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Mystery jellyfish stinging tourists

Rawai’s Mayor visited Nai Harn beach this afternoon after a number of tourists were stung by jellyfish After getting a report from Nai Harn’s lifeguards that about 6 tourists were stung by anonymous jellyfish, Rawai Mayor, Aroon Solos, headed down to the beach with officials in tow. “There are a lot of them floating along […]

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Posted on 19 September 2017 | 9:05 am

Review of ‘Thai-only’ jobs being proposed

The Ministry of Labour will hold a public hearing on a proposal to review the rules and regulations on 39 jobs currently reserved for Thai nationals. The meeting would discuss jobs, currently reserved for Thai’s only, to be made available for foreigners. Waranont Pitiwan, director of the Department of Employment, said most Thais are now […]

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Posted on 19 September 2017 | 8:51 am

UPDATE “Suspects haven’t confessed to charges” – Phang Nga rape case

Today (September 19), 40 women from Baan Koh Raed village, led by the lawyer, Sanpetch Thipmontien, gathered in front of Phang Nga Provincial Hall calling for justice for the 11 men accused of gang rape, stating the suspects have not confessed to any charges. The group filed their complaints to the Phang Nga Vice Governor, […]

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Posted on 19 September 2017 | 6:37 am

A Chinese tourist injured after fall from parasail ride on Patong Beach

Parasail landing on Patong Beach (file photo) Late morning today (September 19), 62 year old Zhao Jianying fell from a parasailing ride on Patong Beach’s sandy ground. He injured his left hip. A team of Patong Lifeguard applied first aid before rushing him to Patong Hospital. After the X-ray, doctors revealed that he only ended […]

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Posted on 19 September 2017 | 4:48 am

Ex-Miss Teen Thailand caught with drugs in home raid

Actress and former Miss Teen Thailand Amelia “Amy” Jacobs and her boyfriend were arrested early on Tuesday morning in Bangkok on drug charges, police announced at a press conference. 28 year old Amelia and 40 year old Poonyawat Hirantecha were arrested at a house in Sai Mai district at about 12.30am. Police seized 70 grams […]

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Posted on 19 September 2017 | 4:08 am

Phuket prepares 450,000 funeral wood flowers for HM Rama 9 cremation

Today (September 18), Phuket’s Governor, alongside the Phuket provincial Abbot monk, chaired a local Buddhism ceremony in order to respectfully receive the 450,000 funeral wood flowers that will be sent to Bangkok for the forthcoming cremation of the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. A number of flowers made by locals reached more than the expected 438,000 and […]

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Posted on 19 September 2017 | 3:57 am

THAIGER TODAY Tuesday, September 19

Two men arrested in Buri Ram over molestation of 9 year old girl | Some of Phuket’s troublesome monkeys on the move | Thai PM visiting central Thailand for talks with locals | Mega drug crackdown has netted astonishing amounts of drugs in 2017 | Big win for the Big Mango in the Business Traveller […]

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Posted on 18 September 2017 | 11:53 pm

Aung San Suu Kyi urged to take action ahead of UN speech

From Thaiger affiliate, Voice of America On the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Monday, diplomats from the United States, Britain and other countries concerned about the humanitarian crisis in Rakhine called for an end to the violence and for measures to relieve Rohingya refugees’ suffering. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said […]

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Posted on 18 September 2017 | 10:27 pm

Phuket’s monkeys being moved to their own island

A meeting yesterday (September 18) between Phuket’s Governor and wildlife officials discussed the management of Phuket’s monkeys. Following many reports from locals and tourists about problems caused by Phuket’s monkeys, the meeting agreed on a possible sustainable solution. “There are 7 spots where monkeys live in Phuket including Rang Hill, To Sae Hill, Soi Thanun, […]

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Posted on 18 September 2017 | 8:52 pm

 




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