When the Bun Bang Fai Rocket Festival is mentioned, people usually think about northeastern Thailand, where this ancient festival is a major cultural event, held annually in several provinces. Not many people know that the Bun Bang Fai Rocket Festival also takes place in the deep South.
Thai Hajj pilgrims under the Southern Border Province Administrative Center (SBPAC) and Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC)’s project for promoting moral people have safely arrived in Makkah.
Media in Thailand reported on November 24 that their marine police captured two Vietnamese fishing boats with nine fishermen on board for illegally fishing off Narathiwat province in south Thailand.
At least two citizens and one soldier were killed and some others were injured in a series of coordinated attacks in the three southernmost provinces of Thailand in the night of November 2.
A large number of police and military forces were deployed to ensure security in southern provinces of Thailand with schools re-opening on November 1, reported the country’s media.
Violence recurred in southern Thailand when gunmen attacked a primary school in Narathiwat province, killing one person and injuring two others, Thai police said on September 29.
The Office of the Judiciary has brought youth from Southern border provinces to observe the court’s judicial procedures as part of the Belia Thai Sejiwa Sehati campaign, informing them on their rights and duties as youths according to the law.
Thai police announced that an 80-kilogramme bomb was found and neutralised in Rueso district of the southern province of Narathiwat on August 21.
Thailand’s police said on August 20 that Ahama Lengha from Narathiwat province is on the run in Malaysia after an arrest warrant was issued for him over his suspected involvement in the bomb attack in Phuket on August 12.
Thai marine police on August 1 arrested four Vietnamese fishing boats with 20 crew members accused of illegal fishing in waters off Thailand’s southern province of Narathiwat.
Each year Thailand's Yala province holds the ASEAN Ground Barred Dove Festival as its major cultural event, which attracts a great number of visitors, not only from various parts of Thailand but also from other ASEAN countries.