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Phuket News
Police warn of more Veg Fest traffic jams in Phuket Town
PHUKET: Phuket City Traffic Police this morning repeated their advisory for motorists to avoid Phuket Town during Vegetarian Festival processions – especially the roads leading to Sapan Hin during the last night of the festival tomorrow night (Oct 17).
Retirement depression blamed in former nature officer gun suicide
PHUKET: Depression brought on by retirement has been blamed for a former of Khao Phra Thaew Natural and Wildlife Education Centre officer shooting himself in the head.
Blockbuster drug haul worth over B2bn in Chiang Rai
CHIANG RAI: More than 20 million speed pills (ya bah) and 100 kilograms of crystal meth (ya ice) – worth over B2 billion – have been seized and three alleged traffickers arrested in two major police operations in Chiang Rai province.
Chinese tourist volume continues dip, but FITs rise
BANGKOK: The number of Chinese tourists visiting Thailand during this quarter is expected to continue dropping, say research houses.
Put service first, new city top cop says
BANGKOK: Newly appointed Metropolitan Police Bureau chief Sutthipong Wongpin is not new to the working environment in Bangkok and he is aware of the busy job he has to do in the months ahead.
Similan Islands tourist number quota to stay: DNP
BANGKOK: The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has rejected a request by tour business operators to postpone a quota system for tourists entering the Similan Islands National Park in Phang Nga, north of Phuket.
VIDEO: An Inside Look at the Phuket Vegetarian Festival
We followed one man, during one day of the Phuket Vegetarian Festival, for as long as we could. This is what happened.
Thalang PEA announce electricity shut-off for Oct 19
PHUKET: The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) Thalang Office announced today that the electricity supply will be temporarily shut off in parts of Thalang next Friday (Oct 19) as works are carried out on installing new high-voltage power cables.
Schools to be banned from expelling pregnant students
BANGKOK: Schools and higher education institutes will be prohibited from expelling pregnant students under a new ministerial regulation, which will take effect in April next year.
Phuket passenger van slams into ice truck
PHUKET: The two drivers involved in a collision between a Phuket passenger van and a six-wheeled truck loaded with five-kilo bags of ice both escaped serious injury early this morning (Oct 14).
 
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More than 80 dance groups from around Thailand compete in “SHOW DC Dance Battle Revolution”
More than 80 dance groups from around Thailand compete in “SHOW DC Dance Battle Revolution” | The Thaiger

Dancers from all around Thailand took part in the recent SHOW DC Dance Battle Revolution 2018, which saw more than 80 dance groups going head-to-head for the inaugural championships crowns in three categories: B-Boy, Hip Hop and Cover Dance. Held at the popular shopping mall and entertainment mega-complex in Rama 9 area of Bangkok, prizes […]

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Phuket Immigration wind up ‘Operation X-ray Outlaw Foreigner’ crackdown
Phuket Immigration wind up ‘Operation X-ray Outlaw Foreigner’ crackdown | The Thaiger

Phuket Immigration officers say they’re committed to the national crackdown called Operation X-ray Out Law Foreigner, especially on overstayers. As a show of force yesterday, more than 252 officers from the Phuket Immigration Office, the Royal Thai Army, the Royal Thai Navy, the Phuket Provincial Police, Highway Police, Tourist Police and Marine Police assembled at […]

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Mu Pa make their American TV debut and get a surprise visitor
Mu Pa make their American TV debut and get a surprise visitor | The Thaiger

In their first in-studio interview since their harrowing time in the Tham Luang caves in June/July, the coach and 12 members of the Mu Pa soccer team sat down with American chat show queen, Ellen Degeneres to talk about their experience and how they stayed hopeful for 10 days trapped in the cave. Plus, the […]

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‘Big Joke’ is the ‘real deal’ according to Thai Rath
‘Big Joke’ is the ‘real deal’ according to Thai Rath | The Thaiger

PHOTOS: Thai Rath Thai Rath have published a feature on the closest person Thailand has to Batman (aka Maj-Gen Surachate Hakparn) or “Big Joke” as he’s affectionately know to the Thai media. He’s taken the role of Thailand’s poster-boy crime fighter. He’s also recently been promoted to the top job at Thai Immigration. The article […]

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‘Monk’ tries some alternative enlightenment
‘Monk’ tries some alternative enlightenment | The Thaiger

Thai Rath has shared a widely viewed CCTV clip featuring a man, apparently a monk, in saffron robes swinging a beer bottle at a man in a food market. The alleged monk appears to be holding a beer bottle. According to Thai Rath, the layman, believed to be a store-holder, confronted the monk asking why he […]

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Mai Khao’s ‘West Sands’ CEO being quizzed by police following last week’s death on Thepkasattri Road
Mai Khao’s ‘West Sands’ CEO being quizzed by police following last week’s death on Thepkasattri Road | The Thaiger

PHOTO: Facebook.com – Paul John Mercer The British CEO of a luxury hotel along Mai Khao Beach in Phuket, is going to be quizzed by police in Phuket after running over and killing a roadside scavenger in his luxury Mercedes last week. Original report about the Wednesday morning incident HERE. The British expat is being investigated by […]

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Man kills himself outside his home in Thalang
Man kills himself outside his home in Thalang | The Thaiger

A Thai man has shot himself at a house in Thalang today. When Police and rescue workers arrived at the Suppamas housing estate in Paklok about noon, they discovered the body of 66 year old Somnueak Chanapan, a former staff member of the Khao Phra Thaew Non Hunting Area, on a chair in front of the house. […]

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Two hour chase for escaped suspect in Krabi
Two hour chase for escaped suspect in Krabi | The Thaiger

Krabi Police took two hours to catch a suspect who successfully escaped whilst being prepared for a visit to court yesterday. The suspect is 20 year old Tanin Pueakkhwan from Krabi. Tanin was arrested on October 12 after stealing a truck battery. He was waiting to be transferred to the Krabi Provincial Court. While officers […]

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Tour operators boycott visits to Similan and Surin islands to protest new restrictions
Tour operators boycott visits to Similan and Surin islands to protest new restrictions | The Thaiger

The tour operators have had enough of the winding back of tour boat operations and are now resorting to boycotting and ‘disrupting’ the tours in order to get their protests heard. About 50 tour operators in Phuket and Phang nga say they’re suspending boat trips to Similan-Surin islands in the Andaman sea (off the coast […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
Michael 'like a tornado': Trump in Florida
U.S. President Donald Trump tours hurricane damage from Michael along the Florida panhandle and visits residents in ravaged Lynn Haven where he says, it was like an "extremely wide" tornado swept through. - REUTERS
Canadian students go to college to learn how to grow pot
As Canadians prepare for the legalization of recreational cannabis this week, 24 students are becoming the first in the country to get formal credentials in growing pot. - REUTERS
German police suspect hostage has been taken in Cologne
A suspected hostage-taking prompted the evacuation of a train station in the western German city of Cologne on Monday (October 15), but police said they could not confirm reports that shots had been fired. - REUTERS
At least six people killed in flash floods in southern France
Waters are contuining to rise in the southwestern district of Aude after several months' worth of rain fell in just a few hours. - REUTERS
Korean Air chief indicted for embezzlement
Korean Air Lines Chairman Cho Yang-ho is indicted on charges including embezzlement and breach of trust, adding to a string of woes at the country's biggest airline group. - REUTERS
Ford Everest 2.0 Bi-Turbo 4x4 Titanium+ (2018) review
Nissan’s all-new Terra didn’t shoot to the top of the pickup-based SUV class. Is it because of this revised Ford Everest?
Parks officials refuse to budge over Similan quota
The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has rejected a request by business operators to postpone a quota system for tourists in Similan National Park in Phangnga province.
Tourism analysts urge new marketing tactics
Tourism analysts predicted the latest trends and product developments set to affect the Thai tourism industry in the years ahead at a recent seminar organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).
Vietnam's star rises, as does one of its leaders
At the outset, three important characteristics of Vietnam must be recognised.
UN tramples its own ideals
The UN General Assembly has once again openly mocked some of the major principles it purports to champion. It has elected several of the world's worst human rights violators as full members of its Human Rights Commission. In the process, it employed a questionable procedure in which there was no competition. Member countries of the UNGA were presented with 18 candidate-nations for 18 pending...
 
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Promoting sustainable tourism one resort at a time
Picture an idyllic, pristine beach with the sound of waves crashing amid the last rays of sunlight, and you’ve got an image of Phuket Island’s majestic shores.
China endorses Pakistan’s aid request to IMF
China on Monday endorsed Pakis­tan’s request to Interna­tional Monetary Fund (IMF) for financial assistance for addressing its economic challenges, but cautioned that the facility should not affect economic cooperation between Islamabad and Beijing.
Harvard on trial over alleged discrimination against Asians
Harvard University went on trial Monday over an opaque admissions selection process that critics say discriminates against Asian students.
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer: family
Billionaire Paul Allen, who founded US software giant Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s, died Monday after his latest battle with cancer. He was 65.
A red tide
AT the risk of outing myself as a Zionist agent, I have to confess that one of my favourite words is ‘chutzpah’. It’s a Yiddish word — a language that was used by Jewish communities in central Europe.
Farmers pay the price for EEC
Land expropriation rife as developers scout sites for industrial projects.
Prayut gets a taste of acerbic social media as he comes on board
PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha, who previously said his real happiness was staying away from social media, is now fully equipped with the famous platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram as well as his personal website, but reaction from netizens might remind him that his first instinct had been the best.
Boy gets on bike to flee beatings, is reunited with mum
NO ONE KNEW what a 14-year-old boy had in mind when he decided to ride a bicycle from the house where he lived with his father in Pathum Thani province on Saturday.
Educators worry teaching system in the country ‘breaking down’
Preoccupation with other factors is affecting quality say experts.
 
Chiang Mai, Thailand News
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British duke arrives on trip to enhance bilateral ties

Britain's duke of Gloucester will arrive in Bangkok today for an official visit, signifying the strength of the UK-Thailand partnership. The visit demonstrates the importance of the UK/Thailand relationship, and our commitment to further strengthen ties between our countries, British Ambassador to Thailand Brian Davidson said in a statement.


One Thousand Villagers, Lawmakers Demand Halt to Upper Yeywa Dam in Northern Shan

CHIANG MAI, Thailand-Some 1,000 local residents of Hsipaw Township and state lawmakers gathered to show their opposition to the construction of the Upper Yeywa Dam on the Namtu River in northern Shan State on Friday. The Hsipaw residents demanded the immediate cancellation of the dam project, a budget for which was approved by the Union Parliament last month.


A Chinese tour group in front of Bangkok's Grand Palace. Photo: AFP

The Southeast Asian nation has seen visitor numbers from China fall after the deaths of 47 tourists in July and a security guard's recent attack on a visitor The Thai government is trying to arrest the slide in Chinese tourist numbers after a string of controversies, including a boat accident that resulted in dozens of fatalities. The Association of Thai Travels Agents estimates the number of Chinese tourists dropped by 36 per cent during the recent "golden week" holiday compared with last year.


Where the problem starts

Former TV heartthrob Warut "O" Woratham reached the pinnacle of his career in showbiz at only 19 years of age when he starred as Japanese officer Kobori in the hit 1988 film version of Khu Kam. But it was alcoholism that turned his life into a downward spiral.


Analysis: Military Immunity Forgotten Amid Corruption Crackdown

CHIANG MAI, Thailand-Drafted by the former military regime, Myanmar's 2008 Constitution has been criticized as posing an obstacle to the country's democratic transition. It guarantees the military 25 percent of seats in Parliament and grants the military leadership control of three security-related ministries.


Large crowd visits Khao Din on its last day before relocation

A large crowd visited Dusit Zoo, locally known as Khao Din Wana on its last day, tripling the number of visitors compared to the normal period. Officials will now begin the process of relocating 1,088 animals to their new homes.


Historic Dusit Zoo packed on final day open to public

Visitors feed a hippopotamus at Dusit Zoo on Aug 18. The country's oldest zoo will close after Sunday. Throngs of animal lovers packed Dusit Zoo for their final look at the country's oldest and most famous animal park on Sunday.


To Advance Peace Process, Gov't Urged to Build a Union All Groups Want to Join

CHIANG MAI, Thailand-To resolve the current standoff over the issue of non-secession, observers of the peace process urged the government at a stakeholders meeting in Yangon on Friday to focus its efforts on building a Union whose conditions would make it unnecessary to extract a pledge of non-separation from ethnic groups. The Myanmar military currently demands that ethnic groups pledge never to seek secession from the Union as a prerequisite for moving ahead with the peace process.


Chiang Mai holds birthday party for panda Lin Hui

Lin Hui, one of the stars of Thailand's panda frenzy a decade ago, turned 17 on Friday and fans duly assembled at the Chiang Mai Zoo to sing "Happy Birthday". Lin Hui's mate Chuang Chuang got in on the fun, chowing down on her birthday presents of delectable food.


 
Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
'Calm before storm' as Asian stocks drift higher
TOKYO: Asian shares drifted marginally higher on Tuesday following another volatile session on Wall Street but a perfect storm of risks hovering over the global economy curbed investors' enthusiasm.
Trump hangs painting of self at bar with Republican presidents
WASHINGTON: It could be any Republican president's fantasy: hanging out at a bar with fellow conservative American leaders of years, decades, and even centuries past.
SET reviving after Wall Street scare
The Thai stock market -- along with other emerging markets -- took a big hit last week after the US 10-year Treasury yield surged to 3.25% from 3.05% a week earlier as investors rushed to sell government bonds in anticipation of an interest-rate increase. This led to the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling more than 1,300 points (5%) on Wednesday and Thursday with the tech sector seeing most of...
Gold prices fell B100 to B18,950
Gold prices dropped 50 baht to 18,950.00 baht per baht-weight in Bangkok on Tuesday.
Sears, the once-mighty US retailer, files for bankruptcy
WASHINGTON: Sears, an anchor of retail life for generations of Americans, filed for bankruptcy on Monday and said it was closing almost 150 stores, the latest marquee victim of the online era.
Excise Department to conclude EV tax rules soon
The Excise Department expects to conclude a tax structure for electric vehicles (EVs) in the next couple of months, says its newly appointed head.
Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Allen dead at 65
SAN FRANCISCO: Paul Allen, who founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s and later went on to become an investor, philanthropist and sports owner, died Monday after his latest battle with cancer at age 65.
State to pay unpaid SSO contributions
The government plans to gradually pay unpaid contributions amounting to 56 billion baht to the Social Security Office in compliance with the Fiscal Responsibility Act, says the Budget Bureau's chief.
Sarawut takes bite, Afghan in his stride
Three Thai boxers secured wins to reach the semi-finals of the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires on Sunday.
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer
SAN FRANCISCO: Billionaire Paul Allen, who founded US software giant Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s, died Monday after his latest battle with cancer. He was 65.
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