Artikel tagged “phuket gazette”

  • Up up and away – getting married aloft in Chiang Rai

    Up up and away – getting married aloft in Chiang Rai

    PHOTOS: The Nation Twenty couples, Thais and foreign, have taken their vows and married aloft hot-air balloons over Chiang Rai today. Among the lovebirds were actor Danai Jarujinda and his fiance Phraewwanich Kijthawornsawat, who decided to tie the knot after 11 years together. “Balloon Love” is held at Singha Park Chiang Rai Balloon Fiesta, which runs from February 13-17.

  • Australian PM writes a second letter to Thai PM over al-Araibi case

    Australian PM writes a second letter to Thai PM over al-Araibi case

    The Australian Government is pouring on the pressure with Bangkok to immediately release Hakeem al-Araibi, with the Australian PM writing a second letter to his Thai counterpart saying he was disturbed to see Hakeem al-Araibi in shackles at the Criminal Court on Monday.

  • Water restrictions announced as water levels in Phuket reservoirs drop

    Water restrictions announced as water levels in Phuket reservoirs drop

    The Phuket Waterworks Authority (PWA) has announced a date for water restrictions to start in some Phuket areas. They say the reason is water levels at reservoirs in Phuket are getting low in the dry seasons and they predict it will continue for the next three months.

  • Pattaya officials sidelined after soliciting for ‘donations’

    Pattaya officials sidelined after soliciting for ‘donations’

    Pattaya’s new mayor Sonthaya Khunpluem is ordering the transfer of a group of municipal officers who appear to be at the centre of an alleged ‘kick-back’ scandal with local massage vendors on Jomtien Beach. The story emerged after a group of masseuses in the Pink Zone of the beach say they had refused to pay a request for 20,000 baht for a “New Year party”. Another group of masseuses have reportedly already paid the 20,000 baht ‘donation’.

  • Australian government demands Thailand release Hakeem Al-Araibi

    Australian government demands Thailand release Hakeem Al-Araibi

    “The actions of the Bahraini Government have put Thailand in a very difficult position.” Australia officials are repeating their call that ex-Bahraini national footballer Hakeem al-Araibi, who is now facing a lengthy extradition process after an appearance in a Bangkok court yesterday, be returned to Australia immediately. They say that he is a legal refugee and a permanent resident of Australia. “The Bahraini government knew very well that al-Araibi had lived in Australia since 2014,” Canberra officials say in a statement issued on behalf of the Australian ambassador to Thailand

  • At least another 60 days in Thai jail for Hakeem al-Araibi

    At least another 60 days in Thai jail for Hakeem al-Araibi

    SCREENSHOT from The Guardian video Australian refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi now has 60 days to prepare a defence against the Bahraini government’s attempt to extradite him from Thailand. Bahrain’s extradition request was formally accepted for consideration last Friday. The 25 year old will have to remain in Thai prison for the two months, on top of the two months he’s already been in detention, after he faced the Thai criminal court today to formally lodge his refusal to be extradited to Bahrain. Hakeem al-Araibi arrived at the Ratchadaphisek criminal court shackled and barefoot with more than a dozen other prisoners

  • Fears that plantation fire could add to Bangkok pollution woes

    Fears that plantation fire could add to Bangkok pollution woes

    A huge plantation fire has destroyed a 400 rai rubber farm in Chacheongsao province with concerns that it could also add to Bangkok’s air pollution and smog woes. Chachongseo is the province immediately east of the city limits. The prevailing winds come from the north-east

  • Thai Immigration clamps down on requirements for Retirement visas

    Thai Immigration clamps down on requirements for Retirement visas

    A story in ThaiVisa is providing a lot of concern for people making applications for ‘Retirement’ and ‘Marriage’ visas so they can remain in the Kingdom. The announcement follows several of the embassies last year explaining that they will no longer be issuing a ‘proof of income’ for the purpose of visa applications in Thailand

  • Chinese tourist couple found after getting lost in Thalang jungle

    Chinese tourist couple found after getting lost in Thalang jungle

    PHOTOS:  The Thalang Police  and  The Phuket Tourist Police Officers were searching for about four hours for a Chinese tourist couple who were lost in the Khao Phra Thaew Non – Hunting area forest in Thalang district last night. The local Tourist Police and the Thalang Police were notified of the pair getting lost early in the evening after they called the Phuket Tourist Police

  • Monk defrocked and charged with child abuse

    Monk defrocked and charged with child abuse

    by Suriya Patathayo Another Buddhist monk has been arrested and defrocked. The allegations involve sexual violations against boys and posting pornographic content online.