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Phuket News
Phuket Airport toilets dubbed ’Best in Thailand’
PHUKET: The public toilets at Phuket International Airport have been bestowed the title ‘Best Public Toilet of the Year 2018’ by the Thai Ministry of Public Health.
Centara adds fourth property in Krabi
PHUKET: Centara Hotels & Resorts has signed a Hotel Management Agreement for a 180-room property at Ao Nang Beach, Krabi, under its upscale brand Centara.
Man arrested for slaying ex-partner in the street
PHUKET: The man who stabbed to death his 55-year-old ex-partner in the street in Tha Chatchai, at the northern tip of Phuket, in a fit of jealousy earlier this month has been apprehended, police have confirmed.
Disaster officials warn of heavy rain in Phuket
PHUKET: The national Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has issued a warning for people across Southern Thailand to be on alert as heavy rain and strong waves are forecast for the coming days.
Phoenix ‘off limits to outsiders’ while police inspect wreck
PHUKET: The salvaged wreck of the disaster-struck Phoenix tour boat, which sank on July 5, killing 47 Chinese tourists, is ‘off-limits’ to everyone except the appointed investigating team, Tourism and Sports Minister Weerasak Kowsurat has announced.
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Phoenix rises! Water problems in Phuket? Laguna Phuket Triathlon! || Nov. 19
PHUKET XTRA - November 19 Truck engine used in doomed Phoenix |:| 1st Swedish winner of Laguna Phuke Triathlon! |:| Elephant team’s accidental explosion |:| Low water levels spur concerns |:| Tourist police launch mobile help centres Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
Woman shot in leg at Phuket market
PHUKET: Police are hoping to track down the person who fired a shot that hit a woman in the leg at a local market on Saturday morning (Nov 17).
US TV series slammed over monarchy reference
BANGKOK: Bangkok hit out at the CBS show Madam Secretary yesterday (Nov 18) in response to an episode that referenced the country’s monarchy, calling it “misleading”.
Workplace safety plan a hazard, say critics
BANGKOK: With the Labour Ministry poised to allow companies to hire anyone to work as safety officers rather than being required to recruit only staff who graduated with a degree in occupational health and safety, educational institutions and students have voiced strong opposition to the idea.
Bike Un Ai Rak - Governor invites all to participate
Friday, Nov 16, at 10.30pm Phuket Governor, Phakaphong Tavipatana was the President of the Preparatory Meeting for ’Bike Un Ai Rak’ cycling event, which will be held in Phuket on Sunday Dec 9.
 
The Thaiger
Thailand Medical Tourism 2018: REVIEW

It continues to be another busy year for Thailand’s private hospitals, clinics and dental facilities, with the seemingly endless arrival of international patients from across the globe. Whilst the volume begins to subside a little as the year comes to a close, the guys at MyMediTravel put together their analysis from a sample of 1,000 […]

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British Airways sued after man is seated next to obese passenger on BKK flight

“Mr Prosser says he suffered nerve damage and a pelvic injury which has resulted in a permanent spasm in his back.” A tourist who visited Thailand is suing British Airways after claiming he suffered injuries and loss of earnings after being forced to sit next to an obese passenger on a 12 hour flight. ThaiVisa […]

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Chinese-speaking local guides take to the streets

More than 100 Chinese-speaking Thai tour guides have today protested and filed an official complaint to tour companies to stop supporting illegal tour guides. The complaints have become a regular fixture in the PR game between tour guides and the provincial officials. This morning about 100 Chinese-speaking Phuket tour guides protested by walking along the […]

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Jomtien’s Jetski rapist arrested after attack on 14 year old girl

An 18 year old man, who was staffing a jetski and beach equipment rental business a on Jomtien Beach south of Pattaya, has been arrested for the rape of a minor. The original story about the offense HERE. He gave the victim 40 baht following the rape, after promising her 500 baht before the incident. […]

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World-renowned Buddhist scholar officially opens Mindfulness Centre at UWC Thailand International School

On Sunday, November 18, world-famous Buddhist Scholar Dr. B. Alan Wallace took time out of his two-day seminar to officially open UWC Thailand’s on-campus Mindfulness Centre. His visit attracted more than 300 participants, and underpins UWCT’s perspective that mindfulness is integral to a 21s​t​-century education. The UWCT Mindfulness Centre is used daily for secular mindfulness […]

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Man arrested over murder of woman in Mai Khao

The Tha Chatchai Police have arrested a man who has admitted to killing his ex-girlfriend in Mai Khao. A man stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death in Mai Khao on November 7 before escaping. Police believe the violent act was brought about over jealousy. The two had been together for only three months. Read more about […]

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Pattaya beaches remain a disgrace despite 429 million baht clean-up

PHOTOS: Facebook/Pattaya News Pattaya News has reported about the state of the beach along the Pattaya foreshore saying hundreds of millions of baht has been spent on adding new sand to the beaches but the area still looks a dirty mess. “What should be a stunning natural attraction for tourists is a continuing disgrace,” reports the […]

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Ceremonies for the 47 victims held today – Phoenix

The Phoenix is expected to be brought up on to the land at the Rattanachai Shipyard in the next two days. Forensic Police are now inspecting the boat while a Buddhist ceremony was held for the 47 victims today. At 10.30am today at Rassada Pier, where the Phoenix is being temporary parked, the ceremony was […]

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First Kunming-Krabi direct flight landed

The first direct flight from Kunming, China, full of Chinese passengers, has arrived at Krabi International Airport. The General Manager of the Krabi International Airport Apichai Aranyik has welcomed the new Lucky Airline (Boeing 737) with its first direct Charter Flight from Kunming to Krabi. The flight carried 162 passengers and arrived in Krabi at […]

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The new visa-fee waiver working in the north

According to the National News Bureau of Thailand, the new visa-fee waiver is working. Well, in the northern provinces anyway. The northern provinces are reporting an increase in the number of foreign visitors, thanks to the government’s free visa on arrival campaign. Wiwat Piyawiroj , Executive Vice President of Commercial at Thai Airways, says the free […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
Tech firms pledge training for Asean workers
Microsoft, Google and other major technology companies have promised to help provide training in digital skills for around 20 million people in Southeast Asia by 2020 to make sure the region's burgeoning working-age population is a fit for the future job market.
Nissan moves to oust chairman Ghosn after shock arrest
TOKYO: Nissan Motor Co chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested in Tokyo and the Japanese carmaker said it will remove him from his post, throwing the auto industry’s largest global alliance into turmoil.
Big tech firms pledge training for workers in Southeast Asia
Microsoft, Google and other major technology companies have promised to help provide training in digital skills for around 20 million people in Southeast Asia by 2020 to make sure the region's burgeoning working-age population is a fit for the future job market. Up to 28 million full-time jobs are subject to being displaced, according to a new estimate.
SET index ends flat, Philippines climbs to near 2-month high
Most Southeast Asia shares edged higher on Monday with a resolution to the Sino-US trade dispute still in doubt, while the Stock Exchange of Thailand index closed flat and Philippine shares extended their rally.
EC to stand firm against gerrymandering bids
The Election Commission (EC) has affirmed it will not bow to possible requests from those in power when redrawing constituencies but declined to say when it will be done.
Mickey Mouse celebrates 90th birthday
NEW YORK: It was the Roaring '20s. Calvin Coolidge was in the White House, the New York Yankees had just won their third World Series title and Mickey Mouse made his debut on the silver screen.
Hun Sen: No China naval base in Gulf of Thailand
PHNOM PENH: Cambodia will not allow foreign military bases on its soil, strongman premier Hun Sen said Monday, swatting away US concerns about a possible Chinese naval site in the Gulf of Thailand near hotly contested seas.
Chaturon moves from Pheu Thai to Thai Raksa Chart
Chaturon Chaisaeng departed from the Pheu Thai Party on good terms on Monday to join the Thak Raksa Chart Party (TRCP) and avoid what he called a "constitutional trap" designed by the regime to prevent any single party from dominating parliament.
India's first elephant hospital opens for business
India's first hospital for elephants has opened its doors, and organizers say not only will it treat animals that were abused during the course of their lives, but also become a centre for learning for students interested in wildlife conservation. — Reuters
'Really proud' Ariya claims $1 million bonus
Ariya Jutanugarn won $1 million (33 million baht) and a clutch of LPGA Tour honours as Lexi Thompson closed out the season with a four-stroke victory at the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida on Sunday.
 
NationMultimedia.com
Cannabis patent application rejection not enough: activists
Govt warned of hidden applications in the system which could undermine traditional Thai medicine
New constituency boundaries to be redrawn by end |of the month: EC
THE ELECTION Commission (EC) declared yesterday that the drawing up of new constituency boundaries will be completed by the end of this month despite a recent junta order allowing the agency extra time.
Pheu Thai members shift base as survival tactic
SINCE THE 2017 Constitution was never designed to favour the party, Pheu Thai is now seeing its members joining other parties, Pheu Thai secretary-general Phumtham Wechayachai said yesterday after one of the party’s former core leaders, Chaturon Chaisang, decided to shift to Thai Raksa Chart.
Govt urged to control private hospital fees
Private operators must shift focus from profits to patients, say consumer groups
My future is still in golf, insists Thongchai 
Former Asian Tour No 1 Thongchai Jaidee says he has no plans to hang up his clubs, despite making headlines on Sunday by applying to join the Thai Raksa Chart Party.
Boost in workers’ skills necessary to propel nation forward: minister
THE GOVERNMENT is focusing on technological enhancement to drive development, Labour Minister Pol General Adul Saengsingkaew said at the opening ceremony of the 2nd TVET (technical and vocational education and training) Forum in Bangkok yesterday.
Probe report to decide fate of Praram 2 Hospital today
THE HEALTH Service Support Department (HSSD) will today release the result of its investigation into Praram 2 Hospital’s handling of an acid-attack victim, who succumbed to injuries.
‘Drugs, alcohol behind violence’
Respondents also name family life, upbringing as causes; urge stricter enforcement of law.
The Birth of a drug trade
Netflix continues its portrayal of drug kingpins with a new series of "Narcos" set in Mexico
 
Chiang Mai, Thailand News
More talk on Pak Bang Dam, but is anyone listening?

THE THAI delegation at a meeting this week on a third dam planned for the Lower Mekong River at Pak Bang in Laos urged the Chinese project developer, Datang Corp, to conduct a transboundary study to resolve outstanding issues. The developer appeared hesitant to take up the idea posed at the informal Technical Consultation Meeting at Chiang Mai University, saying all government-set conditions had been satisfied.


No place for Loy Krathong

The month of November, including spectacular events such as the full moon Loy Krathong festival, marks the beginning of the peak tourism period for the country, especially in the northern region. Tourism authorities say they expect the influx of tourists to bring massive tourism-related income, as a result of aggressive promotional campaigning including visa exemption fees for visitors from 21 countries and the so-called Amazing Thailand Grand Sales Passport Privileges scheme that started on Nov 15. Loy Krathong, which this year falls on Thursday, is one of the most popular festivals for Thai and foreign tourists alike.


RCSS and Gov't Peace Negotiators Hold Informal Meetings in Chiang Mai

CHIANG MAI, Thailand-Government peace negotiators and representatives of the Restoration Council of Shan State met informally in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand on Friday as part of a series of informal peace talks led by the government with four major ethnic armed organizations this weekend aimed at finding ways to move forward with the peace process. The government negotiators will meet the Karen National Union on Saturday.


Door Still Open to Rohingya Repatriation, Gov't Says

CHIANG MAI, Thailand-Myanmar said the repatriation process is still open for displaced Rohingya, although no one opted to return from refugee camps in Bangladesh on Thursday. This is the second failure of the repatriation effort; back in January, not one of the some 700,000 refugees in Bangladeshi camps was repatriated, though the government said Myanmar made the necessary preparations for the repatriation of displaced people.


Lee Furlong who spray-painted fortress in Thailand is spared jail

Scouse Lee is SPARED jail: Liverpool backpacker who faced ten years in a Thai prison for spray-painting his name onto an 800-year-old fortress is given a A 2,340 fine A British man who vandalised an 800-year-old fortress in Thailand by spraying 'Scouse Lee' on a wall has been spared prison. Lee Furlong, 23, from Liverpool, was caught on CCTV using a can of black spray paint to tag the historic Tha Phae gate in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, last month.


Fox Networks Group Asia to Produce Miniseries Inspired by Taiwanese Singer Teresa Teng

"Memory Eclipse" is being produced by Fox's Cora Yim, famed "Infernal Affairs" producer John Chong and Taiwan's Winday Culture. Fox Networks Group Asia is producing an anthology miniseries based on the music of legendary Taiwanese singer Teresa Teng.


Alberta tourist charged with vandalism in Thailand avoids prison

Canadian tourist Brittney Schneider, 23, says she won't have to spend time in jail after she was charged with vandalism for spray painting graffiti on an ancient wall in northern Thailand The Grande Prairie, Alta. woman charged with vandalism for spray painting graffiti on an ancient wall in Thailand will not go to prison.


Analysis: KNU Reiterates Hiatus in Peace Talks

CHIANG MAI, Thailand-The Karen National Union is standing firm on its decision to temporarily suspend its participation in ongoing peace talks, but will seek solutions to overcome the impasses facing the peace process through informal negotiations, it said in a statement. The KNU leadership met last week to review its high-level talks with the government, Tatmadaw and ethnic armed organizations in mid-October, and to reflect on the The group announced it was suspending its participation in the peace process two weeks ago, saying it needed time to conduct internal consultations on a meaningful participation in the process, before moving on with it.


Hmong men arrested for allegedly transporting 'yaba'

Three Hmong men were arrested in the Sam Ngao district of Tak province allegedly along with 2.1 million meth-amphetamine pills or "yaba", which they had transported from Chiang Rai to Central Thailand, Deputy National Police Commissioner Pol General Chalermkiat Srivorakan told a press conference in Chiang Mai on Sunday. The men were identified as Mangkorn Pisusirikul, 31, Anusorn Saeyang, 27, and Sua Saeyang, 41. They were charged with having narcotics in their possession.


Handbook coming to sensitise police to reality of trans people's lives

IN ORDER to improve interactions between police and transgender individuals, the United Nations Development Programme will help produce a handbook in collaboration with the Justice Ministry and Chon Buri-based Sisters Foundation. The idea was born in the hope that police officers would act more compassionately if they better understood the sexuality, gender identity and gender expression of transgender people, as well as the stigma and discrimination they face.


 
Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Tech firms pledge training for Asean workers
Microsoft, Google and other major technology companies have promised to help provide training in digital skills for around 20 million people in Southeast Asia by 2020 to make sure the region's burgeoning working-age population is a fit for the future job market.
Nissan moves to oust chairman Ghosn after shock arrest
TOKYO: Nissan Motor Co chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested in Tokyo and the Japanese carmaker said it will remove him from his post, throwing the auto industry’s largest global alliance into turmoil.
Big tech firms pledge training for workers in Southeast Asia
Microsoft, Google and other major technology companies have promised to help provide training in digital skills for around 20 million people in Southeast Asia by 2020 to make sure the region's burgeoning working-age population is a fit for the future job market. Up to 28 million full-time jobs are subject to being displaced, according to a new estimate.
HK medical professionals call for good samaritan law
Medical professionals on Monday called for a “good samaritan law” in Hong Kong to protect those who step up to perform emergency treatment on those in need, saying city residents are much less willing to give first aid than people in neighbouring regions.
Thailand repatriates 73 trafficking victims to Myanmar
TAK: Thailand has sent home 73 Myanmar nationals with aid totalling 146,000 baht after they were rescued from a Myanmar human trafficking ring operating in both countries.
Dockless bikes: Eco-revolution or public 'parasite'?
When high-tech bicycle rental scheme Mobike dropped hundreds of its distinctive orange and silver bikes across the northern English city of Manchester, it promised a cheap, flexible and low-carbon way to travel.
Nissan accuses chief Ghosn of misconduct, proposes firing him
TOKYO: Automaker Nissan on Monday accused its chairman Carlos Ghosn of "significant acts of misconduct" including underreporting his salary and said it would move to fire him, as reports emerged he faced arrest in Tokyo.
SET index ends flat, Philippines climbs to near 2-month high
Most Southeast Asia shares edged higher on Monday with a resolution to the Sino-US trade dispute still in doubt, while the Stock Exchange of Thailand index closed flat and Philippine shares extended their rally.
Thai Airways scrubs 2 flights, reschedules 4 to avoid lanterns
Thai Airways International will cancel two flights and bring forward the departure time of four other flights on the Chiang Mai route during the Loy Krathong festival later this week.
China expands ban on waste imports
BEIJING: China will expand its ban on imports of solid waste, local media reported Monday, almost a year after its first curbs caused havoc in countries that sent their rubbish to the Asian giant.
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