Top National Thailand Stories From the Past Week: Heatwave Warnings Continue, 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, February 26th, to Sunday, March 3rd, 2024.

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. Thai Prime Minister Surprise Visits Suvarnabhumi Airport.

In response to the airport services, Srettha instructed relevant agencies to find solutions for spending less time in the checking-in process.

2. Cha-uat police officers received a knife crime report of a police sergeant going on a rampage and stabbing two innocent elderly people on a motorbike in Cha-uat, Nakhon Si Thammarat, causing one casualty and one serious injury.

It was reported that the suspect had medical records from Songklanagarind Hospital for severe depression, according to a physician.

3. Thai Police Uncover Murder of Taiwanese Person near Suvarnabhumi Airport, Pursue Suspects Fleeing to Cambodia.

The body of a Taiwanese person, publicly identified as Mr. Shih Mou Chiang, 43, was a fugitive wanted for robbery and firearm possession offenses. The suspects have fled to various countries.

4. Tourism leaders in Thailand are calling for discussions on establishing a long-term visa-free travel arrangement with India, anticipating significant benefits as India is expected to become the world’s third-largest economy by 2027.

At this time it is only a proposal.

5. The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) has disclosed that a low-pressure area caused by intense heat is covering the upper part of Thailand, resulting in hot weather conditions in many areas.

Regarding air pollution, the northern, northeastern, and upper central regions are experiencing moderate to high levels of particulate matter and haze due to weak winds and poor air circulation.

That’s all for this week, be safe!

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.