Category Archives: Entertainment

Nitrogen cylinder containing frozen human semen sent to Khon Kaen hospital for examination

The nitrogen cylinder containing six vials of frozen human semen has been sent to Khon Kaen hospital for examination to determine whether the specimens were sperms, eggs or embryos, said Dr Chatchaval Riththiti, deputy health chief of Nong Khai, on Friday.

The nitrogen cylinder which was confiscated from 25-year old Mr Nithinon Srithaniyanan at a border checkpoint on the Thai-Lao friendship bridge in Nong Khai by customs officials had been handed over to the provincial health office.

Dr Chatchaval said if it could be verified that the specimens in the six vials were sperm, eggs or embryos, the Nong Khai health office would file charge with the police against Mr Nithinon.

Health officials are suspicious that the planned delivery of the frozen specimens contained in the nitrogen cylinder could be used for surrogacy in Laos.

Mr Nimit Saeng-ampai, Nong Khai customs chief, said Nithinon asked to have the legal proceeding to be dropped and would face a fine of 200,000 baht.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

Ms Pat clarifies the source of her 1.9 million baht in a bank account

Actress Napapa Pat Tantrakul reported to the Office of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) to clarify about the source of her 1.9 million baht in a bank account.

Accompanied by her lawyers who were at the ONCB, Ms Pat met with ONCB secretary-general Mr Sirinya Sitthichai and reportedly told him that the money was transferred to her bank account by her husband, Mr Akkarakit Benz Vorarotecharoenkit, who is facing charge of money laundering allegedly in connection with alleged Laotian drug lord, Xaisana Kaeopimpa.

The actress declined to talk to the media, saying that she would talk after the completion of her meeting with the ONCB chief.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

Taiwan extends visa-free visits for Thai passport holders for another year

Thai Trade and Economic Office Taipei has recently decided to extend visa-free visits to Taiwan by holders of Thai passports for another year as of August 1, 2017 until August 31, 2018.

According to the website of the East Asian Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the one-year extension of the visa-free visits to Thai visitors holding Thai passports was intended to promote tourism, trade, economic and cultural relations between Taiwan and Thailand.

The visa-free privilege allows Thai passport holders to stay in Taiwan for up to 30 days. This will expire on July 31 this year.

Since the granting of visa-free visits, Thai visitors to Taiwan have increased by 57.26 percent.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

Four youths injured in small bomb explosion

Four youths in Kalasin province were injured after the ping pong home made small bombs they were making exploded yesterday.

The incident happened at a home in Bua Khao subdistrict of Kuchinarai district.

The four youths were identified as Thiradej Tannapruek, Chirawin Intring, Anusorn Chaiman and Rithidej Siriken.

One youth, Rithidej, believed to be the bomb maker had his hands cut off.

Police and soldiers inspecting the house found pieces of nails, screws, metals and gun powder.

They believed that the four youths were helping in making bomb but they may have made mistake and caused the explosion

The bombs might be used with their rivals during the Songkran festival.

Police also found one pill of methamphetamine at the scene.

But the four youths denied having the drug, or making the bombs.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

Manhunt launched for alleged fraudster Sinsae Shogun

Police have launched a manhunt for a fraudster who allegedly cheated more than 1,500 people who bought cheap package tour to Japan from her phoney company, WealthEver, which is in fact a pyramid scheme operator.

Police said that the alleged fraudster had changed her name and surname over ten times with the latest name being Ms Pasit Arinlapit, alias Sinsae Shogun.

About 400 complaints have been lodged with the Crime Suppression Division police by victims of WealthEver after they were stranded at Suvarnabhumi international airport Tuesday after they found out that there was no flight to take them to Japan as promised by the phoney company.

Police said that WealthEver was never registered as a direct sale company or a tour company.

Police crime record shows that there are six fraud cases pending against Ms Pasit together with three arrest warrants.

Suvarnabhumi airport police detained two officials of WealthEver for questioning.

One of the victims, Ms Pongnapa Thitiwatchara, told the media that she bought the package tour to Japan from WealthEver at about 20,000 baht and had already transferred 10,000 baht to the firm. But when she showed up at the airport to board a flight to Japan Tuesday night, she could not locate any official of the company and could not get in touch with any of them.

Ms Pongnapa said a friend of her who also bought the package tour believed that the company would not cheat them and did not file a complaint with the police.

Another victim, Ms Sitipitcha Inganuraksakul, said she was a member of a on online trade service and could use her purchase record to buy package tour at half the price. She added that she bought the tour to Japan through an agent, not directly from WealthEver.

Only when she showed up at the airport Tuesday night she found out that there was no package tour to Japan.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

Summer storms warning during Songkran festival

The Meteorological Department today issued the latest weather announcement warning of possible strong summer storms in the country's upper regions during April 12-15.

It said the thunder storms are expected between the period as high pressure or cold front from Mainland China is approaching and blanketing the upper part of the country.

The approach of the cold front will result in summer thunderstorms, gusty winds and hail storms during April 12-15.

Hot temperatures in affected areas will be eased during the period, it said.

Affected provinces from summer storms from tomorrow include Loei, Nong Bua Lamphu, Udon Thani, Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Amnat Charoen, Ubon Ratchathani, Si Sa Ket, Yasothon, Kalasin, Roi Et, Maha Sarakham, Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buriram and Surin in the Northeast.

While in the northern region, affected provinces beginning Friday till Saturday include Chiang Rai, Phayao, Phrae, Nan, Uttaradit, Sukhothai, Phichit, Phitsanulok and Phetchabun.

In the central region, affected provinces include Nakhon Sawan, Lopburi and Saraburi.

The Meteorological Department advised the people in these affected provinces to take health and safety precautions and keep abreast of weather advisories.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

Min is still in critical condition at Rajavithi hospital

25-year-old Rapeeporn "Min" Nasa-an remains in critical condition and needs close monitoring at Rajavithi hospital, the team of doctors said yesterday.

Min returned in coma condition on Saturday from South Korea aboard a Thai Airways International's flight and sent to Rajavithi hospital.

Doctors said she remains in critical condition as the result of oxygen depletion for a long period.

Although she regained consciousness, she still could not speak and needs breathing aids, they said.

Dr Thirapol Tophantananond, director-general of the Medical Department, said her brain was damaged due to oxygen depletion and the chance to return to normal condition was not known, depending on how much the brain was damaged.

He said what the team of doctors was trying its best was to keep her brain from further damage from seizure disorder.

Meanwhile her parents yesterday also denied that their daughter overdrinking alcohol before falling unconscious.

They also assured donors that all the money donated for their daughter would be spent on medical expenses at the utmost interest but declined to say how much the donation now is so far.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

Don’t blame the prime minister: General Prawit

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan on Friday asked critics and members of the public not to blame Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha for supposedly initiating the measure banning pickup trucks from carrying passengers in cabs and on the back of the vehicles.

General Prawit said that it was him and a panel in charge of road safety that initiated the measure for the sake of public safety and the prime minister agreed with it.

However, he added that when the government realized that a large number of people were against the measure, the government was willing to back down by allowing pickup truck to carry a maximum of passengers on its back.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)