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  • THURSDAY MORNING NEWS BRIEFS – All your local news in 3 minutes

    THURSDAY MORNING NEWS BRIEFS – All your local news in 3 minutes

    We welcome Thursday and are enjoying the continuing good weather but know there’s a bit of possible rain on the way with a weakening tropical depression. From the TMD… “During 22-24 December, it is forecast as a tropical depression moving near Malaysia and the lower South of Thailand.” Let’s check today’s main news stories… Protesters threaten to go to BKK to SUPPORT Thepa power plant Supporters of the Thepha coal-fired power plant project in Songkhla are threatening to protest in Bangkok if the government does not approve the project within 45 days, while denouncing opponents of the plan as “outsiders” who do not represent the local people. Meanwhile, the group opposing the power plant released a statement saying the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand is just manipulating locals to drum up support

  • Impounded fishing boats destroyed in blaze

    Impounded fishing boats destroyed in blaze

    A fire broke out early on Wednesday, damaging six of seven impounded Vietnamese fishing trawlers and sinking the seventh.

  • Laypang arrives at new home – Phuket Zoo

    Laypang arrives at new home – Phuket Zoo

    The 2.8 metre crocodile, Laypang, said to be an “alien species” that was caught around Laypang Beach several months ago, was transferred to the Phuket Zoo today (December 20).

  • How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?

    How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?

    It’s a question asked by an article nearly a year ago. Tim Newton ponders if much has changed in the last 12 months…. “In the worst of the incidents, 25 people died on Monday in Chonburi province after a pick-up truck and a minivan collided and burst into flames.

  • THAIGER TODAY Wednesday, December 20

    THAIGER TODAY Wednesday, December 20

    Prayut backs his deputy over watch scandal | Air Asia uniforms ‘too revealing’ | Help comes to Krabi 9 year old | Baan Yamu monkeys to be shifted | National police chief vows to track down bus burners | Tanyakan family file official police complaint | Diphtheria hits young refugees in camps in Bangladesh. The post THAIGER TODAY Wednesday, December 20 appeared first on Phuket Gazette .

  • Pick-up truck loses control killing Khon Kaen driver

    Pick-up truck loses control killing Khon Kaen driver

    Kathu police received a report at 1.35am this morning (December 20) about a car crash in Phra Phuket Kaew Road. The officers and Kusoltham Phuket Foundation rushed to the scene and found a bronze pick-up truck wrapped around a lamp post in the middle of the road, near the coconut plantation curve heading east towards the Samkong Underpass intersection

  • Blade Runner ‘Cola’ sets a good example

    Blade Runner ‘Cola’ sets a good example

    Remember our story about the ‘blade runner’ dog Cola, the soi dog who had a bad start in his life as a pup with both paws amputated? Story HERE. The story has gone viral since then with all the major news agencies picking up the good-news tale about a soi dog who was lucky to be adopted by Soi Dog Foundation’s co-founder Gill Dalley

  • Help pours in to assist the 9 year old boy from Krabi

    Help pours in to assist the 9 year old boy from Krabi

    After the news regarding 9 year old Poramet Duangchan was reported yesterday (Poramet was hit by a car, suffered head trauma, and now has to live in a cage as his father, who works full-time, finds it difficult to control him and stop him from running away), Krabi Office of Social Development and Human Security, along with Krabi officials and the Krabi Red Cross are helping the boy. Donations have reached 400,000 baht

  • Paklok monkeys to be sterilised and moved away

    Paklok monkeys to be sterilised and moved away

    After a second public hearing gathering about 50 locals of Baan Yamu in Paklok, who have all had problems with monkeys destroying their valuables, the Chief of Khao Phra Theao non-hunting area, Pongchat Chuahom, says the monkeys will be sterilised, receive a health checkup and then moved to a new home. The meeting chaired by Paklok’s Mayor, Punya Sampaorat, agreed to ask the Department of Natural Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) to help manage the problem.

  • WEDNESDAY MORNING NEWS BRIEFS – All your local news in 3 minutes

    WEDNESDAY MORNING NEWS BRIEFS – All your local news in 3 minutes

    More sunshine with a few clouds, more cool evenings and more fresh north-easterly winds. It’s the middle of the week in Phuket.