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Phuket News
Motorists asked to ‘drive carefully’ as concrete sheets fall from Chalong Underpass walls
PHUKET: The chief of the Phuket Highways Office has urged motorists to “drive carefully” while passing through the Chalong Underpass for the next two weeks until a contractor can be called in to prevent more concrete sheets from plunging off the walls into traffic.
Elon Musk cleared of defamation over pedo guy tweet
UNITED STATES: Tesla co-founder Elon Musk was cleared of defamation on Friday (Dec 6) by a jury in Los Angeles over a tweet in which he labeled a British caver “pedo guy”.
Parents call for answers after newborn’s finger cut at government hospital, starts to rot
PHUKET: The parents of a two-moth old baby girl have filed a formal complaint with the Phuket Provincial Damrongdhama Centre (Ombudsman’s Office) over a nurse at Vachira Phuket Hospital allegedly – albeit accidentally – snipping one of their baby’s fingers with a pair of scissors, leading to the end of the baby’s finger starting to rot.
Tourists safe after longtail boat swamped, left stranded in Phang Nga Bay
PHUKET: Two Romanian tourists on holiday in Phuket are safe after the longtail boat they had hired for a sightseeing tour was swamped by a large wave the upper reaches of Phang Nga Bay late yesterday afternoon (Dec 6).
Tourists injured as van driver asleep at wheel runs red light, slams into another airport van
PHUKET: Three Chinese tourists have been taken to Thalang Hospital after the passenger van taking them to Phuket International Airport slammed into another airport van at a major intersection on Thepkrasattri Rd early this morning (Dec 7).
Pareena land seized, given seven days to return plot
BANGKOK: The Agricultural Land Reform Office (Alro) is giving Palang Pracharath Party MP Pareena Kraikupt seven days to hand over the 682 rai of land in her possession, otherwise it will be confiscated.
Safety on point: Demerit point penalties for traffic violations to start
PHUKET: Phuket Provincial Police Deputy Commander Col Phakin Na-ranong, who also serves as the island’s Traffic Police Chief, has confirmed that the points-based system of penalties for those caught breaking traffic laws will begin nationwide on Dec 19.
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Member of gang stealing safe box with B10m caught |:| December 6
PHUKET XTRA - December 6 || brought to you by PVCPhuket.com #PVCPhuket || Chinese Call Centre Busted on Koh Samui|:| Member of Gang Busted |:| Mahidol Steps Up Cancer Research|:| Footpath Traders to Return to Bangkok |:| Army Promises Action of Abuse Video
Phuket, Chon Buri minimum wage to rise B6, from Jan 1
PHUKET: Phuket and Chon Buri will remain the two provinces with the highest minimum wage in the country after the national wage committee today (Dec 6) to increase the minimum daily wage by B5-6.
Dead dugong found ashore at Koh Lanta, 23rd to die in Andaman this year
PHUKET: A dead dugong found washed ashore at Koh Lanta yesterday (Dec 5) is the 23rd dugong to be found dead along the Andaman coast this year, reports Kongkiat Kittiwatanawong, Chief of the Phuket Marine Biological Centre (PMBC).
 
The Thaiger
Bangkok plummets in popularity with expats. Taipei heads the list.

PHOTO: This year’s #1 city for expats – Taipei, Taiwan – Time Out Bangkok has dropped from #5 (in 2018) to #20 this year in the annual Expat City Ranking. But Asian cities continue to dominate the annual global Top 5 in the Expat City Ranking 2019. Italian cities Rome and Milan join Kuwait City […]

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Airport Link offers free rides on December 12 so people can watch the Royal Barge Procession

PHOTO: royalcoastreview.com Bangkok’s Airport Rail Link is offering free rides on December 12 to people heading to the shores of the Chao Phraya, and vantage points, to welcome His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn in the final act of the Royal Coromnation. The Royal Barge Procession is the final ceremony of his coronation which was held […]

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Pattaya hotel fire causes over a million baht in damages

PHOTO: sanook.com When a hotel in Pattaya caught on fire 400 foreigners, who were stating in the hotel at the time, evacuated without injury. The blaze remained isolated in the front section of the building and didn’t have time to spread to guest rooms inside the hotel. Chonburi Police were notified at 4.30am yesterday morning, […]

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Increase agreed for Thailand’s minimum wage

PHOTO: Chiang Mai Citylife Thailand’s minimum daily wage is going up. But not by much. The National Wage Committee has singled out nine provinces for a 6 baht increase in the minimum daily wage, while the rest of the country gets an increase of 5 baht. The Permanent Secretary of Labour, Suthi Sukosol, confirms the nine […]

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Top 10 things to avoid in Thailand

You’ll be spoiled for choice during your visit to Thailand. There is SO much to do. But there are a few things that may be worth avoiding, despite being available, during your time in the Land of Smiles. So, in The Thaiger’s opinion, don’t… 1. Swim at the southern Andaman beaches in the low season […]

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Thai government looks to revive Pak Bara and Songkhla deep-sea port projects

The government is looking at reviving deep sea-port projects in the south of Thailand. They were shelved two years ago as the government bowed to public opposition at the time. The Transport Ministry is considering reviving the Pak Bara, Satun, and Songkhla deep-sea port projects. Both projects are in the south of the country. The […]

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Hotel association wants rules on short-term rentals, home sharing

PHOTO: Airbnb and other accommodation-share businesses, plus a glut of newly opened hotels rooms across the country, is putting pressure on the traditional hotel model The Thai Hotels Association has again asked for a meeting with the Minister of the Interior to discuss the impact of short-term rentals and home sharing services like Airbnb on […]

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Government hoping to turbo-charge Thai new car sales

A number of proposals are being looked at by The Excise Department in a bid to convince Thai citizens to purchase new vehicles rather than going down the used car route. The Nation reports that some cost-reducing incentives are being considered, with the aim of cutting the number of polluting vehicles on Thailand’s roads, with […]

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Calls for Government to take shark fin soup off the menu at official functions

PHOTO: Government members arrive at the Rajpruek Club on Tuesday night for dinner including shark-fin soup – Pornprom Satrabhaya/Bangkok Post Shark Fin-Gate has riled plenty of activists and opened up an environmental can of worms. An environmental foundation is calling on the Government to stop serving shark fin soup at its functions, after it was […]

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‘Ice’ thief set on fire by her own family in southern Thailand

PHOTO: Chiang Rai Times A woman is recovering in hospital in Hat Yai, southern Thailand, after being set on fire by family members who accused her of stealing 300 grams of crystal methamphetamine (ice) from them. The Chiang Rai Times reports that Malai Chumpraman, aged 50, earns money as a scrap metal collector. Her husband […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
The cops who opt to die
Police officers are perceived as guardians who protect life. They are projected as tough guys with guns who catch criminals and make communities safe. Yet shocking statistics of their suicide in Thailand show our guardians can be vulnerable and need help too.
Bangkok's creative city tag to spur the economy
What pictures come to mind when you think about the design of buildings and landscape in Bangkok? Are they images of pavements dotted with potholes and rows of amputated trees with spaghetti-knot power lines or does Bangkok's landscape display a hodgepodge of traditional and contemporary design with historical temples nestled among high-rises, and majestic royal palaces coexisting with modern-day...
NEP 'waiting for an invitation'
The New Economics Party (NEP) has hinted that it is ready to join the coalition government, provided it receives an invitation from key figures.
Thamanat clears Pareena of reform land grab
RATCHABURI: Palang Pracharath MP Pareena Kraikupt has handed over 29 plots of land totalling 682 rai to the Agricultural Land Reform Office (Alro) and no criminal action will be taken against her, according to the deputy agriculture minister.
Tech veteran turns focus to Thailand 4.0
Being sincere to build trust, staying positive, pushing boundaries and having a long-term plan are aspects of the philosophy that has cast Dhanawat Suthumpun, managing director of Microsoft Thailand, as one of the leaders of a local tech industry in which he has had a hand for more than 25 years.
Jury: Elon Musk did not defame British caver in tweet
LOS ANGELES: Elon Musk did not defame a British cave explorer when he called him "pedo guy" in an angry tweet, a Los Angeles jury found on Friday.
Thousands save Chumphon Cabana from closure
A resort famous for following the sufficiency philosophy of the late King Bhumibol has been saved by thousands of supporters from being auctioned off to pay its debts.
Minimum wage to rise next month
The national wage committee agreed on Friday to increase the minimum daily wage by 5-6 baht, from 308-330 baht to 313-336 baht, and will propose the rise to cabinet for effect from Jan 1.
Alro to seize MP Pareena's 682-rai chicken farm
The Agricultural Land Reform Office has resolved to seize 682 rai of land occupied by Palang Pracharath Party MP Pareena Kraikupt in Ratchaburi province, and she will be given seven days to hand it over.
Mekong River's new colour a sign of trouble
The Mekong River has recently acquired an aquamarine colour that may beguile tourists but also indicates a problem caused by upstream dams, experts say.
 
NationThailand.com - Sport
Theerathon makes history in J-League
Defender Theerathon Bunmathan enjoyed a heyday in his career after becoming the first Thai ever to win a J-League title following the 3-0 win of his side Yokohama F Marinos over Tokyo FC this week.
Tourists flock to Huai Nam Dang in Chiang Mai as temperatures drop to 5°C
Bancha Ramsiri, head of Huai Nam Dang National Park in Chiang Mai province said on Saturday (December 7) that the temperature at the park has dropped to 5 degrees Celsius from 7 degrees yesterday, bringng many tourists to experience the cold weather and witness the beautiful scenery.
Thailand to speed up free-trade agreements
Deputy Commerce Minister Weerasak Wangsupakitkosol said on Friday (December 6) that next year Ministry of Commerce is planning to host Joint Trade Committee (JTC) meetings with several trade partners including Laos, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Vietnam and Singapore, as well as attend the meetings hosted by other countries, among them Maldives, South Korea, Russia, Malaysia and Japan.
Free ride to watch barge procession
The Airport Rail Link will offer free rides on December 12 to those wanting to welcome His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua and see the royal barge procession, in which the King will participate as the final ceremony of his coronation.
Straw mushrooms a life saver for Southern rubber growers
With the prices of rubber and palm oil so low, some farmers in Nuea Khlong district at Krabi province have turned to growing straw mushrooms, which bring in a daily revenue of Bt600 to Bt1000, Asara Chindapol, a mushroom growing pioneer, said yesterday (December 6).
Thai beauty takes Miss Supranational crown
Anntonia Porsild was crowned Miss Supranational 2019 today (December 7) beating contestants from 77 countries and becoming the first Thai to be awarded the honour,
 
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Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Time to end war on city's vendors
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has reaffirmed its tough stance on sweeping vendors off city pavements by Dec 31, denying previous media reports it would allow vendors back but with certain restrictions. Such a harsh policy will see the capital in tumult.
Liverpool romping clear as City lose at United
LONDON: Liverpool took a giant step towards their first title since 1990 on Saturday when their 3-0 win at Bournemouth combined with Manchester United's 2-1 victory at Manchester City to leave the champions 14 points adrift of the Premier League leaders.
Tourist safety boost as German TV covers scams
The Interior Ministry has instructed state agencies to step up tourist safety after a German media report that scams are widespread in Thailand.
The cops who opt to die
Police officers are perceived as guardians who protect life. They are projected as tough guys with guns who catch criminals and make communities safe. Yet shocking statistics of their suicide in Thailand show our guardians can be vulnerable and need help too.
Bangkok's creative city tag to spur the economy
What pictures come to mind when you think about the design of buildings and landscape in Bangkok? Are they images of pavements dotted with potholes and rows of amputated trees with spaghetti-knot power lines or does Bangkok's landscape display a hodgepodge of traditional and contemporary design with historical temples nestled among high-rises, and majestic royal palaces coexisting with modern-day...
Daydream believers look to the future
Creativity, entrepreneurship, and emotional management will be among essential skills for young people in the future as Thailand faces a demographic shift and digital disruption, a forum was told.
Everton escape drop zone
LIVERPOOL: Everton ended a three-match losing streak that had dumped them into the Premier League relegation zone with a 3-1 victory over Chelsea at Goodison Park on Saturday.
NEP 'waiting for an invitation'
The New Economics Party (NEP) has hinted that it is ready to join the coalition government, provided it receives an invitation from key figures.
US and Iran swap prisoners
TEHERAN: Iran and the United States conducted a prisoner exchange Saturday in which a detained Princeton scholar was released in return for an Iranian scientist held by America, marking a rare diplomatic breakthrough between Teheran and Washington after months of tensions.
Strong winds topple power poles in Pran Buri
PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Strong winds knocked down four high-voltage power poles on Phetkasem Road in Pran Buri district on Saturday, damaging several roadside shophouses and buildings.
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