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Phuket News
National PWA Governor visits Phuket over failing water supply
PHUKET: The national Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA) Governor has quietly visited Phuket in person and urged the local PWA office to solve the island’s drought problems and to come up with a plan of how to continue supplying water needed by April 1.
Boeing crashes cast spotlight on US aviation regulator
NEW YORK: Was the United States complacent in its certification of the Boeing 737 MAX? That’s a question everyone is asking after Addis Ababa said flight recorded data showed “clear similarities” between last week’s Ethiopian Airlines crash and that of Indonesia’s Lion Air five months earlier.
Cherng Talay to be hit with mains water supply shut-off
PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA) announced today that the water supply will be shut off parts of Cherng Talay from tomorrow (Mar 19) until the end of the month.
Two banned trucks hit two motorbikes on same day, same road
PHUKET: Two motorbikes were struck by trucks with trailers on Sunday (Mar 17) in two separate incidents on a road where trucks with trailers are prohibited.
Power outage to hit Cherng Talay
PHUKET: The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) Thalang office has announced that the electricity supply will be shut off in Cherng Talay on Friday (Mar 22) as works are carried out on installing new high-voltage power cables.
Silence falls on plan to close ’selfie beach’ near Phuket Airport
PHUKET: Airports of Thailand (AoT) management at Phuket International Airport have still yet to make any public announcement to confirm – or even clarify – the possible closure of the beach at the end of the runway due to safety concerns, despite holding a meeting to define the boundaries of the expanded safety zone last Thursday (Mar 14).
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Electrocuted by power lines! ’Killer’ taxi driver turns self in? Thailand votes early! || March 18
PHUKET XTRA - March 18 Electrocuted by power lines! |:| Private water source for Cherng Talay |:| ’Killer’ taxi driver turns self in |:| Satellites for marine safety? |:| Thailand votes early Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
Early vote met with euphoria
Sunday’s advance voting saw huge crowds waiting in long queues to vote at polling stations nationwide, as an estimated 75% of all registered early voters nationwide turned up to cast their vote ahead of Sunday’s general election.
Island woes hurting investment, Phuket infrastructure needs urgent attention, says new PCC President
PHUKET: Thanusak Phungdet, the newly installed President of the Phuket Chamber of Commerce, has placed poor infrastructure development among the top issues concerning the island’s tourism industry.
Phuket Opinion: Cashing in on the ‘Smart City’
PHUKET: It’s been a long time coming, and on Monday (Mar 11) we heard it again: The government is gearing up to achieve its target of 30 smart cities in 24 provinces, including Phuket, by next year and hopes to transform 100 cities nationwide to smart cities by 2022.
 
The Thaiger
Rock Thailand, Japanese start-ups eye Thai businesses

Noting Thailand as the new south east Asian regional innovation hub, the Japanese Embassy in Bangkok, in collaboration with Thailand’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, CP Group and True Corporation, launched Rock Thailand, a start-up incubation project. Rock Thailand is being used to open a stage for 10 top technology start-ups from Japan to […]

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Pre-Songkran inspections of public buses and their drivers

The Land Transport Department has started the inspection of drivers and mechanical condition of public transport vehicles at bus stations ahead of the Songkran holiday period next month. The period, aka. the ‘seven days of danger’, is notorious for a marked increase in road accidents due to much higher traffic levels as Thai’s head home […]

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Porsche driver charged with reckless driving after death of two women

Bangkok Police have charged a Porsche driver who crashed into a motorcycle, killing two women, one of them also losing her unborn baby and being rushed to hospital, only to die soon after. The accident also damaged a roadside motorcycle-repair shop. The original report from The Thaiger HERE. Police announced that Somkiat Pakdeenok had been […]

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Water shut offs to hit parts of Cherng Talay for two weeks

The Phuket Water Authority (PWA) has announced that water supply in some areas of Cherng Talay will be shut off from March 19 – 31 at ‘some times’ during the day. Water will be shut off while work is being carried out on moving main water pipes. Areas to be affected include parts of Cherng Talay. “Residents […]

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King Power’s duty free monopoly under review

King Power Duty Free’s monopoly of duty free concessions at some of Thailand’s busiest airports may be coming to an end. The Thai PM has warned against the “monopolisation” of the country’s airport duty free sector ordering a review of the auctioning process that could threaten the multi-billion-dollar empire of current concession holder King Power. […]

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EC claims yesterday’s ballots are safe and secure

PHOTO: Pattaya Mail The Election Commission says all yesterday’s ballots are secure. They’ve told a suspicious media that they, and members of political parties, are allowed to check the security of yesterday’s paper ballots at Thai Post offices and police stations around the country where they are being stored before heading to Thailand Post’s HQ […]

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Two killed in family road trip to Krabi

PHOTOS: Thai Rath A family trip has ended in tragedy this morning after their car crashed into a tree in Prachuap Khiri Khan, killing the father and daughter and leaving the mother and son injured. The family was on its way from Nakhon Phanom to Krabi when the accident occurred at 8.30am on Phetkasem Road […]

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American falls to his death from a Chiang Mai apartment

An American man has fallen to his death from the balcony of his room on the tenth floor of a condo building in Chiang Mai’s main city district early this morning (Monday). The Muang Chiang Mai police station says they were alerted at 1.50 am to the death of 60 year old Ruben Ponce at […]

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BTS launch their new album on April 12, appear on Saturday Night Live the next day. Why this matters.

The music business is about to have another one of those seismic shifts in the next month as the power of the music business continues to dribble away from western record company influences to a more democratic, social media-driven, business model. In the past two years, mainly, a small South Korean production house has re-tooled […]

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Wastewater runs freely into sea in Krabi

The Krabi provincial government appears to be attempting a ‘band-aid’ solution to stop wastewater running freely onto one of the most popular beaches in the region. For now, Krabi canal is releasing waste water straight into sea at Ao Nang Beach. Tourists in Ao Nang have reported that a catchment is being dug where waste […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
Tourism Authority of Thailand sees 2.3m for Songkran
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) expects more than 2.3 million locals and foreign visitors will join Songkran festivals this year, generating some 20 billion baht in revenue for tourism and tourism-related services.
Mobile firms eye e-sports market
Mobile operators are tapping into the revenue-generating power of e-sports, seeking to cash in on the US$667 million (21.1 billion baht) market.
Pheu Thai tipped to prevail in Isan
The Pheu Thai Party will continue to dominate in the Northeast, but is unlikely to pull off a landslide victory like it did in the 2011 general election, according to veteran politicians and academics in the region.
Parties want to bypass Senate to pick PM
Three major parties agreed at a Monday forum that the House of Representatives should first try selecting the next prime minister before allowing the Senate to step in.
Poll agency does fine job of not inspiring trust
As we enter the last leg of the election, the winner is yet to emerge but it has become clear who is the biggest loser -- the Election Commission (EC).
Virachai: Thai diplomat extraordinaire
It was in the afternoon of Feb 22 that I met Virachai Plasai, the Thai ambassador to the United States, along with his five staffers for a meeting at the Thai embassy's main conference room in Washington at 1024 Wisconsin Avenue NW. I had no idea that he was suffering from Myelodysplastic syndrome, a form of bone-marrow cancer. His face was a bit pale, but he was focused and attentive.
No excuse for Mideast abuse
The United Nations took a regrettable step on women's rights last week. The Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) picked the Tehran government to sit on its women's rights committee. While there are several countries that truly should not be on this committee, Iran is near or at the top. In the same week that the UNHRC felt Iran should represent women's and children's rights, the UN Special...
CSI LA in hot water over voting photos
The junta's top legal officer has gone to police with a complaint against the US-based administrator of the CSI LA Facebook page over election day photos of troops voting.
E-train scheme sped up to counter jams
The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) has been instructed to expedite efforts to construct electric train projects and return road lanes to ease congestion in Bangkok, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak says.
FTI warns wage hike hurts SMEs
The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) has strongly opposed a sharp minimum wage hike, a campaign promise of many political parties, saying small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will suffer the most from the policy as it will alter the market.
 
NationMultimedia.com
PM touts village fund
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday chaired the opening of the “National Fund for People ... Reduce Poverty and Inequality” forum, along with Deputy PM Somkid Jatusripitak, PM’s Office Minister Suwapan Tanyuwattana and Director of the National Village and Urban Community Fund Office Natee Klibthong.
High turnout may hit smaller parties hard
With an 80 per cent voter turnout expected on March 24, more votes may be needed to gain partylist MPs, say experts.
ANALYSIS: On culture, candidates thinking too small, experts say
With a fraction of the parties expressing any views on the arts, those that do should offer more specifics
Significant number of uni students suicidal
MORE THAN 6 per cent of university students have attempted suicide, recent research has discovered.
As Asean chair, Thailand can help fix WTO, says Canadian trade negotiator
CANADIAN and Thai trade negotiators believe the Kingdom can play a leading role in reforming the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to save it from complete collapse.
No need to declare North control zone, say provincial authorities
Officials insist smog under control as residents choke on hazardous levels of PM2.5.
Teerasil Dangda will have to wait for his 100th cap
Sirisak sends SOS for depleted Thailand squad
Murals brought to life
A group of animators bring the Ramakien as told through the wall paintings at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha to the screen
Wastewater runs freely into sea off Krabi’s Ao Nang Beach
The Krabi provincial government appears to be attempting a “band-aid” solution to stop wastewater from running freely onto one of the most popular beaches in the region.
 
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