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    Driver injured after colliding with power pole in Thalang

    PHOTO: Jao Blue Car 2299 / Newshawk Phuket A male driver has sustained serious injuries after colliding with a power pole in Thalang on Saturday night (September 1). The Thalang Police headed to the scene of the accident at 10.45pm on Thepkrasattri Road near Mueang Mai PTT gas station, northbound. They found a damaged Toyota Vios with a Phang Nga registered license

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    Police suspect insurgents involved in double shooting in Songkhla

    by Santiparp Ramasut An elderly couple have been shot dead at their furniture shop in Songkhla’s Thepa district this afternoon (Sunday) and police suspect it might be linked to the insurgency in the southern provinces. Police say the shop was among 10 locations of arson or bomb attacks targeted by insurgents back in 2013.

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    Woman ploughs SUV into Bangkok police checkpoint

    A 57 year old woman has ploughed her Toyota SUV into a police checkpoint in Bangkok’s Rat Burana district last night, injuring two officers and four motorcyclists. She was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. She couldn’t have chosen a worse target to crash her car into.

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    Dead Australian found in a Chiang Mai condo

    PHOTO: Komchadluek The body of a 45 year old Australian has been found at a condo in Chiang Mai. Police and rescue workers were called to the One Plus condo located near the town centre after a maid reported a foul smell coming from the man’s room. The maid alerted the building’s manager who gained access to the room to discover the body. Police say the man was found lying face down and that there were several empty bottles of Thai whisky in the room. Forensic police say there were no signs of a struggle and that heavy drinking may have contributed to the man’s death

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    Responsible property purchases – do your homework and seek a second opinion

    Many times prospective buyers of property in Thailand search online for legal information in regards to their purchase. They soon discover that online legal advice varies depending on the law office, lawyer or advisor providing the information. In some cases advice is given which recommends that to secure an investment in property a Thai company should be incorporated to hold legal title, or that the investor should secure a 30 year registered leasehold (50 years for commercial property with possible extension).

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    Australian filmmaker gets 6 years in a Cambodian prison for ‘espionage’

    PHOTO: 69 year old Australian filmmaker James Ricketson has been sentenced to six years in prison by the Phnom Penh municipal court in Cambodia. The Court found James guilty of ‘espionage’ for flying a drone over an opposition party’s political rally, this according to Reuters. Thai PBS reports that the Australian was arrested last June after he was photographed flying his drone above the rally organised by the now-defunct Cambodia National Rescue Party

  • Big Bangkok Busts

    Big Bangkok Busts

    The Metropolitan Police Bureau are crowing about their ‘protection operations’ during the past two months have resulted in the arrest of many suspects and huge drug seizures. Pol Maj Gen Ruchakorn Jornjewut, deputy commissioner of the bureau, held a press conference on the “Protecting People” operations from July 1 to August 30. He said the operations saw 6,392 alleged drug abusers and traffickers arrested and 13.419 million methamphetamine pills, 188kg of crystal methamphetamine or “ice”, 326kg of marijuana and 203kg of kratom leaves seized

  • Traditional motorbike taxis vs Grab rival

    Traditional motorbike taxis vs Grab rival

    The old will always try and block the inevitable progress of the news. And so it is with the newer Grab and Uber-stye transport services vs the ‘old guard’

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    11 US exchange students were lost but now they’re found

    A group of American exchange students got lost in a Chiang Mai forest yesterday, stranded on the edge of a cliff and had to be rescued by officials very early today (Thursday). Fortunately, the Nok Kok Cliff above the Tad Mok Waterfall has a mobile phone signal, so the students, one boy and ten girls, managed to call tourist police last night at 7pm for help

  • Chinese arrivals down, but not by much

    Chinese arrivals down, but not by much

    Thailand’s July travel figures are showing the first signs of a decline in Chinese arrivals – this from the Ministry of Tourism and Sports’ latest data. But the news isn’t catastrophic. The July figures indicated a marginal decline as opposed to some reports of a mass exodus of Chinese tourists following the Phoenix boat disaster in Phuket on July 6