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  • Thailand News

    Police officer sells grilled pork to supplement income in Phetchabun

    A young police officer in Wichian Buri, Phetchabun province, has taken up selling grilled pork skewers as a side business before his regular duties. Officer Prasert Praphaso, stationed at Wichian Buri Police Station, has been seen operating a food stall named Siaw Ta Haek Moo Ping near Niyomsilp Anuson School. This initiative aims to supplement his income while providing convenience…

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    Former monk in Phetchabun accused of sexual misconduct

    Accusations have surfaced against a former monk from a prominent monastery in Phetchabun Province, alleging sexual misconduct involving a married couple. The monk reportedly claimed the acts were necessary to extend his life force. This situation has unfolded over nearly two years, shaking the faith of many involved. A married couple came forward to report to the Sai Mai Must…

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    Executive arrested for hazardous materials at Phetchabun factory

    The Thai authorities swooped to arrest an executive at Win Process, en route to another factory in Phetchabun Province for possessing unauthorised hazardous materials. The executive, Ophas, faces court charges and is expected to be involved in 14 additional cases. A raid on another site uncovered numerous documents. Police from the Map Ta Phut Police Station in Rayong Province detained…

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    Locals gather for Thao Wessuwan statues ceremony in Phetchabun

    Residents gathered to catch a glimpse of a crane’s registration number and firecracker tails during the eye-opening ceremony of Thao Wessuwan statues, standing 6 metres tall, at Wat Nam Lao Tai in the Ban Khok District of Mueang Phetchabun. The event is filled with anticipation for the upcoming lottery draw on June 1. The eye-opening ceremony of the 6-metre-high Thao…

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    Phetchabun honours local deity with ancient ritual

    Amidst the ancient traditions of Phetchabun, the community gathered yesterday for the time-honoured ritual in honour of the local deity, Chao Pho Chaiyaburi. This ceremony, deeply rooted in the cultural fabric of Ban Nong Nari, is believed to bring prosperity and protection to the village. Residents of the historic Nong Nari village in the Sadiang subdistrict have long held the…

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    Phetchabun’s fruit merit-making ceremony blends tradition with luck

    In a vibrant display of faith and tradition, residents of Phetchabun province gathered to partake in the Fruit Merit-Making Lottery a revered event at Wat Ban Wang Sai Thong. The ceremony, which took place yesterday, is steeped in cultural significance, offering blessings to ancestors and bringing good fortune to participants’ lives. Amid the religious proceedings, attendees eagerly sought auspicious numbers…

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    Phetchabun: Cannabis-induced hallucination triggers police chase

    A 23 year old man experienced a hallucinatory episode after consuming cannabis, leading to a high-speed chase and subsequent arrest by local police. The incident began when the young man, identified only as Amorn, rode his motorcycle through a community area without a helmet, number plate, or necessary documentation. His erratic behaviour and modified vehicle caught the attention of police…

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    Phetchabun temple’s ritual sparks lottery fever

    Scores of hopefuls gathered yesterday at the Wat Pratu Dao in Phetchabun to participate in a ceremonial blessing and fortune-seeking ritual in anticipation of the lottery draw scheduled for March 16. The event took place in the temple grounds located in the In Mueang district of Phetchabun province, which was once a site for the cremation and burial of executed…

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    Charcoal smoke engulf Phetchabun village causing health hazards

    Residents of a Phetchabun village are in distress due to the pervasive smoke from charcoal production, causing health hazards. Amid picturesque winter fog-like scenes captured in images, lies a dire situation for the villagers of Moo 10, Phadaeng, who find themselves unable to breathe easily due to the thick smoke from numerous charcoal burners operating in the area. The issue,…

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    Misleading GPS directions left female driver stranded in Phetchabun (video)

    A driver’s reliance on her GPS turned into an unexpected off-road adventure as she attempted to reach a coffee shop in Khao Kho, Phetchabun, resulting in the vehicle becoming stuck and necessitating assistance. The incident, captured on video and shared on TikTok by user @tulip_kunyapak, has attracted nearly 2 million views. The driver yesterday set out for a coffee shop…

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    Eerie shadow on Phetchabun road sparks ghostly buzz online

    A chilling story has emerged from a seemingly innocuous post about a broken branch blocking a road in Phetchabun province. The shadow of the branch, upon closer inspection, appeared to bear an eerie resemblance to a person who had died three months earlier, sparking a flurry of comments and supernatural speculation online. The original post, made by 41 year old…

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    Phetchabun taskforce dismantles illegal resorts in forest reserve

    Authorities in Phetchabun province acted swiftly on a tip-off regarding encroachment upon the Khao Polklon Forest Reserve. In a coordinated operation, the Tiger Forestry Taskforce, along with other units, detained five individuals linked to luxury resorts and a café constructed illegally in the Khao Kho area. The mission underscored the government’s commitment to preserving national forest reserves and highlighted the…

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    Surge in New Year’s tourism causes traffic chaos in Phetchabun

    Traffic was heavily congested as a surge of tourists flocked to the Wat Phra That Pha Sorn Kaew temple in Phetchabun province yesterday, during the extended New Year’s holiday period. The influx of both Thai and Burmese visitors, keen to pay homage to the temple, led to the traffic disruption. The holiday period saw families taking advantage of the break…

  • Road deaths

    Teenager killed instantly in fatal forklift-motorbike crash near Phetchabun Market

    A fatal crash involving a forklift and a motorbike occurred near the Phetchabun Central Grain Market yesterday. The motorcyclist, a teenager in his early teens, collided with the forklift as it was turning into the market. T he impact was so severe that the young man was killed instantly, with severe injuries to his head and neck. The accident was…

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    Teenage motorcyclist killed in fiery collision with car on Phetchabun’s Chomthirawet Road

    A tragic road accident involving a saloon car and a teenage motorcyclist sparked a blaze that engulfed both vehicles. The collision occurred on Chomthirawet Road, Chon Daen-Dong Khoi route, between kilometres 33-34 in Ban Kutti Phra, Tha Kham subdistrict, Chon Daen district, Phetchabun province. The motorbike rider, a 19 year old woman, tragically lost her life. The incident took place…

  • Crime News

    Fatal family feud over missing cat ends in son’s shooting in Phetchabun

    A 70 year old man fatally shot his 43 year old son on Monday, September 5, following a heated dispute over a missing pet cat. The incident occurred outside their two-storey wooden house in the Nong Phai district of Phetchabun province. Police Lieutenant Colonel Montri Phulketkit, a Nong Phai police investigator, was alerted to the incident on September 6 and…

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    Daylight theft of Honda Wave 125 in Phetchabun prompts public appeal

    A brazen motorcycle theft took place in broad daylight near a coffee shop across from a police station in Phetchabun, yesterday. A man casually strolled up to a parked Honda Wave 125, black, with licence plate 1 กธ 968 Phetchabun, and drove off, leaving his bicycle behind. The owner, Thatchapol Rangsisakorn, reported the theft to the local authorities and called…

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    Phetchabun karaoke bar raided for suspected child exploitation, owner arrested

    Police conducted a raid on a karaoke bar in Phetchabun, arresting a 39 years old woman, for allegedly running a service offering underage girls catering to customers’ pleasures. The bar, advertised under the Facebook account E ลำยองโอ้ลั้นล้า, allegedly allowed teenagers under 18 years old to engage with customers in a salacious manner. The bar raid was conducted as part of…

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    Traffic violations rampant in Phetchabun exposed in viral video

    The terrible driving habits of motorists in Phetchabun were thrust into the public spotlight following a Facebook video going viral. In a startling traffic violations revelation, the video displayed rampant disregard for traffic rules in the city. The ten-minute clip, comprised of footage from a car’s dashboard camera, exhibited numerous motorists, including bicyclists, openly flouting laws such as cutting through…

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    “Meow-gical moment: House cat channels Disney heroics, defeats venomous snake in Phetchabun

    In a scene generally observed in a Walt Disney cartoon, yesterday a house cat emerged triumphant after it tangled with a venomous snake in Thailand’s Phetchabun province. The extraordinary event occurred at a residence in the Wang Sai Thong village of Wang Pong district and startled both the homeowners and the local police. The story emerged when Supakorn Intraprasit, head…

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    Thailand News Today | Raid finds all monks on drugs in Phetchabun temple

    Despite conflicting optimistic predictions, the Tourism Authority of Thailand is warning that Thai tourism may take a sharp downturn next year. While international travellers are flocking to Thailand now, industry experts fear that it may be a flood of pent-up demand and, by next year, all those who waited through the whole pandemic to get to Thailand will have already…

  • Crime News

    Raid finds all monks on drugs in Phetchabun temple

    Monks behaving badly has become a common trend in Thailand. Reports of monks stealing cars, fighting, and sneaking out for booze and sex have been increasing in recent months. One temple was found to be inhabited by illegal Cambodian immigrants posing as monks and soliciting cash donations to buy drugs. Now one small temple in Phetchabun has been left empty…

  • Road deaths

    Bus crash: 1 dead, 46 women injured in Phetchabun tour bus flip

    A shocking highway crash in Phetchabun province saw a tour bus flip leaving 46 passengers injured and the driver dead. The crash occurred in the Nam Nao district of the northern province on Sunday at about 3.30pm. Police are still investigating what caused the crash. The double-decker bus was travelling on Highway 12 when the crash occurred. It was a…

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    Over 200 outlaw motorcycle riders arrested in Phetchabun

    More than 200 touring motorcycle riders on a philanthropic mission to help poor schoolchildren were arrested while travelling in the north-central province of Phetchabun after they broke several traffic laws and caused a public nuisance. The altruistic group, called the No Shower Trip (ทริปน้ำไม่อาบ), revealed they gathered to ride to a school in a rural area and deliver classroom equipment…

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    Wild bull attack injures two park rangers in Phetchabun

    A wild bull charged at a group of five park rangers patrolling in Tat Mok National Park in Phetchabun province on Sunday afternoon. The bull hit squadron leader Woraphot Piraksa head-on, knocking out some of his teeth and injuring his face, mouth and body. Team member Jiraphong Nakrabum was also injured. The team made it to Phetchabun hospital by Sunday…

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    New Year’s events are not banned, Phetchabun to host 2

    Authorities have cancelled state-sponsored New Year’s Eve parties – though the Tourism Authority of Thailand vowed to forge ahead with theirs – but a government spokesperson assures that the private sector is still allowed to host New Year’s countdown celebrations as long as Covid-19 safety regulations are strictly followed. Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang cancelled only 2 events that were state-sponsored…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Extremely rare earthstar mushrooms found in Phetchabun

    In Phetchabun, a local villager was clearing a forest area when he discovered what is believed to be earthstar mushrooms, one of the rarest species of fungi in the world. The extremely scarce mushroom is rumoured to cause a sensation of intoxication similar to being drunk if someone were to consume it despite technically being classified as inedible. The mushrooms,…

  • Covid-19 News

    Phetchabun sugar factory closes with Covid-19 cluster

    After a cluster of 90 workers was discovered to be infected with Covid-19, a factory in Phetchabun producing sugar has been instructed by government officials to close down for a week. The Thai Roong Ruang Industry Co in the Si Thep district received the orders yesterday to close from now until August 2. The provincial communicable disease committee made the…

  • Crime News

    Police detain all 4 inmates who escaped from Phetchabun prison

    Police detained all 4 inmates who broke out of the Phetchabun Provincial Prison early yesterday morning. The inmates, all facing drug charges, escaped from the prison in province north of Bangkok at around 2:30am yesterday. The escapees did not run off too far and were all found within the district later that day. Just hours later at around 6am, officers…

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    Man falls asleep while allegedly robbing a home in Phetchabun – VIDEO

    A 22 year old man was arrested on burglary charges after the homeowner found him asleep in his daughter’s bed at his home in the central province Phetchabun. Apparently, the man had broken into the house at around 2am, but felt sleepy, so he turned on the air conditioner and laid down on the bed, Thai media reports. When the…