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Phuket News
Chinese boy in Phuket cleared of Wuhan flu
PHUKET: The 10-year-old Chinese boy confined to isolation at Vachira Phuket Hospital yesterday on suspicion of carrying the Wuhan flu has tested negative for the virus and will rejoin his parents today (Jan 23), Phuket Provincial Health Office (PPHO) Chief Thanit Sermkaew has confirmed.
Phuket readies for Chinese New Year
PHUKET: Festivities marking Chinese New Year 2020, this honouring the Year of the Rat, will begin at the 72nd Anniversary Queen Sirikit Park on Thalang Rd in Phuket Town this Saturday (Jan 25).
China quarantines city at centre of virus outbreak
WORLD: China placed the city at the centre of a virus outbreak under effective quarantine today (Jan 23), suspending outward flights and trains in a drastic step to contain a contagious disease that has killed 17, stricken hundreds and reached other countries.
Indian tourists rescued miles offshore from Phi Phi on capsized kayak
PHUKET: An Indian tourist couple from Mumbai are safe after spending hours in the water off Phi Phi Island clinging on to an overturned kayak after they were blown offshore by strong winds late yesterday afternoon (Jan 21)
Gold hold-up suspect claims he killed for the thrill
BANGKOK: The suspect arrested for the triple-murder and holdup at a gold shop in Lop Buri two weeks ago is the director of a primary school and claimed he killed to spice up his boring life, according to police sources.
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Gold heist killer caught! South Thailand peace talks? 437 schools shut! || January 22
PHUKET XTRA - January 22 || brought to you by PVCPhuket.com Murderous gold robber caught! |:| Peace talks with BRN launched |:| 1st Thai infected with coronavirus |:| AstroPark to open! |:| BKK City Hall shuts schools over air pollution Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
Chinese boy, 10, lands in Phuket suspected of carrying Wuhan flu
PHUKET: A 10-year-old boy from China suspected of being infected with the Wuhan coronavirus is in isolation at Vachira Phuket Hospital after he landed in Phuket on a direct flight from Wuhan with his parents last night (Jan 21).
Lop Buri gold shop killer arrested
PHUKET: Royal Thai Police commander Chakthip Chaichinda has confirmed that one suspect has been arrested for the gold shop robbery and mass shootings in Lop Buri earlier this month that shocked the nation.
First Thai infected with coronavirus as death toll rises to nine
THAILAND: The Public Health Ministry today (Jan 22) confirmed a 73-year-old woman being treated at a hospital in Nakhon Pathom was the first Thai found to be infected with the new strain of coronavirus.
City Hall shuts 437 schools for a day but parents demand drastic action against smog
BANGKOK: Somruethai Thammaporn, a 10-year-old Pathom 6 student at Wat Ratchanatda School in Phra Nakhon district - where the PM2.5 level is the highest - was relieved to hear that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has ordered 437 schools under its jurisdiction to be closed today as air pollution has hit dangerous levels.
 
The Thaiger
Online grocery shopping gains popularity in Thailand

Squeezing the avocados and smelling the mangoes may become a thing of the past as online grocery buying is quickly growing in popularity. The intense competition in online grocery sales is expected to surge in 2020. Online Apps like Line, Grab and Lazada are making major inroads into the Thai grocery market valued around 30 […]

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3 arrested for selling fake gold in Khon Kaen

Three men are now in police custody in the north-eastern province of Khon Kaen for selling fake gold to gold shops. 42 year old Suparb from Udon Thani province, 41 year old Pakorn from Bangkok and 30 year old Thanakorn from Surin Province were arrested after police received complaints of fake gold chains being sold […]

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Fortress Wuhan. Chinese authorities lock down the source of the coronavirus.

Wuhan, a city of more than 10 million in the central Chinese province of Hubei, is effectively in lock down following a decisive attempt to isolate the source of the Novel Coronavirus. Wuhan has ‘temporarily’ closed its airport, rail station and main roads out of the city. All city public transport services are all suspended […]

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Lone gunman tells police he killed to “spice up his boring life”

So how did Thai police track down and arrest the suspect, who has allegedly confessed, accused of a brutal and callous robbery and shooting which resulted in the death of three with four other injured? The suspect was arrested following an intensive 14 days of forensic investigation. 38 year old school principal, Prasitthichai Khaokaew, is […]

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Baht will continue to remain strong throughout 2020

The Thai baht will continue to maintain its strength for the rest of 2020. It will remain strong, propelled by the increased surpluses in the Thai current account and the country’s trade balance. Kobsidthi Silpachai, KBank’s head of capital markets research, predicts that the Thai baht will float around 29.75 against the US dollar for […]

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Electric vehicle registrations in Thailand rose 380% in 2019

Electic cars (EVs) are on the rise in Thailand. The Electric Vehicle Association of Thailand (EVAT) reports a sharp increase in the number of electric vehicles registered in 2019. Department of Land Transport statistics show that, as of December 31, there were 2,854 electric vehicle registrations, including 1,572 new cars, up 380% from 2018 when only […]

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Arrested Lop Buri murder suspect was a provincial headmaster

The director (headmaster) of a Sing Buri school is now in police custody as a suspect in the case of the lone of being the lone gunman in a gold shop robbery at the Robinson’s Shopping Centre in Lop Buri province on January 9. Three people, including a two year old boy, were shot and […]

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Thailand’s PM2.5 micron elephant in the room – OPINION

It’s cars, it’s the polluting buses, it’s people burning too many incense sticks. Every year it’s the same culprits in Bangkok, people driving their cars too much, polluting factories and old buses belching black smoke. All those things contribute to city pollution but are far from the main problem. So the government, reactive as usual, […]

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Nearly 300,000 Bangkok school students stay at home today as a measure to reduce air pollution

Nearly 300,000 students from 437 schools around Bangkok are having the day off after the Bangkok governor announced they could stay home and avoid the city’s smog. Ironically, today’s city air pollution has reduced to its lowest level in a week. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration suspended classes at 437 public schools for one day and […]

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School headmaster arrested and charged over the Lop Buri gold shop shootings

Police have arrested a man in conjunction with the Lopburi gold shop shootings on January 9. The man is a 38 years old school headmaster from Sing Buri, the adjoining province to the west of Lop Buri in central Thailand. Police report that he has confessed to the shooting of the customers and staff, resulting in three deaths, […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
Headmaster lied, stolen gold found at his father's house
The headmaster who has allegedly admitted robbing a gold shop and killing three people in Lop Buri two weeks ago lied when he told police he had dropped the stolen necklaces in a river.
SET sees 2020 as key year to lure investors
With a cautiously optimistic view of the global and domestic economies, the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) contemplates 2020 as another challenging year for its development blueprint and preparing new infrastructures where digital technology and decentralisation will play a greater role.
China locks down epicentre of virus outbreak, nearly 600 infected
BEIJING: China is lockikng down a city of 11 million people considered the epicentre of the new coronavirus outbreak that has killed 17 and infected nearly 600 people, as health authorities around the world work to prevent a global pandemic.
Online grocery sees surge
Online grocery competition in Thailand is expected to intensify this year as major super apps -- Line, Grab and Lazada -- are jumping into the market worth almost US$1 billion (30 billion baht).
Plants urged to cut output, clear dust
The Industry Ministry has asked for cooperation from 68,757 factories nationwide to reduce their production capacity temporarily in order to tackle the ultra-fine dust causing widespread air pollution.
State braced for budget bill delay
The government is preparing a Plan B to brace for the possibility of a further delay in the 3.2-trillion-baht budget bill for fiscal 2020 after some members of parliament indicated they would vote in favour of the bill without being present in the chamber.
Smog-hit schools set to reopen
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) on Wednesday decided to reopen 437 schools on Thursday after air quality in the capital improved slightly.
Thai Airways eyeing lease of jets and staff
Thai Airways International (THAI) may lease aircraft along with cabin staff as part of fleet and service improvement options, according to Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob.
Budget bill passage put on hold
Fears about risks to the economy are growing after 174 MPs on Wednesday requested a Constitutional Court ruling on the validity of the 3.2-trillion baht budget bill for the 2020 fiscal year.
Gold hold-up suspect claims he 'killed for the thrill'
The suspect arrested for the triple-murder and holdup at a gold shop in Lop Buri two weeks ago is the director of a primary school and claimed he killed to spice up his boring life, according to police sources.
 
NationThailand.com - News
Fatal gold heist a ‘suicide attempt’, suspect allegedly claims
Police in Lop Buri claim that Prasittichai Khaokaew, arrested on Tuesday (January 21) in connection with the January 9 robbery of a gold shop in which three people were shot dead, has confessed to the crime, saying stress drove him to seek a way to be shot and killed by police.
Dusit Foods unit takes majority stake in leading catering company in Vietnam
Epicure Catering Company Limited has further expanded its presence in the region with the acquisition of a 51-per cent stake for Bt61.2 million in The Caterers Joint Stock Company (The Caterers), a leading catering company for schools and events in Vietnam. Epicure Catering is a subsidiary of Thailand's Dusit Foods Co Ltd.
Daylight robbery: Bangkok bank heist nets unknown amount
A Bangkok Bank branch in the capital’s Thung Khru district was robbed on Wednesday afternoon (January 22), the lone perpetrator wielding a pistol snatched from a security guard.
Two patients carrying coronavirus still in quarantine: Anutin
Three Chinese and one Thai were diagnosed with carrying the new coronavirus and quarantined, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul said on Wednesday (January 22).
Police arrested suspect using ‘haunted house’ to store drugs
The Metropolitan Police on January 21 evening arrested Petchchai Pinsakul, 26, an alleged drug agent in Phitsanulok. 
ADB loan unlocks long-term financing for VN’s solar power
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a US$37.8-million loan deal with TTC Energy Development Investment Joint Stock Company on Wednesday (January 22) to develop and operate a 50-megawatt photovoltaic solar power plant in Vietnam’s Tay Ninh province.
 
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Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Australian bushfires flare again, water-bombing plane missing
SYDNEY: A water-bombing plane was missing and feared to have crashed in Australia's southeast on Thursday, as firefighters battled a new outbreak of bushfires whipped up by scorching temperatures and strong winds.
The big dry
Thailand is facing the worst drought in four decades, and the inadequate water supply from dams means farmers are hit the hardest. BKPgraphics | Sutthiphat Thongchuen
SCB out of favour among analysts as bad loans rise
Siam Commercial Bank Plc, one of Southeast Asia’s largest lenders, has fallen out of favour with securities analysts after reporting fourth-quarter results that raised concerns about loan quality.
Headmaster lied, stolen gold found at his father's house
The headmaster who has allegedly admitted robbing a gold shop and killing three people in Lop Buri two weeks ago lied when he told police he had dropped the stolen necklaces in a river.
SET sees 2020 as key year to lure investors
With a cautiously optimistic view of the global and domestic economies, the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) contemplates 2020 as another challenging year for its development blueprint and preparing new infrastructures where digital technology and decentralisation will play a greater role.
China locks down epicentre of virus outbreak, nearly 600 infected
BEIJING: China is lockikng down a city of 11 million people considered the epicentre of the new coronavirus outbreak that has killed 17 and infected nearly 600 people, as health authorities around the world work to prevent a global pandemic.
Ratchanok among Thai winners at Thailand Masters
Ratchanok Intanon, Busanan Ongbamrungphan, Phittayaporn Chaiwan and Pornpawee Chochuwong all progressed to the second round of the women's singles event at the US$170,000 Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters 2020 on Wednesday.
Bank of Thailand panel likely to cut policy rate
The Bank of Thailand's rate-setting committee is expected to cut the policy rate by 0.25 percentage points to a record low of 1% this quarter to shore up the country's economic growth and slow the baht's appreciation, says Standard Chartered Bank (Thai).
High alert for new Australia bushfires as heat and winds pick up
SYDNEY: Australian firefighters are on high alert for the possibility that scorching temperatures and strong winds could whip up new bushfires on Thursday, coming after rain brought welcome respite to fire-ravaged areas.
Online grocery sees surge
Online grocery competition in Thailand is expected to intensify this year as major super apps -- Line, Grab and Lazada -- are jumping into the market worth almost US$1 billion (30 billion baht).
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