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  • Dr Thon urges authorities to scrap the Surin Beach retention wall

    Dr Thon urges authorities to scrap the Surin Beach retention wall

    Dr Thon Thamrongnawasawat, assistant dean of the Faculty of Fisheries at Kasetsart University and a renowned marine specialist, has commented on the retention wall project of Cherngtalay OrBorTor that is planned to be built on Surin Beach saying that such a wall will be harmful for the local eco-system and beach environment.

  • Fisheries to send ‘Laypang’ the crocodile to Phuket Zoo

    Fisheries to send ‘Laypang’ the crocodile to Phuket Zoo

    An agreement has been reached by the Fisheries Department that the crocodile found in an old tin mine near Laypang Beach will be sent at Phuket Zoo next month. The Director General of Fisheries Department, Dr. Adisorn Promthep, said today (November 17) that, following the DNA test by Mahidol University, they found that Laypang is a mix breed between a freshwater crocodile and a saltwater one and it can’t be released back to the nature according to the Fisheries Regulation

  • THAIGER TODAY Friday, November 17

    THAIGER TODAY Friday, November 17

    Featuring a local Kathu school and their marching band.

  • Taking a drone to Myanmar? Declare it at Customs, or else.

    Taking a drone to Myanmar? Declare it at Customs, or else.

    Using the many new ‘toy’ drones – many under 40,000 baht and capable of being flown by anyone and shooting 4K video – is becoming public enemy #1 for some of Asia’s less tolerant governments.

  • One-third of Thai families live with some form of domestic violence and verbal abuse

    One-third of Thai families live with some form of domestic violence and verbal abuse

    PHOTO: scmp.com Hurtful words are among the root causes of domestic violence, with a survey revealing that some form of abuse exists in one in every three families in Thailand. Social Development and Human Security Minister Pol General Adul Saengsingkaew said yesterday that people hated hearing unkind words from family members. The most-harmful words and phrases cited in the survey in descending order were: “Die”, “Bastard”, “You should never have been born”, “You’re the problem”, “You are not as good as other children”, “You are irritating”, “You are a curse”, “Don’t even try” and “The child is rotten like the parents”.

  • Whale shark family spotted near Koh Hong, Krabi

    Whale shark family spotted near Koh Hong, Krabi

    Weerasak Srisajang, Chief of Than Bok Khorani National Park, has revealed that three whale sharks have been spotted yesterday afternoon (November 15) by national park officers during their survey after getting some reports of sharks swimming near the area recently. The three whale sharks were swimming together near Koh Hong, which is the largest number of whale sharks found at the same time in the area.

  • THAIGER TODAY Thursday, November 16

    THAIGER TODAY Thursday, November 16

    Meet Francesc Rovira, Michelin Star Chef | 3 dead and 48 injured in a bus crash | Toon OK after health scare | Building at Ao Sane will stay | four to be arrested for using drone during Royal Funeral. The post THAIGER TODAY Thursday, November 16 appeared first on Phuket Gazette .

  • DSI visits Laypang Beach to recover encroached land from illegal businesses

    DSI visits Laypang Beach to recover encroached land from illegal businesses

    An earlier attempt to remove Tony Restaurant from Laypang Beach in April 2016. The Director General of DSI, Pol Col Paisit Wongmuang, and the Deputy Director General, Pol Lt Col Prawut Wongsinil, along with their team and local authorities, visited Laypang Beach today (November 16) to give notice to the business operators who still occupy the land. The direction is to move out within 30 days.

  • Krabi kindergarten teacher being investigated for pupil abuse

    Krabi kindergarten teacher being investigated for pupil abuse

    After a gathering of interested parents and teachers from the Utarakij School students at Krabi Damrongtham Centre, calling for the expulsion of the kindergarten teacher of class 1 and 2, after she allegedly abused her students (and allegedly attacked parents as well as locking up her students), Krabi Primary Education Office Deputy Director, Songserm Mengbut, has updated the situation. He says that the school director has ordered the teacher to only teach her subjects alongside another teacher and has removed her from being the class teacher

  • “Myanmar security forces slit the throats of Muslim Rohingya and burned victims alive” – Watchdog report

    “Myanmar security forces slit the throats of Muslim Rohingya and burned victims alive” – Watchdog report

    Myanmar security forces slit the throats of Muslim Rohingya and burned victims alive, watchdogs said in a report on Wednesday that cited mounting evidence of genocide against the minority group. The report by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Southeast Asia-based Fortify Rights documents “widespread and systematic attacks” on Rohingya civilians between October 9 and December of last year, and from August 25 of this year.