Archive For August 31, 2018

Missing Irishman Found Dead in Kwai Noi River

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Missing Irishman Found Dead in Kwai Noi River

The body of a 51-year-old man from Northern Ireland missing since Tuesday following a quarrel with his Thai girlfriend was found floating in the Kwai Noi River in Sai Yok district on Thursday morning. The dead man was identified by his Thai girlfriend as Robort Lytle. His body was first seen around 8.20am on Thursday…

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11 American Exchange Students Rescued From Chiang Mai Forest

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11 American Exchange Students Rescued From Chiang Mai Forest

A group of American exchange students got lost in a Chiang Mai forest, strayed to the edge of a cliff and had to be rescued by officials early on Thursday. Fortunately, the Nok Kok Cliff above the Tad Mok Waterfall has a mobile phone signal, so the students, one boy and ten girls, managed to…

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Police Seek Arrest of Samui Times Editor Over Koh Tao Rape Report

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Police Seek Arrest of Samui Times Editor Over Koh Tao Rape Report

Police on Thursday said they would seek a warrant to arrest the editor of a news site that published accounts of an alleged sexual assault on the tourist island of Koh Tao. The editor of the Samui Times, Suzanne Buchanan, will be charged under cybercrime laws for defaming the island’s reputation, according to Tourist Police…

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31 Provinces Warned Of Heavy And Very Heavy Rain In The Coming Week

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31 Provinces Warned Of Heavy And Very Heavy Rain In The Coming Week

The National Water Resource Office today issued a warning to people in 31 provinces to brace for heavy and very heavy rains in the coming week as it scheduled an urgent meeting with relevant agencies to handle the situation. The 31 provinces to face torrential rains are Chiang Mai, Phayao, Nan, Uttradit, Phitsanuloke, Phetchabun, Mae…

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More Details On Work Permits And The New Rules Regarding Working In Thailand

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More Details On Work Permits And The New Rules Regarding Working In Thailand

Earlier this year it was revealed that Thailand had made major changes to the rules regarding work permits and its foreign labour law. The changes, which were introduced on March 27 2018 in the Emergency Decree on Non-Thais’ Working Management (No.2) (2018) (“Decree No. 2”), saw Thailand relax some of its laws regarding work permits,…

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Brit Hero Cave Diver IS Going To Sue Elon Musk Over “Paedo Guy” Slur

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Brit Hero Cave Diver IS Going To Sue Elon Musk Over “Paedo Guy” Slur

A Brithish diver who helped in the Thailand cave rescue is suing Elon Musk after the Tesla tycoon called him a “paedo guy”. Vernon Unsworth has launched legal action after Musk repeated the slur despite earlier being forced to apologise after he first made the allegation. His mother Vera Unsworth has revealed her son is…

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PM Opposes Plan For Higher Driving Licence Penalties

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PM Opposes Plan For Higher Driving Licence Penalties

The Land Transport Department (LTD)’s plan to impose a much tougher penalty on driving-licence-related offenders has hit a major snag – opposition from Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. “I disagree with the plan,” General Prayut announced yesterday. Emerging from a Cabinet meeting, Prayut said the department had not been given the green light yet, adding that…

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National Thai Police Chief Orders Investigation Into How Traffic Cops Are “Rewarded”

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National Thai Police Chief Orders Investigation Into How Traffic Cops Are “Rewarded”

The head of the police committee looking into changes in traffic regulations has revealed that he has been ordered to set up a committee to review how officers are rewarded for issuing traffic tickets. The order comes from the top – National Chief General Chakthip Chaijinda who said he is following government orders. Maj-Gen Ekkarak…

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The Genuinely Good Side Of Thailand

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Often we post stories showing the less appealing side of Thailand and it is easy to forget how genuinely caring Thai people can be. So I feel that I should highlight this following my recent encounter with a dog at the Buriram driving range. On Saturday I was bitten on the leg by a dog…

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Corrupt Traffic Police To Be Sacked, Named And Shamed Says Top Cop

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Corrupt Traffic Police To Be Sacked, Named And Shamed Says Top Cop

The senior policeman tasked with the reform of penalties and procedures for driving offences has told the Thai media of yet more plans for the future. One is to publish a list of sacked officers each month. Pol Maj Gen Ekkarak Limsangkat told Daily News at their Bangkok studio that in future licenses cannot be…

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