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  • Cobra Gold skews military focus away from China

    Cobra Gold skews military focus away from China

    By Wasamon Audjarint Against the background of China’s increasing power and assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific, the United States is seeking to intensify Cobra Gold, the largest regional joint military exercise, that is annually hosted by Thailand. “I believe that Cobra Gold should look for ways to increase the complexity and scope of the exercise every year because we work closely with Thai allies in military space,” ADM Harry Harris, Commander to the US Pacific Command, told reporters at the Defence Ministry on Thursday.

  • THAIGER TODAY Thursday, February 22

    THAIGER TODAY Thursday, February 22

    Opening day of Thailand Yacht Show | Prawit extends chat with NACC, again | Best & worst roads in Asia | Chonburi boy gets foot stuck in drain | TaT seeking assistance from counterparts in China to curb tourist behaviour | King Cobra season in Krabi | 4G speeds around the world | Latest in the Great Driveway Drama | You can now use your Visa credit card in 7/11. The post THAIGER TODAY Thursday, February 22 appeared first on Phuket Gazette .

  • Thailand’s corruption fight improves world ranking

    Thailand’s corruption fight improves world ranking

    Efforts to curb corruption in Thailand are paying dividends, with the Kingdom’s ranking in the latest global Corruption Perception Index rising to 96 from 101 last year. The index, prepared by Transparency International, ranks 180 countries and territories by perceived levels of public-sector corruption

  • THAIGER TODAY Monday, February 19

    THAIGER TODAY Monday, February 19

    Airport has 200,000 passengers in one day | Bikie gang member locked out of Australia after visit to Pattaya | German and Thai held over under-age prostitution | Popular farang YouTuber dies | Phuket’s Ao Po Grand Marina gets dragged into Premchai investigation | Four soldiers injured in explosion in Narathiwat | 7/11 looking to introduce ‘Seven Bank’ banking in stores. The post THAIGER TODAY Monday, February 19 appeared first on Phuket Gazette .

  • Tougher screening for public transport drivers

    Tougher screening for public transport drivers

    Beginning on March 1, applicants for licences to drive public transport will have to submit a medical certificate in a form approved by the Medical Council of Thailand. The Department of Land Transport announced this week that the aim is to standardise its processing and increase efficiency in screening out people with health conditions that prohibit them from driving. Department director-general Sanit Phromwong said the application would contain one section for listing illnesses and prior driving accidents and another for a physician to provide diagnostic details and certify the absence of disability and mental or physical illness that might affect driving ability

  • Muslim paramilitary soldiers injured in Yala bomb attack

    Muslim paramilitary soldiers injured in Yala bomb attack

    Two Muslim paramilitary soldiers were severely injured in a bomb attack while they were escorting a group of teachers to a school in Yala province on Thursday morning, police said.

  • Yingluck lobbying for a chat with Japanese PM

    Yingluck lobbying for a chat with Japanese PM

    National Legislative Assembly whip Somchai Sawangkarn has revealed that a diplomatic source in Japan told him Yingluck Shinawatra has been trying to meet Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The source also told Somchai that the fugitive former premier was also seeking to meet old business and political connections in Japan and planned to call a press conference in late February or early March, after she visits Hong Kong to muster support for her movement

  • Love online costs 1 million baht

    Love online costs 1 million baht

    Just in time for Valentine’s Day, police are rounding up members of a gang of foreigners accused of running a “romance scam”. Accomplices are being sought after two Nigerians were arrested on Wednesday. Tourist Police Deputy Commissioner Pol Maj-General Surachet Hakpal said 31 year old Emeka Celestine Eze was apprehended at a condominium in Bangkok’s Bang Na area on Wednesday in possession of multiple ATM cards, and 44 year old Oliver Obioroh was picked up at Don Mueang Airport.

  • Taxi OK project in Krabi

    Taxi OK project in Krabi

    Following its implementation in Bangkok last month, ‘Taxi’ OK’ is now coming closer to Phuket. The latest taxi ‘Taxi OK’ campaign has been launched in Krabi, aiming to ensure that no passenger would be rejected no matter where they request to travel to, amongst other new improvements to taxi services. Krabi Land Transport Office Chief, Laddawan Chinnasatian, said today (January 6) that there were many problems about Krabi taxis.

  • Property boom – firms acquire land worth nearly 100 billion baht

    Property boom – firms acquire land worth nearly 100 billion baht

    Twelve listed property firms have announced investment budgets worth between 98.04 and 99.04 billion baht to acquire land to develop residential projects worth between 385.15 billion and 385.64 billion baht during 2018, according to a survey by The Nation.