Thai woman shot dead by militants in Mumbai

November 29th, 2008 by admin

A Thai woman was shot dead in the hostage crisis at the Trident-Oberoi hotel in Mumbai, according to the Foreign Ministry’s Department of Information. The woman, who was not identified, worked as a masseuse at the hotel’s spa facility. Earlier ministry spokesman Tharit Charungvat said two women – Pornthima Duangthong and Thanya Yaemim – were […]

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Region in chaos as air links severed

November 29th, 2008 by admin

The severing of air links with Bangkok – a vital air hub that handles 3% of world air cargo and 100,000 travellers a day – rippled through the region with airlines scrambling to reroute passengers and freight as hopes for a quick resolution to the crisis faded. The government yesterday backed away from a threat […]

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Police chief ousted

November 29th, 2008 by admin

National police chief Patcharawat Wongsuwan was demoted yesterday, apparently for failing to execute the government’s order to clear Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports. Government spokesman Natthawut Saikua said the order to transfer Pol Gen Patcharawat to an inactive post at the Prime Minister’s Office took immediate effect. Pol Gen Patheep Tanprasert, an inspector-general, was appointed […]

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Haj Blocked

November 28th, 2008 by admin

More than 5,000 Thai Muslim pilgrims had planned to make the haj but are unable to leave since the PAD forced the shutdown of the airport on Tuesday. By Wichayant Boonchote A senior Islamic official has begged the People’s Alliance for Democracy to allow Muslims to board aircraft at Suvarnabhumi airport so they can join […]

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Inept PM

November 28th, 2008 by admin

The country cannot bow to what is essentially an act of terrorism. But Mr Somchai and his cabinet must realise that it is their complete ineptitude – selfishness in some cases – that gives life to the PAD. COMMENTARY By Atiya Achakulwisut Atiya Achakulwisut is Editorial Pages Editor, Bangkok Post. The country has been put […]

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