Malaysia

First tourist town blast suspect arrested in Thailand

Thai authorities have arrested the first suspect linked to a string of bomb and arson attacks that rocked southern tourist towns last month, a police officer said on Saturday.

The coordinated blasts erupted across seven provinces on August 11-12 1 , killing four and injuring dozens, including foreign tourists.

One suspected arsonist was arrested yesterday in his hometown in Pattani Assistant national police chief Suchart Theerasawat No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing spree but analysts say it bore the hallmarks of ethnic Malay Muslim insurgents behind a 12-year rebellion concentrated further south.

After terror attacks and the MH370 disappearance more people are making ‘holiday wills’ because they’re afraid of dying in a plane crash

Solicitors claim that terror attacks across the world have increased fears Travellers are booking a first appointment just a fortnight before they fly Some tourists are citing a fear of flying as their reason for making the will | 8 View comments Fear of flying is prompting more and more people to make a ‘holiday will’.

Solicitors say there is a growing trend for people planning a foreign trip to make provision for their nearest and dearest.

Tasoula Addison, will and probate specialist at Gorvins Solicitors, said terror attacks and the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 in March 2014 have heightened anxiety