Artikel tagged “deputy”

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    Khao San Road vendors defy BMA’s ban on sidewalk trading

    By Kornwaree Panyasuppakun “We will open and close our footpath stalls at the regular time.” Bangkok’s Khao San Road street vendors are defying the BMA’s ban on footpath stalls. City Hall has decided that the footpaths must be ‘returned to the people’ and that market traders are going to have to restrict their sales from 6pm – midnight, instead of the all day trading they’ve been providing to tourists in the past. About 70 per cent of stall owners started setting up their stalls after a symbolic street clean in the morning marked the beginning of the ban

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    Sing Buri and Chiang Rai – major drug busts

    Police in Sing Buri, central Thailand, say they’ve cracked open a major drug syndicate with the arrest of key members. A major drug-trafficking ring’s members were arrested along with 11,600,000 methamphetamine pills and some 700kg of crystal methamphetamine or “ice”. The announcement from the deputy national police chief Pol General Chalermkiat Srivorakan yesterday.

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    Chiang Rai: Complicated process of evacuation begins

    “Operation to rescue footballers a success but not over yet.” Chiang Rai Governor.

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    Bangkok: 88 million baht worth of assets seized over corruption

    The AMLO (Anti-Money Laundering Office) is set to confiscate assets from three former top officials of the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security plus 12 other accomplices. The value of the assets is said to have a value of 88 million baht to compensate over corruption involving state funds for the destitute

  • Cabinet meeting in Nakhon Sawan – Prayut rejects demands from groups

    Cabinet meeting in Nakhon Sawan – Prayut rejects demands from groups

    Amid claims that regional visits were an attempt to boost his popularity before the election, he said: “In the past four years, we have always had this kind of excursion. So, don’t think that we do this on purpose.” The PM, Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, yesterday said ‘no’ to financial demands made by groups from the lower northern provinces during a Cabinet meeting in Nakhon Sawan province, in the Central area, north of Bangkok.

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    Three more arrested in Phuket loan shark crackdown

    Phuket Provincial Deputy Commander Col Sermpan Sirikong says, “We’ve arrested one male and two female suspects in a loan shark crackdown. From May 24 until now we have arrested 18 suspects.” Read more about last month’s arrests over loan shark charges  HERE . “The male suspects are 41 year old Songkran Moonthongkam from Nakhon Pathom

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    Thai teen pregnancy education gets real

    The Education Ministry will include a test on sex education and life skills in the Ordinary National Educational Test (Onet) from this year forward as a part of efforts to prevent teen pregnancy. “We will soon inform all students about this decision via their schools,” Deputy Prime Minister General Chatchai Sarikulya said on the weekend. The decision was reached at a meeting of the committee on preventing teen pregnancy and solving related problems held last Friday.

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    ’11 months’ until the next election. Do the maths….

    Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Kreangam election will take place about 11 months from now after the Constitutional Court ruled the organic bill on the election of MPs as ‘constitutional’. The 11 month timeline puts next years election around April, at least two months after PM Prayut promised the next general election for Thai voters.

  • Chinese man arrested with 57 fake ATM cards in BKK

    Chinese man arrested with 57 fake ATM cards in BKK

    FILE PHOTO A Chinese man has been arrested for allegedly stealing ATM card identities to make fake ones and steal from bank accounts. Pol Maj-General Surachet Hakpal, the deputy commissioner of the Tourist Police Bureau (and earning a reputation as an International Crime Terminator), said the 27 year old Chinese man, named as Xen Dazui, was arrested while he was using a fake card to withdraw money from an ATM machine in front of Soi 20 Mithuna in Bangkok’s Huay Khwang district.

  • Gambling crackdown ahead of World Cup

    Gambling crackdown ahead of World Cup

    With the 2018 World Cup in Russia fast approaching, the Royal Thai Police are launching a special centre tasked with cracking down on online football gambling.