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Phuket News
Search for missing Phuket jet-ski rider enters Day 4
PHUKET: The search for 25-year-old Koset ‘Oat’ Deebukdam, who disappeared while riding a jet-ski off Naka Yai Island, off Phuket’s east coast, after he was caught in the storm that hit Phuket late Tuesday afternoon continued today (July 20).
Phuket on alert over beach surf danger
PHUKET: People intending to swim at beaches along Phuket’s west coast have been warned to stay between the red-yellow “Swim Here” flags – or best not go in the water at all.
PACC takes action on abuse complaints from foreigners
BANGKOK: Some 30 complaints have been submitted to the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) by foreign tourists and business operators claiming they were badly treated by Thai authorities.
Tropical storm lashes upper Northeast
BANGKOK: The upper Northeastern provinces are being hit by a tropical storm centred in Vietnam raising the water level in the Mekong River to a critical point.
Phuket crocodile hunt continues as tourists ignore safety warnings
PHUKET: The search for the crocodile in the Nai Harn Beach and Yanui Beach area on Phuket’s southwest coast continues today after the search failed to find the crocodile yesterday (July 19).
Weather warning still in effect for Phuket
PHUKET: The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) has re-issued its standing weather warning for Phuket and the Andaman coast with forecasts of heavy thundershowers and waves reaching up to three metres.
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Nai Harn crocodile sighting? Grenade in trash! Massive bust in Patong! || July 19
PHUKET XTRA - July 19 Crocodile off Nai Harn! |:| B150 Mn call center bust in Patong |:| Grenade in Karon trash? |:| Cave boys speak to the public! |:| Tourists safe back to Phuket Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
Belgium man, 39, dies in high speed Phuket motorbike crash
PHUKET: A 39-year-old Belgium man died this morning after he crashed his motorbike at high speed in Rawai.
After the ‘Phoenix’, Commerce Ministry ramps up nominee audits
PHUKET: In the wake of the Phoenix tour boat disaster which killed 47 Chinese tourists, the Commerce Ministry has vowed to step up inspections of business owners, particularly in tourism as well as property, to expose foreign operators using Thai nominees.
Sale of guillotine divides France
FRANCE: A 150-year-old guillotine with “a few dents on the blade” was sold in Paris last Wednesday (July 11) despite protests from auction regulators.
 
The Thaiger
Channel dredged between Nai Harn beach and lake to help with croc catching

A channel has been dredged to connect Nai Harn beach with Nai Harn Lake to allow the crocodile to move in, making it easier to catch (The Thaiger suspects the crocodile might be on to the officials’ Cunning Plan). More than 50 officials and a specialist crocodile catcher team from Surat Thani have been planning […]

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Man douses young Thai woman in petrol, sets her alight and is given bail

Thai Rath has reported on the case of a Bangkok man who doused a 22 year old Thai woman from Ubon Ratchathani in petrol while she was eating with friends at a somtam stall. Thai Rath notes that the 23 year old Thai man, who committed the crime, was given bail by the court in Bangkok […]

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Thai PE teacher allegedly continued to rape students over three years

Sanook is reporting that a Thai PE teacher was effectively allowed to continue raping students after an initial complaint. A student complained three years ago that she was forced to the floor by the teacher who, the student claims, then tried to rape her. But the claims of the girl were not properly investigated or acted […]

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AI company invests 350 million baht in SE Asia – opens office in Phuket

Invacio, an artificial intelligence company, are busy setting up their operations in Thailand as part of their global operations. They are investing up to 350 Million baht in south east Asia Invacio Research Analytics, a group subsidiary of Invacio founded by William J D West, has launched in Thailand, led by Linleeya West (Thai/Swiss educated) […]

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Crocodile catchers waiting for conditions to moderate at Nai Harn beach

A specialist crocodile searching team from Surat Thani today (July 20) has joined the crocodile search operation along the shores of Nai Harn and nearby beaches, while battling with strong winds and waves. Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong paid a visit to the crocodile search operation centre at Nai Harn Beach this morning. The crocodile search […]

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Man arrested with 19,800 methamphetamine pills at checkpoint

Tha Chatchai Police have been conducting a crackdown on drugs at the Phuket Checkpoint and scored a major haul, arresting a man with 19,800 methamphetamine pills. The police arrested 37 year old Peerawat ‘Joke’ Bualoy from Pattalung.  Police seized 10 packages of methamphetamine pills, a total of 19,800 pills at the Phuket Checkpoint while he […]

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High performance coaching for a fantastic day

by Hayden Rhodes High performance in any discipline – requires discipline. Physical health, mental well-being and business practice to name a few, are all impacted by your behavior. One cornerstone to consistent high performance is having the discipline to wake each day with routines that get you in the zone for sustainable performance. Successful people […]

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Nai Harn crocodile playing hard to get

Phuket’s latest, and as yet unnamed crocodile, is doing a good job of evading officials, fishermen and capture, so far. Officers from the Phuket Fisheries Officers and lifeguards at Yanui and Nai Harn Beaches are patrolling and warning beachgoers about the recent sightings of a crocodile in the rough seas off the beaches. Red flags […]

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Water Park Wars – Phuket wettest battlefield

by Xinyi Liang-Pholsena of ttgasia.com ttgasia.com is reporting that the water park battle in Phuket is getting very intense as new players enter the marketplace. Among them Blue Tree Phuket, poised to open its doors early 2019 as an upscale family entertainment and lifestyle complex. The sprawling 22.5ha development, located around Cherngtalay, is the result […]

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Nong Khai woman hit by lightning – “Buddha amulet saved my life”

A woman in Nong Khai, right on the Laos border near Vientiane,  claims the special power of her Buddha amulet helped her survive a lightning strike. The same lightning strike killed a worker. 50 year old Pornnipha Ratyothee says that she suffered a ‘mild burn’ on her neck when she was hit by lightning on […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
'Duck boat' capsizes, kills at least 11 in Missouri
Police say at least 11 people drowned when an amphibious 'duck boat' capsized and sank in stormy weather on a lake in Missouri with 31 people aboard, including children. — Reuters
Airbus Beluga XL soars into skies for first flight
Airbus's new oddly shaped Beluga XL plane took off for its maiden flight from Toulouse Airport on Thursday. — Reuters
Charming village
A village by the Phrom River in Kaset Somboon district in Chaiyaphum province is set as a model for community tourism. — Jetjaras Na Ranong
Giant painting commemorates Wild Boars rescue mission
CHIANG RAI: Artists from across the northern region have painted a large tableau on canvas at the Art Bridge Chiang Rai (ABCR) centre in Muang district commemorating the rescue of the 12 “Wild Boars” and their football coach.
Major banks' earnings beat estimates
Banking shares rose on Friday after the four biggest lenders all reported second-quarter profit that beat market estimates, as a decision to waive fees for digital transactions had a milder impact than analysts expected.
KBank's net profit up 13% for H1
Kasikornbank reported a net profit of 21.68 billion baht for the first half of this year, up 13.18% year-on-year, mainly on reduced default provisions.
Thailand, Bhutan agree to boost trade, investment
Thailand and Bhutan agreed to use the Joint Trade Committee as a main driver to boost trade and investment between the two countries during summit talks on Thursday.
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Hunt continues for crocodile in Phuket
PHUKET: Officials are still searching for a crocodile spotted offshore in Muang district after the reptile narrowly escaped the hunt in the early hours of Friday.
Thai AirAsia X to seek an IPO soon
SINGAPORE: Long-haul carrier AirAsia X Bhd will pursue an IPO of its Thai arm "soon" as it looks to restructure itself into a group holding company along the lines of affiliate AirAsia Group Bhd, co-CEO Tony Fernandes said on Friday.
 
NationMultimedia.com
In celebration of His Majesty
On the occasion of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun’s birthday on July 28, Siam Piwat Group, which owns and manages Siam Paragon, Siam Center and Siam Discovery, is joining with the government and private sectors in organising event and activities at all three shopping centres for Thais to show their respect and loyalty to His Majesty the King.
School boss denies rape charges
A 51-year-old former director of Patong Thanoen Samakkhi School in Nakhon Ratchasima's Bua Yai district, deemed to have breached a serious disciplinary code by having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old pupil, was given 30 days to appeal against the provincial authority's decision to dismiss him without any pension and welfare benefits.
Police try to cancel bail after ‘threat’ to victim
Bangkok's Wat Phraya Krai police will file a request for a criminal court to revoke the bail granted to a 23-year-old male who allegedly covered a woman, 22, with gasoline and set her alight earlier this month as he had allegedly threatened to attack the victim again along with her friend.
Cloud brightening, 'sun shields' to save Barrier Reef
Australia announced plans Friday to explore concepts such as firing salt into clouds and covering swathes of water with a thin layer of film in a bid to save the embattled Great Barrier Reef.
Floods linger in Phichit and Nakhon Sawan
Parts of Phichit and Nakhon Sawan remain inundated after the influence of tropical storm Son-Tinh caused heavy downpours and floods in nine provinces between July 17 and 20, affecting nearly 900 residents.
Bhutan and Thailand fostering closer ties
His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen granted an audience to the Prime Minister of Thailand General Prayut Chan-o-cha and his wife Naraporn Chan-o-cha at the Tashichhodzong Thursday.
Mother calls for justice as son beaten by college seniors
The mother of a university student has filed a police complaint after he was beaten up at school on Wednesday evening and had to be hospitalised the next morning.
Legendary croc hunters join cast of Phuket drama
In another possible idea for a Hollywood movie, “the crocodile hunters of the Tapi River basin” are on the prowl for a three-metre specimen that’s been getting far too comfortable lounging on the beaches of Phuket.
Completion date set for GIZ dangerous goods training
German International Cooperation (GIZ) says it expects to complete its training project for freight transport and logistics in dangerous goods in more than 80 companies in five Asean countries by the end of this year.
 
Chiang Mai, Thailand News
Storm Son-Tinh reaches the Northeast

The 2-million-cubic-metre Huai Si Thon reservoir in Muang district, Kalasin, is overflowing after persistent rain brought by Tropical Storm Son-Tinh. Tropical storm Son-Tinh landed in Vietnam and was expected to downgrade to a depression as it moved into the upper Northeast of Thailand on Thursday, with the forecast for heavy rain and flood warnings for most of the country.


Teen dies in boarding school fire in Chiang Mai

A 15-year-old girl was killed in a fire that engulfed the living quarters of a Protestant boarding school in Chiang Mai's Fang district early on Wednesday. Fang police were alerted at 1:30am to the fire at the Christian Paolo School that is run by the Evangelical Fellowship of Thailand.


Scoop: Coming Up on the Bachelorette on Abc - Monday, July 23, 2018

"Episode 1409" - Becca and her three smitten suitors travel to the jungle paradise of Chiang Mai, Thailand, where the country's tropical climate can only match the heat generated by her relationships with Blake, Garrett and Jason. The romantic overnight dates will give Becca the opportunity to spend intimate time with each of the men away from the cameras.


Malaysia to replace 'embarrassing' tourism logo

The logo, modeled after a postage stamp, was launched at the Asean Tourism Forum in Chiang Mai, Thailand earlier this year by former Tourism and Culture Minister Mohamed Nazri Aziz. Featuring the Petronas Twin Towers, an orangutan hugging a proboscis monkey, a turtle on a beach donning sunglasses, a questionable typeface in clashing colors, and the tagline: Travel.


From porn to shopping, how the internet is fuelling new addictions

Process addictions - an obsession with a behaviour, rather than a substance - are spiking, with counsellors blaming the internet and mobile devices for getting people hooked on porn, cybersex, gambling, gaming and much more "It was like zero to a hundred miles an hour in a heartbeat," recalls the 39- year-old expatriate British surveyor. "All of a sudden I could go down all these different avenues of pornography [and see] different types of girls."


Overtourism Becomes a Burden for Thailand as It Breaks Visitor Records

Overtourism is a phrase Skift has championed to describe a phenomenon that's increasingly common and that requires industry attention. In Thailand, the number of annual visitors to the country has gone from 25 million four years ago to an expected 40 million next year.


Tabada: Switch

IF a prostitute were mistaken for a politician, would he or she cry, "Foul"? Or shrug off the slip as just hair-splitting? The recent incident over a public official charged for misconduct stemmed when the official, a woman, verbally and physically assaulted hotel employees who mistook her for her male companion's "escort." In the official's own statements, the euphemism "escort" was replaced with the Cebuano slang for a sex worker, "pokpok."


The 2018 World's Best Cities

What makes a city truly great? Jaw-dropping architecture, distinctive restaurants, a rich array of cultural offerings, and intriguing shops are a must. A teeming street life, a friendly population, and a harmonious relationship with nature are equally essential.


Ministry seeks new design to replace Visit Malaysia 2020 logo

"It will be an open contest this time. The idea is to get a proper design with Malaysians joining in to give their perspective," its minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi said when contacted yesterday.


Football team freed from Thai cave after three-day diving mission

It took three missions over three days for a crack team of divers to guide the group one-by-one through the 4-kilometre-long labyrinth. Much of the journey to the cave's entrance was through freezing, muddy water that proved challenging for even the Thai Navy SEAL divers.


 
Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Japan to ban passengers carrying knives onto trains
TOKYO: The Transport Ministry said on Friday that passengers will be prohibited from carrying unpacked knives onto trains as part of new security measures following a recent fatal stabbing rampage on a bullet train.
N.Korea economy shrinks at sharpest rate in 20 years
SEOUL: North Korea’s economy contracted at the sharpest rate in two decades in 2017, South Korea’s central bank estimated on Friday, in a clear sign international sanctions imposed to stop Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programmes have hit growth hard.
S.Korean ex-leader sentenced to 8 more years in prison
SEOUL: A South Korean court on Friday sentenced former South Korean President Park Geun-hye to an additional eight years for abusing state funds and violating election laws.
Ex-Singapore Airlines superjumbo gets a new life
FRANKFURT/PARIS: The world's largest passenger jet is finally getting a second life.
Giant painting commemorates Wild Boars rescue mission
CHIANG RAI: Artists from across the northern region have painted a large tableau on canvas at the Art Bridge Chiang Rai (ABCR) centre in Muang district commemorating the rescue of the 12 “Wild Boars” and their football coach.
Major banks' earnings beat estimates
Banking shares rose on Friday after the four biggest lenders all reported second-quarter profit that beat market estimates, as a decision to waive fees for digital transactions had a milder impact than analysts expected.
At least 11 drown as 'duck boat' capsizes in Missouri
At least 11 people including children drowned when an amphibious "duck boat" carrying 31 people capsized and sank in stormy weather on a lake in Missouri on Thursday.
KBank's net profit up 13% for H1
Kasikornbank reported a net profit of 21.68 billion baht for the first half of this year, up 13.18% year-on-year, mainly on reduced default provisions.
Thailand, Bhutan agree to boost trade, investment
Thailand and Bhutan agreed to use the Joint Trade Committee as a main driver to boost trade and investment between the two countries during summit talks on Thursday.
SET up 18.13 points to 1,665.02 at midday
The Stock Exchange of Thailand's main index went up 18.13 points, or 1.10%, to close at 1,665.02 points at the end of trading session this morning. The trade value was 31.14 billion baht with 8.99 billion shares traded.
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