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  • Abbot hired to carry 4.8 million meth pills

    An abbot in the northern Thai province of Chiang Rai was arrested by 191 police with 4.8 million meth pills

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    An abbot in the northern Thai province of Chiang Rai was arrested by 191 police with 4.8 million meth pills at a resort in Chai-Nat province today (Nov 24. 2020).

    The senior monk said he needed money to enroll in a Master’s degree program. He had delivered the drugs three times, each with a payment of 300,000 baht.

    The police also found 11 mobile phones and a gun with 14 bullets in the monk’s possession.

     

     

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    24 November 2020
    LOCAL
    https://thairesidents.com/?p=43146
  • Woman finds over 200 lottery tickets in Surat Thani.

    A good citizen has found over 200 lottery tickets in Surat Thani Province, instead of keeping them for herself, she

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    A good citizen has found over 200 lottery tickets in Surat Thani Province, instead of keeping them for herself, she has decided to find the true owner. The tickets were found in the Surat Thani Hospital. A report was filed and police are searching for the owner. Somsri Suepkaew 39-year-old went to file a report with the Surat Thani City Police on 23 November 2020. She met with Police Colonel Sirichai Suksan the Superintendent and Police Lieutenant Colonel Mongkol Makanon and handed the tickets over to the officials.

     

    Officials stated they received the tickets which are for the draw on 1 December 2020. Investigation officials have received orders to find the real lottery owner and to collect evidence from the area where the ticket was found. Security footage is being collected to help find who was seen carrying the tickets in the hospital. The owner can come to pick up the tickets at the Surat Thani Police Station along with proof of ownership. The good citizen found the tickets tied in a rubber band with a blank paper covering the top and bottom of the stack. She realized a patient or a visitor at the hospital must’ve accidentally forgotten the ticket while waiting. Somsri took the tickets and went straight to the police station before filing a report so police can help find who it belonged to.

    The police wish to applaud the Somsri for being a good citizen and for setting a good example to others. She did what was right and brought the tickets to the police rather than keeping it for herself or selling the tickets. Police believe the real owner must be having a hard time after realizing over 200 lottery tickets went missing. The owner might not know where they could’ve left the tickets. Thai lottery tickets are sold for 80 THB per ticket, the stack of over 200 tickets comes to a value of at least 16,000 THB. There is also a possibility that some of the tickets will end up winning prizes and even maybe the grand prize of 6 Million THB!

     

    Credit: Khaosod

    FB Caption: A good citizen has found over 200 lottery tickets in Surat Thani Province, instead of keeping them for herself she has decided to find the true owner.

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    23 November 2020
    LOCAL
    https://thairesidents.com/?p=43141
  • Car ploughs into a fence, house owner survives

    A house owner in Village Group 5 of Kabin Buri district in Prachin Buri province was startled by a loud

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    A house owner in Village Group 5 of Kabin Buri district in Prachin Buri province was startled by a loud noise at 3.00 a.m. this morning (Nov 23, 2020). She opened the front door and found a car that crashed through the steel fence and stopped in front of the concrete steps leading to the door.

    The female car driver said she was confused by the three-fork routes and drove into the fence.

    “It was fortunate that I did not crash into the house,” she said. “I am sorry for what happened.”

     

     

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    23 November 2020
    LOCAL
    https://thairesidents.com/?p=43135
  • How to Develop and Execute a Cost Reduction Strategy

    Cutting costs is an arduous job, even for the most seasoned C-level executive. It reflects poor business decisions or bleak

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    Cutting costs is an arduous job, even for the most seasoned C-level executive. It reflects poor business decisions or bleak futures and requires Teflon emotions to make tough choices. Developing and deploying a cost reduction strategy that is effective, concise, and sustainable takes time and cooperation throughout the organization, all of which are not easy. Frankly speaking, it is not an enviable position to be in.

    For businesses large and small, and in good economic times and bad, creating a cost reduction strategy involves a host of vital factors. We’ve compiled a macro-level list of steps to put forth a smart cost reduction strategy that applies to any type of organization. Many of these factors seem straightforward; however, the nuance of their execution and the adaptation to each business are what will make a given strategy successful or not.

    Develop a Firm Strategy

    The first step is the most critical: develop a thorough, firm, and actionable plan. Though it is much easier said than done, a water-tight strategy must be drafted and accepted before making any significant decisions. Many companies choose to outsource this work to professional consultants who are experienced in the field and can make calculated decisions free of bias. Consultants should use advanced data analysis to isolate inefficiencies and help develop sustainable solutions with your business’ long-term vision in mind.

    Get Full Buy-in from the Organization

    Believing and leading your cost reduction strategy is imperative to its success, highlighting the need for it to be sound and thorough. Without proper leadership, there is a high chance that the rest of your team won’t follow through. Helping your staff to believe in your vision will solidify its execution across all levels.

    Together with your senior managers, you will need to align on the strategy and work with them to get full buy-in from their teams. Without resounding support from the rest of the organization, there are bound to be errors that can affect the strategy’s execution.

    Identify Necessary and Unnecessary Costs

    Again working with your senior managers, you need to identify necessary and unnecessary costs.  We can define necessary costs as those essential to the business’ day-to-day and those involved in revenue-generating activities that help your company differentiate.  Unnecessary costs are those that are non-essential or don’t make a significant enough impact to justify their cost.  Being objective in your assessment of costs is paramount, else you fail to take meaningful action and carry out your objective.

    Encourage Staff to Find Alternatives

    After you have buy-in from your staff and are carrying out your strategy, do not be afraid to look for ways to improve it. One way is to incentivize your team to help in the process. Often senior-level staff are removed from the day-to-day of junior employees and may inadvertently miss identifying some critical inefficiencies.  By incentivizing this staff to take ownership in the firm and help with your cost reduction strategy, you will not only save costs but build morale as well.

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    23 November 2020
    MONEY
    https://thairesidents.com/?p=43132
  • ONCB reveal 11.5 tonnes drug bust is not Ketamine.

    The Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) and Jeremy Douglas from the UNODC reported the largest Ketamine drug bust

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    The Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) and Jeremy Douglas from the UNODC reported the largest Ketamine drug bust on 12 November 2020. The report stated there was over 11.5 tonnes of the drug worth over 38 billion THB. Wichai Chaimongkol from the ONCB brought the media to inspect the drugs that were seized from a warehouse in Bang Pakong District, Chachoengsao Province. Officials received information about the warehouse used to store drugs for sale within and outside of the country. The inspection is a result of protestors asking where the evidence went. 

     

     

    Wichai stated the evidence is kept at the ONCB 1 office in Lam Luk Ka District, Pathum Thani Province with strict security. Officers can only enter and leave the building 2 persons at a time. At the time of the discovery, there were 475 sacks of the drug with 66 already opened. A random test to the 66 parcels tested positive so it was assumed the sacks were all Ketamine. This changed after the drug samples were sent to a lab that confirmed it was not Ketamine but instead Trisodium Phosphate(TSP). TSP is used in cleaning agents, lubricants, as a food additive, and degreaser, a chemical used in the cleaning and food industry. 

     

    Credit: Sanook

     

    The ONCB promises to be more strict in testing chemicals that enter Thailand to protect against hidden drugs. Wichai states although the 66 sacks have confirmed to not be Ketamine, but the remaining 400 sacks are still unopened and the ONCB is ready to contact international organizations to join in the test that will take place within this week. Wichai states although the 66 sacks have tested negative for ketamine the case will still go through prosecution as it is an international crime. The ONCB will file a case to the Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB) on 23 November 2020. 

     

     

    FB Caption: The ONCB has revealed the sacks found in the warehouse is not Ketamine but instead Trisodium Phosphate used in the cleaning and food industry. 

     

    Source: Sanook, INN News 

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    22 November 2020
    LOCAL
    https://thairesidents.com/?p=43116
  • Uncle meets big crocodile in front of bathroom at 3am.

    An uncle was confronted by a big crocodile at 3 in the morning. He thought there was water left running

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    An uncle was confronted by a big crocodile at 3 in the morning. He thought there was water left running but it turned out to be noises from the crocodile. The incident took place on 20 November 2020 in Prasat District, Surin Province. The local rescue team received notification at 4 am. A man reported that a big crocodile was in his home. The team went to inspect the location right away. Members arrived at home no.29 in Prasat District and met Korn Yudirom 52-year-old the owner of the home. Korn stated he needed the bathroom in the middle of the night. The bathroom is located separately from the main home. After he completed private business Korn went to drink water in front of his home.

    Credit: Sanook

     

    Suddenly the uncle heard water sounds and believed he might’ve left the water on. He set to walk back into the house but then he noticed the sound started getting louder as he walked closer to the main entrance. Korn started realizing this was not just water sounds and started looking around the house, this is when he noticed the giant crocodile with its mouth open making threatening sounds. The uncle was shocked and started running to relatives who lived nearby. Korn wanted his relatives to witness that a crocodile was actually inside his home. Luckily, the family lives in houses built right next to each other so Korn received help without having to risk returning into the house with the crocodile still inside. 

     

    A relative called the emergency line at 1669 and a rescue team was sent in. The team arrived to find a large crocodile, almost 2 meters long and weighed about 80 kilograms. The crocodile was found hiding under a bed with the mouth open. While members tried to capture the crocodile with special equipment, it quickly crawled into a nearby pond that the uncle kept his fish in. Finally, after some time members were able to catch the crocodile and tied its mouth closed. The uncle later discovered the crocodile ran away from a home 300 meters from where he lived. It has been returned to the original owner.

     

    Credit: Sanook

     

    FB Caption: The crocodile was waiting for the uncle with its mouth open. 

     

    Source: Sanook 

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    20 November 2020
    LOCAL
    https://thairesidents.com/?p=43102
  • Thongphaphum National Park opening for tourists

    Thongphaphum National Park in Kanchanaburi province will organize the first trip to Khao Changpuek for tourists during November 24, 2020,

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    Thongphaphum National Park in Kanchanaburi province will organize the first trip to Khao Changpuek for tourists during November 24, 2020, and 31 January, 2021.

    Tourists may reserve the trip seven days in advance and the number of tourists is limited to no more than 60 persons per day.

    One park official will take care of 12 tourists on each trip.

    For more information, call 034-510979 or 09-8252-0359 from 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

     

    Beautiful Nature and Sky for Unseen Thailand and Top Travel at Thong pha phum National Park kanjanaburi ,Thailand

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    20 November 2020
    LIFESTYLE
    https://thairesidents.com/?p=43106
  • Marriott Showcases a three-night of chef’s collaboration with Sensational “Flavors Explosion: A Journey through Chinese Cuisines”

    Bangkok, Thailand, 20 November 2020 – Three of Marriott International’s world-class hotels in Bangkok will showcase the finest Chinese cuisine

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    Bangkok, Thailand, 20 November 2020 – Three of Marriott International’s world-class hotels in Bangkok will showcase the finest Chinese cuisine this December, as they host the “Flavors Explosion : A Journey through Chinese Cuisines” – a series of delectable dining events that demonstrate the skills of three Chinese culinary artists and the finest local and imported seafood.

    For three nights only, on 15, 16 and 17 December 2020, diners can savor delicious and highly authentic dishes created exclusively for the event by a trio of Chinese executive chefs: Oscar Pun from Pagoda Chinese Restaurant, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park; Bruce Hui from Yào Restaurant, Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse; and Cheng Kam Sing from The Silk Road, The Athenee Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel.

    On each evening, these three epicurean experts will use their experience and ingenuity to craft an original menu, focusing on sublime seafood. This sensational six-course dinner starts with Chef Bruce’s “Abalone with Golden Broth and Sesame Ball”, a light and fresh soup that prepares the palate perfectly for the evening ahead. This is followed by “Fish Maw Cantonese-style Double Boiled Soup”, a rich and silky concoction from Chef Kam.

    Chef Kam will also treat guests to “Samut Sakhon Tiger Prawns, Stir-fried with Beijing Sauce”, a sumptuous dish that highlights the fresh flavor of locally-caught seafood. Chef Oscar then serves his spectacular “Steamed Spotted Grouper with Egg White and Chinese Wine”, an ethereal and elegant dish that will live long in the memory. The savory selection ends with Chef Bruce’s “Chanthaburi Sea Mud Crab with Sticky Rice and Black Truffle wrapped with Lotus Leaf”, a luxurious plate that highlights the sweetness of these sustainable crustaceans from eastern Thailand.

    Each evening then concludes with Chef’s Oscar “Chilled Mango Pudding in a Fish Shape”, a refreshing dessert that combines the tropical produce of Thailand with Chinese grace and flair.

    Available for three evenings only, this gastronomic gathering will be hosted on 15 December at Yào Restaurant, Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse; on 16 December at Pagoda Chinese Restaurant, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park; and on 17 December at The Silk Road, The Athenee Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel.

    The “Flavors Explosion: A Journey through Chinese Cuisines” set menu is priced at just THB 2,888++. À la carte dishes also available.  Marriott Bonvoy and Club Marriott members will enjoy exclusive Restaurants and Bars benefits.For more information and reservations, please contact:

    Yào Restaurant, Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse

    Website: www.yaobangkok.com

    Email: Wimolthip.L@marriotthotels.com

    Tel: 02 088 5666

    Pagoda Chinese Restaurant, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park

    Email: restaurant-reservations.bkkqp@marriotthotels.com

    Tel: +662 059 5999

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    20 November 2020
    AROUND TOWN
    https://thairesidents.com/?p=43097
  • Teenagers use beer caps in vending machine.

    A group of teenagers were captured on a security camera inserting flat beer caps into a coffee vending machine, the

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    A group of teenagers were captured on a security camera inserting flat beer caps into a coffee vending machine, the machine ended up breaking down. The group of teenagers both men and women crushed beer caps along with other round metal objects before inserting into a local vending machine. The cost of a cup of coffee from the machine is 10 THB per cup, instead of paying the price they decided to break the machine. The footage was shared on 19 November 2020 showing 4 teenagers on a motorbike before they parked in front of a local convenience store in Ban Bueng District, Chonburi Province at 5.30am on 18 November 2020. The teenagers then tried to flatten beer bottle caps and inserted the caps into the machine, it worked and a coffee cup came out. The group then shared the coffee before driving away. 

     

    Credit: Khaosod

     

    Somjit Ketkaew 61-year-old the owner of the convenience store stated she was inside when a customer complained the coffee vending machine was not working. Somjit tried to insert a coin but it didn’t work. She asked her son to check the security footage that led to finding out what the teenagers did. She opened the machine up and found beer bottle caps, round metal objects, and 1 THB coins stuck inside. Somjit wishes to send a message to the teenagers as she doesn’t recognize any of them believing the group is not local. Somjit stated she hopes they stop creating trouble for others. 

     

    Credit: Khaosod

     

    Charoen Ketkaew 64-year-old the former village chief stated the machine was purchased for the village using 60,000 THB of village funds. The machine is over a year old therefore the warranty has expired. He has called a mechanic and the repair will cost villagers 8,000 THB. Charoen ordered the machine in hopes that locals will get to enjoy quality coffee everyday at a cheap price. One cup costs just 10 THB and tastes better that powdered coffee. He didn’t expect random teenagers to break the machine just so they could get a cup of coffee. Charoen wonders how the teenagers managed to get a cup as the machine only accepts 10 THB coins.  

     

    Credit: Khaosod

     

    FB Caption: Charoen Ketkaew 64-year-old the former village chief stated the machine was purchased using 60,000 THB of village funds. 

     

    Source: Khaosod 

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    20 November 2020
    LOCAL
    https://thairesidents.com/?p=43088
  • Two men die of heroin overdose

    Two men were found dead of heroin overdose in a toilet in Samrong Nua Sub-district of Samut Prakan Province last

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    Two men were found dead of heroin overdose in a toilet in Samrong Nua Sub-district of Samut Prakan Province last night, the Thai-language daily Thai Rath reported today (19 Nov 2020).

    The two men were 46 and 48 years old. One of the dead men held a syringe in his hand when the police found them.

    There were no signs of violence on their bodies.

    Their families later came to collect the bodies for religious rites.

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    19 November 2020
    LOCAL
    https://thairesidents.com/?p=43083