World Briefs: DPM Teo on two-day working visit to Thailand

DPM Teo on two-day working visit to Thailand

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean will make a two-day working visit to Thailand from today.

He will have an audience with Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, said a press statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Mr Teo will also hold talks with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and call on President of the Privy Council Prem Tinsulanonda.

Man on mend after loo encounter with python

BANGKOK• • A Thai man who fought off a 3m python that bit his penis while he was squatting on the toilet is recovering, hospital staff said.

Mr Atthaporn Boonmakchuay, 38, survived the nightmare encounter with the snake hiding in the toilet plumbing at his home in Chachoengsao province east of Bangkok. He is likely be released in a few days.


WWII plane crashes into Hudson River

NEW YORK • A vintage World War II plane crashed into the Hudson River during a promotional photo shoot on Friday night, killing the pilot, authorities said.

The plane, a P-47 Thunderbolt, belonged to the American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale, New York. It was with two other planes in an area off West 79th Street in Manhattan when it crashed around 7.30pm.


Pakistani PM to undergo open heart surgery

ISLAMABAD • Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will undergo open heart surgery in London on Tuesday, his family and office said, in what will be his second cardiac operation in five years.

Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif said on her Twitter account that the surgery would be for "perforation of the heart", a complication from an earlier procedure in 2011.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 29, 2016, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe