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    Two escape serious injuries in Phuket storm

    Two people have escaped injures after a big tree toppled by high winds landed on their moving car as they were travelling through Thalang on Saturday (June 16). Thalang Police were notified of the incident on Pru Sompan Road at the entrance of Soi Baan Ja in Thapkrasattri, Thalang at 8.30pm. The fallen tree had blocked the road with the car underneath.

  • Wife missing after pickup is swept into a Ranong canal

    Wife missing after pickup is swept into a Ranong canal

    By Kanita Seetong Storms, high winds and flash flooding have wreaked havoc across the Andaman region over recent days. Flash floods have swept a pickup into a canal in Ranong’s Suk Samran district last night (Saturday), with one of the victims missing and feared dead

  • Bangkok: Be brave to speak, get better jobs and a better social life

    Bangkok: Be brave to speak, get better jobs and a better social life

    (Translated) Young Thais students are still being subjected to a largely rote learning style of education. But some young Bangkokians are speaking out about widening their education and life to embrace the English language as well.

  • Thai economic growth forecast projections up to 6% – World Bank

    Thai economic growth forecast projections up to 6% – World Bank

    The World Bank is looking to boost projections for growth in the Thai economy. In the last financial quarter, expansion of the Thai economy hit a five-year high. Ulrich Zachau, the World Bank’s director for Thailand and regional partnerships, says that a stable outlook and signs that Thai business is investing again domestically are among the positive factors for the second-largest economy in Southeast Asia.

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    Is a fresh crackdown on alcohol-related sales and businesses on the way?

    The Thai junta is warning that it intends to enforce harsh measures regulating the advertising and promotion of alcohol, in a move that will affect thousands of businesses throughout the country.

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    Chiang Mai: Judicial officers have “no plans to move out” – Doi Sutep housing controversy heats up

    Despite a ban on use of the controversial housing project on the slopes of Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai, judicial officials are not only living there but refuse to move out. The campaigners against the ‘scar of Doi Suthep’ held a meeting today, to address the issue of officers living in the judicial housing, despite a government order that nobody should live there. On June 15, a meeting was held to review the progress and issues of the forest restoration plan on the judicial residences area from the survey that was carried out three days earlier

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    Monkey chase in Chalong

    Whilst mischievous monkeys are being rounded up and sent to uninhabited islands around Phuket, one has found its way into a Chalong residential area. A monkey was found running around homes in Chalong yesterday (June 16). Officers of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) stationed at Chalong Municipality were notified at 10.05am that a monkey was searching for food around a worker camp in Soi Yod Sanae

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    Controlled use of kratom and marijuana to be decriminalised

    By Pratch Rujivanarom There may be a time in the near future where local police aren’t required to chase around and arrest people using krater and marijuana, in some situation and in small quantities. Decriminalisation has worked in some countries where it is followed by solid public education.

  • Phuket Governor warns of heavy rains and possible flooding

    Phuket Governor warns of heavy rains and possible flooding

    Following the heavy rain, Phuket’s Governor, Norrapat Plodthong, is expressing his concerns yesterday about more flash flooding. “According to the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) Office of the Southern West Coast, from yesterday (June 16) until Wednesday (June 20). There is a Southwest monsoon that is affecting the Andaman Sea as well as the whole west coast of southern Thailand.” “The torrential rains with isolated heavy downpours are expected in Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi, Ranong, Trang and Satun.

  • Bangkok: A car and 500 motorcycle seized in road racing crackdown

    Bangkok: A car and 500 motorcycle seized in road racing crackdown

    Police in Samut Prakan province, just south east of central Bangkok city, have seized a car and some 500 motorcycles in a crack down on road racing last night (Friday). Pol Maj-General Surachet Hakpal said police from 14 police stations in Samut Prakan set up road checkpoints to check for vehicles that were illegally modified for racing.

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