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Who is this week’s Champion of Overstayers? – Operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner

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PHOTOS: Thai Tourist Police Bureau

The Thai Tourist Police have executed the 20th raid in their “X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner” campaign. Again, they’ve turned up dozens of foreigners on overstay and people entering the Kingdom illegally.

Eighteen schools were raided for illegals including three international schools and 2 language institutes.

Pol Maj Gen Surachete Hakpal – aka ‘Big Joke’ in the Thai media – spoke at 2 am this morning, near Khao San Road outside the Chana Songkhram Police Station (does this man ever sleep?!).

Eleven foreigners were arrested for overstaying their visas. Tourist police named the top three overstayers…

1. 40 year old Irina Mesheryakova from Uzbekistan. Living in Chonburi she had overstayed almost six years – 2,002 days.

2. 39 year old Tynkkyen Marko Samuel, a Finnish national arrested in Udon Thani on three years overstay – 1,101 days.

3. 33 year old Shivdayal Mahi Tiwari, living in Bangkok on 1,057 days overstay – nearly three years.

An additional 46 people were arrested for illegal entry – 23 from Myanmar, India 9, Cambodia 7, Laos 5 and Vietnam 2 people. Ten people from Myanmar, three Thais and one Nigerian were arrested on other matters. In total 75 locations were raided. This number included 13 regular schools, three international schools and two English language schools.

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SOURCE: Thai Tourist Police Bureau



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New WHO world road death report – Thailand drops to number 8 but still high

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Thailand’s roads remain some of the deadliest in the world. But the Kingdom has dropped from its previous number two position to number eight, behind a collection of backwater African states and other undeveloped countries.

A new report by the World Health Organisation shows that the road safety situation in Thailand hasn’t improved. The shocking news is outlined in a the WHO report, Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018,

The report indicates the death rate per 100,000 population in Thailand was 32.7. This ranks Thai roads as at least the deadliest in ASEAN and amongst the deadliest in the world.

Only seven other nations fared worse than Thailand, while the countries with the highest road traffic death rate per 100,000 population were Liberia, Saint Lucia, Burundi and Chad.

The report, compiled using data from 2016 from 175 countries, shows that Europe has the safest roads with 9.3 deaths per 100,000 population. The African continent had the worst rates.

The report shows that there is an average of 22,491 people killed on Thai roads every year. South east Asia, where motorcycle-related deaths account for 43 percent of the total road toll, had an average of 20.7 deaths per 100,000 population.

Globally, the report found that the situation regarding road traffic deaths is worsening, with someone killed in a road accident every 24 seconds somewhere in the world.

The WHO road death Hall of Shame…

1. Liberia – 35.9 (per 100,000 people)

2. Saint Lucia – 35.4

Equal 3. Burundi and Zimbabwe – 34.7

Equal 4. Democratic Republic of Congo and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) – 33.7

5. Central African Republic – 33.6

6. Thailand – 32.7

7. Burkina Faso – 30.5

8. Namibia – 30.4

9. Cameroon – 30.1

10. Mozambique – 30.1

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Floating clinic opens in Kanchanaburi

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PHOTO: Pattaya Mail

Last week saw residents and visitors to Srinakaring Dam in Sri Sawat district, Kanchanaburi, in Thailand’s west, witness the first day of operations of a new floating medical unit.

The Bangkok Post reports that the dam is a huge tourist magnet which attracts 800,000 tourist a year in an area where 140 businesses operate and over 600 towing rafts reside. Due to reports of accidents (sometimes with fatal results) the Public Health Ministry’s Health Region 5 came up with the ‘floating clinic’.

The clinic boasts a solar cell power system able to function during power outages, as well as modern and efficient communications systems in case of emergencies. The floating clinic is equipped with beds for check-ups, respirators, medical supplies and basic lifesaving equipment.

The project will provide help to tourists and locals in case medical attention is required. Depending on the severity there are referral vessels such as jet skis and speedboats available for quick access to local hospitals, with helicopter landing pads planned for the near future.

SOURCE: The Bangkok Post 

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