The government plans to set up public booths for mourners taking part in the His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Aduyadej’s cremation in October to lay traditional wooden funeral flowers, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on Wednesday.
Pro-democracy activists have been continuously threatened and told to stop taking action with regards to the mysterious disappearance of the Siamese Revolution plaque almost two weeks after the historic symbol was discovered missing.
With little fanfare, the Cabinet on Tuesday endorsed sweeping new powers for police to monitor mobilephone conversations and access mobile apps – but police promised that ordinary people would not be affected, because the authorities would only target criminals accused of grave offences.
Students of Chulalongkorn University's Faculty of Medicine and the Poh Teck Tung Foundation hosted a ceremony on Wednesday to show their respect and place 295 human cadavers – which Thai medical students would refer to as Ajarn Yai (great teachers) – in coffins at the university's Padtayapatana Building in Bangkok.
Thailand’s embassies and consulates around the world will host ceremonies on the day of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Aduyadej’s cremation in October so that Thai expatriates can join in the historic event, Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Busadee Santipitak said on Wednesday.
Narcotics Suppression Bureau police in a sting operation in Phetchaburi’s Tha Yang district on Wednesday arrested three people and seized 60,000 yaba pills, five mobile phones and a pistol with seven rounds of ammunition.
The Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC) has identified 1,790 substandard higher-education courses, most of which had issues related to lecturers or were exceeding the student quota, OHEC secretary-general Supat Champatong said.
Pro-democracy activist Ekachai Hongkangwan, who was detained on Tuesday morning for attempting to submit a complaint over the missing Siamese Revolution plaque at Government House, was released on Tuesday evening.
THE CONTROVERSIAL inclusion of two state representatives on the proposed media regulation council would be placed in a provisional clause stipulating limited terms of five years, chairman of the media reform committee ACM Kanit Suwannet said yesterday.
Facebook has removed a horrific video clip that showed a man putting a noose around his 11-month-old baby daughter’s neck and hanging her from the roof of an abandoned building in Phuket, following an uproar.