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  • Earthquake toll rises to 91, state of emergency announced

    Earthquake toll rises to 91, state of emergency announced

    PHOTO: Jakarta Post The death toll from the powerful earthquake to hit Lombok and Bali on Sunday evening has climbed to 91. The latest figures announced this afternoon by the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) in Jakarta

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    Tuk Tuk rally on August 18-19 with an Ayutthaya period costume twist

    The Ayutthaya provincial administration is holding a tuk tuk rally on August 18 and 19 to promote tourism to the historical site.

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    49 offenders escape electronic monitoring devices since March 1

    By Kesinee Tangkhieo Electronic monitoring devices are another way to keep people out of jail but still limited in their freedoms. But they’re not 100% effective as a survey of the Thai Court of Justice found. The electronic monitoring (EM) devices on 49 of the 1,800 offenders ordered to wear them while freed on bail were found to have been disconnected, leading the Court of Justice to issue arrest warrants, with 18 of the fugitives so far recaptured… this from Punnapat Mahaleetrakul, a primary court judge under the Office of the President of the Supreme Court

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    Karen spiritual leader Ko-ee gets Thai ID card. Only had to wait 107 years.

    PHOTO: Thai PBS Spiritual leader of ethnic Karens of Kaeng Krachan forest in Phetchaburi, 107 year old Ko-ee Meeme, registered for a Thai identity card at the Kaeng Krachang district office yesterday after he was granted Thai citizenship. On hand to witness the ID card registration were Mrs Tuenjai Deethet, a member of the National Human Rights Commission, and children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of Ko-ee Meeme, affectionately known as Grandfather Ko-ee

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    Thai officials make official request for Yingluck’s extradition

    The Thai Government has made an official request to the UK for the extradition of fugitive former PM Yingluck Shinawatra for prosecution back in Thailand. The Thai Embassy in London sent a letter dated July 5 to the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office with attached copies of the Supreme Court verdict in the case against Yingluck along with her arrest warrant. The letter cites a 1911 treaty between the UK and ‘Siam’, Thailand’s former name, on the extradition of fugitive criminals

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    GPS tourists trackers and mandatory travel insurance – BKK travel fair seminar

    PHOTO: South China Morning Post Two great suggestions at a Bangkok travel fair, both aimed at making things easier for Thai authorities without improving safety for tourists. At the Thai Chic Travel Fair seminar held in Bangkok yesterday (Wednesday), officials suggested that making it a mandatory requirement for all foreign visitors to Thailand to have travel insurance would ease the burden on the country’s hospital and medical system

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    60 year old German arrested for 19 year overstay

    PHOTOS: Thai Tourist Police Pol Maj Gen Surachat Hakparn, deputy commissioner of the Tourist Police Bureau and the popular face of Thai crime-fighting, has announced the arrest of another 35 foreigners who were caught for visa offences, illegal entry and other crimes.

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    Floods continue to cause havoc in the north, west and central

    Floods are causing havoc across swathes of provinces across Thailand. From the north in Chiang Mai, to the west in Kanchanaburi and as far south as Prachuap Khiri Khan and Ranong.

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    Singapore Airlines back on top. Thai Airways in 10th place.

    PHOTO: Flyer Talk Singapore Airlines is back on top after a decade held out of the top airline position by middle-eastern competition. It’s their fourth win since the Skytrax World Airline awards started back in 2001

  • Rain forecast this week, just about everywhere

    Rain forecast this week, just about everywhere

    Northern and north-eastern parts of Thailand will get lots of rain this week with isolated heavy rain forecast for the North, the Northeast, the Central, the East and west coast of the South, including Phuket. This is today’s news out of the TMD (Thai Meteorological Department). They say there is a monsoonal trough lying across Myanmar, the upper North of Thailand and Laos with an active low pressure over Tonkin Bay – the body of water bounded by mainland China, Hianan Island and Vietnam

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