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  • PABUK: Latest information on the path of the storm across the Gulf

    PABUK: Latest information on the path of the storm across the Gulf

    Nakhon Si Thammarat’s Governor Chamroen Tipayapongtada has designated six seaside districts of the central southern coast province as disaster zones and ordered the evacuation of residents by tonight. The evacuations are a safety precaution he said. He says that all schools in these districts will be closed today, while schools in the main city area of Nakhon Si Thammarat will be used to shelter evacuees

  • Two key tests for the Land of Smiles in 2019

    Two key tests for the Land of Smiles in 2019

    Thailand faces two major challenges in 2019 – conducting a general election and chairing the Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN). Mishandling either task would invite serious damage to both the country and the wider region, according to a New Year editorial in The Nation

  • The  legalisation of cannabis for medical use – more questions than answers

    The legalisation of cannabis for medical use – more questions than answers

    by Laura Villadiego “Despite what looks to be the biggest step in decades towards legalisation of cannabis in Thailand… the use of cannabis in Thailand without a licence is still punishable with jail terms.” Unclear licensing rules have given rise to fears foreign firms might apply for patents and squeeze out local players There are concerns the public might think anyone is allowed to smoke or grow cannabis Thailand’s decision to legalise marijuana for medical purposes has raised concerns over deliberate exploitation of the new law and warnings to the public not to forget that general use of the drug is still very much illegal. An article by the South China Morning Post summarises a lot of what we already know – the new legislation is a step forward in the upgrading of Thailand’s drug laws but falls a long way short of actually legalising the use of marijuana. Last Tuesday, Thailand’s NLA (National Legislative Assembly) passed a bill allowing the use of cannabis and kratom, a local plant with opioid properties native to Southeast Asia.

  • Man killed in Phuket road accident

    Man killed in Phuket road accident

    A motorbike driver has died at the scene after colliding head on with a pickup truck in Rassada earlier this morning. The Phuket City Police were notified about the accident at Soi Paneang in Rassada at 01.05am. Police and emergency respondents arrived at a curve in the road to find the damaged motorbike

  • Four minors and three men charged with gang rape of 13 year old Thai girl

    Four minors and three men charged with gang rape of 13 year old Thai girl

    PHOTO: Ban Kruat Hospital The parents of a 13 year old girl filed complaints that their daughter was gang raped by seven young men who lured her into a schools toilet in tambon Bung Charoen late Friday evening. The town is east of Bangkok near the Cambodian border. Out of the seven men, aged 14-22, four were minors and have been brought to the child and juvenile court of Buri Ram as police can only detain them for 24 hours.

  • Russian woman fined after graffiti on road in Nai Harn, Rawai

    Russian woman fined after graffiti on road in Nai Harn, Rawai

    A Russian woman, who was caught red handed spray painting all across a road in Rawai yesterday, has been fined. She claimed she was looking for her lost boyfriend. A video is being shared on social media of the Russian-speaking woman caught spray painting on a road in Rawai, Phuket

  • Buddhist blessings ring in the new year for ASEAN

    Buddhist blessings ring in the new year for ASEAN

    by Phatarawadee Phataranawik With Thailand chairing ASEAN throughout 2019, the Culture Ministry is fostering unity among the bloc’s 10 members by bringing to Bangkok relics and statues of the Buddha from around Asia to be ritually blessed. “Thailand is for the first time hosting this grand annual New Year blessing ceremony,” said Kittiphan Phansuwan, director of the ministry’s Religious Affairs Department.

  • Religious ceremonies held at the Tsunami Memorial Wall in Mai Khao  

    Religious ceremonies held at the Tsunami Memorial Wall in Mai Khao  

    Three religions ceremony were held yesterday at the Tsunami Memorial Wall in Mai Khao yesterday commemorating 14 years since the deadly tsunami that struck the island. About 100 people joined the ceremony conducted in the style of three religions – Buddhism, Islam and Christian. Flowers were placed at the wall by survivors and the families and friends of those that perished during the event.

  • AMLO seizes ‘Phoenix’, plans to sell by auction

    AMLO seizes ‘Phoenix’, plans to sell by auction

    The Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) has seized the ‘Phoenix’ which will now be sold by auction. The Thai Immigration Bureau Chief, Lt Gen Surachate Hakparn, has already confirmed that many aspects of the  ‘Phoenix ’ design and operation were substandard. The issues which made Phoenix illegal and substandard are mostly fixable, including proper marine-grade glass, marine-grade propulsion, proper bulkhead doors, ballasting and approved safety equipment.

  • Cabinet passes same-sex marriage bill

    Cabinet passes same-sex marriage bill

    If you’re at least 20 years old, and one of you has Thai nationality, then, as a same-sex couple, you will soon be able to marry in Thailand. The cabinet has approved the civil partnership Bill, paving the way for Thailand to become the first country in Asia to endorse same-sex marriage. The current Bill, approved by the Cabinet yesterday, allows same-sex couples to adopt children, according to Nathporn Chatusripitak, an adviser to the Prime Minister’s Office