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Phuket News
Royal rainmakers halt Phuket cloud-seeding operations
PHUKET: The royal rainmaking division for Southern Thailand has ceased its operations to seed clouds over Phuket to fill the island’s main reservoirs due to the annual northeast monsoon settling in and for its aircraft to undergo maintenance.
Thai resort prices starting to squeeze Europeans
BANGKOK: A holiday in a popular beach resort in Thailand now costs as much or more than one in Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey and Egypt, which is making it harder to attract Europeans to the country, according to a global travel website.
Phuket Opinion: This cannot be tolerated
PHUKET: Of all the news reported this past week, least expected was the arrest of four people for human trafficking and child exploitation for operating a gang of child hawkers – selling of all things coconut water – at night venues.
Rescue service vehicle shot at in Srisoonthorn
PHUKET: Thalang Police are searching for suspects who fired a gun shot at a Kusoldharm Foundations rescue vehicle in Srisoonthorn earlier this week. Luckily, the incident did not result in any fatalities or injuries.
Phuket Property Guide: Bungalows and villas
We previously wrote in this column on how a limited Thai company can be used legitimately to buy property in Thailand. This is obviously not an issue for condominiums or certain resort-managed properties – which can be owned freehold – but a Thai entity is required to purchase landed property.
Electricity outage to hit Cherng Talay
PHUKET: The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) has announced that the electricity supply will be temporarily shut off in parts of Cherng Talay on Wednesday (Nov 20) as work is carried out on installing new high-voltage cables.
Phuket mains power supply gets major upgrade
PHUKET: The entire electricity network for the island will receive a long-awaited boost at the end of this month as new high-voltage supply lines from the mainland go live on Nov 30.
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Mass of Meth found in Treadmills headed for Japan, Raids begin to crack down on illegal pesticides, Russian overstayer caught after 7 years and the political party looking to end conscription|| November 15
PHUKET XTRA - November 15 || brought to you by PVCPhuket.com #PVCPhuket Treadmill Drug Bust |:| Government cracks down on banned pesticides |:| Russian blacklisted for seven year overstay |:| Budget airlines beg for tax break |:| FFP takes aim at end conscription
American escapee Bart Helmus pronounced dead
SA KAEO An American facing drug charges who shot himself and his Thai wife to avoid arrest after fleeing from Pattaya court last week was pronounced dead on Thursday.
Future Forward submits bill to end the draft
BANGKOK: Conscription will be replaced by voluntary recruitment, except during wartime, and recruits must not be treated as personal houseboys if the Future Forward Party has its way.
 
The Thaiger
Top 10 ways to cope with Thailand’s humidity

It’s humid most of the year in Thailand. In the southern provinces during the ‘wet season’, it’s hot and humid all the time (May – November). You will sweat, a lot. Or in the case of ladies, you will perspire… or ‘glow’. Plenty of showers and common sense are your best advice. And drinking lots […]

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Two killed, granddaughter wounded, in southern Thailand drive-by shooting

SCREENCAPTURE: Channel 8 A couple have been shot and killed, and their granddaughter wounded, during a drive-by shooting in the southern province of Yala. Thai media report that the couple were the parents of a local police sergeant, Surakarn Khunkaew. The attack took place in Mae Lan district of Pattani on Friday. Police found the […]

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Bank clerk sacked for allegedly stealing millions, bank reimburses customer

A 34 year old Bangkok Bank clerk has been sacked amid claims she stole millions of baht from a wealthy customer. The woman denies the charge and says she plans to fight the matter in court. Earlier in the week Hia Maa, the owner of a well known restaurant in Samut Prakan province, south east of […]

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French tourist dies taking selfie in Koh Samui – VIDEO

A French tourist has died attempting a selfie, in the exact spot where a Spanish tourist died just months ago. Read that story HERE. Thirty three year old Bastien Palmier plunged to his death while trying to take a selfie at the Na Mueang 2 waterfall in Koh Samui. It was the same spot where […]

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American arrested for sexually assaulting Chiang Mai school girls

FILE PHOTO Chiang Mai police confirm they have arrested a 75 year old American pensioner who allegedly groped and sexually assaulted a Thai girl on her way home from school. The man was already wanted on a warrant issued from September after an incident outside a school in August. The warrant was for the “forceful […]

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Grab v Get v Food Panda – Delivery apps battle for the streets of Thailand

PHOTO: Tribune News “Like hotel bookings, travel, airline booking, news, banking and music, the food delivery business is starting to transform the restaurant business too.” Food delivery apps Get, Grab and Food Panda are locked locked in delivery war. But instead of flak jackets and guns, they’re wearing branded vests and carrying hot pizza on […]

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Behold, the Papal Pick-up – Thai popemobile revealed

In either a step down for the Pope or a coup for troubled car-maker Nissan, Pope Francis will take to the streets of Thailand in a locally-manufactured open-top Papal Pick-up. Pope Francis visits Thailand from November 20–23. The vehicle was unveiled yesterday at Assumption Cathedral in Bangkok. For shorter trips, the Papal Golf Cart was […]

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Police raid Sukhumvit ‘hookah’ establishment, seize barakus

PHOTOS: Attending police pointing to one of the seized ‘hookahs’, just in case you were confused – The Nation Police have raided a Sukhumvit Road pub in Bangkok and seized a huge number of hookahs (smoking apparatus). The raid of the entertainment venue was carried out in collaboration with the special investigation team from the Thonglor […]

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Police confirm death of American ex-fugitive Bart Helmus

Police have confirmed that the former American fugitive, Bart Allen Helmus, who broke out of court and shot himself when confronted by police, died on Thursday evening at 6 pm after falling into a coma at Sa Kaew Hospital. He was taken off life support on Thursday after doctors revealed that he had been ‘braindead’ […]

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Sexually transmitted dengue case reported in Spain

A senior Thai medical official is passing on information that it is possible to contract dengue fever through sexual contact after Spanish authorities reported a 41 year old patient was found to have contracted the disease from his homosexual partner. Deputy governor of the Department of Disease Control says that it was possible for dengue […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
Pope's Asian agenda: Disarmament, martyrs, family reunion
VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis has agendas both pastoral and personal for his trip to Asia, where he'll appeal for global nuclear disarmament at the sites of the atomic bomb and minister to two tiny Catholic communities that have suffered gruesome periods of persecution.
Port caught in a storm
Life is far from plain sailing for the Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) as it tries to turn its land along the Chao Phraya River into one of the city's most ambitious mixed-use projects.
SSO lending to members just 'suggestion'
A letter from Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha asking the Social Security Office to consider lending to Social Security Fund members was merely a suggestion, the government says.
Thai resort prices starting to squeeze Europeans
A holiday in a popular beach resort in Thailand now costs as much or more than one in Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey and Egypt, which is making it harder to attract Europeans to the country, according to a global travel website.
THAI boss insists big losses 'normal'
Thai Airways International plc (THAI) and subsidiaries reported a net loss of 4.68 billion baht in the third quarter of this year and a 10.91-billion-baht net loss for the first nine months, THAI president Sumeth Damrongchaitham said on Friday.
Somkid's message: Be prepared
Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has delegated the Finance Ministry to prepare measures to brace for global economic uncertainties next year.
FFP chief maintains innocence over shares
Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has stood firm in his innocence in the media shareholding case due for a Constitutional Court ruling on Wednesday, pledging that the party will continue its journey to restore democracy to a country that has been mired in coups for several decades.
NBTC: Digital TV operators mulling exit as revenue erodes
Several digital TV operators are considering exiting the sector and hope to receive compensation as they face declining revenue, says the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC).
THAI reports B10.9bn net loss for Jan-Sept
Thai Airways International and its subsidiaries reported a 4.68-billion-baht net loss in the third quarter of this year and 10.91-billion-baht net loss for the first nine months, THAI president Sumeth Damrongchaitham said on Friday.
American escapee pronounced dead
An American facing drug charges who shot himself and his Thai wife to avoid arrest after fleeing from Pattaya court last week was pronounced dead on Thursday.
 
NationThailand.com - Sport
Tammy tastes doubles success on comeback to the circuit
Former world No 19 Tamarine Tanasugarn won her first title in five years after she and her Dutch partner Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove beat former French Open finalist Zheng Saisai of China and Ng Kwan-yau of Hong Kong in the final of the US$25,000 Cal-Comp and XYZ Printing ITF World Tennis Tour in Hua Hin on Saturday.
World’s top athletes sign up for Laguna Phuket Triathlon
The Race of Legends returns next week with a strong pro athlete line up vying for US$20,000 (Bt605,500) prize purse on November 24 in Phuket. Headlining this year’s pro field is Michael Raelert (Germany) who holds three-peat LPT Championship (2015-2017).
Quartararo draws first to deny Marquez the final pole of 2019
The rookie once again topples the reigning Champion in qualifying - but it's as close as ever
Govt to sell Bt5 billion bonds to public as ‘New Year’s gift’
The government is issuing Bt20 bonds for sale to the public as a New Year gift for individuals and seniors in order to support the ageing society through higher returns, the Public Debt Management Office (PDMO) said.
The Mars 2020 rover will visit the perfect spot to find signs of life, new studies show
On some sunny day next summer, in front of a crowd at Kennedy Space Center, a rocket carrying NASA's next, best hope at finding life on Mars will launch into the sky.
US-Thai defence treaty looks to cement alliance in 21st century
Thailand and the United States have signed a defence treaty to enable stability, prosperity and sustainability in the Indo-Pacific region “in support of an inclusive and rules-based international order”.
 
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Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Pope's Asian agenda: Disarmament, martyrs, family reunion
VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis has agendas both pastoral and personal for his trip to Asia, where he'll appeal for global nuclear disarmament at the sites of the atomic bomb and minister to two tiny Catholic communities that have suffered gruesome periods of persecution.
Hong Kong officer hit by arrow
HONG KONG: A Hong Kong police officer was hit in the leg by an arrow Sunday as authorities used tear gas and water cannons to try to drive back protesters occupying a university campus and blocking a major road tunnel under the city's harbour.
Rented bus catches fire on return from wedding
CHAI NAT: A fire completely destroyed an air-conditioned bus on Sunday but its 46 passengers who returned from a wedding ceremony were unharmed.
Myanmar rejects court probe into Rohingya crime
YANGON: Myanmar's government rejected the International Criminal Court's decision to allow prosecutors to open an investigation into crimes committed against the Rohingya Muslim minority.
Ratchanok stumbles in Hong Kong Open final
Ratchanok Intanon missed a chance to capture the title in the Hong Kong Open final on Sunday after a defeat to rival Chen Yufei.
US, S.Korea postpone joint exercise
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday the United States and South Korea have indefinitely postponed a joint military exercise in an "act of goodwill" toward North Korea.
More rare animals found in sanctuary
SURAT THANI: More protected and rare animals have been found in the Khlong Saeng Wildlife Research Station in Ban Ta Khun district of this southern province.
Aramco declares $1.71 trillion valuation in blockbuster IPO
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Sunday put a value of up to $1.71 trillion on energy giant Aramco in what could be the world's biggest IPO, but missed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's initial target of $2 trillion.
Countdown to historic visit
The Catholic community is putting the finishing touches to their preparations for this week’s visit of Pope Francis ­— the second visit of a pontiff to Thailand in over 35 years following that of Pope Saint John Paul II in 1984. - Patipat Janthong
NTT, Singapore fintech firm to offer fixed-rate forex service
NTT Communications Corp will begin offering a foreign exchange service at fixed rates soon in cooperation with a Singapore fintech startup to help increase travellers to Japan.
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