Artikel erschien Oktober 2018

  • 282K methamphetamine pills seized in Krabi

    Krabi police have seized 282,000 methamphetamine pills with a street value of around 15 million baht. The methamphetamine pills were paid with cars to launder money. Krabi Police have arrested four suspects – 33 year old Khwanchai ‘Mark’ Boonjan from Chumphon, 38 year old Sutane ‘Ple’ Puangpen from Krabi, Narongdet ‘Khai’ Pankarn from Chumphon and 29 year old Visit ‘Wha’ Suchartpong from Nakhon Si Thammarat.

  • Female Russian jumps from her condominium in Wichit

    Female Russian jumps from her condominium in Wichit

    A female Russian has died after jumping from a condominium in Wichit this afternoon.

  • No more overstayers, no more corruption at Immigration – Hakparn

    Put a big red circle around “October 31, 2018” on your calendar. It was the day it was announced that corrupt practices are over at the country’s immigration offices and the number of overstayers by the end of November in the Kingdom will be precisely “zero”.

  • New flat-fee taxi service to start 2019 after fare hike refused

    A new taxi service offering unlimited rides for a flat monthly fee of 10,200 baht is set to be launched early next year in Bangkok and surrounding provinces. A total of 2,000 professional taxi drivers and association members will make up the new My Taxi Co fleet, which customers could hail via a smartphone App, according to association president Worapol Kaemkhunthod this morning. Cabbies would no longer have to depend on the Department of Land Transport (DLT)’s fare hikes since they wouldn’t be using the meter, he said.

  • No hug, no kiss, no goodbye – speeding up school drop-offs

    No hug, no kiss, no goodbye – speeding up school drop-offs

    Police in Bangkok are urging parents to cut short their lengthy farewell when they drop their kids off at school to avoid adding to Bangkok’s traffic woes. Traffic police launched the “No kiss, no hug, no bye” campaign in front of St Gabriel School on Samsen Road this morning at 6.45am as students prepared to return for the second semester.

  • Tourists grafitti Chiang Mai caves

    Chiang Mai authorities are trying to find the people responsible for graffiti in a Chiang Mai cave. Police are threatening to prosecute the offenders and seek jail terms for anyone who is caught. Chiang Mai News is reporting that foreign names have been scratched in the walls of a cave at the Mok Fa waterfall in the Doi Suthep – Pui national park. Park authorities have sent a clear and unequivocal message to tourists – “Don’t graffiti or you’ll be jailed”. Park officials admit that a lack of staff means they will find it difficult to find the perpetrators.

  • Phuket Carnival at Patong “ready to rock Phuket”

    The five day Patong annual carnival, this year themed “The Colours of Patong Beach”, starts tomorrow. The annual Patong Carnival is a celebration marking the beginning of the high season in Phuket. The carnival is usually held right at the beginning of November when the weather is starting to get sunnier

  • 44 national assembly reps support bill to decriminalise ‘medical marijuana’

    44 national assembly reps support bill to decriminalise ‘medical marijuana’

    A total of 44 members of the Thai National Legislative Assembly have signed in support of a draft bill to decriminalise marijuana for medical purpose by deleting cannabis from the Category 5 list of narcotic drugs, said Mr Somchai Sawaengkarn, secretary of  the NLA’s extraordinary committee on parliamentary affairs.

  • 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).

  • 3 Vietnamese boats seized, 14 crew arrested

    A Royal Thai Navy patrol boat has seized three Vietnamese fishing vessels and arrested 14 crew members for illegally ‘raking’ the seabed for sea cucumbers in the Gulf of Thailand.