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    First Thai MotoGP earns profits and widespread praise 

    by Lerpong Amsa-ngiam  “The attendance is the highest for any of the 15 MotoGP races so far this year.” The Minister of Tourism and Sports Weerasak Kowsurat has claimed the inaugural Thailand MotoGP  “successful beyond expectations” after it was attended by an estimated 220,000 fans and generated revenue of 3 billion baht. The three day event, another victory for four-time world champion Marc Marquez, turned incredible profits for the Kingdom in the first year of its three year deal.

  • Man, who drove off Patong Hill after allegedly killing wife, arrested

    Man, who drove off Patong Hill after allegedly killing wife, arrested

    A man, who allegedly bashed his wife with a kitchen mortar at their home in Kathu, killing her on Monday, has been arrested. The man, who then sustained serious injuries after driving his car off the side of Patong Hill after colliding with a motorbike, was formally arrested yesterday. Kathu Police were notified on Monday that a woman had been killed at a house in Soi Bangward, Kathu.

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    Two suspects surrender to police

    Two suspects, involved in the weekend’s Thalang murder, have surrendered to Chalong police after arrest warrants were issued. Read more about the crime that shocked the Thalang community HERE .

  • Mu Pa 13 get a warm welcome at Youth Games in Argentina

    Mu Pa 13 get a warm welcome at Youth Games in Argentina

    PHOTO: Mu Pa, who were rescued from Tham Luang cave in Thailand, stand during the Opening Ceremony of The Youth Olympic Games, in Buenos Aires, Argentina – EPA “When they arrived at the Buenos Aires international airport, liaisons of international athletes waiting for their teams at the airport also greeted them warmly.” The 13 members of the Mu Pa football academy team have been warmly welcomed at the Youth Olympic Games’ opening ceremony in Buenos Aires. In his opening speech, International Olympic Committee’s President Thomas Bach said the group had shown determination and bravery when they were trapped in a cave for weeks

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    Vegetarian Festival price gouging arrives ahead of tomorrow’s festival

    Vegetable prices have climbed up by a few baht per kilo ahead of the Chinese Vegetarian Festival, which will officially kick off tomorrow, principally in Phuket and Bangkok. Vendors at a fresh market in Bangkok believed vegetable prices would soar even higher during the festival, which runs up to October 17.The price of a kilo of celery, which cost around 10 baht only recently, had risen more than 30 per cent to 14 baht per kilo today. Some people started their vegetarian diet a few days ago to ensure their systems were free from meat when the festival starts.

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    Faulty warning systems worries locals – Phuket

    Since the deadly tsunami struck Phuket in 2004, local people have trained their ears to listen to any alerts from the local warning towers only to learn that the system does not work properly. “I don’t have much confidence in the warning towers system,” Kantima Datthuyawat, a masseuse on the Kamala Beach in Phuket province, lamented.

  • Three Krabi districts hit with flash floods

    Three Krabi districts hit with flash floods

    FILE PHOTO: A canal running through three districts in Krabi burst its banks and inundate several villages early on Thursday after hours of heavy rain overnight. Officials said the Klong Sin Poon canal that runs through Klong Thom district, Nua Klong district and Khao Phanom district overflowed at about 4am, causing widespread flooding in three districts. The canal receives water from the Nakhon Si Thammarat’s Thung Yai districts before it empties into the sea.

  • Thousands of children among survivors desperate for aid – Sulawesi

    Thousands of children among survivors desperate for aid – Sulawesi

    PHOTO: VOA News “Survivors are also stepping forward on their own to retrieve bodies trapped under soil.” Tens of thousands of children are in an “extremely precarious” condition in the wake of last Friday’s earthquake on Sulawesi island, eastern Indonesia, even as survivors grow desperate for aid and fears mount that the death toll could rise further.

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    Ten injured in a Krabi minivan accident

    Eight tourists and two Thai have been injured in a minivan accident in Plai Phraya, Krabi, this afternoon.

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    ‘Don’t break the law in Pattaya, or else” – Pattaya police chief

    Pattaya’s police chief Pol Col Apichai Krobpetch has a clear warning directed at criminals intent on committing crime against tourists in the infamous coastal city. “We will arrest you