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Phuket News
London climate protests having ‘big impact’ on capital
LONDON: Climate change protesters who have brought parts of London to a standstill said Sunday they were prepared to call a halt if the British government will discuss their demands.
New Zealand man, 57, found dead on road in Karon
PHUKET: Police investigating the death of a New Zealand man whose body was found on Patak Rd in Karon early this morning (Apr 22) believe that his motorbike was not struck by any other vehicle, leading to his fatal fall on the road.
Sri Lanka Easter attack toll hits 290
SRI LANKA: At least 290 people are now known to have died in a series of bomb blasts that tore through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka, in the worst violence to hit the island since its devastating civil war ended a decade ago.
Navy launches operation ’Remove Seastead’
PHUKET: Royal Thai Navy ships HTMS Sriracha and HTMS Rin departed Phuket this morning (Apr 22) to begin the operation to remove the controversial “seastead” from its location some 42km south of Phuket.
Push for murder charges against drink-drivers divides force
BANGKOK: The government on April 5 ordered police to charge drink-driving motorists causing fatal accidents during the Songkran holiday with premeditated murder as it steps up efforts to curb preventable deaths.
Blasts at Sri Lanka hotels and churches kill 156
SRI LANKA: A string of blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka today (Apr 21), killing at least 156 people, including 35 foreigners.
Phuket Property Guide: The Law & Due Diligence
Buying a property in Thailand is no different to most other countries, in that a capable legal professional is needed to guide you through the entire process. This suggestion is, of course, a no-brainer, and you’ve doubtless heard it before. But it is astounding just how people decide to ’go it alone’ or rely on a friend’s ‘expert understanding’ of Thai law when buying a property here – only to come seriously unstuck later.
Phuket Opinion: For stupidity, click repeat
PHUKET: The Navy’s action to file a criminal complaint against American Chad Elwartowski and his Thai partner Supranee Thepdet for the “seastead” built in the waters some 42 kilometres south of Phuket is sadly laughable, but should come as no surprise.
Nine fishing boats catch fire in Satun
SATUN: Nine fishing boats caught fire at Pakbara pier in Langu district this morning (April 20).
Navy in motion to remove Phuket seastead
PHUKET: The Royal Thai Navy today (Apr 20) conducted another inspection of the controversial “seastead” south of Phuket that is to be removed as soon as practically possible without delay.
 
The Thaiger
Transport Ministry and State Railways told to pay HK company 11.9 billion baht

The long running issue of Bangkok’s ‘stonehenge’ has been resolved after the Supreme Administrative Court handed down its findings today over the disputed contract of the 60 kilometre link from central Bangkok to Don Mueang Airport. The Thai Ministry of Transport and the State Railway of Thailand have been dealt a costly blow after the […]

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Slow loris released back into Phuket forest

PHOTOS: Department of National Parks Officers from of the Khao Phra Thaeo Non-Hunting Area have helped in the release of a slow loris back into the wild yesterday. The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation reports that the head of Khao Phra Thaeo Non-Hunting Area, Pongchart Chueahom, yesterday released the slow loris to […]

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Seastead structure dragged back to shore by Royal Thai Navy

A floating seastead has today been towed by a naval vessel back to the Port of Phuket in Cape Panwa. Meanwhile the Deputy PM Wissanu Krea-ngam is challenging the owners and builders of the structure to take the Thai Government and Navy to the International Court of Justice. The Royal Thai Navy’s Third Fleet ventured […]

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Pattani smuggler arrested with over 10,000 packets of illegal cigarettes

A man has been arrested in Pattani’s Mayo district after trying to smuggle 10,802 packets of foreign cigarettes. Police and Excise Department chief Itthipol Liabyainak announced the arrest of Yaman Pohleng, the owner of a grocery store in Tambon Sakhor Bon. Itthipol says the joint operation by Excise officials and border patrol police was carried out […]

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Elderly mother of murdered Thai woman is seeking help to bring her daughter’s body home

PHOTO: Matichononline The family of a Thai woman murdered in northern Portugal in March is now calling for assistance with the cost of repatriating the body back to Thailand. According to Portuguese media the woman, Natchaya Saranyaphat, was murdered on March 7 by another Thai woman. Natchaya’s head was found on the Leca da Palmeira […]

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Phuket taxi slams into tree in Phattalung

PHOTOS: Phattalung Rescue Two people have sustained serious injuries after a Phuket taxi slammed into a tree in Phattalung last night. Phattalung rescue workers were notified of the accident in Mueang Pattalung District at 7.57pm last night (Sunday). They arrived at the scene to find the Phuket registered taxi resting in front of the big […]

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Bangkok named most popular city for Japanese tourists

Thai PM Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha says he was happy after hearing that Bangkok was named the most popular destination for Japanese tourists during their Golden Week, a five-day long holiday which begins in late April. The survey was conducted by Agoda, the online booking platform. Pattaya and Phuket were also ranked among the most popular […]

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Phuket seastead being removing by Thai Navy today

Navy officers are in the process of dismantling and removing the Phuket seastead today. About 300 navy officers are currently in the process removing the structure off the south east coast of the island. The operation is expected to be done by today, according to a spokesperson. The seastead will be kept at the Phuket […]

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British backpacker returns home for Easter after being jailed in Thailand

PHOTOS: Facebook.com A British backpacker is back in the UK for Easter after being released from prison after being incarcerated for 10 days over a ‘trivial’ offence. 26 year old Chris Dodd told the BBC he was arrested for picking up a mobile phone he found on the ground whilst waiting for a taxi at […]

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Freak summer storms damage 1,000 houses around Chiang Mai

PHOTO: Thai PBS Up to 1,000 homes were damaged by gusty winds and storm cells over the weekend around Chiang Mai. Ten districts were blacked out for several hours when a freak rain storm struck on Saturday, ripping off the roofs of homes and flinging debris around the districts. According to the provincial public disaster […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
Supreme Court orders state to pay B11.88bn to Hopewell
The Supreme Administrative Court has overruled the lower court and ordered the State Railway of Thailand and the Transport Ministry to pay 11.88 billion baht in compensation to Hopewell (Thailand) Co for the cancellation of a mega-transport project two decades ago.
Navy begins removal of floating 'threat to Thai sovereignty'
PHUKET: The navy began dismantling and removing a controversial floating seastead from its location in the Andaman Sea, southeast of Phuket island, and transporting it ashore on Monday morning.
March exports fall 4.88% y-o-y
Thailand's customs-cleared exports fell 4.88% in March, after unexpectedly increasing in February, due to falling shipments of electronics amid the Sino-US trade war, the commerce ministry said on Monday.
Sri Lanka Easter attack toll hits 290
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: At least 290 are now known to have died in a series of bomb blasts that tore through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka, in the worst violence to hit the island since its devastating civil war ended a decade ago.
2020 Subaru Outback continues lifestyle image
Pumped-up estate enters its seventh generation with new Boxer engines and platform.
Struggling to get 5G right
As the nation's telecom operators race to develop 5G infrastructure in a timely manner, the government is finding ways to subsidise development by delaying payments for past auctions and changing the sales process for the next round.
PM2.5 levels surge in Chiang Rai
Haze pollution in the North resumed on Sunday when levels of levels of cancer-causing PM2.5 dust soared in Chiang Rai and several other northern provinces.
Use the power of mindset to expand your learning potential
Our mindset has a great impact on our lives. Whatever we do, whatever we say and however we react, it is shaped through our mindset. Mindset is the combination of all our beliefs, values and experiences that define how we see the world, and it is constantly being reshaped through new experiences.
Setting the record straight
The Election Commission has come under fire for its handling of the March 24 polls, which has prompted its chairman Ittiporn Boonpracong to set the record straight. In an exclusive interview, the former diplomat admits to flaws in the organisation of the polls, and vows to come up with a quick but comprehensive solution to the issues.
Push for murder charges against drink-drivers divides force
Songkran and the New Year holidays usually are an upbeat time for families and friends, but more often than not road casualties caused by drink-driving put a damper on what should have been joyful celebrations.
 
NationMultimedia.com
Finance Ministry to boost tourism with Bt1,500 payment to domestic travellers
The Finance Ministry had announced plans to launch a new stimulus package to boost the country’s domestic tourism business by giving Thais Bt1,500 per person to spend when they travel to 55 provinces under the promotion campaign, a source from the Finance Ministry said.
 Anger as Malaysian cleared of murdering Indonesian maid
Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian woman has reportedly been cleared of murdering her Indonesian maid, who was allegedly tortured and forced to sleep outside with a dog, with activists Monday criticising the "shocking" decision.
Algerian man arrested over pickpocketing of foreign tourists in Pattaya
An Algerian man has been arrested in Pattaya for allegedly pickpocketing two Korean tourists and a Chinese tourist in the seaside city late last month.
SRT must reimburse Hopewell: court
The Supreme Administrative court on Monday ordered the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) to reimburse Hopewell Co Ltd Bt12 billion for the termination of the contract following the arbitral award order on 8 November 2008.
Phuket seastead being removed by Navy today
Royal Thai Navy officers were in the process of dismantling and removing the Phuket seastead on Monday.
Air pollution rises as fires continue to burn in North
Following a huge drop in the number of hotspots in Mae Hong Son during Songkran, fires have once again taken hold, prompting officials and volunteers to work around the clock on putting out the flames. Particulate dust in the area on Monday was still slightly under the safe limit of 50 micrograms per cubic metre of air.
Pheu Thai says coalition intact but remains wary of defections by MPs to rival camp
THE SEVEN political parties that have come together to form the next government remain “strongly united” although defections of its MPs to the rival coalition are likely, a key figure in the Pheu Thai Party said yesterday.
Medical marijuana move ‘not enough’
ACTIVISTS SEEK MORE MEASURES TO FACILITATE USE OF CANNABINOID MEDICINES
May out, Thai hopes rest on mixed pair at Asia Championships 
 RED-HOT mixed doubles duo Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai will spearhead Thailand’s challenge at the Badminton Asia Championships after Ratchanok “May” Intanon withdrew to focus on the Sudirman Cup.
 
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Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Anger as Malaysian cleared of murdering Indonesian maid
KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian woman has reportedly been cleared of murdering her Indonesian maid, who was allegedly tortured and forced to sleep outside with a dog, with activists Monday criticising the "shocking" decision.
5 tourists hurt in van crash
Five Indian nationals who had just arrived in Thailand on holiday were injured when the passenger van they were in rear-ended an 18-wheeler on Monday morning, police said.
Supreme Court orders state to pay B11.88bn to Hopewell
The Supreme Administrative Court has overruled the lower court and ordered the State Railway of Thailand and the Transport Ministry to pay 11.88 billion baht in compensation to Hopewell (Thailand) Co for the cancellation of a mega-transport project two decades ago.
Navy begins removal of floating 'threat to Thai sovereignty'
PHUKET: The navy began dismantling and removing a controversial floating seastead from its location in the Andaman Sea, southeast of Phuket island, and transporting it ashore on Monday morning.
CP Foods to buy Canadian pork producer HyLife for B11.9 bn
Charoen Pokphand Foods Plc (CPF), Thailand's largest agriculture conglomerate, said on Monday it would acquire Canadian pork producer HyLife Investments for C$498 million (11.9 billion baht) to expand its North American business.
Family's near miss at bombed Sri Lanka church
NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka: When Dilip Fernando arrived at St Sebastian's church in Sri Lanka's Negombo on Easter Sunday, it was so crowded he went elsewhere for mass. The decision probably saved his life.
March exports fall 4.88% y-o-y
Thailand's customs-cleared exports fell 4.88% in March, after unexpectedly increasing in February, due to falling shipments of electronics amid the Sino-US trade war, the commerce ministry said on Monday.
Sri Lanka Easter attack toll hits 290
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: At least 290 are now known to have died in a series of bomb blasts that tore through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka, in the worst violence to hit the island since its devastating civil war ended a decade ago.
Small deposits add up
The US Federal Reserve's dovish signal of the end of the current rate hike cycle, a slackening of momentum for Thailand's economic growth amid risks from the global economic slowdown and domestic political instability, and the liquidity surplus in the local financial system suggest that low interest rates will persist for an extended period.
Struggling to get 5G right
As the nation's telecom operators race to develop 5G infrastructure in a timely manner, the government is finding ways to subsidise development by delaying payments for past auctions and changing the sales process for the next round.
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