Artikel tagged “News”

  • Krabi supporters of the coal power plant voice their support

    Krabi supporters of the coal power plant voice their support

    More than 400 Krabi residents gathered in front of Klong Nua District Office to support the coal power plant today (December 21). The group of villagers, led by Baan Pakasai Moo 3 Village Chief, Kijja Thongthtip, says the group under the name ‘Representative of Krabi people network’, filed a letter to the district officials to pass to PM Prayut Chan-Ocha and Minister of Energy, Dr Sira Chirapongpan, to express their stand in support of the coal power plant project in Krabi and Klong Rua Pier. “According to the National Energy Policy Council (NEPC)’s agreement to continue the construction of the charcoal power plant project as well as Klong Rua Pier project in Krabi by making a new Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), the group agrees with the policy and is ready to support

  • Tiger-poking at a Pattaya Zoo sparks social media outrage

    Tiger-poking at a Pattaya Zoo sparks social media outrage

    A Thai zoo in Pattaya is sparking outrage after a video of staff repeatedly prodding a tiger to elicit roars for tourist photos went viral, renewing criticism of Thailand’s notorious animal tourism industry. Today witnessed the ugliness of tourism and wildlife in Pattaya; this tiger gets poked all day, hundreds of times a day so it will roar for the picture with tourists

  • Amazing Thailand Countdown 2017 @ Phuket

    Amazing Thailand Countdown 2017 @ Phuket

    Phuket is ready for an Amazing Thailand Countdown 2018 @ Phuket on December 30-31, expecting to generate at least 200 million Baht. Last night (December 20), at Blue Elephant, Deputy Governor of Domestic Marketing, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Noppadon Pakprot, alongside Phuket Governor Norapat Plodthong and the President of Phuket Old Town Community, Don Limnantapisit, held a press conference announcing the New Years events around the island “We are ready to welcome travellers during New Year, especially with security in mind. There will be 2 main activities including a mega market in Saphan Hin offering great Phuket local products that starts on December 29 until January 8, 2018.

  • ‘Dead’ man visits home in Si Sa Ket seven months after his own funeral

    ‘Dead’ man visits home in Si Sa Ket seven months after his own funeral

    Metropolitan Police Division 1 Chief Pol Maj-General Zenith Samransamruadkit has assigned a team to investigate the misidentification of a corpse, resulting in a Si Sa Ket man being declared dead and his family holding a funeral and cremating an unknown dead male almost seven months ago.

  • Impounded fishing boats destroyed in blaze

    Impounded fishing boats destroyed in blaze

    A fire broke out early on Wednesday, damaging six of seven impounded Vietnamese fishing trawlers and sinking the seventh.

  • How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?

    How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?

    It’s a question asked by an article nearly a year ago. Tim Newton ponders if much has changed in the last 12 months…. “In the worst of the incidents, 25 people died on Monday in Chonburi province after a pick-up truck and a minivan collided and burst into flames.

  • Pick-up truck loses control killing Khon Kaen driver

    Pick-up truck loses control killing Khon Kaen driver

    Kathu police received a report at 1.35am this morning (December 20) about a car crash in Phra Phuket Kaew Road. The officers and Kusoltham Phuket Foundation rushed to the scene and found a bronze pick-up truck wrapped around a lamp post in the middle of the road, near the coconut plantation curve heading east towards the Samkong Underpass intersection

  • Paklok monkeys to be sterilised and moved away

    Paklok monkeys to be sterilised and moved away

    After a second public hearing gathering about 50 locals of Baan Yamu in Paklok, who have all had problems with monkeys destroying their valuables, the Chief of Khao Phra Theao non-hunting area, Pongchat Chuahom, says the monkeys will be sterilised, receive a health checkup and then moved to a new home. The meeting chaired by Paklok’s Mayor, Punya Sampaorat, agreed to ask the Department of Natural Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) to help manage the problem.

  • WEDNESDAY MORNING NEWS BRIEFS – All your local news in 3 minutes

    WEDNESDAY MORNING NEWS BRIEFS – All your local news in 3 minutes

    More sunshine with a few clouds, more cool evenings and more fresh north-easterly winds. It’s the middle of the week in Phuket.

  • Expensive bling and bad-taste comments about ‘Meay’ case put pressure on Prawit

    Expensive bling and bad-taste comments about ‘Meay’ case put pressure on Prawit

    The PM General Prayut Chan-o-cha has been urged to exercise his absolute powers to suspend Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan from duty as the deputy premier remains mired in controversy. “We call on Prayut to use Article 44 to temporarily suspend Prawit from his posts as deputy premier and defence minister without pay until the investigation conclusion,” Srisuwan Janya, secretary-general of the Thai Constitution Protection Association, said in a statement issued yesterday, referring to the absolute powers granted to the head of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO)