Artikel tagged “Phuket Magazine News”

  • New Thai stamps to commemorate HM The King’s 66th birthday

    New Thai stamps to commemorate HM The King’s 66th birthday

    HM The King is featured on a new set of stamps issued by Thailand Post. The national post office has issued the new stamp featuring His Majesty the King to commemorate his 66 th  birthday anniversary this Saturday. The stamp features the King in army uniform and is priced at 10 baht, or 20 baht including an envelope.

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    Seven arrested over a 300 kilogram ‘ice’ shipment in Chiang Rai

    Chiang Rai is in the news for a different reason this morning after six adults and a 15 year old have been arrested over a drug bust in Chiang Rai early today (Monday).

  • 36 suspected drug users nabbed in Pattaya club raid

    36 suspected drug users nabbed in Pattaya club raid

    Police and Pattaya officials have raided a Pattaya club early this morning (Monday) and identified 36 customers who allegedly tested positive to illicit drug use.

  • Thai officials slam foreign media for interviewing Mu Pa boys

    Thai officials slam foreign media for interviewing Mu Pa boys

    SCREENSHOT: ABC News report Whilst the opportunist American ABC TV reporter didn’t break any laws with his interview on Friday with the youngest of the Mu Pa Academy youngsters, he did break a pact between the Chiang Rai Governor, physicians and child psychologists who asked that the media leave the boys alone. Today CNN is reporting that Thailand is accusing foreign media of behaving irresponsibly by interviewing members of the young football team who were trapped in a flooded cave for two weeks before their ‘against the odds’ rescue. Tawatchai Thaikyo, the Deputy Permanent Secretary for Justice said in a Facebook post,”I was saddened that the foreign media, whom we assumed understood children’ rights very well as well as the procedures for protecting children and minors, but their standards have turned out to be unexpectedly substandard.” CNN reports that the Chiang Rai Province released a statement announcing that the Governor, Prachon Prachsakul, had assigned a task force to “discuss measures to protect the Wild Boar’s football team’s child rights, under the nation’s Child Protection Act.” Read the CNN report HERE .

  • Man douses young Thai woman in petrol, sets her alight and is given bail

    Man douses young Thai woman in petrol, sets her alight and is given bail

    Thai Rath  has reported on the case of a Bangkok man who doused a 22 year old Thai woman from Ubon Ratchathani in petrol while she was eating with friends at a somtam stall. Thai Rath notes that the 23 year old Thai man, who committed the crime, was given bail by the court in Bangkok and is currently free. He has since allegedly told a friend of the victim that ‘she was next’

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    AI company invests 350 million baht in SE Asia – opens office in Phuket

    Invacio , an artificial intelligence company, are busy setting up their operations in Thailand as part of their global operations. They are investing up to 350 Million baht in south east Asia Invacio Research Analytics, a group subsidiary of Invacio founded by William J D West, has launched in Thailand, led by Linleeya West (Thai/Swiss educated) Linleeya West felt this was an important move for Invacio, as well as Thailand, to encourage the uptake of AI across the country. She feels that Thailand can be market leaders with early adoption rather than being left behind in the coming technological race. With an auxiliary operations office being developed in Phuket, they have already started the recruitment process to staff their office with dynamic minds and experience Thailand has to offer.

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    Drive-by shooter kills Muslim man riding ‘saleng’ in Pattani

    A Muslim pillion rider has died following a shooting in Pattani late last night. Masore Dueha was travelling with is wife in the ‘saleng’ on a main road in Klang Thung Na village in Kolor Tanning, Nong Chik district, Pattani

  • From inside the cave – bringing out the team. Thai Navy SEAL video.

    From inside the cave – bringing out the team. Thai Navy SEAL video.

    The Thai Navy SEAL Facebook page has released a video clip that shows for the first time how the 13 Mu Pa Academy football team members were evacuated from the Tham Luang cave. The 12 young footballers and their 25 year old assistant coach were trapped in the cave since June 23 after flash floods blocked their exit. They were rescued after a marathon operation involving Thai and foreign experts.

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    Boat and ‘life jackets’ not fit-for-purpose

    The Tourist Police Bureau have revealed that the ‘Phoenix’ was not ‘fit for purpose’ for operations in the seas off Phuket whilst the buoyancy aids that were provided for passengers didn’t reach the minimum standards required for safety vests. In the latest zero-dollar tour investigation, linked to the two boats and last Thursday’s boat sinkings, tourist police seized 21 non-standard buoyancy aids at an office believed to be used as the operations centre for the boat tours involved with ‘Phoenix’. Tourist Police Deputy Commander Maj Gen Surachate Hakparn says, “Yesterday we went to Tanawat shipyard in Rassada where the ‘Phoenix’ boat was constructed.

  • Chiang Rai: Final five OUT the Tham Luang caves

    Chiang Rai: Final five OUT the Tham Luang caves

    The Mu Pa football team will have the full group back together again soon. Number Nine emerges from the Tham Luang caves just after 4pm, Tuesday, Thai time.