Artikel tagged “phuket gazette”

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    More than 130 kids rounded up in Saraburi pub raid

    More than 130 illicit drug users along with 128 underage drinkers were nabbed in a raid on a pub in Saraburi early this morning (Thursday). Saraburi is about a two hour drive north of Bangkok

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    Thailand drops a notch in the ‘ease of doing business’ world ranking

    The World Bank has declared that Thailand’s ranking in ease of doing business has dropped to 27th, one place down from last year’s 26th place. Thailand’s Ease of Doing Business (EODB) score, an absolute measure of the country’s progress toward global best practice, reached 78.45 this year, up from 77.39 last year. But some of the other countries above it performed even better, forcing Thailand down one notch this year

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    Phuket Carnival at Patong “ready to rock Phuket”

    The five day Patong annual carnival, this year themed “The Colours of Patong Beach”, starts tomorrow. The annual Patong Carnival is a celebration marking the beginning of the high season in Phuket. The carnival is usually held right at the beginning of November when the weather is starting to get sunnier

  • Black box recovered as probe begins into cause of Vichai crash

    Black box recovered as probe begins into cause of Vichai crash

    UK Air accident investigators have begun the slow process of ascertaining the cause of the helicopter crash on Saturday that took the lives of King Power chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four other people.

  • Southern border wild boar smuggling risks spread of African swine fever

    Southern border wild boar smuggling risks spread of African swine fever

    Thailand’s southern provinces are facing new risks from a viral strain called “African swine fever”. Experts say this is due to the many wild boars that are being smuggled in to the region over the border with Malaysia

  • Two killed and nine injured in van and wild elephant collision

    Two killed and nine injured in van and wild elephant collision

    FILE PHOTO A van driver and a passenger have been killed and nine other passengers injured when their chartered van hit a wild elephant on a road in Chachoengsao’s Sanam Chaikhet district, near the Cambodian border, early today (Saturday).

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    Government mobilizes a new war on drugs

    South East Asian governments have declared various ‘wars on drugs’ over recent decades, most notably President Duterte and The Philippines (2016 – 2018) and Thailand’s former PM, Thaksin Shinawatra in 2003. Both of them have had questionable results with rights groups decrying the extrajudicial killings as trampling on basic human rights

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    British tourists held ‘ransom’ by Thai police

    Original story by Ben Archibold. Group of British women held to ransom by armed Thai police and forced to pay £150 – for a broken TOILET “Jade McInnes, Stacey Robertson, Rachel McFarlane, and Emily Michie, from Fife in Scotland, were in disbelief when gun-toting cops appeared at their hotel.” That’s the rather sensational headline in a UK tabloid, thesun.co.uk .

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    Pickup driver survives after high-speed collision with speed sign

    A pickup truck driver has survived after the vehicle he was driving collided with a speed sign on the side of the road in Thalang this early morning. The Thalang Police were notified of the incident on Thepkrasattri Road, southbound, in Thalang at 1am early this morning

  • Flash floods in Krabi damages a restaurant in Ao Nang – VIDEO

    Flash floods in Krabi damages a restaurant in Ao Nang – VIDEO

    A flash flood yesterday has damaged a restaurant in Ao Nang. 50 year old Pohntip Aengchuan, the owner of the restaurant, says “the incident happened at about 4pm at my restaurant after heavy rain continued for more than one hour