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    More arrests in Phoenix boat tragedy

    More nominees, involved in the company that ‘owned’ the Phoenix, have been arrested and charged. Financial record shows that the money was being transferred to a Chinese owner. A press conference was held yesterday (August 27) at the Phuket Provincial Police Station led by Deputy Commissioner-General of the Royal Thai Police Gen Rungroj Saengkram, Deputy Chief of the Tourist Police Bureau Maj Gen Surachate Hakparn and others

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    More Nigerian romance scammers rounded up

    Crime-buster and deputy Tourist police chief, Pol Maj Gen Surachate Hakparn, held a media conference to proclaim the arrest of another three Nigerians and two Thai female accomplices involved in a set of multi-million baht romance scams. The Nigerians were named as Oli Ifaenyi, Samson Orgi and Orubor Kingsley Nosa. They have been charged with fraud and illegal entry into the country, along with various charges relating to the scams. The Thai women have been identified as 34 year old Surairat Sapsang and 26 year old Kanyaphat Bunlam

  • Public servant found dead in car near Ch-aam Beach

    Public servant found dead in car near Ch-aam Beach

    A public officer from Samut Sakhon province has been found dead on Cha-am Beach in Phetchaburi province. The body of community development official, 30 year old Thanawat Worapian, was found reclined in the driver’s seat of his car at 5pm on Thursday. Local residents called police after they saw him lying unconscious in the car that had been parked there for three days. A propane stove was found to have been lit and placed on the floor in front of the front passenger’s seat. Two empty beer cans and a whisky bottle were also found in the car. Police identified the man from his government official ID card

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    US Ambassador thanks Chiang Rai locals for looking after US rescue team members

    PHOTO: Ten northern artists led by Master Saravuth Kammoonchai, took turns working on the statue – The Nation Glyn Davies, the US Ambassador to Thailand, toured Chiang Rai province yesterday to thank those who welcomed the US team during the multinational rescue operations to help rescue the young Mu Pa Academy football club members in June. He visited Wat Rong Khun, also known as White Temple, in Phan district, and saw the new life-size statue of Lt-Commander Saman Kunan, the hero ex-Navy SEAL hero who died during the rescue mission. In the temple national artist Chalermchai Kositpipat took the ambassador to see a painting depicting the personnel involved in the globally united mission.

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    Phang Nga’s white dog is waiting for its owner

    Kind-hearted folks in Muang Phang Nga have been cautiously feeding a rain-soaked lost dog for a week, believing it may have fallen off its owner’s pickup truck and was waiting for him to return. The white dog appeared to be weakening on its adopted turf in the centre island of a road near the Wang Mor Kaeng intersection

  • Overnight rains trigger floods in Phang Nga

    Overnight rains trigger floods in Phang Nga

    Last night it rained and rained in parts of Phuket and Phang Nga. This morning there were floods affecting many of the main arteries in both provinces. Several roads and villages in Phang Nga were hit with hillside runoff and landslides  following heavy rain overnight.

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    Flooding in Phuket, Phetchaburi and Mae Hong Son

    PHOTO: Samkong underpass, Phuket – Newshawk Bad weather has hit Phang Nga and Phuket this morning whilst the flooding waters from the Kaeng Krachan dam in Phetchaburi are now reaching the main business district. In Phuket the major arteries are being clogged by flooding waters creating havoc for this morning’s peak hour. The Marine Office has issued a warning for boats heading to sea today.

  • Another young British victim reports being robbed and raped on Koh Tao

    Another young British victim reports being robbed and raped on Koh Tao

    PHOTO: Sairee Beach, Koh Tao Another young British female tourist claims she had her drink spiked in a Koh Tao bar, and then was robbed and raped on the notorious Sairee Beach. Sairee Beach was the location of the rape and murder of young Brits Hannah Witheridge and David Miller back in 2014.

  • February. Yes, probably, maybe…

    February. Yes, probably, maybe…

    PHOTO: The Nation The Thai PM has endorsed a statement made by Deputy PM Wissanu Krea-ngam over the weekend that February 24 is the first possible date an election can be held. He says there is no justification for a general election to take place before that date

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    Flood watch on Phetchaburi, Nan, western provinces

    An update on the flood situation in many parts of the country. PHOTOS: The Nation Phetchaburi Water levels in the Phetchaburi River are rising dangerously from the overwhelmed Kaeng Krachan Dam.