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Phuket News
Corruption questions raised over failed Phuket construction projects
PHUKET: A key Phuket government information office has shared posts online by a national anti-corruption network, calling into question major constructions projects that have failed to materialise despite hundreds of millions of baht spent on them.
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Phuket tourism officials target 12mn visitors, Cycling from Chiang Mai to Phuket || January 31
PHUKET XTRA - January 31 || Brought to you by @PVC Phuket Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket #PhuketNews #Thailand
One pill limit or face meth dealing charge
BANGKOK: A ministerial regulation is being amended so that anyone in possession of more than one methamphetamine pill, instead of 15, will be regarded as having the pills with intent to sell, not for personal use as at present.
Thalang cop collects Red Cross Fair top prize
PHUKET: Lt Col Anukul Nooket, Deputy Chief of Thalang Police, has presented himself at an event at Phuket Provincial Hall to officially receive the top first prize of this year’s edition of the annual Red Cross Charity Lottery ‒ a brand-new Haval H6 SUV. The price of the car starts from B1.249 million.
Power outage to affect key areas in Cherng Talay
PHUKET: The Thalang branch of the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA Thalang) has announced a power outage that will affect a central residential and business areas in Cherng Talay on Thursday morning (Feb 2).
Over 60 dead, mostly police, in Pakistan mosque blast
PESHAWAR: Over 60 people, most of them police, were killed in a blast at a mosque inside a highly sensitive Pakistan police headquarters yesterday (Jan 30), prompting the government to put the country on high alert.
Actress bribe claim borne out by officers’ confessions: source
BANGKOK: A number of officers among the seven Huai Khwang policemen accused by Taiwanese actress Charlene An of extorting B27,000 from her in the early morning of Jan 4 have now admitted she was telling the truth, according to a police source.
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Phuket international schools vs Asia, Hopes for peace in Thailand’s Deep South || January 30
PHUKET XTRA - January 30 || Brought to you by @PVC Phuket Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket #PhuketNews #Thailand
Phuket to welcome 12mn tourists in 2023, predicts TAT
PHUKET: A total of 12 million tourists are expected to visit Phuket this year, Nanthasiri Ronnasiri, Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand Phuket Office (TAT Phuket) has revealed.
Firearm seized as five arrested for drugs
PHUKET: Phuket drug suppression police have arrested five people officers in drug raids that resulted in the methamphetamine (ya bah), crystal meth (ya ice), heroin and a firearm being seized.
 
Thaiger
Chinese tourists wrongly fined 60,000 baht for carrying vapes, says law expert

A group of Thai tour guides revealed that a group of Chinese tourists were fined 60,000 baht for carrying vapes in Pattaya. The police also gave a 50% discount and let the tourists pay only 30,000 baht. According to Thai law, Thai police cannot arrest or fine foreigners with vapes. They have to report the …

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Army ranger shot dead in Thailand’s Deep South

A volunteer army ranger was shot dead at a grocery store in southern Thailand’s insurgency zone on Sunday. Two assailants arrived at the store on a motorbike. One of them entered the shop and fatally shot 38 year old Ilfun Yuso while he was helping out at his wife’s grocery store in Pattani province before …

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Bangkok public bus condemned by Singaporean tourist

A Singaporean tourist condemned Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) public buses after the driver of a bus in the capital closed its door and drove off as she was about to climb onboard. A Singaporean woman posted a video on her TikTok account, njwah, complaining about the service of a public bus in Bangkok. She …

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Koh Samui booms as over 200,000 tourists visit the popular island in January

The picturesque island of Koh Samui in Surat Thani province, Thailand, has seen a remarkable turnaround to its economy in the first month of 2023 with over 200,000 tourists visiting in January alone. After a year of uncertainty due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the arrival of over 200,000 tourists has been a welcome sight for …

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Rolling Loud Thailand 2023 is coming to Songkran Festival in Pattaya

Musical heavyweights Cardi B, Chris Brown, and Travis Scott will join more than 80 other international artists at the Rolling Loud Thailand 2023 jamboree in Pattaya during Songkran Festival from Thursday, April 13 to Saturday, April 15. Pattaya is to welcome some of the world’s leading artists for the three-day music festival on the beach …

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Royalist accuses 14 year old girl of royal defamation in Thailand

Thai police summoned a 14 year old girl to a police station for questioning after an ultra-royalist accused her of royal defamation, according to Thai Lawyers for Human Rights. She is the youngest person ever to be charged with royal defamation, also called lèse-majesté. Arnon Klinkaew, a core member of an ultra-royalist group, accused the …

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Thai woman escapes deadly nylon wire strung acrosss a Chon Buri road

A Thai woman narrowly escaped with her life after she rode her motorcycle into a deadly nylon wire on a road in Chon Buri province. The victim suspects two teenage boys living nearby of setting up the death trap strung across the road. The 41 year old victim, Chanita, a nurse in a hospital in the …

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Three foreign tourists rescued from Thai jungle

National park officials rescued three foreign tourists who got lost in the jungle in Koh Pha Ngan, Surat Thani province, southern Thailand, yesterday. All three are reportedly safe. At 5.30pm, the Chief of Than Sadet National Park, Tikamporn Phenchom, received a call that three foreign tourists were lost in the jungle on the Khao Ra …

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Government of Thailand give green light for Eastern Aviation City takeoff

Construction on the Eastern Aviation City is ready for takeoff this year after the Government of Thailand gave the green light for work to start on the 290 billion baht (US$8.8bn) project. No official date has been confirmed but work is scheduled to start before June. The original project was officially signed in June 2020. …

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Google tapped as Election Commission denies helping PM

The Office of the Election Commission (EC) reached out to Google Thailand for support in the upcoming General Election, while they deny accusations of favouring Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. They asked the search engine tech giant to help raise awareness about the election and assist in cracking down on fake news. On Monday, EC Secretary-General …

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
Pheu Thai pressed on royal-insult law
Political activists on Tuesday pressed the Pheu Thai Party to pledge that if it wins the coming election, it would repeal the law on royal defamation.
11,548 drivers lost licence points in first 3 weeks
A total of 11,548 drivers have lost licence points in the three weeks since the demerits system began on Jan 9, with Chai Nat province having the most offenders.
Cabinet approves higher minimum wages for skilled workers
The cabinet on Tuesday approved new minimum wages, ranging from 465 to 700 baht a day, for skilled workers in 17 occupations in three sectors, as proposed by the Labour Ministry.
Police chief apologises over alleged extortion of actress
The national police chief has apologised to those affected by the alleged extortion of a visiting Taiwanese actress by Bangkok checkpoint police, saying that most police are decent people dedicated to serving the public.
One pill limit or face meth dealing charge
A ministerial regulation is being amended so that anyone with more than one methamphetamine pill in possession, instead of 15, will be regarded as having the pills with intent to sell, not for personal use as at present.
PM quick to take credit for water management success
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday laid claim to water resources management, saying although Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has been given a remit, he has the final say on all major decisions.
Uttama, Sontirat back in fold
Former Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) leader Uttama Savanayana and former secretary-general Sontirat Sontijirawong on Monday made their return to the ruling party with open arms from its current leader Prawit Wongsuwon.
Early House dissolution 'unlikely'
The House of Representatives is unlikely to be dissolved before the Election Commission (EC) finishes redrawing electoral boundaries for the 400 constituency MPs nationwide, according to Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam.
Tourism index up in Q4
The tourism confidence index in the fourth quarter still lagged behind the corresponding period prior to the pandemic, while the Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT) said tourism scams can be found everywhere.
Actress bribe claim borne out by officers' confessions: source
A number of officers among the seven Huai Khwang policemen accused by Taiwanese actress Charlene An of extorting 27,000 baht from her in the early morning of Jan 4 have now admitted she was telling the truth, according to a police source.
 
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Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Pheu Thai pressed on royal-insult law
Political activists on Tuesday pressed the Pheu Thai Party to pledge that if it wins the coming election, it would repeal the law on royal defamation.
11,548 drivers lost licence points in first 3 weeks
A total of 11,548 drivers have lost licence points in the three weeks since the demerits system began on Jan 9, with Chai Nat province having the most offenders.
Appeal court orders tobacco tax-dodging fine cut
The Court of Appeal on Tuesday ordered a reduction to a 130-million-baht fine imposed on the tobacco giant Philip Morris for evading tax on cigarettes imported from Indonesia.
Cabinet approves higher minimum wages for skilled workers
The cabinet on Tuesday approved new minimum wages, ranging from 465 to 700 baht a day, for skilled workers in 17 occupations in three sectors, as proposed by the Labour Ministry.
2022 rice exports beat target
Thailand exported 7.69 million tonnes of rice in 2022, up 22.1% from a year earlier, the Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday.
US squeeze on Huawei worries China
China is "seriously concerned" about a report that the United States has stopped approving licences for US companies to export items to the tech giant Huawei, a foreign ministry spokesperson said on Tuesday.
Police chief apologises over alleged extortion of actress
The national police chief has apologised to those affected by the alleged extortion of a visiting Taiwanese actress by Bangkok checkpoint police, saying that most police are decent people dedicated to serving the public.
BoT: Tourism keeps economy on upward path
The economy continued to recover in December, boosted by increased tourism and domestic consumption, while exports were affected by the slowing economies of trading partners, the Bank of Thailand said on Tuesday.
Myanmar invited to military meeting in Thailand
WASHINGTON: The Myanmar military has been invited to take part in a regional military meeting in Bangkok co-chaired by Thailand and the United States, the US military confirmed on Monday.
Tourist arrivals on Koh Samui top 200,000 in January
SURAT THANI: More than 200,000 tourists visited Koh Samui in January, giving a welcome boost to the tourist island's economy.
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