to the robber’s arrest immediately,” he said. A CCTV recording shows the woman entering the lift, followed by the man, who then punched and kicked her repeatedly. Auxiliary police, said Lee, should be at the stations to perform regular checks, especially in the early morning. He also called on passengers to be vigilant, particularly when they were alone at any of the stations.
February 18, 2019 05:26 UTC
It said 29 Thai police officials from Border Unit 126 tried to use a tractor to remove the cassava that had been planted by two Cambodian families. “Thai authorities have twice asked Cambodian authorities to order the Cambodian farmers to remove their cassava plantation that is planted in a ‘white area’. The farmers said cassava had been planted in the area for a long time and only this month had Thai border authorities asked them to move the plantation. “[Cambodian officials said that] about 150 meters from the road was white territory, so the area near the border was not yet clearly determined. If Cambodians grow cassava in the area, Thai authorities ask us to remove, If Thai farmers grow in the area, Cambodian authorities do nothing,” he said.
February 18, 2019 05:15 UTC
RH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana with the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra. Her passions and talents extend beyond fashion and sports to classical music, with a particular fondness for the baroque and classic periods. The Bangkok Symphony Orchestra Foundation was established in 1982, giving birth to the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra (BSO) which went on to flourish. It was renamed the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra in 2016 and placed under the Royal Patronage of HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana in April last year. It has been around for a long time and we want it to move forward, making classical music accessible to all.
February 18, 2019 04:52 UTC
SYDNEY - Australia on Monday said a "sophisticated state actor" had hacked the country's main political parties and parliament, just weeks before a closely fought election. "Our cyber experts believe that a sophisticated state actor is responsible for this malicious activity," he said. Australian security agencies said they did not know who was behind the attack or their motives. Earlier this month, Australia reported a "security incident on the parliamentary computing network". Five Eyes membership also gives Australia access to a host of signals and human intelligence to back up any suspicions of state hacking.
February 18, 2019 04:18 UTC
In the fourth quarter of last year, the Kingdom’s GDP grew by 3.7 per cent year on year, increasing from 3.2 per cent in the third quarter. This brings the last year’s GDP growth to 4.1 per cent. This year, due to the risk factors such as the US-China trade war and the upcoming election, the country’s GDP growth is expected to be in the range between 3.5 and 4.5 per cent. Largely due to the trade war, exports are expected to grow by 4.1 per cent in 2019, down from last year’s 7.7 per cent growth. Meanwhile, the economic growth engines of private and public investment, are predicted to grow by 4.7 per cent and 6.2 per cent respectively.
February 18, 2019 04:18 UTC
SEOUL: North Korea is facing a "significant, historic turning point", state media said on Monday, ahead of a highly-anticipated second summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. Attention has been focused on whether the US team will offer to lift some economic sanctions on North Korea, in return for Pyongyang taking concrete steps toward denuclearisation. "Our country is facing a significant, historic turning point," it added, without explicitly referencing the summit. Earlier this month, US President Trump tweeted that North Korea will become a "great Economic Powerhouse" under Kim. North Korea is rising as a "strong, socialist nation," and one's true act of patriotism begins at one's workplace, the commentary added.
February 18, 2019 04:07 UTC
Pol Capt Chutipon Subannoi, deputy inspector of Khor Hong police station in Hat Yai, was alerted to the fire at the Bangkok Living Mall furniture shop on Kanchanawanit road in Tambon Khor Hong at 3am. Ten fire engines took about three hours to put out the blaze but were unable to save either the shop or its contents. The soldiers said the man appeared drunk and told police that they had seen the car travelling at high speed before crashing into the store. The furniture shop is owned by At-aree Wan-abdulloh, 50, who said the damage was estimated at about Bt80 million. Police will charge him with drunk driving and causing damage to another person's property.
February 18, 2019 03:56 UTC
Authorities question 17 Cambodians arrested inside the Thap Lan National Park in Khon Buri district, Nakhon Ratchasima, on Monday. (Photo by Prasit Tangprasert)NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Security and park authorities have captured 18 Cambodians inside Thap Lan National Park and seized a chainsaw, provisions and other equipment typically used by timber cutters poaching precious phayung trees. Khon Buri district chief Vijit Kitwirat and deputy Khon Buri police station chief Pol Lt Col Sommat Mungthaisong on Monday announced the arrest of 17 Cambodians after authorities sealed off the park on Saturday. The district chief and deputy police station chief said the suspects admitted they had crossed the border into Thailand in Chanthaburi and met up with a man who hired them to harvest protected phayung, or Siamese rosewood. They were to be handed over to Khon Buri police station for legal processing after interrogation.
February 18, 2019 03:56 UTC
Construction of luxury high rise residences is booming in the city, driven partly by strong demand from wealthy Chinese and other foreign investors, contributing to economic growth. The NESDC expects growth of between 3.5% and 4.5% this year, driven by household spending, investment and tourism. Private consumption and investment drove fourth-quarter growth as exports were hit by a slowdown in global demand, US-China trade tensions and a strong currency. Investor confidence and the wider Thai economic environment could be sensitive to the elections and policy steps after the poll, the NESDC’s Secretary General Thosaporn Sirisumphand said on Monday. Together with an uneven economic outlook, that’s adding to the case for leaving interest rates unchanged after December’s quarter-point increase.
February 18, 2019 03:45 UTC