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Phuket News
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Life for Patong bar owner! PM dodges oat questions? Sea gypsies retract complaint? || September 19
PHUKET XTRA - September 19 || brought to you by PVCPhuket.com Patong bar owner gets life for double murder|:| Rawai Sea gypsies retract complaints |:| Prayut dodges oath omission questions |:| Muslim students rip intel order |:| Phang Nga to Phuket water pipeline approved Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
Wichit Municipality opens flood-relief donations center
PHUKET: Wichit Municipality has opened its own center to receive donations food and other items for victims suffering amid the widespread flooding across large areas in Northeast Thailand , especially Ubon Ratchathani.
Immigration to scrap arrival cards, launch new TM30, 90-day reporting apps
BANGKOK: Foreigners arriving in Thailand will soon no longer have to fill out the TM6 arrival cards, and the Immigration Bureau is to launch a new mobile phone app to make TM30 reporting easier, reports Khaosod English.
Concerns raised again over Phuket wild monkey populations
PHUKET: Concerns about the rising number of infant monkeys at a popular monkey site in Rassada will be addressed following an inspection visit by Pongchart Chouehorm, Director of the Natural and Wildlife Education Centre at Khao Phra Thaew Non-Hunting Area in Thalang.
Bank of Thailand warns ATM cards with only magnetic strips not usable after Jan 15
BANGKOK: The Bank of Thailand has advised holders of debit cards and ATM cards with only magnetic strips to use chip cards instead, as transactions via ATMs or card-swiping machines, will no longer be possible after Jan 15, 2020.
Chicken exports to China increases 700% amid swine fever outbreak
BANGKOK: Soaring pork prices due to the swine fever outbreak in China have led to an over 700% increase in Thailand’s chicken exports to Mainland China from January through July this year.
Water outage to hit Kathu, Koh Kaew
PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA) has announced that the mains water supply will be shut-off in parts of Kathu and Koh Kaew tomorrow (Sept 20) while workers install new mains pipes.
Dead model may have been raped, say police
BANGKOK: Experts found what may be evidence of rape during the autopsy of a young commercial presenter “pretty” who died suspiciously at her male companions condominium building on Tuesday (Sept 17), according to an investigation source.
NACC busts school kickbacks
BANGKOK: The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) yesterday (Sept 18) ruled that the former director of Samsenwittayalai School in Bangkok and other two colleagues committed severe violations and broke several laws by taking parents money in exchange for enrolling their children in the well-known school.
Patong bar owner ‘Sia Auan’ gets life for double murder
PHUKET: Panya ‘Sia Auan’ Yingdang, the former owner of the Pum Pui Bar on Patong’s Bangla Rd, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the double murder of a young woman who refused his advances and her male friend in Chonburi in July last year.
 
The Thaiger
Phuket university’s safe-sex campaign attracts 390 volunteers

Yesterday, saw the return of Prince of Songkhla University’s Safe Sex Campaign. Now in its third year, some 390 PSU students turned up to support the campaign by making safe sex packs, which are then distributed free to bars in Patong. The safe sex packs include a condom and lubricant. It was the biggest turn-out of […]

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14% of condos around Bangkok are empty – good time to buy

Looking for a condo around Bangkok? Now might the right time to take the plunge with the head of the Appraisal and Estate Agents Foundation saying some areas have between 8-14% vacancy rates, some areas of Bangkok up to 17.5%. Dr Sophon Pornchokchai made the remarks at a news conference yesterday. “Adding developer price wars, […]

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Chinese netizens want to know what caused panda Chuang Chuang’s death

PHOTO: Mourners leave flowers outside the panda enclosure where Chuang Cuang died this week The “suspicious circumstances” of Chuang Chuang’s demise drew more than 260 million views on social media platform Weibo.” Chinese experts have now arrived in Chiang Mai to investigate the death of a beloved giant panda Chuang Chuang, who died at the Chiang Mai […]

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Robber steals Thailand Post van, then robs gold shop in Bangkok

A man dressed up in a Thailand Post uniform has got away with gold necklaces valued around 70,000 baht. He robbed the gold shop in Bang Phli, Samut Prakan and then fled in a Thailand Post van. Samut Prakan includes the southern and south-eastern suburbs of greater Bangkok. It was revealed later that Thailand Post had reported the […]

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Bangkok shophouse partially collapses in the rain

An abandoned shophouse in Bangkok’s Bang Plat district partially collapsed last night. No one was injured as the three-unit shop house, spread over four floors on Soi Charansanitwong 96/2 in Bang Or subdistrict, had been empty for a while. Officials said the fourth and third floors collapsed onto the lower floors, causing glasses and pieces of […]

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British Instagrammer locked up in “filthy Bangkok cell’ over missing passport pages

A British model has had a “misunderstanding” with Thai immigration officials after being locked up for 24 hours when it was discovered there were two pages missing from her passport. The model departed Scotland last Sunday for a flight to London before heading to Bangkok. According to mirror.co.uk, Lacey Montgomery-Henderson, from Glasgow, says she was […]

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Build it and they will come – the Phu Quoc cable car experience

PHOTO: templesandtreehouses.com “It’s the best value tourist attraction you’ll find almost anywhere in the world!” The cable-car ride from Vietnam’s Phu Quoc island to Hon Thom, aka. Pineapple Island, is a breathtaking experience. It’s an astonishing tourist attraction on an island that has ambitions to be one of south east Asia’s most popular tourist attractions. The […]

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Jeans for sale, yours for 200,000 baht

PHOTO: www.menshealth.com Social media in Thailand was thrown into a tizzy yesterday when Facebook user Sarn N Tong posted a pair of Levi’s jeans for sale – for the grand sum of 200,000 baht. The Thai-language daily Matichon reports that the same man has already sold another pair of jeans for 150,000 baht. As part […]

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PM leaves debate, refusing to answer Opposition queries on oath gaffe

PHOTO: www.bangkokpost.com PM Prayut Chan-o-cha didn’t stay until the end of yesterday’s Opposition debate, departing to attend a Royal religious ceremony at Dusit Palace. He left without answering MP’s questions about his incomplete oath-taking, saying he had the right not to respond. The PM says he asked Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngarm to respond to […]

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Voice TV report paints grim picture of Thailand’s tourism problems

Natthapong La-orwong of the Sofitel group claims that Thai tourism is suffering, and the lack of European visitors is part of the problem. The comments were made in a Voice TV report that paints a grim picture of the Thai tourism outlook in 2019, according to ThaiVisa. Voice TV is unpopular withThai authorities with its forthright assessments […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
Police to ask for autopsy results on 'pretty'
Police investigators will ask for the post-mortem results of Lunlabelle, a young product presenter, and believe they can solve her mysterious death at a male companion’s Bangkok condominium within 48 hours.
Opposition plans no-confidence motion against PM
The opposition is looking to petition the court and bring a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha for ethical violations stemming from his oath blunder, Wan Muhammad Nor Matha, leader of the Prachachat Party, said on Thursday.
'Postman' robs gold shop
SAMUT PRAKAN: A man in a Thailand Post uniform robbed a gold shop in Bang Phli district of gold necklaces worth 70,000 baht and fled in a Thailand Post van on Thursday.
US Fed cuts key interest rate a quarter point, citing 'uncertainties'
WASHINGTON - The US central bank cut its benchmark interest rate for the second time this year on Wednesday, and Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell vowed to do whatever is needed to keep the economy growing.
Muslim students rip intel order
The Muslim Students Federation of Thailand (Mustfeth) on Wednesday petitioned the House committee on law, justice and human rights to look into a Special Branch Bureau (SBB) demand for information on Muslim students, which they say violates the constitution.
Dead model 'may have been raped'
Experts found what may be evidence of rape during the autopsy of a young commercial presenter "pretty" who died suspiciously at her male companion's condominium building, according to an investigation source.
'Sabotage' brief causes stir
A report on a "network of elements sabotaging the nation" carried by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha into the parliamentary debate on Wednesday has caused a stir and raised questions.
Prayut: Zones vital for growth
The government has vowed to step up development of the local economy, tourism and special economic zones to drive Thailand's future economic growth.
Prayut dodges opposition questions over flawed oath
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has come under fire in a parliamentary debate because he omitted a key phrase in taking his oath of office in July, but dodged opposition demands to explain why he had left it out.
Constitutional Court rules PM was not state official as NCPO chief
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was not a state official when he ruled as head of the junta, the Constitutional Court has ruled, a decision that secures his position as prime minister. .
 
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Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
South put on haze alert
The Pollution Control Department (PCD) on Thursday warned seven southern provinces to brace for worsening haze after the number of burning hotspots in Indonesia rose rapidly.
Philippines declares new polio outbreak after 19 years
MANILA: Philippine health officials declared a polio outbreak in the country on Thursday, nearly two decades after the World Health Organisation declared it to be free of the highly contagious and potentially deadly disease.
Police to ask for autopsy results on 'pretty'
Police investigators will ask for the post-mortem results of Lunlabelle, a young product presenter, and believe they can solve her mysterious death at a male companion’s Bangkok condominium within 48 hours.
BTS hyped for Bang Na mixed-use project, others
BTS Group Holdings is spending more than 10 billion baht to develop a mixed-use project on 200 rai along Bang Na-Trat Road near Thana City to capitalise on light rail transit (LRT) expected to start construction next year.
China, Thailand agree to boost cooperation
Thailand and China on Thursday agreed to work together to boost ties in all areas.
Opposition plans no-confidence motion against PM
The opposition is looking to petition the court and bring a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha for ethical violations stemming from his oath blunder, Wan Muhammad Nor Matha, leader of the Prachachat Party, said on Thursday.
Indonesia makes third rate cut since July
JAKARTA: Indonesia's central bank on Thursday stepped up efforts to help lift growth by cutting interest rates for a third straight month, while also relaxing some lending rules in a bid to further stimulate Southeast Asia's biggest economy.
New traffic e-regs effective Friday
A new regulation enabling the punishment of errant motorists without seizing their driving licence becomes effective on Friday as authorities begin to digitalise measures against traffic violators.
Teacher, friend accused of sexually abusing girl student
Police have arrested a secondary school teacher and his friend for allegedly sexually abusing a Mathayom 2 secondary school student over several months.
Global economy seen slowing to decade low
PARIS: Intensifying trade conflicts have sent global growth momentum tumbling toward lows last seen during the financial crisis, and governments are not doing enough to prevent long-term damage, the OECD said in its latest outlook.
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