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    Body found floating off Kata Beach identified as Surat Thani man

    The body of a man who is believed to be from Surat Thani was found floating just off Kata beach yesterday (August 15). Back on Monday evening, Karon Police were alerted about a tourist who was missing. A search was launched and kept going until midnight.

  • Police suspect ‘insider’ in attempted rape and assault in Pattaya

    Police suspect ‘insider’ in attempted rape and assault in Pattaya

    PHOTO: Manager Online An eighteen year old woman has been tied up with a phone charger chord as a man tried to rape her. After she resisted super glue was put in her eye and her phone stolen. An uncle of the girl is helping police with their inquiries. Police arrived at the house to find 46 year old  Nongyao Theppithak yesterday afternoon.

  • Government tackles electronic waste at local level

    Government tackles electronic waste at local level

    Electronic waste has become a major environmental problem in Thailand, such that the Government is now getting Tambon chiefs and kanmans to help educate locals and tackle the problem at the community level. At a deserted factory outside Bangkok, skyscrapers made from vast blocks of crushed printers, Xbox components and TVs tower over black rivers of smashed-up computer screens. This is a tiny fraction of the estimated 50m tonnes of electronic waste created just in the EU every year, a tide of toxic rubbish that is flooding into south-east Asia from the EU, US and Japan.”   The Guardian The Provincial Administration Department director-general Arthit Boonyasophat is instructing all district chiefs to dispatch teams led by kamnans (tambon officials) and village heads to check electronic waste-recycling factories

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    Phoenix boat owner’s lawyer calls for ‘fairness’

    The lawyer of the owner of  Phoenix  filed a letter to the Phuket Provincial Police Commander for ‘fairness’ in legal action being taken against the boat’s owner.

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    Speedboat explodes into fire in Phang Nga

    A parked speedboat which originated in Phuket has caught fire in Phang Nga today (August 13).

  • Buying off plan? A few things to consider.

    Buying off plan? A few things to consider.

    Many developers offer units and condo “off-plan” for sale at an early stage of the project development, even before the first brick has been laid.

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    Big surf and high tides pound Phuket’s west coast beaches

    Phuket’s west coast was being pounded by big waves along the island’s beaches this morning.

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    Parts of Krabi flooded as heavy rains continue

    The Than Bok Khorani National Park in Krabi has been temporarily closed due to strong water flows. More than 50 families are suffering from flooding around the area.

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    ‘If in doubt, don’t go out” – ISLA warnings

    The International Surf Lifesaving Association (ISLA) is recommending that Phuket’s exposed west coast beaches be closed to swimmers, until current conditions subside. The following warnings are in effect: • High surf • Dangerous shorebreak • Severe pip currents in some locations • High winds • Sudden squalls • Rapid beach erosion in some areas A warning means these conditions are imminent or are already occurring. “Short-period waves of 2-3 metres are battering Phuket’s west coast beaches.

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    Father seriously injured after being stabbed by son in Krabi

    A father has sustained serious injuries after being stabbed by his drug-addicted son yesterday (August 6) in Krabi. Klongtom Police in Krabi were notified of the incident at a house in Pru Nadin at about noon