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Phuket News
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Bridge to Koh Samui? Tip leads to skeleton discovery! Drone licences? || January 17
PHUKET XTRA - January 17 || brought to you by PVCPhuket.com Tip leads to skeleton discovery |:| Phuket doesnt have enough waster for 2020 |:| Health chief issued advisory over air quality |:| Drone licences |:| Bridge to Koh Samui Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
Kuwaiti man arrested in Bangkok for rape of Danish woman in Phuket
PHUKET: A Kuwaiti man wanted for the rape of a Danish woman in Patong has been arrested in Bangkok, the Immigration Bureau announced today (Jan 17).
Thailand finds second case linked to China mystery virus
BANGKOK: Thailand detected its second case of a mysterious SARS-linked virus in a visitor from China, health officials said today (Jan 17), as authorities ramp up airport screenings ahead of an expected surge in arrivals for Chinese New Year.
Freedom Beach vendors arrested
PHUKET: Three food and drink vendors at Freedom Beach were arrested and handed over to the Karon Police to be prosecuted for encroaching on government land after a high-powered delegation of officials inspected the beach yesterday (Jan 16).
Phuket health chief issues advisory over haze, air quality
PHUKET: Phuket health officials are advising people to wear masks as a precaution against the haze across Phuket today (Jan 17).
Second person dies from mystery virus in China
BEIJING: A second person has died in China from a mystery virus that has stricken dozens and appeared in two other Asian countries, officials said.
‘Not enough water for 2020’, says Phuket water chief
PHUKET: Phuket Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA) Chief Graisorn Mahamad has announced a slew of measures to conserve what little water supplies Phuket has in the hope of staving off serious water shortages across the island.
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Cop shoots robber dead! Mother of dumped foetus found! Millions to fix water woes? || January 16
PHUKET XTRA - January 16 || brought to you by PVCPhuket.com Cop shoots robber dead |:| Phuket gets B400Mn for water woes |:| Tourist nanny drowns near kid |:| Pharmacies told to have QR codes for drugs |:| Mother of dumped foetus now recovering Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
US and China finally agree and sign trade deal
WASHINGTON: After nearly two years of conflict between the world’s top two economic powers, the United States and China signed a trade truce yesterday (Jan 15), letting businesses around the globe breathe a sigh of relief.
Tiger footage spurs hope for Thai big cat population
THAILAND: Extraordinary footage has emerged of a male tiger nosing the bloodied carcass of its latest kill in a Thai national park, something conservationists are hailing as a rare spot of good news for the endangered big cats.
 
The Thaiger
Drunken Bangkok tour bus driver fired after ‘borrowing’ a bus

A tour bus driver has now been fired by the tour company that employed him as a driver after he went on a drunk-driving rampage in Bangkapi district of Bangkok around 3am Thursday morning. The incident was reported by khaosod.co.th. The drunk driver was taken to a police station after being nearly lynched by a […]

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Tourists to Myanmar going up, but falling short of projections

Vietnam to the right of me, Myanmar to the left, Thailand stuck in the middle…. Myanmar’s 2019 tourism figures improved 15% to give the country 1,324,000 tourist arrivals through the main airport at Yangon. Officials released the 2019 visitor data for Yangon Airport, which excludes cross border arrivals and arrivals through Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw […]

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“Don’t be f**king nosey.” Government committee meeting turns sour.

Strong language ahead… Claws were out at a committee meeting of the House Anti-Corruption and Misconduct Committee. A heated argument started between the committee chairman, Pol Gen Seripisut Temiyavet and two of the committee members, Pareena Kraikupt and Sira Jenjakha. The nasty and noisy spat erupted when Ms. Pareena, a Palang Pracharat MP, asked Seripisut why […]

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Thai teacher caning a student in Ayutthaya reports to police – UPDATE

A teacher, now identified as teaching in Ayutthaya, north of Bangkok at the Chiang Rak Noi School, met with the girl’s mother and police last night. Teacher Som Ruseeprasit was caught on video flogging a young female student whilst screaming appalling Thai swear words at the student. The girl was struck at least three times in […]

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Large Bangkok drug haul – meth pills, crystal meth and Ketamine

Metropolitan Police have reported the seizure of 1,600,000 methamphetamine pills (yaba), 34 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine (ice), and 40 kilograms of Ketamine. Officials also seized a pick-up involved in the drug gang’s business as well as weapons. The Patrol and Special Operation Division 191 Police seized the drugs from Nipol ‘Hin’ Janprapat and Anuwat ‘James’ […]

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2 more alleged call centre scam suspects arrested in Japan

Two men arrested in Japan yesterday stand accused of operating a large-scale call centre scam based in Thailand, bringing the total number of arrests in the case to 28. Japanese police believe 36 year old Kengo Yasutake and 34 year old Shimpei Hirata operated a luxury home in Pattaya, where a team of Japanese men […]

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Thai political leader proposes legal brothels and sex shops

A controversial Thai MP is proposing licenced brothels and sex shops as a way of addressing the problem of sexual abuse in Thailand. Mongkolkit Suksintharanont, leader of the Thai Civilised Party and a member of the House committee studying ways to reduce rape and other sexual violations, commented in a Facebook post that he would […]

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First ‘China coronavirus’ case confirmed in Japan

As Thailand’s airports continue screening passengers arriving from China, Japan has confirmed its first case of the new China coronavirus that has killed one and attracted a travel alert from the US State Department. The patient, a man from Kanagawa prefecture near Tokyo, had recently visited the Chinese city of Wuhan, where an outbreak of a […]

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Street food returns to the streets of Bangkok in four districts

Street vendors are not to be more rigorously controlled in relation to their location and conduct. Bangkok authorities are now set to apply its new registrations to hundreds of street side food vendors in four districts of the capital. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has agreed to the setup of 191 stalls. The registration process will be […]

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Thai Airways’ pilot under investigation for botched landing at Frankfurt

A Thai Airways International pilot, flying for Thailand’s national flag carrier, is currently being investigated by Germany’s BFU (Bundesstelle für Flugunfalluntersuchung), the country’s civil aviation investigators, for flying a Thai Airways plane below the standard altitude as the flight he was piloting, was approaching Frankfurt International Airport. The flight had originated in Phuket. The incident […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
City Hall exposes Nong Khaem dump corruption
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) on Friday filed criminal charges against its own waste management officials for letting garbage trucks from a neighbouring province dump waste at a city dump site.
Prayut quashes call for 'Chan-o-cha bridge' to Samui
The prime minister is not in favour of a government MP's suggestion that a proposed road link between the southern mainland and Koh Samui be named the Chan-o-cha bridge, according to government spokeswoman Narumon Pinyosinwat.
Aviation firms reeling after gusty 2019
Despite higher foreign tourist arrivals and rosy tourism revenue, the financial performance of SET-listed firms operating in the aviation industry has been reeling from a slew of negative factors, sending airline share prices into a nosedive across the board in 2019.
Big C confirms Tesco interest
The top boss of Big C Supercenter has acknowledged that the company is keen to acquire Tesco's Asia business and has submitted its intent to bid.
Atavit quits Dems to join Korn's venture
Former Bangkok MP Atavit Suwannapakdee resigned from the Democrat Party on Thursday, linking his political future to former finance minister Korn Chatikavanij, who quit the country's oldest political party a day earlier.
Health ministry ordered to pay B2.7m compo to paralysed boy
KHON KAEN: The Supreme Court has ordered the Public Health Ministry to pay 2.7 million baht to the family of a baby boy left paralysed after his parents' motorcycle was hit by a hospital vehicle five years ago.
Former MP Atavit abandons Democrats to join Korn
Former Bangkok MP Atavit Suwannapakdee resigned from the Democrat Party on Thursday, linking his political future to former finance minister Korn Chatikavanij, who left the country's oldest political party a day earlier.
Korn eyeing 'a bigger role'
Former finance minister Korn Chatikavanij's surprise decision to quit the Democrat Party has sparked fierce speculation he is about to found a new party which could be a force to be reckoned with.
TAT: Tepid growth for Chinese New Year
Thailand expects slow growth of foreign tourist arrivals during Chinese New Year, according to a Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) forecast.
US, China sign 'momentous' trade deal
WASHINGTON: After nearly two years of conflict between the world's top two economic powers, the United States and China signed a trade truce on Wednesday, letting businesses around the globe breathe a sigh of relief.
 
NationThailand.com - News
Cool mornings in the North, isolated rains forecast for many parts of Thailand
The Thailand Meteorological Department forecast on Friday (January 17) that the high-pressure system remains over the Northeast and the South China Sea while the westerly trough at high altitude still blows cold air from the Himalayas to the North and the upper Northeast.
Guzheng adds magic to New Year in Bangkok show
An expert player of the venerable Chinese instrument the guzheng will be onstage on January 26 for a performance welcoming the Lunar New Year, presented by Mahidol University’s College of Music.
Tech, financial shares lead surge to record highs
The record-setting rally in U.S. equities accelerated in the wake of Wednesday's China trade deal and signs consumer demand remains strong. Bond yields rose.
Authority approves Bt110,000 compensation in “Lunlabelle” case
The Ministry of Justice has agreed to pay compensation and legal expenses to victims and defendants in several criminal cases, totalling Bt667,979, including the high-profile “Lunlabelle” case.
Ovechkin's dazzling hat trick sparks Capitals past Devils
WASHINGTON - Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was stewing on the bench in the first period Thursday night. His mouth was bloody after taking an uncalled high stick, and the look on his face revealed a man determined to settle a score against the New Jersey Devils.
Microsoft pledges to remove more carbon than it emits by 2030
REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft on Thursday announced plans to remove more carbon than it emits by the end of the decade, a pledge that addresses the climate change crisis more aggressively than many of its tech rivals.
 
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Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Iranian chess ref in trouble over attire
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia: An Iranian chess referee who has been accused of violating her country’s Islamic dress code while adjudicating a women’s tournament says she does not want to return home from Russia out of fear for her safety.
Jazz leading Singapore Open
SINGAPORE: Defending champion Jazz Janewattananond is leading the Singapore Open heading into the third round after shooting a six-under-par 65 on Friday but Olympic medallists Justin Rose and Matt Kuchar are snapping at his heels.
City Hall exposes Nong Khaem dump corruption
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) on Friday filed criminal charges against its own waste management officials for letting garbage trucks from a neighbouring province dump waste at a city dump site.
HK airport says long-term investment plans on course
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), buffeted by months of civil unrest in the city, has no plans to cut back on long-term investment despite air traffic slumping at one of Asia's busiest gateways.
Xi begins 'historic' Myanmar visit
NAY PYI TAW: Chinese President Xi Jinping flew into Myanmar on Friday for two days of talks to shore up massive infrastructure projects in a country isolated by the West over its treatment of the Rohingya Muslim minority.
Michelin strips star from French icon Bocuse
COLLONGES-AU-MONT-D'OR, France: Almost exactly two years after the death of the renowned French chef Paul Bocuse, the Michelin Guide has retracted the coveted three-star ranking his restaurant held for an unprecedented 55 years, prompting anger and dismay from many of his peers.
Elderly French motorcyclist killed by out of control ATV
PHUKET: An elderly Frenchman was killed when an all-terrain vehicle ridden by an American woman crashed into his motorcycle in Muang district. The woman sustained serious injuries.
Gulf buys 35% of power operator BPH
Gulf Energy Development Plc has announced the acquisition of a 35% stake in Burapa Power Holding Co (BPH), which operates the Burapa power plant in Chachoengsao.
Vlogger faces backlash for negative review of Singapore Airlines
A German travel vlogger who posted a critical review of a Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight on Jan 7 has since received over 100 abusive messages over Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, many more abrasive comments on his YouTube and Instagram pages, and even a death threat.
Myanmar ethnic groups rue ‘disrespectful’ investment
MYITKYINA, Myanmar: The streets of Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw were festooned with banners celebrating 70 years of Myanmar-China relations ahead of the arrival of President Xi Jinping on Friday for his first visit to the Southeast Asian nation as China's leader.
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