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    Body of missing fisherman found, following July 5 Phuket storm

    The body of a Rawai fisherman was found yesterday (July 16) near Koh Racha. Two local fishermen from Rawai have been missing since heading out fishing on Thursday (July 5), the same day of the boat disaster when two tour boats sank and 47 Chinese tourists drowned, including 16 children

  • Government set to ban trans fats

    Government set to ban trans fats

    The Public Health Ministry is poised to ban the production, import and distribution of food containing trans fat. Trans fat, also called trans-unsaturated fatty acids or trans fatty acids, are a type of unsaturated fat that occur in small amounts in nature but became widely produced industrially from vegetable fats starting in the 1950s for use in margarine , snack food, and packaged baked goods and for frying fast food. Trans fat has been shown to consistently be associated, in an intake-dependent way, with increased risk of coronary artery disease , a leading cause of death in Western nations.

  • UPDATE: Boat collision off at entrance to Royal Phuket Marina channel

    UPDATE: Boat collision off at entrance to Royal Phuket Marina channel

    From yesterday… Two boats have crashed at the entrance to the Royal Phuket Marina in the channel. Boats named ‘Pimracha’ and ‘Sattakamol’ collided just off the coast resulting in six injuries including one Thai man and 5 Italian tourists. The accident happened at the entrance to the channel leading to the Royal Phuket Marina at 4:30pm.

  • Royal Crematorium exhibition continues to draw huge crowds

    Royal Crematorium exhibition continues to draw huge crowds

    More than 3 million visitors have attended the exhibition at the Royal Crematorium of HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej since it opened on November 2, Culture Minister Vira Rojpojchanarat said on Wednesday. A total of 3,005,206 visitors reportedly visited the site from its opening until Tuesday. Visitors to the site, which will remain open for public viewing until the end of this month, will also be able to take away a new souvenir

  • Royal Crematorium tours might continue beyond November

    Royal Crematorium tours might continue beyond November

    Deputy PM Tanasak Patimapragorn yesterday says that he would seek to extend public tours at the Royal Crematorium beyond the end of November if there is sufficient interest. But the scheduled closing at the end of this month would remain if only a small number of people wish to tour the sacred site, he said. Tanasak said the PM would need to seek permission from His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn for the site to remain open.

  • THURSDAY after Midday: Arrival of the Royal Procession at Sunam Luang Royal Crematorium

    THURSDAY after Midday: Arrival of the Royal Procession at Sunam Luang Royal Crematorium

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  • Installation of nine-tiered umbrella atop Royal Crematorium to be broadcast live

    Installation of nine-tiered umbrella atop Royal Crematorium to be broadcast live

    Members of the public will be able to watch a live telecast of the upcoming installation of the grand nine-tiered umbrella at the top of the Royal Crematorium for His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

  • Mourning period extended to October 29

    Mourning period extended to October 29

    The mourning period for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej will be extended two more days up until October 29. This according to a media release from the Prime Minister’s office. The Royal Funeral is scheduled for October 25 – 29, so the Thai cabinet has extended the official mourning period

  • 12 million people have visited Grand Palace to pay last respects

    12 million people have visited Grand Palace to pay last respects

    With two days remaining for citizens to pay their last respects to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, the number of people who have viewed the Royal Urn has topped 12 million. The Royal Household Bureau on Tuesday reported that 12,443,890 mourners had visited the Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall in the past 334 days

  • 250,000 expected to attend the Royal Cremation next month

    250,000 expected to attend the Royal Cremation next month

    About 250,000 Thai citizens are expected to attend the Royal Cremation of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Sanam Luang in Bangkok on October 26, Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan said on Friday. If Sanam Luang becomes overcrowded, the authorities will seek the cooperation of mourners to place funeral flowers at replicas of the royal crematorium at various sites around Bangkok instead, Prawit said. He was speaking after a meeting of the committee tasked with providing security and traffic during the Royal Cremation