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    Singapore businessman’s Porsche hits Krabi Police officer

    A Singaporean businessman, driving a luxury sports car, has hit Krabi police at a checkpoint yesterday in Krabi. The Krabi City Police were conducting a scheduled checkpoint at about noon yesterday on Petkasem Road in Krabi City

  • Bangkok man killed when pickup hits wild elephant

    Bangkok man killed when pickup hits wild elephant

    A Bangkok driver has been killed after his pickup truck appears to have hit a wild elephant on an unlit road in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Pak Chong district. The driver has been identified as 58 year old Nakharin Boonchai. Officials believe the pickup hit a large elephant as the road was dark and the driver could not see the large mammal

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    Officers inspect Koh Racha in public access complaint

    PHOTOS: Damrongdhama Centre  Officials from the Damrongdhama Centre, Phuket Office visited Koh Racha Yai to inspect the area where locals have claimed that a hotel operator has closed a public entrance. Locals on Koh Racha Yai had filed a complaint to the Damrongdhama Centre (Office of the Ombudsman) Phuket Office. They claim that a hotel operator has closed an entrance which is on public land

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    Frosty reception on Doi Inthanon this morning

    Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s tallest and most revered mountain in Chiang Mai, awoke this morning covered in frost as the mercury dipped to minus 1 Celsius degrees. Kritsayam Kongsatree, chief of the Doi Inthanon National Park in Chiang Mai’s Jom Thong district, says it was the first time this winter/cold season the temperature had fallen below freezing. He added that the cold has caused frost to form on the grass and leaves on the mountaintop, much to the delight of tourists visiting the area

  • Big drug dealer killed in Krabi

    Big drug dealer killed in Krabi

    A man police describe as a ‘big’ drug dealer in Krabi has been killed by Border Patrol Police after he opened fire on police over the weekend. 33 year old Somchai Maithong was shot with three bullets by police after he opened fire as he was fleeing police at a rubber plantation in Krabi. Police checked his body and found 4,000 of methamphetamine pills and a handgun with him. Nearby police discovered a hut where they found a rifle and one kilogram of crystal methamphetamine (ice).

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    Thai government being urged to legalise e-cigarettes and vaping

    by Jintana Panyaarvudh Allowing smoke-free products seen as more effective in discouraging tobacco smokers than the introduction of plain packaging for cigarette packets. The Nation reports that a network of e-cigarette users and importers is suggesting that lifting the ban on smoke-free products and issuing appropriate regulations would be a more-effective measure to discourage people from smoking rather than selling cigarettes in plain packages.

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    Uncertainty in Bangkok’s residential property market – CBRE

    CBRE, an international property consultancy company, is reporting ‘looming uncertainty’ in the Bangkok residential property market. Although developers have recently increased their launches of condominiums, sales to Thai buyers have slowed in some locations and are likely to slow further with the coming imposition of tighter mortgage lending

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    Phuket’s largest Loy Krathong festivities – PHOTOS

    Phuket’s largest Loy Krathong parade was held in Phuket Town last night while police ramped up security for the island’s busiest celebrations in Saphan Hin. The Parade was hosted by the Phuket City Municipality and started at 6pm heading along the Phuket Town Road to Saphan Hin.

  • South Korean local company owner falls to his death in Chiang Mai

    South Korean local company owner falls to his death in Chiang Mai

    PHOTO: Sanook Sanook has reported that a Korean man has died after jumping from a flat roof on a department store in Huay Kaew Road, Chiang Mai. CCTV shows the man at the view point yesterday, according to Chang Pheuak police. Three or four other tourists were also enjoying the view at the same location

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    Thai Environment Day – December 4

    December 4 every year is declared Thai Environment Day. This year, according to Thai Residents, leading department stores, supermarkets, and convenience stores will not be giving away any plastic bags on that date (there’s a list of the participating stores below)

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