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    “We are doing all we can” – the search for ‘Boss’ Yoovidhya

    The Royal Thai Police are hitting back at claims from a top Thai prosecutor that they are doing nothing to bring international Red Bull heir and fugitive, Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya, back to Thailand to face justice. Original story HERE .

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    Three paper factory warehouses catch fire in Samut Prakan

    Firefighters continued to tackle a huge fire at a recycled paper factory in Samut Prakan, just south of Bangkok, into the early hours of this morning after flames destroyed three warehouses. Initially, some 100 fire engines were dispatched to the Thai Development Industrial Paper Company in Tambon Thay Ban in Muang district at 8pm last night (Wednesday)

  • Teenagers lighting up more than their krathongs

    Teenagers lighting up more than their krathongs

    For the teenagers who have more on their mind than floating a Krathong tonight…   Teenagers are being warned not to engage in inappropriate sexual behaviour or unsafe sex during the Loy Krathong Festival.   The Public Health Ministry’s Department of Health deputy chief Dr Bancha Khakhong says that young people usually release flowery floats into rivers and water sources at night during the festival and then hang out or attend booze-drinking parties.

  • ‘Remove dual-language road signs’ – Malaysian sultan

    ‘Remove dual-language road signs’ – Malaysian sultan

    by The Star – Asia News Network The Sultan of Selangor in Malaysia has decreed that all dual language road signage in Shah Alam (to the west of KL) must be removed and replaced with the national language (Malay) only. Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah’s private secretary Datuk Mohamad Munir Bani highlighted the matter in a letter dated Nov 19 to the Selangor state secretary Datuk Mohd Amin Ahmad Ahya. It said that all Chinese language road signages in Shah Alam must be removed and replaced with only one language, which is Bahasa Melayu.

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    First Kunming-Krabi direct flight landed

    The first direct flight from Kunming, China, full of Chinese passengers, has arrived at Krabi International Airport. The General Manager of the Krabi International Airport Apichai Aranyik has welcomed the new Lucky Airline (Boeing 737) with its first direct Charter Flight from Kunming to Krabi. The flight carried 162 passengers and arrived in Krabi at 7pm last night (Sunday)

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    Phoenix returns to Phuket. But will the Chinese travellers return?

    SCREENCAPTURES: Kritsada Mueanawong The vessel, that is at the centre of Thailand’s dramatic drop in Chinese tourists, will arrive back at a boatyard in Rassada today.

  • US pedophile gets 10 years for sex with underage boys in Thailand

    US pedophile gets 10 years for sex with underage boys in Thailand

    PHOTO: Convicted US kiddie-fiddler, Paul Alan Shapiro A 71 year old Paul Shapiro has been sentenced to 10 years jail in the US after a California Court convicted him of pedophile charges in Thailand running back as far as 2012. ThaiVisa reports that US citizen Paul Alan Shapiro was also ordered to pay $20,000 in compensation to two victims in Thailand in addition to his sentence. The US District Judge, Dolly Gee, said Shapiro “exploited and targeted the most vulnerable of people; underage children.” The Californian court heard how Thai police arrested Shapiro in 2012 engaging in a sex act with a boy in the toilet of a shopping mall. Shapiro had paid the 13 year old teenager 300 baht in order to engage in sex acts with him. He also photographed himself engaging in sexually explicit acts with his victims

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    Korean man ran over by truck in Phuket accident

    A Korean man has died after colliding with a six wheeler truck in Kathu yesterday The Kathu Police were notified of the incident on Wichit Songkram Road, Kathu around 4.30pm. The motorbike driver was identified by Kathu Police as 39 year old South Korean male Keewoong Lee. He was taken to Siriroj Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

  • Canadian and British graffiti vandals spared jail

    Canadian and British graffiti vandals spared jail

    Canadian media is reporting that a Canadian citizen and a British man have been able to avoid jail time over the spray painting of the Tha Pae historical wall in Chiang Mai. Read the original story HERE . There was 10 years jail staring them in the face after police nabbed them over the matter.

  • Plain packaging for cigarettes being introduced to discourage smoking

    Plain packaging for cigarettes being introduced to discourage smoking

    PHOTO: Example of the changes to cigarette packaging now being implemented in Thailand In the moves to modify polices relating to smokers in Thailand, some of the new legislation is directed towards manufacturer packaging Cigarette packets will soon be plain and much less attractive under the new regulations approved by the National Tobacco Products Control Committee. Public Health Minister Piyasakol Sakolsattayathorn says that the plain packaging will replace the current packaging. They say the current guidelines have been used for more than five years and become ‘familiar’ with smokers to the extent that it is ‘no longer effective’ in discouraging people from smoking or making people recognise the health threats from cigarette smoking.