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  • 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

  • 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.