Artikel tagged “Phuket”

  • Regular street racing crackdown nets 79 motorbikes

    Regular street racing crackdown nets 79 motorbikes

    FILE PHOTO Police arrested 83 motorcyclists and seized 79 motorcycles in this week’s regular crackdown on the streets of Bangkok.

  • Baby elephant rescued from unused drain in far north-east Thailand

    Baby elephant rescued from unused drain in far north-east Thailand

    A baby elephant has been rescued from an unused drain in Bueng Kan’s Boongkla district in far north east Thailand this morning. Local villagers of Ban None Phaisarn in Tambon Khokkwang contacted officials of the Phu Wang Wildlife Sanctuary after they found the baby elephant trapped in the 2 metre deep well in a rubber plantation. About 20 officials and villagers managed to get a rope under the front part of the baby elephant and pulled it to safety from the 80 centimetre wide hole.

  • Phuket’s Songkran ‘seven days of danger’ safety campaign is on again

    Phuket’s Songkran ‘seven days of danger’ safety campaign is on again

    Phuket officials are preparing for the annual ‘Seven Days of Danger’ Songkran safety campaign that will this year runs from April 11 to April 17. The official Songkran day (Thai New Year) is on April 13. Phuket Governor Phakkapong Tavipattana says, “Road safety is being emphasised for drivers who are over speed limit, ghost riders, running through a red light, not wearing a seat belt, not carrying driving license, overtake in risky areas, drunk driving, not wearing a helmet and using mobile phones while driving.” “For marine safety, CCTV additional cameras have been installed at piers

  • Motorcyclist dies after slamming into power pole in Wichit – VIDEO

    Motorcyclist dies after slamming into power pole in Wichit – VIDEO

    A male motorcyclist has died instantly after trying to overtake a minivan and colliding with a power pole in Witchit this morning.

  • Police intercept 9 million methamphetamine pills near Chiang Rai

    Police intercept 9 million methamphetamine pills near Chiang Rai

    Chiang Rai police have foiled an attempt to smuggle nine million methamphetamine pills in Wiang Pa Pao district this morning. Police found the drugs when they intercepted and searched a car on the Chiang Rai-Chiang Mai road in Ban Tala village in Tambon Sanslaee.

  • Motorbike passenger dies after being crushed by bus in Kathu – VIDEO

    Motorbike passenger dies after being crushed by bus in Kathu – VIDEO

    A motorbike passenger has died at hospital after being crushed by the rear wheel of a bus in Kathu yesterday. Kathu Police were notified of the incident at Seekor Intersection on Phra Phuket Kaew Road in Kathu at 9.25 am yesterday

  • Forecasts for Thai export growth revised upwards

    Forecasts for Thai export growth revised upwards

    The meeting of the Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking has revised upwards its forecast of export growth in 2019 to between 6.5 – 7.5% from the previous forecast of between 3.5 – 4.5%. The revision is in line with export growth in the past eight months, the committee said. Growth momentum is expected to continue during the rest of the year, thanks to the economic recovery of the Thailand’s major trading partners.

  • Army chief steps into the political fray again

    Army chief steps into the political fray again

    PHOTO: Army chief General Apirat Kongsompong against a snappy hot pink backdrop by Supalak Ganjanakhundee Army chief General Apirat Kongsompong’s provocative comments against foreign-educated politicians with ‘leftist leanings’ and activists is a threat to democracy, and could lead to social unrest, violence and even collapse of the regime… warnings from prominent Thai scholars and rights defenders yesterday.

  • Royal foundation helps solve wastewater problems in Ao Nang

    Royal foundation helps solve wastewater problems in Ao Nang

    The Chaipattana Foundation, one of Thailand’s royal projects, has offered a hand to help solve the critical wastewater problem in Ao Nang, Krabi. Wastewater flowing from Klong Jak into the sea in Ao Nang has continued for over a decade, according to locals.  Despite ten years of complaints, the wastewater problem hasn’t been solved.

  • Man drowns in Kathu lagoon, Phuket

    Man drowns in Kathu lagoon, Phuket

    PHOTOS: Kusoldharm Foundation A man has drowned while fishing in a lagoon in central Phuket yesterday. Kusoldharm rescue workers were notified of the incident at a lagoon in Kathu before noon.