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  • Dodgy ‘Botox’, fillers and beauty enhancement products seized in Bangkok

    Dodgy ‘Botox’, fillers and beauty enhancement products seized in Bangkok

    400,000+ items of ‘fake’ Botox, stem cells and breast enhancement injectables, valued at an estimated 80 million baht, have been seized by DSI (Department of Special Investigation) and officials from the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Intellectual Property from 12 locations around Bangkok. The investigation, culminating in Wednesday’s seizures, have been going for two years as officials followed the money trails of the beauty enhancement network involved in the import of the fake or sub-standard products. Thai PBS reports that the dodgy beauty enhancement products were offered through Instagram and Line accounts to customers and through ‘beauty clinics’ specifically set up to sell the fake medications and materials.

  • Ratchaburi officials fumigate local villages following 14 Singaporeans contracting Chikungunya

    Ratchaburi officials fumigate local villages following 14 Singaporeans contracting Chikungunya

    14 Singaporean students and teachers, on a study tour in Ratchaburi, became ill from Chikungunya fever. They were on a study tour to a Thai village in the central province. All were treated and returned to Singapore by last Monday, according to the school principal Mary Seah

  • Phuket warned of flash flood and land slides – VIDEO

    Phuket warned of flash flood and land slides – VIDEO

    PHOTOS/VIDEO: Phuket Traffic Report / Newshawk Phuket A warning was issued yesterday for Phuketians to be aware of flash floods and potential landslides after long hours of rain yesterday, especially in the central areas of the island, including Thalang. The announcement was issued yesterday by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Phuket Office to the Phuket Governor and the Phuket PR Office.

  • Investigation launched into private hospital for alleged overcharging

    Investigation launched into private hospital for alleged overcharging

    FILE PHOTO If you wish to make a complaint about private hospital overcharging and rorts, phone 1569. The Thai government’s Commerce Ministry is considering legal action against a Thai private hospital for allegedly overcharging a patient who was charged 30,000 baht for treatment for diarrhea

  • Thailand’s first Rabies death for the year

    Thailand’s first Rabies death for the year

    PHOTOS: PR Office The first death from rabies this year was in Surin, north of Thailand. The Public Relation Department today reported that Dr

  • Bangkok traffic police sidelined because they don’t know the road rules

    Bangkok traffic police sidelined because they don’t know the road rules

    PHOTO: Thai Rath The deputy commissioner of the metropolitan police Maj-Gen Jirasan Kaewsaeng-ek says some traffic police have been transferred to office duties because they didn’t know the traffic rules. Thai Rath reports that they had been on duty directing the traffic and issuing traffic violation fines but had passed no courses on what the actual traffic rules were. The admission comes as the metropolitan police embark on a massive education drive to train all officers on traffic duties.

  • Baby flying lemur and injured slow loris rescued in Phuket

    Baby flying lemur and injured slow loris rescued in Phuket

    PHOTOS: Pongchart Chueahom/DNP The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation reports that the head of Khao Phra Thaeo Non-Hunting Area, Pongchart Chueahom, has checked in to see the progress of a baby flying lemur and injured slow loris which are being treated at the Department’s wildlife facility. “They are both healthy and the Loris is recovering well. They will be released into the Khao Phra Thaeo Non-Hunting reserve in Thalang when they are able to fend for themselves.” In the case of the baby flying lemur it has many months ahead to grow and learn ‘lemur stuff’ without its mother

  • 400 marauding macaques invade plantations in Surat Thani

    400 marauding macaques invade plantations in Surat Thani

    PHOTO: Catch us if you can Surat Thani officials are coming up with a plan to sort out the 400+ long-tailed macaques who have been invading fruit orchards and oil palm plantations for months. Provincial governor Wichawut Jinto has made the order after receiving countless complaints from residents of the southern province’s Phunphin district saying that the monkeys have caused damage to their orchards and plantations. Officials from the provincial administration have visited the local residents to listen to their grievances.

  • Rain-making efforts will continue until end of month in Khon Kaen

    Rain-making efforts will continue until end of month in Khon Kaen

    The Northeastern Royal Rainmaking Operation Centre is extending the royal rainmaking operation period, as part of air pollution reduction efforts, until the end of February.

  • 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