Artikel tagged “Phuket Magazine”

  • Myanmar holding talks with Mekong countries over deteriorating drug situation

    Myanmar holding talks with Mekong countries over deteriorating drug situation

    Senior drug policy leaders from the Mekong region – Cambodia, China, Lao, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam– are in Naypyitaw, Myanmar with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) this week for a conference of the Mekong MOU on Drug Control to discuss the illicit drug situation in the region, and to negotiate a new strategic plan. The conference brings together the leadership of Mekong drug authorities and over 100 senior delegates and experts to consider the latest data, and for detailed discussions on drug law enforcement, justice, health and alternative development strategies and programmes, while reviewing the implementation of the last Mekong strategy that the countries agreed.

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    Emerald Development Group addresses accusations of fraud and mismanagement

    CEO of the Emerald Development Group Sawit ‘Mai’ Ketroj held a press conference yesterday (Saturday) at the Dara Hotel to address accusations of fraud and mismanagement. In reports to the Court the amounts involved in the alleged fraud case mount up to more than a billion baht with more than 300 buyers filing complaints with the Emerald Development Group.

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    Investigation ordered over the Phuket whale shark caught by fishermen

    Video of a pregnant whale shark caught by fishermen has gone viral and caused outrage on social media. Read the story and watch the video HERE

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    Seven arrested in Phuket loan shark crackdown

    Phuket Provincial Deputy Commander Col Sermpan Sirikong says, “We’ve arrested four male and two female suspects in a loan shark crackdown on May 15 and 16.” “The five male suspects are 41 year old Adiraek Henghoo, 21 year old Ratanapon Haemtong, 26 year old Taechit Eakkanaprat, 23 year old Chawankorn Sukpan and 38 year old Kittisak Wongsamai. Two female suspects are 27 year old Pilaipohn Taruaraksa and 29 year old Wimon Buaprapa.” “They were all arrested in Chalong, Thalang, Kathu, Patong and Muang Phuket areas.” “Suspects admitted that an interest rate is being charged on loans, over the limit by law, but they have never physically harmed any debtors. All suspects have been charged with offences relating to the Excessive Interest Rate Prohibition.” “We are continuing our crackdown on illegal loan sharks who try and charge exorbitant interest rates on gullible and vulnerable people,” said Col Sermpan Sirikong.

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    EU maintains yellow card over Thai fishing

    Continuing systemic flaws in the protection of the rights of workers and sustainable fishing policies has kept Thailand on the European Union’s “yellow flag” watch list for illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. A source at the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry revealed that the EU has decided to maintain Thaialnd’s yellow flag for on IUU fishing

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    Cryptocurrency-tax ‘will hit economy’

    New tax measures aimed at curbing the Thai initial crypto-coin offering (ICO) market will adversely affect the economy as the measures could drive investors and entrepreneurs overseas, according to experts.

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    Descendants gather for Siamese Twins Chang & Eng Bunker’s 207th birthday

    By Phatarawadee Phataranawik PHOTOS: Chalinee Thirasupa If “Siamese twins” Chang and Eng Bunker, Thailand’s most famous twin entertainers, were alive today, they would no doubt be impressed to see their descendants making their first official visit to the Kingdom to celebrate their 207th birthday on Friday in Samut Songkhram province, the birthplace of the twins.

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    Taxi catches fire outside Cassia Laguna Hotel – No injuries

    Officials at the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) stationed in Cherng Talay were notified of an incident in front of Cassia Hotel in Laguna, Cherng Talay at 9:05pm last night (May 11). Fire fighters with two water trucks arrived at the scene along with the Cherng Talay Police

  • 10 million meth pills, 398 kg of ‘ice’ seized in Bangkok. Six arrested.

    10 million meth pills, 398 kg of ‘ice’ seized in Bangkok. Six arrested.

    Bangkok police have arrested six suspects and seized a large drug haul of 10 million made-in-Myanmar methamphetamine pills and 398 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine or “ice”. A haul that size led the national police chief, Pol General Chakthip Chaijinda, to hold a press conference this morning (Friday) at the Royal Thai Police headquarters to announce the seizure

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    Police search for truck battery thief in Krabi

    A condominium general manager in Ao Nang Kanchit Chotkosit says, “We’ve discovered that on Tuesday (May 8) a thief stole two batteries from water trucks which were parked inside the condominium compound. Those two batteries cost more than ten thousand baht