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Phuket News
Red flags line Phuket beaches as dangerous surf broils
PHUKET: Surin Beach has been closed to swimmers in the current weather as the beach has no lifeguards and the strong waves and flash rips are considered too dangerous to risk tourists entering the water, Chief of the Cherng Talay Tambon Administration Organisation (OrBorTor), MaAnn Samran, told The Phuket News today (July 19).
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Medical marijuana tourism? Dead bride made up! Dog attacker arrested? || July 19
PHUKET XTRA - July 19 || brought to you by PVCPhuket.com Body found in search for tourists |:| Praewa family to sell land for compensation |:| Medical marijuana tourism? |:| Dead bride gets made up |:| Brit arrested for dog attack Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
Phuket told to brace for more rain, warned of flash floods, landslides
PHUKET: The national office of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has called on all residents in high-risk areas of Phuket and throughout Southern Thailand to be on full alert for possible floods and landslides as more rain is expected to douse the region over the weekend.
Driver, 25, charged for asleep at the wheel as truck overturns on main Phuket road
PHUKET: A 25-year-old truck driver will be charged with reckless driving causing damage to government property after he fell asleep at the wheel on Thepkrasattri Rd in Mai Khao early this morning (July 19), with the truck hitting the central reservation, levelling two trees before flipping onto its side.
Phuket airport van B3k fare ‘just a misunderstanding’, say police
PHUKET: Two Australian tourists who reported being charged B3,000 by a passenger van driver to take them from Phuket International Airport to a hotel in Kata was just “a misunderstanding”, the Chief of the Karon Police has announced.
Search for Filipinos lost in Phuket surf continues
PHUKET: The search for Filipino tourists who disappeared in strong surf at Freedom Beach on Wednesday continues today (July 19), with police, lifeguards and rescue workers expanding their search area.
AoT confirms overcharging Phuket van driver not registered to pick up airport passengers, tout illegally roams terminal
PHUKET: Airports of Thailand (AoT), which operates Phuket International Airport, has confirmed that the van driver who charged two Australian tourists B3,000 to take them from the airport to Kata, on Phuket’s southwest coast, on Wednesday (July 17) was not registered to pickup passengers from the airport.
Praewa’s family to sell land to compensate crash victims
BANGKOK: The mother of Orachorn ’Praewa’ Thephasadin na Ayudhya has promised to sell the family’s land to raise money to pay the 24.76 million baht in compensation ordered for the families of the dead and injured victims of her young daughter’s horrific car crash in 2010.
UN: Southeast Asia’s meth gangs making $60 billion a year
ASEAN: Southeast Asia’s drug gangs are making over $60 billion a year pumping out record amounts of methamphetamine, then laundering the profits through the region’s mushrooming number of casinos, a UN study showed Thursday.
Free cash to spur tourism, economy
BANGKOK: The Finance Ministry is set to dust off a planned cash handout for travel to 55 secondary provinces by including it in the economic stimulus package going before new Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana.
 
The Thaiger
Man stabbed in Phuket over the price of a ‘roti’

PHOTO: Facebook A foreigner, known as ‘Mahmoud’, was stabbed in Soi Ta-iad (‘Soi Steroid’ or ‘Soi Muay Thai’ to locals) in Chalong, southern Phuket last night outside a Family Mart. The man was taken to Bangkok Phuket Hospital and is now reported to be in a stable condition following surgery. Doctors have told friends he […]

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15 baht flat fares for BTS Skytrain – Transport Minister

The government’s new Transport Minister, Saksayam Chidchob, has reiterated its intention to reign in the costs of the city’s Green Line trains, the BTS Skytrain, around Bangkok. They’re even mooting a capped flat fee of 15 baht per ride. The policy was proposed by the Democrats during the election campaign and accepted as party platform […]

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Zambian arrested on overstay and animal cruelty charges in Samut Prakhan

PHOTO: khaosod.co.th Thai immigration police have arrested a Zambian man for an alleged overstay and committing acts of cruelty following a Facebook post that sought help for the dog. The Nation reports that 27 year old Wachisa Sikwese has been arrested by Immigration police. They reported that Sikwese was arrested shortly after Watchdog Thailand spotted a […]

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Wild animals and wild flowers – tulip season at the Khon Kaen Zoo

PHOTO: Khon Kaen Zoo Blooming fields of colourful Siam tulips are now competing fort attention with white lions, tigers, orangutan, camels, white rhinoceros and exotic animals at the Khon Kaen Zoo. Th zoo, in Khao Suan Kwang district, has a new seasonal attraction to its collection of wild animals. The combination of wildlife and wild […]

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Top 10 things to do in Phuket during the wet season

There’s a bit of rain around. No worries. It’s rainy season and the island looks a lot better when it’s all green and the dams are filling. Try something on our instant list of the ten things you can do when it’s wet and raining in Phuket. So here is our completely random Top 10 […]

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Allegedly drunk motorcyclist hits 14 year old on a bicycle – VIDEO

Police are looking for a motorcyclist who was caught on surveillance camera in Bang Pakong, a district in southern Chachoengsao, east of Bangkok, driving the wrong way – ghost riding – down a street and hitting a 14 year old boy on his bike. The teenager was just waiting on the side of the road […]

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Thailand’s marijuana and massage-led tourism recovery

The new Thai minister for tourism and sports says he can lure Europeans and Americans back to Thailand with the promise of massage and marijuana – medical marijuana! The newly sworn-in political “newbie” told the media on Wednesday that he is well aware of the drop in visitors from the US and Europe. He says he […]

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Tweet forces Suvarnabhumi immigration to explain long lines

PHOTO: Travel Daily Media “Suvarnabhumi hell for tourists. Look at queues today. Never seen this long.” In response to English-language teacher Andrew Biggs complaining about the long queues at Suvarnabhumi Airport, the Immigration Bureau says it had already mobilised more personnel to facilitate immigration clearance. Biggs, the owner of Andrew Biggs Academy and co-director of […]

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Bangkok’s Blue Line from Hua Lampong to Bang Kae launched for 3 month trial

Bangkok Expressway has started a 3 month trial run of the extension of the Blue Line train service from Hua Lampong station to Bang Kae station. Thai PBS report the the Blue Line, between Taopoon terminal and Bang Kae, is expected to be officially launched at the end of this month. Another extension of the […]

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Phang Nga Governor puts region on alert for flash flooding

Phang Nga’s governor Siripat Pattakul has ordered all government agencies in the southern province to be on alert after surface run-off from a mountain flooded a village in Takua Pa district early this morning. Following hours of heavy rains, the run-off from Khao Lak-Ram Ru mountain flooded Moo 3 village in Tambon Khuek Khak at […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
Sontirat cools firms' wage hike fears
Businesses should not panic about a hike in the daily minimum wage, from 300 baht to 400-425 baht, because it is not an urgent priority for the Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP), says Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong.
Economic cabinet, joint panel readied
The government looks set to bank on two mechanisms to ensure better and more effective economic management: an economic cabinet and the joint public-private consultative committee (JPPCC).
Constitutional Court accepts Prayut and FFP cases
The Constitutional Court has accepted a petition to rule on the qualifications of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, along with a second case that could spell further trouble for the opposition Future Forward Party (FFP).
Nishino braced for 'new challenge'
Japan’s Akira Nishino formally signed his contract to take over as head coach of the Thai national and U23 men’s teams and vowed to do his best to make the War Elephants competitive with the top football nations in Asia.
Tap water drying up, crops withering in arid fields
People in the northern and northeastern regions are facing the worst drought in 40 years, with crops withering and tap water on the verge of drying up in some areas.
Thanathorn adamant he will not flee court case
Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn reiterated on Friday he would not flee from his court case and said his recent visit to Europe and America was to build up a political network and inform people of the situation in Thailand.
TEST YOURSELF: Everyday culture
A new TCDC exhibition looks at everyday objects
Free cash to spur tourism, economy
The Finance Ministry is set to dust off a planned cash handout for travel to 55 secondary provinces by including it in the economic stimulus package going before new Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana.
Anutin to list pot as essential drug
Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has vowed to make cannabis-based medicine widely available by incorporating it into the national essential drugs list.
Flat fare eyed for electric train
The government has affirmed its intention to implement transport policies promised to voters by key coalition parties, including a policy to charge electric train passengers a flat fare of 15 baht per ride.
 
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Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Sontirat cools firms' wage hike fears
Businesses should not panic about a hike in the daily minimum wage, from 300 baht to 400-425 baht, because it is not an urgent priority for the Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP), says Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong.
Banks prepare MyPrompt QR to up security
Five large commercial banks plan to adopt MyPrompt QR, a business-scan-consumer QR code payment system, from the fourth quarter of this year.
Northeast SEZs in store, says industry minister
Special economic zones are set to expand to the Northeast to support the provincial economy and reduce income disparity, says Industry Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit.
Economic cabinet, joint panel readied
The government looks set to bank on two mechanisms to ensure better and more effective economic management: an economic cabinet and the joint public-private consultative committee (JPPCC).
Banks' net profit trends lower
Nine SET-listed banks' aggregate net profit for the second quarter was a tad lower than a year earlier as higher interest income and lower impairment costs almost offset increases in operating expense, while almost all banks saw an uptick in bad loans.
House to sit despite chair shortage woes
House Speaker Chuan Leekpai says he expects that all 500 House representatives will be able to start holding meetings in the Senate chamber of the new parliament complex next month, but they need extra chairs.
Long live the Lion Queen: Beyonce delights with new album
NEW YORK - The Bey Hive was feeling the love Friday over Beyonce's release of the album "The Lion King: The Gift," which the pop queen dropped as a sister piece to her new film, a remake of the Disney classic.
Trump welcomes Apollo 11 astronauts Aldrin, Collins to White House
WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump welcomed surviving Apollo 11 crew members Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins to the White House on Friday, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing.
Athens settles for uneasy night after 5.1-magnitude quake
ATHENS: Athenians settled for an uneasy night Friday after a strong 5.1-magnitude earthquake temporarily knocked out phone connections, damaged buildings and caused power outages.
Constitutional Court accepts Prayut and FFP cases
The Constitutional Court has accepted a petition to rule on the qualifications of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, along with a second case that could spell further trouble for the opposition Future Forward Party (FFP).
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