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  • PM Prayut thanks everyone for “ensuring public safety” over Songkran

    PM Prayut thanks everyone for “ensuring public safety” over Songkran

    From the National News Bureau of Thailand… “The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, thanked all sides, including volunteers, for ensuring public safety during this year’s Songkran festival

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    “Norwegian tourist bitten by a bull shark,” Marine and Coastal Resources Research and Development Centre

    A fisheries expert claims the tourist that was bitten over the weekend by something off beaches south of Hua Hin, was attacked by a bull shark, a shark which can be found in warm and shallow water in the Gulf of Thailand. Earlier story HERE . Watchara Sakornwimon, a veterinarian of the Marine and Coastal Resources Research and Development Centre, says she had spoken to a shark expert from the Fisheries Department, Mr Tossaphol Krachangdara, who said he believed the Norwegian tourist was bitten by a bull shark which can be fierce when it is hungry or during breeding season.

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    Shark fever hits Hua Hin as experts investigate

    Authorities in Hua Hin are sending a team of experts to check out the waters off Sai Noi beach, south of Hua Hin, after two days of speculation that a tourist was bitten by a shark. The Marine and Coastal Resources Department is dispatching officers in a bid to allay people’s fears. Reports of the shark attack went viral since Sunday when photos were posted showing the tourist being carried out of the water having suffered multiple injuries to one of his feet.

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    Prawit denies any health problems

    Deputy PM and Defence Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan is denying having any health problems. “I am not ill, as you can see now,” said Prawit, who is in charge of the government’s security affairs.

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    Belarusian prostitute has her day in BKK court

    Anastasia Vashukevich, the Belarusian model and self-branded sex-guru detained in Bangkok, who made extravagant claims about alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, is due in court today. She has offered to dump on several Russian businessmen linked with Russian President Putin with alleged links to US businessmen and politicians close to the US President. Anastasia Vashukevich, AKA Nastya Rybka, was one of nine foreigners arrested in Pattaya last February after raids on so-called sex courses where participants paid 20,000 for training with the promise of a certificate if they completed the course

  • Japanese passenger claims 3 million yen, camera stolen during Thai flight

    Japanese passenger claims 3 million yen, camera stolen during Thai flight

    FILE PHOTO: Thai Airways flight at Haneda Airport, Japan Police are investigating a claim from Japanese woman that 3 million yen (874,000 baht) and a camera were stolen from her bag aboard a Thai Airways flight from Tokyo. The woman, whose name has been withheld, filed a complaint with the Suvarnabhumi Airport police shortly after her flight landed at 5pm yesterday (Monday)

  • “It wasn’t me.” Russian denies stealing money and beating up exchange booth attendant in Pattaya

    “It wasn’t me.” Russian denies stealing money and beating up exchange booth attendant in Pattaya

    PHOTO: Daily News The Russian man accused of attacking a Thai woman at a Jomtiem exchange booth and making off with nearly 700,000 baht is denying his involvement in the robbery. This is despite the incident being caught on CCTV.

  • Songkran revenues flow whilst hot-season temperatures soar

    Songkran revenues flow whilst hot-season temperatures soar

    Songkran Festival has attracted millions of Thai and foreign tourists to popular destinations nationwide, generating significant revenue for local economies.

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    Congratulations “Miss Elephant of Bang Nam Phueng”

    So it’s not all about the splashing. Samut Prakarn’s Phra Pradaeng district has hosted a unique beauty pageant to celebrate this year’s Songkran festival in which contestants were required to be transgender and weigh at least 120 kilograms. This was the eleventh year that the authorities of Bang Nam Phueng district organised the contest for those ‘larger size’ entrants, but it was the first time that the stage was reserved for transgender contestants only

  • Songkran Day One: 2,700 charged for drunk driving

    Songkran Day One: 2,700 charged for drunk driving

    Songkran’s Seven Days of Danger is only into its second day  (Thursday) and police have already nabbed nearly 3,000 motorists for drunk driving. A Government spokeswoman said this morning that 156 vehicles were seized Wednesday and 2,716 motorcyclists and other drivers were charged with drunk driving