2.1 million baht was stolen from Siam Commercial Bank’s Chom Thong branch, which had been closed since last July. Police say that they suspect two thieves had broken the glass of the bank and then set fire to the ATM machine from the back end, managing to break the seal and steal the money.
A man has been arrested after brandishing a gun and threatening people sitting by the side of the road along Ratvithi Road Soi 2. Sapol Jindatham, 44, from Mae Sai, Chiang Rai, was arrested in his apartment 100 metres away from where the incident occurred. According to police people who were sitting by the side of the road drinking beer yesterday called to report a belligerent man bandying a gun a … Continued
Late on the night of the 24th a man was rescued from the Ping River opposite Ton Lamyai Market after an attempted suicide. The 44 year old man is a clothes salesman and told rescue workers that his business had to close down recently. He said that the person he loved had also been bullying him constantly and he had gone for a walk along the river. However, he said, he was bullied again by someone … Continued
Photos of Chiang Mai city and environs, as pollution levels climb to hazardous levels. Again.
It has been 43 days since the last known case of Covid-19 in Chiang Mai and the Public Health Office has announced that all checkpoints into the city will be dismantled in accordance with government policy to ease restrictions. Those travelling to Chiang Mai from Samut Sakhon, however, will still be required to report to authorities and self quarantine for 14 days. CM-Chana application check-ins a … Continued
Despite the current challenging times in Chiang Mai, a number of companies joined forces to assist Doi Suthep-Pui National Park in clearing a firebreak in their efforts to prevent the spread of wildfires in the current dry season in northern Thailand. The fire prevention event was coordinated by Thai Eco Solutions, a consultancy that connects people with the natural environment through meaningful … Continued
A 13 year old girl in mathayom 1 at a school in Mae Chaem district died this past Saturday while helping create a firewall during a community activity. The incident happened when the girl joined students, teachers and many villagers in the mountains, working on a firewall. She began to vomit and then fainted, being rushed to the hospital where she died. Doctors said that she had a problem in her b … Continued
Earlier this morning students, mainly from Chiang Mai University, met up in front of the Chiang Mai Muang Police Station to protest the warrant recently issued for four students for their involvement in anti-government protests. Toilet paper printed with what appears to be images similar to the warrant was strewn about. Works of art by students were auctions off in front of the police station, eac … Continued
A 48 year old woman was found hanged yesterday afternoon from a longan tree in her garden. Rescue workers say that she had been dead for two to three hours by the time they arrived. An uncle of the deceased told police that she had seen a flyer which was regularly handed out in the village offering a loan at 20% interest. She took out a 12,000 baht loan and had been paying the loansahrks back unti … Continued
Following reports by villagers from Nong Pheung, Saraphi, police raided an abandoned land area near an underpass bridge on the third ring road, known as a place where men go to pick up other men. This afternoon police raided the area, telling reporters that they found empty bottles of alcohol, used condoms and drugs paraphernalia. Authorities then dug ditches on all five exits and entrances to the … Continued