25 tonnes of meat seized from illegal meat processing plant in Chon Buri

Officials from the Livestock Development Department seized about 25 tonnes of pig and cow offal and other meat soaked in formalin yesterday (Saturday) from an illegal food processing plant in Si Racha district of Chon Buri Province.   The department’s director-general, Somchuan Ratanamungklanon, told the media that the seized meat, potentially worth about five million […]

Heavy rain forecast for 15 southern provinces through Monday

People living in Thailand’s 15 southern provinces are advised to brace for heavy to very heavy rain today (Sunday) and tomorrow, while small vessels should remain ashore due to rough seas.   The Meteorological Department said today that a low pressure cell, which is looming over southern Thailand and northern Malaysia, is intensifying as it […]

Indonesia raises volcano warning to highest after Semeru erupts – media

Indonesian authorities raised the warning on Semeru volcano to the highest level on Sunday, Kompas TV reported, after an eruption spewed a column of ash high into the air.   The evacuation of people living near the volcano in East Java province had begun, a top regional administrator, Thoriqul Haq, told the broadcaster.   The […]

Turtle lays second clutch of eggs on Thalu Island in Prachuap Khiri Khan

A Hawksbill sea turtle has laid 168 eggs, the second clutch for this nesting season, on the beach of Thalu Island in Bang Saphan Noi district of Prachuap Khiri Khan province. The new clutch was discovered on Friday.   Dr. Yutthaphon Angkinan, an advisor to the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, said today (Saturday) […]

Probe ordered after 17 defence students hospitalised after harsh training

The commander of the Fourth Army Region has ordered an investigation after 17 territorial defence students, in Thailand’s southern province of Narathiwat, were sent to hospital suffering from severe dehydration, some of whom had to be given dialysis   A Facebook post, by someone who calls himself “Sariman”, asked why first year territorial defence students […]

Freight train derailment in Songkhla Province

Several cargo carriages became derailed after a freight train left Hat Yai for the Padang Besar border town in Sadao district of Songkhla this morning (Saturday).   Initial reports said that the 20-car No. 707 freight train, was arriving at Village 2, in Khlong Ngae sub-district, when it derailed following a loud explosion. 11 freight […]