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Bounty for Erawan bomber increased to THB 3 million




The reward for anyone with information which leads to the arrest of the Rajaprasong bomber was increased today from THB1 million to THB3 million.

The increase in the reward came from Somwang Asrasi, a red-shirt leader and the former secretary to Deputy Commerce Minister who offered up an additional THB2 million, according to Daily News.

Meanwhile, Royal Thai Police commissioner Pol. Gen. Somyot Pumpanmuang also reiterated a theory today that the Erawan Blast was not committed by an international terrorism network as information from Interpol did not indicate any terrorism movement.

He also revealed that preliminary investigations had indicated there was no connection between the Rajaprasong and Sathorn bombing in the following day.

Somyout said the second bombing at Sathorn pier, where a pipe bomb was thrown into the water, was likely intended to create disturbance and seemed to resemble the Siam Paragon bombing last year, Thai PBS reported.


Trump to meet with Kim Jong-Un in Singapore on June 12




US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will be meeting in Singapore on June 12 in what would be a historic moment for world peace.

In a tweet sent out by President Trump on May 10 (Thursday), the president confirmed the meeting and added that they would both “try to make it a very special moment for World Peace.”


The leaders are expected to discuss North Korea’s nuclear weapons development and testing program which has been the cause of world-wide tensions for some time now.

In response to Trump’s tweet, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that they would be hosting the event. They said in a statement:

Singapore is pleased to host the meeting between President of the United States Donald J Trump and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea State Affairs Commission Chairman Kim Jong Un on 12 June 2018.

The meeting is particularly notable because it would be the first between a serving US president and a North Korean leader.

Speaking of the meeting, Trump said: “I think we have a very good chance of doing something very meaningful. My proudest achievement will be – this is part of it – when we denuclearize that entire peninsula.”




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Mother-in-law irate at Daughter who brought pig-shaped bread on Qing Ming



This Qing Ming Festival, something interesting happened!


Roasted pig is typically one of the most important offerings to bring to your ancestor’s tomb during Qing Ming Festival. One whole roasted pig can cost up to a few hundred Yuan when it is high in demand. Recently, a lady decided to spice things up (maybe in the wrong way at the wrong time!) to save money but did not win the approval of her mother-in-law.

In this year’s Qing Ming, Lee, decided to flex her creative muscles and improvise to save money. She inventively replaced the O.G. roasted pig with a loaf of bread in the shape of a pig shaped like which she ordered from a bakery in Guangzhou, China.

Externally, the bread looked strikingly similar to the real deal and it even had the golden brown crust that resembles crispy pig skin! The bread helped to cut cost as it cost way cheaper than the original roasted pig.

One day before Qing Ming, Lee arrived at the cemetery with the pig-shaped bread and her mother-in-law became deranged after finding out the situation. She saw the bread as an insult to their ancestors and family, and went on to call Lee ‘unfilial’.

Lee was devastated as her plan to save some money backfired. In the last few years, she would spend a few hundred Yuan to order a roasted pig from a local restaurant during the lead up to Qing Ming. Understandably, the cost of the pigs has become a financial burden, weighing heavily on her.

Furthermore, the fact of the matter is that the roasted pig would usually end up in the trash bin because her family is unable to finish such a huge size of the roasted pig.

“It’s the thoughts that count when we offer food to our ancestors. It doesn’t matter if it’s a roasted pig or a pig-shaped bread, they all represent our thoughts,” Lee said.

It was reported that the pig-shaped bread only cost 39.90 Yuan (approx RM24.50). With a voucher, the price can be reduced to 20 Yuan (approx RM13), which is a tenth of the roasted pig’s price! Sounds like this is more worth it doesn’t it?

With the ever-increasing cost of living, more and more people are switching to pig-shaped bread or even “vegetarian” pigs as offerings for their ancestors nowadays. The younger generation is also doing away with traditional food offerings to reduce wastage.

What do you think of this situation? Tell us what you would do if you were in Lee’s shoes!


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43-year-old businesswoman mistaken for a sex worker when her number was shared on adult site




A BUSINESSWOMAN in Singapore was shocked when she was mistaken for a sex worker when a number of people texted her for “special service”, China Press reported.

According to Zaobao,The 43-year-old received the WhatsApp message on Saturday from an unknown man enquiring about her “part-time job”.

“I was upset and asked him how he got my number.”

“At first he told me that it was from a friend but later said he had got the wrong number.”

“When I said I’d lodge a police report, he admitted that he got my number from a porn site, and kept apologising,” she said.

Less than two hours later, the woman got a similar text message from another man.

The victim said she learnt that someone had posted her number on the website with a message that she could only provide sex service after 9pm because she had to take care of her children during the day.

“I am a businesswoman and I’ve never been involved in vice,” she said.

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