Artikel tagged “national”

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    ‘Clean.’ Overcrowded Krabi prison declared drug-free

    A random inspection at Krabi prison has turned up no drugs. Officers, led by Phang Nga Prison Chief Soonthorn Detrak and Krabi Prison Chief Yingpinyo Morapan, began the search at 4:30pm last Friday.

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    Bank of Thailand braces for trade war fallout

    By Wichit Chaitrong “The trade row has increased the uncertainties for Thailand’s economy because it could have a negative impact on Thai exports, businesses, employment, consumption and investment.” Central bank keeps policy rate unchanged to facilitate growth; forecasts for GDP and export growth revised upwards amid weakening of the baht. Protectionism, stirred by the trade disputes between the United States and China, remains the biggest risk to the Thai economy and was partly responsible for the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) keeping the policy rate unchanged to further accommodate economic growth – this according to the central bank yesterday.

  • Missing Ranong woman found after Saturday’s flash floods

    Missing Ranong woman found after Saturday’s flash floods

    The Thaiger reported about a woman who went missing on Saturday night amongst the torrential rain when the pick-up truck she was in got caught in a flash flood.

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    Krabi to be developed as a ‘Tourism for All’ city

    Relevant tourist and municipal organisations are working together to develop Krabi as a city of ‘Tourism for All’ by developing facilities for the disabled and elderly persons. Today (June 19) officials, led by the Krabi Governor Lt Col ML Kittibodee Prawit, were inspecting a pier at Pak Klong Ji Lard in Muang Krabi where tourists depart on boats to Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta. Governor Lt Col ML Kittibodee, who is presently in a wheel chair having to wear a splint on his leg (as he had sustained an injuries after a football accident), was a representative of other disabled people for the day.

  • Wife missing after pickup is swept into a Ranong canal

    Wife missing after pickup is swept into a Ranong canal

    By Kanita Seetong Storms, high winds and flash flooding have wreaked havoc across the Andaman region over recent days. Flash floods have swept a pickup into a canal in Ranong’s Suk Samran district last night (Saturday), with one of the victims missing and feared dead

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    Youth warned to avoid World Cup gambling trap

    In the hours leading up to the kick of the 2018 Fifa World Cup, advocates against young people gambling on the football were parading in downtown Bangkok. A 2017 survey found that 2.4 million Thais engaged in football gambling valued at a reported 140 billion (yes BILLION) baht. The survey also says that 82.6 per cent of secondary student punters said they started getting the gambling bug when betting on football at an early age.

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    Leading players want charter amended after election

    A symposium “Thailand’s Future Democracy: Overcoming Traps and Dreams?”was held yesterday at Thammasat University’s Tha Prachan Campus. Probably players in a future political arena, Abhisit, Chaturon and Thanathorn, see the junta’s legacy as barrier to genuine democracy. The Junta-sponsored charter, which imposes curbs on politicians, remains the prime target of big political parties who aim to replace it after the election even though it was endorsed in a 2016 national referendum, judging by the comments made at a symposium attended by prominent politicians yesterday

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    Authorities inspect under-construction hotels in Koh Phi Phi

    The Army, police and administrative officials have inspected several under-construction hotels on Koh Phi Phi in the Krabi province amid allegations that they lacked land rights documents, permission to build, or were encroaching on a national park.

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    A 50 percent cut in plastic garbage in 9 years

    Straws, beach trash and plastic bags. Thailand seems to be on a head on collision to tackle these issues, at last

  • Latest warnings from Thai Meteorological Department

    Latest warnings from Thai Meteorological Department

    The Meteorological Department has warned residents in many parts of Thailand to brace themselves for heavy rains and strong winds from Saturday to Monday.