Artikel tagged “Phuket Magazine News”

  • Thailand slashes 2019 exports estimates as trade war escalates

    Thailand slashes 2019 exports estimates as trade war escalates

    by Phuwit Limviphuwat Thai exporters are expected to pay a heavy price as the ramping up of the US-China trade war continues. The US has now launched a new round of tariffs on Chinese imports. Last Friday US President Donald Trump tweeted: “Talks with China continue in a very congenial manner, there is absolutely no need to rush, as Tariffs are NOW being paid to the United States by China of 25 per cent on US$250 billion worth of goods and products.

  • Pork-seller arrested with gun, ammunition and drugs in Kathu

    Pork-seller arrested with gun, ammunition and drugs in Kathu

    A pork seller has been arrested with a gun and crystal methamphetamine in Kathu. Kathu Police arrested 43 year old pork seller Peerapan Saechua yesterday. Police seized crystal methamphetamine, a handgun and 68 bullets.

  • Study links Northern and Southern smog with rising cases of respiratory disease

    Study links Northern and Southern smog with rising cases of respiratory disease

    A medical report has pointed to serious health threats from air pollution in Thailand’s smog-prone areas, and the country’s far north north and deep south have been found to be hotspots for asthma and other major respiratory diseases. Higher death rates from three main respiratory diseases – asthma, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – in the northern region highlighted that health threats from air pollution are real. The result of the study relates to reports about air pollution and asthma by the World Health Organisation and UN Environment on the occasion of World Asthma Day yesterday, which emphasised that air pollution was the major factor behind the severe asthma situation around the world.

  • Police summons issued for Phuket’s seastead couple

    Police summons issued for Phuket’s seastead couple

    Wichit Police have issued a summons for the ‘seastead’ couple after Phuket Immigration pressed another charged against the couple. Phuket Immigration have now pressed charges saying that the pair departed the kingdom without rclearing through the immigration officer.

  • Three motorbike passengers survive after being hit by sedan in Krabi – VIDEO

    Three motorbike passengers survive after being hit by sedan in Krabi – VIDEO

    PHOTOS: Krabi Pitakpracha Rescue Foundation |  VIDEO: Rueang Den Yen Nee CH 3 Three motorbike passengers have survived after being hit by a sedan in Krabi. Police were notified of the accident on Uttrakit Road opposite a temple in Mueang Krabi District yesterday. Emergency responders arrived and found three people injured – two men and a six year old girl

  • Thailand passes new laws to reduce begging

    Thailand passes new laws to reduce begging

    Thailand is aiming to purge itself of beggars in the latest laws to outlaw the practice. General Anantaporn Kanjanarat, head of the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS), says his agency would co-ordinate with the National Office of Buddhism to ask for co-operation from temples to educate the public about appropriate merit-making and to stop them from giving cash to beggars as it is illegal. Temples nationwide are being urged to discourage visitors from giving money to beggars, according to the latest edition of the Beggar Control Act that comes into effect in August this year

  • Fire destroys apartment in Rassada

    Fire destroys apartment in Rassada

    Fire has gutted an apartment in Rassada this morning. Staff at the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation heard about the fire at the apartment in Soi Sakornket in Rassada at 7.45 this morning. Three fire engines arrived at the apartment on the ground floor of the building.

  • British man injured after stabbing in Wichit, Phuket

    British man injured after stabbing in Wichit, Phuket

    Police are investigating after a British man was stabbed by a teenage suspect in front of a restaurant in Wichit last night. Wichit Police were notified of the incident in the parking area of a restaurant on Chao Fah West Road at 7pm last night. Police report that they arrived and staff told them that the injured man had already been taken to Siriroj Hospital in Samkong. Police visited the hospital where they were informed that the injured man had already been treated and released

  • Thanathorn says other MPs now in the firing line, including from Phalang Pracharat

    Thanathorn says other MPs now in the firing line, including from Phalang Pracharat

    PHOTO: Future Forward’s Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit emerges defiant after spending six hours with the EC yesterday – The Nation by Kas Chanwanpen The political tactics of going after Future Forward leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and other party members for alleged shareholdings in media companies, could come back to haunt the pro-junta camp after a similar allegation was made against one of its members. At least 12 members of the Future Forward Party, including Thanathorn, have now been singled out for alleged shareholdings in media companies, putting them at risk of being disqualified as members of the House of Representatives.

  • Australian navy ship HMAS Canberra visits Phuket for maritime exercises

    Australian navy ship HMAS Canberra visits Phuket for maritime exercises

    The Australian Navy ship and navy officers have arrived at Patong beach to join the annual maritime enforcement exercises for ‘Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019’ today. The Australian Navy’s HMAS Canberra, which is carrying helicopters, and HMAS Newcastle arrived in Patong on Saturday to join the ‘Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019’ . Air Commodore Rick Owen says, “We visited here to continue the good relationship between Australia and Thailand as well as to practice maritime security operations and search and rescue practice for ‘Indo – Pacific Endeavour’