Artikel tagged “safety”

  • New WHO world road death report – Thailand drops to number 8 but still high

    New WHO world road death report – Thailand drops to number 8 but still high

    Thailand’s roads remain some of the deadliest in the world. But the Kingdom has dropped from its previous number two position to number eight, behind a collection of backwater African states and other undeveloped countries. A new report by the World Health Organisation shows that the road safety situation in Thailand hasn’t improved

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    Bangkok all ready for tonight’s Loy Krathong

    Yesterday, Governor Aswin Kwanmuang checked nine piers along the Chao Phraya river, from Tha Chang to Rama VIII Bridge in Bangkok’s Bang Plat district. to ensure the safety of revellers for today’s Loy Krathong festivities.

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    No plane, no flight data recorder – search & recovery continue off Jakarta

    The plane involved in the Lion Air flight JT610 crash off Jakarta was Boeing’s newest and most advanced jets, loosely based on the original Boeing 737 but including the very latest technology and construction materials. It was just two months old and with a minuscule 800 hours under its belt (for a commercial jet).

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    Thailand to adopt some of Japan’s road safety measures

    PHOTO: The Nation “It was found that Japan had placed importance on measures related to public transports which focus on the standard of transports and equipment and the safety of drivers and passengers.” In an effort to reduce the country’s shameful road toll, the Ministry of Transport says it’s started to implement some of Japan’s road safety measures in Thailand. The Transport Minister, Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, said the 7th Thailand-Japanese Joint Working Group meeting was held yesterday (August 8) at Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport.

  • Agama Yoga founder Swami Vivekananda accused of sexual assault

    Agama Yoga founder Swami Vivekananda accused of sexual assault

    The founder of the Thailand Koh Phangan based yoga and tantra school Agama , Swami Vivekananda Saraswati, has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault. He claims to be the “brilliant exponent of a unique and modern trend of thinking in Yoga” who “has reached high states of spiritual realisation.” Agama Yoga is one of the world’s largest yoga training centres

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    “Serenata” recovered as evidence in the July 5 boating tragedy in Phuket

    The boat “Serenata” has been recovered from the waters to the south-west of Phuket and is now sitting as a florin figure in the Boat Lagoon hard stand area. The boat has been recovered as part of the ongoing investigation into the two boats that sank back on July 5 resulting in the death of 47 Chinese tourists who drowned. “Serenata” sank but all its passengers were recovered

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    Airport warns of taking photos of landing aircraft at Nai Yang Beach

    A meeting was held yesterday (May 17), led by the Phuket International Airport General Manager Petch Chancharoen, to discuss a YouTube post. The meeting follows a ‘youtube’ channel user, ‘donprozento’, posting a video on March 10

  • Road toll keeps rising as authorities claim tight enforcement

    Road toll keeps rising as authorities claim tight enforcement

    Whilst the road toll is mounting and drunk drivers’ cars impounded at record numbers, authorities must be scratching their head wondering what they need to do to stem the disgraceful annual carnage on Thailand’s roads during Songkran. Even as police claimed to push stricter law enforcement to lower crimes during the Songkran Festival, the increase in the number of accidents, injuries and deaths on the road on the third day of this year’s “seven dangerous days” raises doubts whether the preventive measures are working. The Road Safety Centre yesterday reported that after the first three of the seven day reporting period, the number of road fatalities, injuries and accidents were all higher than during the same period of last year

  • PM Prayut says less compiling statistics, more action on the roads

    PM Prayut says less compiling statistics, more action on the roads

    The woeful road toll hasn’t gone unnoticed at Government House. The PM is instructing authorities to stringently monitor the safety of Songkran travellers and asking them to keep promoting safe driving. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has voiced his concern for citizens traveling during the Songkran holiday, especially those traveling to the north and northeast.

  • Detained Belarusian escort says she has dirt in the Trump-Russia case

    Detained Belarusian escort says she has dirt in the Trump-Russia case

    A Belarusian woman who was arrested in Pattaya over the weekend is seeking assistance from the United States, claiming she has information about links between Russia and US President Donald Trump, the Washington Post has reported. Anastasia Vashukevich, an escort service worker from Belarus – who became well known after filming a yacht trip with Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska and Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko – was detained, along with 10 other people described as Russians, in a police raid on her “sex training” seminar on Sunday