SEA Games silence is deafening
ON DECK with Duncan Worthington Sailing at the 2017 SEA Games in Malaysia has just wrapped up. What? I hear you ask. You didn’t know there was any sailing at the SEA Games? You didn’t see any daily results? You’re not the only one. I’ve spent the last week or so looking for results. Going to the event website which…
THAIGER TODAY Friday, September 8
Police calling for ‘sympathy’ in Phang Nga rape case | Bang Wad dam ‘running on empty’ | Checkpoint gets a make-over | Two colleges under threat of closure | Next general election in Nov/Dec 2018 | Thailand’s road toll continues to rise.
Phang Nga rape victim and her mother meet psychologist
The victim and her mother from Baan Koh Raed, Phang Nga, have been brought by officers from the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security to see a psychologist after facing severe depression from case and the pressure from their neighbours. They also claim they have been facing ongoing harassment from other villagers. The 34 year old mother and 15…
Bangkok’s polite bank robber
by The Nation “I’m sorry, I have financial problems,” That’s what a lone gunman told a teller of a Thanachart Bank on Rama III Road on Thursday before escaping with 270,000 Bt in cash. The man, aged about 30, spent about one minute robbing the Bang Khlo Laem branch at about 8.52am. A witness told police that the man wore…
THAIGER TODAY Thursday, September 7
11 suspects identified over Phang Nga rape case | The ‘Dowry Scammer’ has netted 2 – 3 million Baht | ‘Persecution of Muslims in Burma’ report released in Bangkok | High-speed railway starting next month | ‘Run 2 Gether’ route around Phuket Town announced | Sea Turtles saved from trawler nets
Rohingya crisis emerging as thousands flee across Bangladesh border
Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh by The Daily Star, Asia News Network and The Nation Tens of thousands of Rohingyas wait for food; govt, aid agencies yet to start adequate relief distribution Shafiqa Begum was among the crowd chasing a minivan distributing food packets among starving Rohingyas near Tyingkhali Rohingya camp. Holding her eight-day-old daughter tightly to her chest, she tried her best…
Let’s ‘Run 2 Gether’ on October 1
‘Run 2 Gether Phuket Town’ is the very first event combining able-bodied and disabled runners to be held in Phuket on October 1, 2017. It will be a Fun Run/Walk of 3.3 Kilometres around Phuket Town with the first 900 registered to receive a Shirt and Medal. It starts at 5am in the morning and will start and finish outside…
1 Bride and 13 Grooms – Loei woman charged
Story from The Nation Police want to find out if the parents of Jariyaporn Buayai conspired in her alleged duping of at least 13 men into marriage. Jariyaporn, 32, from Loei’s Wang Saphung district, is accused of tricking the men into marrying her and then fleeing with their dowries and wedding gifts. She allegedly married four men in one month,…
THAIGER TODAY Wednesday, September 6
Terrorist plot thwarted in KL | Gender imbalance report for Asian countries | Following Yingluck’s CCTV trail | 13 grounded airlines named | 15 year old rape victim’s family ‘harassed’.
- Thai Life
Kata Rocks mixing it up with the ‘Best of Mixology’
Kata Rocks’ Collective Series 10 ‘Best of Mixology’ returned on September 2 with some of Asia’s top mixologists pouring their hearts out into every signature handcrafted cocktail. Following an amazing Phuket sunset at the resort’s hip bar and infinity pool area, Collective Series 10 proved to be a huge success. 100 guests partied into the night with refreshing handcrafted cocktails…
Special October broadcasting to honour HM Rama IX
The Government is asking television broadcasters to return to black and white and show programs about His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej during the 20 days leading up to his cremation, starting from October 1. For the duration of funerary rites, the Thai Cabinet is asking all channels to cooperate by toning down their programming – to black and white and low-key…
“Harassment and threats” from local community – Phang Nga rape case
Latest from The Nation The family of a 15-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by more than 40 perpetrators on different occasions in Phang Nga’s Takua Thung district has reportedly faced harassment and threats from members of the local community. The Muslims for Peace Foundation, which has stepped in to aid the family, urged authorities to extend their full protection…
THAIGER TODAY Tuesday, September 5
Police investigating 40 men in Phang Nga village over rape case | Khao San Road vendors being moved off the footpath | 16 Thai airlines grounded | Our favorite crocodile has a name | Samui has critical rubbish problem
- Thai Life
Everything you need to know about Phuket’s ferry services
There are Phuket Ferries that leave all day to all different islands and tourists areas. See the search box below for Timetables, Destinations and Prices. Phuket is the biggest island in Thailand. The island receives millions of tourists every year. Some people visit Phuket for its popular nightlife scene while other people just want to enjoy a couple of days…
THAIGER TODAY Monday, September 4
Nigerian charged over shooting/robbery but claims innocence | Phuket’s favorite crocodile not eating | Five provinces still inundated with floodwaters | The Cambodian Daily forced to close paper today | Dolphins sighted between Koh Racha and Coral Island.
Thai Student’s bodies recovered from California river
From The Nation US rescuers has retrieved remains of two Thai postgraduate students at the South Florida University from their car that plunged into a river in the US more than a month ago.The retrieval operation sent rescuers go down from a helicopter to the Kings River where the car is stuck and pulled the car to a river bank.…
THAIGER TODAY Friday, September 1
Crocodile captured after two day hunt around Bang Tao beach | Songkhla’s much BIGGER croc problem | Huge individual drug haul in Krabi valued at 100 million Baht | 459 metre tower gets Government funding | Buddhist nationalists protesting Rohingya violence | Tricks from last week’s Flow Jam event in Bangkok.
THAIGER TODAY Thursday, August 31
Crocodile hunters on the trail | 43 year old from Phattalung arrested with drugs valued at 2 million Baht | DSI in town to check bonfides of Sor Koh 1 Title Deeds | 400,000 Rohingya in border camps as another 18,500 flee across Myanmar border | Phuket Hotels Association tackle mega beach clean.
THAIGER TODAY Wednesday, August 30
UK National Crime Authority under fire for leaking sensitive information during Koh Tao murder investigation | More about THAT crocodile | Thai PM doesn’t believe Yingluck is seeking asylum in the UK | Man caught with 400,000 Baht value of stolen goods in Thalang | Fake goods raid on beach road in Patong
FOX News UK pulls the pin
Fox TV News has pulled the pin in their venture to gather an audience in the UK TV market due to poor ratings. Former Australian, now US citizen and owner of the FOX empire, Rupert Murdoch, says the controversial US-based cable news channel was only attracting a few thousand viewers a day in the UK. The decision to jettison the…
THAIGER TODAY Tuesday, August 29
Interpol been alerted over arrest of Yingluck Shinawatra | Two tech colleges in Bangkok closed because of student attacks | Thailand’s cleanest beaches. Is Phuket on the list? | Interpol looking out for Boss, the Red Bull heir | Thepa power plant gets EIS go-ahead.
THAIGER TODAY. Monday, August 28
“She wasn’t here” – Cambodian officials | Thai Government under fire for ‘allowing’ Yingluck to escape | New sugary drink tax | Flow Ride 2017 win for Phuket locals | Gold Mine health-effects report | Big auction win for Land Traffic Office for special number plates.