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Govt to splash B151mn to prevent Phuket road flooding
PHUKET: The Department of Highways will spend B151 million on projects to prevent major Phuket roads from flash flooding during heavy downpours, the Phuket Governor announced today (Sept 18).
Phuket beach-touring croc a ‘saltie’, DNA tests confirm
PHUKET: The crocodile caught at Layan Beach in July has been confirmed by DNA tests to be a saltwater species, Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong announced today (Sept 18).
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Early morning shooting! King Power graft case? Senior cops FIRED! || Sept. 18
PHUKET XTRA - September 18 Police shoot man dead after chase |:| Senior cops FIRED over fraud |:| Weather problems at airport |:| King Power graft case dismissed |:| Underwater clean-up nets a tonne! Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
Weapons, ammunition found in vehicle of man shot dead by Phuket police
PHUKET: The 29-year-old man who was shot dead by police early this morning had jumped a police checkpoint in Phuket Town and was later found to have two weapons and ammunition inside his vehicle.
Tourists stranded as Phuket weather, Typhoon Mangkhut affects flights
PHUKET: Ministry of Tourism & Sports (MoTs) Permanent Secretary Pongpanu Svetarundra has ordered the Tourist Assistance Centre in Phuket to provide him with daily updates on the flight situation at Phuket International Airport after 19 flights were cancelled on Sunday (Sept 16).
British caver sues Elon Musk over ‘pedo’ comments
UNITED STATES: A British caver who helped in the dramatic rescue of 12 boys trapped in Thailand earlier this year sued Tesla founder Elon Musk yesterday (Sept 17) for calling him a “pedo guy” and a “child rapist”.
Sri Thep proposed as World Heritage Site
PETCHABUN: Thailand is preparing to propose that Sri Thep Historical Park in Phetchabun become a World Heritage Site, following the footsteps of the 700-year-old city of Sukhothai and Ban Chiang archaeological site in Udon Thani.
Phuket weather warning remains in force
PHUKET: The weather warning issued for Phuket and the Andaman coast remains in effect today (Sept 18), with the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) urging people to beware flash floods and landslides.
Phuket man, 29, shot dead while fleeing police
PHUKET: A 29-year old man has been shot dead in Thalang this morning (Sept 18) while fleeing from police in Phuket Town.
Phuket-bound mules busted with 780kg of kratom
PHUKET: Police and military personnel arrested a man at the Phuket Checkpoint yesterday (Sept 16) as he tried to smuggle onto the island more than half a ton of kratom leaves jammed into a Toyota Fortuner.
 
The Thaiger
Major ‘ice’ haul intercepted in the South

FILE PHOTO An enormous haul of 280 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, commonly known as “ice”, was found hidden in a pickup truck that was spotted abandoned in an oil palm plantation in Satun’s Manang district. Supoj Sirisaeng, an assistant chief of Tambon Nikhom Pattana, alerted police to check the vehicle after it was found in […]

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DNA tests reveal Phuket’s Yanui is a….

PHOTOS: The Phuket PR Office The DNA tests are in and it reveals that Yanui is a saltwater crocodile. The Phuket Fisheries Office Chief Kowot Kaoeian says, “Yanui is a saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus).” “The crocodile has been reacting well to treatment. No microchip was found on the crocodile. Scratches were found on its tail, […]

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Storms and strong winds hit Chiang Mai

A major road in Chiang Mai province has been blocked by fallen trees and power poles following strong winds and heavy rains today. Trees and power poles on the Chiang Mai-Fang road in Mae Taeng district were brought down at about 10am, officials said. Phairin Limcharoen, chief of the province’s Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office, […]

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Statement from Tiger Marine Charter Phuket

Following the incident over the weekend where a 70 foot charter yacht from Tiger Marine ended up stranded off Koh Phi, necessitating the Spanish tourists to swim over to another vessel to be taken back to shore, Tiger Marine have contacted The Thaiger (no connection) and asked us to post their response. The original story […]

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70 monkeys back home at Khao To Sae after steralisation

PHOTOS: The Phuket PR Office 70 monkeys have been released back at Khao To Sae. Five days ago they were captured on the popular tourist hill overlooking Phuket Town and taken for sterilisation. This is Stage Two in a program by Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation officials to reduce the number of Macaques […]

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Tourists caught up in Chiang Mai karaoke bar overcharge ‘scam’

PHOTO: Daily News A Chinese tourist and three friends lodged an official complaint with the Chiang Mai police about the operators of a karaoke bar who allegedly overcharged them. They say they were ‘shocked’ after being presented with a bill for 14,000 baht. The incident on Monday night resulted in the men seeking police assistance […]

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Koreans end up in hospital following Pattaya cross-cultural experience

PHOTO: Sanook Two Korean men have had a unexpected ‘cross cultural’ experience after an attractive woman agreed to accompany them back to their apartment in Pattaya. We’ll dispense with the long introduction because you’ve already guessed the punchline – the ménage à trois ended up being an all male affair. Sanook has named the lady boy […]

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Man dies after breaking through checkpoint and threatening to shoot police

A Phuket man, who broke a Phuket City Police checkpoint, has died after attempting to open fire on police in Cherng Talay very early this morning (September 18). Cherng Talay Police were notified that a pickup truck broke through the Phuket City Checkpoint at 1.30am today (September 18). Emergency responders arrived on Srisoonthorn Road in […]

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Unsworth sues Musk over ‘pedo’ slur

The British cave expert who was part of the international rescue team helping to bring the 13 Mu Pa footballers out of the Tham Luang caves in July, has sued Tesla founder Elon Musk for calling him a “pedo guy” and a “child rapist”, amongst other insults in a series of Tweets.” The defamation suit […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
Prayut keeps mum about political role
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has dodged the question about his political future, saying it would be foolish of him to expose himself to criticism at this point.
Thaksin: It's time for rivals to talk, instead of squabbling
In a message marking the 12th anniversary of the military coup that toppled his government, fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has said it would be in the national interest if old political rivals began talking to each other.
'Genocidal' Myanmar army must leave politics: UN probe
YANGON: Myanmar's powerful army should be removed from politics, UN investigators said Tuesday in the final version of a damning report reiterating calls for top generals to be prosecuted for genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority.
Moon in N.Korea to boost waning de-nuke hopes
SEOUL/PYONGYANG: South Korean President Moon Jae In was warmly welcomed Tuesday as he became the country's third president to visit Pyongyang, amid drastic changes in the situation surrounding efforts to denuclearise North Korea since the beginning of this year.
Runoff, flooding caused by typhoon ravage North
Forest runoff and heavy flooding caused by typhoon Mangkhut swept through several northern provinces overnight and into Tuesday, with the Meteorological Department warning the North and Northeast of more rain expected over the next two days.
Grim search for typhoon landslide victims in Philippines
ITOGON, Philippines: Hundreds of Philippine rescuers used shovels and their bare hands Tuesday to sift through a massive landslide where dozens are feared dead in the region worst-hit by deadly Typhoon Mangkhut, as the storm's toll hit 74.
Three senior police officers sacked in Ponzi network case
KHON KAEN: Three senior police officers at Provincial Police Region 4 have been dismissed from the civil service and 15 others transferred to inactive posts at Royal Thai Police headquarters in connection with a high-profile investigation into a Ponzi network.
Graft case against Airports of Thailand, King Power dismissed
A court on Tuesday dismissed a 14 billion baht graft case against Airports of Thailand and duty-free retailer King Power, owner of the English Premier League club Leicester City.
'Game of Thrones' takes top prize at surprising Emmys
LOS ANGELES: HBO's record-breaking fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" stormed back onto the Emmys stage on Monday, winning the coveted best drama series prize on a night full of surprises, including an on-air marriage proposal that stunned the audience.
Loei province readies for raft of infrastructure projects
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha pledged Monday to develop the northeastern province of Loei with new projects aimed at enhancing its capacity in a range of areas from tourism to transport connectivity.
 
NationMultimedia.com
His Majesty the King to bestow degrees on Thammasat graduates
His Majesty, King Maha Vajiralongkorn has accepted an invitation to bestow degrees on the newest batch of graduates at Thammasat University (TU) next April, the TU Graduate Committee’s social media page (facebook.com/TUgraduate60/) announced on Tuesday.
Seventy monkeys back home at Khao To Sae after sterilisation
Seventy monkeys were released back to Khao To Sae (Monkey Hill) on Tuesday, five days after they were captured on the popular tourist hill overlooking Phuket Town and taken for sterilisation.
Net widens in Loei police fraud case
National police chief Pol General Chakthip Chaijinda has ordered three policemen temporarily discharged from the civil service after they were accused of involvement in a massive fraud and embezzlement case in Loei.
Korea's first ladies to bond over shared love of music
The first ladies of the two Koreas are likely to carry out their own form of diplomacy, bonding over their shared interest in music, on the sidelines of the third summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. 
Urgent : Anger as rhino Thai trade kingpin released from South African jail
Johannesburg - Conservationists expressed shock Monday after a Thai kingpin of the illegal rhino horn trade was released from jail in South Africa after serving just six years of his 40-year sentence.
 Russian 'Facebook' bans Myanmar army chief, hardline monk
Yangon - Russian social media site VKontakte (VK) has followed Facebook by banning Myanmar's army chief and a nationalist monk known for stirring up Islamophobia in a country condemned globally for the treatment of its Rohingya Muslims.
This just in: 12 plus 8 equals 4
If Joy picked 12 mangoes and Joe picked eight more mangoes more than she did, how many mangoes did Joe pick?
  Five things about the North-South summit in Pyongyang
Seoul - Summits between North and South Korea are closely watched for both spectacular symbolism -- on grand display at the Panmunjom summit in April -- and smaller hints of meaning.
'Game of Thrones' takes top prize at surprising Emmys
HBO's record-breaking fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" stormed back onto the Emmys stage on Monday, winning the coveted best drama series prize on a night full of surprises, including an on-air marriage proposal that stunned the audience.
 
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Chiang Mai's trendy influences

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World's Most Popular Air Route May Surprise You

A new study published by Routes has revealed the world's busiest passenger air routes and-spoiler alert-it's not in the United States . With more than 13 million people flying just 279 miles between Seoul's Gimpo Airport to popular Jeju island off the coast of the Korean Peninsula is the most in-demand air route in the world.


Udon Thani's gridlock

The northeastern city is groaning under daily traffic jams, with citizens demanding better and faster mass transit planning. Udon Thani residents have called on the government to usher in a mass-transit project in urban areas of Muang district to ease traffic congestion.


No Guarantee Not to Secede: Ethnic Armed Group Leaders

Ethnic armed groups cannot make a promise never to secede from the Union as Myanmar does not yet have a real democracy or federal union, according to ethnic leaders. Members of the 10 ethnic armed groups who have signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement , who make up the group called 'NCA-S EAO', held a four-day meeting in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand on Sept.


Five Cambodians arrested in Lamphun

Five Cambodians were arrested on Wednesday on an overnight Chiang Mai to Bangkok bus in Lamphun for having no travel documents.


Mindfully Catherine: An Introduction

Welcome to Mindfully Catherine, an online series of articles sharing my thoughts and experiences after studying in Chiang Mai, Thailand last semester. If you haven't read it yet, you should check out From The Land Of Smiles, the online series I wrote while in Thailand.


Chiang Mai bids to become Thailand's sixth protected site

THE CHIANG MAI World Heritage Working Group has completed its paperwork and is ready to make its submission this month to Unesco to make Chiang Mai a world heritage city, Woralun Boonyasurat, head of the Thai Art Department at Chiang Mai University's Faculty of Fine Arts, said yesterday. In her capacity as head of the Chiang Mai World Heritage Initiative Project, Woralun said the submission didn't mean the northern city would automatically obtain the status yet and there was more work to be done.


A New Generation Must Bridge Hanoi's Past to Its Tourism Future

Hanoi's economy is improving considerably, and tourism is growing, but for Vietnam's capital city to best position itself to develop as a responsible tourism destination, a change in mindset must occur. And that change needs to come from the young Vietnamese of today.


Audi distributor affirms Thailand commitment

Meister Technik, an authorised importer and distributor of German luxury cars, says Audi is committing to a network expansion plan to cover all regions of Thailand by 2019. Chairman Krisada Lamsam said the company announced the plan in March and opened its first dealership in Pattaya last month.


Actor Warut in ICU

CHIANG MAI: Former actor Warut 'O' Woratham, 49, is in an intensive care unit in Mae Rim district on Monday morning after falling unconscious at home in Hang Dong district and being resuscitated twice. Media reported he fell unconscious at home in Phae Huai Khwang housing estate in tambon Nam Phrae of Hang Don district Sunday evening after returning from a trip to Lamphun province.


 
Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Name of dead girl's doctor concealed for staff morale
CHAI NAT: The management of Jainad Narendra Hospital insisted on concealing the name of a doctor whose 11-year-old girl patient died suspiciously to protect the morale of hospital staff.
Pattaya hotel theft suspect caught
CHON BURI: A man posing as a hotel guest has been arrested for stealing valuable items and cash worth almost 100,000 baht from a room of an Irish tourist in Pattaya.
Prayut keeps mum about political role
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has dodged the question about his political future, saying it would be foolish of him to expose himself to criticism at this point.
Thaksin: It's time for rivals to talk, instead of squabbling
In a message marking the 12th anniversary of the military coup that toppled his government, fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has said it would be in the national interest if old political rivals began talking to each other.
Russia: Syrian missiles shot down plane, but Israel to blame
MOSCOW: A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was brought down by a Syrian missile over the Mediterranean early Tuesday, killing all 15 people on board, the Russian defence ministry said.
China vows to hit back as Trump targets $200bn in goods
WASHINGTON: China on Tuesday vowed to retaliate against the United States and warned of "uncertainty" in trade talks after President Donald Trump targeted another $200 billion in Chinese imports with tariffs starting next week.
'Genocidal' Myanmar army must leave politics: UN probe
YANGON: Myanmar's powerful army should be removed from politics, UN investigators said Tuesday in the final version of a damning report reiterating calls for top generals to be prosecuted for genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority.
EU targets BMW, Daimler, VW in pollution cartel probe
BRUSSELS: The EU opened an in-depth probe into alleged collusion by major German carmakers over anti-pollution technology Tuesday, a fresh blow to the scandal-hit industry three years after the notorious "dieselgate."
Pickup driver shot dead after police pursuit in Phuket
PHUKET: A man who sped through a police checkpoint, crashed into another vehicle and later opened fire on police was shot dead in Thalang district early Tuesday morning, police said.
First private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK: After announcing that he'll take the first-ever commercial rocket trip around the moon, Yusaku Maezawa said he wants company for the weeklong journey. The Japanese billionaire said he plans to invite six to eight artists, architects, designers and other creative people to join him on board the SpaceX rocket "to inspire the dreamer in all of us".
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