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Phuket News
Child boxer 13, dies after fight
SAMUT PRAKAN: A 13-year-old boy has died after suffering a brain haemorrhage during a Muay Thai fight yesterday night (Non 12).
Immigration Chief Surachate to inspect new Phoenix salvage attempt
Phuket Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana announced the news today (Nov 13) at a meeting at Phuket Provincial Hall. “A 1,200-tonne,100-metre-long floating crane accompanied by a 34-metre-long tugboat has alread...
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Pinned under truck! Fatal stabbing in self-defence? Acid attack investigated! || Nov. 13
PHUKET XTRA - November 13 Woman safe after pinned under truck! |:| Fatal stabbing in self-defence? |:| Acid attack investigation! |:| Election officially in February? |:| Marijuana patent bid shot down Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
Woman safe after pinned under cab in 7-Eleven delivery truck flip
PHUKET: The girlfriend of a truck driver who was riding shotgun in a 7-Eleven delivery truck has suffered serious injuries to her left arm after she was pinned under the cab of the truck when it flipped onto its side on Thepkrasattri Rd early this morning (Nov 13).
NBTC asks WHO for clarity on telecom base health risks
BANGKOK: The telecom regulator is urging the World Health Organization (WHO) to clarify whether radio-frequency electromagnetic fields emitted by telecom base stations have any effect on public health.
Myanmar man, 56, claims self-defence after fatally stabbing shackmate
PHUKET: Police have arrested a Myanmar man after he confessed to fatally stabbing his housemate in Phuket Town last night (Nov 12) in what he claims was self-defence.
Amnesty strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honour
UNITED KINGDOM: Amnesty International yesterday (Nov 12) stripped Aung SanSuu Kyi of its highest honour over the de facto Myanmar leader’s “indifference’ to the atrocities committed by the military against Rohingya Muslims.
NACC stands firm on asset rule
BANGKOK: The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has refused to back down on a new rule that requires mandatory asset declaration by university council chairpersons and members, but said it is likely to postpone its enforcement.
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Cop son arrests dad’s killer! Alleged rapist arrested! Hero diver statue almost ready! || Nov. 12
PHUKET XTRA - November 12 Cop son arrests father’s killer 20 years on |:| Chalong drug dealer picked up |:| Alleged rapist arrested in Rawai |:| PM can’t campaign to be PM |:| Statue of hero cave diver almost ready Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
Scheduled power outages to hit main areas in Patong
PHUKET: The Provincial Electrical Authority (PEA) Patong office has today (Nov 12) announced a two scheduled power outages that will affect main areas in Patong between 9am and 5pm tomorrow (Nov 13).
 
The Thaiger
Singapore barge and crane arrive for the rising of Phoenix

Phuket’s Governor Pakkapong Tawipat says that the barge which has been making its way from Singapore with a 1,200 tons crane this week, has arrived at ready to help with the recovery of ‘Phoenix’. The Governor is expecting that, if the weather holds, the boat will be brought to the surface before Thursday. Equipment in […]

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PM Prayut pushes for greater ASEAN connectivity

Sounding very Prime Ministerial, Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha today pledged to push for greater connectivity to strengthen business and investments in ASEAN when Thailand assumes the chairmanship of the regional trade block next year. Speaking at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit in Singapore, Gen Prayut said as chairman of ASEAN, Thailand will work to […]

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Acid-splashed wife’s death – husband is detained, taxi driver speaks out

Police have brought 50 year old Kamtan Singhanart to the Thon Buri Court’s order for an initial 12 day detention period after being accused of splashing acid on his wife Chorladda Tharawan’s face before fleeing on November 9. The Nation reports that Chorladda died as a result of her injuries after seeking treatment at Praram […]

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13 year old Muay Thai fighter dies from head injuries

Whilst legislation is pending, and under heated discussion about banning Muay Thai for certain age-groups, another tragedy has unfolded. A 13 year old muay thai fighter has died after a taking blow that sent him head first into the ground during a charity match in Samut Prakan on November 10. The Nation reports that a […]

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Two arrested with 10 kilograms of crystal meth in Krabi

Border Patrol Police have arrested two drug suspects with a colossal 10 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine (usually measured in grams), and 121 methamphetamine pills this week. Details were revealed at a media scrum at the Krabi Border Patrol Police Station in Krabi yesterday. 34 year old male Prasert Promprung and 19 year old female Suthasinee […]

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Police trying to identify a body found hanging at Saphan Hin

Police are trying to identify the body of a man who has been found suspended from a tree near Saphan Hin in Phuket Town this morning. Police and rescue workers arrived at 5am to find the body of a man age around 35-40 years and 160-170 centimetres tall, found hanging from a tree in Saphan […]

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A perfect storm hits Flight JT 610

If you get into a car that has had, and officially logged, malfunctions over the past four outings – all critical malfunctions to the correct operation of the car – would you start the key and head out into the traffic? Probably not. That appears to be what Captain Suneja, and his co-pilot on Flight […]

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Beware. Horny elephants in Hua Hin

PHOTO: Talk News Online Kulsawek Sawekwannakorn has posted on Facebook about two elephants causing a traffic jam as they faced off on the Phusai to Sai-En Road near Hua Hin last Sunday morning. Traffic was stopped for 20 minutes as pachyderms Bunchuay and Bunmee charged at each other. Because that’s what you do when you’re […]

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Making ends meet – washing cars for 5,000 baht a day

A 70 year old Aussie expat has rolled up his sleeves and ended up with a prosperous little local business in Rayong. An Australian pensioner is washing cars in Rayong to make ends meet. And he’s reported to Ban Muang reported that he and his wife are earning a decent income. Thai customers have been […]

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Three killed in a Chiang Mai house fire

A Chiang Mai couple and their two year old child were killed when their house was engulfed in a fire early today. Police report that they were alerted of the fire at the two-floor house in Ban Pa Tun village in Tambon Pa Tun, Muang district around 5.30am this morning. After the fire was put out, […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
Cadmium-sickened villagers awarded B16m compensation
The Supreme Court has upheld previous rulings in ordering two mining companies to pay compensation worth a total of 16 million baht to 114 villagers suffering as a result of cadmium being used in mining activities in Tak province.
Blockchain apps: good uses vs abuse
Blockchain is so hyped right now. Everyone is talking about it and no one wants to be left off of the blockchain bandwagon. Potential applications span across different industries, from agriculture to financial services to energy. Solving supply-chain problems, expediting cross-border payments, and enabling peer-to-peer energy trading are some of the popularly used cases of blockchain technology.
PM to prioritise Asean connectivity
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha vowed Tuesday to push for greater Asean connectivity while highlighting Thailand's efforts to ease regulatory processes that could impede the digital and innovation economy to attract businesses and investors.
The meter is ticking
For some three years running, the Ministry of Transport has used a stick against recalcitrant and surly Bangkok taxi drivers. Now, the minister himself is on the verge of switching tactics and wants to try using the carrot. Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith thinks a relatively small raise in fares might also raise smiles and turn the dark mood of drivers sunny. This seems unlikely.
Suthep's chicanery
Re: "Suthep's fall from grace gathers pace", (Opinion, Nov 13).
'New Dems' paraded to woo young voters
The Democrat Party on Tuesday unveiled its "new generation" of politicians who also presented ideas which they hope will be incorporated into the party's policies.
New tourist draws added
In addition to the visa fee waivers approved last week, the cabinet on Tuesday approved more measures to lure foreign visitors.
CPN gathers partners for co-working space
Central Pattana Plc (CPN), the SET-listed retail and property developer under Central Group, has teamed up with Malaysian partners to open a co-working space business in Thailand next year.
Thai activist gets political refugee tag
Anti-junta activist Chanoknan Ruamsap, who fled the country earlier this year after being charged with lese majeste, has received political refugee status from the South Korean government.
AIS seeks fatter revenue slice for enterprise
Largest mobile operator Advanced Info Service (AIS) is counting on enterprise business to generate 15% of total revenue in 2019, up from 11% this year, as enterprise services and solutions see growth driven by cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT).
 
NationMultimedia.com
'Incomparable' pink diamond smashes record at Geneva auction
An exceptionally rare 19-carat pink diamond fetched $50 million (44 million euros) at auction in Geneva Tuesday, Christie's said, setting a new per carat record for a stone of its kind.
Thailand ‘seeks delay’ in Asean Summit next year
Request of the next chairperson seen tied to the possibility of election being postponed.
Feb 24 only date on govt mind: Wissanu
THOUGH senior government figures maintained yesterday that the next election will be held as early as February 24, they did not rule out the possibility of a delay.
Cabinet gives green signal for medical use of marijuana but seeks 5-year review
THE CABINET yesterday cleared a bill to legalise the medical use of marijuana but added a condition that the legalisation must be reviewed after five years.
Muay Thai boxer aged 13 dies from head injuries
A 13-year-old Muay Thai boxer succumbed to his injuries after a taking blow that sent him head first into the ground during a charity match in Samut Prakan on November 10.
Radioactive material found in cargo to India ‘not a threat to humans’
THE RADIOACTIVE waste found at Chon Buri’s Laem Chabang Seaport has been analysed though more investigation is required to track its origin and movement, the authorities said.
Drug bill to help speed up registration of new medicines
THE NEW drug bill will allow specialists and their organisations, foreign or Thai, to review drug registration applications.
New eyes on Asia
Netflix announces 17 new original series from the part of the world, two of them horror productions from Thailand
Sukhothai: A packed itinerary for the Loi Krathong Festival
This year’s Sukhothai Loi Krathong and Candle Festival involves a packed itinerary of activities extending for more than a week, from November 16-25 at the Sukhothai Historical Park.
 
Chiang Mai, Thailand News
Fox Networks Group Asia to Produce Miniseries Inspired by Taiwanese Singer Teresa Teng

"Memory Eclipse" is being produced by Fox's Cora Yim, famed "Infernal Affairs" producer John Chong and Taiwan's Winday Culture. Fox Networks Group Asia is producing an anthology miniseries based on the music of legendary Taiwanese singer Teresa Teng.


Alberta tourist charged with vandalism in Thailand avoids prison

Canadian tourist Brittney Schneider, 23, says she won't have to spend time in jail after she was charged with vandalism for spray painting graffiti on an ancient wall in northern Thailand The Grande Prairie, Alta. woman charged with vandalism for spray painting graffiti on an ancient wall in Thailand will not go to prison.


Analysis: KNU Reiterates Hiatus in Peace Talks

CHIANG MAI, Thailand-The Karen National Union is standing firm on its decision to temporarily suspend its participation in ongoing peace talks, but will seek solutions to overcome the impasses facing the peace process through informal negotiations, it said in a statement. The KNU leadership met last week to review its high-level talks with the government, Tatmadaw and ethnic armed organizations in mid-October, and to reflect on the The group announced it was suspending its participation in the peace process two weeks ago, saying it needed time to conduct internal consultations on a meaningful participation in the process, before moving on with it.


Hmong men arrested for allegedly transporting 'yaba'

Three Hmong men were arrested in the Sam Ngao district of Tak province allegedly along with 2.1 million meth-amphetamine pills or "yaba", which they had transported from Chiang Rai to Central Thailand, Deputy National Police Commissioner Pol General Chalermkiat Srivorakan told a press conference in Chiang Mai on Sunday. The men were identified as Mangkorn Pisusirikul, 31, Anusorn Saeyang, 27, and Sua Saeyang, 41. They were charged with having narcotics in their possession.


Handbook coming to sensitise police to reality of trans people's lives

IN ORDER to improve interactions between police and transgender individuals, the United Nations Development Programme will help produce a handbook in collaboration with the Justice Ministry and Chon Buri-based Sisters Foundation. The idea was born in the hope that police officers would act more compassionately if they better understood the sexuality, gender identity and gender expression of transgender people, as well as the stigma and discrimination they face.


Two South Koreans arrested

The two South Korean suspects at a news conference in Chiang Mai after their arrest on Tuesday. One is wanted in South Korea for fraud, the other overstayed his visa by 13 years.


KNU Leadership Gathers to Firm Up Position on Peace Process

CHIANG MAI, Thailand-The Karen National Union convened an emergency meeting of its Central Standing Committee to review the state of the peace process at its headquarters in Lay Wah in Karen State's Paan district on Tuesday. The KNU leadership will consult with members to find ways to overcome deadlocks in negotiations with the government on the implementation of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement .


Bill gives hope to gay couples

Thai same-sex couples are celebrating like this happy twosome seen at a Phitsanulok ceremony in April, 2017, but they can't be officially married - and a new bill will give special status but '90% of the rights of married couples'. Public hearings regarding a civil partnership bill for same-sex couples will be held from Nov 12-16 in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Ayutthaya and Songkhla, the Rights and Liberties Protection Department said Monday.


Bestiality club' uncovered by Thai watchdog in Chiang Mai

Animal rights activists say they have uncovered a "bestiality club" operating near the northern Thai capital of Chiang Mai, after an investigation lasting more than a year. A man accused of running the club has been questioned by police after Watchdog Thailand provided video evidence of dogs being sexually abused.


Unviable transport

Re: "Light rail routes facing cutback", . A number of weeks ago I made a simple calculation based on the projected cost, the expected number of likely passengers and the proposed fare for a high-speed rail to Chiang Mai.


 
Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Govt launches new palm oil strategies
The government is rolling out three measures aimed at tackling tumbling palm oil prices, including using it to produce electricity.
Cadmium-sickened villagers awarded B16m compensation
The Supreme Court has upheld previous rulings in ordering two mining companies to pay compensation worth a total of 16 million baht to 114 villagers suffering as a result of cadmium being used in mining activities in Tak province.
Acid attack victim's body returned home
KHON KAEN: The body of a woman who died after acid was poured over her face and into her mouth, and who was allegedly denied treatment at a private hospital, has returned home to Khon Kaen for funeral rites.
EC won't delay poll, promises Wissanu
Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on Tuesday there was no reason to delay the general election again and it will proceed as planned. It has tentatively been scheduled for Feb 24.
PM to prioritise Asean connectivity
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha vowed Tuesday to push for greater Asean connectivity while highlighting Thailand's efforts to ease regulatory processes that could impede the digital and innovation economy to attract businesses and investors.
Britain announces disputed Brexit deal with EU
LONDON: Britain has agreed to a draft Brexit deal with the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May announced Tuesday, although she must still get it through her cabinet and the deeply divided parliament.
CNN, White House go to court over reporter's ban
WASHINGTON: CNN sued Donald Trump's administration Tuesday, alleging the White House violated journalist Jim Acosta's constitutional rights by revoking his press credentials following a heated exchange with the US president.
Lecturer accused of selling bogus summer camp trips
The deputy director of Bodindecha (Sing Singhaseni) 2 School on Tuesday filed a complaint with the Crime Suppression Division (CSD), accusing a former lecturer at a well-known private university of fraud for allegedly offering a bogus summer camp programme in the UK.
Principal backs off from sweater order
A school in Nan province has made a U-turn on an order forcing students to wear only school sweaters to keep themselves warm during the cold season.
Democrats introduce 'New Dem'
The Democrat Party has introduced "New Dem", a group of 21 young party members led by Parit Wacharasindhu, a nephew of the party leader.
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