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  • The man who uncovered the watch scandal

    The man who uncovered the watch scandal

    The wristwatch scandal undermining the government can be credited to one man who wrote posts on his “investigative” website about all the 25 luxury watches allegedly worn by Deputy Premier and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan in recent years. The online portal  CSI LA provided convincing information that led to public uproar, including photos of Prawit wearing the watches alongside details of the pricey timepieces. Prawit did not include any of the expensive watches in his financial reports submitted to the National Anti-Corruption Commission.

  • Lost tusk in pachyderm punch-up

    Lost tusk in pachyderm punch-up

    Officials at Khao Yai National Park are standing by with medical gear in case more elephant bulls engage in combat over grazing rights – or over a female, as happened on Wednesday morning. Male elephants Plai Duan and Plai Sa-ard were duelling over a female from 7am Wednesday into the afternoon in the Pong Thung Kwang area. Plai Duan sustained a cut over the left eye, but you should’ve seen the other guy – Plai Sa-ard lost a tusk

  • Top Ten hard truths of living as an expat in Thailand

    Top Ten hard truths of living as an expat in Thailand

    There will be bumps along the way between your visits to the beach, bar and immigration office (sometimes the bumps will be at the beach, bar and immigration office). Expat life is what you make it here in the Land of Smiles. Moaning about it never helps but accepting the bumps is part of the adventure

  • “Limit visits to marine national parks to six million”

    “Limit visits to marine national parks to six million”

    A leading marine biologist has proposed to the government to limit visitors to marine national parks to 6 million a year to lessen impact on its ecological environment. Thon Thamrongnawasawat, deputy dean at the Fisheries Faculty of Kasetsart University, made his proposal at the meeting of the Marine and Coastal Resources Policy Management Committee chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwon on Friday (January 19).

  • Mystery of beached ‘Elysion’ solved

    Mystery of beached ‘Elysion’ solved

    The mystery of the boat beached on an Aceh beach (original post below) has been solved with this message from the man who was aboard the yacht when the decision was made to abandon it…. “I sailed ‘Elysion’, a Belgian registered yacht, from Phuket (Thailand) to Langkawi, Malaysia but had to abandon the vessel about 40 nautical miles west from Koh Lipe on 1/1/2018 due to several failures (broken boom, engine failure, broken backstay, etc). I was safely rescued by a passing cargo ship.” Paul Van Isacker Yesterday’s Facebook alert… Appears that ‘Elysion Phuket’ has made its way across the Andaman Sea and found a new resting place on an Aceh beach in Indonesia

  • SATURDAY MORNING HEADLINES – All your news in 3 minutes

    SATURDAY MORNING HEADLINES – All your news in 3 minutes

    Welcome to your weekend. Your Saturday ‘Boat Lagoon Weekend’ is on tonight from 6pm. Plenty of fun and food for all ages.

  • ‘Private beach’ in front of Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket

    ‘Private beach’ in front of Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket

    The video of Facebook user Aziz Yotharak, who uploaded a post of a tourist being asked to move from the ‘private’ beach in front of Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, has gone viral whilst the resort denies that they ordered the staff to chase the tourist and his children off the beach. The video shows the tourist with two children sitting on a mat on the beach in front of Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, being asked from the staff of the resort to move out as the space is ‘private property’.

  • Viral video exposes an alleged call-centre scam

    Viral video exposes an alleged call-centre scam

    A viral video clip has prompted police to track down the man whose bank account is apparently used by a fraudulent call centre. Investigators from the Muang Lampang Police Station on Friday headed to the house of 37 year old Poonsawat Khamphira to question him over his role in the alleged scam. “I was paid 1,000 Baht to open this bank account on October 3,” Poonsawat told police.

  • Two officers transferred over death of 18 year old cadet

    Two officers transferred over death of 18 year old cadet

    The family blames injuries from punishment at school.

  • Clothes thieves caught on shop CCTV – Expo

    Clothes thieves caught on shop CCTV – Expo

    A clothes shop in Expo named ‘Perdsakad’ had clothes stolen by two women pretending to be customers. The CCTV camera at the store clearly recorded their identity.