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Phuket News
Egyptian tourist slashed with a cleaver on Phuket’s renowned Muay Thai street
PHUKET: A roti (pancake) vendor is facing charges of attempted murder and carrying a weapon in public for slashing an Egyptian tourist with a cleaver knife on Soi Ta-Iad in Chalong last night (July 19). After the attack the foreigner was rushed to a local hospital with a 7 cm gash on the back of his neck.
Weather warning for Phuket remains in effect
PHUKET: The weather warning for Phuket is still in effect following the Southern Meteorological Centre (West Coast) office of the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) issuing a new advisory about heavy rains and rough seas.
Phuket readies for HM King’s birthday
PHUKET: Preparations are underway for commemorating the birthday of HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn (Rama X).
Wired on Water: Charging ahead
Are you considering changing to lithium LFP batteries in your boat? If so, here some things you should know. Lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4 or LFP) is the safest of the mainstream li-ion battery types. The nomin...
Foreigner arrested after puppy beaten at condo
SAMUT PRAKAN: A young Zambian has been arrested after a man was seen cruelly beating a Siberian Husky puppy outside a condominium building in Samut Prakan.
Bridging Supply: Officials reveal B3.5bn proposal to resolve island’s water shortage woes
PHUKET: Leading water officials this week unveiled a B3.5 billion plan to have water piped across the channel from Phang Nga as a long-term solution to the island’s increasing water-supply woes.
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.
 
The Thaiger
One small step for man – 50 years ago today

On this day, a mere 50 years ago, Neil Armstrong stepped onto the powdery surface of the moon. It was the first time humans had stepped anywhere other than the ‘pale blue dot’ of Earth. Everyone alive at the time can recall ‘where they were’ at this historic moment. It was a triumph of American […]

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Ministers visit Thai southern provinces for economic brainstorming session

PHOTO: Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit, centre, arrives for a meeting in Yala yesterday – The Nation The new Thai Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit (and leader of the Democrats), along with the Deputy Transport Minister Thavorn Senniam and Deputy Interior Minister Niphon Bunyamanee, held a multi-party discussion yesterday at the Southern Border Provinces Administration Centre in […]

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Mystery 90 kilogram load was added to cargo flight list on MH370

French investigators looking into the disappearance of the Malaysian Boeing 777, flight MH370, say they have discovered a previously undeclared 89 kilogram load that was only added to the cargo list after takeoff. The sun.co.uk reports that French engineer Ghyslain Wattrelos, who lost his wife and two of his three children in the crash, detailed […]

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“Worst drought in living memory”, Thai farmers in the north

Parts of Thailand are facing their worst drought in 50 years. Farmers in some parts of the north and north east say that the situation is the “worst in living memory”, as reported in Sanook. Meanwhile, The Meteorological Department says Thailand will experience the worst drought in at least a decade, with average precipitation across large […]

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Thai FDA refuses to endorse Decha’s cannabis oil

PHOTO: Decha Siripat from the Khao Kwan Foundation and supporters Patients who were looking forward to gain access to medicinal cannabis oil, produced by the Khao Kwan Foundation’s Decha Siripat, learned yesterday that the Thai Food and Drug Administration have declined to endorse his own version of the drug. 12 organisations have now accused the […]

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Thailand’s taxi and tuk tuk scams and annoyances

“Where are you going?”, they shout from across the road. A Tuk Tuk driver wants to help you get to your next destination but the willing smile and lure of a ride in a local jalopy may have switched off your trusty scam-detector. Tuk Tuks and taxis, and the motorbike taxis too, are a convenient, […]

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Phuket’s water shortage solution – pump it from the mainland

For the Thai island surrounded by water, Phuket now faces acute water shortage problems and local officials are scurrying for solutions. This week a 3.5 billion baht plan was announced to pipe potable water across the channel from Phang Nga to Phuket as a remedy for the looming water crisis on the island. At this […]

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Egyptian tourist stabbed in the neck at a roti street store in Phuket

PHOTO: Daily News A roti roadside vendor has been arrested after attacking a tourist by stabbing a man in the neck outside a Family Mart store. 30 year old Mahmoud Abbas is now recovering in hospital following surgery. He was admitted with a 7 centimetre gash on his neck. According to reports in Daily News, […]

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Constitutional Court accepts petition over Prayut’s fitness to be PM

The Constitutional Court yesterday accepted a petition from opposition MPs questioning PM Prayut’s “qualifications” to hold the post of Thai prime minister. The Court announced its decision on its website, commenting that the petition had been signed by a total of 110 MPs from various opposition parties but declaring that Prayut was free to continue […]

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International credit rating agency gives Thailand a BBB+ economic report card

Fitch Ratings has revised its outlook on Thailand’s Long-Term Foreign Currency Issuer Default Rating to “positive” from “stable” and upgraded the rating to BBB+. The revision reflects increasing international economic confidence that lingering political risks are unlikely to derail “sound macroeconomic management”, according to the international credit rating agency, Fitch. “This is demonstrated by the […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
Prayut orders army to be on alert
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed the armed forces to provide help in areas affected by drought, a situation which may be made worse by the test run of Xayaburi dam on the Mekong River in Laos.
Jasmine and Clanton win LPGA team event in Michigan
Jasmine Suwannapura and American Cydney Clanton teamed up for an emphatic six-stroke win at the Great Lakes Bay Invitational in Midland, Michigan, on Saturday.
Uttama eyes tax rejigs, not outright cut
The Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) never promised an outright reduction of income taxes during the election campaign as it merely meant to revise tax structures plagued with discrepancies, says Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana, who is also the PPRP leader.
Third Bangkok airport proposed
The Airports Department has proposed building a new airport in Nakhon Pathom province west of Bangkok to relieve congestion at the capital’s two main gateways.
Chinese mega-resort in Cambodia raises red flags
SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia: Along pristine Cambodian beaches, past parades of elephants in the country’s largest national park, sits an area half the size of Singapore that is raising alarm bells among military strategists in the United States and beyond.
Drought wreaks havoc in Korat
NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Rice crops in paddy fields covering almost 200,000 rai in Phimai district are dying as a historic severe drought takes a toll.
BTS 'will give refund' for long delays
BTS Skytrain passengers are now entitled to a full refund in the event a train is delayed more than half an hour, a source at the Department of Rail Transport revealed on Friday.
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).
 
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Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Diving into sex work
Mai Janta, 29, came to Thailand from Shan State with her family when she was a year old. Her brother had been conscripted to the Myanmar army and her family feared that he would never return if he had to join.
Prayut orders army to be on alert
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed the armed forces to provide help in areas affected by drought, a situation which may be made worse by the test run of Xayaburi dam on the Mekong River in Laos.
Transport minister moving ahead with B880bn infrastructure projects
Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob is moving ahead with the mega-infrastructure investment projects started by the previous government, worth a combined 880 billion baht.
Jasmine and Clanton win LPGA team event in Michigan
Jasmine Suwannapura and American Cydney Clanton teamed up for an emphatic six-stroke win at the Great Lakes Bay Invitational in Midland, Michigan, on Saturday.
Rayong pile misery on Port in Thai League 1
Port's FA Cup victory over former Thai League 1 champions SCG Muang Thong United in midweek turned out to be a mere flash in the pan as Jadet Meelarp's men fell to sixth-placed PTT Rayong in an away game on Saturday night.
Education minister urges universities to change with the times
Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Suvit Maesincee has called on universities to adapt to digital disruption and shifting demographics.
Taking a stand against Bangkok's crazy pavements
Bangkok is the largest city in the country. About 10 million people live and work within its 1,569 square kilometre (km²) boundaries. Of that land, 113.2km² is road space and 22.55km² is pavement area for pedestrians, according to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA). Despite the small fraction of space they occupy, the footpaths of Bangkok are known for their state of disrepair.
Hong Kong braces for fresh anti-government march
HONG KONG: Hong Kong is bracing for another huge anti-government march on Sunday afternoon with seemingly no end in sight to the turmoil engulfing the finance hub, sparked by years of rising anger over Beijing's rule.
Jai, Panipak, Ariya bag major awards
Cyclist Jai Angsuthasawit, taekwondo fighter Panipak Wongpattanakit and golfer Ariya Jutanugarn won the major awards from the Sport Writers Association of Thailand on Saturday.
Body in Phuket confirmed as missing Filipino
The body found on a beach in Phuket on Friday has been confirmed to be one of the two missing Filipinos.
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