'Shogun' arrested over alleged Japan trip scam

Police on April 12 arrested Pasit Ariyalapit, known as “Shogun”, the founder and chief executive of food supplement firm WealthEver, which has been accused of cheating more than 1,000 people who were promised a three-day Songkran trip to Japan but were left stranded at Suvarnabhumi ...

Parents of trafficking victims testify in Thailand

Chab Sanna, 67, on January 26 told a courtroom how her three sons had been lured from their Svay Rieng province home in search of work abroad only to be trafficked into a life of near-slavery on a Thai fishing vessel. It’s an all-too-familiar tale, though ...

Cambodian migrants kin to testify in trafficking case

Parents of Cambodian human trafficking victims who were rescued from fishing boats in the southern border province of Ranong have travelled to Thailand to testify for their children in court. “I just want to see [the lawsuit] end quickly so my son can come back ...

Disaster centre sounds new flood alerts

Residents in Chumphon, Ranong and Nakhon Si Thammarat are being warned of heavy rainfall, flash floods and mudslides over the next few days. National Disaster Warning Centre issued a warning on January 18 about bad weather in the three southern provinces. The centre has warned ...

Tanintharyi tourism committee to draft master plan

A Tanintharyi development committee, operating under the tourism ministry and chaired by local tycoon Serge Pun, is drawing up a master plan for sustainable tourism in the region. Tanintharyi boasts the Myeik archipelago, a cluster of more than 800 largely untouched islands that hold huge ...

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