Connect with us

News

900,000 baht to move ‘some’ monkeys

Kritsada Mueanhawong

Published

on

900,000 baht to move ‘some’ monkeys | The Thaiger

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.“

900,000 baht to move ‘some’ monkeys | News by The Thaiger


Read more headlines, reports & breaking news in Phuket.

Collecting the daily news around Phuket for many years. One of the island's most accurate and timely news-gatherers.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Phuket

Woman stages an accident and lies to police about gold theft

Kritsada Mueanhawong

Published

on

Woman stages an accident and lies to police about gold theft | The Thaiger

PHOTOS: Newshawk Phuket

A woman has confessed to lying to police about two thieves that snatched her gold necklace and bracelet on Sakdidet Road in Wichit.

On Tuesday, ‘Newshawk Phuket’ reported that two thieves snatched the gold necklace and bracelet weighing around 30g of gold, worth 40,000 baht, on Sakdidet Road in Wichit.

Patrol police arrived at the scene to assist the woman and investigate her claims.

Yesterday, Phuket City Police say that the woman, 25 year old Rattana Kraiwan from Songkhla, had been taken to the Phuket City Police Station for questioning.

Rattana hadn’t filed an official report to police and she eventually admitted to police that she made the story up.

Police say she’s admitted to staging the fall off her motorbike into a ditch nearby and pawning off the two gold items, which belonged to her husband, to pay for her personal debts. She said she was afraid that her husband would be angry so she made the story up.

Rattana has promised to police that she will not do things like this again. It is unclear if police pressed any charges or just closed the case with a warning.

Woman stages an accident and lies to police about gold theft | News by The Thaiger Woman stages an accident and lies to police about gold theft | News by The Thaiger

Continue Reading

Thailand

No more coups, unless we need one – Commander in Chief

Kritsada Mueanhawong

Published

on

No more coups, unless we need one – Commander in Chief | The Thaiger

With the country heading for elections in February, or sometime soon in 2019, the hope is for a new, democratically elected government following four and a half years of military rule. But would the army rule out another coup?

Army Commander-in-Chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong has refused to rule out the possibility of another coup if the country is plunged into chaos again.

Speaking to Thai PBS, Gen Apirat said… “My hope is that politics will not bring the country into conflicts again. If politics doesn’t cause chaos, then nothing will happen.”

Military coups have gone hand-in-hand with the rough and tumble of Thai politics for almost 80 years since the country stumbled into democratic parliamentary rule in 1932 in a bloodless coup.

Speaking to the media for the first time since taking office, Gen Apirat says that, while Thailand had had more than 10 military coups, the last few ones were triggered by politics.

“Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, who was then army chief in 2014,  had no choice but to intervene. Just imagine what would have happened, had Gen Prayut did not do what he did.”

Gen Apirat also voiced full support of the army for the National Council for Peace and Order.

“The army and NCPO are one and the same.”

But the General stressed the army is ready to lend support to any government that comes to power.  By his position, Gen Apirat also currently serves as the secretary of NCPO.

The new army chief said he is hopeful that the country will not have to endure more any violent political conflicts.

“We have seen what conflicts have done to the country. Let them serve as a reminder ,” he said.

Continue Reading

Thailand

Thaiger Radio News – Thursday

Kritsada Mueanhawong

Published

on

Thaiger Radio News – Thursday | The Thaiger

Listen to the daily news from The Thaiger, anytime, anywhere…

 

 

Continue Reading

The Thaiger Newsletter

Keep up with all the day’s news. Subscribe here.

The latest news and information from Thailand.

* indicates required

Trending