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  • THAIGER TODAY Friday, January 12

    THAIGER TODAY Friday, January 12

    Would you pay 40 baht for a small bottle of water in Thailand? | Prawit’s watch collection knows no bounds | Chalong ‘drifters’ hand themselves in | Committee set up to manage the Layan beach foreshore | Bangkok sends it’s cable underground…eventually | Dismantling begins of the Royal Crematorium in Sanam Luang. The post THAIGER TODAY Friday, January 12 appeared first on Phuket Gazette

  • Puppies rescued from roadside

    Puppies rescued from roadside

    Two women rescued five puppies found beside their mother’s bloated dead body on a roadside in Prachuap Khiri Khan’s Hua Hin district. One of the woman, Chutima Singruang, posted on her Facebook wall on Wednesday that she and her friend spotted the puppies on the Hua Hin-Nong Plub road near the roadside Nong Sor market on Tuesday morning

  • Two suspects in custody over Trang murder case

    Two suspects in custody over Trang murder case

    Two suspects allegedly involved in the murder of Trang-based salon owner Phakin Sornnarai are in police custody. Phakin’s body was found on Monday in his car parked at a sports stadium in Muang Trang

  • DAY FOUR. Nearly 60 people dying each day during the Seven Dangerous Days.

    DAY FOUR. Nearly 60 people dying each day during the Seven Dangerous Days.

    After four days, the official death toll for the ‘Seven Dangerous Days’ reporting period is 239 with 2,500 injuries.  The statistics are compiled by the Road Safety Centre. On Sunday, new year’s eve, 65 people were killed and 714 were injured in 678 separate traffic incidents. Drink driving remains the scourge of Thailand’s roads causing most of fatal accidents.

  • DAY ONE – Seven days of danger. Road toll down.

    DAY ONE – Seven days of danger. Road toll down.

    As Thai holidaymakers journeyed to their hometowns for the annual New Year Festival with accompanying high traffic volumes on highways and crowded transport hubs, the Road Safety Operation Centre on Friday reported a slight decrease in accidents, deaths and injuries on the first of the seven-day road safety promotion period ending January 3. Thursday saw 41 deaths and 500 injuries in 477 road accidents – down in comparison to the same day last year when 524 road accidents claimed 42 lives and wounded 526 people, said Minister of Transport Arkhom Termpittayapaisith.

  • 16 year old Thai taking aim at an F1 career

    16 year old Thai taking aim at an F1 career

    Story from PaulPoole.co.th A young man from Pattaya is on track to becoming Thailand’s first Formula One driver. Born and raised in Pattaya, Kane Shepherd started racing at the age of 10, competing in various Thai championships and winning national titles every year

  • Toon ploughs on in 8 degree temperatures

    Toon ploughs on in 8 degree temperatures

    Charity-run hero Artiwara “Toon” Kongmalai continued his run in Chiang Rai amid thick morning fog in chilly 8 degrees Celsius weather, determined to cover the final 60 kilometres stretch on Sunday to reach the finish line by December 25 as planned. So far, Toon – who has been voted in a Bangkok Poll survey as the most admirable person of the year (83.5 per cent), overwhelmingly beating Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha (11.1 per cent) – has run for 42 days covering 2,134.73 kilometres.

  • THAIGER TODAY Tuesday, December 19

    THAIGER TODAY Tuesday, December 19

    9 year old in a cage in Krabi | Reprieve for Thai fishing industry | Police suspect ‘business’ behind Sunday’s bus torching | Alcohol Control Board goes after beer gardens | English proficiency on the improve in Thailand | Bad weather on the way this weekend. The post THAIGER TODAY Tuesday, December 19 appeared first on Phuket Gazette .

  • Targeting rubber encroachments in our forests

    Targeting rubber encroachments in our forests

    Amid the plunging price of rubber latex to below 50 baht per kilogram, concerned officials are now eyeing the potential for eliminating the encroachment of rubber trees in forests. As well as returning forests back to nature, the move would help reduce the volume of latex and thus push up prices. The Rubber Authority of Thailand recently contacted Natural Resources and Environment Minister General Surasak Karnjanarat for help as he oversees the newly-opened Forest Protection Operations Centre, tasked with suppressing all forms of forest encroachment nationwide.

  • Deputy PM now has to explain seven multi-million baht watches

    Deputy PM now has to explain seven multi-million baht watches

    It never rains but it pours for Deputy PM and Defence Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan. While he has yet to clarify his possession of a seemingly multimillion-baht watch, social media users have raised questions about seven other watches he is seen wearing at recent events