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  • Launching of The Residences at Sheraton Phuket Grand Bay

    Launching of The Residences at Sheraton Phuket Grand Bay

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    Kratom use on the rise in Phuket

    Drug arrest statistics have shown that the use kratom is on the rise in Phuket followed closely by methamphetamine pills and crystal methamphetamine. Phuket’s Vice Governor Snith says, “We have found that kratom is the number one drug seized in Phuket. Even though our officers are strictly enforcing the law, arresting suspects and seizing this drug in large quantities, kratom is still being smuggled into Phuket.

  • Ladyboy job applicant turned down over her sexuality

    Ladyboy job applicant turned down over her sexuality

    PHOTO: Sanook A recently graduated lady boy has taken to Facebook to claim that she was turned down for a job at a trading company because she was discriminated against based on their sexuality. She posted a screenshot of an email in which the company said “sorry but we don’t accept type two women” (‘Type Two Women’ is the term used in Thai language for ladyboys.) Reaction from friends and netizens was swift – they asked… “What era is this?” condemning the email and the company. One poster said that they should be glad they turned them down – they are clearly not a professional company, reported Sanook

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    Visa hassles for South African teachers

    PHOTO: Study Abroad By Eric Haeg According to an official announcement from the Thai Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, citizens from South Africa, “are advised to apply for visa (sic.) at the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate-General in their respective countries if they do not reside in Malaysia.” This list also includes citizens of dozens of other African, Middle Eastern and Asian nations. The announcement goes on to state, “If they wish, they can apply for visa (sic.) at the Royal Thai Embassy in Kuala Lumpur but at least 4 weeks must be allowed for the visa to be processed.” Fall out from this was reported as far back as September last year.

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    90 houses damaged, power cables down on main roads – Phuket storm

    There have been about 90 houses across Phuket that have been damaged from storms whilst eight power cables have been brought down in Thalang today (June 18). This is the latest in our coverage of the unusually wet and windy storms to hit the island

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    Monkey move to islands postponed due to inclement weather

    The task to move some of the migrating monkeys to Koh Payu in Paklok has been postponed due to strong wind and waves while the monkey sterilisations continue. Some sterilised monkeys will be released in Rassada today (June 18).

  • Bangkok: 30 sex offenders nabbed at Thai airports since the start of 2018

    Bangkok: 30 sex offenders nabbed at Thai airports since the start of 2018

    Thai Immigration are reporting successes using the new Advance Passenger Processing System where warnings come up on the screens of Immigration staff as people are processed on arrival at Thai airports.

  • Thai economic growth forecast projections up to 6% – World Bank

    Thai economic growth forecast projections up to 6% – World Bank

    The World Bank is looking to boost projections for growth in the Thai economy. In the last financial quarter, expansion of the Thai economy hit a five-year high. Ulrich Zachau, the World Bank’s director for Thailand and regional partnerships, says that a stable outlook and signs that Thai business is investing again domestically are among the positive factors for the second-largest economy in Southeast Asia.

  • Bangkok: A car and 500 motorcycle seized in road racing crackdown

    Bangkok: A car and 500 motorcycle seized in road racing crackdown

    Police in Samut Prakan province, just south east of central Bangkok city, have seized a car and some 500 motorcycles in a crack down on road racing last night (Friday). Pol Maj-General Surachet Hakpal said police from 14 police stations in Samut Prakan set up road checkpoints to check for vehicles that were illegally modified for racing.

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    PM backs Myanmar’s efforts in tackling the Rohingya crisis

    PHOTO: VOA News Thailand has considered the issue a “domestic” matter for Myanmar, and has also declined to recognise the Rohingya as refugees, leaving them vulnerable to persecution. Thailand is backing the Myanmar government’s efforts to solve the long-running problem relating to the Rohingya in Rakhine state. Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha said, “[I] welcome the Myanmar government’s] sincere efforts to solve the problem in Rakhine State in a sustainable manner,” during a joint press conference with visiting Myanmar President U Win Myint Prayut on Thursday, when the two leaders read out a joint statement to media.