A police major general, who was a classmate of deputy national police chief Surachate Hakparn, has been arrested along with eight other suspects for operating three illegal online gambling websites. The websites, RRD789, BLUE789, and SEXY789, were targeted by authorities following a complaint from a 24yearold programmer who claimed to have been abducted and assaulted by the operators.
The World Hindu Congress (WHC) 2023 is gearing up to welcome approximately 3,000 Hindus from 60 countries, making it a significant gathering of Hindu communities and organizations. Scheduled for November 2426, this landmark event will take place in Bangkok, marking the first time it’s hosted in the vibrant Thai capital.
Nakhon Si Thammarat’s provincial police chief, Pol Maj Gen Somchai Suetortrakul, has ordered an investigation into four officers from the Bang Khan police station. The officers are accused of extorting 300,000 baht from a drug dealer, Chaiya, in exchange for his release last Thursday.
In a harrowing turn of events, a man being held hostage managed to call for help as the car he was in approached a police checkpoint in Bangkok’s Min Buri district. The police officers, who were manning a drink driving test point on Rom Klao Road, heard the cry for help around 12:30 am and proceeded to pull over both the Chevrolet car with the hostage and the Toyota car following behind it.
Phuket has seen a surge in Chinese tourists during the start of the low season, with the majority of international visitors hailing from China. Russia and Australia follow as the next top sources of tourists, as reported by the Phuket Tourist Association (PTA).
A Russian tourist, identified as 33yearold Oleg Rusovsiannikov, was injured during an altercation with a group of guards at a gogo bar on Pattaya’s Walking Street. The incident occurred early on a Sunday in the Bang Lamung district’s tambon Nong Prue, and was reported to the Pattaya police at around 3:30 am.
The Thai government has set an ambitious goal to transform Krabi, an Andaman province, into a carbonneutral tourism destination by 2040. Government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri revealed the plan, stating that Prime Minister Prayut Chanocha has expressed gratitude to all participants who have cooperated in striving to achieve netzero carbon emissions in the sector by 2040. This initiative is part of a broader plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and netzero emissions at the national level by 2065.
Police are currently investigating a scam in which a group of con artists posed as employees of the popular social media platform, TikTok, to deceive a victim into investing more than 3.5 million baht in a fake stock trading scheme. The victim, known only as Joke, is an active user of the platform and was targeted due to his large following.
On the night of February 24, 2023, Thai actress Nida “Tangmo” Patcharaveerapong fell into the Chao Phraya River from a speedboat near the Pibul 1 pier in Muang district of Nonthaburi. Her body was found two days later, and the incident received widespread coverage in local media.
The ongoing conflict in Myanmar’s Kayah State has led to the displacement of thousands of civilians. According to Mae Hong Son’s provincial governor, Chettha Mosikkharat, Thai authorities have provided assistance to 3,342 refugees who fled the border war in Kayah State.