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  • Arms smuggler or getting ready for a crime? Songkhla resident nabbed in Satun.

    Arms smuggler or getting ready for a crime? Songkhla resident nabbed in Satun.

    PHOTO: Thai PBS A 35 year old resident old has been arrested for being found in possession of a submachine gun and 4,500 rounds of ammunition. He was nabbed at a checkpoint in Satun

  • Nothing to see here… move on. Prawit opens up about wristwatches.

    Nothing to see here… move on. Prawit opens up about wristwatches.

    Up to now Deputy PM and Thai Defence Minister, Prawit Wongsuwan, has remained largely silent over ongoing allegations into the many luxury watches adorning his right arm over a series of months. And a flashy diamond ring. But today he says that the wristwatches were lent to him by Patthavart Suksriwong, a wealthy businessman who was his close former classmate at St Gabriel College

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    Border-bound train shot at by suspected militants

    Gunman are reported to have opened fire at a train in Narathiwat last evening (March 31). No passengers have been reported as injured.

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    Sexual harassment isn’t our fault, it’s mens’ – Sirinya “Cindy” Bishop

    A well-known model has launched a social-media campaign to tackle the widespread and erroneous belief that sexual harassment stems from a woman’s choice of clothes.

  • Earth Hour saves power, lowers emissions – Bangkok

    Earth Hour saves power, lowers emissions – Bangkok

    Bangkok saved 2,002 megawatts of electricity as a result of observing the 2018 Earth Hour last night (Saturday). Deputy Bangkok Governor Chakkapan Phewngam revealed the results, explaining further that the figures meant savings of 7.9 million baht and the reduction of 1,026 tonnes of carbon monoxide emissions. In the capital, the Earth Hour event was held at Central Plaza Grand Rama 9 with needless electricity bulbs turned off between 8.30pm and 9.30pm.

  • Soi Dog calls for probe after temple dog poisoning

    Soi Dog calls for probe after temple dog poisoning

    Soi Dog Foundation (SDF) today called for a full investigation into the poisoning of dogs and puppies in front of children at a school and on temple grounds in Nakhon Sri Thammarat province, and called for an end to such atrocities. Video of the killings has gone viral on Facebook, with more than a million views by today. The SDF Director of Animal Welfare, Varaporn Jittanonta, was scheduled to meet with Department of Livestock Development (DLD) officials at their Bangkok headquarters today, to demand an end to such indiscriminate killings.

  • Migrant workers registered with iris scan technology

    Migrant workers registered with iris scan technology

    Five southern coastal provinces with large numbers of migrant workers have pioneered the use of iris scans in the registration procedure, the governor of Samut Nakhon announced today (Monday). Prapas Malakan said labourers on fishing trawlers, at fish and seafood processing factories and at related industrial establishments had undergone the scans in his province and in Samut Prakan, Rayong, Ranong and Pattani. The national government aims to conduct iris scans on 200,000 migrants in 22 coastal provinces, the others being Samut Songkhram, Phetchburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Trat, Chon Buri, Chachoengsao, Chanthaburi, Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Trang, Songkhla, Satun, Narathiwat, Phuket, Krabi and Phang Nga

  • Tourism set to rise 18% for this year’s Songkran

    Tourism set to rise 18% for this year’s Songkran

    Songkran is on the way. That means water fights in the main tourist destinations around the country and Thais fleeing the cities and work locations to head back to their homes ‘upcountry’

  • ‘Future Forward’ take their first steps

    ‘Future Forward’ take their first steps

    By Wasamon Audjarint With a promise of inclusive democracy to resurrect politics from its “lost decade”, the young-blood Future Forward Party was launched yesterday. Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, a scion of the Thai Summit business family, and law academic Piyabutr Saengkanokkul yesterday launched the party at a “Drinking Coffee with Thanathorn and Friends” event, ostensibly named to circumvent the junta’s ban on political gatherings of five or more people. They also submitted their application for registration of the new party to the Election Commission after the introductory event.

  • THAIGER TODAY Friday, March 16

    THAIGER TODAY Friday, March 16

    Six confirmed human deaths from Rabies | ‘X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner’ crackdown | Prawit gets another extension to explain himself | Burmese man drowns off Maithon Island | Thais are discussing ‘final solution’ to stray dog problem | Storms flatten homes in north-east. The post THAIGER TODAY Friday, March 16 appeared first on Phuket Gazette .