Category Archives: Bangkok news

‘Safety rules ignored’ in Romania nightclub blaze

BUCHAREST – Romania’s president said Saturday that safety rules may have been ignored at an underground nightclub where a fire and stampede left 27 people dead and nearly 200 injured. People light candles to commemorate the victims outside the nightclub … Continue reading

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BANGKOK: Taxi fare rise in offing as cabs pass test

A 5% rise in taxi fare rates could be approved this year after the latest evaluation of taxi services in Bangkok and nearby areas passed the required standard. read more They should investigate again how many taxis refuse the customers … Continue reading

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BANGKOK: Red-shirt anger over political link to blast

Police chief tones down claim after criticism; lawyer doubt A CONCLUSION reached by police concerning the prime suspect in the deadly Erawan Shrine blast and the implication that domestic political conflicts may have been behind the attack were vehemently questioned … Continue reading

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BANGKOK: Lawyer for Bangkok bomb accused says client confessed

BANGKOK (AFP) – The foreigner accused of planting a bomb at a Bangkok shrine has admitted involvement in the deadly attack, his lawyer said Wednesday, reversing earlier denials of a confession. The comments by lawyer Schoochart Kanpai confirmed the Thai … Continue reading

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BANGKOK: Arrest warrant for Santika Pub operator

The Criminal Court on Wednesday issued a warrant for the arrest of Santika Pub operator Wisuk Setsawat, 50, for not attending the reading of an Appeals Court ruling in an 85-million-baht tax evasion case. read more Santika Pub, on Ekamai … Continue reading

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BANGKOK: Warrants out for 3 policemen for extortion

The Bangkok South Criminal Court has approved warrants for the arrest of three police officers for allegedly extorting one million baht from a Japanese businessman, Daily News Online reported. read more

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THAILAND: Police: Karadag planted bomb

Police on Saturday said a foreigner held in custody over last month’s deadly Bangkok attack was the same yellow-shirted man seen on CCTV placing a rucksack at the shrine moments before the blast. read more

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