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Temporary market being set up to assist vendors this weekend

Kritsada Mueanhawong

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Forensic police have been investigating the ‘Trunk’ market fire last Sunday night (just off Phang Nga Road, Phuket Town), while an executive of the Jatujak Phuket Company, Wannakorn Pattarapakorn, was visiting shop-holders to discuss options.

Read more about the fire HERE.

An executive of the Jatujak Phuket Company, Wannakorn Pattarapakorn says, “Some vendors still have products that they were able to salvage but don’t have a market to sell.”

“So, we have asked the land owner of the land near the old market to be used as a temporary market for this weekend (June 2-3) from 3pm to 9pm.”

“Tomorrow will be registered to sell at the temporary market. The temporary market will be opened every weekend. We have published to media and social media in order to invite people to the help these vendors.”

“Forensic police haven’t concluded the cause of Sunday’s fire yet. We will have to wait for the Phuket Municipality to decide whether we are permitted to rebuild the market or not.”

Temporary market being set up to assist vendors this weekend | News by The ThaigerInvitation to people to come along this weekend from 3pm to the temporary market being constructed on next door land.Temporary market being set up to assist vendors this weekend | News by The Thaiger

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Woman shot and killed at Bangkok temple

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A woman was shot and killed at a Bangkok temple today. Police say 39 year old Linlada Phattanphan was found inside the temple, covered in blood. Her head had been shot 4 times.

Linlada went to the temple this morning to make merit, according to her maid, 52 year old Maneerat Srithornrat. She says the 2 of them were about to head home when another woman came up behind Linlada and shot her 4 times at a close range. The alleged shooter fled the scene.

Police say they were called to the temple in Bangkok’s Bang Khae district around 7am. A forensic team from Siriraj Hospital responded to the scene. They say Linlada was shot at close range with 9mm bullets.

Maneerat told police the alleged shooter was around 35 to 40 years old and was wearing a cap that hid her face.

Police are still investigating. Police say they plan to review surveillance camera footage to identify the alleged shooter.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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Protesters’ plaque damaged historical site – Thai Fine Arts Department

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The Thai Fine Arts Department claim the pro-democracy protesters, who installed a symbolic brass plaque in an area next to the Grand Palace yesterday morning, broke the law. The department filed a complaint saying the installation of the plaque damaged a historic site, a violation of the Archaeological Site Act.

Protesters cemented the plaque in the perimeter of the Royal Field, known locally as Sanam Luang. It read “At this place the people have expressed their will, that this country belongs to the people and is not the property of the monarch as they have deceived us.”

Sanam Luang is a registered archaeological site. Entering the area to install a plaque without permission is an offence under the Historical Sites, Archaeological Objects, Art Objects and National Museum Act 1961, according to the department’s director general Prateep Phengtako.

“Those who invade a historic site or destroy or depreciate it can face up to 7 years in prison and a fine of up to 700,000 baht.”

The department says since the plaque was illegally installed at Sanam Luang as part of the weekend’s protests.

“It is considered destruction and depreciation of a historic site.

Less than 24 hours after the plaque was installed, it was removed and covered with concrete. The plaque was to replace a brass plaque that commemorated the end of Siam’s absolute monarchy and the introduction of constitutional democracy for Thailand in 1932. The original plaque mysteriously disappeared in 2017 and was replaced with a new plaque with a pro-monarchist slogan.

The Fine Arts Department made no comment at the time of the removal of the old historical plaque in 2017.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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This is how to apply to extend your visa in Bangkok

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If your visa lapsed since March this year, and you are currently under the amnesty grace period that expires on September 26 (this Saturday), you will need to schedule an appointment online with the Immigration Division 1 at Mueang Thong Thani in Bangkok (a temporary immigration office near Don Mueang Airport) . Other regional areas will likely require you to make an appointment as well. Contact them before you just go to the offices and expect them to attend to your visa immediately.

You will need…

  • Online appointment with Immigration Division 1
  • Passport
  • TM 6 Departure Card
  • 1,900 Baht fee for short term extension
  • Letter from embassy specifically stating inability to leave Thailand due to lack of repatriation flights and or a high risk of contracting Covid-19 in one’s home nation, or because of your current health (which will also need a medical certificate).
  • Portrait photo to affix to short term extension application 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm in dimension
  • US Embassy letter request can be made online HERE.(The British and Australian Embassies have also said they will provide supportive letters for their citizens that can indicate why they need to stay in Thailand.)

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