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CPF plant closed after deaths

The deaths of five people who fell into a wastewater treatment pond at a CPF factory on Friday has led authorities to temporarily shut down the Bang Na-Trat Road facility. The closure comes as a team of Industry Ministry investigators, engineers and a fact-finding unit assembled by Charoen Pokphand Foods Plc seek to identify the cause of the deaths.

Bride sues runaway groom after dowry dispute

A house in Phimai district of Nakhon Ratchasima is decorated for a wedding that never took place after a dispute over the dowry led the groom to flee. NAKHON RATCHASIMA: A wedding in Phimai district was abruptly cancelled after a groom and his relatives walked away with the dowry following a quarrel with the bride's family over the amount.

Panel vows to dismantle resorts on Phu Thap Boek

The remaining 13 illegal resorts on Phu Thap Boek mountain in Lom Kao district of Phetchabun will be dismantled, says deputy Phetchabun governor Krit Khongmuang. PHETCHABUN: Provincial authorities have vowed to go ahead with the demolition of 13 more illegal resorts on Phu Thap Boek, the popular mountain attraction in Phetchabun, after owners of the remaining 13 resorts defied an order to dismantle them.

Six provinces on flood alert

Six provinces in the East and the South have been warned to brace themselves for heavy rain that could trigger flash floods and forest runoff today and tomorrow. Chartchai Promlert, director of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation , said the strong southwest monsoon prevailing across the Andaman Sea and Thailand and lower pressure in northern Vietnam would likely cause rain across the country and heavy rain in parts of the Central Plains, including Greater Bangkok, the eastern provinces and the west coast of the South.

Ford's China move casts new cloud on Mexican carmaking

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Ford is pictured at the 38th Bangkok International Motor Show in Bangkok, Thailand March 28, 2017. ) in Mexico has raised the specter of Chinese competition for local carmaking, adding to pressure on the industry after repeated threats by U.S. President Donald Trump to saddle it with punitive tariffs.

Blaze at cotton thread factory in Samut Prakan

A fire broke out at a cotton thread factory in Samut Prakan's Phra Samut Chedi district in the early hours of Saturday, police said. Pol Captain Issara Saengsawang, deputy inspector of Phra Samut Chedi Police Station, said the fire broke out at the U-sup Cotton Co Ltd in Tambon Klong Bang Plakod at 1.30am.

Restitution from KCUC scandal held up

Committee members managing the financial rehabilitation of Klongchan Credit Union Cooperative show pictures of land plots it plans to sell.a The committee managing the financial rehabilitation at the Klongchan Credit Union Cooperative admitted yesterday it would not be able to complete the payment of debts to KCUC members affected by the multi-million-baht embezzlement scandal by year-end as previously promised. Prakit Philangkasa, chairman of the committee, made the announcement at a press conference following a ruling by the Central Bankruptcy Court, which ordered the KCUC to sell two major plots of land via a formal auction.

Britney Spears' Sons Feed Elephants in Bangkok, Thailand -- Watch

Britney Spears took her two sons, 11-year-old Sean and 10-year-old Jayden, along for her trip to Bangkok, Thailand, where she has a show this week, and she's been sightseeing in the southeast Asian country, giving her boys an experience that they -- like elephants -- will never forget! "So many adventures!! Had a great time feeding the elephants at the @phuketelephantsanctuary this week!" Spears wrote, sharing an Instagram video of her kids feeding the massive mammals.

Body of heroic student who saved friend in US returns home

Friends hold banners reading "Welcome home. My Hero" as they lead a parade to take the body of Sirawich Chantaburnan to Wat Thammachak in Muang district of Phitsanulok on Friday.

Irishman having sex in back seat of car killed in horror crash

Ex-pat English teacher John Malone, 39, had been travelling in the speeding black Sazuki when it lost control and hit a concrete post on Wednesday morning at 1 am. Horrific CCTV shows the car spinning several times as sparks fly and glass smashes before it comes to a stop further down the road in Chiang Rai, Thailand.

Woman, 60, killed by university van in Nakhon Si Thammarat

A 60-year-old woman was hit and killed by a university van as she crossed the road in Nakhon Si Thammarat on Friday morning. Police said the accident happened at 9.30am on the Nakhon Si Thammarat-Tha Sala road in Moo 6 village in Tambon Pakpoon of Mueang district.

Man arrested for killing wife's parents 12 years ago

Murder suspect Kritsanachai Chantrasri, 51, a pharmacist, after his arrest in Bangkok for the murder of his former parents-in-law in Chiang Rai in 2005. An alleged woman accomplice was also caught in Chon Buri.

Thailand: Prayuth orders end to 'parading' of suspects in high-profile cases

Workers from Myanmar, Saw, left, and Win, sit together, escorted by a Thai police officer, during a press conference in Koh Tao island, Surat Thani province. Thailand, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014.

Revenue staff cited for huge VAT fraud

The Revenue Department shows boxes of fake tax invoices produced to facilitate fraudulent claims for value-added tax refunds. The National Anti-Corruption Commission on Thursday resolved to take legal action against four Revenue officials of Samut Prakan province "and accomplices" involved in a 1.11-billion baht value-added tax fraud using bogus export companies.

Line messaging digital theme park to open in Thai capital

Thailand's most popular text-messaging service will open its doors to the public Friday with an extravagant digital theme ... . Thai customer selects merchandise at Line Village in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Conflict in Thailand's deep south: Younger generation tries to make sense of the violence

The insurgency in Thailand's deep south has been raging for more than 13 years, with more than 6,500 people killed by bomb attacks, drive-by shootings and assassinations. PATTANI: The insurgency in Thailand's deep south has been raging for more than 13 years, with more than 6,500 people killed by bomb attacks, drive-by shootings and assassinations.

At A Glance

Pfizer is moving forward in preparations for the company's 60th anniversary by furthering its commitment to support healthy lifestyles and Thais' quality of life. Underlining the importance of healthy living, the company is launching the "Fit in 60 Days by Pfizer" campaign, which aims to help boost the well-being of Thais by imparting knowledge on with exercise and better diet to prevent non-communicable diseases .

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