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Phuket News
Phuket pharmacists up in arms over Drugs Act
PHUKET: Local pharmacists gathered at Phuket Provincial Hall today (Oct 16) to submit a formal request for the government to revise the provisions in a bill being drafted to update and amend the Drugs Act 1967.
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: B20 Mn fighting cock! Similans quota to stay? Fatal plunge! || Oct. 16
PHUKET XTRA - October 16 Fatal plunge at Phuket waterfall |:| Over 1,000 foreigners arrested in Phuket |:| Owner rejects B20Mn for fighting cock |:| Wild boars meet Zlatan |:| Similans quota to stay Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
Over 1,000 arrested in Phuket ‘Operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner’ clampdown
PHUKET: In just two weeks over 1,000 foreigners have been arrested in Phuket for visa violations and other immigration offences according to the chief of the Phuket Immigration Office.
Police warn of more Veg Fest traffic jams in Phuket Town
PHUKET: Phuket City Traffic Police this morning repeated their advisory for motorists to avoid Phuket Town during Vegetarian Festival processions – especially the roads leading to Sapan Hin during the last night of the festival tomorrow night (Oct 17).
Retirement depression blamed in former nature officer gun suicide
PHUKET: Depression brought on by retirement has been blamed for a former of Khao Phra Thaew Natural and Wildlife Education Centre officer shooting himself in the head.
Blockbuster drug haul worth over B2bn in Chiang Rai
CHIANG RAI: More than 20 million speed pills (ya bah) and 100 kilograms of crystal meth (ya ice) – worth over B2 billion – have been seized and three alleged traffickers arrested in two major police operations in Chiang Rai province.
Chinese tourist volume continues dip, but FITs rise
BANGKOK: The number of Chinese tourists visiting Thailand during this quarter is expected to continue dropping, say research houses.
Put service first, new city top cop says
BANGKOK: Newly appointed Metropolitan Police Bureau chief Sutthipong Wongpin is not new to the working environment in Bangkok and he is aware of the busy job he has to do in the months ahead.
Similan Islands tourist number quota to stay: DNP
BANGKOK: The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has rejected a request by tour business operators to postpone a quota system for tourists entering the Similan Islands National Park in Phang Nga, north of Phuket.
VIDEO: An Inside Look at the Phuket Vegetarian Festival
We followed one man, during one day of the Phuket Vegetarian Festival, for as long as we could. This is what happened.
 
The Thaiger
Evidence of Maya Bay recovery
Evidence of Maya Bay recovery | The Thaiger

Blacktip reef sharks have been spotted at the recovering Maya Bay on Koh Phi Phi Ley today. This morning official at the Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park reported that many Blacktip reef sharks were discovered swimming just off the beach in Maya Bay. They said it was a good sign of the […]

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Two million stray cats and dogs by 2027 – warning from Livestock Department
Two million stray cats and dogs by 2027 – warning from Livestock Department | The Thaiger

by Kornrawee Panyasuppakun In the wake of the criticism on social media following the proposal of the new pet and livestock registration laws, the Livestock Development Department has hit back warning that we’ll face a crisis soon if we don’t take action now. “Stray dogs and cats must be registered and sterilised, otherwise their population will […]

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Chinese arrivals down by half in Chiang Mai
Chinese arrivals down by half in Chiang Mai | The Thaiger

PHOTO: Chiang Mai News A crisis meeting for tour operators has been held in Chiang Mai where they learned that Chinese tourism was down 50% in the first nine months of 2018. Some measures were put forward to woo them back – including setting up Chinese language classes to improve communication with the tourists from […]

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Goodbye – Evicting a tenant in Thailand
Goodbye – Evicting a tenant in Thailand | The Thaiger

It’s a goal for many people to become a landlord. They purchase property for the purpose of renting it out for passive income. The property owner interviews prospective tenants and ensures that they sign a lease agreement and put down a deposit. However, all of this doesn’t prevent bad tenants from revealing themselves after they […]

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Koh Tao alleged rape case wrapped up
Koh Tao alleged rape case wrapped up | The Thaiger

According to Thai PBS, Thai police have wrapped up an investigation into allegations by a 19 year old female British backpacker that she was drugged, raped and robbed on Koh Tao. Police claim that, following their investigations, there is simply a lack of credible evidence. Speaking at a media gathering this morning, national police chief, […]

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Mu Pa drops in on Gen Prayut at Government House
Mu Pa drops in on Gen Prayut at Government House | The Thaiger

PHOTO: Thai PBS Members of the Mu Pa football Academy and team are back in Thailand following their whirlwind overseas tour of Argentina and the US, including an appearance on one of the most popular talk shows in the world. This morning they had a meeting this morning with the Thai PM Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha […]

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Thai-flag footwear NOT ok
Thai-flag footwear NOT ok | The Thaiger

Thai social media is all in a lather today after photos of the latest fashion footwear in Paris were posted depicting Thai flags on the shoe designs. Well, so they thought. Not only were they outraged and angry, they are demanding apologies and jail for the perpetrators. But a legal spokesperson in Thailand points out […]

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Chiang Mai flasher arrested
Chiang Mai flasher arrested | The Thaiger

A Chiang Mai man has been arrested for allegedly exposing himself to foreign women in downtown Chiang Mai in recent days. Police said 54 year old Anusorn Pheraket,who lives in Tambon Wat Ket in Chiang Mai’s Muang district, was arrested late yesterday. Police have obtained a court order to detain Anusorn pending further questioning before […]

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Can Thailand lure the Chinese back?
Can Thailand lure the Chinese back? | The Thaiger

After half a decade of incredible growth in Chinese tourism to Thailand, the numbers are now in a tail-spin as numbers drop off around the country. With annual rises of 20-50% per annum for half a decade there has been a big drop off in the last quarter (Q3) of 2018. This is the key […]

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Thaiger Radio News – Tuesday
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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
Porsche gives GTS spice to Panamera and Sport Turismo
Fastback and estate models are distinguished with 460hp of turbo power, sporty looks and firmer chassis.
The beginning of the end, and of a new beginning
The 23rd Book Expo Thailand begins on Wednesdayy at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, and hundreds of thousands of people will flock there to buy books. But as technology has continued to challenge our concept of "reading" and "reading materials", and as history has proved how so many books could be lost and forgotten through time, the exhibitor invites us to imagine a world wherein books...
Future Forward scoffs at litigation threat
The Future Forward Party is unfazed by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon's threat of legal action against it over remarks the party made overseas allegedly attacking the regime, according to a party spokeswoman.
Premier dismisses cyber bill criticism
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has defended the proposed cybersecurity law despite a public outcry that it would allow the state to search, penetrate, and seize computer systems without a court warrant.
PM's social media blitz 'not a poll ploy'
The Election Commission (EC) has insisted Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's newly pushed social media "campaign" is not electioneering, a move that flouts the regime's order at present.
PM putting poll on the fast track to failure
'Maybe". That was the most up-to-date hint Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha gave to the press corps yesterday when asked whether he will enter the political fray.
School policy merits praise
The Ministry of Education has delivered a rare and welcome policy change for students. A laudable new regulation that was delivered out of the blue addresses the problem of teenage pregnancies in a positive manner. This commendable decision comes in the wake of a serious black eye to the system.
Rehabilitate bullies
Re: "Parents slam school bullying response", (BP, Oct 12).
Mortgage queries line up
Commercial mortgage lenders plan to propose that the Bank of Thailand focus on curbing mortgage lending for third and subsequent home purchases, delaying stricter measures intended for a wider market that were to be implemented in early January.
Terminal designer set to sue
Renowned architect Duangrit Bunnag, who won the bid to design Suvarnabhumi airport's new passenger terminal, will file defamation suits against the Engineering Institute of Thailand (EIT) and two media companies, he has said.
 
NationMultimedia.com
Universal welfare ‘at risk’
Ideal of national coverage hangs in balance as junta and political allies accused of plotting to undermine schemes
Prayut’s move into social media seen as stunt to boost popularity
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday showed strong signs of transitioning towards post-election politics, citing the need to carry out national reform and strategy.
British woman’s ‘rape’ never happened, Thai police conclude
A BRITISH teen who claimed to have been drugged and raped on Koh Tao in June has failed to confirm the site of the attack, identity of the attacker or how the attack happened while being questioned in the UK, Thai police officers said.
Road upgrade in Kaeng Krachan Park has nature lovers howling
THE SUPPOSEDLY protected environment and biodiversity of Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi are being endangered by a concrete road soon to be built through the park’s jungle, environmentalists say.
Delay in turtle’s status upgrade threatens marine species with extinction
IT MAY BE too late to save leatherback turtles from extinction in Thailand’s seas, as a legal deadlock prevents a conservation status upgrade to protect this critically endangered turtle species and three other rare marine animals.
Finnish education sector offers invaluable lessons
Local educators attend summit to learn how Finland tops in rankings.
Two trees and a chedi
The work currently being undertaken on Ayutthaya's Wat Krachee is a model for cooperative conservation
A tough test for runners in the mountains of Chiang Rai

When an eyebrow tattoo goes wrong
Bold, defined eyebrows are in style right now and this trend has brought with it a boom in eyebrow tattooing or microblading.
 
Chiang Mai, Thailand News
Son of a (big) gun

Boonsong Teriyapirom's son hopes to become a Chiang Mai MP for Pheu Thai, and reinvent politics in the process Dejnattawit Teriyapirom, the 28-year-old son of Yingluck Shinawatra's commerce minister, is seen as a bright hope to inject new and young spirit into the struggling Pheu Thai Party. Dejnattawit Teriyapirom aspires to reinvent politics and be part of a new generation of politicians by putting political conflicts behind them and working together to steer the country toward a brighter future, he said this week.


Condo on Jomtien Beach

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British duke arrives on trip to enhance bilateral ties

Britain's duke of Gloucester will arrive in Bangkok today for an official visit, signifying the strength of the UK-Thailand partnership. The visit demonstrates the importance of the UK/Thailand relationship, and our commitment to further strengthen ties between our countries, British Ambassador to Thailand Brian Davidson said in a statement.


One Thousand Villagers, Lawmakers Demand Halt to Upper Yeywa Dam in Northern Shan

CHIANG MAI, Thailand-Some 1,000 local residents of Hsipaw Township and state lawmakers gathered to show their opposition to the construction of the Upper Yeywa Dam on the Namtu River in northern Shan State on Friday. The Hsipaw residents demanded the immediate cancellation of the dam project, a budget for which was approved by the Union Parliament last month.


A Chinese tour group in front of Bangkok's Grand Palace. Photo: AFP

The Southeast Asian nation has seen visitor numbers from China fall after the deaths of 47 tourists in July and a security guard's recent attack on a visitor The Thai government is trying to arrest the slide in Chinese tourist numbers after a string of controversies, including a boat accident that resulted in dozens of fatalities. The Association of Thai Travels Agents estimates the number of Chinese tourists dropped by 36 per cent during the recent "golden week" holiday compared with last year.


Where the problem starts

Former TV heartthrob Warut "O" Woratham reached the pinnacle of his career in showbiz at only 19 years of age when he starred as Japanese officer Kobori in the hit 1988 film version of Khu Kam. But it was alcoholism that turned his life into a downward spiral.


Analysis: Military Immunity Forgotten Amid Corruption Crackdown

CHIANG MAI, Thailand-Drafted by the former military regime, Myanmar's 2008 Constitution has been criticized as posing an obstacle to the country's democratic transition. It guarantees the military 25 percent of seats in Parliament and grants the military leadership control of three security-related ministries.


Large crowd visits Khao Din on its last day before relocation

A large crowd visited Dusit Zoo, locally known as Khao Din Wana on its last day, tripling the number of visitors compared to the normal period. Officials will now begin the process of relocating 1,088 animals to their new homes.


Historic Dusit Zoo packed on final day open to public

Visitors feed a hippopotamus at Dusit Zoo on Aug 18. The country's oldest zoo will close after Sunday. Throngs of animal lovers packed Dusit Zoo for their final look at the country's oldest and most famous animal park on Sunday.


To Advance Peace Process, Gov't Urged to Build a Union All Groups Want to Join

CHIANG MAI, Thailand-To resolve the current standoff over the issue of non-secession, observers of the peace process urged the government at a stakeholders meeting in Yangon on Friday to focus its efforts on building a Union whose conditions would make it unnecessary to extract a pledge of non-separation from ethnic groups. The Myanmar military currently demands that ethnic groups pledge never to seek secession from the Union as a prerequisite for moving ahead with the peace process.


 
Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Interest rate hikes to deliver slow burn
Despite the prospect of higher interest rates in Thailand, borrowers across the board are unlikely to be hurt because the pass-through effect for rate hikes takes time to surface, says Kasikorn Research Centre (K-Research).
Locals to file petition to halt biomass plant approval
A group of local residents will on Wednesday lodge a petition with the Office of the Energy Regulatory Commission, demanding the suspension of the approval process for a biomass power plant construction project in Amnat Charoen province.
TFA: Fintech law to be enacted this year
The Fintech Act is expected to be announced and become effective by the end of this year, making it easier for the public to process information and create a fintech platform, says the Thai Fintech Association (TFA).
Exporters improve FTA and GSP use
Thai exporters have done a better job of using free trade agreement (FTA) privileges and the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), with the Commerce Ministry expecting utilisation of the two schemes to top US$70.8 billion (2.31 trillion baht) at year-end, up 10% from last year.
The beginning of the end, and of a new beginning
The 23rd Book Expo Thailand begins on Wednesdayy at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, and hundreds of thousands of people will flock there to buy books. But as technology has continued to challenge our concept of "reading" and "reading materials", and as history has proved how so many books could be lost and forgotten through time, the exhibitor invites us to imagine a world wherein books...
12 agencies to lend hand in Senate picks
The Election Commission (EC) has secured cooperation from 12 state agencies in preparing for the selection of senators, the process of which is expected to be completed by late December.
Future Forward scoffs at litigation threat
The Future Forward Party is unfazed by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon's threat of legal action against it over remarks the party made overseas allegedly attacking the regime, according to a party spokeswoman.
Premier dismisses cyber bill criticism
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has defended the proposed cybersecurity law despite a public outcry that it would allow the state to search, penetrate, and seize computer systems without a court warrant.
PM's social media blitz 'not a poll ploy'
The Election Commission (EC) has insisted Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's newly pushed social media "campaign" is not electioneering, a move that flouts the regime's order at present.
Griezmann double for France sinks Germany deeper
PARIS: Antoine Griezmann hit a pair of second-half goals as world champions France came from behind to beat Germany 2-1 in the UEFA Nations League on Tuesday and cast further doubt on Joachim Loew's future.
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