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  • 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

  • THAIGER TODAY Thursday, December 14

    THAIGER TODAY Thursday, December 14

    Prawit’s been caught wearing another seven watches | The Army will release it’s report into dead cadet today | Patong Mayor says the 10% zones aren’t being ‘expanded’ | PM dances with the red shirts in Kalasin | Hemp crops will be legal from January 1, but… All brought to you by Phuket’s 102.75 FM, The Thaiger. The post THAIGER TODAY Thursday, December 14 appeared first on Phuket Gazette

  • UPDATE: Alleged Laos money smuggling – 98 million baht

    UPDATE: Alleged Laos money smuggling – 98 million baht

    Suspecting that the two Lao men arrested on Tuesday trying to cross the border into Laos from Nong Khai with more than 98 million baht in undeclared Thai banknotes might be part of a larger criminal undertaking, Thai Customs officials plan to discuss the matter with their Lao counterparts. Nong Khai Customs chief Nimit Saeng-ampai said on Wednesday the suspects’ Toyota Land Cruiser had been in and out of Thailand at least nine times

  • Australian and Thai arrested over alleged smuggling of huge batch of crystal meth

    Australian and Thai arrested over alleged smuggling of huge batch of crystal meth

    Police have arrested an Australian man – believed to be a member of the Hells Angels gang in Pattaya – and his Thai female accomplice over an alleged attempt to smuggle a large batch of crystal methamphetamine into Thailand. Assets worth 30 million baht have been seized from the couple, senior police told a press conference in Bangkok on Tuesday

  • Autopsy confirms cadet killed by physical assault

    Autopsy confirms cadet killed by physical assault

    The Central Institute of Forensic Science has found that a cadet of the Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School [AFAPS] was killed by a physical assault.

  • 62 year old jailed over Phra Mongkutklao Hospital bomb attack

    62 year old jailed over Phra Mongkutklao Hospital bomb attack

    PHOTO: Early responders race to the Phra Mongkutklao Hospital following the explosion – The Nation The Criminal Court has convicted a former Electricity Generating of Thailand engineer for launching a bomb attack inside the Phra Mongkutklao Hospital in May. He’s been sentenced to 27 years in jail.

  • Jail, plus a fine, for taking alcohol into national parks

    Jail, plus a fine, for taking alcohol into national parks

    Tourists risk a jail term plus a fine if they step into national parks with alcohol beverages. Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation’s director-general Thanya Netithammakun yesterday warned tourists to stay alcohol-free inside national parks. “Offenders are liable to one month in jail and/or a maximum fine of ]1,000 Baht,” he said

  • Eagle wood smugglers nabbed at Suan Pa Bang Kanun, Thalang

    Eagle wood smugglers nabbed at Suan Pa Bang Kanun, Thalang

    Royal Thai Navy officers along with Forestry officials have arrested Assanai Sato, from Prachinburi province, while he was trying to cut the restricted crop, eagle wood with an accomplice. The team led by Rear Admiral Uthai Thongdee from Royal Thai Navy and Chief of Suan Pa Bang Kanun, Sorakrissana Singkham, arrested Assanai in the National Preserved Forest, Suan Pa Bang Kanun, in Thalang last night (November 30).

  • Bull elephant warning in Kanchanaburi

    Bull elephant warning in Kanchanaburi

    Tourists have been warned about wild elephants in a forest plantation in Kanchanaburi province, particularly a male that has been nicknamed “Nga Lek, the bully”. “Nga Lek” translates as “short tusk”.