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  • NEWS

    Cheeky robbery at 7-Eleven

    Published on 04/05/2013

    » A foreigner entered the 7-Eleven store on Walking Street and sneaked into the store room while the clerk was busy working behind the counter. Shortly thereafter, the farang reappeared and explained that he had been looking for a rest room when he wandered into the storeroom by mistake. He then made his exit. The clerk, 20-year-old Marut Lapit, did not realize that he personally had been the victim of a non-violent robbery. But when his shift ended, he went to the storeroom to retrieve his belongings and discovered that 6,000 baht had been taken from his wallet. The CCTV camera captured a clear image of the thief, but police have no idea of his identity.

  • NEWS

    Pork deliveryman returns mega-cash

    Published on 04/05/2013

    » Sophon Cable Company was delighted when Tawee Panwilai (2nd left), 42, asked their assistance in finding the owner of a bag containing 90,000 baht in cash and a personal cheque for 16,000 baht.  Tawee found the treasure trove as he was delivering pork products by motorbike to customers at the Nhongkate intersection. He said that at first he was not sure what to do, but his wife advised him to advertise his find on TV. Local police were called in and they easily found the real owner, whose name and address were on the cheque. The haul was returned to Ruengsak Deeboonchai, a rice seller, who said one of his employees lost the bag whilst on his rounds. A police spokesman said it was gratifying that honest citizens still existed and added that Tawee received a reward.

  • THAILAND

    Somporn: Matichon stake 'purely an investment'

    Business, Somporn Thapanachai, Published on 04/05/2013

    » Acquiring a stake in Matichon Plc is a pure investment and a chance to help develop more modern print media, says buyer Somporn Juangroongruangkit.

  • BUSINESS

    Shrimp outlook shrivelled

    Business, Phusadee Arunmas, Published on 04/05/2013

    » The prospects for Thai shrimp exports look dim this year, with the strong baht as well as a drastic shortage stemming from the emerging disease known as early mortality syndrome (EMS).

  • BUSINESS

    Dell confident of major revenue boost

    Business, Srisamorn Phoosuphanusorn, Published on 04/05/2013

    » Dell Corporation (Thailand) expects double-digit revenue growth in 2014 after its US parent company completes its US$10-billion global organisational transformation programme.

  • BUSINESS

    NBTC warns mobile operators over tariffs

    Business, Komsan Tortermvasana, Published on 04/05/2013

    » The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) is giving mobile operators a gentle reminder to comply strictly with the regulator's third-generation (3G) tariff standards or face penalties ranging from a simple warning to a licence revocation.

  • BUSINESS

    Price range for digital licences announced

    Business, Saengwit Kewaleewongsatorn, Published on 04/05/2013

    » The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) says the starting price of a digital TV licence for commercial purposes, to be settled next Tuesday, will fall within a range of 140 million to 1.5 billion baht.

  • BUSINESS

    Sony puts emphasis on digital system to kick-start TV sales

    Business, Pitsinee Jitpleecheep, Published on 04/05/2013

    » Demand for TV sets dropped by 20% year-on-year in the first quarter as customers delayed purchases to wait for the transition to digital technology, say industry experts.

  • LIFE

    Glamming up the greyscale

    Muse, Napamon Roongwitoo, Published on 04/05/2013

    » Seen on runways and in the window displays of leading fashion brands for the spring/summer 2013 collections, black and white are the favourites this year. While the traditional pairing of black and white can get boring, style-setters are keeping this trend interesting by adding polka dots, block stripes, linear patterns and houndstooth, to give the stark combination a more playful, edgy feel.

  • LIFE

    Saving up is not hard to do

    Muse, Napamon Roongwitoo, Published on 04/05/2013

    » The nesting instinct - the urge to focus on all manner of home projects - is common during pregnancy, but it is a part of a woman's nature, pregnant or not. This is why women are usually trusted to manage the home, keep track of the budget and buy groceries. They are just, naturally, better home makers.

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