Artikel tagged “Phuket News”

  • Unanimous verdict against Yingluck Shinawatra

    Unanimous verdict against Yingluck Shinawatra

    Update from The Nation The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled unanimously to sentence fugitive former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra to five years in prison. The fugitive politician was convicted of negligence in preventing corruption and irregularities in her government’s rice-pledging scheme prior to the 2014 coup. The Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Office Holders ruled that Yingluck had acknowledged the illegality of government-to-government rice deals but refused to cancel a contract with a Chinese state enterprise.

  • Thai PM promises to shorten his weekly Friday night address

    Thai PM promises to shorten his weekly Friday night address

    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha says he’s going to continue with his weekly “Returning Happiness to the People” address on Friday nights, but is promising to cut the speech down by 50%, to around 20 minutes.

  • The Top Ten sources of tourists to Thailand in August, 2017

    The Top Ten sources of tourists to Thailand in August, 2017

    The rise in tourists to Thailand over the past two decades has been staggering. Whilst there are ebbs and flows in the tourism mix and the occasional political fracas, one thing is consistent – the rise in the tourist numbers flocking to the Kingdom. We may argue the issues in another article but here are the stark statistics which show the rise in figures over a 12 month period, comparing August in 2017 to the same month in 2016.

  • Fire jellyfish washing up on Koh Phi Phi beaches

    Fire jellyfish washing up on Koh Phi Phi beaches

    A large number of jelly fish have been found washed up on the shores of Koh Phi Phi.

  • Hi So Hill in Chiang Mai ends up being an expensive scam

    Hi So Hill in Chiang Mai ends up being an expensive scam

    Story from Thai language ‘ Manager Online ‘ The enticing advertisement online promised a dream: quiet retirement in the beautiful hills of Chiang Mai. Many foreigners thought this was what they deserved after a life of saving so they eagerly signed up to buy houses in the luxurious, quality development. Now they are left with illegal properties that they can’t sell and their dreams are over

  • UPDATE – Three police questioned over Yingluck’s disappearance

    UPDATE – Three police questioned over Yingluck’s disappearance

    At of this morning (Friday), three police officers, including a deputy commander, appear to have been involved in helping the former PM Yingluck Shinawatra flee Thailand, two days before she was set to appear to hear the verdict of the Supreme Court over her and her Government’s involvement in the failed rice-pledging scheme.

  • PAD told to pay damages for 2008 Airport sit-in protests

    PAD told to pay damages for 2008 Airport sit-in protests

    File photo: Former People’s Alliance for Democracy leader Sondhi Limthongkul speaks on stage during the yellow-shirt protest at Suvarnabhumi Airport in 2008. The  Nation Damages linked to airport takeovers in 2008 as former yellow shirts hit for political action. The Civil Court yesterday (Thursday) ordered 13 yellow-shirt leaders of the now-defunct political movement the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) to collectively pay 522 million Baht to Airports of Thailand Public Company to compensate for damages incurred at Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi airports during lengthy protests in 2008

  • Roll out of Royal Commemorative Banknotes

    Roll out of Royal Commemorative Banknotes

    Citizens on Wednesday began exchanging old banknotes for new commemorative ones honouring His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

  • THAIGER TODAY Wednesday, September 20

    THAIGER TODAY Wednesday, September 20

    Flame jellyfish stinging a few swimmers at Nai Harn | Ministry of Labour poised to review Thai-only jobs | Royal Thai Navy on alert for Rohingya boat-people | 40 women from Baan Koh Raed complaining about media ‘image’ | 19 year old and his mother been fined for potty-mouth spray at police.

  • Ex-Miss Teen Thailand caught with drugs in home raid

    Ex-Miss Teen Thailand caught with drugs in home raid

    Actress and former Miss Teen Thailand Amelia “Amy” Jacobs and her boyfriend were arrested early on Tuesday morning in Bangkok on drug charges, police announced at a press conference.