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    Aid and rescuers pour into southern Laos to help flood victims

    PHOTO: The Nation Rescuers from Thailand and China are arriving at Laos’ flooded southern district of Attapeu to assist local soldiers in search and rescue efforts following the collapse of a saddle dam belonging to a major dam construction project that caused massive downstream flooding. The dam broke its banks on Monday night. Scores of Laotians remained on the missing list yesterday (at least 180 officially reported) while continuing heavy rains complicated the rescue efforts

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    Thai citizenship likely for one of the Mu Pa team

    PHOTOS: The Nation During the rescue of the Mu Pa 13 from the Tham Luang caves in Chiang Rai it emerged that three of the team members and their 25 year old coach Ekkapol, were ‘stateless’ – caught in a bureaucratic neverland between Thailand and the nearby border Myanmar area which isn’t recognised by the Myanmar government. Their status leaves them with no passport, no ability to apply for bank accounts or get married. Now, at least one of the four, 13 year old Mongkol Boonpium, has a good chance of securing Thai citizenship

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    Robbery gone wrong in Soi Ta-iad

    A 39 year old robber, Chatchai Sittipanya, tried to rob a hotel room in Soi Ta-iad (Soi Muay Thai) without realising that the whole street is renowned for Muay Thai and MMA training. Everything was going well until he was confronted by the person occupying the room he was trying to rob. He ended up by getting man-handled and locked up by the man.

  • Argentinian man arrested for robbery claiming to find money for sick wife

    Argentinian man arrested for robbery claiming to find money for sick wife

    A 25 year old Argentinian man, Nahum Pedre, was arrested yesterday (March 11) in Rawai after robbing Chinese tourists twice.

  • ‘Srithai Network’ Ponzi scheme victims lost 6 million Baht

    ‘Srithai Network’ Ponzi scheme victims lost 6 million Baht

    Phuket members of a Ponzi scheme named Srithai Network gathered at the Phuket Reporter Club at the Provincial Hall yesterday (February 9) calling for help after claiming they’d lost 6 million Baht. A member of the group, Adithorn Raksamran, says that the head of the chain, Witchuda Yuwapan, in Phuket, invited him and his friends to join the scheme in 2016. “She promised that if I and my friend take shares of the partnership for 19 million Baht, we would get products worth 50 million Baht which means we would get a profit of about 7 million Baht per person within one year, including promotions in the company and flight tickets to go abroad,” said Adithorn

  • Blade Runner ‘Cola’ sets a good example

    Blade Runner ‘Cola’ sets a good example

    Remember our story about the ‘blade runner’ dog Cola, the soi dog who had a bad start in his life as a pup with both paws amputated? Story HERE. The story has gone viral since then with all the major news agencies picking up the good-news tale about a soi dog who was lucky to be adopted by Soi Dog Foundation’s co-founder Gill Dalley

  • Surprise proposal at Phukethon

    Surprise proposal at Phukethon

    The mini-marathon runner at yesterday’s Phukethon, Pakornkij Kanchanaroj, made a surprise proposal to his girlfriend, Nannapat Saepua, after finishing the run together. The groom has revealed that the couple are from Nakhon Si Thammarat.

  • Five tips for TEFL job seekers in Phuket

    Five tips for TEFL job seekers in Phuket

    by Eric Haeg, Course Director of TEFL Campus TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) October is a fantastic month for finding a job teaching English in Thailand.

  • Alleged US pedo arrested in Samui

    Alleged US pedo arrested in Samui

    Breaking news from The Nation Samui police Saturday arrested an alleged American paedophile while he was buying a ticket for a ferry boat to travel to Bangkok, said Surat Thani Immigration Police Chief Pol Col Wanchana Borwornboon. Wanchana said 28 year old Jackson Mathew Hall was apprehended under US arrest warrants and a letter from the US embassy

  • Construction worker shocked by high-voltage line

    Construction worker shocked by high-voltage line

    PHUKET: A Myanmar national welding on top of the police box at the Kalim junction in Patong at about 6pm yesterday was shocked by a jolt from a high-voltage line, but not fatally injured. When the back of Aung Naing’s welding rod touched a tree that was in contact with the high voltage line, he received an electric shock that sent him falling to the ground and peeled skin back on his body. Mr Aung, 20, was rushed to Patong Hospital in the back of a pick-up truck by his friends and is being treated in their burn facility, said Patapee Srichai of the Patong Police.