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Phuket News
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Phuket immigration assurances? Thailand goes after social media giants! || September 24
PHUKET XTRA - September 24 || Brought to you by PVCPhuket.com Phuket Immigration assures all extensions are 30 days |:| 70% of Phuket tourism businesses remain closed |:| Sri Panwa hearing set |:| Social Media giants vs Thailand |:| Wild monkey sterilisation |:| Boss Red Bull back in Thailand crosshairs Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
Police continue search for mother of abandoned Patong newborn
PHUKET: Patong Police are still trying to track down the mother of a newborn boy left abandoned on a wooden bench in Patong early yesterday morning. Police now believe the mother is a Myanmar woman who has already left the island for Surat Thani by bus.
Govt taking legal action against major social media providers
BANGKOK: The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society on Thursday (Sept 24) asked technology crime suppression police to prosecute major social media providers for failing to remove all illegal posts they were warned about.
Electricity outage to hit south of airport
PHUKET: The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) has announced that the electricity supply will be temporarily shut off in parts of Sakoo and Nai Yang tomorrow (Sept 25) as work is carried out on installing new high-voltage cables.
Award-winning Kvik now in Phuket
Kvik Real Danish Kitchens has opened their new showroom in Phuket, located adjacent to the Hafele showroom, opposite the Big C shopping mall on the bypass road.
Trump refuses to promise transfer of power if he loses US vote
WORLD: US President Donald Trump yesterday (Sept 23) refused to guarantee that he will transfer power if he loses the November election, earning scorn from his Democratic challenger Joe Biden and even from within his own party.
Phuket officials ready for Vegetarian Festival
PHUKET: Officials have been assigned to organise traffic police and medical teams to prepare for the upcoming Phuket Vegetarian Festival, to be held Oct 17-25.
70% of all Phuket tourism businesses remain closed: Governor
PHUKET: Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew has revealed the nearly 70% all tourism businesses across Phuket remain closed due to the economic impact of COVID-19.
House panel to investigate Phuket hotel’s land rights
BANGKOK: Officials from several state agencies will be asked to testify before the House environment committee looking into allegations the Sri Panwa Luxury Pool Villa Hotel may have encroached on forest land.
Phuket Immigration assures all ‘visa extensions’ at least 30 days
PHUKET: Phuket Immigration Deputy Chief Lt Col Udom Thongchin has assured that foreigners who have successfully applied for extensions to their permits-to-stay will be granted at least 30 days’ stay starting from this Sunday (Sept 27).
 
The Thaiger
Pattaya men allegedly posed as police officers, extorted $50,000 from a woman

A group of 4 men in Pattaya allegedly posed as police officers and extorted 50,000 baht from a woman. The 20 year old woman says the men claiming to be police officers raided her condominium and a friend visiting had drugs in his possession. In the report filed with Pattaya City Police, the woman says the men asked both her and her friend for a bribe of 25,000 baht each. If they didn’t pay up, the men said they would arrest them on drug charges, according to the complaint. The woman says she gave the men 50,000 baht. The men […]

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Facebook, Twitter may face charges for allegedly allowing lèse majesté content

Facebook and Twitter could face charges for failing to block so called lèse majesté posts that allegedly violate Thailand’s Computer Crime Act. The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society says the social media platforms were warned about Thailand’s laws regarding content that insults the Thai Monarchy or threatens national security and peace, but failed to remove all the illegal posts. Letters were sent out to the operators of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube giving them 15 days to take down the illegal posts or charges would be pressed, according to Minister of Digital Economy and Society Buddhipongse Punnakanta. Since not all […]

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Thailand News Today | Visa amnesty, sealing Burmese border, Thai airways creditors | September 24

Latest update for September 26 deadline of visa amnesty. Deadline set for THAI creditors A date has now been set for creditors to recover their money from Thai Airways. Applications for debt repayment through corporate bonds started yesterday. Applications filed by private individuals are being received at the Securities and Exchange Commission office in Bangkok. The deadline for applications is November 2. It’s ben reported that there are some 10 million creditors. The airline’s total debt stands at 352.4 billion baht. Thailand seals its 2,000 kilometre border with Myanmar Thailand’s Department of Disease Control remains on alert, and patrols increased […]

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982 lèse majesté social media posts cited in police complaint

Nearly 1,000 so called lèse majesté posts on social media have been cited in a police complaint for allegedly violating Thailand’s Computer Crime Act, some allegedly criticising and insulting the Thai Monarchy. The complaints were filed by Digital Economy and Society Minister Buddhipongse Punnakanta. The police report says the social media posts were shared during the pro-democracy protest over the weekend. Altogether, 982 social media posts allegedly violate Thailand’s Computer Crime Act. The ministry has also applied for a warrant to block content on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter at violate the act. In Thailand, lèse majesté (insulting the monarch) is […]

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Armed men allegedly steal more than 100,000 baht from Ayutthaya monk

Police are searching for men who allegedly robbed a monk at an Ayutthaya temple, taking off with more than 100,000 baht in cash. Thai media reports that 2 of the men have been arrested and police are still searching for the other 2 men. The monk was in his room at the Dokmai Buddhist Temple when he heard dogs barking. The monk says he opened his door to see what was going on outside. Just as he was closing the door, 4 men wearing hoods and holding guns and knives forced their way inside his room, the monk says. They […]

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70% of Phuket’s tourism businesses are closed, many for good

Most tourism businesses in Phuket have closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and they probably won’t be up and running again until foreign tourists are let back in Thailand. Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew says around 70% of tourism businesses have closed, most of them just temporarily, but some have shut down permanently. But the statistics are not quite that simple, with the east side of the island, largely inhabited by locals with the central business district of Phuket Town and some of the more popular expat towns, doing far better than the tourist magnets of the west coast. The Thaiger […]

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Bangkok DJ dies in high speed crash on notorious ‘death road’

A well known local DJ died early this morning in a high speed car crash on a Bangkok road bend nicknamed “Curve of 100 Deaths.” Police say his car’s speedometer was found stuck at 200 kilometres per hour. Police suspect 33 year old Annop Poonsripattana was going around a curve when he lost control of the car due to the slippery road conditions from the rain. His black Toyato Altis was found smashed into an electricity pole around 2:30am today. The impact caused Annop to be flung to the back seat. Police say his skull was shattered and his neck […]

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Raja salvage operation resumes, garbage truck, pick-up raised from seabed

An operation to raise the sunken Raja 4 ferry and its cargo of vehicles from the seabed off Koh Samui has resumed, after being delayed due to bad weather. The ferry sank on the night of August 1 as it was transporting several garbage trucks from Samui to the mainland. The ferry had set sail in bad weather and capsized when its cargo of trucks shifted during the crossing. 5 of the 16 people on board died in the accident. Having first been suspended briefly due to bad weather a couple of weeks ago, and more recently due to storm […]

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But it was my idea! Thai producer loses battle for Ultraman superhero copyright

A Thai producer says he came up with the superhero “Ultraman,” but he recently lost a battle with a Japanese special effects studio over the copyright. The Thailand Supreme Court rejected an appeal by the owner of the Thai Chaiyo Productions Company Limited who tried to claim copyright for the superhero films which date back to the 1960s. Owner of the Thai production company, Sompo Saengduanchai, says the superhero comes from his imagination. He says he created Ultraman while on a fellowship in Japan studying film production. He claims he was involving the projects “Jumbo A”, “Ultraman 1 – Ultra Q,” […]

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1 dead, 2 injured, as out-of-control construction truck ploughs into family car

A man has died, and his parents have been injured, after a construction truck lost control and ploughed into their car, crushing the vehicle and killing the 27 year old driver instantly. The Pattaya News reports that the truck also hit 5 other vehicles in the incident, which occurred in the Minburi district of Bangkok. The truck driver, named as 41 year old Piean Sricharoen, says he was having problems with the truck’s brake booster while travelling from the central province of Saraburi. While attempting to emergency park in the middle lane to check the booster, the truck began to […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
Parliament delays charter vote, set up panel
Lawmakers have delayed by a month the vote on six motions on charter amendments and decided to set up a tripartite panel as pressure mounted outside Parliament.
Watana sentenced to 99 years in jail, allowed bail
The Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions has sentenced former social development and human security minister Watana Muangsook to 99 years in jail for demanding bribes in a low-cost housing project.
Govt taking legal action against major social media providers
The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society on Thursday asked technology crime suppression police to prosecute major social media providers for failing to remove all illegal posts they were warned about.
New Covid-19 cases from US
The government on Thursday reported two new cases of coronavirus disease, both quarantined returnees from the United States, raising the total to 3,516.
Deadline set for THAI creditors
A deadline has been set for individual creditors to recover their money from Thai Airways International (THAI), with applications for debt repayment through corporate bonds getting underway on Wednesday.
House panel to investigate Phuket hotel's land rights
Officials from several state agencies will be asked to testify before the House environment committee looking into allegations the Sri Panwa Luxury Pool Villa Hotel may have encroached on forest land.
DDC keeping a close eye on Myanmar
The Department of Disease Control (DDC) is keeping a close watch on Myanmar cities that border Thailand after learning the country on Wednesday reported 592 new cases of Covid-19.
Court clears MPs of interference charges
The Constitutional Court on Wednesday ruled in favour of two MPs accused of abusing their authority and interfering with the affairs of state agencies and officials.
Govt pleads for charter support
The coalition government, whose version of the charter amendment draft is expected to receive support from parliament today, has called for senators to back it in order to defuse potential political conflict.
Europe surges over 5m cases as Paris, Madrid clamp down
PARIS: Europe surged past five million cases of the new coronavirus on Wednesday as France and Spain prepared tighter restrictions in an attempt to curb rising levels of infections in their capital cities.
 
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Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Parliament delays charter vote, set up panel
Lawmakers have delayed by a month the vote on six motions on charter amendments and decided to set up a tripartite panel as pressure mounted outside Parliament.
Joshua Wong arrested for 2019 illegal assembly in Hong Kong
HONG KONG/BRUSSELS: Hong Kong police arrested prominent democracy activist Joshua Wong on Thursday for participating in an unauthorised assembly in October 2019 and violating the city's anti-mask law, according to a post on his official Twitter account.
AirAsia adding services in super app
AirAsia Group announced on Thursday it is building a super app off its existing mobile application and website to provide services such as e-commerce, deliveries and payments that will be available next month in Thailand and Asean.
Watana sentenced to 99 years in jail, allowed bail
The Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions has sentenced former social development and human security minister Watana Muangsook to 99 years in jail for demanding bribes in a low-cost housing project.
Phuket vegetarian festival to go ahead
PHUKET: The famous Phuket vegetarian festival will go ahead this year after organisers promised strict enforcement of social distancing principles to help prevent the resurgence of Covid-19 in the province.
Chinese vaccine maker to offer shots to testing nations first
BEIJING: Chinese vaccine developer Sinovac Biotech Ltd said on Thursday that countries running its final-stage clinical trials like Brazil, Indonesia and Turkey will get its coronavirus shots at the same time as China, underscoring how vaccine supply agreements could cement diplomatic ties in the Covid-19 era.
UAE reopens all 7 regions to foreign visitors
DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates resumed issuing visas to foreign visitors to all seven of its regions as of Thursday, after a six-month suspension imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic, state media reported.
Heavy rain continues until Tuesday
Heavy rain will continue until Tuesday after it caused runoff and floods in several provinces from Wednesday night, according to the weatherman.
Govt taking legal action against major social media providers
The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society on Thursday asked technology crime suppression police to prosecute major social media providers for failing to remove all illegal posts they were warned about.
Airports deploy rapid virus tests, sniffer dogs to unlock travel
LONDON: A handful of European airports are implementing trials of quick-fire coronavirus tests, working with airlines to push technologies still being developed as a way to revive stunted international air travel.
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