22 migrant workers from Myanmar detained in Songkhla province

A passenger van, crammed with 22 illegal migrant workers from Myanmar, was intercepted by police at a checkpoint on the Asian highway in Rattaphum district of Thailand’s southern province of…

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East meets west as Southern Thai Nora dance lands in Venice

In an unprecedented move, Thailand National Artist Thummanit Nikomrat thrilled spectators by performing the traditional Nora dance not on stage but in a gondola on a Venetian canal. Most had…

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Thailand-Malaysia border crossings reopen after two years

Land border checkpoints between Thailand and Malaysia have reopened today (Friday), after being closed for more than two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A main checkpoint in Sadao district…

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Fourth southern insurgent held after 10-hour siege in Songkhla

The fourth insurgent, holding out in a house in Chana district of Thailand’s southern province of Songkhla, was captured by security forces on Thursday evening, following a siege which lasted…

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Three suspected insurgents killed by Thai security forces in Songkhla

Three suspected insurgents were shot dead by government security forces in the Chana district of Thailand’s southern province of Songkhla this morning (Thursday), according to the Internal Security Operations Command…

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Major food group denies hoarding pork, as officials check storage facilities nationwide

One of Thailand’s leading agro-industry and food businesses, Betagro, has dismissed a suggestion that they have been hoarding frozen pork at a cold storage facility checked by officials from the…

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Unofficial results show Democrat party winning in two southern by-elections

Thailand’s Democrat party has beaten off a forceful challenge from its coalition government partner, the Palang Pracharat party, in by-elections in Songkhla and Chumphon provinces on Sunday. The Democrat party’s…

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Government parties battle for Songkhla and Chumphon House seats in Sunday by-elections

The Democrat and Palang Pracharat parties have been engaging in a fierce war of words over two vacant parliamentary seats, both up for grabs in by-elections in Songkhla’s Constituency 6…

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Ghost ship in Gulf of Thailand sinks

The mysterious unmanned ship, which was found floating in the Gulf of Thailand about 100 miles off the coast of Songkhla province, sank on Saturday night, despite attempts by the…

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Chana protesters agree to end rally after cabinet amends published resolutions

Protesters fighting the industrial estate project in Chana district of Thailand’s Songkhla province agreed to return home this morning (Wednesday), after the cabinet decision to suspend the project and to…

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Cabinet suspends controversial Chana industrial project, protesters see move as ‘buying time’

The Thai cabinet decided today (Tuesday) to suspend the implementation of the controversial industrial estate project in Chana district of the southern province of Songkhla, pending a new Strategic Environmental…

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Thai PM promises to review Chana project SEA, but says it cannot be scrapped

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today (Monday) that the Chana district industrial estate project, in the southern province of Songkhla, cannot legally be cancelled, but he promised a complete review…

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Jana district protesters granted conditional release

Police have released 36 Jana District protesters without bail, but on the condition that they must refrain from holding a similar protest again. Rattanamanee Polkla, a human rights lawyer, said…

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Thailand aims to draw neighbours for one-day trips

Thailand’s Ministry of Health is working with the Ministry of Tourism and Sports to prepare guidelines to allow visitors from Thailand’s neighbouring countries, such as Laos, Myanmar and Malaysia, to…

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Travellers from three border provinces to Songkhla face tighter controls

Checkpoints have been set up on main roads linking Thailand’s Songkhla province with Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat for the random screening of people coming from the three southern border provinces,…

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In this handout photo from the Royal Thai Army taken and released on June 22, 2021, Covid-19 coronavirus patients of a local hospital are transferred by a military truck to be accommodated in a field hospital for coronavirus treatment facility in the southern province of Songkhla amidst Thailand’s third wave of infections. (Photo by Handout / ROYAL THAI ARMY / AFP)

Night-time curfew imposed in Thailand’s Songkhla province until July 29

A night-time curfew has been imposed in Thailand’s southern province of Songkhla, from yesterday (Wednesday) until July 29th, amid ongoing daily new infections of between 133 and 272 over the…

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Thailand’s COVID-19 3rd wave surpasses 100,000 cases on Sunday

COVID-19 infections, since the outbreak of the third wave in April, have crossed the 100,000 line to 100,637 today, with 3,382 new cases and 17 more deaths being logged, according…

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Jana district residents to file complaint against SBPAC over boxing event

Residents of Jana district, in Thailand’s southern province of Songkhla, are considering taking legal action against the Southern Border Provinces Administration Centre (SBPAC) for allegedly defying an order of the…

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PMO ministerial assistant to negotiate with Chana locals on 4th day of protest

The government sent the assistant to the minister to the prime minister’s office, Suporn Attawong, to negotiate with the Chana residents, who have camped in front of government house for…

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Protest against Chana Industrial project entering its 3rd day

The protesters from Chana district, in Thailand’s southern province of Songkhla, have already been camped in front of government house for two nights. They are asking government to scrap the…

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