Top National Thailand Stories From the Past Week: Highway Policeman Shot Dead, and more

Here is a look at the top NATIONAL Thailand stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from the last week, Monday, September 4th, 2023, to Sunday, September 10th, 2023.

They are not in any particular level of importance but are listed in the order of date of publication.

Let’s get started and see what the top stories were!

1. A Turkish fitness trainer was arrested in Bangkok after he allegedly defrauded wealthy Thai women an amount of millions of baht with an investment scam.

Many victims fell in love with him before he persuaded them to invest with a car care shop.

2. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin and his cabinet members have been sworn in before His Majesty the King on Tuesday, September 5th.

His Majesty granted them an audience at Amporn Sathan Residential Hall at Dusit Palace in Bangkok.

3. Thailand secured their first Asian senior women’s volleyball championship since 2013, beating China in an intense five-set match in Nakhon Ratchasima. The Korat Chatchai Hall was packed with 5,000 enthusiastic fans.

Ranked 14th globally, Thailand reached the final by defeating five-time champion Japan 3-2 in the semifinals.

4. A highway policeman was shot dead at the house of a sub-district headman in the Mueang Nakhon Pathom district.

an (Kamnan) has surrendered himself to police after a highway policeman was shot dead in Nakhon Pathom.

A gunman who shot a Thai highway policeman to death in Nakhon Pathom was shot dead by the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) Police after escaping to Kanchanaburi.

General Surachet Hakparn, Deputy Police Commissioner and Thailand’s most well-known cop, has announced a plan to clean up mafia networks including those extorting bribes from overloaded trucks in Nakhon Pathom.

Six Thai police officers are in custody for allegedly helping the cop-killing suspect destroy evidence and evade arrest in the brutal highway police shooting in Nakhon Pathom Province.

This case has captivated Thailand for the past week as it has shone a light on police corruption with public officials in Thailand.

That’s all for this week, as always thanks for your support!
Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.