Artikel tagged “phuket gazette”

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    Internal disputes in the Future Forward camp

    PHOTO: The Future Forward Party secretary general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul campaigns in Rayong province earlier this week – Future Forward Party The new Future Forward Party has removed its youth wing leaders from duties and is accusing them of misusing party funds. The allegations are being denied by one of the expelled members. Khaosod English is reporting that a party spokeswoman says the decision was made after it received complaints that the five party members misused funds allocated to the youth wing of Future Forward

  • Bangkok man killed when pickup hits wild elephant

    Bangkok man killed when pickup hits wild elephant

    A Bangkok driver has been killed after his pickup truck appears to have hit a wild elephant on an unlit road in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Pak Chong district. The driver has been identified as 58 year old Nakharin Boonchai. Officials believe the pickup hit a large elephant as the road was dark and the driver could not see the large mammal

  • Education Ministry sets up investigation unit to fight corruption

    Education Ministry sets up investigation unit to fight corruption

    The Education Ministry is poised set up its own version of a DSI (Department of Special Investigations) style department tasked with investigating corruption amongst education officials. Speaking to provincial education officials and legal affairs officials this week, Education Minister Thirakiart Charoensetthasilp says his ministry planned to form a special team of legal experts, similar to the DSI, to address corruption problem in the ministry.

  • Black-tip reef sharks frequenting Koh Phi-Phi beaches

    Black-tip reef sharks frequenting Koh Phi-Phi beaches

    A school of black-tip reef sharks has been sighted swimming in knee-deep water around the beaches of Phi-Phi islands, causing more excitement among conservationists, Thai PBS says that even Dr Thorn Thamrongnavasawat, a well-known marine scientist attached to the fishery faculty of Kasetsart University, admitted he was astonished by the sightings of the sharks. “Believe it or not this is Thai sea and the Phi-Phi island.

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    Temperatures plunge on Thailand’s highest mountain

    The temperature has plunged sharply from around 7 degrees Celsius yesterday to only 1 Celsius today at the summit of tourist destination, and Thailand’s tallest mountain, Doi Inthanon in Chiang Mai. This was reported by an official stationed on the mountain this morning

  • Car crashes into back of truck in Chon Buri, four killed

    Car crashes into back of truck in Chon Buri, four killed

    A driver and three passengers have all been killed after their car collided with the rear of a truck in Chonburi’s Bang Lamung district early today. Police say the accident happened around 2.30am on the Sukhumvit road in Tambon Bang Lamung of Bang Lamung district, heading towards Sattahip. Emergency responders spent more than half an hour using hydraulic iron cutters to remove the victims from the wreckage of the car

  • Marine Department halts construction of Karon retaining wall

    Marine Department halts construction of Karon retaining wall

    PHOTOS: DMCR Officials from the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources have paused the Karon Beach retaining wall construction project this week.

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    New passenger terminal and facilities launched Krabi airport

    The Minister of Transportation has officially launched a new terminal at the Krabi International Airport this week.

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    Young man drowns searching for coins in krathong floats

    FILE PHOTO A young man has drowned in a canal in Samut Sakhon’s central district early this morning (Friday) while searching for coins in krathong floats left after being launched last night. Police were informed around 1.30 am that the young man had gone missing in the Thahan Rua canal in front of Samut Sakhon provincial hall. A team of scuba divers quickly found the body, later identified as 20 year old Natthapol Yothongyos and a doctor later determined he had died about half an hour earlier.

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    Drive Thru Immigration service officially launched

    The Phuket Immigration Office yesterday officially launched a Drive Thru Service to help solve crowding problems in the main offices and the lack of parking spaces. The acting chief of Immigration, Maj Gen Surachete Hakparn and the Phuket Immigration Office Chief Col Kathathorn Kamthieng led the officially launch ceremony for ‘Immigration Drive Thru Service’ yesterday. Col Kathathorn says, “The number of foreigners in Phuket continues to grow.