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.

Man arrested after allegedly shooting three students to death in Krabi

Three high-school students were shot dead in the Khao Phanom district of Thailand’s southern province of Krabi last night, after their motorcycle was involved in a collision with a private car.

Police subsequently arrested the suspect this morning. He admitted during questioning that he took two methamphetamine pills before driving his car and colliding with the motorcycle. He then grabbed a shotgun in his car and fired at the students.

Empty hotel on Koh Samui ransacked, 70 million baht in valuables stolen

Police on Koh Samui, in Thailand’s southern province of Surat Thani, are holding three suspects on intrusion and theft charges, after they allegedly broke into an unoccupied hotel and stole about 70 million baht worth of property.

Police seized several hand tools from a house on the island, along with other housing equipment, which are thought to have been stolen from the hotel, during a police search at a construction worker’s camp in Bo-Phut (บ่อพุต) sub-district.

Police crackdown on a gang selling of fake health products online

The Consumer Protection Police Division and the Thai Food and Drug Administration have smashed a gang offering fake or substandard health products for sale online and have seized several million baht worth of the goods. Police claim that the gang had a turnover of about 600 million baht.

Ten Rohingya plucked from the sea off Satun province by a Thai trawler

Ten Rohingya were rescued from the sea off the southern border province of Satun by a Thai trawler today. The group claimed that they left Rakhine state by boat, heading for a third country, believed to be Malaysia. They encountered a storm, forcing them to abandon their vessel. Immigration officials suspect that there may be more Rohingya hiding on islands off Satun coast.

**UPDATE: Thai authorities have found 41 more Rohingya, from Myanmar’s Rakhine state, on an island off the southern province of Satun, after Thai fishermen rescued ten people floating in the sea this morning.

Thailand wins gold, three silver and bronze medals at Aerobic Gymnastics Asian Championship

Thailand’s Chawisa Inthakul won the gold medal in the dance event at the 7th Aerobic Gymnastics Asian Championship held yesterday in Pattaya. Other Thai gymnasts won three silvers and three bronzes at the event.