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Phuket News
Phuket employees join call for PM to sack TOT President
PHUKET: Phuket staffers of state-run telecoms company TOT today joined their counterparts nationwide in filing a complaint with the Damrongdharma Centre (Omudsman’s Office) to be forwarded to the Prime Minister’s Office.
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Whale shark accident? Senior monks arrested! Cooking clean! || May 24
PHUKET XTRA - May 24 Whale shark boat captain: It was an accident |:| Marrying 300 women? |:| B140 Mn for CCTV to help lifeguards |:| Food vendors to cook clean |:| Senior monks sent to slammer Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
Phuket women entrepreneurs granted B800k in empowerment startup funds
PHUKET: The Phuket office of the Community Development Department under the Ministry of Interior has dispensed B800,000 in funds to support women entrepreneurs on the island in getting their own start-up businesses off the ground.
Premchai indicted on bribery rap
BANGKOK: Public prosecutors indicted construction magnate Premchai Karnasuta and his associate on a charge of bribery Wednesday in connection with their alleged poaching in Kanchanaburi’s Thungyai Naresuan wildlife sanctuary in February.
Phuket food vendors educated on hygiene, Unesco Gastronomy status
PHUKET: More than 1,200 food vendors and restaurateurs from across Phuket have joined a series of seminars held to educate them on the importance of food hygiene and the important role they play in Phuket’s status as a Unesco Creative City of Gastronomy.
SKAL Thailand elects Krabi member Wolfgang Grimm President
SKAL Krabi President Wolfgang Grimm AM has been elected President of SKAL International Thailand.
Phuket Governor faces Chinese envoys over tourist safety, lifeguards
PHUKET: A high-powered delegation of Chinese officials were in Phuket again yesterday (May 23) to specifically plea for better safety measures for tourists.
Rohingya militants massacred Hindus in last years turmoil
YANGON: Rohingya militants massacred Hindu villagers during last year’s uprising in Myanmar’s Rakhine, Amnesty International said yesterday (May 23) in a report that sheds fresh light on the complex ethnic rivalries in the state.
Commandos raid temples, senior monks arrested for embezzlement, robbery
BANGKOK: Some 200 police commandos in coordinated raids on Buddhist temples this morning arrested senior monks including well-known “political monk” Buddha Isara for alleged robbery during the Bangkok Shutdown protests.
B140mn CCTV project punted to support Phuket ‘Smart City’ lifeguards
PHUKET: The Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) has revealed plans to spend B140 million on a CCTV system to somehow support lifeguards to provide better protection for swimmers at Phuket beaches during the dangerous southwest monsoon.
 
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Chiang Mai wakes up to floods this morning

PHOTO: Chiang Mai Citylife Downtown Chiang Mai has hit by flash floods this morning (Thursday) following heavy rains on Wednesday night. Residents reported several roads with up to 20 to 40 centimetres of water, forcing kerbside shops to move their businesses to higher ground. Local authorities said the flooding started at 3am this morning. Most […]

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National complaints filed against the TOT managing director

A complaint has been filed at the Damrongdhama Centre in the Phuket Provincial Hall today (May 24). About 10 staff members of TOT Public Company Limited Phuket Office, led by Adireak Tipmongkol, filed a letter to the Thai prime minister. The letter requests the dismissal of Monchai Noosong, managing director of the TOT, from his position. […]

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E-Cigarette/Vaping shop raided in Wichit. Owner arrested.

A team of officers from the 5th Infantry Division of the Royal Thai Army and the Royal Thai Navy Third Area Command have raided ‘JP Adventure’ shop in Wichit. Officers arrested a 37 year old woman, Sonklin Janmamuang. Officers seized 47 electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and 193 bottles of e-cigarette liquids. Officers also seized 6 cans of ‘baraku’. Each can contained 50grams. […]

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Damage found in the Ao Kung mangroves

Watcharin Thinthalang, Director of the Phuket Marine and Coastal Management Division of the Phuket Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) says, “Ao Kung mangrove forest is under the protection of local laws. Any digging, dredging or other actions for a marina or other development can only be done through proper legal processes and current laws […]

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Chinese delegation discuss Phuket safety issues

A meeting held yesterday (May 23) at the Pearl Hotel in Phuket Town, hosted by Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong. The meeting was to discuss the growth of Chinese tourism on the island and ways to ensure better safety whilst they’re visiting. Joining the Governor were the Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Songkhla […]

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Whale shark fishing boats prevented from leaving port

Lt-General Jaruwat Waisaya, Chief of the Office of Legal Affairs and Litigation, has ordered officials to question every person involved in the ‘whale shark’ incident last Friday. Two fishing boats were captured on video by a nearby diving boat trying to free a whale shark that was caught up in one of their fishing nets. The […]

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Singapore is the most ‘peaceful’ country in Asia. Who ranks at the bottom?

Thailand is the 69th most ‘peaceful country in the world’. Pakistan ranks the lowest of any Asian country in the list at 113th most peaceful. While Singapore is seen as the most peaceful country in the world, India, Bangladesh, Philippines and Pakistan rank lowest, according to recently released World Justice Project (WJR) report. Japan, South Korea, China and […]

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No ban on controversial toxic agriculture chemicals

By Pratch Rujivanarom A verdict on the use of herbicides and pesticides paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos has been handed down following a long debate between farmers, officials and environmentalists. This, despite opposition groups pointing out connections between some of the Committee members making the decision and the Agri-chemical companies. The use of the controversial farming […]

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Special Report: Saving Maya Bay

By Pattarawadee Saengmanee The island, Koh Phi Phi Ley, made famous by the movie “The Beach”, is due to get a complete makeover as part of a new project designed to protect the environment and the ocean. As I step out of the boat on the shore of Maya Bay, my brain goes into overdrive. […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
US-China row seen leaving small dent in local economy
Thailand's economy is expected to be slightly affected if China has to cut its domestic manufacturing for goods subject to US tariff penalties, says the government's planning unit.
Mida looks to synergise wellness, hospitality
SET-listed Mida Assets Plc plans to invest in residential projects worth 5 billion baht this year, including its first wellness resort worth over 1 billion on the east coast, set to open this August.
Manufacturers vow to cap prices while costs stay manageable
Major consumer goods makers have confirmed they will continue capping the prices of their products for the interim despite transport costs rising 5% on higher diesel prices.
Epac caps cooking gas price at 363 baht
The Energy Policy Administration Committee (Epac) has agreed to lower the price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in household cooking, capping it at 363 baht per 15kg cylinder.
Plan B gives BNK48 bigger stage
Thai idol group BNK48 is ready to go abroad this year, following plans by media giant Plan B Media and BNK48 Office, the company that manages the girl group, to synergise their out-of-home (OOH) businesses.
Lasting lessons from Malaysia for SE Asia
Some have likened it to an "earthquake," while others have called it a "tsunami." However it is billed, Malaysia's election outcome still reverberates far and wide. Its political aftershocks yield lessons and considerations for politics in Southeast Asia, particularly Thailand, which holds the dubious distinction as the only parliamentary system in this region that does not know when it will next...
Paraquat ban still needed
A final decision made this week by the Hazardous Substance Committee, refusing to ban the import of paraquat and two other toxic chemicals, is flawed with doubt and controversy.
Rohingya riddle
Re: "Pressure mounts on Suu Kyi over Rakhine", (Opinion, May 21)
Cops raid shady electronic waste plant
Police and officials from the Industry Ministry launched a raid Thursday on a factory which allegedly imported hazardous electronic waste from abroad to Lat Krabang industrial estate in Bangkok.
Suthep's brother to register new party
A younger brother of former protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban has confirmed his group will apply Friday to register a political party with the Office of Election Commission.
 
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N. Korea says still open to talks with US
North Korea on Friday said it was still willing to talk to the United States after President Donald Trump cancelled a summit between the two countries, a decision Pyongyang described as "extremely regrettable".
Temple raids over graft net high-ranking monks
Abbots of three temples and their assistants arrested; two monks on the run.
Phra Buddha Isara arrested after commando raid of temple
POLICE COMMANDOS raided the Onoi Temple yesterday morning to arrest its well-known founder and abbot, Phra Buddha Isara.
Thais win epic to book semi-final 
HOSTS THAILAND clawed back from 2-1 behind to beat arch-rivals Indonesia 3-2 to reach the Uber Cup semi-finals for only the second time at the Impact Arena Muang Thong Thani yesterday.
SPECIAL REPORT: Thai junta steers education reform to nowhere
FOUR YEARS after the 2014 military coup, Thailand’s education sector is still stuck over the same old question: which way forward?
'Suthep’s new party' to seek registration today
A LAWYER for former politician Suthep Thaugsuban will today register a party with the Election Commission (EC) under the name Ruam Palang Prachachat Thai, an EC official told media yesterday.
Pro-election activists are released on bail
FIFTEEN ACTIVISTS were granted bail yesterday shortly after the Criminal Court ordered their 12-day detention following charges stemming from their participation in Tuesday’s pro-election assembly.
Smuggling of hazardous waste comes to light
Chinese investors suspected of dumping electronic waste in Thailand
A man for all seasons
Korean-German actor Teo Yoo talks about landing the role of a Russian rock star in “Leto”
 
Chiang Mai, Thailand News
World's oldest ballet story to delight Bangkok audiences

Rising Star Dance Studio, one of Bangkok's premier centres for ballet training and performance, will delight Bangkok audiences with performances of La Fille Mal Gardee, the oldest ballet story still performed, on June 2 and 3 at the M Theater on New Phetchaburi Road. Partial proceeds from the performances will be donated to benefit the Wild Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand and the School for Life in Chiang Mai.


Crashed Air Force jet may have hit power cables

The initial probe into the crash of a military training jet on a golf course near Bhumibol Dam in Tak province on Tuesday afternoon shows the aircraft may have hit power lines in the mountainous area, a military source said on Wednesday. Although the two pilots managed to eject seconds before the Aero L-39 ZA/ART aircraft nosedived and burst into flames, only Group Captain Jirasak Ngamwongsri survived, though with serious injuries.


Ford Thailand faces B24m class action suit

Attapol Piawacha, one of Ford's unhappy customers in Chiang Mai, joins a protest against the company at Ford Sales and Services Co Ltd in Bangkok on March 14 last year. The Civil Court has accepted a class action case against a subsidiary of Ford Thailand filed by 308 car owners for 24 million baht in damages.


Junta gets thumbs-down in varsity survey

A survey of 2,175 university students found that most respondents believed the military coup did not solve the country's problems, and the performance of the General Prayut Chan-o-cha-led government during the past four years was "bad or very bad", according to the poll by the Thai Academic Network for Civil Rights. The respondents were from 19 universities including Thammasat University, Chulalongkorn Univ-ersity, Prince of Songkla University, Khon Kaen University and Chiang Mai University.


Five woodball players from Perlis among nation's top 12

Five Perlis woodball players are among the top 12 in the country who have successfully qualified for the eighth World Cup Woodball Championship in Chiang Mai, Thailand, this July. Perlis State Woodball Association president Datuk Dr Ir Kamarudin Hussin said the three men and two women players had won several medals during the 2018 National Woodball Tournament held at the Woodball Course in Taman Metropolitan Batu, Kuala Lumpur, last week.


Undesirables out

Tourist Police Bureau deputy chief Pol Maj Gen Surachate Hakparn, centre, leads a team of police and officers from other agencies in a raid on an entertainment venue in Bangkok in the early hours of Thursday. Thirty-six foreign nationals and one Thai were detained during Tourist Police-led raids on 104 locations across the country in the early hours of Thursday.


36 foreigners detained in coordinated raids

Tourist Police Bureau deputy chief Pol Maj Gen Surachate Hakparn, centre, leads a team of police and officers from other agencies in a raid on an entertainment venue in Bangkok in the early hours of Thursday. Thirty-six foreign nationals and one Thai were detained during Tourist Police-led raids in 104 locations across the country in the early hours of Thursday.


Four years after coup, Thais tire of corruption and democratic delays

When Thailand's army took power in a bloodless coup four years ago, it promised to bring happiness back to the "Land of Smiles" and return the country to democratic rule within two years. FILE PHOTO: Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha gestures during a news conference after a weekly cabinet meeting at Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, January 9, 2018.


video Thai Airways' safety instruction video 'lacks Thainess'

Thai Airways International has missed a chance to promote the Thai identity in the new safety instruction video showed on its aircraft, an academic said on Monday. Rungsit Kanjanavanit, the vice president of the Sueb Nakhasathien Foundation, said on his Facebook page that the carrier had missed an opportunity to display Thai flora and fauna to the world in the 5.27-minute-long clip.


Party-hard Thailand is going after rehab tourists

The Dawn Rehab in Chiang Mai province is structured like a resort within tranquil natural surroundings. Thailand, the tropical paradise known as a place to let loose, is starting to get another reputation: as a low-cost option for foreigners looking to dry out While the country's fun-in-the-sun reputation has attracted more than 200 million visitors over the past decade, Thailand in recent years has become one of the world's top medical tourism destinations.


 
Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Chinese phones star at Thailand Mobile Expo
New Chinese smartphone makers are keen to increase their footprint in Thailand's saturated smartphone market worth 108 billion baht via the Thailand Mobile Expo.
Thailand beat Poland in FIVB Nations League campaign
Thailand claimed only their second win of the inaugural FIVB Nations League campaign after beating Poland in Macau on Thursday.
Cops raid shady electronic waste plant
Police and officials from the Industry Ministry Thrusday launched a raid on a factory which allegedly imported hazardous electronic waste from abroad to Lat Krabang industrial estate in Bangkok.
5 big bidders eye airport link
Five giant bidders are expected to join the upcoming auction of the 224.54-billion-baht high-speed railway linking Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi and U-tapao airports, says Industry Minister Uttama Savanayana.
US-China row seen leaving small dent in local economy
Thailand's economy is expected to be slightly affected if China has to cut its domestic manufacturing for goods subject to US tariff penalties, says the government's planning unit.
Manufacturers vow to cap prices while costs stay manageable
Major consumer goods makers have confirmed they will continue capping the prices of their products for the interim despite transport costs rising 5% on higher diesel prices.
Buddhists ruffled over headscarf row
Pattani: A Buddhist group Thursday demanded a local school reinstate a ban on Islamic headscarves and other religious clothing or face a protest.
Epac caps cooking gas price at 363 baht
The Energy Policy Administration Committee (Epac) has agreed to lower the price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in household cooking, capping it at 363 baht per 15kg cylinder.
Govt warns of crypto vote scam
Cryptocurrency transactions could be manipulated to buy votes in the general election, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam warned Thursday.
Senior monks defrocked after raids
Six senior monks including well-known activist monk Phra Buddha Isara have been defrocked after they were denied bail in court, resulting in them being sent to jail following their arrest Thursday.
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