Tag: Thailand

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for June 2, 2020

As of 8 am, June 2, 2020: World count: 6,112,902 cases, 2,671,705 recoveries, 373,883 deaths There are now 6,226,409 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. There have been 373,883 deaths from the coronavirus all over the globe since the pandemic began. The United States has the highest number...

Thai police raid factory that ironed and re-packaged used face masks

Bangkok -- Police officers have raided a factory in central Thailand following a tip-off that it was recycling used face masks — ironing them and re-packaging them as new masks. The raid, on a factory in Saraburi province, was reported by nationthailand.com on Tuesday (March 3). Wihandaeng District...

Billion Dollar Whale co-author: Jho Low lived luxurious life in Bangkok, even after SG issued Interpol notice

The co-author of an exposé on Malaysia’s multibillion-dollar 1MDB scandal has been tweeting about the government of Thailand’s involvement in the scandal as well, in the wake of recent accusations from one of Thailand’s political parties of a 2014 “dark alliance” between the Malaysian...

Singaporean: Thailand better prepared than SG for Covid-19 outbreak

SINGAPORE — A Singaporean has published a post on Facebook praising Thailand's "preventive" response to the Covid-19 outbreak, stating that he has "never felt more safe" in Bangkok and calling the Thai government and its people "so much more well prepared and educated than...

Thai doctors say they’ve successfully treated Wuhan coronavirus patients with antiviral drugs

Bangkok—Two novel coronavirus patients from Wuhan who were treated in Thailand have tested negative for the virus after being given a combination of antiviral medicine, their doctors said at a media conference on Sunday (Feb 2). According to Dr. Kriangsak Atipornwanich of Rajavithi Hospital in...

Fugitive giraffe found dead in Thai canal

A giraffe whose daring escape from convoy en route to a Thai breeding station won hearts online was found dead in a lotus-clogged canal on Thursday after a two-day search using drones and hang gliders. Two giraffes made a bid for freedom from the back...

Thai prosecutors drop murder charge in case of disappeared activist

A Thai park official implicated in the alleged killing of an environmental activist will not face prosecution for murder due to "insufficient evidence", the attorney general's office announced Monday -- a move condemned by rights groups decrying impunity for enforced disappearances. Ethnic Karen leader Por...

Thais find second case linked to China mystery virus

Thailand detected its second case of a mysterious SARS-linked virus in a visitor from China, health officials said Friday, as authorities ramp up airport screenings ahead of an expected surge in arrivals for Chinese New Year. The 74-year-old Chinese woman is being treated at hospital...

Man who kidnapped fellow Singaporean in Thailand arrested, almost 1.4 million Baht ransom money paid in bitcoins recovered

Singapore—Police said that a Singaporean man named Mark Cheng Jin Quan was kidnapped in Thailand and held until his ransom of 1.4 million baht (S$62,450) was paid in bitcoins. Fortunately, police were able to arrest the kidnapper and most of the ransom money has been...

Fans of K-pop’s Blackpink superstar Lisa pummel Thai cafe

A Bangkok cafe drew the wrath of thousands of fans of K-pop girl group Blackpink, following "inappropriate" comments posted by the owner about a visit from Thai superstar member Lalisa Manoban. Referred to as "Lisa" by fans, the Thai member of South Korean pop group...