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  • Woman escapes an alleged sexual assault in a BKK mall

    Woman escapes an alleged sexual assault in a BKK mall

    A woman escaped an alleged sexual assault by a Bangkok mall security guard on Thursday morning thanks to the timely aid by passers-by, according a Thai user of Facebook, who shared a video clip of the incident and told the story as a precautionary tale.

  • Cops raid BKK pub, still open at 4am

    Cops raid BKK pub, still open at 4am

    Police raided a pub on Sukhumvit Soi 22 in Bangkok Thursday morning after it stayed open well past the mandated 2am closing time. Tally, on the ground floor of the Holiday Inn in Vadhana district, was still open at 4am when police arrived, about 200 patrons drinking and dancing. Twenty of them tested positive for illicit drugs and were taken to Police Hospital to have the test results confirmed, in which case they faced legal action

  • UPDATE: Phi Phi boat explosion

    UPDATE: Phi Phi boat explosion

    Authorities have been visiting injured passengers and staff of ‘King Poseidon’ in Phuket and Krabi while a meeting regarding the accident will be held today (January 15) chaired by Phuket’s Governor as well as an investigation at the accident scene by Krabi authorities.

  • More flooding for 2018 – La Nina heads our way

    More flooding for 2018 – La Nina heads our way

    Similar weather conditions to those that occurred during Thailand’s second most severe flooding in 1995 is predicted for this year, according to weather experts. They are warning that an expected “La Nina” condition will bring more rain and storms than usual to Thailand, and that increasingly extreme and unpredictable weather should be expected as a result of climate change. Prominent water and climate change experts interviewed by The Nation agreed that Thailand will receive larger amount of precipitation than usual due to the influence of the La Nina phase of the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO), which is expected during this year.

  • Woman attempts to smuggle in over a kilo of cocaine at Phuket Airport

    Woman attempts to smuggle in over a kilo of cocaine at Phuket Airport

    A woman from Ivory Coast, flying in from Doha, was arrested at Phuket International Airport after an airport X-ray found more than one kilogram of cocaine that she’d swallowed, wrapped in small plastic packets.

  • Toon crosses the finish line, exceeding the fund-raising targets and becoming a national hero

    Toon crosses the finish line, exceeding the fund-raising targets and becoming a national hero

    Thailand’s national hero Artiwara Kongmalai, better known as Toon Bodyslam, has completed his epic mission to raise funds for state hospitals via a run from the country’s southernmost corner to its northernmost tip.

  • Who’s deserving of the title ‘Phuket Person of the Year’?

    Who’s deserving of the title ‘Phuket Person of the Year’?

    Charity runner/singer Artiwara “Toon” Kongmalai has been voted Thailand’s most admirable person of the year, overwhelmingly beating Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha, in a poll conducted by Bangkok University.   The survey was carried out by Bangkok Poll who interviewed 1,154 people from December 9 to 12.

  • There’s trouble brewing

    There’s trouble brewing

    The Alcohol Control Board is suing open air beer gardens, specifically the one at Central World Plaza in Bangkok, for ‘violating advertising laws’. But that’s not all

  • SUNDAY MORNING BRIEFING – All your news in 3 minutes

    SUNDAY MORNING BRIEFING – All your news in 3 minutes

    Welcome to your Sunday news briefing Phuket. Surrounding Phuket Province, many large areas in the south are mopping up serious flooding in the wake of heavy rains all last week – from Chumpon to Yala, mostly along the Gulf of Thailand coast.

  • Police roles could be moved to other Government departments

    Police roles could be moved to other Government departments

    The police force is looking to transfer many of its current key missions to other agencies if the reform plan approved by the National Reform Committee on Judicial Affairs goes ahead. The regulation of traffic flow and enforcement of traffic laws, for example, will be handed over to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), the Pattaya City Administration and some 30 other city municipalities around the country within three years of the laws related to police reforms taking effect