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Tourism in South Thailand province jumped by over 600% last year

The number of tourists that visited South Thailand’s Surat Thani province last year jumped by over 600% from 2021, according to officials. The province includes the holiday paradise islands of Koh Samui and Koh Tao.

Surat Thani Governor Kh. Witchawut, said the province saw 3,690,642 tourists last year, a 666% increase from the previous year. KH. Witchawut also said there was a tourism revenue of 27.66 billion baht in Surat Thani last year, a 912.04% jump from 2021.

The tourism sector in Surat Thani has been boosted by several initiatives to attract visitors, including the development of infrastructure and facilities.

Last month, officials started giving Koh Samui’s Fisherman’s Village a makeover to help businesses catch more tourists. They started sprucing up the Beach Road in Bo Phut with landscape improvements and general cleaning.


Police commander shot by wife in home

The Royal Thai Police (RTP) Office was left stunned by the tragic death of Pol Lt Gen Panya Pinsuk, their commander, who was found shot at his home on Sunday afternoon. Today, his wife, who was alone in the house with him at the time of his death, confessed to the shooting.

According to reports, the police received notice of a shooting at his residence in the Thawi Watthana district of Bangkok. When they arrived, they discovered his body next to a silver Toyota sedan parked in front of the house. He had been shot twice, once in his chest and once at his collarbone.

The police found a .38 revolver on a cupboard and a Glock pistol on the floor in one of the rooms. Pol Lt Gen Panya’s wife, Kh. Pornprapha, was the first person to discover the body. She was brought out of the house in a state of shock, and the police did not find any signs of a struggle in the house.

During the investigation, Kh. Pornprapha confessed to police that she was the one who used a gun to shoot and killed her husband because of stress and personal problems within the family.


Thailand schools and colleges banned from expelling pregnant schoolgirls

Thailand has implemented a new directive to prohibit schools, colleges and education institutions from expelling, banning or transferring pregnant schoolgirls. Previously, it was easy for an institution to get rid of pregnant students but the new directive, published in the Royal Gazette on Friday, has put a stop to all that.

The mandate was jointly signed by the Education Ministry and Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Ministry.

The latest directive is an updated version of the 2018 bill that prohibited educational institutions from expelling pregnant schoolgirls. The earlier draft, however, allowed for the transfer of pregnant students to other schools or colleges, which was subsequently exploited as a legal loophole.

Under the revised directive, educational institutions are not permitted to transfer a pregnant schoolgirl unless the student herself chooses to do so. The footnote accompanying the new regulation notes that a revision was required due to numerous instances where pregnant women were moved out of their schools or colleges against their wishes.


Thai Airways cabin crew forgets to collect meal trays before landing on Singapore-Bangkok flight

Thai Airways is ‘”urgently investigating” why cabin crew failed to collect meal trays on a Singapore – Bangkok flight before landing on the runway at Suvarnabhumi Airport after an irked passenger recorded the incident on TikTok.

TikTok user Praewa Nang Mana (@Praewa_panicha) posted a clip of food trays sitting on the foldable tables of three seats. As the plane lands, a water bottle is pictured falling to the ground.

Praewa later explained that the incident happened on a Thai Airways flight from Singapore. Praewa and her two friends were surprised to hear the pilot say “cabin crew prepare for landing” with the food trays still on their laps. She said she rang the assistance bell but no one came to help.

Finally, the trays were removed as other passengers retrieved their luggage from the overhead lockers after Praewa got out of her seat and found a member of the cabin crew after the plane drew to a halt.

The Thai Airways cabin crew’s actions directly violate the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s regulations. The matter is under investigation by Thai Airways at the moment

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