Artikel tagged “phuket gazette”

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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.

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    Police intercept 5 million methamphetamine pills in Chiang Rai

    PHOTO: Chiang Rai Times “An estimated 5 million meth pills were found in 13 boxes.” Two suspected drug mules have been arrested in Chiang Rai while allegedly trying to smuggle 5 million methamphetamine pills from a border village.

  • Time for a street food makeover – Tourism Ministry

    Time for a street food makeover – Tourism Ministry

    The Thai Tourism Minister says it’s time for an upgrade of Thai street food. The Nation reports that Weerasak Kowsurat says he would hold talks with the Public Health Ministry and the BMA on how to upgrade the quality of dishes sold by street vendors in the capital. He has revealed plans to bring together stakeholders to discuss how to ensure street foods are hygienic by offering advice on how to store ingredients and how to properly clean utensils

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    Smart Visa qualifications updated

    The Smart Visa scheme was introduced last year as a new category to recognise the changes in people visiting and working in Thailand, and the skills the Thai Government are trying to attract to the Kingdom. Now the government’s introduced a fine-tune to the new visa, adding three new professions suited to the so-called Smart Visa. The cabinet has approved new qualifications and criteria for improvement in education sector under the Smart Visa scheme

  • Don’t complain about the oranges. Market customer shot after complaint.

    Don’t complain about the oranges. Market customer shot after complaint.

    A Pathum Thani fruit vendor has been arrested today shortly after she allegedly shot and killed a customer who complained of “rotten oranges” at her market store, just north of Bangkok. Klong Luang police were alerted to the shooting at 8am inside the Iyara Market in Pathum Thani’s Klong Luang district. Police say 30 year old Saranya Saksaeng was shot once on the chest and three times on the abdomen.

  • British Airways sued after man is seated next to obese passenger on BKK flight

    British Airways sued after man is seated next to obese passenger on BKK flight

    “Mr Prosser says he suffered nerve damage and a pelvic injury which has resulted in a permanent spasm in his back.” A tourist who visited Thailand is suing British Airways after claiming he suffered injuries and loss of earnings after being forced to sit next to an obese passenger on a 12 hour flight. ThaiVisa reports that 51 year old Stephen Prosser from Wales told Pontypridd County Court yesterday that cabin crew onboard the Bangkok to London flight ignored his claims that he would be injured if he was forced to sit next to the obese passenger. Mr Prosser, an engineer, told the court the passenger was “extremely large” about 6 foot 4, more than 300 pounds and likened the man to the late New Zealand rugby star Jonah Lomu.

  • Malaysian Cabinet agrees to abolish death penalty

    Malaysian Cabinet agrees to abolish death penalty

    PHOTO: Screenshot from “Apprentice” (2016) by Junfeng Boo Malaysia’s acting Law Minister Liew Vui Keong told the Malaysian Parliament yesterday that the Cabinet has agreed to scrap the death penalty, including for murder. But Deputy PM Wan Azizah Wan Ismail told reporters that the government would review abolishing it for murder, an opinion that was hers and not representative of the rest of the Cabinet. “We are reviewing it.

  • Man arrested, 3kg of ‘ice’ seized on Samui

    Man arrested, 3kg of ‘ice’ seized on Samui

    FILE PHOTO A man has been arrested on Koh Samui after police seized more than 3 kg of crystal methamphetamine. In a joint operation between Army troops and district officials, 36 year old Thai national, Ekkachai Prakobwancharone, was arrested at his rented room early yesterday (Tuesday). Authorities seized 52 grams of the drug, popularly known as “ice”, from the room at the time of the arrest

  • More ‘wind and waves’ – Phoenix still at the bottom of the Andaman Sea

    More ‘wind and waves’ – Phoenix still at the bottom of the Andaman Sea

    The Phoenix , the boat that sank on July 5 off Phuket’s south west coast, causing the drowning of 47 Chinese tourists, remains 45 metres underwater as the new salvage team have little more success than the original salvage team who threw in the towel a week ago. A Marine Police diver on site, Pol Lt Passakorn Sirichuchote, is quoted in the Bangkok Post saying… “We’ve encountered strong undercurrents