1.5 tonnes of smuggled pig carcasses from Cambodia seized in Sa Kaeo

Livestock and customs officials seized about 1.5 tonnes of pig carcasses yesterday (Sunday), which had been smuggled into Thailand’s eastern border province of Sa Kaeo from Cambodia.   The driver of the pickup truck containing the pork was arrested after a brief chase. He allegedly admitted that the carcasses were being delivered to a customer. […]

Work under way to restore sabotaged rail tracks in Songkhla Province

Manpower and heavy equipment have been sent to the scene of Saturday’s bomb blast in Sadao district of Songkhla, to remove several derailed train carriages and repair damaged sections of track.   Officials of the State Railway of Thailand said today (Monday) that a shipment of smoked rubber, which was on its way by train […]

Flood warning in 11 southern provinces for December 8th-11th

Thailand’s National Water Command Centre is advising people living in 11 southern provinces to brace for possible heavy rain and flooding from Thursday through Sunday.   Areas vulnerable to river overflows and flooding are:   Lamae district of Chumphon Thalang and Mueang districts of Phuket Kanchanadit, Tha Chana, Chaiya, Tha Chang, Phunpin, Don Sak and […]

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 […]

Over 80% of people in Bangkok satisfied with new governor’s performance

More than 80% of people living in Bangkok are satisfied with the performance of Governor Chadchart Sittipunt in the six months since he took office, according to a National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) poll.   7.93% of the respondents said they are not satisfied at all with his performance, because he has failed to […]