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900,000 baht to move ‘some’ monkeys

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Phuket’s Governor Norraphat says, “We have studied all the possibilities and issues, such as food and water, to move some monkeys to islands off the coast of Phuket – Koh Ngam, Koh Pa Yu, Koh Mali, Koh Pae and Koh Tanan.”

“From previous public hearings we have found that the most critical areas for monkey mischief is at Baan Yamu in Paklok. Local residents have agreed that it’s best to move some of the monkeys to islands, especially the ones that have been prone to violence.”

Officials have surveyed the entire island of Phuket and found that there are seven main zones that have monkey problems.

Read more HERE

“These moneys break into houses and damage property. Local residents are also worried about the food supply on the uninhabited islands. They are worried that, if there’s not enough food, the monkeys will swim back to Phuket.”

“We have approved a 900,000 baht budget for monkey management to move monkeys to islands and sterilise them as well. We’ve confirmed that not all the monkey will be moved to islands, but some of them. The precise numbers are being worked out by the teams working on the project.”

“After we release them we will have to follow up on their living conditions, food supplies and assimilation. The main reason is to reduce the monkey population on Phuket to limit problems between monkeys, residents and tourists. Warning signs have also been set up to warn local residents and tourists about feeding monkeys.“

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Thai PM condemns southern violence. Urges media to be ‘careful’ covering the story.

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Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has responded to escalating violence in the strife-torn South today by saying that the people behind the deadly attack at a temple in Narathiwat province on Friday night were seeking to ramp up attention given to the violence in the South to the international level and lure officials into conducting “forceful suppression”.

“Those who were behind the attack in Narathiwat’s Sungai Padi district on January 19 intended to destroy morale, spirits as well as the patience of Thailand in using peaceful methods to solve the ongoing conflicts and violence in the South.”

“They want us to use all-out suppression so that the case could draw international attention and later international involvement, as has happened in many countries facing internal violence,” he added.

“The attackers also exploited for their own benefit the reports in the media and social-media platforms concerning the attack in which two monks were killed, using them as channels for spreading their acts inside and outside the country.”

Trying to suppress coverage of the violence the PM urged the media to be careful with their coverage.

“The media and social-network users should understand the issues and help create confidence and be cautious in their reporting, so that they do not become supporters of the attackers.”

He acknowledged that the size of the areas subject to attacks had made it difficult for the authorities to fully take care of people, as well as sensitive targets such as teachers, students, monks and religious leaders.

“Those who want special protection should alert officials and authorities concerned. The public should help the authorities by providing information.”

Prayut also asked politicians to be careful in the statements they use in their political campaigns for the upcoming national election.

He vowed to continue the peace talks between the authorities and insurgents’ movements and groups, in order to demonstrate to the world that “we have adopted all kinds of measures, not only law enforcement, to restore peace in the southern region of Thailand”.

Thai PM condemns southern violence. Urges media to be 'careful' covering the story. | News by The Thaiger

SOURCE: The Nation

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Legal action taken against people who removed beer cans from beer truck accident scene

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PHOTOS / VIDEO:  Thanakrit Asulyakul / Mana Sombat / Kanlaya Singkangrang / Kritsada Mueanhawong

Legal action has already been taken against four people who ‘removed’ beer cans after a truck carrying boxes of beer cans overturned in Phuket on January 11.

A logistic company representative has filed a report with police after more than 80,000 beer cans, valued at more than two million baht, mysteriously “vanished” after the truck overturned in Rassada.

Read more about the incident outside a Rassada 7/11 HERE.

The Phuket City Police Chief Col Sompong Thiparpakun says, “Four people have now been arrested. They have admitted that they saw other people taking beer cans, so they did too. They say they have consumed the contents of all beer cans. ”

“If evidence can be provided that other people took these beer cans and sold them, legal action will be taken against them too.”

“It was illegal to remove these items from the crash scene.”

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Woman badly injured in Rayong car accident

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PHOTOS: สื่อสาร 01 / Siam Rayong Rescue Foundation

Rescue workers took two hours to free a woman from a car following a road incident in Rayong south east of Bangkok.

The Siam Rayong Rescue Foundation has reported that they were notified of the incident in Rayong city at 7am this morning.

Rescue workers arrived to find a car overturned after colliding at speed with a tree on the side of the road.

Rescue workers used four set of hydraulic cutters to free the injured passengers from the car. One woman suffered two broken legs and was rushed to a nearby hospital.

Looking at the wreckage it is a wonder no one was killed.

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