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Phuket News
Man nabbed with over 2,000 ya bah pills in Pa Khlok
PHUKET: An 18-year-old man was arrested last night (Oct 23) in Paklok when over 2,000 methamphetamine pills were seized.
Phuket Green Day removes 2 tonnes of rubbish from beach and parklands
PHUKET: The Phuket Hotels Association’s Environmental & Sustainability Working Group launched the first ever Phuket Green Day island-wide cleanup on Oct 21 which saw a huge drive to clean discarded rubbish from the island.
Govt struggles with ‘tech-savvy’ protesters
THAILAND: The government is struggling to deal with tech-savvy youth-led demonstrators who make the most use of information and communication technologies and social media platforms as a major tool in their anti-government campaign, academics and former protest leaders said.
Phuket Opinion: Vegetarian Festival goes back to basics
PHUKET: Without the usual hordes of tourists lining the streets, the Phuket Vegetarian Festival this year seems to have become more traditional than we have seen for many years. Gone are the spectacular face piercings of guns, beach umbrellas, pot plants and even bicycles.
Gathering of 2,000 at Saphan Hin to support monarchy
PHUKET: More than 2,000 people dressed in yellow attire united and gathered to express their support for the monarchy at Saphan Hin last night (Oct 23).
Trump no fan of Sacha Baron Cohen
WORLD: US President Donald Trump said yesterday (Oct 23) he has not been a fan of Sacha Baron Cohen - even before a clip from the British comedian’s new Borat movie forced his lawyer Rudy Giuliani into an awkward explanation.
Government urged to hasten economic partnership with China
THAILAND: The Thai-Chinese Chamber of Commerce has urged the government to speed up its economic partnership with China, noting that cooperation would ease Thailand’s economic rehabilitation.
Phuket prepares for Loy Krathong festival
PHUKET: Local administration organisations across the island are making preparations for the annual upcoming Loy Krathong Festival, to be held on Oct 31 this year.
Man found hanged in Phuket Town
PHUKET: Police have confirmed that the body of a man was found hanged in an apartment in Phuket Town yesterday (Oct 23) in what is suspected to be a case of suicide.
Myanmar vote ban extinguishes hope for ethnic minorities
WORLD: For many marginalised ethnic minority groups in conflict-plagued regions of Myanmar, next month’s national elections had at least offered a glimmer of hope for empowerment.
 
The Thaiger
72% think the Thai government are “stalling”, 60% say leave the Monarchy alone

72.4% of people polled in a recent Suan Dusit Poll say that the government should “immediately seek negotiations with the protesters and not to buy time.” The private survey was conducted by the Suan Dusit Rajabhat University. The poll was conducted between October 19 – 22 in the wake of the central city rallies, the hosing down of the protesters at Pathumwan intersection and imposing of a State of Emergency. 5,738 people were surveyed around Thailand about the ongoing political impasse, the demands of the protesters and the response from the Thai government. Why have the numbers of political rallies have increased? […]

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Tham Luang exhibition opens in Chiang Rai, including a replica of part of the cave – VIDEO

A replica of parts of the Tham Luang Cave has been opened for visitors to learn more about the famous cave rescue and experience some of the difficulties faced by rescuers in a replica of parts of the cave, well 30 metres of it anyway. The exhibition attempts to simulate some of the key incidents that happened during the cave rescue after 13 members of the Mu Pa (Wild Boar) football team were trapped inside from June 23 to July 10 in 2018. The rescue became a huge international story and a new Netflix documentary series releases shortly, including interviews […]

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Protest locations announced for today and tomorrow, PM says he “won’t quit”

10pm came and went. Last night’s deadline had been set for the Thai PM to resign. It was never likely to happen, and it didn’t. Protesters yesterday promised that, if the prime minister didn’t stand down, the protests would resume again. 2 protests have now been announced in central Bangkok for today and tomorrow. PM Prayut was attending Buddhist prayers at Wat Chetuphon Wimon Mangkhalaram in Phra Nakhon, Bangkok. When asked about his response, the 66 year old merely responded “won’t quit”. “I urge everyone to conciliate and help solve problems together.” Now protesters say that rallies will resume today […]

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Krabi beach stray dogs attack 4 year old boy

A 4 year old boy was attacked on Klong Hang beach, Ao Nang, in Krabi by a pack of stray dogs. The young boy, Attachai, was with his mother, brothers and sisters, playing on the popular beach at the front of a hotel yesterday morning. A pack of 4 local stray dogs were lurking nearby. 2 of them ran at the young boy. As Attachai tried to run away the 2 dogs kept attacking and biting at his legs. The dogs kept biting and snapping at his legs and tried to drag him away before the hotel’s gardener came to the […]

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Protesters say more rallies will kick off again at 10pm tonight if the PM doesn’t resign

27C with a low chance of rain. That’s what the protesters will be facing after their promise to resume anti-government protests at 10pm this evening if the Thai PM doesn’t accede to their demands for him to resign. Phatupat Boonpathararaksa, alias Pai Daodin, released on bail from the Bangkok Remand Centre yesterday, announced this morning that speeches will be delivered tonight by a range of protesters focussing on issues relating to the Thai Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha. The protesters have been assembled in Thung Song Hong since last night, although there was a reprieve early this morning when traffic was […]

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Malaysian PM proposes a state of emergency in a political move to postpone budget vote

Malaysia’s head of state is said to be consulting with the country’s other hereditary rulers to discuss a proposal by Malaysian PM Muhyiddin Yassin, who has requested that the King declare a state of emergency. The Star newspaper is reporting that the country’s rulers would meet at 2.30pm tomorrow, after which the king will deliver a decision to the PM. Muhyiddin had an audience with King Al-Sultan Abdullah yesterday to formally request the rare state of emergency which would result in a suspension of the Malaysian parliament. On the face of the request is the need to take emergency measures to […]

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Illegal gambling site taken down after raids, alleged earnings up to 10 billion baht

Billion, with a ‘B’. A group of 6 Thais have been arrested over the operation of an allegedly lucrative illegal online gambling website. The website, since closed down, was called ‘Marwin Net.com’ which was allegedly connected with previous raids in Chon Buri. Police claim that the gambling ring has generated an astonishing 10 billion baht. The online gambling ring is facing charges of the illegal operation of the gambling website and money laundering. Police report that they seized 50 million baht in cash, 8 luxury cars, 5 guns and ammunition. The suspects were arrested in Chon Buri, Koh Samui and […]

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3 protesters denied bail as 10pm deadline for the PM’s resignation looms

Whilst 1 protester was freed from the Bangkok Remand Prison last night, 3 of his peers remain in custody after being denied bail this afternoon. Supporters of the group protested last night outside the Bangkok Special Remand Centre, demanding their release and dropping of all charges against them. They disbanded around 5am this morning but have been re-assembling as Saturday goes by. Chatupat Boonpatthararaksa, aka. Pai Daodin, was released from the Bangkok Remand Prison last evening after a hearing by the Appeals Court. Protesters were waiting outside demanding the release of 3 other key protest leaders, still being held at the […]

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The Isan Project honours a hero of Tham Luang cave rescue

The Isan Project has collaborated with the TAT on new marketing campaign featuring music commemorating the Tham Luang cave rescue. The story of how 13 young men, members of the Mu Pa (Wild Boar) football team, were saved in the caves of Chiang Rai continues to ignites interest in the miraculous internationally-followed rescue in July 2018 from the flooded Tham Luang cave To honour the safe rescue music video company The Isan Project recently launched “Where the Eagles Fly”, video to pay tribute to the British hero of the dramatic saga, Vern Unsworth MBE. The release of a movie and […]

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Protester released from remand prison, demands Thai PM’s resignation by 10pm tonight

Protesters are continuing to pour on the pressure, now demanding the resignation of the Thai PM by 4pm this afternoon. Following the prime minister’s speech to the nation on Wednesday evening, protesters had earlier said they would “stand down” and shuffled their deadline forward for the PM’s resignation to Sunday night. But last night anti-government protesters set a 10pm deadline tonight for the resignation. Chatupat Boonpatthararaksa, aka. Pai Daodin, freed from the Bangkok Remand Prison yesterday after a hearing by the Appeals Court, demanded the release of all remanded protesters and announced his demand for PM Prayut’s resignation. Protesters are […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
Govt struggles with 'tech-savvy' protesters
The government is struggling to deal with tech-savvy youth-led demonstrators who make the most use of information and communication technologies and social media platforms as a major tool in their anti-government campaign, academics and former protest leaders said.
Protesters plan action after PM ignores deadline to quit
Anti-government protesters said on Saturday they would hold demonstrations on Sunday and Monday after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ignored their 10pm deadline to resign.
Hong Kong students pledge loyalty to Thai protesters
Hong Kong students have pledged support for the pro-democracy movement in Thailand after the recent wave of anti-government protests has rocked the capital for over a week.
King, Queen thank supporters
Their Majesties have thanked supporters, including a former yellow-shirt co-leader and a man who this week raised a photo of King Bhumibol near a rally site of young demonstrators, some of whom have been demanding reform of the monarchy.
Court of Appeal denies bail for protest trio
The Court of Appeal on Saturday denied bail for three young leaders of the pro-democracy protest movement: Panupong “Mike” Jadnok, Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak and Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul.
Local case among four new patients
Four new cases of Covid-19 infections were reported on Saturday — a French woman on Koh Samui and three quarantined Thai returnees from Austria and Hong Kong — raising the total to 3,731 cases.
Financial hubs escape worst of the flooding
NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Business districts around the province have been spared the devastating floods which are finally showing signs of receding, according to the provincial governor.
Freed Jatupat urges release of core group
Student activist Jatupat "Pai Daodin" Boonpattararaksa on Friday demanded the release of all other protest leaders after being granted bail from Bangkok Remand Prison.
Banks ready to handle uncertainties
Local commercial banks are confident that their existing BIS ratio and tier-one capital base can handle economic uncertainties, with no need to raise additional capital.
Engineers see two likely causes of fatal explosion
The Council of Engineers Thailand (CoE) is investigating the gas pipe explosion which killed three women in Samut Prakan's Bang Bo district on Thursday.
 
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Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Tourists flock to Doi Inthanon for long weekend
CHIANG MAI: A large number of tourists have flocked to the Doi Inthanon National Park in Chom Thong district to experience the cool weather during the long weekend, and they are not disappointed.
People want govt to negotiate with protesters: Suan Dusit Poll
Most people want the government to immediately seek negotiations with the protesters and not to buy time in order to solve the ongoing political conflict, according to an opinion survey by the Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, or Suan Dusit Poll.
Most people worried by ongoing protest: Nida Poll
A majority of people are worried by the ongoing anti-government protest by the People's Group, saying they fear there could possibly be interference by third-hand parties to worsen the situation as happened in the past, according to the result of an opinion survey by the National Institute of Development Administration, or Nida Poll.
Army chief urges Ranong boost
Ranong: Army commander Gen Narongphan Jitkaewtae is calling for the easing of Covid-19 restrictions to revive trans-border trade with Myanmar's Koh Song island.
Liverpool resume normal service but Man City stumble again
LONDON: Liverpool came from behind to beat struggling Sheffield United 2-1 and join Everton at the top of the Premier League table on Saturday.
Govt struggles with 'tech-savvy' protesters
The government is struggling to deal with tech-savvy youth-led demonstrators who make the most use of information and communication technologies and social media platforms as a major tool in their anti-government campaign, academics and former protest leaders said.
Protesters plan action after PM ignores deadline to quit
Anti-government protesters said on Saturday they would hold demonstrations on Sunday and Monday after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ignored their 10pm deadline to resign.
Chao Phraya River set to rise, but Bangkok flooding 'risk is low', govt says
The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) has warned of rising water levels in the Chao Phraya River but played down flooding risks in Bangkok even though 13 provinces had flooded on Saturday.
PM wants coronavirus jabs for all
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Saturday delivered a statement on the occasion of the 2020 United Nations Day, emphasising any Covid-19 vaccine and medication should be considered as "global public goods" so they can be equally accessed by everyone around the globe.
Hong Kong students pledge loyalty to Thai protesters
Hong Kong students have pledged support for the pro-democracy movement in Thailand after the recent wave of anti-government protests has rocked the capital for over a week.
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