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Phuket News
New Zealand bar owner probed for working illegally, arrested for drugs
BANGKOK: A 55-year-old New Zealand man staying in Thailand on a retirement visa has been arrested for a haul of drugs after officers initially investigated him for working illegally by serving his own customers at his bistro and bar in Chiang Mai.
German expat escapes serious harm as LPG-fuelled Proton catches fire
PHUKET: A German man is thankful his LPG-fuelled Proton car did not suffer serious damage after it caught fire while he was driving from Phuket International Airport to his home in Kata last night (Oct 22).
Italian arrested after ecstasy found in noodles mailed from Europe
SURAT THANI: An Italian man has been arrested and methamphetamine powder seized from his house on Koh Pha-ngan after 500 ecstasy pills were found hidden in packets of instant noodles sent to him from the Netherlands.
Rawai snake wranglers urge caution after 2m cobra found near home
PHUKET: Rescue workers at Rawai Municipality are urging people to beware snakes around their homes after a two-metre-long cobra was safely caught near local resident’s homes yesterday (Oct 22).
German Pattaya bar owner arrested for disposing of body of German woman, 77, in canal
BANGKOK: A German man has been arrested in Chonburi for allegedly dumping the body of a 77-year old German woman into a canal after an argument over money spent on the bar in Pattaya the two owned.
Waterworks officials has lucky escape as motorbike catches fire
PHUKET: A waterworks official at Chalong Municipality had a lucky escape from serious injury as his motorbike caught fire while he was riding home for lunch yesterday (Oct 22).
Phuket honours Chlualongkorn Day
PHUKET: Phuket Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana led over a thousand people in a mass merit-making ceremony at Provincial Hall to honour King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) this morning as the nation commemorates the Chulalongkorn Day public holiday today (Oct 23).
Ban on glyphosate, other pesticides to start Dec 1
BANGKOK: The National Committee on Hazardous Substances has voted to ban three toxic farm chemicals amid threats by opposing farmers to seek a court injunction to suspend it.
Cabinet approves B5.8bn additional stimulus, targets 3% growth
BANGKOK: The Cabinet yesterday (Oct 22) approved an additional stimulus package valued at B5.8 billion in the hope of boosting growth of the economy to 3%.
Thai Airways at risk of closure, president says
BANGKOK: Thai Airways International (THAI) president Sumeth Damrongchaitham said on Tuesday that staff must cooperate with the airline’s rehabilitation efforts because it is in a crisis and faces possible closure.
 
The Thaiger
Phuket police arrest meth dealer, discover drugs valued at 15 million baht

PHOTO: Newshawk Phuket Drugs valued at 15 million baht have been seized in a drug crackdown in Phuket. On October 22, Phuket police, along with Phuket Governor Pakkapong Tawipat, reported to the media about a drug crackdown that ended up with a total seizure valued around 15 million baht. Earlier, the police received a report […]

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Out of 37 countries, Thailand has the worst pension system, says Bloomberg

Thai Residents reports that on Sunday, Bloomberg published an article on the world’s best pension systems, using information gathered from the 2019 Melbourne Mercer Global Pensions Index. The survey looked at the pension systems of 37 countries with metrics including employee rights, savings, the number of homeowners, growth of assets, and growth of the economy. […]

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Immigration police arrest German man in connection with death of German woman in Pattaya

A German man who has overstayed his visa has been arrested in Pattaya in connection with the death of a German woman found dead in a canal in Chonburi province. The Pattaya News reports the dead woman as 77 year old Marg und Schaefer and says she ran a bar with the man who was […]

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Hotel guest in Chiang Mai runs up bill of nearly 50,000 baht before fleeing

A man who claims to be a doctor stayed in a Chiang Mai hotel for 21 nights, running up a bill of nearly 50,000 baht, before instructing the hotel to invoice the Ministry for the Interior and then fleeing the premises. Employees of the hotel say they didn’t expect the man to abscond as he […]

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One dead, three in coma, ten seriously ill after drinking moonshine mixed with poisonous toad blood in Chonburi

A dangerous concoction of herbal alcohol known as ya dong, mixed with poisonous toad blood, has left one man dead, three others in a coma, and ten seriously ill in Chonburi province. The Pattaya News reports that the incident happened in the sub-district of Samet, with local police notified after a man was found dead […]

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Tourism Council of Thailand cites Thai baht as biggest challenge to tourism

The strong Thai baht is proving to be the biggest obstacle in trying to lure tourists, according to The Tourism Council of Thailand who have had to lower its projection of over 40 million foreign visitors this year down to 39.7 million. The president of the council says the surging baht is the main reason […]

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International chess competition finishing in Jomtien

More than 300 youth and senior contenders from 42 countries are competing in the 2019 Thailand Pattaya Open Chess Championship, October 19-23 at the Bay Beach Resort in Jomtien. The Thailand Chess Association is hosting the competition in association with 101 Chess Academy and Pattaya Chess Club. The event follows the success of the Pattaya […]

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Italian man shot and killed by girlfriend’s ex

A 58 year old Italian man has been shot and killed while riding a motorcycle in Khon Kaen, northeastern Thailand. A Thai man has since been arrested for the shooting. Police reported that 45 year old Suchin Oomket was arrested for allegedly murdering Mario Ferrri on Sunday evening. He allegedly the man on suspicions the […]

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Italian busted in Australia smuggling heroin

An 49-year-old Italian has been charged with drug smuggling after arriving at Perth Airport from Chiang Mai. He allegedly had about 300 grams of heroin, worth about 135,000 Australian dollars, hidden inside his body. After trace technology during a baggage examination showed positive for narcotics, Australian Border Force officers referred him to the Australian Federal […]

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Biometric scanning system to be tested at five provincial airports

The Ministry of Transport is considering using biometric facial scanning of air passengers, initially at five provincial airports, as part of a pilot project to develop smart airports across the kingdom. The deputy transport minister said Tuesday that a working committee, comprising members of the Department of Airports, the Royal Thai Police Office and the […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
Thai Airways not at risk of shutting down, says airline president
Thai Airways International Plc (THAI) is not at risk of shutting down and recent news reports about the airline's situation were "misinterpreted", THAI president Sumeth Damrongchaitham insisted on Wednesday.
Widodo takes a gamble, includes fierce rival in cabinet
JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo took what appeared to be his biggest political gamble on Wednesday by including his main rival in his new cabinet - former general Prabowo Subianto, who has long harboured ambitions for the presidency.
Loving husband continues long journey with his wife's ashes
PRACHIN BURI: A 40-year-old northeastern man is continuing the journey he started three years ago, when he set out on foot from Trang to take his beloved wife's remains to visit the places she had always wanted to see, but never had the opportunity.
Filling in the power gaps with independent energy
As recently as six years ago, the 400 households in Ban Wang Won Chonprathan in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, went dark at sundown, as the village was not connected to the grid.
Future Forward Party to probe 2nd rebel MP
Srinual Boonlue is facing a disciplinary probe by the Future Forward Party (FFP), becoming its second MP to be quizzed in two days for defying the party line in a vote in parliament.
Japan emperor proclaims enthronement
Japanese Emperor Naruhito officially proclaimed Tuesday his enthronement before roughly 2,000 guests, including some 420 dignitaries from about 190 countries and international organisations, in a ceremony at the Imperial Palace featuring elements of ancient protocol.
Chemicals ban passes last hurdle
The National Committee on Hazardous Substances has voted to ban three toxic farm chemicals amid threats by opposing farmers to seek a court injunction to suspend it.
Inquiry clears traffic officer of demanding money from actress
An internal inquiry has concluded that a traffic policeman who stopped a Maserati driven by an actress for a traffic violation on Vibhavadi-Rangsit Road did not demand money, as alleged by the driver.
Thai Airways at crisis point, president says
Thai Airways International (THAI) president Sumeth Damrongchaitham said on Tuesday that staff must cooperate with the airline's rehabilitation efforts because it is in a crisis and faces possible closure.
Baht veering to less than 30 against greenback next year
The baht's strengthening value could breach the band of 30 per US dollar next year, mainly because of Thailand's huge current account surplus, says Krungthai Asset Management (KTAM).
 
NationThailand.com - Travel
All a-flutter in Nakhon Sawan
Several species of migratory birds can now be seen at Bueng Boraphet as Thailand’s winter approaches.
King ousts five palace officials
His Majesty the King has sacked five palace officials, stripping them of their ranks and recalling their royal insignia, citing severe disciplinary misconduct and accusing them of exploiting their bureaucratic positions for personal gain.
BNI Indonesian Masters set for December return
Jakarta - The highly rated BNI Indonesian Masters will be played once again at its traditional home, Royale Jakarta Golf Club, when it returns for its ninth edition on the Asian Tour from December 12 to 15, 2019.
One Dawn of Valor official workout launched in Jakarta
Jakarta -  ONE Championship held the ONE: Dawn of Valor official open workout  at the Syena Martial Arts Center in Jakarta on Tuesday.
IMF warns Asia Pacific of increasing downside risks
The International Monetary Fund today (October 23) released its Regional Economic Outlook: Asia Pacific titled “Caught in Prolonged Uncertainty: Challenges and Opportunities”.
Tourism chief to discuss lowering aviation fuel tax
Following a meeting of the joint committee from the Ministry of Transport on the development of Thailand’s transport network to promote tourism, Minister of Tourism and Sports Pipat Ratchakitprakarn said on Tuesday (October 22), that he is planning to discuss with the transport and finance ministries the possibility of lowering aviation fuel tax for domestic flights to help lessen the burden of airline operators who are currently paying the tax for their passengers.
 
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Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Six senior officials dismissed on King's orders
His Majesty the King has issued two royal commands dismissing six officials attached to royal guard units and the Royal Household Bureau, for serious disciplinary violations.
Thai Airways not at risk of shutting down, says airline president
Thai Airways International Plc (THAI) is not at risk of shutting down and recent news reports about the airline's situation were "misinterpreted", THAI president Sumeth Damrongchaitham insisted on Wednesday.
British PM may look to election as EU mulls Brexit extension
LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson could pivot towards a general election as the EU mulls granting a Brexit deadline extension on Wednesday, after a fresh twist to the divorce saga cast doubt over his hopes of leaving on Oct 31.
Car catches fire inside intersection tunnel
A car caught fire inside the tunnel beneath Sri Udom intersection on Udomsuk-Srinakharin Road in Prawet district, Bangkok, on Wednesday afternoon.
Widodo takes a gamble, includes fierce rival in cabinet
JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo took what appeared to be his biggest political gamble on Wednesday by including his main rival in his new cabinet - former general Prabowo Subianto, who has long harboured ambitions for the presidency.
Loving husband continues long journey with his wife's ashes
PRACHIN BURI: A 40-year-old northeastern man is continuing the journey he started three years ago, when he set out on foot from Trang to take his beloved wife's remains to visit the places she had always wanted to see, but never had the opportunity.
New Honda Jazz revealed for 2020
B-segment hatch to hit Thai showrooms with new tech and maintained prices.
Choo Choo
A steam locomotive pounds the tracks again, travelling from Bangkok to Ayutthaya to celebrate the birth of the Thai railway initiated by King Rama V, on Chulalongkorn Memorial Day. — Patipat Janthong
Cambodian opposition leader denied entry to Thailand
An exiled Cambodian opposition leader was denied entry into Thailand on the weekend, ahead of her planned return to Cambodia early next month, a rights group told Reuters on Wednesday.
Japan confirms support for quick agreement on RCEP trade pact
Japan is rendering support for Thailand to conclude the long-delayed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement during the Kingdom's chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean).
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