11 July 2024

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in Thailand. Here’s what you need to know for today.

Chiang Mai’s Muang district remains flooded Tuesday

Many areas in Chiang Mai’s Muang district, including the commercial zone and the well-known Chang Khlan shopping street, remained flooded this morning, while the provincial irrigation office is advising residents to monitor the water situation closely. A number of roads are impassable to small vehicles, with some of them under about 30 centimetres of water.

Bangkok’s Chaengwattana area worst hit by Monday night’s downpour

Many commuters were forced to wade along flooded pavements in Bangkok’s Chaengwattana area late last night, due to a lack of public transport and traffic gridlock, after the area was drenched by several hours of heavy rain. The Meteorological Department has also forecast rain and isolated heavy showers covering 70% of Bangkok this evening.

Four suspects in Forex-3D Ponzi scheme surrender to DSI

Four suspects, allegedly linked to the Forex-3D foreign exchange futures investment scheme, reported to the DSI this morning, to face charges of fraud and violations of the Computer Crime Act. The suspects are part of a third group of 16 people wanted by the DSI over their alleged involvement in the scam. Two more are due to report to the DSI tomorrow.

August’s Mountain B pub fire in Sattahip claims 24th life

The deadly inferno at the Mountain B pub in Sattahip district of Chon Buri on August 5th claimed its 24th life last night. 57 other people were injured in the blaze, some of whom have since died. 11 others are still in hospital, including three who are on ventilators. So far, compensation claims for over 240 million baht are being sought from the owner of the pub.