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Phuket News
Woman knocked from motorbike, crushed by truck on Phuket’s main road
PHUKET: A woman was crushed under the wheels of a 10-wheeled truck on Phuket’s busy Thepkrasattri Rd this morning (Dec 18).
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Students save man! ’Phoenix’ boat destined to fail? Leopard sharks at Similans!|| Dec. 18
PHUKET XTRA - December 18 Students save man from suicide! |:| ’Phoenix’ boat illegally approved |:| Leopard sharks return to Similans dive site |:| Busting fake goods rings |:| Phuket bus oil leak fell motorbikes Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
Phuket Immigration to close for New Year
PHUKET: Officers at Phuket Immigration are reminding foreigners who need any immigration services over the New Year holiday period to make arrangements to visit the office before the New Year four-day weekend, from Dec 29 through Jan 1.
Phuket tour bus oil leak fells motorcyclists
PHUKET: Police are tracking down the driver of a tour bus that leaked oil onto the coastal road near Nai Yang Beach that caused at least seven motorbike riders and passengers – including tourists – to be injured in accidents after sliding on the dangerously slick road surface.
Calls mount for foreign poll observers
BANGKOK: The Election Commission (EC) will decide whether to allow foreign organisations to observe the general election, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said yesterday (Dec 17) , amidst growing calls to bring in international monitors.
18 million meth pills seized in Chiang Rai
CHIANG RAI: Authorities seized more than 18 million meth pills in the drug-riddled Golden Triangle, a senior military official said yesterday (Dec 17), following deadly anti-trafficking operations in the border region.
Doomed ‘Phoenix’ substandard: international experts
PHUKET: Police and international specialists have concluded the sunken Phoenix boat was substandard and illegally approved, and many officials and others connected with the July 5 tragedy will lose their jobs, the immigration chief said.
Huge Phuket, Chiang Mai fake goods ring busted, B282mn in assets seized
PHUKET: Immigration Chief Lt Gen Surachate Hakparn held a press conference in Phuket today (Dec 17) to announce that a major counterfeit goods network operating in Phuket and Chiang Mai had been busted, with assets worth an estimated B282 million.
Leopard sharks return to ‘East of Eden’ Similan Islands dive site
PHUKET: A inspection of the Similan Islands Marine National Park north of Phuket has confirmed that that marine environment at popular dive sites in the archipelago are recovering well, national parks officers have reported.
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Phuket oil spill! Music for elephants! Are island roads safer? || Dec. 17
PHUKET XTRA - December 17 Music for elephants! |:| Phuket oil spill |:| Road safety improves! |:| Coastal eyesore building is legal |:| Multitasking bus driver quits |:| Miss Universe 2018! Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
 
The Thaiger
Belgian hit-and-run victim urges driver to come forward

An elderly Belgian woman has been injured in a hit and run in Chiang Mai and now recovering in the Chiang Mai Hospital. The 78 year old is urging the motorist who injured her to come forward and apologise. Chiang Mai police deputy chief Pol Colonel Piyaphan Pattharapongsin on Tuesday said police were still trying to […]

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Motorcyclist crushed by truck in Thalang

A motorbike passenger has died following an incident with a truck in Thalang this morning. Thalang Police were notified of the accident on Thepkasattri Road southbound in Mueang Mai, Thalang. Police and rescue workers arrived to find the body of a woman, identified by police as Boonnam Thepnui from Pattalung. Her body was taken to […]

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If your motorbike is stolen, just wait a few days

Not only did he get his motorbike back, but he should go out and buy a lottery ticket. What are the chances…? The owner of a stolen motorcycle got his transport back three days later after a man ran out of petrol just in front of him in Songkhla’s Muang district on Tuesday. The owner […]

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Phuket beach back to normal after oil-spill clean-up

PHOTOS: The Phuket PR Office A beach in Ao Makham is almost back to normal following a big cleanup was launched to clear a black oil spill that had polluted 300 metres of shoreline yesterday. The oil spill was located along a beach at Ao Makham in Wichit over the weekend. It is believed to […]

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240 million baht in assets seized in Patong and Chiang Mai counterfeit raids

Lt Gen Surachate Hakparn is continuing his counterfeit goods crackdown in Patong and Chiang Mai where 240 million baht of assets have been seized over the past month. At a media scrum held at the Police Region 8 headquarter in Mai Khao yesterday Surachate said, “We have raided four targeted areas in Patong and four targeted areas […]

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Dog cloning service in China starts at 1.8 million baht

PHOTOS: Reuters, Newsbook Meet Juice or “Guozhi” in Mandarin, a small one foot tall mongrel stray adopted from the streets turned into Chinese movie star. The nine year old canine actor was neutered at an early age and is unable to reproduce but as they say “the show must go on”. Introducing “Sinogene”, China’s first […]

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Social media helps re-unite dog and owner in Chiang Mai

Facebook users in Chiang Mai have banded together to locate a lost dog. 24 days ago it was frightened by the firecrackers on Loy Kratong night and ran away. Thanawat Jinawanit recounts how he and his aunt, Yaowamal Jinawanit, got the dog back from a temple in another tambon last Sunday after a Facebook user […]

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Phuket vs Penang – The two pearls go head to head

…including some reflections by guest writer TravellingMitch There was a time when Penang was the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, for some western travellers the only ‘orient’ they would know outside of Singapore and maybe Hong Kong. It was the 1950s and 60s when jet travel had just started making the world smaller and the western […]

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Man jumps to his death from condo rooftop in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai police are reporting that a man, allegedly experiencing depression following a business failure, has jumped to his death from a condo rooftop in front of his relatives. The incident happened this morning. 40 year old Apirak Chansawang died on impact outside a luxurious 32 floor condo in the Wat Ket area of Chiang […]

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Hemp being proposed as alternative to medical marijuana

The UN is considering whether to downgrade the classification of cannabidiol – currently a narcotic under international law, says Kasetsart University agronomy lecturer Vichien Keeratinijakal. Vichien claims the UN was considering reclassification because cannabidiol, found both in hemp and marijuana, had been shown to have medical benefits without the intoxicating properties of other cannabinoids, such […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
Thai midfielder Chanathip named in J-League Best 11
Consadole Sapporo's Thai midfielder Chanathip Songkrasin has been selected as one of the best 11 players in the J-League.
Shoppers turned away as HMV winds up Hong Kong retail chain
About 50 shoppers were turned away at the HMV flagship store in Hong Kong on Tuesday as the entertainment giant announced that its 25-year-old retail chain was facing liquidation.
Refugee hero MacAlan 'Mac' Thompson dies at 77
Long-time resident and US citizen MacAlan "Mac" Thompson, a quiet hero to Hmong and other post-war Indochinese refugees, died Monday at his home in Pathum Thani's Lam Luk Ka district.
Luxury hotel to open in Thailand's tallest building
AccorHotels is set to open the first Orient Express Hotel at King Power Mahanakhon Building in 2019, aimed at elite customers from overseas.
1st Thai-made satellite successfully enters orbit
Thailand's first indigenous satellite that was launched on a US rocket earlier this month has successfully entered orbit, a Thai university announced Tuesday.
Korean Air to raise refund fees after Wanna One fan fiasco
SEOUL: Korean Air said on Tuesday it will raise refund penalties after K-pop fans got on a plane only to take pictures of a boy band on the flight, then demanded to get off before it departed and got refunds on their tickets.
All Southeast Asia stock markets down on growth woes
Southeast Asian stock markets ended lower on Tuesday after heightened worries about global growth stoked a sell-off on Wall Street.
Teenager found dead 2 days after swept away by flood
NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: The body of a missing teenager was found on Tuesday, two days after he and two friends were swept off their bicycles by a torrent of floodwater.
Car sales in high gear but bumps seen ahead
Thais will buy a million cars in 2018, a second year of strong sales, but growing household debt and an anticipated interest rate hike -- potentially on Wednesday -- spell a slowdown ahead for one of the country's main economic drivers.
Japan approves defence plan including two aircraft carriers
TOKYO: Japan on Tuesday approved plans to convert two ships into aircraft carriers -- the nation's first since World War II -- as it tries to counter growing Chinese military power in the region.
 
NationMultimedia.com
89 leatherback turtle eggs moved to safe area on beach
A mother leatherback sea turtle laid 93 eggs at a beach in Khao Lak, Phang Nga, on Monday.
Bt240m of assets seized in Patong and Chiang Mai counterfeit goods raids
Immigration chief Lt-General Surachate Hakparn is continuing his counterfeit-goods crackdown in Patong and Chiang Mai, where Bt240 million-worth of assets have been seized over the past month.
Elderly Belgian urges motorist who hit her to come forward
An elderly Belgian woman who was injured in a hit and run in Chiang Mai has urged the motorist who injured her to come forward and apologise.
Urgent : Manchester United sack Jose Mourinho: club
Manchester, United Kingdom - Manchester United have sacked manager Jose Mourinho after a dreadful series of results, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday.
Foreign experts deem Phoenix's assembly ‘substandard’
Experts from China and Germany who inspected the retrieved twin-decked cruise boat, the Phoenix, which capsized in a storm off Phuket on July 5, resulting in the deaths of 47 Chinese tourists, have given opinions that the vessel was substandard, Immigration Bureau chief Maj-General Surachate Hakparn said on Tuesday.
Must read : ‘Migrant workers are not consumables, we are humans!’
SEOUL — Tanka Lungeli, a Nepali who works at a factory in Korea, wants to change jobs because his employer does not pay him properly. But when he told his boss and requested the move, he says he received death threats and was treated as if he were a slave.
Facebook users locate lost dog after 24 days on the lam
Facebook users in Chiang Mai helped locate a dog 24 days after it was frightened by the sound of firecrackers on Loy Kratong night and ran away.
Natural fawn killer: US judge sentences poacher to "Bambi" viewings
Chicago - A judge in Missouri has sentenced a prolific poacher to repeat screenings of "Bambi," the Walt Disney classic weepy about a fawn whose mother is slain by a hunter.
Urgent : Japanese ex-porn star Sora Aoi pregnant with first child
TOKYO - After settling down with a “not handsome nor rich” guy earlier this year, former porn actress Sora Aoi from Japan revealed she is expecting her first child.
 
Chiang Mai, Thailand News
Chiang Mai man jumps to death from condo rooftop

A Chiang Mai man suffering from depression following a business failure jumped to his death from a condominium rooftop in front of his relatives on Tuesday morning, say police. Apirak Chansawang, 40, died on the ground outside a luxurious 32-floor condominium in tambon Wat Ket of Chiang Mai's Muang district.


Vote for your schoola s holiday drive

Vote for your favorite school fundraiser or charity event for our Weekly Drive series. The winner will be featured in a Life Facebook video.


Syarul Azman and Lilian glad their hard work paid off

Gold medallists Syarul Azman Mahen Abdullah and Lilian Tan are happy that their hard work and struggles paid off at the World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championships in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Relating the difficulties they faced, Syarul Azman thanked Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman for helping him get the RM20,000 awarded to him under the National Sports Incentives Scheme almost a year ago.


One occasion, one beauty

Unless you have been in hibernation you will be aware that Thailand is currently hosting the 2018 Miss Universe contest which climaxes tomorrow at the less-than-entertaining hour of 7am, presumably to cater to primetime audiences in the United States. We've seen the 94 beautiful contestants grinning from ear to ear and doing all sorts of useful things, like promoting silk weaving and cooking their own exotic Thai dishes.


DSI storms major websites streaming illegal content

Department of Special Investigation officials at one of 19 locations raided for illegally streaming movies and football matches. Department of Special Investigation officials have shut down several major websites that illegally streamed movies and football matches with links to online gambling and pornography.


New research may help save more heart attack victims

Chiang Mai University 's award-winning researcher Dr Siripong Palee, has expressed hope that his research on mitochondrial change to prevent cardiac muscle injury during acute heart disease will save more patients in the future. Siripong, a researcher under the Cardiac Electrophysiology Research and Training Center at CMU Faculty of Medicine, won the "International Early Career Investigator Award" during the "AHA Scientific Session 2018" conference on cardiovascular disease, which was held from November 10 to 2 in Chicago.


Fashioning a culture

Chiang Mai Design Week is now taking place at different venues around the city, offering a contemporary addition to the more traditional landscape. Chiang Mai Design Week 2018 is now under way to highlight creative designs and crafts that can be found in everyday life in the northern capital.


Egat faces competition in bids to operate large power plants

Thailand's power-generating capacity will be deregulated in the near future, meaning the state-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand must compete with private firms at auctions for new large power plants, according to the tentative national power development plan . The latest version of the PDP is envisioned as the long-term development plan for the power industry over the next two decades.


Chiang Mai project teaches children how to avoid sexual predators

MEMBERS of the police-led Thailand Internet Crime against Children have joined hands with NGOs and schools to keep students safe from traps laid by online sexual predators. "Their plans are very complex," said Wirawan 'Boom' Mosby, founder and director of the Hug Project, which co-launched the programme with Zoe International and TICAC yesterday.


Why are so many hotels for sale?

Some industry observers are astonished to see so many hotel operators put their properties up for sale during the high season, when they are expected to reap profits. A recent news report said about 50 small and medium-sized hotels in Chiang Mai are in dire financial straits because of plunging Chinese guests.


 
Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Thai midfielder Chanathip named in J-League Best 11
Consadole Sapporo's Thai midfielder Chanathip Songkrasin has been selected as one of the best 11 players in the J-League.
Shoppers turned away as HMV winds up Hong Kong retail chain
About 50 shoppers were turned away at the HMV flagship store in Hong Kong on Tuesday as the entertainment giant announced that its 25-year-old retail chain was facing liquidation.
Refugee hero MacAlan 'Mac' Thompson dies at 77
Long-time resident and US citizen MacAlan "Mac" Thompson, a quiet hero to Hmong and other post-war Indochinese refugees, died Monday at his home in Pathum Thani's Lam Luk Ka district.
Yemen's Hodeida calm after ceasefire takes effect
SANAA: Yemen's flashpoint city of Hodeida was calm Tuesday as a ceasefire took effect and a team including members of the warring sides prepared to monitor the truce agreed at talks in Sweden.
Luxury hotel to open in Thailand's tallest building
AccorHotels is set to open the first Orient Express Hotel at King Power Mahanakhon Building in 2019, aimed at elite customers from overseas.
1st Thai-made satellite successfully enters orbit
Thailand's first indigenous satellite that was launched on a US rocket earlier this month has successfully entered orbit, a Thai university announced Tuesday.
Korean Air to raise refund fees after Wanna One fan fiasco
SEOUL: Korean Air said on Tuesday it will raise refund penalties after K-pop fans got on a plane only to take pictures of a boy band on the flight, then demanded to get off before it departed and got refunds on their tickets.
Drug dealer's phoned order went straight to police
TRAT: A drug dealer who phoned his regular supplier to place an order on Monday soon found himself wearing handcuffs when he went to pick it up in the early hours of Tuesday.
All Southeast Asia stock markets down on growth woes
Southeast Asian stock markets ended lower on Tuesday after heightened worries about global growth stoked a sell-off on Wall Street.
Manchester United lose patience and sack Mourinho
Manchester United have sacked manager Jose Mourinho after their worst start to a season in almost 30 years, the club announced on Tuesday.
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