Artikel tagged “phuket gazette”

  • Deputy Thai PM rattled by students’ Wai Khru anti-junta protests

    Deputy Thai PM rattled by students’ Wai Khru anti-junta protests

    “It takes a child to see the junta has no clothes” –  Opinion by The Nation At a north-east school, and another in Phitsanulok last week, secondary students used the Wai Khru tradition to design the floral offerings given to teachers with an anti-junta theme. The soft protest from students drew criticism from conservatives, including the deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwan

  • Motorbike driver crushed by cement truck in Thalang, Phuket

    Motorbike driver crushed by cement truck in Thalang, Phuket

    A cement truck driver has been charged with reckless driving causing death after a motorbike driver died at the scene after being run over by the cement truck in Thalang yesterday afternoon. The Thalang Police were notified of the incident at 5.10pm on Srisoonthorn Road in Thalang, central Phuket

  • Homeopathy ‘doctor’ forced to back down on Dengue-cure claims

    Homeopathy ‘doctor’ forced to back down on Dengue-cure claims

    The Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine has been forced to backtrack from its un-researched claims that its homeopathic formula is highly effective for dengue-fever protection. “It’s just a supplementary measure that needs further research,” Dr Sunpong Ritthiruksa admitted in his capacity as the chair of the department’s centre for herbal medicine, Thai traditional medicine, folk medicine and alternative medicine. He was forced to speak up after several prominent lecturers and health professionals called him out over the claim. Sunpong  said last Friday that a homeopathic formula made from eupatorium perfoliatum 200C had been proved effective in preventing dengue fever.

  • Toon thanks the north-east for amazing support

    Toon thanks the north-east for amazing support

    PHOTOS: facebook.com/pg/kaokonlakao Bodyslam lead singer, and mega charity runner Artiwara “Toon” Kongmalai, has expressed gratitude for the support and donations his Foundation received from Isaan residents at the end of the two day running event to assist small public hospitals in the north-east. Toon, other Thai celebrities, local north-eastern identities and leading officials, ran a staged 187 kilometre route from Nong Khai to Khon Kaen on Saturday and Sunday. In 2017 Toon completed his epic south-north run from Betong in Yala to Mae Sai in Chiang Rai – a journey of 2,215 kilometres.

  • Italy’s ‘Bonny & Clyde’ arrested in Pattaya, Thailand

    Italy’s ‘Bonny & Clyde’ arrested in Pattaya, Thailand

    Local Chon Buri police have caught up with two Italians who have been on an Interpol red notice since 2012 after they fled Italy after being sentenced to eight years in jail for fraud.

  • From ‘Sawadee’ to ‘Pad Thai’. Who was Phibun?

    From ‘Sawadee’ to ‘Pad Thai’. Who was Phibun?

    by Dan Brook Thai culture is ancient and one can even see evidence of its beautiful bronze-age civilisation in Ban Chiang, near Udon Thani in Isaan, Thailand’s lesser-visited north-east region. But not everything in Thai culture is quite so old. In fact, some major things closely associated with Thailand are relatively recent — and all of them are related to Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram

  • Eighteen Burmese illegal migrants found in a Songkhla camp, Thailand

    Eighteen Burmese illegal migrants found in a Songkhla camp, Thailand

    PHOTOS: The Nation Eighteen Burmese illegal migrants have been found at a makeshift camp in forest near Songkhla’s Sadao district waiting waiting to be transported to Malaysia. The 16 men and two women, kept in the woods for four days and told to live on young banana stalks and creek water, were found in a forest area two kilometres away from the main road. Police later arrested a Burmese woman Nang Wae who was their ‘caretaker’ at a rented room in Khlong Ngae. The woman told police she didn’t send them food because the Malaysian ‘brokers’ had not transferred money to her.

  • British Hua Hin bar owner overstays visa by eight years

    British Hua Hin bar owner overstays visa by eight years

    Prachuap Khiri Khan immigration officials have arrested a 50 year old British expat, Michael Gary Doyle. His passport expired in 2011 and he’d overstayed his welcome for 2,917 days since June of that year. He was arrested at his house in Phoonsuk Road, Hua Hin

  • Reconstructed Pattaya Beach officially opened

    Reconstructed Pattaya Beach officially opened

    PHOTOS: Pattaya Unlimited | Pattaya Mail The Thai Transport Minister and senior marine-management officials have hailed the rebuilding of Pattaya Beach as a great success at the official opening of the reclaimed beach and shoreline. The reconstruction was completed early this year to muted applause from the locals, but the ceremony was the official recognition of Pattaya and Marine Department officials who spent nearly eight years trying to complete the project

  • Motorbike driver seriously injured in truck hit and run in Thalang, Phuket

    Motorbike driver seriously injured in truck hit and run in Thalang, Phuket

    PHOTOS: Kusoldharm Foundation A motorbike driver has sustained serious injuries after colliding with a truck in Thalang. The truck and the driver weren’t at the scene when police arrived. Phuket’s Kusoldarm Foundation report that they were notified of the incident at 9.10pm on Thepkrasattri Road, southbound, at the Tharua curve last night.