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MMEA Rescues Singaporean Woman Suffering From Heart Attack
GEORGE TOWN, March 27 -- The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency came to the rescue of a Singaporean woman who suffered a heart attack while on a cruise ship last night. The vessel, 'Ovation of the Seas' was heading to Phuket, Thailand from Penang near here when Kam Ten Pon, 67, had the attack at 7.35pm.
Monta ready to fight human-trafficking case
The attorney for Monta "Ying Kai" Yokratanakan's has prepared 13 defence witnesses to fight a human-trafficking charge against the high-society flyer for luring a 16-year-old Mae Hong Son girl to work as her servant without any days off. On Monday morning, corrections officers took the 60-year-old suspect to a Bangkok court for a hearing of evidence linked to the indictment accusing her of promising the teen a Bt5,000 salary and scholarship to work for her in Bangkok.
Volunteers praised for moving SUV by hand from fire
People have praised a group of volunteers who moved an SUV by hand from a spreading fire in Phetchabun province. The fire broke out in Muang district on Sunday and was approaching a house where the vehicle was parked in a garage.
Man falls to death from Rama IX bridge
A company executive fell from the Rama IX bridge and drowned on Monday, leaving behind a suicide note addressed to his three children, police said. Police said the man drove a white Nissan sedan to the middle of the Rama IX bridge, stopped and got out of the vehicle, and then jumped into the Chao Phraya River.
Carving out history
Volunteer Thais with artistic skills have been competing and joining hands to create art pieces for the upcoming royal funeral Their skilful hands focused on art pieces they were creating, and their eyes were locked on the details. Their hearts, apparently, were with HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who passed away on Oct 13 last year.
Plastic recycling plant in Samut Prakan gutted by fire
A massive fire burned down a plastic recycling factory in Samut Prakan on Monday morning, causing damage estimated at over Bt5 million. Pol Capt Panyapol Boonsri, a deputy inspector of Bang Pu Police Station, said the fire started at 6.30am at Thai M Recycle in Tambon Bang Pu in Samut Prakan's Muang district.
Tonnes of used plastic fuel fire at recycling plant
Black smoke from burning plastic rises over the recycling plant of Thai M Recycle Co in Muang district, Samut Prakan, on Monday morning. SAMUT PRAKAN - A recycling plant and about 200 tonnes of used plastic was destroyed by a fire that sent black smoke billowing above tambon Bang Pu Mai in Muang district on Monday morning The fire began in the Thai M Recycle Co plant in Moo 1 village about 6.30am.
Fatal accident: TV comedian asks forgiveness, pledges long-term support
Chusak 'Nong Cha Cha Cha' Aiemsuk ask forgiveness of the wife of an engineer who was killed in a car crash i Television comedian Chusak Aiemsuk has taken on a lengthy commitment to look after the family of a road accident victim after his son was charged with dangerous driving causing death to a motorist. on Monday when his BMW hit Pornpichit's Mitsubishi Lancer in Pathum Thani's Thanyaburi.
Sony Thailand factory tour Q&A: Mapping out the future of the...
Shortly after the conclusion of the annual CP+ tradeshow in Japan , Imaging Resource founder and publisher Dave Etchells headed to Bangkok, Thailand for a tour of Sony's nearby camera factory. As well as a very interesting tour of the factory during his visit to Sony Technology Co.
The family of a 25-year-old female university graduate is seeking help from the government as it attempts to get her transferred from a Korean hospital to one in Thailand after she suffered a medical emergency in Korea during a leisure trip with friends last week. Relatives of Rapeeporn Nasa-an, who recently graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, had called the Damrongdhama Centre of the Interior Ministry asking for assistance, said Thong-on Nongsoda, a former kamnan in tambon Nong Waeng in Kalasin's Somdet district.
The free wedding package includes a gown for the bride and suit for the groom.
A couple participates in the "Running of the Brides" race in a park in Bangkok, Thailand, on March 25, 2017. Photo - Reuters A couple participates in the "Running of the Brides" race in a park in Bangkok, Thailand, on March 25, 2017.
Scottish Muay Thai boxer dies probably from heat stroke
A Scottish Muay Thai boxer was found dead on Sunday in a heavy sweatsuit that police speculate might have brought on a heat stroke. Jordan Lamnammoon poses for pictures after a win over Alaverdi Windy Sports on Feb 16, 2016.
Summer storms trouble Isan, more rains to come
Several northeastern provinces were hit by heavy downpours on Sunday and weather authorities have warned of more summer storms in several other parts of the country until Wednesday. Strong winds and heavy rains flooded some roads in Khon Kaen municipality on Sunday morning and some districts in Udon Thani, including the city, were battered by downpours for hours.
New San Francisco Zoo exhibit shines light on illegal ivory trade
Seized elephant tusks are displayed by the Thai Customs Department during a press conference at Customs Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Thai authorities seized 330 kilograms covered with rough stones and transported from Malawi to Thailand.
Study offers new insights into transmission of dengue infections
Transmission of the mosquito-borne dengue virus appears to be largely driven by infections centered in and around the home, with the majority of cases related to one another occurring in people who live less than 200 meters apart, new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of Florida suggests. The findings, published in the March 24 issue of Science, offer new insights into the spread of diseases like dengue - which infects more than 300 million people each year - and how governments and individuals might put in place more targeted and more effective mosquito control programs.
Wilful destruction of SRT buildings
Muang Phon railway station on the Chira Junction-Khon Kaen railway route is slated to be dismantled as the State Railway of Thailand begins development of a new double rail track system this month. As the State Railway of Thailand moves to develop the double-track rail system, it has quite inadvertently put at risk a small but charming part of our heritage: a number of old but very picturesque railway stations, most of them lovingly tended to by the stationmaster and staff, will fall into disuse.
A dream we all share
President Duterte met with the Filipino community in Bangkok, Thailand, last Thursday and spoke of his wish that the time will come when Filipinos do not have to leave the country to find work. "Ang dream ko sa Pilipinas - hindi ko na maabot yan pero sisimulan ko - in 10 years hindi na kayo lalabas ng bansa," he said.
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