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  • Sex assault: Two man named after pregnant 13 year old jumped to her death

    RTP spokesman Pol Col Krissana Pattanacharoen said that warrants charging two men for sexual assault had been issued in the case of a 13 year old girl who jumped to her death.   The girl – who was one month pregnant – jumped from a condo in Bangkok’s Pattanakarn area. She also sent a Facebook message […]

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    RTP spokesman Pol Col Krissana Pattanacharoen said that warrants charging two men for sexual assault had been issued in the case of a 13 year old girl who jumped to her death.  

    The girl – who was one month pregnant – jumped from a condo in Bangkok’s Pattanakarn area. She also sent a Facebook message outlining her distress.  Her mother went to file a report against her boyfriend.  Two men have now been charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting her from the 11th to the 12th of November.  One – Kittiyapong, 24, – is already in jail for possessing shotgun bullets.  The other – Anon, 25 – is being sought.  The spokesman said that if others are involved they will all be brought to justice.  

    Sanook

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    19 November 19 2019
    National News
    http://www.samuitimes.com/?p=44724
  • Office worker makes citizen’s arrest of man who filmed him in gas station toilets

    Laem Chabang police were called to a gas station in Sri Racha after an office worker caught a man trying to take pictures of him in the toilets.  The victim detained the 27 year old man from Nakhon Sawan and called the police.  They took him away after he admitted what he had done.  He said […]

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    Laem Chabang police were called to a gas station in Sri Racha after an office worker caught a man trying to take pictures of him in the toilets. 

    The victim detained the 27 year old man from Nakhon Sawan and called the police. 

    They took him away after he admitted what he had done. 

    He said he had already deleted the image. He will be prosecuted.

    The incident happened at a gas station on Sukhumvit Road heading in the direction of Pattaya around 1 pm yesterday. 

    Thai Visa / Thai Rath

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    19 November 19 2019
    National News
    http://www.samuitimes.com/?p=44721
  • Buriram family gang planned to take “ice” in the sardines to Japan

    Thai police rounded up three members of a Buriram family at Don Muang airport as one of them planned to take a trip to Japan.  About one kilogram of “ice” (methamphetamine) was found wrapped in blue copy paper and contained within plastic bags in ten cans of sardines.  Arrested at the departure terminal were Patraporn […]

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    Thai police rounded up three members of a Buriram family at Don Muang airport as one of them planned to take a trip to Japan. 

    About one kilogram of “ice” (methamphetamine) was found wrapped in blue copy paper and contained within plastic bags in ten cans of sardines. 

    Arrested at the departure terminal were Patraporn or “Mai”, 33, her elder brother Mananchai or “Mork”, 43, and his wife Maneeploiphailin or “Na”, 44. They are all from Buriram in Thailand’s north east.

    An informant had given the cops a tip about a woman travelling to Japan with “ice”.

    Mai was traced to the Wuttakat area of the capital then to Huay Khwang where she met her brother and his wife who had the drugs. They then all went to the airport. 

    They had a female Thai contact in Japan who would pay the married couple 20,000 baht and the mule 50,000 baht. 

    This was the second time they had done it – the first time they got away with five tins of fish containing drugs. 

    Police said that the cost of the “ice” in Thailand was 800,000 baht but would be worth 20 times that if it had reached Japan. 

    All three suspects were charged with possession of a Class 1 drug with intention to distribute. 

    Thai Visa /  Thai Rath

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    19 November 19 2019
    National News
    http://www.samuitimes.com/?p=44718
  • Couple back together again after husband threatened to keep 6 million lottery win for himself

    A Thai couple are all smiles again after they won 6 million baht in the lottery.   Following the windfall the husband Wijak, 34, left with the ticket.  The relatives of Pornthida Chamnanwet, 23, went to Phrapradaeng police to file a report to take action against her two timing husband.  They said the couple had agreed to share the […]

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    A Thai couple are all smiles again after they won 6 million baht in the lottery.  

    Following the windfall the husband Wijak, 34, left with the ticket.  The relatives of Pornthida Chamnanwet, 23, went to Phrapradaeng police to file a report to take action against her two timing husband.  They said the couple had agreed to share the spoils 50-50.  

    But he suggested she was only getting 2 million.  A well known lawyer stepped into the fray. Kittiwitayanan said that the husband could face three years in jail for his actions under Article 352.  Now the couple are back together again. Wijak said he got cross. He said that he had not collected the money yet. The couple are set to go together to the state lottery office to get their money.  

    Thai Visa /  Daily News

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    19 November 19 2019
    National News
    http://www.samuitimes.com/?p=44715
  • Bangkok ranks 12th on list of cities with the worst air

    The Air Visual application reported on Tuesday (November 19) that Bangkok’s air pollution level according to the US AQI standard stood at 136, with PM 2.5 level at 57.8 micrograms per cubic metre (µg/m3), making it the 12th on the list of cities with the worst air in the world. Air Quality Index (AQI) is […]

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    The Air Visual application reported on Tuesday (November 19) that Bangkok’s air pollution level according to the US AQI standard stood at 136, with PM 2.5 level at 57.8 micrograms per cubic metre (µg/m3), making it the 12th on the list of cities with the worst air in the world.

    Air Quality Index (AQI) is a standard that indicates the quality of air and level of pollution. Level 0-50 means good air quality, 51-100 means moderate quality, 101-105 will start affecting sensitive groups, 151-200 is slightly harmful to health, 201-300 is highly harmful and 301-500 means extremely dangerous level.

    Meanwhile, the Pollution Control Department (PCD) reported that air quality in Bangkok and its perimeter is currently hovering between moderate quality to starting to affect health.

    The Thai safety limit for PM2.5 is 50 micrograms per cubic metre of air while the safety limit for AQI is 100.

    The PCD also reported fine PM2.5 particulate dust higher than standard at 27-53 µg/m3 on Din Daeng Road in Din Daeng district and in Krathumbaen district in Samut Sakhon.

     The Nation

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    19 November 19 2019
    National News
    http://www.samuitimes.com/?p=44712
  • When only the best amulet will do! Deputy police chief survives Benz devastation

    Thais were marvelling at what they termed the miracle escape of a deputy chief of police after an accident in the north east of the country on Sunday.  It was clear to them that only the power of a very special amulet could have saved this driver. Pol Lt Col Natthaphon Tongdech, 57 – deputy […]

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    Thais were marvelling at what they termed the miracle escape of a deputy chief of police after an accident in the north east of the country on Sunday. 

    It was clear to them that only the power of a very special amulet could have saved this driver.

    Pol Lt Col Natthaphon Tongdech, 57 – deputy chief at Na Kae police station in Nakhon Phanom – only suffered a few cuts to his head after he fell asleep behind the wheel of his Mercedes Benx S200 between Khok Hin Hae and Tha Lat sub-districts around 4.30pm. 

    He was off duty.

    Pictures showed him conscious in the completely devastated wreckage of his car that had broken in two after hitting a lamppost. 

    77kaoded reported that the survivor is a very popular policeman in the area who has been deputy there for two years. It is the hometown of his wife. 

    A steady stream of police colleagues and members of the public were visiting him in Nakhon Phanom hospital where he is being kept in for observation. 

    The media reported that he tested negative for alcohol. 

    Natthaphon said he was tired from all the work he has to do and fell asleep at the wheel. 

    And the amulet?

    It is a 1975 vintage Phrathat Phanom – especially good and sought after for protecting the wearer.

    Thai Visa /  77kaoded

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    19 November 19 2019
    National News
    http://www.samuitimes.com/?p=44709
  • Krabi much in demand by international air carriers

    The Department of Airports said last week that several international airlines have requested permission for new flight routes as well as to increase their flights to Krabi International Airport. Kiatichai Chaerueangyot, the director of Airport Promotion Division, and Department of Airport staff were among the participants at the 145th Slot Conference held by the International […]

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    The Department of Airports said last week that several international airlines have requested permission for new flight routes as well as to increase their flights to Krabi International Airport.

    Kiatichai Chaerueangyot, the director of Airport Promotion Division, and Department of Airport staff were among the participants at the 145th Slot Conference held by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) from November 12 to 15 in Brisbane, Australia, to negotiate the scheduling of international flights during the summer of 2020 (March 29 to October 24). 

    Representatives from 14 airlines negotiated with the Department to adjust their flight schedules to Krabi International Airport.

    China’s West Air is to introduce three direct flights a week between Chongqing and Krabi, and Korean Air is to fly from Seoul to Krabi twice a week.

    China Eastern Airlines’ flights from Urumqi-Hefei to Krabi and Qatar Airways’ flights from Doha will each increase to seven a week.

    The Nation

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    18 November 18 2019
    National News
    http://www.samuitimes.com/?p=44706
  • Thailand tourism boom! Tourists flocking to Mae Hong Son

    Chiang Mai News reported that tourists were once again flocking to tourist attractions in the northern Thai province of Mae Hong Son.  Phu Yai Ban (village leader) of Tham Lod (Lod caves) Yontrachai Sophaworakan said that until recently the number of tourists had been in a slump.  But since the start of the cool season there […]

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    Chiang Mai News reported that tourists were once again flocking to tourist attractions in the northern Thai province of Mae Hong Son. 

    Phu Yai Ban (village leader) of Tham Lod (Lod caves) Yontrachai Sophaworakan said that until recently the number of tourists had been in a slump. 

    But since the start of the cool season there had been at least 10,000 Thai and foreign tourists flocking to the area providing a much needed economic boost to the locals. 

    The media reported that many tourists were also visiting the area of Doi San Wua Tor mountain four kilometers to the west of the caves. 

    Here tourists could delight in the phenomenon known as the “Sea of Fog”. 

    Thai Visa /  Chiang Mai News

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    18 November 18 2019
    National News
    http://www.samuitimes.com/?p=44703
  • Hua Hin: Fleeing murderer arrested on train after he stabbed work colleague near Bangkok

    Railway Police arrested a 19 year old Thai man at Hua Hin railway station after he stabbed a 23 year old work colleague at the weekend in Phrapradaeng south of Bangkok. Anuphat or “Big”, 19, originally from Phrae, had had an fight with Kittichai, 23 – the pair were colleagues at a car parts company.  […]

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    Railway Police arrested a 19 year old Thai man at Hua Hin railway station after he stabbed a 23 year old work colleague at the weekend in Phrapradaeng south of Bangkok.

    Anuphat or “Big”, 19, originally from Phrae, had had an fight with Kittichai, 23 – the pair were colleagues at a car parts company. 

    They decided to meet to sort out their differences at a drinks party. 

    Anuphat reportedly offered his apologies but the elder man did not. 

    Enraged Anuphat grabbed a ten inch knife and stabbed Kittichai twice before fleeing on a motorcycle to a property 500 meters away. 

    He then boarded the BTS and went to Hua Lampong railway station where he boarded a train south to where his father was working at a rubber plantation in Surat Thani. 

    He got only as far as Hua Hin before he was arrested and taken back to Bangkok to reenact his crime. 

    Thai Visa /  Thai Rath

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    18 November 18 2019
    National News
    http://www.samuitimes.com/?p=44700
  • Upper Thailand to get cooler by 1-3 °C, South to see less rains

    Thailand Meteorological Department forecast on Monday (November 18) that another rather strong high-pressure system had reached southern China and will be over the upper Northeast of Thailand by midnight on November 18. A drop of 1.3 degrees C is also expected and the mornings will be cool and foggy. The high-pressure system will cover the […]

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    Thailand Meteorological Department forecast on Monday (November 18) that another rather strong high-pressure system had reached southern China and will be over the upper Northeast of Thailand by midnight on November 18.

    A drop of 1.3 degrees C is also expected and the mornings will be cool and foggy. The high-pressure system will cover the North and the Central by tomorrow (November 19). All transport should proceed with caution as visibility will be considerably reduced.

    The weaker northeast monsoon across the Gulf and the South will bring less rain to the South.

    The weather forecast for the next 24 hours is as follows:

    Northern region: Cool weather and fog in the morning, temperature lows of 17-22 degrees and highs of 32-35 degrees Celsius. Temperature likely to drop to 8-12 degrees on hilltops.

    Northeastern region: Cool weather and fog in the morning, temperatures lows 19-22 degrees and highs of 33-34 degrees Celsius. Temperature likely to drop to 9-12 degrees on hilltops.

    Central region: Partly cloudy with mist in the morning; temperature lows of 21-23 degrees, highs 33-35 degrees Celsius.

    Eastern region: Partly cloudy with mist in the morning; lows 23-25 degrees, highs 32-35 degree Celsius; wave height 1 metre.

    Southern region (east coast): Partly cloudy with thunder showers in 20 per cent of the area; lows of 22-24 degrees, high 31-33 degrees Celsius; wave height 1 metre, increasing to 1-2 metres during storms.

    Southern region (west coast): Partly cloudy with thunder showers in 30 per cent of the area; lows 23-26 degrees, highs 33-34 degree Celsius; wave height 1 metre, increasing to 1-2 metre during storms.

    Bangkok and surrounding area: Partly cloudy with mist in the morning; temperature lows of 24-25 degrees, highs 32-36 degrees Celsius.

     The Nation

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    18 November 18 2019
    National News
    http://www.samuitimes.com/?p=44697