Artikel tagged “phuket gazette”

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    Wealthy Thai woman boasts online about her welfare card

    PHOTOS: Sanook Thais have take to social media slamming an apparently woman boasting about using a Thai welfare card intended for the poor. The woman was wearing a gold necklace and other expensive looking jewelry, was showing money to the camera and sitting in the driver’s seat of a car. Netizens say she was ripping off the state and depriving the needy.

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    Phuket King’s Cup regatta wraps up

    With good winds of about 15 knots returning for the final day of the 32 nd  Phuket King’s Cup Regatta yesterday, some exciting racing was held off the south-western tip of the resort island as one of Asia’s biggest sailing events came to a close. With almost 90 keelboats and multihulls as well as 107 dinghy sailors, the waters of the Andaman Sea have been awash in sails this week.

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    Police hunt gunman after man watching road racing is shot

    Police are searching for a gunman who has shot and critically injured a young man while he was watching motorcycle road racing on a Bangkok motorway. Prawet police say security camera footage shows the shooting incident at the outbound motorway in front of the Hua Mark mosque in Pattanakan subdistrict in Suan Luang district

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    Luxury watch probe to be wrapped up this month

    The long-running investigation into the scandal surrounding the luxurious wristwatches worn by Deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwan is to be wrapped up and the findings announced at the end of this month. NACC (National Anti-Corruption Commission) secretary-general Worawit Sukboon says the panel conducting the investigation had already received information from the watch manufacturers about the expensive wristwatches and their serial numbers. He insisted that the probe would be completed within the set timeline which was December

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    Second major shootout and drug haul in Chiang Rai this week

    A drug suspect has been killed in shootout with soldiers. A drug suspect has been shot dead during a shootout with soldiers in Chiang Rai province.

  • Man marries Thai ladyboy without ‘checking gender’

    Man marries Thai ladyboy without ‘checking gender’

    PHOTO COMPOSITE: Thai Rath A Danish man has married a Thai ladyboy without doing a full ‘due diligence’ on the gender of his future spouse. But things seems to have worked out anyway.

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    VIDEO: Seven injured – Surin Fair fireworks goes wrong

    A 47 year old Thai man sustained serious burns and six others suffered minor injuries when fireworks, being lit near a pond in Wat Jumphon in Surin’s Muang district as part of a local festival, exploded into the audience last night.

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    Fire destroys workers’ camp in Kathu

    A fire completely destroyed a workers’ camp in Kathu this morning. No injuries were reported. Kathu Police were notified about the incident at a the accommodation in Soi See Kor at 7.10am.

  • Thailand urged to shun single-use plastic

    Thailand urged to shun single-use plastic

    by Pratch Rujuvanarom Thailand’s environmental experts are urging people to make small changes in their lifestyle to help tackle the huge plastic waste menace. They say it’s important for people to make small changes in their daily lives in order to cut down on the huge amount of plastic waste being generated

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    December 4 – Thailand’s national day of shame

    Today is Thai Environment Day. Today convenience stores, trade stores and shopping malls will refrain from providing single-use plastic bags to shoppers and at the same time will campaign for donation of cloth bags to be distributed to hospitals for containing medicines