Artikel tagged “governor”

  • 120 foreign tourists being brought back from Koh Racha – Pabuk

    120 foreign tourists being brought back from Koh Racha – Pabuk

    PHOTOS: The Phuket PR Office A boat, organised by officials, is bringing back 120 foreign tourists who have been visiting Koh Racha. The Phuket Governor Governor Phakkaphong Tavipatana says, “Officials have been notified that 120 foreign tourists were stuck on Koh Racha

  • Pabuk: Ships ‘must’ remain at shore – Phuket Governor

    Pabuk: Ships ‘must’ remain at shore – Phuket Governor

    Phuket’s Governor Phakkaphong Tavipatana has issued an official warning that ships ‘must’ remain on shore in every district connecting to the Andaman Sea in Phuket.

  • Tsunami survivors gather for the 14th anniversary of the Boxing Day tragedy

    Tsunami survivors gather for the 14th anniversary of the Boxing Day tragedy

    Services remembering the tsunami victims were held in six southern coastal provinces of Thailand, because they all shared in this tragedy. On the 14th anniversary of Thailand’s only recorded tsunami, relatives of those killed by the waves gathered yesterday to remember their loved ones. “I lost 11 family members in that tsunami and I could not locate all their bodies,” Pranee Kaewdecha said, as she brought white roses to a tsunami memorial at Ban Nam Khem in Phang Nga province

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    Singapore barge and crane arrive for the rising of Phoenix

    Phuket’s Governor Pakkapong Tawipat says that the barge which has been making its way from Singapore with a 1,200 tons crane this week, has arrived at ready to help with the recovery of ‘Phoenix’. The Governor is expecting that, if the weather holds, the boat will be brought to the surface before Thursday

  • Former PM Abhisit calls for election of provincial governors

    Former PM Abhisit calls for election of provincial governors

    PHOTO: Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva – The Nation The Democrat Party leader and former PM, Abhisit Vejjajiva, is promising to push for elections of provincial governors as part of administrative reforms. He says the decentralisation of power to residents in the provinces was necessary to help reduce inequality between regions. “It is time for provinces all over the country to be able to elect their governors

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    Mong Thongdee approaches the citizenship finish line

    Good news for Thailand’s favourite paper plane flyer. The stateless paper-folding airplane competition champion, Mong Thongdee, has applied for Thai nationality. The process is expected to take three weeks.

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    Local fishermen call for action to fix garbage dumping in Rassada

    Local fishermen in Rassada are calling for action to be taken against garbage dumping in Tha Chin canal which flows into the sea. Today (August 29) local fishermen at Tha Chin Canal community in Rassada, led by Suchart Ponkit, filed a report to the Damrongtham Centre (ombudsman’s office) at the Phuket Provincial Hall.

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    Phuket’s beaches deserve world standard lifesaving

    By Daren Jenner, Marine Safety Officer, International Surf Lifesaving Association The Phuket governor’s plan to turn over what little funds are being provided for critical marine lifesaving services to the Or Bor Tors will only perpetuate the current deadly cycle of inexperienced, non-certified lifeguards, low salaries, fragmented service, and lapses in coverage. All of these factors will in turn contribute to an increase in the already frighteningly high drowning rates in Phuket.

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    Media slammed for unethical reporting – Narongsak Osottanakorn

    PHOTOS: Karl Vandenhole and The Nation “Unethical reporting by the media has hampered the rescue operation to retrieve the 13 trapped footballers from the Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai. Reporters have broken the law and the rights of their news sources to get the latest stories,” this from the Mission Control chief, Narongsak Osottanakorn

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    Chiang Rai: The Mu Pa boys are on their way out – Governor

    A mission to evacuate the missing Mu Pa footballers and their coach who have been trapped for more than two weeks in Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district began at 10am this morning (Sunday), the mission chief said. “Today is the D-day. The boys are ready to face any challenges,” Narongsak Osottanakorn told reporters near the cave site