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Phuket News
Rawai water supply to be shut off
PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA) announced today (Jan 23) that the mains water supply will be shut off in Rawai tomorrow (Jan 24).
German man dies after seven-storey fall in Patong
PHUKET: A 52-year-old German man has died after falling from a seventh-floor balcony in Patong this morning (Jan 23).
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Elections March 24! Water rations? Runaway truck on Patong Hill! || Jan. 23
PHUKET XTRA - January 23 Confirmed: Elections on March 24 |:| Water rations in Cherng Talay |:| Runaway truck on Patong Hill |:| Patong seaweed ’safe’ |:| Corpses are of anti-government activists Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
General election on March 24
THAILAND: The general election will be held on March 24, the Election Commission announced on Wednesday afternoon.
Royal decree for election published, EC must set date
BANGKOK: His Majesty the King has issued a royal decree for a general election. The dress takes immediate effect, and the Election Commission must now set a date for the polls within the next five days.
Truck driver charged for Patong Hill wipeout
PHUKET: The driver of a runaway six-wheeled truck that struck several cars before slamming head-on into another truck in front of Wat Patong late yesterday afternoon (Jan 22) has been charged with reckless driving and operating an unsafe vehicle.
Mall Group Chair calls for ‘courage’ to develop Thailand’s tourism attractions
BANGKOK: The Thailand Tourism Forum (TTF) returned for its eighth edition, with an action-packed agenda focusing on the mega-projects that are currently transforming the tourism landscape in Bangkok and beyond.
DNA tests prove disappeared activists were murdered
THAILAND: Police confirm that DNA tests prove that two bodies washed up on the shore of the Mekong River in the Northeast are the corpses missing anti-government activists.
Swine fever virus found in China tourist sausages at Phuket Airport
PHUKET: Processed pork products seized from a Chinese tourist in Phuket last Wednesday (Jan 16) have been found to contain a viral strain of African Swine Fever (ASF), according to the Department of Livestock Development.
Soi Dog’s Mobile clinic continues in Phuket, starting in Rawai
PHUKET: The mobile clinic of Soi Dog Foundation, which provides sterilisation and vaccination free of charge, has begun in the Rawai area.
 
The Thaiger
Drug plant, abuse and extortion. Oh, sorry, it’s all a misunderstanding – Dutch tourist

PHOTOS: ONB News A Dutch tourist has apologised to the Pattaya police after he claimed he had drugs planted on him, was abused and was extorted out of 40,000 baht. He also claimed a French volunteer tourist police officer was involved in the extortion. But he later told Pattaya Police that he had found his money […]

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Seaweed on Patong Beach – just a seasonal phenomenon

The seasonal mass of seaweed that was washed up onto Patong Beach over the last week is a natural phenomenon. A spokesperson for the Phuket Marine Biological Centre says that the seaweed isn’t harmful although it can smell bad as it starts to rot in the daytime sun. The seaweed first started coming ashore back on […]

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Four dead and at least five injured in Bangkok crane failure

Four workers were killed and five others injured when the top part of a crane broke off and fell on them at a condominium construction site on Bangkok’s Rama 3 Road this afternoon. The fallen section of the crane hit the fifth floor of a building in the Lumpini Park Riverside project. Four male workers […]

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Election date announced as Sunday, March 24

Thais get their opportunity to express their democratic vote and will go to the polls on Sunday, March 24. The Election Commission (EC) has announced the date after chairing an urgent meeting of EC members this afternoon. The royal decree was signed by HM The King and co-signed by Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha this morning. […]

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OPINION – One, two, three bad incidents on Patong Hill within 24 hours

The bottom of Patong Hill, on the Patong side, has been the scene of numerous fatalities over the past 20 years. Following a steep decent and some tight windy turns, some vehicles simply come to grief. Residents and shops at the bottom of the hill have built barriers, walls and fencing to try and defend […]

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Immigration officers asked to show leniency to foreigners applying for retirement & marriage visas

Thai immigration say that they’re willing to show leniency to foreigners in the prickly subject of proving income when applying for retirement and marriage visas and extensions. Immigration chief Police Lieutenant General Surachete Hakparn acknowledges that some applicants may have difficulty in providing the now required 12 months worth of bank statements. Where this is […]

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Crane topples in Bangkok killing four, many others injured

PHOTOS: มาด เซอร์., Klong Prem ShinSuwan / FM91Trafficpro A crane has toppled at a construction site in Bangkok today. The incident has already been responsible for the death of four people while many others have been injured. FM91 Traffic pro is reporting that at 1.09pm a crane, inside a construction site in Yan Nawa, Bangkok […]

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Here we go – Royal decree issued for Thai general election

The final hurdle to holding an election this year was cleared this morning by royal decree that sets in motion the countdown to the long-awaited poll. The royal decree, ordering a general election of members of Parliament was issued this morning. The constitutional process calls for the Election Commission to announce a date for the […]

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German 78 year old drowns at Jomtien Beach in Pattaya

PHOTO: YouTube Emergency responders have been called to Jomtien beach in Pattaya’s south yesterday after a German tourist was reported in difficulty whilst swimming. There were many tourists on the beach at the time. Members of the local rescue foundation, Sawang Boriboon attempted CPR on 78 year old Klaus Heinz Trappiel but were unable to revive […]

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Chinese Embassy delegation requests better safety for their compatriots visiting Pattaya

A delegation of Chinese Embassy officials and diplomats from Bangkok visited Pattaya yesterday to seek more information and request upgrades in safety for Chinese citizens when visiting the resort city. The visit follows a concerning rise in the number of deaths from Chinese people drowning whilst visiting Pattaya. Manager Online reports that senior Chinese embassy […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
Vietnam awards first trial 5G licence to Viettel
HANOI: The Vietnamese government has awarded its first trial 5G licence to Viettel, the largest telecommunication company in the Southeast Asian nation, the Ministry of Information and Communications said on Wednesday.
Thai stocks lead SE Asian peers on election announcement
The Stock Exchange of Thailand index climbed almost 1% after a royal decree for a general election was issued on Wednesday.
Four workers killed when crane boom breaks and falls
Four workers were killed and others injured when part of a crane boom broke off and fell to the ground at a condominium construction site on Rama III in Bangkok on Wednesday afternoon.
General election on March 24
The general election will be held on March 24, the Election Commission announced on Wednesday afternoon.
Residents reject shoddy, useless items for homestay project
NAN: Residents at a village in Pua district are demanding the Community Development Department take back all items supplied to promote a tourism project for local communities.
Pupils flee smoke-filled school as farmers burn off sugar cane
LOP BURI: Students and teachers fled choking from their smoke-filled classrooms as farmers defied a ban on burning off their nearby cane fields to prepare the crop for harvest.
Bushfires blaze across Tasmania, Australia
Firefighters battle 27 bushfires across the Australian state of Tasmania. - REUTERS
Spice Girls probe charity T-shirts over 'abuse' in Bangladesh
British pop band The Spice Girls said they will fund an investigation into a Bangladesh factory over its treatment of women who make T-shirts for a charity campaign backing equality.
Indonesia backtracks on unconditional release of terror-linked cleric
Indonesia's president says a radical Muslim cleric linked to the 2002 Bali bombings would only be released from jail if he pledged loyalty to the state and its ideology, after news he would be freed unconditionally sparked criticism. - Reuters
PM's Office: New government should be in place mid-year
The House of Representatives and a new government should both be in place by mid-year now a royal decree for a general election has been published in the Royal Gazette, the Prime Minister’s Office announced on Wednesday.
 
NationMultimedia.com
Wildlife activists clear animal traps from Lauser National Park in Aceh
Wildlife activist display illegal wildlife traps made from metal sling and rope confiscated from the Lauser National Park in Aceh, Indonesia on Wednesday.
UPDATE: Four workers killed, six hurt as crane collapses in Bangkok
FOUR WORKERS were killed and six others injured when the top of a crane broke off and fell on them at a condominium construction site in Bangkok’s Yannawa district on Wednesday.
WaterAid Instalation in London
A huge display made of 800 schoolbags on the steps of St Paul's Cathedral in London has been set up on Wednesday by a charity group calling for the issue of dirty water that reportedly kill 800 children a day to be addressed.
Chinese diplomats demand improved Pattaya safety
A delegation of Chinese Embassy diplomats from Bangkok visited Pattaya on Tuesday to seek more information and request upgrades on safety for Chinese citizens when visiting the city.
Latest : Search resumes for Cardiff striker Sala as final message emerges
St Peter Port, Guernsey - The search resumed Wednesday for a missing plane carrying Cardiff City's record new signing Emiliano Sala, as it emerged the Argentine striker had sent relatives a desperate message shortly before the light aircraft disappeared over the Channel.
Tourist caught carrying protected sea star at Chalong Pier
A foreign man has been caught on camera carrying a protected sea star along Chalong pier.
Mananchaya makes quarters in junior Australian Open
Thailand’s No 1 junior Mananchaya Sawangkaew stormed into the girls’ singles quarter-finals of the  Australian Open after she eliminated Adrienn Nagy of Hungary 6-2 6-4 in the third round on Wednesday.
Korea eyes artificial rain in fine dust fight
Officials skeptical artificial rain can significantly reduce fine dust levels
March 24 set as the national election day : EC
The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday sets March 24 as the national election day, EC’s chief Ittiporn Boonpracong said.
 
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Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Mutilated body parts found in Rayong likely from S.Korean man
Mutilated body parts recently found in a forest in Rayong province are likely to belong to a missing South Korean man, police said.
Vietnam awards first trial 5G licence to Viettel
HANOI: The Vietnamese government has awarded its first trial 5G licence to Viettel, the largest telecommunication company in the Southeast Asian nation, the Ministry of Information and Communications said on Wednesday.
Russia says range of disputed missile is allowed under INF treaty
MOSCOW: Moscow on Wednesday insisted the range of a missile system that has prompted Washington to say it will withdraw from a key Cold War arms treaty is allowed under the agreement.
Chinese Dolce & Gabbana model apologises over 'racist' ad
BEIJING: A Chinese model who featured in a Dolce & Gabbana promotional video attacked for being culturally insensitive has apologised for her role in the production, more than two months after the firestorm erupted.
Thai stocks lead SE Asian peers on election announcement
The Stock Exchange of Thailand index climbed almost 1% after a royal decree for a general election was issued on Wednesday.
Four workers killed when crane boom breaks and falls
Four workers were killed and others injured when part of a crane boom broke off and fell to the ground at a condominium construction site on Rama III in Bangkok on Wednesday afternoon.
General election on March 24
The general election will be held on March 24, the Election Commission announced on Wednesday afternoon.
Residents reject shoddy, useless items for homestay project
NAN: Residents at a village in Pua district are demanding the Community Development Department take back all items supplied to promote a tourism project for local communities.
Pupils flee smoke-filled school as farmers burn off sugar cane
LOP BURI: Students and teachers fled choking from their smoke-filled classrooms as farmers defied a ban on burning off their nearby cane fields to prepare the crop for harvest.
Hong Kong's legislature takes up China national anthem bill
HONG KONG: Hong Kong's legislature took up a controversial bill Wednesday that would punish anyone who publicly and intentionally insults the Chinese national anthem with up to three years in prison, raising concerns about Beijing's growing influence in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.
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