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Phuket News
Myanmar man killed in head-on collision with six-wheeled truck
PHUKET: A Myanmar man has died after the his motorbike with sidecar slammed head-on into a six-wheeled truck in Thepkrasattri yesterday evening (May 18).
New Zealand man found hanged at Patong hotel
PHUKET: Police are investigating the death of a New Zealand man who was found hanged in the bathroom of a Patong hotel room on Friday afternoon (May 17).
Maya Bay gets makeover
BANGKOK: It was a bold move for the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation to close Maya Bay, a world-famous beach, for two years to allow the local ecosystems to recover.
Conservatives keep power in ’miracle’ Australia election victory
AUSTRALIA: Australia’s ruling conservative coalition defied expectations to retain power in national elections Saturday (May 18), prompting Prime Minister Scott Morrison to declare: “I have always believed in miracles!”
Phuket Opinion: Recalibrating the retirement visa
PHUKET: The move currently in progress to ensure retirees staying in Thailand on Non-Immigrant O-A “retirement” visas have some form of health insurance has opened a veritable can of worms.
GSB, Airbnb join forces on homestay
State-owned Government Savings Bank (GSB) will offer special loans to homestay operators, and Airbnb will help these operators access travelers through the accommodation-sharing giant’s platform.
Phuket honours Visakha Bucha Day
PHUKET: Hundreds of devotees joined the ceremonies held at Wat Wichit Sangkaram in Phuket Town early this morning (May 18) to honour the major Buddhist holy day Visakha Bucha.
Nearly half of coral off Nai Yang damaged, killed by bleaching
PHUKET: Specialists from the Department of Natural Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) have discovered that some 10% of coral off Nai Yang Beach are dead because of bleaching while 30% more damaged.
Phuket driver nabbed with 2,000 meth pills
PHUKET: A 36-year-old Thai truck driver was arrested with 2,000 methamphetamine pills (ya bah) in Rassada on Friday night (May 17).
Phuket Law: Transfer fees and taxes revisited
This month the Thai Cabinet decided to reduce the transfer fees and mortgage registration fees for certain immovable properties to 0.01% for a period of one year*. It should be noted that the reduction as outlined above will have no affect on high price properties since it is limited to immovable properties in the value of up to B1 million only.
 
The Thaiger
5,000 Buriram citizens register for medical marijuana possession

by Tanakorn Sangiam The 90 day registration period for persons in possession of marijuana, without facing prosecution, end this Tuesday, May 21. 5,000+ persons in Buriram, north-east Thailand, have already registered their possession during this period. A community seminar on marijuana planting and management also took place yesterday to prepare Buriram province as a key […]

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Twitter and Facebook work to block anti-vax misinformation

If you search for the word ‘vaccines’ in Twitter, the first thing you see from today is a post from the US Department of Health and Human Services pointing you to reliable health information instead of misinformation from the anti-vax adherents. Twitter says it now has a new tool in ‘search’ prompting users to head […]

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59 year old man shot dead in convenience store

A man was killed inside a convenience store at sunrise today in Saraburi province, north of Bangkok, after shouting out loud, “If you have a gun, shoot me”. The victim is identified as 59 year old Preecha Khunthong. He was shot several times between the eyes. “I don’t know what happened between him and the […]

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Registration and traffic fine databases linked after July 1

Car owners, and presumably motorbike owners, will be unable to renew their vehicle registration or licenses if they fail to pay traffic fines after July 1. Much discussed over the past year and now on the horizon, the Land Transport Department and Royal Thai Police intend to clamp down on people avoiding or disregarding their […]

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Thai Airways’ profits dive 83% year-on-year

Thai Airways has had an 83% dive in profits for the first quarter of 2019. The Q1 balance sheet came out yesterday. The airline’s management is blaming the high baht, the ongoing US-China trade wars and the closure of Pakastani airspace (forcing rerouting of its Eurpean flights), for the drop. • Net profit of 456 […]

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Remote Karen tribesman flown from western jungle to hospital for emergency surgery

A Karen tribesman, suffering a life-threatening acute illness, has been airlifted from his remote hut deep in the jungles of Kanchanaburi, to the Sangkhla Buri Hospital for emergency treatment. Dr. Krisda Wutthiyakorn, director of Sangkhla Buri Hospital, and his team rushed to the patient’s hut by car through the winding jungle roads, deep in the […]

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Thailand’s wet season officially starts tomorrow

The rainy season in Thailand officially starts tomorrow. The Thai Meteorological Department deputy director-general Kornravee Sitthichivaphak says Thailand will see continued rains in most parts of the country from Monday. “The wind over Thailand from 100-3,500 metres will be replaced by a southwest monsoon that would carry humidity from the Andaman Sea to cover most parts […]

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Conservative Liberal coalition wins Australian election

(For US readers, ‘Liberal’ is the name of the main conservative party in Australian, not to be confused with the way the term ‘liberal’ is used in American politics) Australia’s ruling Liberal conservative party coalition has defied polls to hold onto power in the Australian national election yesterday. While it remains unclear if PM ScottMorrison’s […]

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Four southern islands to be closed to tourists during monsoon

PHOTO: Koh Kradan Four islands in the Haad Chao Mai National Park in Trang, southern Thailand, will be closed to tourists for four months starting June 1. The chief of the Haad Chao Mai national park, Narong Kong-iad, says that access to the park will be denied to tourist from June 1 to September 30 […]

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Central’s new Suvarnabhumi lifestyle centre set to open late August

PHOTO: Central Pattana Central Village, a new luxury retail outlet situated near Suvarnabhumi International Airport, is 70% finished. Wallaya Chirathivat, deputy chief executive of Central Pattana, says the new lifestyle shopping precinct is scheduled to open on August 31. Central says that retail space in Phase 2 have now opened after Phase 1 of the retail development […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
Provincial chief prosecutor fights for clean beaches
PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Wimolphan Puttiwattanasathaporn works as the provincial chief public prosecutor on weekdays and moonlights as a beach trash buster on Sundays.
Most oppose pulling rank to avoid driving licence check: Nida Poll
A majority of people say they never try to avoid showing their driving licence when asked to do so by traffic police and disagree with anyone trying to use their rank or influence to do so, according to an opinion survey by the National Institute of Development Administration, or Nida Poll.
PPRP narrowly tipped to form new govt: Suan Dusit Poll
The Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) is most likely to be successful in forming the core of a new government, followed by the Pheu Thai Party and a coalition of the mid-sized Future Forward, Democrat and Bhumjaithai parties, according to the result of an opinion survey by Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, or Suan Dusit Poll.
Man City treble better than Champions League for Guardiola
LONDON: Pep Guardiola hailed Manchester City's feat of claiming the first ever domestic treble in English football as a bigger achievement than winning the Champions League after an emphatic 6-0 thrashing of Watford at Wembley in the FA Cup final.
'The beach' gets makeover
It was a bold move for the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation to close Maya Bay, a world-famous beach, for two years to allow the local ecosystems to recover.
Hua Hin resort gets land lease reprieve for a year
The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) board has agreed to extend a land lease contract with Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin for another year pending talks over a contract renewal, said SRT governor Worawut Mala.
Speaker plan upsets Pheu Thai
Some Pheu Thai Party MPs have proposed their party should serve in the opposition and not support a Democrat Party MP as House speaker or it could lose in the political game, according to a party source.
Museum brings military's proud past to life
The Royal Thai Army Museum opened its doors to visitors for the first time on June 9, 1996, the day that marked the 50th anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej ascending the throne.
Thailand still lags in LGBT issues
In what appears to be a historic move on LBGT rights, Taiwan has legalised same-sex marriage, with the law sailing through parliament by 66 to 27 votes.
End of a sorry saga for mushroom pickers
The best news of the week is that the mushroom-picking couple have been released from jail following a royal pardon by His Majesty the King. It is a most pleasant surprise and hopefully puts an end to a grim nine-year saga that reeked of social injustice from the very first time it surfaced back in 2010.
 
NationMultimedia.com
Pro-junta bloc claims deal with Democrats, Bhumjaithai
Source says Phalang Pracharat well poised to form govt but Pheu Thai not convinced
Pattaya offers helping hand as wastewater from Na Jom Thian pollutes sea
THE PATTAYA Municipality chief has instructed Na Jom Thian municipality to divert its wastewater to the Pattaya central wastewater treatment pond as part of urgent measures to halt wastewater discharge into the sea.
Victim’s mother fights for justice nine years after the Wat Pathum Wanaram killings
EVENTS WERE held yesterday to mark the ninth anniversary of the killings of six people at Pathum Wanaram Temple in Bangkok during a crackdown on anti-government protesters by security forces in 2010.
Photos of Their Majesties now available for download
Official pictures of Their Majesties the King and the Queen can now be downloaded from the Public Relations Department’s website.
Sugar invasion in Roi Et may sour jasmine rice harvests
Locals have serious concerns about plan to set up a sugar factory
Experts call for compassionate policies as teen attempts to bury newborn
A 15-YEAR-OLD girl’s recent attempt to bury her newborn baby alive, apparently out of fear that others would find out about her pregnancy, underlines her desperation and the crying need for help, according to activists and social workers.
Instilling art in young minds
Singapore opens up a new world for kids with a biennale especially for children
Different strokes for different folk
Statue of Liberty museum set to open amid immigration debate
Samui Regatta welcomes Synergy Samui Resort as new home

 
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Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Thanathorn may face probe over Future Forward Party loan
Activist Srisuwan Janya is planning to petition the Election Commission (EC) to investigate whether Future Forward Party (FFP) leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has broken the law for giving a loan worth over 100 million baht to his own party.
School milk goes under the microscope
The Agriculture Ministry has ordered an "urgent" nationwide inspection of the provision of milk to schools under the school milk project in order to assess each supplier’s performance.
Four out of 10 Korean college students seek private tutoring to land jobs
Four out of 10 South Korean college students had tutorial lessons to raise their chances in landing a job after graduation, a survey showed.
Parents try to remove doctor in French right-to-die case
LILLE: The parents of a Frenchman kept alive in a vegetative state for a decade will on Monday try to have the doctor caring for their son removed before he halts life-sustaining treatment the same day, their lawyers said.
Provincial chief prosecutor fights for clean beaches
PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Wimolphan Puttiwattanasathaporn works as the provincial chief public prosecutor on weekdays and moonlights as a beach trash buster on Sundays.
7 French fighter jets make emergency landing in Indonesia
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia: Poor weather has forced seven French navy fighter jets taking part in a training exercise to make emergency landings in northern Indonesia.
Volcanic alert level raised for Mt Hakone near Tokyo
TOKYO: Japanese authorities raised the volcanic alert level for Mt Hakone on Sunday as seismic activity has been increasing in the popular hot-spring resort area near Tokyo.
Two brothers found dead in Chi river
KALASIN: The bodies of two brothers were found in the Chi River in Khong Chai district of this northeastern province on Sunday morning.
Jazz exceeds expectations at golf's PGA Championship
FARMINGDALE, New York, US: Jazz Janewattananond thought he would struggle to break 80 at Bethpage Black when he saw the course on Monday but has exceeded expectations with three rounds no worse than par that has lifted him into a tie for second behind runaway leader Brooks Koepka.
Chinese passenger tries to smash high-speed train window to ‘get some air’
Chinese railway police have detained a passenger after he tried to smash the door window of a high-speed train to “get some fresh air” according to mainland media reports.
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