Woman found dead in smoke-filled carThe sport utility vehicle in which a woman was found dead on Wednesday morning in Chon Buri's Bang Lamung district. A burning charcoal stove was also inside it. (Photo: Chaiyot Pupattanapong)CHON BURI: A woman was found dead inside a smoke-filled vehicle in the grounds of her father's home in tambon Khao Mai Kaew, Bang Lamung district, on Wednesday morning, police said. He saw a charcoal stove on the floor near the front passenger seat. The brother said he tried to open the car door but it was locked from inside.
July 08, 2020 08:37 UTC
Cambodian tourist province bans 'alarming' dog meat tradeDogs are kept in a cage as a woman boils water at a slaughterhouse in Siem Reap province, on Oct 25, 2019. (AFP file photo)PHNOM PENH: A Cambodian province popular with tourists has banned the trade and slaughtering of dogs for meat, saying that canines are loyal and capable of protecting property and even serving in the military. "Dog meat has been a lot more popular following the arrivals of foreigners, especially among the (South) Koreans," Tea Kimsoth told Reuters, describing the trade as "alarming". Anyone caught selling dog meat would be made to sign an agreement not to do it again, then fined for repeated offence. Among the biggest consumers of trafficked dogs is Vietnam, where some believe eating dog meat brings good fortune.
July 08, 2020 08:07 UTC
AirAsia's future in doubt due to virusAirAsia planes are seen parked at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2, during the movement control order due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Sepang, Malaysia April 14, 2020. (Reuters file photo)Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia's future is in "significant doubt" due to the collapse in demand for air travel caused by coronavirus, its auditor has warned. It noted the "existence of material uncertainties that may cast significant doubt on the group's and the company's ability to continue as a going concern", in an unqualified audit opinion statement to the Kuala Lumpur stock exchange. Trading in AirAsia's shares was halted on Wednesday morning but resumed in the afternoon. This is by far the biggest challenge we have faced since we began in 2001,” AirAsia’s Chief Executive Officer Tony Fernandes said in a statement Monday.
July 08, 2020 07:43 UTC
Lives at risk as trafficking in faulty masks surges: UNOrganised criminal groups -- exploiting fears and uncertainties surrounding the virus -- are trafficking in substandard masks, sanitisers and other medical products, the UN warns. VIENNA: Lives are at risk as the new coronavirus pandemic has led to a surge in the trafficking of substandard masks, sanitisers and other medical products, the UN warned Wednesday. UNODC said it expected criminals to shift their focus to vaccine-related trafficking once one was developed. Fraud and scams as well as cyberattacks targeting critical infrastructure have followed the spread of the virus, it added. "Transnational organised crime groups take advantage of gaps in national regulation and oversight to peddle substandard and falsified medical products."
July 08, 2020 07:41 UTC
Municipal security guard found deadThe public works office of Phitsanulok Municipality is cordoned off as police examine the room where a security guard was found dead on Wednesday morning. (Photo: Chinnawat Singha)PHITSANULOK: A municipal security guard was found dead in his room at the public works office on Wednesday morning, but no foul play was suspected, police said. Sanan Pikathong, 48, from Wang Thong district, was found dead on his bed. Pol Capt Somkiat said Sanan was a security guard at the public works office. He was single and so lived in the room, normally visiting his home in Wang Thong district on long holidays.
July 08, 2020 06:33 UTC
Two more returnees infectedA visitor takes a selfie at the Temple of Dawn in Bangkok on Tuesday. (Photo: Arnun Chonmahatrakool)The government on Wednesday reported two new cases of coronavirus disease infection, both quarantined returnees. Six people on the same flight were found infected earlier, two of them colleagues of the most recent patient. Total cases rose to 3,197, of whom 3,074 had recovered, including two patients discharged over the past 24 hours. Global Covid-19 cases rose by 210,873 to 11.95 million while the death toll increased by 5,962 to 546,622.
July 08, 2020 06:11 UTC
Ranger slain by gunman in YalaPolice examine the body of Nikorn Sombatthong, of the 41st Ranger Regiment, who was shot dead on a road in Raman district, Yala, on Wednesday morning. (Photo: Abdullah Benjakat)YALA: A volunteer ranger was killed by a gunman on a motorycle in Raman district of this southern border province on Wednesday morning, police said. According to a radio report to Thathong police station, the attack occurred about 8.45am in front of Prachanukroh 41 School on the Kotabaru-Thung Yang Daeng road. Witnesses said Nikorn Sombatthong, of the 41st Ranger Regiment, was returning to camp on a motorcycle. The passenger fired six shots at him from a pistol, hitting him in the head and the back.
July 08, 2020 05:15 UTC
Somkid warns of economic storm aheadDeputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak walks the media gauntlet outside Government House in Bangkok late last month. (Photo: Wichan Charoenkiatpakul)Efforts to control the spread of coronavirus disease in the first half of 2020 will result in an economic storm in the second half of the year that the country must survive to ensure a better future, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said on Wednesday. Mr Somkid voiced his economic outlook after meeting representatives of the Japan External Trade Organisation (Jetro). "In the second half of the year there will be quite an economic storm. "The economic storm will happen to all countries, not only Thailand.
July 08, 2020 05:03 UTC
Your spot-on horoscope for work, money, couples & singles from the Bangkok Post's famously accurate fortune teller. (฿) You try to cut down some of your wants but it'll still be difficult for you to save more money. ♋ CancerJun 21 – Jul 22(⛹) Work takes you to more places or requires you to work at odd hours. If you plan to be a little thrifty next week, you're likely to succeed. (⚤) Someone you just started talking to may become unsure of your intentions since you don't seem to have time for them.
July 08, 2020 04:44 UTC
Cambodia bolsters tourism sector with tax incentives, emphasises human resource development moving forwardThe landscapes, world heritage sites, and hospitality of Cambodia have drawn increasing numbers of visitors in recent years, and at the beginning of 2020 the country was primed to see the continued growth of its tourism sector well into the new decade. But the COVID-19 pandemic—though not resulting in any deaths in the kingdom—has dealt a heavy blow to the country’s tourism industry. Robin Spiess is an intern with the firm’s Phnom Penh office. Robin Spiess is an intern with the firm’s Phnom Penh office. Jay Cohen and Robin Spiess, Tilleke & Gibbins, Phnom Penh, CambodiaPlease send any comments or questions about the content of this article to Zac Robinson at email@example.com.
July 08, 2020 04:41 UTC
Woman stunned by police summons for dead sonSahat Chantha holds a picture of her son, Tawatchai, who died in 2013 but just received a police summons to answer a charge of passing a bad cheque. (Photo: Surachai Piragsa)BURI RAM: A woman was shocked to receive a police summons for her long-dead son to report to police in Surin to acknowledge a charge of passing a dud cheque. Sahat Chantha, 53, a labourer in Nang Rong district, said she received a document by mail last week addressed to her son Tawatchai Chantha. Her son died nearly eight years ago, in 2013, but the summons was issued only last month. She showed the summons to reporters on Wednesday, and called for the Royal Thai Police Office to investigate the matter.
July 08, 2020 04:30 UTC
BoT minutes: Financial system vulnerable as pandemic hits economyThailand's financial system had become more vulnerable due to a weaker-than-expected economic outlook amid the coronavirus outbreak, minutes from the latest central bank policy meeting showed on Wednesday. On June 24, the Bank of Thailand's (BoT) monetary policy committee voted unanimously to leave the one-day repurchase rate unchanged at a record low of 0.50%. The committee assessed that the monetary policy stance had been eased in a timely manner since the outbreak took place, with three policy rate cuts to a record low, the minutes said. It was necessary to prepare financial measures to continuously alleviate the outbreak impact, the minutes said. At the meeting, the BoT cut its 2020 GDP outlook to a record contraction of 8.1% from the previous forecast 5.3% shrinkage.
July 08, 2020 03:51 UTC
When he plays the tape, Aki's spirit enters Sota’s body for 30 minutes. He uses Sota’s body to meet his former bandmates of the band Echoll. With their contrasting personalities, Sota initially doesn’t like Aki, but he later enjoys learning how to play guitar and get along with Aki and the band. Aki, through Sota, tries to form the band again. Find out if Aki can make Kana join the band at cinemas on July 9.
July 08, 2020 03:45 UTC
One drowns, one missing while collecting shellfish in SouthDivers embark on boats at Laem Pho beach in Chaiya district, Surat Thani, on Tuesday night, to search for the young woman swept out to sea while collecting shellfish. (Photo: Supapong Chaolan)SURAT THANI: A woman was washed out to sea and drowned, and her daughter-in-law was missing, while collecting molluscs at a beach in Chaiya district on Tuesday, police said. Pol Capt Nikom Inaksorn said five members of the family went to Laem Pho beach in tambon Phum Riang. Soon after going into the sea, the three shellfish collectors disappeared. They plucked Ms Prayoon and Mr Prakasit from the water, but saw no sign of Ms Rattikal.
July 08, 2020 03:33 UTC
Bentley gives Bentayga mid-cycle refresh for 2020Posh SUV to eventually focus on price-led Hybrid model with four- and five-seat options in Thailand. The Bentley Bentayga, the first luxury SUV to hit the 20 million baht sector in the Thai luxury car market, has been given a mid-life refresh by its parent firm in the UK. After more than three years in capturing both old customers and new buyers alike, the Bentayga has been tweaked mostly in appearance and specification. However, the sub-20 million baht Hybrid in facelifted form has yet to be announced and will come separately from V8, the launch model. Seating options for the Thai market should focus on both four- and five-seat variants aimed at chaffueur-driven owners and families respectively.
July 08, 2020 02:13 UTC