18-year old drowns as flash floods hit parts of Thailand’s Nakhon Ratchasima

A young man was swept away by strong currents and drowned when flash flood swept into a subdistrict in Wang Nam Khieu district of Thailand’s northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima before dawn today (Sunday). The victim’s friends told officials that they were riding motorcycles back home when, without warning, a deluge of water swept the […]

Three swept away by flash flood in Thailand’s Prachinburi province

One official and two villagers went missing, and are believed to have been swept away by strong currents, when water runoff from mountains in Khao Yai and Tap Larn national parks poured into Bupphram subdistrict, in the Na Dee district of Thailand’s eastern province of Prachinburi today. The official, from the Highways Department’s Kabin Buri […]

Thailand’s latest reconciliation effort another straw in the hurricane, say critics

Thailand is back at a familiar crossroads after lawmakers proposed another national reconciliation committee as a way out of the escalating standoff between anti-establishment protesters and Prayut Chan-o-cha’s government. But with some stakeholders likely to boycott the process or set mutually incompatible conditions, the initiative may quickly collapse or else become a “one-sided” exercise. Critics […]

Thai police to ask court to remand Penguin, Rung and Mike on fresh charges

Three of Thailand’s prominent protest leaders are to be taken to the Criminal Court in Bangkok on Monday, with the Thai police seeking to have them held on remand on more charges, which were filed against them while they were recuperating at Rama 9 Hospital. The Centre for Human Rights Lawyers, which has been representing […]