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Phuket News
Thai tour guide is 41st virus patient
THAILAND: A Thai tour guide who returned recently from South Korea is the latest local novel coronavirus patient, raising the number of local confirmed cases to 41.
PM, ministers survive censure debate
THAILAND: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and five other cabinet ministers have survived the no-confidence motion even though two of them were not grilled during the four-day debate.
Crash and burn driver collides with policeman, hospitalised
PHUKET: Negligent driving caused a calamitous crash earlier this morning (Feb 28) resulting in a car colliding with a power pole that set off a fire at a wood factory.
Man arrested for putting cameras in public toilets
THAILAND: An IT worker was arrested in Pathum Thani on Wednesday (Feb 26) for allegedly setting up spy cameras in women’s public restrooms in a bid to sell the videos on social media.
South Korea coronavirus cases pass 2,000
WORLD: South Korea reported 256 new coronavirus cases today (Feb 28), taking its total - the highest in the world outside China - to 2,022, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Bangla cabbie throw down! Indian tourism relief? Boat sinks, crewman missing! || February 27
PHUKET XTRA - February 27 || brought to you by PVCPhuket.com Bangla taxi driver slashed in Patong |:| Looking to India for tourism relief amid virus |:| Phuket boat driver get safety training |:| Three Thais recover from Coronavirus |:| Phuket boat sinks, crewman missing Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
Governor orders complaint filed over disrespectful ‘head swap’ photo of Phuket Heroines
PHUKET: A formal complaint has been filed at the order of Phuket Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana calling for charges under the Computer Crimes Act to be pressed against a woman over a photo posted online with the heroines’ heads replaced with images of two other women.
Marut the killer Phuket airport taxi driver is still behind the wheel
PHUKET: Marut Puangbanjong, the Phuket airport taxi driver found guilty in November of two charges against him for reckless driving that resulted in a six-vehicle wipeout and the death of motorbike rider in peak-hour traffic more than a year ago, has yet to present himself to the Phuket Land Transport Office to have his commercial driver’s licence suspended.
Motorcycle taxi driver hospitalised in knife attack on Bangla Road
PHUKET: A motorcycle taxi driver was left hospitalised following a knife attack on Bangla Road early this morning (Feb 27), Police confirmed to The Phuket News.
Crew member of sunken boat still missing
PHUKET: A crew member of a fishing boat that sank yesterday (Feb 26) is still missing, authorities confirmed to The Phuket News today.
 
The Thaiger
PM, cabinet members win vote of confidence

After four days of debate, and vicious attacks from the opposition, Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and five of his Cabinet easily won a vote of confidence from the House of Representatives this morning. MPs of the Pheu Thai Party, the largest opposition party, who walked out of the chamber near the end of the […]

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Legend Siam, major Pattaya tourist attraction, closes its doors

The Legend Siam, a major cultural amusement park in Pattaya with shows and cultural attractions about Thailand, has closed and laid off all workers. A statement yesterday said the move was due to the current economic situation in Thailand caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The announcement, in English, read: “Due to the economy in Thailand […]

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‘Watching the Thais’ – new book by Tom Tuohy

Why does a Thai smile at you after crashing into the back of your car?

 Why do Thais deplore walking? The heat, the heat. What about the weather? 

 Why is everything done as a pack? 

What is all this ‘face’ stuff about? Lies?

 Confrontation? 

Sleeping and shopping? Just what is it with the Thais? […]

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No monkeying around: coronavirus fears mean monkeys in the South are going hungry

It’s not only humans being affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak; monkeys in the southern province of Songkhla, usually dependent on food from tourists, are facing a shortage. Tourists from Singapore and Malaysia, normally abundant in Songkhla, are cancelling tours amid worries over the outbreak, resulting in far less daily food for the monkeys there. […]

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Shots fired in Nontha Buri mall

Police rushed to the Central Plaza mall in Nontha Buri province, just northwest of Bangkok, yesterday, after reports of gunshots inside the mall. The sound of shots was reported at about 4:20pm and people fled the building in the city’s Muang district. There were no reports of death or injuries. Local radio station Jor Sor […]

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Coronavirus UPDATE: S Korean cases exceed 2,000, cases in 15 European countries

The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) has now killed at least 2,858 people worldwide as the focus of the outbreak now moves away from China and to outbreaks in central South Korea, northern Italy and other parts of Europe. 83,379 people are now infected but, notably (and increasingly), 36,562 people have fully recovered. At least 15 European countries […]

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Computer techie arrested for putting spy cams in ladies’ public toilets

A computer technician has been arrested in Pathum Thani, just north of Bangkok, for allegedly setting up spy cams in women’s public toilets. The suspect, 23 year old Nitiwat Muikaeo is said to have sold the videos on social media. The arrest comes after parents lodged complaints with the Technology Crime Suppression Division about videos […]

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Smoke from plantation fires continues to choke central and northern Thailand

Smoke from fires, mostly deliberately lit, continue to choke sections of central and northern Thailand today. Light winds are not blowing away the smog and haze produced by the smoke, particularly in the north where Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai have readings today from ‘unhealthy’ too ‘very unhealthy’ – in a range from 170 up […]

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Chinese man found murdered, stuffed in suitcase and dumped in river in northern Thailand

The Thaiger recently reported the case of a thirty year old Chinese man who had visited Pattaya, found dead and stuffed in a suitcase with his arms and legs bound. The suitcase was found in the Ping river in northern Thailand’s Kamphaeng Phet Province. Our original article on this story can be found HERE: Additional […]

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PM says military to downsize, halve number of generals

PM Prayut Chan-ocha, also the defence minister, announced yesterday that the Defence Ministry plans to downsize all three branches of the armed forces to become more modern and efficient, and will cut the number of generals in half within eight years. Speaking on the final scheduled day of a censure debate, Prayut said it’s necessary […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
TEST YOURSELF: Chiang Mai celebration
It's been a long road to freely celebrating Chiang Mai Pride 2020
Thai tour guide 41st virus patient
A Thai tour guide who returned recently from South Korea is the latest local novel coronavirus patient, raising the number of local confirmed cases to 41.
PM, ministers survive censure debate
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and five other cabinet ministers have survived the no-confidence motion even though two of them were not grilled during the four-day debate.
Korea cases top 2,000, Italy 500, pet dog infected: Virus update
The number of new coronavirus cases in South Korea crossed 2,000, and those in Italy 500. Japan is closing schools to limit the spread of the outbreak. New cases continue to appear outside of China with Italy, Iran and Kuwait reporting more infections. Nigeria confirmed its first case, the first reported in sub-Saharan Africa. In Hong Kong, a pet dog with an infected owner tested “weak...
MTS says gold primed for takeoff
The domestic gold price could spike to 27,500 baht per baht-weight over the next six months, fuelled by growing risk-off sentiment, the weakening baht and coronavirus concerns, says MTS Gold Global Trading.
School to shut over virus fear
The Office of Private Education Commission (Opec) has ordered the closure of an international school in Don Muang district as a precautionary measure after learning that more than 500 students and teachers had returned from a country hit by Covid-19.
Tourism sector scrambles for virus support
Tourism businesses have been knocked comatose by the virus panic spreading around the country, while the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) cut its estimate for international arrivals to 33 million in 2020.
Event organisers on the ropes over virus
Thailand's event organising industry is in dire straits, with up to 90% of events already cancelled or postponed in the first quarter of 2020 amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Govt denies tobacco deal
The government insists it never interfered with state agencies to favour Philip Morris (Thailand) Ltd (PMTL) by lobbying public prosecutors not to press a new charge against the company.
Korea adds 505 cases, deaths top 2,800: Virus update
Saudi Arabia halted religious visits that draw millions to cities including Mecca and Medina, while Japan asked for all schools to shut from March 2. More new cases were reported outside China than within the country for the first time, highlighting the spread of the epidemic.
 
NationThailand.com - News
Covid-19 declared a dangerous contagious disease
The National Communicable Disease Committee (NCDC) has declared Covid-19 a dangerous contagious disease, but added that Thailand has not yet reached the third phase of the epidemic.
Baht continues to slide amid increasing worries about Covid-19
The baht continued to weaken, trading at 31.70 to the US dollar in Monday morning trade, amid concerns over the coronavirus spreading outside China.
Ex-deputy commerce minister Banyin arrested for alleged murder of judge’s brother
Former deputy commerce minister Pol Lt-Colonel Banyin Tangpakorn has been arrested for alleged involvement along with three accomplices in the suspected murder of a brother of a judge of the Southern Bangkok Criminal Court.
Future Forward accusations of PM’s role in 1MDB ‘groundless’
The government has rejected as “groundles” the recent accusation by the dissolved Future Forward Party of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha being involved in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), one of the biggest financial scams in Malaysia.
 
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Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Bangkok Airways cuts back as virus bites
Bangkok Airways is cutting executive salaries, sending staff on unpaid leave and reducing the number of flights to cope with the downturn in business because of the spread of coronavirus disease.
Teacher, 3 women arrested running karaoke sex bars in Surin
SURIN: A male teacher and three women were arrested on charges of procuring girls aged under 18 for prostitution, the youngest being 14, following a raid on three karaoke bars in Sikhoraphum district.
Thai tour guide 41st virus patient
A Thai tour guide who returned recently from South Korea is the latest local novel coronavirus patient, raising the number of local confirmed cases to 41.
Airlines reluctant to bring HK passengers back from Japan over infection fears
HONG KONG: A number of airlines have expressed reservations about flying home the dozens of Hong Kong passengers who have been in close contact with passengers infected with the coronavirus aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan, the Hong Kong government said on Thursday.
4,200 Line accounts hacked in Feb, including 2 in Thailand
TOKYO: A total of 4,225 registered accounts on messaging app Line, including two in Thailand, have been hacked in the last two weeks, with some used for phishing scams, according to the operator.
PM, ministers survive censure debate
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and five other cabinet ministers have survived the no-confidence motion even though two of them were not grilled during the four-day debate.
SET down 46.77 points to 1,348.31 at midday
The Stock Exchange of Thailand's main index went down 46.77 points, or 3.35%, to close at 1,348.31 points at the end of trading session this morning. The trade value was 41.20 billion baht, with 11.13 billion shares traded.
Korea cases top 2,000, Italy 500, pet dog infected: Virus update
The number of new coronavirus cases in South Korea crossed 2,000, and those in Italy 500. Japan is closing schools to limit the spread of the outbreak. New cases continue to appear outside of China with Italy, Iran and Kuwait reporting more infections. Nigeria confirmed its first case, the first reported in sub-Saharan Africa. In Hong Kong, a pet dog with an infected owner tested “weak...
SET down almost 4%
Thai shares fell almost 4% on Friday morning, tracking the biggest single-day point drop in Dow Jones Industrial Average history overnight on mounting concerns over the economic impact of the spread of Covid-19 disease.
2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 and CLA 45 S: Thai prices and specs
Orders are now being taken for AMG’s latest pocket rockets in either 306hp or 421hp form.
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