Thailand PM Prayuth Chan-Ocha has ordered a drug crackdown in the country, and has made drug suppression a national agenda item. The police will now actively crackdown offenders by conducting searches and arrests, and will bring users for rehabilitation. The orders have come following the mass killing at a daycare centre in Nong Bua Lamphu province that left 36 people dead.
The flood situation in Thailand continues to stay grim, with heavy rainfall of about 22 cms (8.5 inches) recorded in the northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani. In the last 24, hours, one person was reportedly killed and two others were injured by falling trees in Sisaket province. Waters have gone up to waist-level in some area of Thailand. Over 5,000 people have moved to shelters seeking protection, abandoning their homes.
Thailand has allowed for the temporary stay of Ousted Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Rajapaksa who fled the island nation after people outran his residence and demanded for his resignation, has seeked refuge in Thailand, after his stay in Singapore comes to an end. Thailand PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has allowed Rajapaksa's stay since it is a "humanitarian issue", and stated that he can stay till he finds a permanent refuge.
In Thailand's eastern province of Chonburi, a massive fire broke out at a nightclub. The incident took place in Sattahip district's Mountain B night club, and left at least 13 dead. The incident also left as many as 40 injured. Reportedly, in a footage circulated on the internet, people were seen running around screaming, as they were engulfed in fire. Furthermore, no foreign citizens tell victim to the incident.
Thai Airways will launch a special 'flight to nowhere' on November 30 that will depart from Bangkok and will land back there itself after flying for three hours. Interestingly, the flight would fly over 31 provinces covering 99 religious sites but would not land at any of them. The passengers will be given prayer books and souvenirs as well. However, climate activists criticised the idea for "putting unnecessary pressure" on the environment… read-more
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Cracking down on student-led peaceful protests, Thailand government has declared an emergency, banning large gatherings. Besides, the government arrested major student leaders in the wee hours and also deployed riot-police. It has also put restrictions on media coverage. Reportedly, the major leaders arrested include human rights lawyer Anon Nampa and student activist Parit Chiwarak. The protestors' demands include PM Prayuth’s resignation,… read-more