Posts Tagged ‘Thai Police’

Bangkok Bomb Blasts – 23/04/2010

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

DEADLY GRENADE ATTACK ON SKYTRAIN STATION

BANGKOK BOMB BLAST UPDATETRAVEL WARNINGS 23/04/2010 – Several countries have issued Thailand Travel Warnings.  However, Germany advises that visitors to Bangkok should avoid Silom district and any groups of anti-government protesters.  At this stage, I agree with Germany.  Meanwhile, America, Britain and Australia continue to send out ‘broken record’ Travel Warnings.  No matter where the actual problem areas are located, they constantly send out Thailand Travel Warnings.  This makes it a very difficult task for foreigners to evaluate the situation.  (more…)

Bangkok Club Santika ‘Death Trap’

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Thai Police and Building Safety Inspectors have declared Santika Nightclub a ‘death trap’ following the tragedy on New Year’s Day. This comes as no surprise to many people, who know that fire safety and building regulations are rarely enforced in nightclubs in South East Asia. A fire broke out during New Year’s celebrations – flames and smoke rapidly enfulfed the building. Tragically, the fire killed 64 people and injured over 200 others.

SANTIKA CLUB FIRE KILLED OVER 60 PEOPLE

THAI POLICE AND RESCUE WORKERS WITH THE VICTIMS OF THE FIRE

 Santika Nightclub had no heat or smoke detection systems, no fire alarm, no emergency light system, no fire exit signs, no automatic fire extinguishing system and an inadequate amount of hand-held fire extinguishers. Furthermore, Building Safety Inspectors stated that there was no evidence of any fire or building safety regulations. Similar to so many nightclubs in Thailand, it was a disaster waiting to happen. The Thai government have stated that they will be investigating fire and building safety regulations throughout Thailand. Thai Police said that those responsible for causing the fire will be brought to justice. The Thai Police investigation continues. 

Thai officials have held a merit-making ceremony for the ‘spirits’ of those killed in the fire. There were 500 Thai officials in attendance, plus relatives of those killed and survivors of the inferno. Meanwhile, hundreds of Thai teenagers have camped outside Santika Club at night. Rather than praying, they were looking for ghosts.

(Many Thai people believe that ‘pee lok’ or ghosts do exist)    

Daves Raves – Thailand In Turmoil

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Thailand In Turmoil

PROTESTERS MARCH ON GOVERNMENT HOUSE IN BANGKOK

Here we go again!  Thai protesters this afternoon have made a determined effort to march to Government House in Bangkok.  Although the Metropolitan Riot Police had (supposedly) set up a blockade, protesters easily outwitted the Thai authorities.

Meanwhile, the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) continues to fall amid fears of violence and speculation about another military coup.  Even though various Thai authorities state that there will not be another military coup, the political arena remains tense.  The crowds of protesters are mostly middle-class Bangkok residents, who are lead by the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD). 

These links below contain the full news stories…

BBC NEWS – Protesters march in Thai capital

BANGKOK POST – On to Government House

THE NATION – PAD gears for seige