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Phuket News
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Baby turtles break out! Gold robber talks regret? No Wuhan flu for boy! || January 23
PHUKET XTRA - January 23 || brought to you by PVCPhuket.com Baby turtles break out of shell! |:| Pickup rolls off ferry into the sea |:| Stolen lottery ticket in violent attack |:| Murderous gold robber says he didnt mean to kill boy |:| Chinese boy cleared of Wuhan flu Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
Phuket ferry suspended after pickup truck rolls off the deck, into the sea
PHUKET: A small ferry operating between Phuket and Koh Yao Yao, off Phuket’s east coast, has been suspended from operating after a pickup truck that was not tied down rolled off the boat and into the sea off Koh Siray yesterday afternoon (Jan 22).
Chinese experts join Phuket sea-rescue exercise
PHUKET: Experts from the Chinese rescue NGO Peaceland Foundation took part in a sea-rescue exercise at Chalong Pier today (Jan 23) involving local disaster response teams and the Royal Thai Navy.
More baby turtles hatch in Thai Muang
PHUKET: Following the first turtle nest of the season hatching at Thai Muang Beach on Sunday, a further 49 eggs hatched on Tuesday night (Jan 21) from a second nest laid on Bor Dan Beach, also in Thai Muang, Kongkiat Kittiwatanawong, Chief of the Phuket Marine Biological Centre (PMBC), has confirmed.
Studies suggest role of bats, snakes in outbreak of China virus
WORLD: A new strain of coronavirus that emerged in China may have originated in bats or snakes, according to genetic analysis of the virus that has so far killed 17 people.
TTM+ 2020 to help position Phuket as a ‘Responsible Tourism destination’
PHUKET: The 19th Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+) 2020, to be held at the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa on June 1-3, will be held under the theme “New Shades of Responsible Travel”, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has announced.
Phuket restaurant staffer claims B200k lottery ticket stolen in violent mugging
PHUKET: Phuket City Police are searching for two men who reportedly robbed a woman staffer at a restaurant in Rassada, allegedly making off with a lottery ticket that entitles the bearer to B200,000 prize money.
Chinese boy in Phuket cleared of Wuhan flu
PHUKET: The 10-year-old Chinese boy confined to isolation at Vachira Phuket Hospital yesterday on suspicion of carrying the Wuhan flu has tested negative for the virus and will rejoin his parents today (Jan 23), Phuket Provincial Health Office (PPHO) Chief Thanit Sermkaew has confirmed.
Phuket readies for Chinese New Year
PHUKET: Festivities marking Chinese New Year 2020, this honouring the Year of the Rat, will begin at the 72nd Anniversary Queen Sirikit Park on Thalang Rd in Phuket Town this Saturday (Jan 25).
China quarantines city at centre of virus outbreak
WORLD: China placed the city at the centre of a virus outbreak under effective quarantine today (Jan 23), suspending outward flights and trains in a drastic step to contain a contagious disease that has killed 17, stricken hundreds and reached other countries.
 
The Thaiger
SCAM – Thailand’s PM2.5 micron smoke screen

It’s cars, it’s the polluting buses, it’s people burning too many incense sticks. Every year it’s the same culprits in Bangkok, people driving their cars too much, polluting factories and old buses belching black smoke. All those things contribute to city pollution but are far from the main problem. So the government, reactive as usual, […]

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MSG makes a comeback with a new campaign against the ‘Chinese restaurant syndrome’

MSG, or monosodium glutamate, a common seasoning in many foods from Doritos, to salad-dressing and Thai food, is making a come back. Not that it really went away. But there was 50 years or so when it suffered, unreasonably, a poor reputation. For years it was branded an unhealthy processed ingredient despite a lack of […]

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Prasitthichai speaks to the Thai media, “killings were unintentional”

In a bizarre sequence of events, Thai media were able to directly question the suspect, who has allegedly confessed, of the cold-blooded murders of three, whilst injuring four others, on January 9 at a Lop Buri gold shop. School principal Prasitthichai “Golf” Khaokaew is reported to have told police that he robbed the gold shop […]

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Doctors advise good hygiene as Wuhan virus outbreak evolves

“China’s healthcare system and disease outbreak control capabilities have also improved dramatically since 2003 and I believe they will contain the outbreak.” As the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, central China continues to evolve, potentially spreading further outside of China, health practitioners and experts in Thailand are advising people to protect themselves by maintaining simple, practical […]

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Man survives drive-by shooting and crash, credits his Buddhist amulet

A Pattaya man who was fired upon and crashed into a power pole early yesterday morning is thanking his lucky Buddha and crediting his Buddhist amulet with saving his life. 30 year old Waranyoo Kaewmala’s car was shot nine times, yet somehow miraculously escaped unharmed. Bang Lamung Police were notified of the incident at 2am […]

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Top 10 islands to visit in Thailand (2020)

Thailand is famous for its outstanding island experiences and there are many to choose from. From sweeping stretches of clear golden sands to islands where you can dive, snorkel and stay, Thailand’s islands and beaches are as diverse as they are plentiful. Here is our Top 10 choices. 1. Phuket Phuket is often on every […]

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Online grocery shopping gains popularity in Thailand

Squeezing the avocados and smelling the mangoes may become a thing of the past as online grocery buying is quickly growing in popularity. The intense competition in online grocery sales is expected to surge in 2020. Online Apps like Line, Grab and Lazada are making major inroads into the Thai grocery market valued around 30 […]

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3 arrested for selling fake gold in Khon Kaen

Three men are now in police custody in the north-eastern province of Khon Kaen for selling fake gold to gold shops. 42 year old Suparb from Udon Thani province, 41 year old Pakorn from Bangkok and 30 year old Thanakorn from Surin Province were arrested after police received complaints of fake gold chains being sold […]

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Fortress Wuhan. Chinese authorities lock down the source of the coronavirus.

Wuhan, a city of more than 10 million in the central Chinese province of Hubei, is effectively in lock down following a decisive attempt to isolate the source of the Novel Coronavirus. Wuhan has ‘temporarily’ closed its airport, rail station and main roads out of the city. All city public transport services are all suspended […]

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Lone gunman tells police he killed to “spice up his boring life”

So how did Thai police track down and arrest the suspect, who has allegedly confessed, accused of a brutal and callous robbery and shooting which resulted in the death of three with four other injured? The suspect was arrested following an intensive 14 days of forensic investigation. 38 year old school principal, Prasitthichai Khaokaew, is […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
WHO calls coronavirus 'an emergency in China'
GENEVA/BEIJING: The World Health Organisation (WHO) called a new coronavirus that has killed 18 people in China and infected around 650 globally "an emergency in China" on Thursday, but stopped short of declaring the epidemic of international concern.
PM2.5 clogs Bangkok marathon decision
Air pollution in Bangkok has stymied Thailand's dream of becoming the marathon capital of Asia, with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) determining this weekend if the Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok 2020 (ATMBKK) has to be cancelled.
Use law to end smog: Prawit
Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said law enforcement is the key to controlling fine-dust pollution which has shrouded the country over the past few weeks.
LTV tweaks have minor effect
The recent tweaks to ease loan-to-value (LTV) regulations are expected to yield a limited impact in increasing property sales because of elevated household debt and banks' tighter loan approvals, say economic think tanks.
Tax perks for investors seek cabinet approval
Fresh tax measures meant to spur private investment of 100 billion baht are scheduled to go before the cabinet for approval next Tuesday.
Thailand on alert to prevent spread of virus
Thailand has taken high-level measures to monitor and prevent the spread of a new coronavirus after China's public health authority confirmed the virus can spread from human to human, Sukhum Kanchanapimai, the Ministry of Public Health's permanent secretary said.
PPRP blames machines for proxy voting
The Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) on Thursday defended the proxy voting by its MPs after a video clip showed one of its lawmakers inserting more than one card during the budget bill vote.
Prayut: Budget bill controversy will affect economy
The controversy surrounding the 2020 Budget Bill will certainly affect the economy because it involves government investment totalling hundreds of billions of baht, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Thursday.
Gold robber says he didn't mean to kill young boy
The school headmaster who admits robbing a gold shop in Lop Buri province and shooting seven people said he did not mean to kill the two-year-old boy or a woman employee, but police will press charges of premeditated murder.
Headmaster lied, stolen gold found at his father's house
The headmaster who has allegedly admitted robbing a gold shop and killing three people in Lop Buri two weeks ago lied when he told police he had dropped the stolen necklaces in a river.
 
NationThailand.com - News
Air quality in nine Bangkok districts unhealthy
Nine districts in Bangkok have been reported with unhealthy air quality on Thursday morning (January 23).
Tourism tumbles under blanket of smog, fat baht
The Association of Thai Travel Agents expects air pollution and the strong baht to decrease the number of foreign tourists this year.
New coronavirus cases rise to 571 in Chinese mainland
Cases of the new coronavirus pneumonia disease rose to 571 on the Chinese mainland as of Wednesday midnight, including 95 in critical condition, and fatalities rose to 17, China's National Health Commission said on Thursday morning.
Visa exemptions seen driving rise in illegal stays by Thais, Indonesians
The Yomiuri Shimbun - The number of Thais and Indonesians remaining in Japan illegally has doubled since the government exempted visitors from these countries from obtaining visas for short-term stays, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.
Chinese tourist, quarantined with new coronavirus, goes home

MoU signed for pilot 5G service at airports
The National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) on Wednesday (January 22) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Airports of Thailand Pcl (AOT) for cooperation in a feasibility study and operation of 5G telecommunication service at airports.
 
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Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
FTA perks, GSP see 2019 dip
The use of free trade agreement (FTA) privileges and the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) by Thai exporters dropped by 4.14% in the first 11 months of last year, in line with the country's overall lower exports.
'Ying Kai' handed another year in jail
The Criminal Court has sentenced Monta "Ying Kai" Yokrattanakan, 62, to another year in jail, adding to the 18 years she is currently serving for lese majeste and human trafficking.
WHO calls coronavirus 'an emergency in China'
GENEVA/BEIJING: The World Health Organisation (WHO) called a new coronavirus that has killed 18 people in China and infected around 650 globally "an emergency in China" on Thursday, but stopped short of declaring the epidemic of international concern.
PM2.5 clogs Bangkok marathon decision
Air pollution in Bangkok has stymied Thailand's dream of becoming the marathon capital of Asia, with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) determining this weekend if the Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok 2020 (ATMBKK) has to be cancelled.
Use law to end smog: Prawit
Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said law enforcement is the key to controlling fine-dust pollution which has shrouded the country over the past few weeks.
NSC budget only covers 'core mission'
The National Security Council (NSC)'s budget is inadequate and only covers its essential missions, including combating cybersecurity threats, according to NSC secretary-general Gen Somsak Rungsita.
Ratchanok, men's singles duo save the day
Ratchanok Intanon, Kunlavut Vitidsarn and Suppanyu Avihingsanon moved into the quarter-finals of the Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters 2020 at Indoor Stadium Hua Mark on Thursday.
Kratom set to be legalised in parts of the country
The Narcotics Control Board is planning to relax the legal prohibition on kratom and permit the consumption of the plant in certain areas.
LTV tweaks have minor effect
The recent tweaks to ease loan-to-value (LTV) regulations are expected to yield a limited impact in increasing property sales because of elevated household debt and banks' tighter loan approvals, say economic think tanks.
Teerasil bids to finalise move
Thailand's top striker Teerasil Dangda on Thursday left for Japan to discuss details of his expected move to J-League club Shimizu S-Pulse.
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