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    “This is not a hotel” – Share economy exploits loopholes

    by Nophakhun Limsamarnphun Explosion in short term rentals causes problems for hotels and reduces tax revenues. Legal loopholes and lax regulation of the hotel business have led to a large number of unlicensed hotel operators and unregistered guests in major tourist destinations in Thailand, according to government and private sector officials

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    Paper aeroplane champ is now a Thai citizen

    The paper plane champ is officially, Thai ID and all, a Thai citizen. Almost a decade after earning fame by winning an international paper-aeroplane championship in Japan at the age of 12, Mong Thongdee has collected his letter of approval for Thai citizenship.

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    Two escape serious injury when a truck overturned in Kamala 

    PHOTOS: Kamala Police Two people have escaped serious injury after the truck they were travelling in over-turned in Kamala this afternoon. Kamala Police were notified of the accident around 2 pm. Police arrived to find the six wheeler truck over-turned on the side of the road.

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    Phuket Vegetarian processions continue – Day Three

    The Phuket vegetarian street processions continue to amaze, thrill and scare spectators. Thais, expats and foreign tourists are enjoyed watching and participating in some of the processions on day three

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    Baby elephant Chao Duan dies, 13 days after falling it pit

    A two year old male elephant, nicknamed Chao Duan, died earlier today from his injuries, 13 days after veterinarians tried to save it after it fell into a pit in Chumphon.

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    Key suspect arrested in 800 million baht bitcoin ‘scam’

    Parinya Jaravijit, a key suspect in an alleged 800 million baht bitcoin investment scam, was arrested last night at Suvarnabhumi Airport when he arrived back in Thailand. Parinya – who continues to maintain his innocence – was taken to Ratchadapisek Criminal Court today to apply for his first 12 day detention period (October 12-23). Police have objected to his bail release on the grounds that he was a flight risk and that the case has caused considerable damage.

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    Aussies in Asia: The Thai island life of media man Tim Newton

    by  Peter Olszewski Featured in this week’s edition of mediaweek.com.au There’s also a tropical island buzz about the way Thaiger conducts its business What do you do if you’re a middle-aged entrepreneurial spirit, a self-confessed media junkie who’s put in 20 years in Australian radio, then invested in a Chinese boat-building business and went bust? If you’re  Tim Newton , you pack your bags and head for a tropical island like Phuket where you can eat cheap Thai food and hang up a shingle saying you’re in media business mode again, but fully embracing the digital world. That was Newton’s move in 2012, and now, after some savvy moves, he’s heading  Thaiger , which he launched basically as just an FM radio station in October 2016 when he and a friend bought the digital assets of the once print-heavy  Phuket Gazette , which had shut up shop

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    Pet registration bill rethink after public outcry

    by Kornwaree Panyasuppakun A Bill approved by the Cabinet, making it mandatory to register dogs and cats, has ben derailed after pet lovers cried foul over the high fee for the registration documents, threatening to abandon their pets.

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    Three border police wounded in Narathiwat attack

    by Narong Nuansakul Three border patrol police officers have been injured after being fired on in a gun attack by two suspected insurgents while returning to their base in Narathiwat’s Rusoh district yesterday morning (Thursday). Police deputy inspector Captain Marut Nilkosi visited the scene at Ban Manang Panyang (Moo 1) in Tambon Samakkhee. Officers collected around 20 spent AK-47 and HK cartridges where the pair shot at the passing police pick-up

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    Man shoots himself in Rassada, Phuket

    The younger brother of a famous Phuket business man has shot and killed himself in Rassada. Phuket City Police were called to the scene at Soi Srisuchart View on Chalerm Phrakiet Rama 9 (Bypass) Road at 4.30pm yesterday.