Seven alleged victims of fraud filed complaints at Maejo Police station yesterday, claiming to have been conned into renting (in Thai the purchase of amulets is called renting) amulets which turned out to be fake. Police arrested Somraks Parathai, 35, last night for falsifying cheques in relations to this case. Weerachai Chaicharoen, the head of the amulets association, Chiang Mai today met with p … Continued
Chiang Mai province and the Chinese Consul General joined up to organise this photo exhibition, “Long river of relations between China and Thailand” in honour of the 71st anniversary of the People’s Republic of China as well as 45 years of diplomatic relations between the two nations. The exhibition is held at the Chiang Mai International Convention and Exhibition Centre and was attended by Govern … Continued
Rumours which have been swirling around social media that a man had died in Arunothai district are false, says Deputy Governor Komsan Suwanparpa, warning the public the dissemination of fake news could lead to the computer crimes act which could see violators in jail for up to five years, and/or pay a fine of up to 100,000 baht.
This weekend saw student and anti-government protesters across Thailand come out in thousands to demand the resignation of the prime minister and political reform. Chiang Mai’s Tha Pae Gate was the stage for our city’s protests and the Free Act Chiang Mai group of artists came out in droves, in spite of the intermittent rains. Throughout the day, artists and performance artists danced, sang, drew … Continued
A body was found in the Ping River on Sunday, in Wat Gate area. The man was believed to have been deceased for two days and was found with no injuries to his body. After finding his ID card, police announced that he was a 21 year old student from Buriram who had been missing for a few days. He was a third year student at university and his lecturer told police that he had been suffering from depre … Continued
On Friday 18th Chiang Mai police say that 20 people came to report that they had been conned into taking a course to become security guards at the Chiang Mai International Airport. The group of 20 say that they represent between 100 and 200 people who were asked to pay for a course as to how to become airport security guards. After many months, they came together to realise that they were not hire … Continued
Wat Lok Molee is receiving great praise for its work over the Covid period, in offering free training to those in need. To date, the temple, along with its team of volunteer teachers, have trained up three classes of students, comprising 300 people, who now have certified skills in such areas as hair dressing, sewing, cooking, massage, online sales, etc. The students came from the most unskilled a … Continued
The irrigation department has announced a warning for all of the fishermen who have caged fish along the banks of the Ping to be on the watch out for some heavy weather which could lead to flash floods over the coming days. The fishermen have been urged to secure their cages and make sure that no damage is done to their cages, by swift moving logs and debris. Monsoon storm Noul is expected to make … Continued
A 35 year old chef who used to work at one of Chiang Mai’s leading hotels, is being sued by the social security office for defamation through advertising. The chef had posted on his Facebook page that the office of social security was useless and didn’t help the people, and now the office has filed a complaint against him. After being called to the police station to explain himself, the chef said … Continued
Authorities have rushed to Chiang Mai’s Chaiprakarn Province, after reports that over 200 pigs have died from unknown causes in one farm. The corpses of the pigs have been destroyed and there is fear that there may be some communicable disease to watch out for. The public health office is now sending teams around the province to ensure that any pork sold is up to standard and not contaminated.