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Phuket News
Chalong Circle closed to turns from early next month
PHUKET: Motorists will no longer be able to make turns at Chalong Circle starting early next month while workers continue their excavation of the Chalong Underpass under the busy five-way intersection.
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Move the monkeys? Officials excuses! Bangkok protests! || May 22
PHUKET XTRA - May 22 What should we do with these monkeys? |:| Bangkok protests on 4th anniversary of coup |:| 1.4 tonnes of meth |:| Lifeguard fiasco |:| B10 million ransom! Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
Truck found abandoned with 1.4 tons ‘ya bah’
CHIANG RAI: An abandoned pickup truck loaded with 1.4 tons of methamphetamine pills (ya bah) found in Wing Chiat district is believed to be linked to the lethal ambush of a Hmong leader and his family in April.
Police block marchers from leaving Thammasat
BANGKOK: Police blocked the Na Phra Lan Rd in front of Thammasat University late this morning (May 22) to prevent anti-military regime demonstrators leaving for a march to Government House.
Phuket’s haphazard lifeguard coverage flamed, comprehensive plan blanked
PHUKET: The continuing fragmented state of lifeguard coverage at Phuket’s beaches has come under harsh criticism for failing to provide a framework that will ensure skilled lifeguards will remain on our beaches, while a comprehensive plan to have trained, professional lifeguards patrolling Phuket’s beaches has fallen on deaf ears.
Myanmar drug woes to spur on peace deals
MYANMAR: Myanmar has promised to speed up peace efforts with ethnic minority groups in order to better tackle drug trafficking across its borders.
Marchers vow ‘barriers wont stop us’
BANGKOK: Anti-regime activists have vowed not to let barriers erected by security forces prevent them marching on Government House today (May 22).
Phuket official blames ‘official processes’ for lifeguard fiasco
PHUKET: Pressed by the media over the ongoing lifeguard debacle at Phuket’s beaches, a leading local official at the centre of the fiasco today blamed “official processes” for causing the current state of lifeguard coverage at Phuket’s beaches.
Chinese woman safe after two-week abduction
BANGKOK: A Chinese woman abducted by five people after arriving at Suvarnabhumi airport from Hong Kong and held for B10 million ransom was found safe on a roadside in Bang Na, Bangkok, 14 days later.
Phuket monkey ‘birth control’ to go to public opinion
PHUKET: Whether or not troupes of wild monkeys across Phuket will be subjected to population control as well as forced relocation will be among the questions put to the public in a series of feedback meetings to be held across the island.
 
The Thaiger
Urgent measures ordered to protect marine animals

The Provincial Government are pressing all the right buttons and saying all the right things in the wake of the whale shark fiasco. A whale shark was caught in a fishing net last Friday. Video of the whale shark being lifted from the water and the fishermen trying to free it from the net by […]

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10 good news stats from today’s economic forecast

The first four months of 2018 have seen the Thai economy surge ahead, Some key numbers were released today about the good news in the country’s financial report card. The value of exports rose 12.3% in April, year-on-year. • This month’s rise in exports is the 14th consecutive month of growth. In April Thailand shipped […]

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Locals in Rassada agree with monkey birth control and moving to nearby islands

Today (May 22) a public hearing was held with the Tha Chin community in Rassada led by Director of the Natural and Wildlife Education Centre at Khao Phra Thaew Non-Hunting Area in Thalang Pongchart Chouehorm. More than 180 locals joined in the public hearing to discuss the monkey problem in the area. Five suitable islands […]

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‘Stargazer’: Helping to create a stronger future for our Thai community

CC’s Hideaway in Kata proudly presented its fourth annual Phuket talent contest “Stargazer” on April 21, 2018. The contest brought together Phuket’s expat and Thai communities to experience a unique contest which brought together a wide range of singers, bands, dancers, acrobats and actors, but also to support the work of the Life Home Project Foundation.  CC’s […]

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Romeo, Romeo. What can you do for Ride4Kids?

What does it take to make the hair on your arms stand up? The goose bump moments; with all the hair standing at attention inspired with passion and hope. Meet Romeo, a 13 year old boy, who is a living breathing testament to living a life of hope and passion. The term ‘boy’ is draped rather […]

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Officials inspect alleged land encroachment in Kamala and Rawai

Officials from the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC), led by deputy secretary-general Lt Col Korntip Daroj, have inspected two alleged land encroachments – one in Kamala and one in Rawai. Officials first inspected the Pak Bang public animal agistment reserve in Kamala which is claimed to be rented by foreigners for their own use. “The northern boundary […]

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One man, three boys arrested with crystal meth and hundred of methamphetamine pills

A team of the Phuket City Police led by Capt Teerasak Narasri have arrested 29 year old Anucha ‘X’ Damyang. Police sized 0.39 grams of crystal methamphetamine. He was charged with possession of Category 1 drug. The arrest came after police saw Anucha sitting on the side of the road in Soi Rassada Ramluek in […]

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NCPO Four Year anniversary – Has Prayut brought happiness back to Thailand?

COMMENT Today is the fourth anniversary of the NCPO (National Committee of Peace and Order) coup which overthrew the elected Yingluck Shinawatra government in 2014. At the time it was claimed that the coup was necessary to stop Thai protesters harming each other and ‘to bring happiness back to the people’. General Prayut rode into […]

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Tight security in Bangkok and Northeast ahead of pro-election rallies

Authorities are tightening security in Bangkok and the Northeast provinces today as pro-election activists gather to march to Government House with an ultimatum to hold a general election by late this year, not next year as the junta plans. A few hundreds activists led by the Democratic Restoration Group gathered yesterday at Thammasat University’s Tha […]

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RTAF trainer crashes, pilot killed, co-pilot serious
TAK: An air force pilot was killed and his co-pilot seriously injured when their trainer jet crashed onto a golf course in Sam Ngao district on Tuesday afternoon.
Ford Thailand faces B24m class action suit
The Civil Court has accepted a class action case against a subsidiary of Ford Thailand filed by 308 car owners for 24 million baht in damages.
Protest leaders arrested as democracy rally ends peacefully
A rally calling for the swift restoration of democracy in Thailand ended as police surrounded demonstrators and arrested several protest leaders as they approached Government House on Tuesday afternoon.
Police officers bribed 'Big Joke' impostor for promotions
Several police officers face investigation and possibly serious disciplinary action after paying about 5 million baht for promotions to a person they believed to be the high-profile deputy tourist police chief Surachate Hakparn, aka Big Joke.
Pro-democracy march in Bangkok: Live updates
Live updates from the pro-democracy march from Thammasat University's Tha Phra Chan campus to the Government House in Bangkok.
April exports soar, durian sales to China up 700%
The value of exports rose 12.34% year-on-year in April to US$18.94 billion, the 14th consecutive month of growth. Imports were up 20.36% to $20.23 billion, resulting in a trade deficit of $1.29 billion.
Police block marchers from leaving Thammasat
Police blocked the Na Phra Lan Road in front of Thammasat University late on Tuesday morning to prevent anti-military regime demonstrators leaving for a march to Government House.
Minuscule font bus routes to go large
City Hall is going to spend up to one million baht on redesigning bus route boards after existing ones came under fire from commuters.
Three projects look to get on PPP fast-track
At least three projects worth 447 billion baht under the fast-track public-private partnership scheme are expected to seek the PPP committee's approval this year.
NACC points finger in drug detector case
The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has named and charged three officials implicated in the illegal purchase of Alpha 6 narcotics detectors 10 years ago.
 
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Good Samaritan becomes victim as couple with sick baby steal her car while getting a ride
A couple with a sick baby staged a carjacking in Khon Kaen province while getting a lift from a good Samaritan on Tuesday.
Teen uses Facebook to locate father she’s not seen for 15 years
A 16-year-old girl in Udon Thani has used Facebook to locate the father who left her and her mother when she was just one year old.
Trainer jet crashes onto Tak golf course, co-pilot badly hurt
One pilot was killed and another seriously injured when a military training jet crashed on to a golf course near Tak’s Bhumibol Dam on Tuesday afternoon.
Police raid Chachoengsao plant in crackdown on foreign e-waste disposal
POLICE SEARCHED a waste management plant in Chachoengsao’s Plaeng Yao district on Tuesday, responding to an allegation that hazardous industrial waste had been smuggled from abroad to be burned at the facility, spreading toxins in the area.
Police link abandoned meth cache to fatal Chiang Rai ambush
Police on Tuesday revealed they had seized a huge cache of 12 million methamphetamine pills from a vehicle abandoned in Chiang Rai.
 Royal wedding guests cash in on official goody bag
London - Fancy getting your hands on one of the goody bags given to public guests at Saturday's wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? Well you made need to break the piggy bank.
Police seek six more suspects in Suvarnabhumi kidnapping
Police have applied for arrest warrants against six more suspects involved in the abduction of a 39-year-old Chinese woman at Suvarnabhumi Airport on the night of May 6 for a Bt15 million ransom.
Shopee announces M2030 partnership to defeat Malaria
Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform has recently announced its commitment to help defeat malaria in the region as part of a long-term partnership with M2030, a brand created by Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA), and supported by the Global Fund.
Denny Kwan ban lifted
The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts’ disciplinary council on Friday decided to lift a one-year working ban given to an actress who refused to tone down her provacative attire.
 
Chiang Mai, Thailand News
Junta gets thumbs-down in varsity survey

A survey of 2,175 university students found that most respondents believed the military coup did not solve the country's problems, and the performance of the General Prayut Chan-o-cha-led government during the past four years was "bad or very bad", according to the poll by the Thai Academic Network for Civil Rights. The respondents were from 19 universities including Thammasat University, Chulalongkorn Univ-ersity, Prince of Songkla University, Khon Kaen University and Chiang Mai University.


Five woodball players from Perlis among nation's top 12

Five Perlis woodball players are among the top 12 in the country who have successfully qualified for the eighth World Cup Woodball Championship in Chiang Mai, Thailand, this July. Perlis State Woodball Association president Datuk Dr Ir Kamarudin Hussin said the three men and two women players had won several medals during the 2018 National Woodball Tournament held at the Woodball Course in Taman Metropolitan Batu, Kuala Lumpur, last week.


Undesirables out

Tourist Police Bureau deputy chief Pol Maj Gen Surachate Hakparn, centre, leads a team of police and officers from other agencies in a raid on an entertainment venue in Bangkok in the early hours of Thursday. Thirty-six foreign nationals and one Thai were detained during Tourist Police-led raids on 104 locations across the country in the early hours of Thursday.


36 foreigners detained in coordinated raids

Tourist Police Bureau deputy chief Pol Maj Gen Surachate Hakparn, centre, leads a team of police and officers from other agencies in a raid on an entertainment venue in Bangkok in the early hours of Thursday. Thirty-six foreign nationals and one Thai were detained during Tourist Police-led raids in 104 locations across the country in the early hours of Thursday.


Four years after coup, Thais tire of corruption and democratic delays

When Thailand's army took power in a bloodless coup four years ago, it promised to bring happiness back to the "Land of Smiles" and return the country to democratic rule within two years. FILE PHOTO: Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha gestures during a news conference after a weekly cabinet meeting at Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, January 9, 2018.


video Thai Airways' safety instruction video 'lacks Thainess'

Thai Airways International has missed a chance to promote the Thai identity in the new safety instruction video showed on its aircraft, an academic said on Monday. Rungsit Kanjanavanit, the vice president of the Sueb Nakhasathien Foundation, said on his Facebook page that the carrier had missed an opportunity to display Thai flora and fauna to the world in the 5.27-minute-long clip.


Party-hard Thailand is going after rehab tourists

The Dawn Rehab in Chiang Mai province is structured like a resort within tranquil natural surroundings. Thailand, the tropical paradise known as a place to let loose, is starting to get another reputation: as a low-cost option for foreigners looking to dry out While the country's fun-in-the-sun reputation has attracted more than 200 million visitors over the past decade, Thailand in recent years has become one of the world's top medical tourism destinations.


Thai Lion B39M at Chiang Mai on May 12th 2018, engine shut down in flight

A Thai Lion Air Boeing 737-900 MAX, registration HS-LSI performing flight SL-515 from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Don Mueang with 169 people on board, was climbing towards the north out of Chiang Mai when the right hand engine emitted two loud bangs prompting the crew to stop the climb at about FL060, shut the engine down and return to Chiang Mai for a safe landing about 17 minutes after departure. A replacement Boeing 737-900 registration HS-LTI departed with a delay of 4 hours and landed on Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport about 3:50 hours past schedule.


Chula falls to 126th in Times uni ranking

Ten Thai universities are on the Times Higher Education's Emerging Economies University Rankings this year, up from nine in 2017. King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi is ranked in 92nd place, down from 91st last year, while Chulalongkorn University fell from 117th last year to 126th.


Lighting up Lampang

Chae Son National Park in Lampang province is famous for its hot springs. However, not many people know that every April the park's geothermal area becomes the venue for nightly mass gatherings of cicadas.


 
Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
An egg a day may keep the doctor away, study claims
PARIS: For decades, experts warned that eating eggs raises levels of unhealthy cholesterol. But a study Tuesday said an egg a day may actually reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Ten die in India outbreak of brain-damaging virus
BENGALURU/KOCHI: A rare virus spread by fruit bats, which can cause flu-like symptoms and brain damage, has killed 10 people in southern India, health officials said on Tuesday, with at least nine more being treated.
Oil fund to subsidise half of price increase
A state oil fund will be used to support domestic retail fuel prices to help consumers cope with rising global oil prices, the energy minister said on Tuesday.
RTAF trainer crashes, pilot killed, co-pilot serious
TAK: An air force pilot was killed and his co-pilot seriously injured when their trainer jet crashed onto a golf course in Sam Ngao district on Tuesday afternoon.
Italy to decide on new PM for eurosceptic government
ROME: Italy's president was tasked on Tuesday with deciding whether to approve little-known lawyer Giuseppe Conte as prime minister of a coalition government set up by anti-establishment and far-right groups.
Facebook boss faces European Parliament over data scandal
BRUSSELS: Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg faces tough questions later Tuesday at the European Parliament over the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal.
Iraq court sentences Belgian IS member to death
BAGHDAD: An Iraqi court on Tuesday sentenced a Belgian jihadist, who threatened Europe in propaganda videos, to death by hanging for membership of the Islamic State group.
Ford Thailand faces B24m class action suit
The Civil Court has accepted a class action case against a subsidiary of Ford Thailand filed by 308 car owners for 24 million baht in damages.
Protest leaders arrested as democracy rally ends peacefully
A rally calling for the swift restoration of democracy in Thailand ended as police surrounded demonstrators and arrested several protest leaders as they approached Government House on Tuesday afternoon.
Police officers bribed 'Big Joke' impostor for promotions
Several police officers face investigation and possibly serious disciplinary action after paying about 5 million baht for promotions to a person they believed to be the high-profile deputy tourist police chief Surachate Hakparn, aka Big Joke.
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