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Phuket News
Mall murder suspect arrested
BANGKOK: A man accused of shooting dead his ex-wife and wounding another woman at a cosmetic clinic inside a shopping mall in Bangkok yesterday (Feb 18) has been arrested.
Hotels lean on locals as market shrivels
BANGKOK: Hotels and tour operators are pivoting their sights towards domestic travellers by promoting events linked to the Thai holidays as international tourism dries up because of coronavirus fears.
Travel plans hit by coronavirus as Thais shun Singapore, Japan after advisory
THAILAND: The Public Health Ministry’s new travel advisory for Japan and Singapore is sparking concern among Thai tourists, many of whom are asking tour operators to refund their tickets.
China virus death toll surges past 2,000
WORLD: The death toll from China’s new coronavirus epidemic jumped past 2,000 on Wednesday after 136 more people died, with the number of new cases falling for a second straight day, according to the National Health Commission.
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Vague virus reports explained! 9-day Songkran considered? || February 18
PHUKET XTRA - February 18 || brought to you by PVCPhuket.com Phuket health chief explains vague virus updates |:| Phuket airport to screen Westerdam passengers |:| 9-day Songkran under consideration |:| Korat shooting victims to be compensated more Wednesday Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
Aussies, Phuket lifeguards mark cooperation on water safety
PHUKET: The Australian Consulate-General in Phuket last Friday (Feb 14) hosted an event to celebrate cooperation on beach safety, and the handing over of a children’s book relating a story highlighting water safety that has been translated into Thai and will be handed out to local Thai schools.
Police hunt for street-racing gang after noisy Wat Chalong farewell to 13-year-old killed in crash
PHUKET: Police are now looking for some 30 youth members of a motorbike street racing gang after the gang revved their motorbikes as a final farewell at the funeral of a 13-year-old student who died in a motorbike accident while trying to evade a police checkpoint.
All but one of Wuhan returnees cleared of COVID-19
CHON BURI: One of the 138 quarantined Thai returnees from Wuhan showed a small presence of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), but the others were healthy and ready to be discharged from quarantine, a senior health official said today (Feb 18).
Wuhan hospital director dies of coronavirus
WORLD: A hospital director at the epicentre of China’s virus epidemic died today (Feb 18), state media said, the latest medical worker to fall victim to the coronavirus which has spread across the country.
Phuket airport adds virus checks on arrivals from Cambodia after Westerdam passengers allowed entry to Thailand
PHUKET: Arrivals from Cambodia landing at Phuket International Airport have been added to the watchlist to be screened as potential threats carrying the Wuhan coronavirus, officially designated COVID-19.
 
The Thaiger
Passengers leave Yokohama virus ship, China toll tops 2000

Passengers onboard the Diamond Princess, the coronavirus-wracked cruise ship which has been quarantined in Yokohama’s harbour for two weeks, began disembarking today after testing negative for the disease that has now claimed more than 2,000 lives in China. The ship proved a fertile breeding ground for the COVID-19 coronavirus, with at least 542 positive cases, […]

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3 solutions to Thailand’s English teacher shortage

by Eric Haeg Thailand needs 10,000 English teachers. News of a teacher shortage is no surprise, but news that the Ministry of Education has recently urged embassies to find English teachers has raised eyebrows. The US Embassy confirmed it participated in the meeting, and it has also been reported that over 20 other embassies participated in […]

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Rescue worker struck and killed at accident scene

A member of a rescue unit is dead after he was hit by a speeding pickup truck while helping victims at an accident scene in the western province of Prachuap Khiri Khan yesterday. Police identified the victim as Atthawut Nubanko of the Sawang Phae Paisan Thammasathan rescue unit. Another rescuer from the same team, Likit […]

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Westerdam passengers in Thailand found virus-free

Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob has announced that all 27 passengers from the cruise ship MS Westerdam who arrived in Thailand have tested negative for the COVID-19 coronavirus. The passengers, who disembarked in Cambodia on Valentine’s Day and came to Thailand, “…have tested negative and been allowed to continue to their destinations.” Two Thai passengers onboard […]

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Bangkok gunman arrested this morning in Phetchaburi

A lone, jealous gunman, who killed his ex-wife in her place of employment in a shopping centre near Victory Monument yesterday afternoon, has been arrested. The 34 year old gunman was arrested in a home in Phetchaburi, south west of Bangkok, at 4.30am today. He has been charged with pre-meditated murder, illegal possession of a […]

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Students turn themselves in after brutally beating teacher

Five men including two minors surrendered to police after allegedly attacking a 67 year old computer teacher, identified as Weerapong Masusai, in northeastern Thailand. The five surrendered to police in Nakhon Phanom yesterday morning. Police identified the suspected attackers as 20 year old Chokchai Mapan, 22 year old Natthawut Taiboontiam, 23 year old Laisue Yolai, […]

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PM says no to 9 day holiday

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has dismissed the idea of extending the Songkran Festival holiday to nine days. The PM says the idea was not brought up at a government cabinet meeting yesterday and will not be discussed any further. Prayut said he personally does not agree with a longer Songkran holiday and doesn’t believe it […]

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Gunman allegedly shoots and kills ex-wife at mall in Bangkok, another injured

Bangkok police report that a woman was shot and killed and a bystander wounded after a man opened fire in a shopping centre this afternoon. The gunman fled the scene straight after the shooting. He’s still at large. The incident took place in front of a beauty clinic inside Century Movie Plaza, near the Victory […]

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1 dead, 1 injured in Bangkok mall shooting, gunman escapes

One woman is dead and a bystander injured after a gunman opened fire at a shopping mall in downtown Bangkok on this afternoon. The incident occurred in front of a beauty clinic inside Century Movies Plaza, just steps away from a tourist shopping area. The victim killed was a 28 year old employee of the […]

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Air purifiers to be added to the top of Bangkok buses. Really…

“It is like a single dead pixel on your phone, hardly noticeable” Air purifiers sitting on tops of buses. Apparently this is another solution for Bangkok’s air pollution problems. Sounds like the people selling the mobile bus-top air purifiers have a very convincing sales person! But Bangkok’s Mass Transit Authority director Surachai Eamvachirasakul says the […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
Mall murder suspect arrested
A man accused of shooting dead his ex-wife and wounding another woman at a cosmetic clinic inside a shopping mall in Bangkok on Tuesday has been arrested.
GM to lay off 1,500 staff in Rayong
US car maker General Motors confirms that roughly 1,500 workers from its Thai operations have to be laid off this year once Chinese maker Great Wall Motors takes ownership of the Rayong facilities.
'Dark net' a godsend for paedophiles
With the enormous number of people going online in Thailand, more and more children are being lured into participating in so-called live "shows" directed by paedophiles, child advocates warn.
Opposition armed with 5 graft issues
The opposition claims it has at least five issues on corruption to censure the government on next week, which it believes could well result in the disintegration of the coalition, chief opposition whip Sutin Klungsang said.
Travel plans hit by coronavirus
The Public Health Ministry's new travel advisory for Japan and Singapore is sparking concern among Thai tourists, many of whom are asking tour operators to refund their tickets.
Prayut to stay on at house in army base
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha says he will continue to live in a house in an army base for security reasons.
Woman, 74, recovers from virus after 'Thai cocktail'
An elderly Chinese woman who received a "Thai cocktail" of HIV and flu drugs to treat severe Covid-19-related pneumonia left hospital on Tuesday after making a full recovery, a government official said.
Canadians aboard cruise ship 'infected' : Virus update
Canada said 32 of its citizens aboard the stricken Diamond Princess have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a tweet from the Toronto Star.
Fatal shooting in mall cosmetic clinic
A woman was killed and at least one other wounded by a man with a gun at a cosmetic clinic inside a shopping mall near Victory Monument in Bangkok on Tuesday afternoon.
Cambodia’s coronavirus complacency may exact global toll
SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia: When Cambodia’s prime minister greeted passengers on a cruise ship amid a coronavirus scare on Valentine’s Day, embraces were the order of the day. Protective masks were not.
 
NationThailand.com - News
German man falls to his death from condo in Pattaya
A German man reportedly jumped from the fourth floor of a condominium building and died on Monday (February 17) morning, Pattaya police said. 
Thais urged to postpone visits to Japan, Singapore amid virus threat
The Public Health Ministry has advised Thais planning trips to Singapore and Japan to postpone their visits, citing the rising number of people infected by the coronavirus in the two countries.
The coronavirus's effect on tourism will carry into 2021, experts say
Even as infections of the novel coronavirus seemed to be slowing last week, the effects of the epidemic on the global tourism industry were accelerating rapidly. 
Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang airports boost screening of S’porean, Japanese passengers to same level as Chinese
Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports have increased the intensity level of screening for passengers from Japan and Singapore, putting them on the same level as those from China after the number of Covid-19 coronavirus infections in those two countries have been on the increase, Suvarnabhumi Airport general manager Wing Commander Suthirawat Suwanawat said today (February 18).
21 Vietnamese ship crew found in Thai waters taken for Covid-19 testing
Twenty-one crew members of four Vietnamese ships searching for sea cucumber were on Saturday (February 15) taken by the Royal Thai Navy to Songkhla province in the evening for quarantine for Covid-19.
Navy, Air Force also asked to return state land
The Finance Ministry has asked the Royal Thai Navy and Air Force to follow the Army and return state land holdings, a senior official said.
 
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Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Drug smugglers killed in border clashes
CHIANG RAI: Three drug smugglers were killed and one arrested in two clashes with security forces near the border on Tuesday night and a total of 400,000 methamphetamine pills and 7 kilogrammes of crystal meth were seized, police reported.
Myanmar's most isolated pray for harvest
SATPALAW SHAUNG, Myanmar: A haunting refrain pierces the night as the tribeswomen of the Gongwang Bonyo, among the most isolated people in Myanmar, dance around a campfire to bless the harvest ahead.
London rapper Dave wins big at male-dominated Brit Awards
LONDON: Breakthrough London rapper Dave won the top gong at a male-dominated Brit Awards on Tuesday after delivering a politically-charged performance at British pop's biggest night.
Mall murder suspect arrested
A man accused of shooting dead his ex-wife and wounding another woman at a cosmetic clinic inside a shopping mall in Bangkok on Tuesday has been arrested.
Passengers leave Japan virus ship as China toll tops 2,000
YOKOHAMA: Relieved passengers began leaving a coronavirus-wracked cruise ship in Japan on Wednesday after testing negative for the disease that has now claimed more than 2,000 lives in China.
Army chopper to battle Loei fires
The army is deploying a helicopter as part of efforts to suppress wildfires in Phu Kradueng National Park in Loei province, which is suffering its worst forest fires in 17 years.
Somkid asks Jetro to back smart farming initiative
TOKYO: The Japan External Trade Organization (Jetro) is being asked to help support Thailand's agricultural restructuring, as the government through the state-owned Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) is offering as much as 20 billion baht in loans to support smart farming.
Resort operators cry 'discrimination'
The operators of resorts and tourism businesses found illegally occupying Doi Mon Cham, a popular hilltop attraction in Chiang Mai's Mae Rim district, are claiming the evictions "discriminate" against hill tribe people.
Democrats urged to curb defections
Democrat Party executives are being urged to find a way to curb defections that are causing internal instability, the party's MP for Trang Sathit Wongnongtoey said.
China virus death toll surges past 2,000
The death toll from China's new coronavirus epidemic jumped past 2,000 on Wednesday after 136 more people died, with the number of new cases falling for a second straight day, according to the National Health Commission.
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