Top National Thailand Stories From the Past Week: Former Chiang Rai Cave Rescue Governor Passes Away, 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, June 19th, 2023, to Sunday, June 25th, 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! And, that is all for this week. Thank you as always for reading the Pattaya News/TPN News!

  1. An earthquake was reported on Monday morning (June 19th) in Myanmar with tremors felt as far away as Bangkok and Nonthaburi.

No damage or injuries were immediately reported in Thailand.

2. A Taiwanese man who walked into the Nan Immigration Office was arrested with 3,971 days of overstay.

He asked officers for details about possibly staying longer in the Kingdom of Thailand, despite having overstayed for many years.

3. An Algerian man was arrested in Bangkok for 251 days of overstaying his legal visa after he allegedly tried to dress as a woman in order to avoid Thai Immigration officers.

Officers arrested a 38-year-old Algerian man, who was disguised as a woman, at a housing estate in Bueng Kum.

4. The former Chiang Rai Governor who was famous for overseeing the dramatic cave rescue of a youth soccer team, Mr. Narongsak Osottanakorn, who was currently positioned as the Pathum Thani Governor, passed away from cancer at the age of 58.

He was later transferred to serve as the governor of Phayao and Lamphang before moving to Pathum Thani. Rest in peace.

5. A fire extinguisher used during a school fire drill exploded and killed one schoolboy and injured five others at a public secondary school in Bangkok’s Dusit district on Friday morning, June 23rd.

The carbon dioxide fire extinguisher suddenly exploded during a fire drill, resulting in the death of a schoolboy and injuries to five other students. Fire drills have been suspended in Bangkok schools following the incident.

6. The Prime Minister has expressed gratitude to Thai citizens for the joint effort in promoting Thailand’s Southern island province of Phuket in its bid for the right to host the Specialised Expo 2028, dubbed “Expo 2028 Phuket Thailand.”

Serbia won the rights to the expo.

And, that is all for this week. Thank you as always for reading the Pattaya News/TPN News!

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The TPN National News, owned by our parent company TPN media.

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.