Thai and Chinese experts have determined that the giant panda Lin Hui passed away last month due to old age, according to Chiang Mai Zoo director Wuthichai Muangman. The 21yearold panda had been living at the zoo for the past 20 years and was under proper care, as confirmed by the experts.
The enigmatic Preah Vihear temple ruins, cloaked in a rich tapestry of history and culture, stand as a poignant reminder of the shared heritage and the territorial strife between Thailand and Cambodia. Suspended in a state of accessibility for over 15 years due to border conflicts, the temple awaits the chance to reopen its gates, offering a beacon of hope for peaceful dialogue and an influx of tourism.
Bali, a globallyrenowned island paradise, is set to initiate a novel paradigm in its tourism management. The province’s governor, Wayan Koster, seeks to address the surge in visitor numbers by establishing a quota system. Foreign tourists, attracted by the island’s idyllic beauty, would need to register their intent to visit a full year in advance.
Thailand has seen an influx of nearly 10 million foreign tourists from January to May 15, contributing approximately 391 billion baht in revenue. The majority of visitors come from East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. The government anticipates reaching seven million Chinese tourists this year.
A South Korean man has been apprehended by the police in Thailand after receiving a tipoff about his alleged involvement in the smuggling of crystal methamphetamine to South Korea. The Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) collaborated with the Korea National Police earlier this month to investigate the 46yearold suspect, identified as Chun Younbae. Chun has been allegedly smuggling crystal meth to South Korea between 2021 and 2022.
A district chief in Nakhon Sawan, northern Thailand, was arrested on allegations of demanding bribes from a cockfighting operator. Prasit Phattanasitthicheewin, a 59yearold chief of Mae Wong district office, was arrested by a team of police led by Counter Corruption Division (CCD) commander Pol Maj Gen Jaroonkiat Pankew on charges of bribery and malfeasance in office.
Sararat “Aem” Rangsiwuthaporn, dubbed “Aem Cyanide” by netizens, is suspected of murdering 14 people using cyanide. The police investigation into her financial activities uncovered a possible motive: a serious gambling addiction. A staggering 78 million baht ($2.3 million) passed through her bank accounts, with some funds transferred to proxy accounts set up to receive cash transfers from gamblers.
Tasapong Supromin, a 32yearold man, was arrested by Nonthaburi investigators and Din Daeng police in Din Daeng district, Bangkok, for the murder of a 53yearold bank manager, Rotenaruebet Hasadindetdamrong. The suspect was taken to the Sai Noi police station in Nonthaburi after his arrest.