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  • The AMLO files complaints against Thaksin’s son, Panthongtae

    The AMLO files complaints against Thaksin’s son, Panthongtae

    The Anti Money Laundering Organisation is filing a complaint with the Department of Special Investigation against Panthongtae Shinawatra, the son of fugitive ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra, in a money-laundering case connected with the multi-billion-baht loan fraud linked to the state-owned Krungthai Bank. The AMLO says Panthongtae allegedly received a 10 million Baht cheque from a staff member of the Krisada Mahanakorn Group. The money-laundering charge is also connected to an earlier corruption case in which Thaksin was accused of abusing his power whilst in office by ordering Krungthai Bank’s top executives to extend a 9.9 billion Baht loan to the real estate group based on highly inflated collateral.

  • 200 kilograms of Kratom seized in Hat Yai

    200 kilograms of Kratom seized in Hat Yai

    Police arrested a 32 year old drug suspect along with 200 kilograms of fresh kratom leaves and 2,000 bottles of cough syrup in Songkhla’s Hat Yai district today (September 11). Following a tip-off, Hat Yai’s deputy superintendent Pol Lt Colonel Ranon Surawit led a raid on a rented house in Tambon Kuan Lang and seized 300,000 Baht worth of illicit drugs and arrested Anek Rattanapan, an alleged major dealer of kratom leaves

  • 250,000 baht in a day. Patong’s para-sailing business.

    250,000 baht in a day. Patong’s para-sailing business.

    Following the death of Australian 70 year old businessman, Roger Hussey, in July and the subsequent investigation and promises for a ‘crackdown’ on the local parasailing industry, things appear to have settled back to ‘normal’. Again.

  • Hail Caesars Palace. Dining in Rococo style overlooking Patong.

    Hail Caesars Palace. Dining in Rococo style overlooking Patong.

    The new ‘Caesars Palace’ is now open in Patong, three floors of kitch Italian plush with, arguably, the best view over Patong. We met up with the General Manager Michael who says they wanted to create a nice, relaxing environment with a warm and homely atmosphere.    “This is a place where you can come to eat and drink or just have a drink in our Lounge bar. The choice is yours.

  • Kata Rocks mixing it up with the ‘Best of Mixology’

    Kata Rocks mixing it up with the ‘Best of Mixology’

    Kata Rocks’ Collective Series 10 ‘Best of Mixology’ returned on September 2 with some of Asia’s top mixologists pouring their hearts out into every signature handcrafted cocktail. Following an amazing Phuket sunset at the resort’s hip bar and infinity pool area, Collective Series 10 proved to be a huge success. 100 guests partied into the night with refreshing handcrafted cocktails in tow, along with grooves from DJ Fabuloops and live saxophone performances

  • Ranong Visa Run – a few things you should know

    Ranong Visa Run – a few things you should know

    From time to time we need to do those pesky visa runs.

  • Fire in Patong Mexican restaurant

    Fire in Patong Mexican restaurant

    A Mexican restaurant, Coyote, caught fire late this morning. The restaurant owner, Matthew Warton, said the cause of the fire is believed to be an electric shortcircuit from the air-conditioning system. Fortunately, no injuries or casualties reported.

  • Suspects arrested over Rawai murder

    Suspects arrested over Rawai murder

    After having arrested a Burmese worker, 24 year old Han Noui Lane and his alleged accomplice 32 year old Ang Htoui O in Kathu, Chalong Police have taken the men to the crime scene, a staff room at the back of restaurant in Rawai, for a reenactment. Han Noui Lane has been charged for murdering his ex-girlfriend, 24 year old Thida Mo. He’s confessed to Police that he was jealous and angry because he failed to reconcile their relationship and learned that she had started a new relationship

  • Drug dealer busted at Tah Chat Chai checkpoint

    Drug dealer busted at Tah Chat Chai checkpoint

    PHUKET: A drug dealer was arrested with more than 4,000 pills of ya bah (methamphetamine) worth more than 400,000 baht at Tah Chat Chai checkpoint Sunday evening. Chaiwat Urairot, 28, was arrested while trying to enter Phuket from Songkhla at about 6pm.

  • Wat Arun restoration enters final month

    Wat Arun restoration enters final month

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