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PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Tourism tax on the table? New government coming soon? Death in military compound! || May 24
PHUKET XTRA - May 24 Soldier dies in military compound |:| Close to forming new government? |:| Tourism tax on the table! |:| Court suspends tycoon from MP |:| Buried items declared items of national heritage Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
Truck driver dodges charge for dangerous load as 33 tons of rice flip semi-trailer onto its side
PHUKET: The driver of a fully-loaded semi-trailer has escaped any charges for a dangerous incident that truck and trailer, full loaded with rice, flip onto its side beside the bypass road yesterday afternoon (May 23).
Police load up charges against axe-weilding road-rage ambulance attackers
PHUKET: Phuket Provincial Police have ramped up the charges against the two men arrested for the road-rage attack on an ambulance on the bypass road on Monday (May 20), in which the assailants attacked the emergency vehicle with an axe.
Cannon, gun base at Racha Noi declared items of national heritage
PHUKET: The artefacts recovered from the seabed in a bay off Koh Racha Noi earlier this week have been confirmed to be a cannon and a slab used to fire the cannon from dating back to the Rattanakosin period.
Roads closed during Her Royal Highness Princess official visit
PHUKET: Phuket Provincial Police have advised motorists to avoid certain roads that will be closed while Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn conducts a formal visit early this afternoon (May 24).
PPRP ‘seals deal’ to form coalition govt
BANGKOK: The political dust has begun to settle with the Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) well on its way to leading the next government, joined by the Democrat and Bhumjaithai parties, according to military sources.
Tourism and Sports Ministry mulls levy for tourists
BANGKOK: The Tourism and Sports Ministry is considering the possibility of imposing a tourist levy to use for improving local attractions and insurance coverage for foreign visitors.
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Road rage axe attack? Drugs found in rectum! Dark web bust sees 50 kids saved! || May 23
PHUKET XTRA - May 23 Axe attack on ambulance |:| Climate Strike planning |:| Drugs found in rectum |:| Dark web bust sees 50 kids saved |:| Applying for medical marijuana amnesty Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
Phuket braces for heavy weather, small boats advised to stay ashore
PHUKET: The Phuket Marine Office Director Wiwat Chitchertwong has issued a notice to all boat operators calling for them to beware storm conditions and for operators of small boats to refrain from putting to sea from today (May 23) through next Wednesday (May 29).
Men arrested for axe-wielding road-rage attack on ambulance
PHUKET: Two men have been arrested for attacking an ambulance with an axe in a fit of road rage, smashing the ambulance’s mirrors and rear window, on Phuket’s bypass road in broad daylight on Monday (May 20).
 
The Thaiger
Three injured in fresh seafood pickup accident in Krabi

A pickup truck has lost control and collided with a fresh seafood pickup truck in Krabi. Locals helped to collect the fresh seafood and take it back to the pickup truck. The incident is the third ‘seafood’ crash incident this week. Klongtom Police were notified of the incident yesterday afternoon on Petchkasem Road in Klogtom. […]

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IKEA Thailand launches full online store

“…it took IKEA about two years to study the market demand, develop the infrastructure, and prepare everything before launching their e-commerce service in Southeast Asia.” by Kwanchai Rungfapairsarn IKEA Thailand has announced the official launch of its IKEA Online Store as it gets set to better provide for individual customers across the Kingdom. IKEA Thailand […]

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Watch out Thailand, here comes Vietnam

“Vietnam is poised to take advantage of the next wave of digital technologies such as blockchain, AI (artificial intelligence), internet of things and cloud-based services to become Asia’s next high-performing economy and improve the living standards of its residents.” Dr Lucy Cameron, from Australia, lead author of the report “Vietnam’s Future Digital Economy Towards 2030 […]

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Thanathorn is able to attend this afternoon’s opening of Parliament

PHOTO: Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, heading to the opening of Parliament today? Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has been told he can attend the opening of parliament today by His Majesty the King in the conference hall of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. But the 41 year old leader of Future Forward is […]

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Chinese, Taiwanese and Singaporeans dominate Asia’s cruise market

Chinese travellers continue to dominate Asia’s passenger cruise market, but Taiwanese and Singaporeans aren’t far behind. This according to the 2018 Asia Cruise Industry Ocean Source Market Report. Commissioned by the Cruise Lines International Association, the report looks at the growth, demographics and trends of the top source markets in Asia. While China continues to […]

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“Medical cannabis is no panacea” – Thai FDA

The Thai Food and Drug Administration is again warning the public that cannabis is not a magic medicine that can cure all illnesses. The FDA deputy secretary-general Dr Surachoke Tangwiwat has repeated the warning that cannabis cannot cure many illnesses, including diabetes, high blood pressure and heart problems as well as mental illness. The doctor […]

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77 year old Swede dies from heart attack on beach in Trat

PHOTOS: Khaosod A Swedish man has died after an apparent heart attack whilst swimming at Koh Chang in Trat, in Thailand’s eastern-most province. Khaosod reports that officers from the Royal Thai Navy at Koh Chang were notified of an unconscious foreigner near Saikhao Beach last night. The man was later identified as 77 years old […]

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Top 7 Thai expat myths

If you read the internet, particularly one particular website we won’t name (thaivisa.com)… whoops, then you’d think that Thailand is a dreadful place to visit, filled with hate-filled expats who live in fear and loathing of, well, everything. According to many, the sky is likely to fall in at any moment and everything in Thailand […]

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5G: Welcome to instant internet

5G will change everything. What 2, 3 and 4G have improved on, 5G will revolutionise and open up even more online possibilities. The internet-of-things will become the virtual internet of everything! 5G’s lightning speed will operate in almost real time – so fast it will actually be almost 200 faster than a human’s usual reaction […]

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Vietnamese woman dies after falling from hotel in Pattaya

PHOTOS: Pattaya Message / Siam Rath A Vietnamese woman has died after falling from a hotel room in Pattaya. Two children, presumed to be hers at this stage, were found in the Pattaya hotel room early this morning. She has been identified as 25 year old Miss Dang Thi Anh Van. The hotel’s name in Thai is […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
Put people first, city planners told
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) needs to prioritise public interest over commercialism, say participants who attended the final public hearing on the drafting of a new city plan on Friday.
Pot prescriptions possible by end of June
Some state hospitals under the Ministry of Public Health will begin prescribing cannabis-based medicine by the end of June, a department official said on Friday.
Facial recognition leads to fake-passport arrest
A foreigner carrying a fake Malaysian passport was arrested with $500,000 at Suvarnabhumi airport on Friday morning in the first passport-fraud arrest based on biometric facial recognition.
British Prime Minister Theresa May to resign on June 7
British Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Friday that she would resign on June 7, saying it was a matter of 'deep regret' that she had not delivered Brexit. — Reuters
Parliament opens after King's ceremony
His Majesty the King, accompanied by Her Majesty the Queen, presided over the ceremony at Vithes Samosorn Hall at the Foreign Ministry to officially open Parliament after five years.
British PM announces resignation
LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday announced in an emotional address that she will step down as Conservative leader on June 7 after failing to persuade MPs to support her Brexit deal.
Drink-driving businessman to pay B45m in damages
Auto-parts maker Somchai Wayrotepipat has agreed to pay 45 million baht in damages to the daughters and relatives of a police officer who was killed along with his wife in a head-on collision in Bangkok during the Songkran festival.
China's heartland 'sacrifice' for the war on pollution
The squeeze is on in China's industrial heartland as Beijing cracks down on polluting industries. Reuters visits Henan province to see how the war on pollution, together with an economic slowdown and grinding trade war with the U.S., is affecting factories and lives in one of China's most populous regions. - REUTERS
TEST YOURSELF: The sound of silence
Thai band Korphai make all kinds of movie music
Majestic moves 
‘Khon’ mask dancers perform ‘Prabaramee Mingfa Rama-awatan’ (Kingly Goodness of the Rama), an excerpt from the Ramakien, the Thai version of the Hindu epic 'Ramayana' at Sanam Luang to celebrate the coronation of His Majesty the King. — Jetjaras Na Ranong
 
NationMultimedia.com
Uphold your duties, King tells legislators
THEIR MAJESTIES the King and the Queen on Friday presided over the opening ceremony of the new parliamentary term following the election in March, with the King telling the MPs and senators to always keep in mind the importance of their duties for public interest.
At least 15 students die in India fire
Ahmedabad, India - At least 15 students died Friday in a fire in a building in India housing a college, officials said, with images showing people jumping to escape the blaze.
Doctors warn of ‘reefer madness’ as people react badly to cannabis medicines
MANY PEOPLE have sought emergency treatment after developing side effects from using marijuana-based medicines, Dr Somsak Akhasilp, director-general of the Department of Medical Services, said on Friday after warning people to beware of the false belief that cannabis can treat any ailment.
SPECIAl REPORT: The “Spirit of Roaming” no longer roams at Moken community on Surin Island
Plight of ‘sea gypsies’ unending without a push for legislation
The other side of Bangkok
With fewer visitors but lots of interesting attractions, Thon Buri is the perfect place to spend a day
Bangladesh shows off its hidden marvels
Magnificent nature, a friendly culture and ancient wonders wait to be explored
Bridge to a healthier future
The Phra Pok Klao Skypark soaring across the Chao Phraya leads a sprawling effort to spruce up Bangkok for its 250th birthday
Spirits high as Thai shuttlers prepare for mighty China
The Kingdom’s badminton team has nothing to lose and everything to gain as they confront 10-time champions China in Saturday’s semi-final showdown of the Sudirman Cup in Nanning.
Doubling up for dinner
Famed for its ‘double-decker’ seating, Chinese eatery Lhong Tou opens a second branch in downtown Bangkok
 
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Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Chartthaipattana ties knot with Palang Pracharath
The Chartthaipattana Party will join the Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) in forming a coalition government, with bargaining for cabinet portfolios to start after the House of Representatives votes for its speaker on Saturday.
SpaceX launches 60 internet satellites
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida: SpaceX has launched 60 tiny satellites, the first of hundreds and even thousands that founder Elon Musk plans to put in orbit for global internet coverage.
Put people first, city planners told
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) needs to prioritise public interest over commercialism, say participants who attended the final public hearing on the drafting of a new city plan on Friday.
Ex-NLA president Pornpetch named Senate speaker
Pornpetch Wichitcholchai has been selected as Senate speaker in an uncontested vote for the top job in the upper house.
Pot prescriptions possible by end of June
Some state hospitals under the Ministry of Public Health will begin prescribing cannabis-based medicine by the end of June, a department official said on Friday.
HK leader decries German asylum for 'bail jumpers'
HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s leader has summoned the German consul to complain over Germany granting political asylum to a pair of Hong Kong political activists.
Three Indians die on overcrowded Everest
KATHMANDU: Three Indian climbers, two women among them, died of exhaustion while descending the slopes of Mount Everest, Nepali officials said on Friday, taking to 15 the number of mountaineers killed or missing in this year’s climbing season.
Facial recognition leads to fake-passport arrest
A foreigner carrying a fake Malaysian passport was arrested with $500,000 at Suvarnabhumi airport on Friday morning in the first passport-fraud arrest based on biometric facial recognition.
Arrested Karen hunter is not KNU soldier
KANCHANABURI: A Karen hunter who was arrested in the Sai Yok National Park on Wednesday was not a soldier of the Karen National Union as he earlier claimed, according to authorities.
Cambodia proposes new tourism package
The Ministry of Tourism has proposed the creation of special packages that bundle up trips to Sihanoukville by cruise and flights from there to Siem Reap.
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