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  • The big three. 2018 elections for Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia.

    The big three. 2018 elections for Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia.

    In 2018 there will be three elections in our immediate region – the much-predicted (and confirmed by the Thai PM) Thai election, another in Cambodia and one in Malaysia.

  • UPDATE: Blaze near Surakul Stadium damages local shops

    UPDATE: Blaze near Surakul Stadium damages local shops

    The fire started in the electric cabling curled up on the electric pole in front of a motorcycle garage and damaged the shop, including many motorbikes. The total loss, according to police attending the scene, following discussions with the proprietors, is at least 300,000 Baht.

  • Three nabbed over fake goods and items seized in Karon

    Three nabbed over fake goods and items seized in Karon

    An undocumented migrant from Myanmar and two others from Cambodia have been arrested in Karon for selling pirated goods.

  • Dante Alighieri Phuket rolls their sleeves up for the elderly

    Dante Alighieri Phuket rolls their sleeves up for the elderly

    Today (January 11), Dante Alighieri Society Phuket distributed food for elderly people at Ban Phuket Elders Public Aid in Thalang. Mrs Nonglak Khantong, president of Dante Alighieri Phuket and Mr Carlo Briola, treasurer of the Association, have declared that this is just the first of the group’s charity initiatives.

  • Progress on Sea Gypsy Sirinath NP fishing case

    Progress on Sea Gypsy Sirinath NP fishing case

    Rawai’s Mayor, Arun Solos, led a group of Rawai Sea Gypsies to file a complaint this morning (January 11), in order to call for justice for the 6 fishermen arrested in Sirinath Marine National Park. The mayor headed a delegation including Niran Yangpan, the community leader, village chief and sub-district chief with the 6 fishermen to hand the letter to Vice Governor Sanit Srivihok, who says he will pass it to the Governor.

  • Asia’s prison populations – Thailand #10 in the world

    Asia’s prison populations – Thailand #10 in the world

    China has the largest prison population in Asia, more than four times as large as India. However, when it comes to prison population rates, Thailand has the highest incarceration rate in the region. Around the world more than 10.35 million people are imprisoned either as pretrial detainees or having been convicted and sentenced, according to the report of UK-based Institute of Criminal Policy Research.

  • Krabi Coal Power Plant to get more public hearings

    Krabi Coal Power Plant to get more public hearings

    The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) and its consulting company are preparing another set of public hearings about the proposed coal power plant project at Baan Klong Rua Pier after a series of protests against the project from locals and activists. “After the government suspended the project following the disagreements from locals, who commented that the EHIA (environmental health impact assessment) was not complete, we have reconsidered the information and errors and will submit the project once again”, said Wimonchai Mongkhol, the Head of Project Study, about extending the current Krabi Power Plant with community involvement. “The charcoal power plant is one of the projects included in the ‘PDP 2010’ to extend electricity productivity from 2012 – 2030 to support the economic development in the southern region of Thailand, which grows at an average of 5-6% per year.

  • THURSDAY MORNING HEADLINES – All your news in 3 minutes

    THURSDAY MORNING HEADLINES – All your news in 3 minutes

    Would someone please call the Thai Meteorological Department and explain to them that it’s not meant to rain this time of the year! More rain sells expected at some time today although we predict (without any scientific knowledge) that they will be brief (we hope). Here’s today’s main news stories… Don’t shop for orthodontic services online! The Dental Council is warning people against shopping online for orthodontic services or products saying they could be harmful to their health unless provided by properly qualified and registered orthodontic specialists. The Council’s President spoke to the media yesterday after authorities found 308 shops providing orthodontic services without a licence or offering substandard orthodontic supplies over the past 10 months.

  • Russian rape story ‘misunderstanding’

    Russian rape story ‘misunderstanding’

    Reports on social media that a 28 year old Russian woman had been attacked and raped on Koh Phi Phi are false according to local police. Police say there was no truth to the suggestion there was a misunderstanding after the alleged victim told a Russian friend to contact police

  • Southern insurgents attack a defence volunteer in Narathiwat

    Southern insurgents attack a defence volunteer in Narathiwat

    A group of Muslim insurgents opened fired and threw a bomb at a defence volunteer’s house in Narathiwat’s Tak Bai district late on Friday night. Nobody was injured. Police said the attack against the house of 38 year old Arthit Chankaew happened late on Friday night

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