VIDEO: This Week's Top Stories May 6
published : 6 May 2022 at 11:20
writer: Gary Boyle
This week: Bangkok shooting, Suvarnabhumi chaos, tourism reawakening and air hostess pics outcry
Shooting at Bangkok cold-cuts company
A French man and a Thai woman were found shot dead and another Frenchman wounded at a cold-meats company in Bangkok.
Police found the body of the dead Frenchman in the kitchen of the Flying Board Bangkok Co building in the Sukhumwit area. The dead Thai woman was found in a cold storage room on the same floor.
Both appeared to have been shot with the same weapon, a 9mm pistol.
The wounded Frenchman was taken to hospital.
An assistant chef at the company said she heard the two Frenchmen arguing, and then the sound of gunshots.
Man causes chaos at Suvarnabhumi airport
A man high on drugs was arrested after getting onto the aircraft apron at Suvarnabhumi airport, sparking a wild 10-minute chase by security guards.
The man was spotted riding a motorcycle in the restricted apron area. He'd slipped through a gate for airport officials as a pickup truck was entering.
Vachara Khambut, 34, pointed a handgun and ordered guards to step back while driving towards the apron.
The airport's security centre was alerted and monitored the man's movements on CCTV. They saw the man running around near an aircraft parking bay, carrying an axe.
They arrested him as he tried to enter a passenger building after climbing onto a walking bridge and smashing a glass door.
More flights expected after rule easing
Tourists have given positive feedback after the government's decision to scrap the Test & Go scheme, which ended on May first.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand expects 83,500 flights per month at all airports by year's end, up from 44,500 at present, following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.
The first day after Test & Go ended saw about 17,000 air travellers arrive on 96 international flights at Suvarnabhumi and a further 4,000 from 27 landings at Phuket airport.
University president resigns over air hostess pictures
Silapakorn University president Chaicharn Thavaravej tendered his resignation after photos of female aircrew posted on his Facebook account stirred a public outcry.
Mr Chaicharn said he decided to step down to protect the image and reputation of the university.
Mr Chaicharn's pictures of air hostesses on flights he took went viral on social media last Wednesday.
In a description accompanying the pictures taken in the cabin of a plane, he wrote he always snapped photos of hostesses for his junior colleagues to, in his words, make their mouths water.
- apron (noun): an area with a hard surface at an airport, where aircraft are turned around, loaded, etc. - ลานจอดเครื่องบิน
- argue: to speak angrily to somebody because you disagree with them; to give reasons why you think that something is right/wrong, true/not true, etc, especially to persuade people that you are right - โต้เถียง, โต้แย้ง, เถียง, อ้างเหตุผล
- axe: a tool with a wooden handle and a heavy metal blade, used for chopping wood, cutting down trees, etc. - ขวาน
- chaos: a situation in which everything is confused and in a mess - การจราจล
- feedback: advice, criticism or information about how good or useful something or somebody's work is - ผลสะท้อนกลับ,การตอบกลับ
- reputation: the opinion that people have about how good or bad someone or something is - ความนับหน้าถือตา
- resignation: the act of leaving a job, position of power, etc. - การลาออกจากตำแหน่ง
- restriction: a rule, action or situation that limits or controls someone or something - การจำกัด, การควบคุม
- weapon: an object such as a knife, gun, bomb, etc. that is used for fighting or attacking somebody - อาวุธ
- wounded: injured, especially where your skin or flesh is damaged, usually seriously - บาดเจ็บ