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  • 240,000 methamphetamine pills seized after northern car chase

    240,000 methamphetamine pills seized after northern car chase

    Police have seized a huge haul of 240,000 methamphetamine pills after a hot pursuit of drug smugglers near Chiang Rai yesterday morning.

  • NIDA poll shows 81 percent of Thais admire Prayut

    NIDA poll shows 81 percent of Thais admire Prayut

    The majority of respondents in a NIDA poll are giving PM Prayut Chan-o-cha good poll numbers for his administration’s performance over the past three years following the 2014 coup. Deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwan was also named the most impressive Cabinet member in the same survey. The poll by the National Institute of Development Administration says that 49 per cent of the 1,250 people surveyed approved of the Prayut government’s performance

  • “Hello Alexa, read me the latest technology news.”

    “Hello Alexa, read me the latest technology news.”

    by Ben Hobbs, H3 Digital, Cherngtalay Starting with Apple’s Siri, released back in 2011, and followed by Google Now in 2013 on Android, smart phone users became accustomed to talking to smart devices with their voice. Sure, it feels a bit strange at first but once you got over the psychological hurdle of talking to your phone, instead of into it, we took it as granted as one more weapon in the smart phones arsenal

  • Southern violence moving further north. Former Minister recommends martial law in Songkhla.

    Southern violence moving further north. Former Minister recommends martial law in Songkhla.

    In the aftermath of a truck robbery in which one hostage and one suspect were killed, officials are now floating the idea of reintroducing martial law in the southern provinces – specifically districts in Songkhla. Thavorn Senniam, former deputy interior minister and former member of Songkhla’s House of Representatives, says that the government should consider declaring martial law in some of Songkhla’s districts

  • Ratsada drug purge continues

    Ratsada drug purge continues

    A 21 year old man from Ratsada sub-district, Wanchana Saelim, was arrested yesterday (August 19) with 589 amphetamine pills  plus 50 grams of meth amphetamine. The arrest follows a report from an undercover officer in the Ratsada area who had followed Khun Wanchana for a while and discovered he was trafficking drugs to the locals on a regular basis; the officer then tried to buy drugs from Wanchana and made an appointment in front of a convenient store at a gas station in Chalong,. He was arrested when he arrived

  • The two-stroke power plant of South East Asia

    The two-stroke power plant of South East Asia

    Whenever you visit South East Asia one thing becomes immediately apparent – the economies would never survive without the ubiquitous 110cc step-thru motorbikes.

  • The 110cc power plant of South East Asia

    The 110cc power plant of South East Asia

    Whenever you visit South East Asia one thing becomes immediately apparent – the economies would never survive without the ubiquitous 110cc step-thru motorbikes. Some may have bigger engines, some might have been ‘modified’ and some might have been cared for more than others

  • 9th Floor gets top gong from Exotiq Magazine

    9th Floor gets top gong from Exotiq Magazine

    Patong’s  The 9 th Floor restaurant in Patong has been voted the best independent restaurant on Phuket in the inaugural 2017 “ Exotiq Magazine Thailand Best of the Best” awards. The Gold Award was made after  Exotiq Magazine’s readers voted over an 18 week period.

  • Baggage handler nabbed at Phuket Airport over thefts

    Baggage handler nabbed at Phuket Airport over thefts

    Attachai Kaewduang, a 25 years old Baggage Handler working at Phuket Airport, was caught and arrested for stealing a mobile phone and other valuables. Police found that he had repeatedly stole belongings from passengers

  • Chinese tourists get in trouble in strong Nai Thon surf

    Chinese tourists get in trouble in strong Nai Thon surf

    Lifeguards saved two Chinese swimmers at Nai Thon beach yesterday after they’d decided swimming in a red flag zone was a good idea. As the shore along Nai Thon has sudden drops off, the red flags were placed along the beach yesterday with quite heavy surf and strong onshore winds