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  • Thailand News

    Ministry tightens billboard inspections for public safety

    The Ministry of Interior intensified the inspection of large billboards over concerns about their structural safety. Damaged billboards must be promptly repaired, and non-compliance will result in immediate removal and legal action. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Anutin Charnvirakul emphasised that public safety is the top priority, highlighting the importance of rigorous enforcement to prevent any potential hazards caused…

  • Thailand News

    Notorious elephant See Do Nok relocated for public safety in Thailand

    A wild elephant known as See Do Nok has been safely relocated after posing a danger to locals in the Kabin Buri district of Prachinburi province, Thailand. The elephant, which had previously been responsible for a fatality and damaging property while foraging for food, was moved in a complex overnight operation. Last night, a joint effort by volunteers, local conservation…

  • Thailand News

    Thai Tourist Police wear new reflective jackets for enhanced public safety

    The Tourist Police, led by the National Police Chief, have begun to wear new reflective jackets while ensuring public safety for both residents and tourists. The move, spearheaded by Police Lieutenant Colonel Saksira Pheuakam, aims to inspire confidence and security in the preservation of people’s lives and property as the festive season approaches. The operation was launched at the centralwOrld…

  • Pattaya News

    Lock, stock, and regulations: Deputy PM Anutin aims to bulletproof firearm laws for public safety

    The Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister recently shed light on the advancements in firearm regulations in Thailand. Deputy PM Anutin Charnvirakul underscored the pivotal role of the legal framework and collaborative law enforcement in ensuring public safety and curbing civilian gun ownership. Anutin elaborated on the responsibilities of his ministry, which included registering and issuing permits for gun possession…

  • Pattaya News

    More than 200 CCTV cameras installed at Koh Larn in Pattaya for public safety

    More than 200 CCTV cameras have been installed at 7 beaches and “risk spots” at Koh Larn Island in Chon Buri to improve the safety of its residents and tourists. The Deputy Secretary Permanent of Pattaya, Kiattisak Siwongchai, today explained that the CCTV cameras, which will be fully operational next month, were installed to ensure the safety of its residents…

  • Northern Thailand News

    PM concerned over public safety in northern areas because of tropical storm warnings

    Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha says he’s concerned over public safety in risk areas of tropical storms that have been forecast for the northern regions up until next Tuesday. He’s instructed all authorities to promptly take preventive and relief measures against potential damage. Deputy government spokesman Lt. Gen. Werachon Sukondhapatipak says the PM is concerned over the welfare and safety of…

  • News

    PM Prayut thanks everyone for “ensuring public safety” over Songkran

    From the National News Bureau of Thailand… “The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, thanked all sides, including volunteers, for ensuring public safety during this year’s Songkran festival. The Assistant Government Spokeswoman, Col. Thaksada Sangkhachan, said the Prime Minister asked government agencies to continue organising road safety campaigns after the Songkran festival ended on Tuesday (April 17). Col. Thaksada said Gen.…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket police parade down Soi Bangla to promote high season, public safety

    PHUKET: Police forces paraded Phuket’s famed Bangla Road on Friday night to welcome in the tourism high season and promote public safety. Police must remain vigilant over the next few months, as the high season and prominent international sporting events could act as magnets for criminals, said Royal Thai Police Assistant Commissioner Korkiat Wongworachat. “Not only is this the high…

  • Thailand News

    Public concern over Thai student safety amid rising violence, reveals Dusit Poll

    A survey by Dusit Poll, Suan Dusit University, revealed the public’s concerns over the safety of Thai citizens, particularly vocational students, following a recent spate of violent confrontations. The survey conducted from November 21 to 24, involved 1,161 respondents. The majority, 88%, agreed that all involved parties need to seriously collaborate and implement decisive preventative measures. An overwhelming 85.5% attributed…

  • Thailand News

    3P safety policy: Thai Ministry to launch new initiative for public welfare

    The Thai Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) approved the implementation of the new 3P Safety policy aimed at ensuring the safety of patients, healthcare personnel, and the general public. Chonnan Srikaew, the Minister of Public Health, revealed this after a meeting with the committee to drive the patient safety policy. This meeting had an agenda to consider the draft policy…

  • Thailand News

    Traffic safety: Ten main traffic laws enforced over long public holiday

    Royal Thai Police yesterday under the leadership of Roy Inkpairoj, Deputy Commander of the Police Force, rolled out a campaign to enforce ten key traffic safety rules during the long public holiday period from July 28 to August 2. The measures taken to protect citizens during their holiday travels aim to prevent and reduce road accidents. Inkpairoj issued a radio…

  • Transport News

    Public transport drivers subject to safety points system from December

    The Department of Land Transport is implementing a points-based system to punish public transport drivers for bad behaviours starting December 1. The system will give drivers 100 points to begin with and demerit points for every violation of traffic laws or safety, resulting in a temporary suspension of their license. The Director-General of the department explained the system that will…

  • Covid-19 News

    Survey finds Bangkok’s public transport lacking when it comes to safety measures

    A survey carried out by the Thai Health Promotion Foundation shows that some users of public transport in the capital are not confident new health guidelines are being adhered to. The biggest concern appears to be a lack of social distancing, blamed on a shortage of vehicles during peak times. A report in Nation Thailand says those considered “high risk”…

  • Transport News

    Public transport vehicles failing safety checks

    PHOTO: National News Bureau of Thailand In the first week of new safety checks introduced by the Department of Land Transport (DLT), 1 in 7 public transport vehicles have failed. Drivers fared slightly better, with only 3 out of 10,236 failing their exam. DLT Director General Peerapol Thavornsubhajaroen says that as part of the test brought in to improve public…

  • Transport News

    FAIL! One in seven public transport vehicles didn’t pass safety tests

    One in seven public transport vehicles failed safety checks in the first week of a new program Vehicles failed the tests mostly because of a low-quality brake systems and excessive black smoke emissions In better news, only three of 10,236 drivers failed the exam About one in seven public Thai transport vehicles have failed safety checks in the first week…

  • Opinion

    Opinion: Putting the public’s safety first

    PHUKET: Reports of structural damage at the Jungceylon shopping complex in Patong need to be taken seriously to protect shoppers from potential danger, but calls to close down the entire complex indefinitely appear to be unduly alarmist given the situation on the ground – and beneath it. News that support pillars in the basement of the complex were damaged apparently…

  • Thailand News

    MFP urges budget reform, reassures public with its scrutiny efforts

    In a heated budget debate, the Move Forward Party (MFP) claims a significant victory in its relentless scrutiny of the 2025 budget. Party leaders assure the public that their meticulous examination has met expectations, confident that their efforts won’t disappoint. Natthapong Rueangpanyawut, a party-list MP from MFP, highlighted a pressing issue during the debate: the need for fundamental budgetary reform.…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket boosts tourism safety with new lifeguard training initiative

    Phuket’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MoTS Phuket) is spearheading a workshop to bolster water tourism safety in the Andaman Tourism Development Zone. The Generation 1 project commenced on June 14 and continues through today at the Nai Yang Beach Resort & Spa and Sirinat National Park. Key attendees include Panlop Prajong, a policy and planning analyst at MoTS Phuket,…

  • Travel

    Solo-traveling tips for socialising and safety in Thailand

    Are you travelling solo in Thailand? As exciting as it is to solo travel, sometimes you may want some company. Well, if you are looking to make some new friends, Thailand is a great place for you to do so! Thailand is renowned for its welcoming citizens and global travellers and it offers an excessive number of opportunities for social…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand boosts food safety, bans harmful agrochemicals

    Thailand’s food safety protocols are on the rise following successful efforts to ban harmful herbicides and pesticides such as paraquat and chlorpyrifos, alongside triumphant attempts to limit glyphosate use, as discussed at a recent seminar. A recent seminar titled A Decade for Driving to Food Safety highlighted that fewer individuals are now receiving treatment for symptoms related to the use…

  • Cannabis

    Can cannabis enhance your confidence in public speaking

    Have you considered the possibility of cannabis enhancing your public speaking skills? This topic has garnered significant attention among professionals and enthusiasts. The objective of this article is to thoroughly examine this hypothesis, exploring the potential role that cannabis could play in enhancing public speaking abilities. This article will elucidate the scientific foundation of cannabis and its putative impacts on…

  • Thailand News

    Pattaya police introduce mobile app to boost tourist safety

    Pattaya City Police Station has unveiled the PATTAYA SAFETY application to boost tourist safety. Superintendent Police Colonel Navin Theerawit announced this innovative app designed to enhance the safety of Thai and international tourists visiting the vibrant city of Pattaya. Developed under the provincial police’s guidance, the PATTAYA SAFETY app acts as a comprehensive platform for incident reporting, tip submission, and…

  • Thailand News

    Rocket near-miss with aircraft prompts safety concerns in Surin

    Rocket fireworks narrowly missed an aircraft in Surin province on Sunday, prompting officials to urge pilots to navigate around them. The district chief denied the incident occurred in his area, highlighting a lack of clarity about the event’s location. Local reporters were alerted to illegal gambling activities at the Boon Bang Fai rocket festival behind a temple in Ban Jang…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand govt to auction decade-old stash after safety check

    Thailand’s government will move forward with plans to auction off rice from Yingluck Shinawatra’s pledging scheme, stored in two Surin warehouses for a decade, following a laboratory test confirming its safety for consumption. Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Phumtham Wechayachai, currently in Italy, announced that a private laboratory’s tests on samples from the Surin warehouses revealed no aflatoxins or…

  • Thailand News

    Ten-year-old rice auction resumes after safety tests

    Phumtham Wechayachai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce, announced the continuation of the 10-year-old rice auction after private lab tests showed no contamination. The Public Warehouse Organisation (PWO) has been instructed to expedite the process meticulously. Phumtham yesterday shared that private tests conducted by a leading company found no carcinogens or residue from fumigation in the rice. This follows…

  • Thailand News

    Pilot’s close call with rocket, sparks aviation safety debate

    A Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) pilot reported a close encounter with a firework rocket that soared almost 8,000 feet, forcing evasive manoeuvres to avoid a potential disaster. The incident, shared on the Facebook page Unseen Records of Pilots has sparked a wave of public concern over aviation safety. The pilot detailed the alarming event, which occurred after taking off…

  • Thailand News

    Ratchaburi locals labelled as threat to PM Srettha’s safety

    Five residents of Ratchaburi province are demanding answers after being officially labelled as threats to the safety of the Prime Minister of Thailand. One of the residents, Thanu Ngamyingyuad, informed Channel 3 that he and four others, including a community leader, were given official documents, stating that they posed a threat to Thai PM Srettha Thavisin’s safety. The documents were…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand to test decade-old rice stockpile for safety

    The Government of Thailand confirmed that it will conduct lab tests on a decade-old rice stockpile to ascertain its safety for human consumption. This rice, a remnant from the tenure of ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, has been stored in Surin warehouses. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin assured this move in response to public demand for an official inspection of the rice…

  • Thailand News

    Throat slashing attack at Thammasat University sparks safety talks

    A female student yesterday allegedly slashed the throat of a male junior in a student dormitory at Thammasat University, sparking discussions regarding violence and campus safety. The victim is in critical condition in the intensive care unit. The incident, which was widely discussed on social media and topped trending hashtags, involved a third-year female student attacking a first-year male student…

  • Health

    Sun safety in Thailand: A guide to flawless skin in the heat

    Sun safety in Thailand is a crucial aspect to consider when planning your trip. With its tropical climate and strong sunlight, it becomes even more essential to prioritise skin health and sunburn prevention to make the most of your time under the Thai sun. By implementing effective sun protection tips, you can shield your skin from the damaging effects of…