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  • Guns, loan contracts seized in Phang Nga raid

    Guns, loan contracts seized in Phang Nga raid

    A large amount of weapons and some loan contracts were seized during a raid by police, army and administrative officials on a snooker club in Phang Nga’s Muang district today (October 18).

  • THAIGER TODAY Monday, October 2

    THAIGER TODAY Monday, October 2

    Coming from Bang Wad in Kathu today… A 23 year old Chinese tourist, Shi Yieing, drowned over the weekend | US President and the Thai PM meet today in Washington for talks | More pink fire jellyfish found off Koh Hong | Sunday’s Run 2Gether in Phuket Town a high success. The post THAIGER TODAY Monday, October 2 appeared first on Phuket Gazette .

  • PM Prayut meets US President Trump today

    PM Prayut meets US President Trump today

    While Thai Government officials have said they will focus on economic matters during a top-level Thailand-US meeting at the White House today, it is security concerns, particularly relating to Thailand’s logistics role regarding the US on rising tensions in East Asia, that should be watched closely, academics believe. Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha leads a Thai delegation, dominated by high-level economic officials, to Washington for a three-day visit

  • Maya Bay being closed for three months next year

    Maya Bay being closed for three months next year

    Park officials say they’re going to close Phi Phi island’s famous Maya Bay from June for three months next year. Officials of the Koh Phi Phi National park authority held crisis talks yesterday where they were told that the bay has been ravaged by too much tourism.

  • Yingluck guilty

    Yingluck guilty

    Fugitive former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been sentenced to a five-year jail term. The Supreme Court took almost three hours to read the verdict on Yingluck’s alleged negligence in her government’s rice-pledging scheme

  • Rang Hill road closure following large cracks appearing

    Rang Hill road closure following large cracks appearing

    Phuket Municipality has announced that Kosimby Road on Rang Hill, from behind of Khao Rang Hill restaurant all the way to Khao Rang Temple at the bottom, will be closed down soon to fix the road and build up landslide protection systems. This follows a large crack of about 50-80 meters on one side of the road. Police have already marked the road with cones and additional lighting

  • The military go shopping – Crackdown on alleged ‘rip-off’ shops

    The military go shopping – Crackdown on alleged ‘rip-off’ shops

    More than 200 military officers along with Thai Tourist Police and other departments led by the Acting Deputy Chief of the Thai Tourist Police, Maj Gen Surachet Hakpan, raided 5 shops believed to be involved in zero-dollar tours that practice high prices to rip off tourists with their products and services. Yesterday (September 20), the team started at the snake farm in Chalong (Thaiko Natural Health), which offers snake shows and sells products made from, and out of, snakes. Police seized more than 500 bottles of capsules of what is claimed to be tonic without Thai labels – 73 of them had Russian labels only

  • Laos – the ‘battery’ of South East Asia

    Laos – the ‘battery’ of South East Asia

    LAOS POWER FACTS: Number of power plants soon to be completed by 2020:   53 hydropower plants under construction or in the planning stage, including those set to be completed this year; there will be more than 90 hydropower plants in Laos with a combined installed capacity of almost 14,000MW by 2020. Transmission lines that connect with neighbouring countries:  14 carry power to Thailand, 2 to Vietnam, 1 to China, 2 to Cambodia, and 1 to Myanmar.

  • Patong tunnel to start April/May next year

    Patong tunnel to start April/May next year

    Looks like the island’s long-awaited tunnel through Patong Hill might actually be becoming a reality. Authorities say it will be the first of its kind in Thailand. The Daily News is reporting on the progress of the Patong tunnel project which, it is hoped, will eliminate much of the carnage and delays experienced by drivers on the hill everyday.

  • Narcotics police nab Bangkok drug kingpin

    Narcotics police nab Bangkok drug kingpin

    Narcotics suppression police have raided the Bangkok house of a suspected drug boss, who is a registered taxi motorcycle driver, seized two cars, 2 million Baht and a bank account book with transactions totalling some 60 million Baht. Jirat Pensophon was arrested early Tuesday morning at a house in the Casa Ville Rajapruek housing estate on Rajapruek Road in Nonthaburi’s Pak Kret district. The operation was led by Narcotics Suppression Bureau commissioner Lt-General Sommai Kongwisaisuk