PM Srettha Thavisin is greeted by people during his visit to Kanchanaburi yesterday.//Photo : PM Facebook

New minimum wages are too low and need review : PM

The prime minister is not satisfied with the Wage Committee’s Friday decision on the new minimum wages in Thailand, saying that they are too low and promising a review. Speaking…

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Earthquake hits Kanchanaburi Sunday morning

An earthquake, measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale, hit Sangkhla district of the western province of Kanchanaburi at about 3am Sunday morning, the Meteorological Department reports. The epicentre of the…

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Construction tycoon jailed for poaching leaves prison

A former construction tycoon, Premchai Karnasuta, was released from on parole from prison today (Tuesday), after serving a jail term for poaching in Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife sanctuary in Kanchanaburi province…

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2 killed, 30 injured in a bus accident in Kanchanaburi

At least two passengers were killed and about 30 others injured when a double-decker bus flipped over on a road in Si Sawat district of Kanchanaburi province on Saturday. Several…

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Murder charges filed against suspect in series of cyanide poisonings

Pol Col Anek Taosuparb, deputy commander of the Crime Suppression Division, told the media Saturday night that murder charges were filed by the police against a Thai female suspect, 36-year-old…

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Summer storm warnings for most of Thailand on Thursday

People living in Bangkok and the rest of the country, with the exception of the south, are advised to brace for thunder storms, strong winds, hail and possible lightning strikes…

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71 constituency candidates in 31 provinces disqualified by election officials

A total of 71 constituency candidates in 31 provinces have been rejected by constituency election directors, after it was discovered that their qualifications do not meet the legal requirements, according…

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Highways Dept. offers 27 camp sites for public to pitch tents during Songkran

Thailand’s Highways Department has opened its 27 camp sites, near tourist attractions in 13 provinces, for members of the public to pitch their tents during the Songkran break. The department’s…

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Most of Thailand will see summer storms from Sunday through Wednesday

Many provinces in Thailand’s northern, north-eastern, eastern and central regions are forecast to be hit by summer storms, with strong winds and hail in some areas, from tomorrow through Wednesday,…

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Tourists flock to a misty Saphan Mon in Kanchanaburi

Tourists, both Thai and foreign, flocked to Saphan Mon (Mon Bridge) in Sangkhla Buri district of the western province of Kanchanaburi on a misty Sunday morning to enjoy the views…

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Cloud-seeding to be used to control fires in Thailand’s western forests

The Royal Rain-making and Agricultural Aviation Department is expected to be cloud-seeding from this Saturday until next Monday to help contain fires in Thailand’s western forests, which appear to be…

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Five hunters sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison for killing tiger and its cub

Five poachers were each sentenced to a total of four years and nine months months in prison and fined 5,500 baht, after they were found guilty of killing a tiger…

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Two elephants rescued from sink hole in Kanchanaburi forest

A backhoe and a team of veterinarians in a forest in Thong Pha Phum district of Kanchanaburi province have helped an elephant and its calf to get out of sink…

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Tourists advised not to camp at Vajiralongkorn Reservoir

Tourists are being told not to spend the night in tents, mobile homes or lodgings on the banks of the Vajiralongkorn Reservoir, or on the islets in the reservoir, or…

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People near Srinagarind Dam warned after tiger caught on CCTV  

People living in communities near the Srinagarind Dam, in Si Sawat district of Kanchanaburi province, have been advised not to forage in the forest or allow their children to play…

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Woods behind Mahidol U in Kanchanaburi off-limits after tiger sighting

Mahidol University in Kanchanaburi has banned its students and staff from venturing into the woods behind the campus, after a tiger was seen by a villager in the forest last…

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Schoolboy needs surgery after being forced by teacher to stand and sit 200 times

A 15-year-old schoolboy is awaiting surgery, to treat serious muscle inflammation at the back of his left knee, after he was allegedly forced, by his teacher, to stand and sit…

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4 Myanmar nationals die, 9 injured in road accident in Kanchanaburi province

Four undocumented migrant workers from Myanmar were killed and nine others injured when a pickup truck in which they were travelling ploughed into a roadside ditch and overturned near the…

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Five-year-long 30-million baht lottery prize drama finally concludes

After five years of courtroom battles and out-of-court drama between a teacher and a retired police officer, over who actually owns five first prize lottery tickets worth 30 million baht,…

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Thai school drops military-style uniforms for kindergarteners after backlash

A school in Thailand’s western province of Kanchanaburi has backed off its plan for kindergarten students to wear military style fatigues once a week, after it came under heavy criticism…

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Wounded tiger found on camera Kanchanaburi jungle, expert advice sought

Officials from Thailand’s Wildlife Conservation Office will consult experts from the Khao Nang Rum Wildlife Research Station and conservationists on whether to capture a wounded wild tiger alive, to be…

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Khao Laem national Park told to withhold eviction order against alleged poachers’ relatives

Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked Khao Laem National Park in Thailand’s western province of Kanchanaburi to put on hold its order for the relatives of five cattlemen,…

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Briton killed and another seriously injured in knife attack in Kanchanaburi

A Briton was killed and his compatriot was seriously injured after a Thai man attacked them with a sickle-shaped long knife in front of a house in Muang district of…

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Thai officials nab final suspect in tiger killing, doubt their claims

The final suspect in the national park tiger death case, while claiming he was not involved in the killings, has been arrested, after four other suspects surrendered and confessed to…

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Cattlemen who killed tigers at national park surrender, say they killed their cows

Four cattle farmers, wanted by the police for allegedly killing two tigers in Thong Pha Phum national park in Thailand’s western province of Kanchanaburi, have explained that they shot the…

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Forestry officials try to sedate a wounded elephant after road accident in Kanchanaburi

Park rangers from Salak Phra wildlife sanctuary, in Thailand’s western province of Kanchanaburi, have been trying to locate and sedate a wounded elephant, after it was hit by a pickup…

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Camping on islets, near reservoir banned at Thailand’s Sri Nakarin Dam National Park

The Sri Nakarin Dam National Park, in the western Thai province of Kanchanaburi, has banned camping on the banks of the park’s reservoir and on islets inside after it was…

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Supreme Court sentences construction tycoon Premchai to three years two months

The Supreme Court has upheld the Appeals Court prison term of three years and two months, without suspension, handed down to Thai construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta for poaching in Thungyai…

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Supreme Court verdict in construction tycoon’s poaching case expected Wednesday

The Thong Pha Phum provincial court in Kanchanaburi province is scheduled to release the Supreme Court verdict tomorrow morning (Wednesday) in the controversial illegal hunting case involving construction tycoon Premchai…

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Many piglets drown, others evacuated from flooding in Thailand

The current flooding in many parts of Thailand is not only affecting humans, property and farmland, but has also led to the drowning of many farm animals, such as pigs,…

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Teachers brave tough terrain to deliver milk to children in Kanchanaburi

A group of about 20 dedicated teachers and volunteers braved four hours of rain, mud and flooded dirt roads in Thungyai Naresuan wildlife sanctuary, in Thailand’s western province of Kanchanaburi,…

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Thai provinces facing floods as storm Conson makes landfall in Vietnam

Flash floods and heavy rain have hit many provinces of Thailand as tropical storm Conson made landfall in Vietnam’s Quang Ngai early on Sunday, according to Thailand’s Meteorological Department. Thai…

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Thai-Myanmar border in Kanchanaburi province closed to reduce risk of infected people crossing

The governor of Thailand’s western province of Kanchanaburi has ordered the closure of the border with Myanmar, effective Monday until further notice, as a precaution against a possible influx of…

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33 illegal migrants from Myanmar arrested in Kanchanaburi province

Thai security forces arrested 33 illegal migrants from Myanmar in a forest in Sangkhla Buri district of the western province of Kanchanaburi today (Sunday). The Lat Ya Special Task Force…

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Natural sparkling water to be distributed free of charge in Kanchanaburi

Naturally carbonated water, from underground sources in Huay Krajao district of Thailand’s Kanchanaburi, will be distributed to people in the district, on a trial basis, free of charge on Wednesday…

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Thai Police seize about 1.6 billion baht of illicit drugs in Kanchanaburi province

Thai police, in the western province of Kanchanaburi, yesterday seized a massive haul of illicit drugs concealed in a 12-wheel trailer truck. The drugs have an estimated street value of…

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Kanchanaburi jolted by 4.9 magnitude quake Sunday night

A 4.9 magnitude earthquake jolted the western province of Kanchanaburi on Sunday night, but no casualties or damages were reported. The tremor was felt by people in Muang, Saiyoke, Si…

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Riverside residents in Kanchanaburi told to brace for possible flooding

Kanchanaburi’s riverside residents have been told to move their belongings to higher grounds in anticipation of possible flooding after three dams in this western province increased water drainage downstream. Kanchanaburi…

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Two Kanchanaburi dams discharging more water

Two major dams in the western province of Kanchanaburi, Vajiralongkorn Dam and Srinagarind Dam, are now discharging more water down the Mae Klong River following continuous rain influenced by a…

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Three provinces still affected by flood from “Son-tinh”

Floodings as a result of tropical storm “Son-tinh” which has weakened to a low pressure cell still wreak havoc  in three provinces — Kanchanaburi, Phichit and Nakhon Sawan, Disaster Prevention…

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Sangkhla Buri flooding still critical

The flooding situation in Sangkhla Buri district of Kanchanaburi province is still critical as Highway 323 is still about 1.20 metres under water, making it impassable to small vehicles. The…

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