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Phuket News
Retiring Navy chief praises Phuket division for fight against ‘influential people’
PHUKET: Adm Luechai Ruddit, Commander in Chief of Royal Thai Navy (RTN), today commended the personnel at the Third Area Command in Phuket for their work, especially for the way they deal with influential people.
Governor orders emergency service on standby as storm weather lashes island
PHUKET: Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew has ordered emergency services to be on standby to respond in case any further damage is caused by the onslaught of heavy weather currently lashing the island.
Teacher killed as storm fells tree onto school
PHUKET: A 29-year-old teacher was killed after strong winds brought down a tree onto staff accommodation at a school in Kathu last night (Aug 2).
PM orders body of Boss case witness seized for autopsy
BANGKOK: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed authorities to seize the body of a new witness in the Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya hit-and-run case for a new autopsy to end public doubt about the circumstances of his death.
Melbourne imposes virus curfew as South Africa tops 500,000 cases
WORLD: Australia’s second-largest city Melbourne imposed an overnight curfew yesterday (Aug 2) to halt the spread of coronavirus cases, as South Africa’s infection count topped more than half a million.
Investigation into capsized ferry as 1 confirmed dead, 4 still missing
THAILAND: Two of the seven people who went missing after a ferry capsized off Koh Samui island on Saturday night have been rescued, leaving four still unaccounted for, while the body of the skipper was recovered, governor Wichawut Jinto announced yesterday (Aug 2).
Heavy weather warning extended for Phuket, Andaman coast
PHUKET: The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) has extended its heavy weather warning for Phuket and other provinces along the Andaman Coast, and issued a nationwide alert for fallout from tropical storm Sinlaku making landfall in Vietnam.
Calls for reform following Boss case
BANGKOK: The prosecutors’ decision not to press the final and most serious charge against Red Bull scion Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya has sparked public outrage leading to calls for reforms.
Ferry capsizes off Koh Samui, 7 missing
THAILAND: Seven people went missing in the sea and nine others were safely rescued after a ferry was hit by a strong storm and capsized after leaving Koh Samui island, heading for the Don Sak boat pier on the mainland last night (Aug 1), local media reported.
Phuket Opinion: A matter of convenience
PHUKET: Not much more could be said about the fiasco the Royal Thai Police has found themselves in with the Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya case that has not already been said, or is plainly obvious. Each new development that has unravelled in public has brought more embarrassment, yet the question remains how much our illustrious police care.
 
The Thaiger
Cambodia suffers acute Chikungunya outbreak

Chikungunya, often likened to Dengue, has spread to 12 provinces across Cambodia. Over a thousand patients have now tested positive for the mosquito-borne disease between July 19 and 31. Dengue and Chikungunya, though carried by the same mosquito type, are caused by different viruses. While Chikungunya is caused by a Togaviridae alphavirus, Dengue is caused by a Flavirideae flavivirus. The incubation period of Chikungunya is of 1-12 days and the duration of major symptoms can varies from one to two weeks – Wikipedia. Of the 1,020 cases – 5% were women – over 80% occurred in Siem Reap, Banteay Meanchey, Kampong […]

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Beware bogus beef – online sales and vendors caught with suspicious steak

Buying beef online? Is it real beef or faux beef? Almost all of the samples of ‘beef” ordered online, or taken as samples from schools in Bangkok and Prachinburi province, were found to be fake. The Halal Science Centre at Chulalongkorn University did the checks and was astonished to find that much of the beef bought online was actually cheaper cuts of pork. The pork can be marinated in ox blood to take on the appearance of beef. Harmful bacteria was also detected in portions of the samples checked by the University team. The actual percentage of the beef checked that […]

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Over 1,000 homes damaged as remnants of tropical storm Sinlaku wreaks havoc in Ranong

Tropical storm Sinlaku has made its presence felt in the southern province of Ranong, damaging over 1,000 properties in the Pak Nam district. Pak Nam’s location on the Andaman Sea means it bore the brunt of the storm, but the district of Suksamran was also badly affected, with several homes dragged into the sea by a fierce current co-inciding with a high tide. Provincial governor Chatuphot Piyammaputra has been to inspect the damage, with the Office for Prevention and Mitigation tasked with rescuing affected residents. Meanwhile, the Thailand Meteorological Department is warning of strong southwest monsoon conditions, bringing isolated heavy […]

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Investigations begin into the sinking of Chao Phraya dinner cruise boat

75 passengers, crew and staff were rescued last evening after a triple-deck timber dinner cruise vessel capsized in Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River. Both Thais and foreigners were aboard the boat. An investigation has begun into the incident. The vessel, called High Season, operating as a ferry and restaurant, listed to the right, capsized and then sank in the Chao Phraya River. No deaths or injuries were reported. The vessel is registered by High Season Resort Company, located in Trat province. The boat’s owners are being questioned to find the cause of the accident. The ship had travelled from the Ramada […]

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Crazed knife-wielding man arrested in Pattaya while threatening others

An unnamed Thai man has been arrested on Pattaya’s Beach Road and charged with causing a public disturbance after wielding a large knife and attempting to cut his own throat while threatening bystanders. The man was shirtless and rambling incoherently, with drugs or alcohol suspected to be involved. The Pattaya News reports that the man stole the knife from a food vendor, before attempting to cut his own throat. He is described as being in his late 20s or early 30s. It’s understood it took nearly 12 police officers to subdue the man as he continued to self-harm, while threatening […]

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Chiang Mai protesters perform in pouring rain

by guest writer Will Langston Pro-democracy activism continues its public display in Chiang Mai City. For the third time in a week, activists and protestors gathered under outside old walls of the city to demonstrate. The name of the performance yesterday was entitled “EAT (I’M) ARE”. The title is wordplay based on the famous steak eatery in Thailand called ‘EAT AM ARE’. According to one Chiang Mai University student the title alludes to, “Someone or something that has more power. And, that someone or something is trying to eat, limit or disqualify their freedom and rights.” Student performer named Benz […]

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Philippines’ capital to re-enter lockdown as Covid cases surge in Manila

Manila and the surrounding Philippine provinces are heading back into lockdown from tomorrow, for a period of at least 2 weeks. The decision comes as the Philippines’ capital recorded a significant spike of over 100,000 new cases of the Covid-19 virus. Thai PBS World reports that the country’s President, Rodrigo Duterte, is imposing the lock-down on Manila and the adjacent provinces of Laguna, Cavite, Rizal and Bulacan, until August 18. It’s expected that some public transport services will be shut down, along with many businesses in the capital, as tight restrictions on movement are imposed. The country’s medical workers have […]

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Trump advisers pour cold water on US president’s calls to delay election date

Donald Trump’s advisers say the US presidential election will go ahead as planned on November 3. The confirmation comes as Trump’s campaign and White House staff try to shut down speculation by the US President to delay the vote. Trump continues to cite concerns about the mail-in ballot system, which even his critics dismiss as unfounded and without evidence. The White House is officially taking an optimistic tone, with Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, telling CBS the election will not be delayed. “We’re going to hold an election on November 3 and the President is going to win.” Speaking to […]

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Phuket may be chosen as test case in phased re-opening to foreign tourists

As the Tourism Authority of Thailand considers how the country might safely re-open its borders, the Bangkok Post reports that there are tentative plans afoot to kick off the project with Phuket, possibly in October. The director-general of the Department of Health, Panpimon Wipulakorn, says Phuket’s position as a self-contained island means it would be easier to control any potential Covid-19 outbreak following re-opening. During the peak of the initial wave of Covid-19 infections in Thailand, Phuket had the highest rate of infections in the country, per capita, mostly concentrated in the Patong and Bang Tao areas. Meanwhile, TAT spokeswoman […]

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Chon Buri and Pattaya residents told to prepare for a week of rain and potential floods

Rain, and more rain. That’s the forecast for many parts of Thailand today. Already, over the past 24 hours, there has been torrential rain storms hitting parts of Phuket and Chiang Mai. Today the Thai Meteorological Department is forecasting a week of poor weather ahead in the Chon Buri province, east of Bangkok. There is an 80% chance of rain forecast for each day with temperatures notching 29 or 30C. Heavy rain, high winds and flooding have affected large swathes of the country, especially the north. There has been heavy flooding in many Thai provinces over the weekend, partly as […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
Curfew in Melbourne as global virus cases top 18m: Virus update
MELBOURNE: Australia's second-largest city started a six-week curfew and the Philippine capital was ordered back into lockdown, as the number of global coronavirus cases on Monday topped 18 million.
3 new Covid imports, but 10 weeks since last local transmission
Thailand on Monday reported three new imported coronavirus cases, for an accumulated total of 3,320. The death toll remained at 58.
Storm Sinlaku pounds North, Northeast
Chiang Mai and Loei provinces took a pounding from storm Sinlaku as it moved into Thailand, with heavy rain and flash-flood warnings still in force until at least Tuesday.
Report card on Prayut 2.0 regime
It's been a little over a year since the Prayut 2.0 government took over. For those who voted for the Palang Pracharath Party in the hope that stability would ensue, that appears to have been wishful thinking, as the coronavirus pandemic and sporadic domestic political protests have shown.
Shift your perspective to grasp new opportunities
Although the pandemic seems to be easing in our country, it doesn’t necessarily mean we’re free from uncertainty and future disruptions. Many organisations today are still struggling to survive challenges that range from economic disruption to swift changes of consumer behaviour.
Varawut sorry for Bombay Burmah
PHRAE: Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa on Sunday pledged to have the Bombay Burmah building rebuilt in six months after the century-old wooden house was knocked down by officials during a mishap earlier in June.
Panel to probe cause of Surat Thani ferry sinking
SURAT THANI: The Marine Department has set up a panel to determine how a ferry headed to Don Sak Pier from Koh Samui capsized during a storm on Saturday.
Witness body to be seized
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed authorities to seize the body of a new witness in the "Boss" hit-and-run case for a new autopsy to end public doubt about the circumstances of his death.
Ferry capsize: 1 dead, 2 more rescued, 4 still missing
SURAT THANI: Two of the seven people who went missing after a ferry capsized off Koh Samui island on Saturday night have been rescued, leaving four still unaccounted for, while the body of the skipper was recovered, governor Wichawut Jinto announced on Sunday.
Body of key witness in Red Bull scion case seized
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has directed authorities to seize the body of a new witness in the "Boss" hit-and-run case for a new autopsy to end public doubt about the circumstances of his death.
 
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Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Prosecution drops junta's contempt of court charge against Piyabutr
Contempt proceedings brought against law academic Piyabutr Saengkanokkul for criticising a decision of the Constitutional Court have been brought to an end, with with police deciding not to oppose the prosecutor's decision to drop the charge, his lawyer said on Monday.
Curfew in Melbourne as global virus cases top 18m: Virus update
MELBOURNE: Australia's second-largest city started a six-week curfew and the Philippine capital was ordered back into lockdown, as the number of global coronavirus cases on Monday topped 18 million.
At least 20 dead in Afghan prison raid claimed by IS: officials
JALALABAD (AFGHANISTAN): At least 20 people have been killed in fighting between security forces and Islamic State gunmen raiding an Afghan jail, officials said Monday, after the jihadist group claimed the ongoing attack.
Racehorse owners chafing at the bit for tracks to reopen
NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Horse owners on Monday petitioned the government to allow the reopening of racetracks throughout the country, which were all closed about five months ago because of the spread of Covid-19.
Vietnam virus pummels factories in Danang epicentre
HANOI: A novel coronavirus outbreak that began in the Vietnamese city of Danang more than a week ago has spread to at least four city factories with a combined workforce of about 3,700, state media reported on Monday.
HSBC profits hammered by pandemic and soaring US-China tensions
HONG KONG: HSBC on Monday said profits for the first half of 2020 plunged by 69% year on year as the banking giant was hammered by the coronavirus pandemic and spiralling China-US tensions.
3 new Covid imports, but 10 weeks since last local transmission
Thailand on Monday reported three new imported coronavirus cases, for an accumulated total of 3,320. The death toll remained at 58.
Hong Kong denies mass virus tests are bid to harvest DNA
Hong Kong denied plans to harvest residents’ DNA as part of a China-backed coronavirus-testing blitz, as deep political mistrust further complicates the city’s efforts to contain its worst outbreak ever.
Former pope Benedict XVI 'extremely frail': report
BERLIN: Former pope Benedict XVI became seriously ill himself after visiting his sick brother in Germany in June and is "extremely frail", according to a report in the Monday edition of the German Passauer Neue Presse newspaper.
Ferry services suspended in Surat Thani
SURAT THANI: The provincial disaster prevention and mitigation office has suspended all evening and night ferry services to and from three major tourist islands because of stormy seas in the Gulf of Thailand.
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