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Phuket News
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Road rage axe attack? Drugs found in rectum! Dark web bust sees 50 kids saved! || May 23
PHUKET XTRA - May 23 Axe attack on ambulance |:| Climate Strike planning |:| Drugs found in rectum |:| Dark web bust sees 50 kids saved |:| Applying for medical marijuana amnesty Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
Phuket braces for heavy weather, small boats advised to stay ashore
PHUKET: The Phuket Marine Office Director Wiwat Chitchertwong has issued a notice to all boat operators calling for them to beware storm conditions and for operators of small boats to refrain from putting to sea from today (May 23) through next Wednesday (May 29).
Men arrested for axe-wielding road-rage attack on ambulance
PHUKET: Two men have been arrested for attacking an ambulance with an axe in a fit of road rage, smashing the ambulance’s mirrors and rear window, on Phuket’s bypass road in broad daylight on Monday (May 20).
Major power outage in Patong
PHUKET: The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) Patong office has announced that the electricity supply will be temporarily shut off on Friday (May 24) as work is carried out on improving the distribution system and high voltage power cables.
One billion baht found in teenage drug dealer’s accounts
BANGKOK: Nine drug suspects, including a 19-year-old major trafficker with more than one billion baht in his bank accounts, have been arrested in separate police raids in Bangkok, Pathum Thani and Nonthaburi. More than 7 million speed pills were seized.
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Slow loris rescued! Head-on collision! Roommates: soldiers, villagers? || May 22
PHUKET XTRA - May 22 Slow loris rescued |:| Sunken artefacts found off Phuket coast |:| 4 dead in head-on collision |:| Soldiers, locals to live together |:| March for medical marijuana! Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
Slow loris tout arrested at Karon
PHUKET: Local wildlife officers accompanied by police attached to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) arrested a slow loris tout near at Suwan Khirikhet Temple in Karon last night (May 21).
Sunken artefacts believed to be medieval cannon, chest
PHUKET: Officials are hoping to raise an artefact believed to be an old cannon as well as what seems to be an old chest buried in the sand from the seabed off Koh Racha Noi, south of Phuket, today (May 22).
Week of traditional performances to honour Royal Coronation
PHUKET: A week of traditional music and dance performances are to be held nationwide to honor the Royal Coronation of His Majesty The King. The performances in Phuket are to be held at Phuket Provincial Hall each night for the next seven days, starting tonight (May 22).
One thousand people walk 256km to support medical marijuana
PHICHIT: About 1,000 people started a long walk from Phichit province to Suphan Buri province on Tuesday (May 21) to raise funds for research and development into medical applications for marijuana – and to call for the general public’s right to grow it as a medical herb.
 
The Thaiger
No injury as trailer truck loses control in Phuket Darasamut Underpass – VIDEO

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Newshawk Phuket / อาสา ของ ประชาชน A trailer has skidded and lost control, and then collided with concrete barriers at the southern entrance to the Darasamut Underpass this morning. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident. Wichit Police were notified of the incident at 10am. Police and emergency responders arrived at […]

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The magic disappearing murky and muddy waters of Pattaya’s Jomtien Beach

PHOTOS: Pattaya Message Officials from Chon Buri Municipality says there is no source of wastewater found after inspections along the canals. The video of the untreated sewage and wastewater gushing into the Gulf of Thailand has accumulated 1.5 million views already. Read more and see the video HERE. The ‘stop gap’ solution was a real STOP […]

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What to do in Phuket – A Unique Guide

A modern Holiday Membership Club with its flagship office at the luxurious Patong Bay Hill Resort on Hasibpee Hill, Club Unique offers members an endless choice of possibilities as well as an almost limitless array of luxuries across a global platform. While a stay with Club Unique is exceptional in itself, the staff are eager […]

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Koh Lan stinks! Environmentalist calls for limit on tourism.

“The atmosphere at the island’s Ta Waen Beach resembles that of a disaster refugee camp.” An environmental health expert is calling for the number of visitors to Koh Lan in Chon Buri to be cut to less than 5,000 a day to tackle the overwhelming garbage problem. Ko Lan is 10 kilometres off the coast […]

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UPDATE: Suspects arrested over ambulance attack

Phuket police today have arrested suspects who attacked and harassed an ambulance and the driver. The suspects tried to stop the ambulance and were captured on video attacking the ambulance whilst chasing it along Phuket’s roads. Read more about the attackers HERE. Police today have arrested two suspects following their attack on the ambulance and drivers […]

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April’s exports fall to the lowest level in 24 months

“Deputy PM Somkid Jatusripitak has scheduled a meeting on May 31 with Thailand’s commercial attachés from across the world in a bid to boost exports.” Thailand’s exports fell 2.6% last month (April) to US$18.5 billion, the lowest level since May 2017. Thai PBS reports that imports in April also dropped by 0.72% to about US$20 […]

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OrBorTor president shot dead in Yala

PHOTOS: Work Point News An OrBorTor president in Yala’s Raman district has been fatally shot while riding his motorcycle home last night. Police say 55 year old Sama-ae Sama was shot on a main road in Moo 2 village in Tambon Tha Thong at 8.15pm. He was rushed to the Raman Hospital but died later. Police […]

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Phuket police hunting for suspects who attacked an ambulance – VIDEO

VIDEO: Detnarong Songsang Phuket police are hunting for suspects who tried to stop an ambulance and attack rescue workers. They have good photos of the attackers and say it will be easy to track them down. The Wichit Police were notified of the incident earlier in the week. 41 year old Detnarong Songsang, a rescue […]

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Second night of violence over election results – Jakarta

Indonesian police have again fired water cannon and rubber bullets at protesters who were setting fires and trying to breach barbed wire barricades yesterday as demonstrations over the results of the presidential election hit the capital for a second night. The riots followed the announcement by the General Election Commission confirming that President Joko Widodo […]

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“Nothing but rude Indians, Chinese and Arabs” – Pattaya locals go feral online

“Where are all the nice ones – like Americans – who spend cash and behave well!?” PHOTO: Sophon Cable Sophon Cable TV on Facebook has quoted the head of the Eastern Seaboard Hotel Association, Sanpetch Supphabowonsathian, saying advance bookings for this high season in Pattaya showed a 5-10% increase on last year. But as the local […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
Court suspends Thanathorn from MP
The Constitutional Court has voted 8-1 to suspend Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit from performing his MP duty after it accepted a case against him over possible disqualification involving media shareholding.
Auto exports at two-year low
The Federation of Thai Industries reported on Thursday Thailand exported 67,114 vehicles in April, down by 7.5% year-on-year, representing the lowest volume in 24 months.
Industries' sentiment weakens
The Thai Industries Sentiment Index (TISI) in April decreased to 95.0 points from 96.3 in March amid the global economic slowdown, US-China trade war and weak exports.
Mingkwan resigns, Pheu Thai cancels meeting
Mingkwan Sangsuwan has resigned as the leader of the New Economics Party while the Pheu Thai Party has scrapped a meeting planned with its allies in a double blow in one day to the anti-regime alliance.
White tiger triplets get first check-up at Chile zoo
Three one-month-old white Bengal tiger cubs get their first medical check-up at a zoo in central Chile. - REUTERS
Coronation celebrations
Performances, light shows and numerous activities are held in the Sanam Luang ground in Bangkok on May 22-28 to celebrate the coronation of His Majesty the King. (Photos by Pawat Laopaisarntaksin and Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)
British protesters inflate 'Trump baby' blimp ahead of state visit
Protesters in London inflate a blimp depicting Donald Trump as a snarling, nappy-wearing orange baby as a trial run ahead of his planned state visit next month. - REUTERS
Six Brazilians die in suspected gas leak in Chile
Six Brazilian nationals have died in Santiago, Chile from a reported gas leak, according to officials. - REUTERS
Sigourney Weaver reflects on 'Alien' ahead of the film's 40th anniversary
Veteran actress Sigourney Weaver talks to Reuters about the enduring appeal of science fiction classic "Alien" and her role as Ripley, the sole survivor of an alien attack onboard the space craft Nostromo. - REUTERS
Karen soldiers hunt wildlife in Kanchanaburi forest
KANCHANABURI: A Karen National Union soldier has been arrested in the Sai Yok National Park in Sai Yok district with bearcat and macaque carcasses, guns and ammunition while two others fled.
 
NationMultimedia.com
Two charged with damaging vehicle and terrifying driver
Two men were on Thursday charged with attacking a volunteer ambulance in Phuket.
Thailand helps Interpol nail child sex predators
WITH THE help of local authorities, Interpol has managed to nail several predators who sexually exploited children and produced child pornography for online distribution.
Another family grieves mysterious death in Thai army
THE FAMILY of Private Leuchanont Nantabut, who died at the age of just 22, suspect that he might have been the latest victim of violence inside a Thai military camp.
Frenchman arrested for Pattaya phone theft
CCTV from a phone shop in the Tukcom computer centre in Pattaya showed a foreigner take a phone and try to escape yesterday evening.
Urgent : Court to consider shares case against Thanathorn, suspends him from office
The Constitutional Court on Thursday unanimously agreed to accept the case to consider whether Future Forward leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit should be disqualified as an MP candidate due to questions about the timing of his handing over of shares in a media company in the lead-up to the recent election.
Failed New Economics candidates seek legal help to recover costs
Unsuccessful New Economics parliamentary candidates on Thursday sought legal advice from the Election Commission, complaining that the party failed to reimburse them for their electoral campaigns.
Pheu Thai confident of New Economics' parliamentary support 
Pheu Thai secretary-general Phumtham Wechayachai said on Thursday he believed the New Economics Party would keep its promise to join the anti-junta bloc despite apparent disagreements within the party.
Phuket police hunting for suspects who attacked an ambulance
Phuket police are hunting for two suspects who attacked rescue workers in an ambulance as it was driving through the Darasamut Underpass.
New Economics Party leader quits 
Mingkwan Sangsuwan has resigned as the leader of the New Economics Party following what he described as an "accomplished mission".
 
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Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Starbucks to license Thai operations
Starbucks Corp agreed to license its Thailand operations to a partner, in the latest sign that the coffee behemoth is sharpening its focus on its key markets of China and the US.
AoT plans land bidding this year
Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) plans to organise a bid by the end of this year to find a concessionaire to develop one of two major plots of land adjacent to Suvarnabhumi airport for commercial purposes, in an investment project worth about 10 billion baht.
Rotavirus shots by next year, govt says
Health authorities are planning to launch a vaccination campaign for rotavirus, which may cause severe inflammation of the bowels among newborn babies, next year.
Court suspends Thanathorn from MP
The Constitutional Court has voted 8-1 to suspend Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit from performing his MP duty after it accepted a case against him over possible disqualification involving media shareholding.
Frenchman held for stealing Huawei phone in Pattaya
PATTAYA: A Frenchman has been arrested at Tukcom Pattaya centre on Wednesday night for stealing a Huawei P30 Pro smartphone.
Chinese wrongly accused of beating sea urchins
SATUN: Local police are tracking down a person who posted a message online wrongly accusing a group of Chinese tourists of beating sea urchins on a beach at Koh Lipe.
Auto exports at two-year low
The Federation of Thai Industries reported on Thursday Thailand exported 67,114 vehicles in April, down by 7.5% year-on-year, representing the lowest volume in 24 months.
Industries' sentiment weakens
The Thai Industries Sentiment Index (TISI) in April decreased to 95.0 points from 96.3 in March amid the global economic slowdown, US-China trade war and weak exports.
Mingkwan resigns, Pheu Thai cancels meeting
Mingkwan Sangsuwan has resigned as the leader of the New Economics Party while the Pheu Thai Party has scrapped a meeting planned with its allies in a double blow in one day to the anti-regime alliance.
Statesman's aide hit by fraudulent Facebook hack
A close aide to Privy Council president Prem Tinsulanonda has filed a complaint that his Facebook account was hacked and a photo of him and the statesman has been used for fraud.
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