Top National Thailand Stories From the Past Week: Thai Prime Minister Vote Scheduled to Take Place on July 13th, 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, July 3rd, 2023, to Sunday, July 9th, 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. The Engineer Institute of Thailand (EIT) said the moving walkway accident at the Don Mueang International Airport might have been caused by a sudden falling object.

Airports of Thailand (AOT) has established a committee to investigate a recent incident involving a moving walkway at one of its airports, which resulted in a severe injury to a passenger’s leg.

The woman has reportedly been recovering and learning how to walk with assistance. She is also considering a prosthetic leg.

2. The body of a 58-year-old Australian man was found floating in the sea at Ao Nang.

This is not the first deceased body found floating recently in Krabi, the Australian man makes three in a few weeks.

3. The operation to bring back an ill Thai elephant from Sri Lanka to Thailand has been completed.

The elephant arrived at the Chiang Mai International Airport on Sunday (July 2nd). The elephant was later transferred to Lamphang for treatments.

4. The newly elected House Speaker of the Thai Parliament, Wan Muhamad Noor Matha, has set July 13th, 2023 as the D-Day for the vote for Thailand’s 30th prime minister.

Stay tuned to TPN Media for what will be a historical and possibly turbulent day.

5. Immigration Bureau commissioner Pol. Lt. Gen. Pakphumpipat Sajjaphan held a seminar on Thursday, July 6th, to equip immigration officers with the necessary skills to effectively address the issue of overstayers.

Penalties for overstaying differ based on the period overstayed but often include deportation at the overstayers expense, fines, blacklisting, and detainment at the Immigration Detention Center in Bangkok until one is deported.

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.