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Phuket News
Students warned of dangers of using online media
PHUKET: The Phuket Juvenile and Family Court has launched a campaign to raise awareness among local students of the danger of using online media.
Malaysia eyes Thai weed policy
BANGKOK: Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul says he is looking forward to a visit from his Malaysian counterpart who he says has expressed an interest in studying the Thai model for legalising cannabis for medical use.
Myanmar junta court jails Suu Kyi for six years for corruption
MYANMAR: A Myanmar junta court jailed Aung San Suu Kyi for six years for corruption yesterday (Aug 15), a source close to the case said, taking the ousted leader’s prison time to 17 years.
OAG to indict four over Billy’s death
BANGKOK: The Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) has decided to indict former chief of Kaeng Krachan National Park, Chaiwat Limlikit-aksorn, and three other individuals over the disappearance and murder of Karen rights activist Porlajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen in 2014.
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Fatal Phuket crash, Hungry Ghost festival, Truck hits student as driver charged || August 15
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Mountain B pub fire claims 19th life
CHON BURI: The Mountain B pub fire on Aug 5 in Chon Buri’s Sattahip district claimed its 19th life today (Aug 15), when a 23-year-old woman with critical burns died at Chon Buri Hospital.
Por Tor ‘Hungry Ghost’ festival begins in Phuket Town
PHUKET: The annual Por Tor Festival has begun, with devotees and participating Chinese shrines across the island honouring the tradition of placating souls released from hell by welcoming them with offerings to make merit and to sate their hunger.
Delivery driver faces charge after student struck by pickup
PHUKET: A 48-year-old delivery driver is facing a charge of reckless driving after the delivery pickup he was driving struck a child who ran out onto the road near the Heroines Monument early this morning (Aug 15).
Kata Beach to host music festival
PHUKET: A major event with a line-up of popular Thai artists will be held at Kata Beach at the end of this month to help the area recover from the economic impact of the tourism shutdown during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New plan to allow later boozing draws flak
BANGKOK: Allowing pubs to open until 4am in some tourist provinces will only increase casualties from alcohol-related causes, says the Centre of Alcohol Studies of Maha Sarakham University’s Faculty of Pharmacy.
 
Thaiger
Frenchman dies after being hit by sailor’s car in Phang Nga

A Frenchman was killed on a zebra crossing in the southern province of Phang Nga after being hit by a sedan car driven by a Thai sailor. The suspect driving the vehicle denies he hit and killed the Frenchman despite a security camera clearly showing otherwise. Officers from Khao Lak Police Station were notified on Saturday night about the accident in front of a convenience store in the Khuk Khak sub-district, Ta Kua Pa district, Phang Nga province. Police officers arrived at the scene to find a damaged black sedan car parked on the road. About 20 metres from the […]

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British artist creates land art in tribute to Bangkok governor

It is fair to say that Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt has been a breath of fresh air to politics since he won the 2022 gubernatorial election by a landslide in May. The 56 year old city chief has captured the imagination of Thailand’s capital city and made others around the kingdom sit up and take note of his “get things done” work ethic and honest approach as he continues forward with his electoral slogan of “Bangkok, a liveable city for everyone.” From social concerns to economic problems and matters of the environment, Chadchart has been at the forefront of tackling […]

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Jealous Swedish man stabs Thai boyfriend in the chest in Pattaya, Thailand

A Swedish man stabbed his own boyfriend in the chest yesterday at a condominium in Pattaya, Chon Buri province, after misunderstanding that he was having a love affair with another man. Police are still trying to track down the Swedish man, who went on the run after the attack. At 5pm yesterday, Sawang Boriboon Foundation received a report that a man was seriously injured and rushed to the 14th floor of a condominium in Nong Prue subdistrict, Bang Lamung district to help. Rescue workers found 49 year old Wichit [surname withheld] in a “critical condition,” with stab wounds in the […]

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Benevolent Bangkok cabbie drives 12 hours to take destitute family home

A benevolent Bangkok taxi driver drove 12 hours for free to take a family of three to their hometown in the Isaan province of Udon Thani after they were evicted from a rental room in the capital because they couldn’t afford to pay the rent. The taxi driver, Anurak Nakgamthong, posted the heartwarming story and pictures of his passengers on Facebook in the early morning of Thursday, August 11. The caption said… “At night, on Mother’s Day, I picked this family up from the Lak Si train station in Bangkok. They were crying because they had been kicked out of […]

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Tenant fined 140,000 baht for keeping dog in Bangkok condominium | GMT

Hotly-contested bill favouring small parties in elections killed. Southeastern Bangkok submerged as rain lashes central Thailand. Court issues arrest warrant for Sia B’s father, the ‘real owner’ of Mountain B. Tenant fined 140,000 baht for keeping dog in Bangkok condominium. All this and more on today’s Good Morning Thailand.

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Court issues arrest warrant for Sia B’s father, the ‘real owner’ of Mountain B

At 4pm today, Pattaya Provincial Court issued an arrest warrant for Sia B’s father who is suspected of being the “real owner” of Mountain B nightclub, which caught fire on August 5, claiming the lives of 19 people and injuring many more. The police investigation so far reveals that Sia B’s father used his son’s name to open the venue. Sia B’s 55 year old father “Somyot” is wanted on suspicion of two counts: carelessness causing death and opening an entertainment venue without a license, under Section 291, and Section 59 of the Criminal Code, and Section 26 of the […]

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Thailand News Today | Tourism minister joins Full Moon Party on Koh PhaNgan

  The Full Moon Party week is just wrapping on the island of Koh Phangan, and while attendance was down, there was at least one special attendee that could influence the future of the party. Minister of Tourism and Sports Pipat Ratchakitprakarn visited Haad Rin, home of the iconic party that draws tens of thousands of tourists to the island each month. The minister saw the huge boost to tourism that the party brings as young tourists from around the country flock to the south of the island each month and fill accommodations, restaurants, bars, and shops and vowed to […]

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Monkeypox variants renamed to avoid offending people

The World Health Organisation renamed the monkeypox variants from the Congo Basin, and West Africa to Clade I, and Clade II to avoid offending different sections of society. The WHO is also inviting the public to suggest a new name for the monkeypox disease. The WHO announced the two new variants of the monkeypox disease on Friday. The organisation reported the name of monkeypox variants was changed to prevent discrimination and hurting culture, society, and animal welfare. The WHO said monkeypox was named in 1958 according to the areas and the disease vector, but it is now outdated and needs […]

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Thailand ranks as fourth most popular destination among Chinese travellers

Chinese tourists are finally returning to Thailand. International flights out of China have increased 200% this month compared with the same period last month. Out of those flights, Thailand is the fourth most flown-to destination by mainland Chinese tourists, according to the Variflight civil aviation data service. South Korea came in first place, Japan came in second and the United States came in fourth. After Thailand, France is the fifth most popular destination for Chinese travellers. The data was published in the Chinese media outlet The Global Times, according to a spokesperson for the Thai Government Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana. Before the […]

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Thailand sentences musician to 6 years for royal defamation

A Thai musician was sentenced to six years in prison today after Thailand’s Criminal Court found him guilty of being defamatory toward the royal family in 2016. Parinya Cheewinkulpathom, aka “Port Fai Yen,” a member of the Fai Yen band, was accused of posting three messages on Facebook deemed critical of the Thai royal family. The 37 year old was granted bail on 300,000 baht surety by the court under the condition he does not leave Thailand. Parinya was arrested by police on March 5 last year at his house in Bangkok after the Bangkok Military Court issued a warrant. […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
Tensions thwart growth in 2022
Geopolitical tensions have pressured Thailand's economic expansion this year, according to Danucha Pichayanan, secretary-general of the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC).
Party seeks ruling on PM
Mongkolkit Suksintharanon, leader of the Thai Civilized Party, on Monday filed a petition with the Constitutional Court seeking a ruling to settle Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's tenure wrangle.
Instant noodle brands seek price hike
Manufacturers of the five largest instant noodle brands -- Mama, Wai Wai, Yum Yum, Nissin and Suesat -- for the first time in their half-century of the establishment have joined forces to call on the Commerce Ministry to allow them to raise their prices in line with soaring production costs within one week.
OAG to indict four over Billy's death
The Office of the Attorney-General has decided to indict former chief of Kaeng Krachan National Park, Chaiwat Limlikit-aksorn, and three other individuals over the disappearance and murder of Karen rights activist Porlajee "Billy" Rakchongcharoen in 2014.
BMTA plans to get 3,200 electric buses
The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority may procure 3,200 electric buses to phase out fossil-fuelled buses from its fleet in three years, said deputy permanent secretary for transport, Sorapong Paitoonphong.
Malaysia eyes Thai weed policy
Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul says he is looking forward to a visit from his Malaysian counterpart who he says has expressed an interest in studying the Thai model for legalising cannabis for medical use.
Final meet on poll bill collapses
Small parties will ask the Constitutional Court to rule if the use of the number 100 to calculate party-list seats is against the constitution, after the amended version of an election bill supporting the use of 500 as divisor failed to clear parliament on Monday.
Authorities to charge park official in Karen activist Billy's murder
Four people suspected of murdering an environmental activist who disappeared eight years ago are set to be indicted, officials said Monday, reversing a controversial decision to dismiss charges two years ago.
THAI narrows operating loss in Q2
Thai Airways International (THAI) improved its performance in the second quarter of this year with revenue totalling 21.5 billion baht, up 282% on the same period last year.
Record-high electricity price rise approved
The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has approved an 18% rise in the price of electricity for the September-December quarter, to a record-high 4.72 baht per kilowatt hour (unit).
 
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Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Tourist arrested over TikTok fishing video
A Dutchman has been arrested in Phuket on a charge of illegally catching parrotfish in the waters of Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park in Krabi province, after a TikTok video of him spearfishing drew outrage from local residents.
Malaysia’s ex-navy chief charged in court over warship contract
Former Malaysian navy chief Ahmad Ramli Mohd Nor was charged with three counts of criminal breach of trust in relation to a 9 billion ringgit contract for littoral combat ships.
Warrant out for 'real owner' of Mountain B pub
The Pattaya Court on Monday issued a warrant for the arrest of Somyos Panprasong, 55, in connection with the deadly fire at Mountain B pub in Chon Buri's Sattahip district early on Aug 5, police said.
Singapore must compromise over law on sex between men: deputy PM
Singapore is seeking a compromise in its review of a colonial-era law banning sex between men, as the rule is a marker for important values society cares about, said deputy prime minister Lawrence Wong.
'No use worrying': Taiwanese tourists carry on despite China threat
KINMEN, Taiwan: Visiting Taiwan's tiny Kinmen Islands last week, Joseph Lin practised standing up on his paddleboard, drifting across from the Chinese city of Xiamen, where days earlier fighter jets had screamed overhead.
MP 'Madame Dear' quits PPRP
List-MP Watanya Bunnag, also known as Madame Dear, has resigned from the Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP), forfeiting her House seat, in a show of discontent after a bid to amend the election bill collapsed for lack of a quorum on Monday.
Economy to continue growing despite disappointing Q2: Bank of Thailand
Despite a weaker-than-expected second quarter, the economy is expected to continue growing in the second half of the year as tourism picks up, the Bank of Thailand (BoT) said on Tuesday, suggesting gradual policy tightening may continue.
Queen Mother's artistic touch
Artisans weave intricate patterns to create baskets and bags at the ‘Devotion to Works of Art’ exhibition held to commemorate Her Majesty Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother’s 90th birthday on Aug 12 at the Queen’s Gallery on Ratchadamnoen Klang Avenue. photos by Apichart Jinakul
Nuclear plant 'catastrophe' would threaten whole of Europe: Zelensky
KYIV, Ukraine: A "catastrophe" at the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in southern Ukraine would threaten the whole of Europe, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned on Monday.
ACT praises Chadchart's anti-graft plan
Mana Nimitmongkol, secretary-general of the Anti-Corruption Organisation of Thailand (ACT), on Monday praised Bangkok's plan to prohibit state officials from receiving gifts and services from businesses, vendors and the public.
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