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  • Fire destroys six houses in Wichit, Phuket

    Fire destroys six houses in Wichit, Phuket

    Fire has destroyed six houses at the Klong Koh Phee Community in Wichit last night. No injuries or deaths was reported. Officers from the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) stationed at Wichit Municipality were notified of a fire in Soi 6 in Klong Koh Phee Community in Wichit at 11:50pm last night

  • Thai prison staff sacked for collusion to murder, drugs and smuggling

    Thai prison staff sacked for collusion to murder, drugs and smuggling

    PHOTO: Getty Images Six prison officers have been dismissed by the Department of Corrections (DOC) following involvement in a varied and disturbing range of transgressions. Out of the six officers, one was arrested for charges of collusion to commit murder and has been sentenced to life in prison by the Supreme Court.

  • Two suspects arrested with drugs in Phuket

    Two suspects arrested with drugs in Phuket

    Police have arrested two suspects with 4,187 methamphetamine pills and 65.04 grams of crystal methamphetamine this week. Police arrested 31 year old Sorrawit ‘Ball’ Singkornrat from Phuket and 22 year old Lalita ‘Aui’ Boonchadoo from Roi-et at a department store in Phuket Town. Police seized the 4,187 methamphetamine pills and 65.04 grams of crystal methamphetamine after they arrested the two suspects who they alleged had kept drugs in the department store before selling to others.

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    Want that perfect picture? Just wait your turn.

    PHOTO: Tomas Alfoldi In this modern day of social media it seems so many are out to get that ‘perfect shot’, and will go to great lengths to get it. Seeing a picture of someone perched on some isolated cliff overlooking some natural wonder and thinking to yourself  ‘I’ve got to get that picture!’.

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    Marine Department halts contstruction of Karon retaining wall

    PHOTOS: DMCR Officials from the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources have paused the Karon Beach retaining wall construction project this week. The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources report that officials found that the project was originally aimed at improving the outlook near the Nong Harn Swamp at Karon Beach and to prevent soil running into the sea. The construction design is 470 metres long of which 280 metres of the wall is complete.

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    BMA says it’s time to sort out Bangkok’s soi dogs

    Bangkok’s governor says the time is up for the capital’s stray dogs. He says ‘enough is enough’ and that too many people are being bitten and harassed. Measures adopted by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration have so far proved insufficient and new plans are now being made to address the ongoing problem of stray dogs.

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    New flat-fee taxi service to start 2019 after fare hike refused

    A new taxi service offering unlimited rides for a flat monthly fee of 10,200 baht is set to be launched early next year in Bangkok and surrounding provinces. A total of 2,000 professional taxi drivers and association members will make up the new My Taxi Co fleet, which customers could hail via a smartphone App, according to association president Worapol Kaemkhunthod this morning. Cabbies would no longer have to depend on the Department of Land Transport (DLT)’s fare hikes since they wouldn’t be using the meter, he said.

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    13 provinces on alert for flash flooding

    The Deputy PM Gen Chatchai Sarikalya explained today that winter will officially begin in the nation late this month and the Meteorological Department has assessed that rains in all regions except the south will be 10-20 percent less than the usual average for this time of the year. Meanwhile, flood warnings are in force in the south until Saturday night. Permanent Secretary for Public Health, Dr

  • Krabi residents say no to dolomite mine

    Krabi residents say no to dolomite mine

    Over a hundred residents in Krabi province have staged a rally against an attempt to operate a dolomite mine in their community. (Dolomite is used for acid neutralisation in the chemical industry, in stream restoration projects, and as a soil conditioner

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    Phuket monkey sterilisation Stage Two underway

    PHOTOS: The Phuket PR Office Southern long-tailed macaques, captured at Khoa To Sae have been sterilised today. 129 macaques were captured yesterday (September 13) at Khao To Sae in Rassada as part of Stage Two in the capture/steralise/release program