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  1. American hangs himself from bunk bed in Chiang Mai dormitory - no suspicious circumstances say police Police in Chiang Mai were called to a dormitory where they say a 38 year old Oklahoma man hanged himself with a bag strap. The maid at the hostel on Niman Mern Road in Suthep sub-district found the man hanging from the top part of a bunk bed. He was named in a Thai Rath story as Samuel Frederic. Police said they found five mostly empty bottles of foreign alcoholic liquor in his bag. Staff at the hostel said he arrived alone in the afternoon. He was shown to a second floor dormitory and stayed there alone as there were no other guests. Ekkanok Chaiwong investigating said there were no suspicious circumstances. There was no injury on the body and no sign of a struggle. Ekkanok said the American hanged himself and the cause was probably severe alcoholic poisoning or depression. The body was sent to the Maharat Nakorn Chiang Mai for autopsy. The US Consulate in Chiang Mai has been informed so that relatives could be contacted. Source: https://www.thairath.co.th/content/1211630 -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2018-2-23
  2. Man Murdered Over Parking Spot by CityNews CityNews – A man has been murdered allegedly over a parking spot dispute. On February 22nd, police responded to a call regarding an assault near SR Condominium in Nong Pa Khrang. When police arrived, they discovered a man who was pronounced dead at the scene next to a white van. A knife and mobile phone was recovered from the crime scene. He was later identified as a 45 year old man who was a van driver who lived in the condominium building. Full Story: http://www.chiangmaicitylife.com/news/man-murdered-parking-spot/ -- © Copyright Chiang City News 2018-2-23
  3. Crocodile bites Phuket trainer during show Eakkapop Thongtub Jampa Kaewsai, 43, suffered bite wounds to his left ear and right side of his face. Photo: Ruanjai Kupai Foundation PHUKET:-- A trainer at a crocodile farm in Chalong was lucky to escape serious injury today when one of the reptiles snapped its jaws shut while the man’s head was inside the crocodile’s mouth. Ruamjai Kupai rescue workers were notified of the incident in Moo 5 in Chalong at 12:55pm today (Feb 23). Jampa Kaewsai, 43, a crocodile trainer at a crocodile farm on Chao Fa West Rd suffered bite wounds to his left ear and right side of his face. Mr Jampa was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket Town. Full Story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/crocodile-bites-phuket-trainer-during-show-66084.php#VtcPS0GHCI6LDYeg.97 -- © Copyright Phuket News 2018-2-23
  4. Premchai faces illegal possession of firearms charge Police will today (Feb 23) file additional charges of illegal possession of firearms against Italian Thai Development Plc president Premchai Karnasuta after the Department of Provincial Administration (DPA) confirmed that six of 43 firearms seized from Mr Premchai’s house were illegal. Royal Thai Police deputy commissioner Pol Gen Srivara Ransibrahmanakul, who chaired the meeting of police investigators in charge of the Thung Yai Naresuan wildlife sanctuary hunting case, instructed Kanchanaburi police to press the charge of illegal possession of firearms against Mr Premchai within today. The six illegal firearms are a semi-automatic cabine; a homemade air gun; a double-barrel rifle (Gardone VT); a double-barrel rifle (Bernardelli); a Remington rifle; and a musket. According to the DPA’s firearm licensing office, the six guns were either unregistered; having unlawful licences; or are not allowed to be in possession. Full Story: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/premchai-faces-illegal-possession-firearms-charge/ -- © Copyright Thai PBS 2018-2-23
  5. ‘Robbed’ woman apologises for damaging taxi drivers’ reputation By The Nation A woman who has confessed to filing a false complaint with police claiming a taxi driver had robbed her, has apologised for damaging the reputation of all taxi drivers. Thongprakai Suksriraj, 26, issued the apology during a press conference held at the Metropolitan Police Bureau at 11.30am on Thursday. She filed a complaint with the Lard Prao police station at 3.45am on Wednesday, claiming to have been robbed of a handbag with Bt14,000 in cash at the Nida intersection while taking a taxi from an entertainment venue in the Ratchada area to her condominium in the Seri Thai area. Thongprakai said she cut her own left arm with a razor due to the stress she developed after being left to raise her child alone. She said she lied to a friend to whom she owed money, and the friend took her to file the complaint with police out of genuine concern for her. “The wounds were self-inflicted with a razor. I did it under stress,” she told the media. “At that moment, I thought there was no way out. I felt under tremendous pressure. “Now, the stress is heavier,” she said. "I filed the complaint because my friend led me to, because she was concerned about me. She thought [my story] was real, so the issue escalated out of control." Raising her hands in a wai, Thongprakai said: “I would like to offer my apology to all taxi drivers for damaging their reputation.” Lard Prao police chief Pol Colonel Passakorn Ratanapanadda said Thongprakai faces two counts of charges, including filing false statements with the authorities, which carries a maximum jail term of three years and a maximum fine of Bt5,000. Thongprakai was also charged with violating the computer crime act by posting false information after posting the lie about the robbery on her Facebook wall. The charge carries a maximum jail term of five years and a maximum fine of Bt100,000. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30339466 -- © Copyright The Nation 2018-2-22
  6. Amnesty International urges Thailand to revoke repressive laws The Thai government had declared human rights a national agenda, but what had happened in reality were on the contrary as human rights violations continue unabated, said Amnesty International Thailand’s Director Piyanut Kotsan. The human rights group called on the Thai authorities to revoke the Head of the NCPO Oder no. 3/2558 and other “repressive laws” that infringe on freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, to bring an end to arbitrary detention, to stop trying civilians in the military court. Amnesty International (AI) today (Feb 22) launched the “Amnesty International Report 2017/2018: The State of the World’s Human Rights” which documents and analyzes the state of human rights in 159 countries around the world in the past 2017. It was found, according to the AI, countries including Thailand have imposed severe restrictions on freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. “Amnesty International has found in 2017, human rights defenders; environmental activists; students; villagers demanding community rights; lawyers; media; academics; and active citizens in Thailand continued to endure a strenuous clampdown on their freedom of expression, either by the state or private sector,” the AI said in its statement. The AI pointed out that the laws that have often been invoked included: Section 44 of the 2014 Interim Constitution; Section 116 of the Penal Code; The Computer Crimes Act; The Head of the NCPO Oder no. 3/2558, which contain provisions or are interpreted not in compliance with international human rights standards that Thailand is obliged to follow. Full Story: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/amnesty-international-urges-thailand-revoke-repressive-laws/ -- © Copyright Thai PBS 2018-2-22
  7. Local administrative organisations to take over lifeguard contracts By Kritsada Mueanhawong Phuket’s Governor, Norapat Plodthong, says that the local administration organisations will take control of the lifeguard hiring budget instead of the Provincial Administrative Organisation (OrBorJor) to avoid the problems with the annual lifeguard contract and beach safety. “Especially this year, there has been a lot of people drowning at our beaches during the time we didn’t have an effective lifeguard patrol. We are looking at better management and the local administration organisations should be the ones taking control of the lifeguards in their area. If they don’t have enough budget they can approach the Provincial Government for help,” said the Governor. “From now on there will be no more problems in the annual contract extension. Patong will be the pilot project for this. The Patong Municipality and the local lifeguard company are all ready to work with this new approach.” Full Story: https://www.phuketgazette.net/news/local-administrative-organisations-take-lifeguard-contracts -- © Copyright Phuket Gazette 2018-2-23
  8. Thailand Live Friday 23 Feb 2018

    American hangs himself from bunk bed in Chiang Mai dormitory - no suspicious circumstances say police Police in Chiang Mai were called to a dormitory where they say a 38 year old Oklahoma man hanged himself with a bag strap. Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1026387-american-hangs-himself-from-bunk-bed-in-chiang-mai-dormitory-no-suspicious-circumstances-say-police/
  9. Untreated wastewater at Patong Bay takes its toll on soft corals Tanyaluk Sakoot PHUKET:-- It has been confirmed today that untreated wastewater being released into the sea at Patong Bay is starting to bleach the soft corals in the area. Speaking to The Phuket News today (Feb 23), Dr Vipawee Dummee, a lecturer at the Faculty of Technology and Environment of the Prince of Songkla University, said, “After carrying out an inspection at Tritrang Beach, at the south end of Patong, this morning I found that the soft corals are starting to suffer from bleaching. “It proves that the issue of untreated wastewater being released into the sea here is not yet over. It also shows us that the release of this untreated wastewater into the sea is having an impact on the marine environment. Full Story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/untreated-wastewater-at-patong-bay-takes-its-toll-on-soft-corals-66083.php#GssCYUTJtK9Y9ca7.97 -- © Copyright Phuket News 2018-2-23
  10. Thailand Live Friday 23 Feb 2018

    Local administrative organisations to take over lifeguard contracts By Kritsada Mueanhawong Phuket’s Governor, Norapat Plodthong, says that the local administration organisations will take control of the lifeguard hiring budget instead of the Provincial Administrative Organisation (OrBorJor) to avoid the problems with the annual lifeguard contract and beach safety. Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1026383-local-administrative-organisations-to-take-over-lifeguard-contracts/
  11. Government defends its corruption-fighting record By The Nation As he covers his eyes to avoid the sun, Deputy Premier and Defence Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan (centre, bottom row) displays a luxury watch he is wearing, during a photo call with other members of a new cabinet in Bangkok on December 4, 2017. The government has defended its record despite the country’s failure to achieve significant improvement in international rankings on public-sector corruption, and insists that the luxury-watch scandal involving deputy premier General Prawit Wongsuwan is not related to the unimpressive ranking. Thailand’s ranking in the latest global Corruption Perception Index 2017 rose to 96 from 101 last year. Thailand scored 37 this year, up from 35 last year. The index, prepared by Transparency International, ranks 180 countries and territories by perceived levels of public-sector corruption. Nine key sources are used to compile the index, including the International Country Risk Guide, Economist Intelligence Unit, and the World Economic Forum’s Executive Opinion Survey. The ranking uses a scale of 0 to 100, in which 0 is “highly corrupt” and 100 is “very clean”. “I don’t know. But the score has nothing to do with the [watch] matter,” Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam replied on Thursday when asked if Thailand’s score improved only slightly due to the scandal involving Prawut’s apparently extensive collection of luxury watches. Regarding concern that the score had dropped due to lack of efficiency in scrutinising corruption among government employees, National Anti-Corruption Commission chairman Pol General Watcharapol Prasarnrajkit said that no country was able to thoroughly investigate corruption. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30339465 -- © Copyright The Nation 2018-2-22
  12. Homes Carved Into DOI Suthep Forest Totally Legal: Official By Teeranai Charuvastra, Staff Reporter Image: Kritsada Saetiao / Facebook CHIANG MAI — A swath of protected forest on the slopes of Doi Suthep felled for residences enraged many when a photo went viral online, but a land official said Friday that it was a legally approved operation. Though social media vented fury at the photo, which appears to show land cleared for homes jutting into the forest, Chiang Mai Treasury Department Director Yongyuth Ruengpattarakul said the buildings belong to court officials and were built legally. Full Story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/2018/02/23/homes-carved-doi-suthep-forest-totally-legal-official/ -- © Copyright Khaosod English 2018-2-23
  13. All the malls scheduled to open in Bangkok in the next 5 years By Prae Sakaowan Photo: One Bangkok It’s no secret that shopping and strolling around in an air-conditioned space is a Thai national pastime, so it makes sense that giant corporations continue to acquire land and build more malls in Bangkok. Dinosaur Planet, an amusement park in Phrom Phong, made headlines this week when they announced that the family destination will close to make way for EmSphere, the last mall in the Em District project. People immediately began their inevitable moaning about more malls and and fewer recreational spaces. Whether you’d like to jump on the I-hate-malls bandwagon or are excited to take a stroll in a shiny new retail paradise, here are the shopping malls scheduled to open in the near future. Full Story: https://coconuts.co/bangkok/news/all-the-malls-scheduled-to-open-in-bangkok-in-the-next-5-years/ -- © Copyright Coconuts Bangkok 2018-2-23
  14. Thailand Live Friday 23 Feb 2018

    Video reveals how anyone can access your Tinder account using only a phone number BY STAFF WRITER Hackers could break into your Tinder account with nothing more than your telephone number, security experts have discovered. Full Story: https://tech.thaivisa.com/security-flaw-let-anyone-access-tinder-account-using-phone-number/27384/
  15. Thailand Live Friday 23 Feb 2018

    Land Rover launches ‘world’s toughest smartphone’ BY STAFF WRITER Land Rover has launched a new smartphone which it says is the ‘toughest phone in the world’. Full Story: https://tech.thaivisa.com/land-rover-launches-worlds-toughest-smartphone/27376/
  16. Thailand Live Friday 23 Feb 2018

    Homes Carved Into DOI Suthep Forest Totally Legal: Official By Teeranai Charuvastra, Staff Reporter Image: Kritsada Saetiao / Facebook CHIANG MAI — A swath of protected forest on the slopes of Doi Suthep felled for residences enraged many when a photo went viral online, but a land official said Friday that it was a legally approved operation. Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1026378-homes-carved-into-doi-suthep-forest-totally-legal-official/
  17. Thailand Live Friday 23 Feb 2018

    Crocodile bites Phuket trainer during show Eakkapop Thongtub Jampa Kaewsai, 43, suffered bite wounds to his left ear and right side of his face. Photo: Ruanjai Kupai Foundation PHUKET:-- A trainer at a crocodile farm in Chalong was lucky to escape serious injury today when one of the reptiles snapped its jaws shut while the man’s head was inside the crocodile’s mouth. Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1026377-crocodile-bites-phuket-trainer-during-show/
  18. Thailand Live Friday 23 Feb 2018

    Untreated wastewater at Patong Bay takes its toll on soft corals Tanyaluk Sakoot PHUKET:-- It has been confirmed today that untreated wastewater being released into the sea at Patong Bay is starting to bleach the soft corals in the area. Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1026376-untreated-wastewater-at-patong-bay-takes-its-toll-on-soft-corals/
  19. Thailand Live Friday 23 Feb 2018

    Premchai faces illegal possession of firearms charge Police will today (Feb 23) file additional charges of illegal possession of firearms against Italian Thai Development Plc president Premchai Karnasuta after the Department of Provincial Administration (DPA) confirmed that six of 43 firearms seized from Mr Premchai’s house were illegal. Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1026375-premchai-faces-illegal-possession-of-firearms-charge/
  20. Thailand Live Friday 23 Feb 2018

    All the malls scheduled to open in Bangkok in the next 5 years By Prae Sakaowan Photo: One Bangkok It’s no secret that shopping and strolling around in an air-conditioned space is a Thai national pastime, so it makes sense that giant corporations continue to acquire land and build more malls in Bangkok. Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1026373-all-the-malls-scheduled-to-open-in-bangkok-in-the-next-5-years/
  21. Thailand Live Friday 23 Feb 2018

    Man Murdered Over Parking Spot by CityNews CityNews – A man has been murdered allegedly over a parking spot dispute. Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1026372-man-murdered-over-parking-spot/
  22. Thailand Live Friday 23 Feb 2018

    Six CMU Pro-election Protest Leaders Charged By Junta by CityNews CityNews – The ruling Junta has filed charges against six protesters that rallied outside of Chiang Mai University calling for elections on February 14. Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1026371-six-cmu-pro-election-protest-leaders-charged-by-junta/
  23. Six CMU Pro-election Protest Leaders Charged By Junta by CityNews CityNews – The ruling Junta has filed charges against six protesters that rallied outside of Chiang Mai University calling for elections on February 14. The Valentine’s Day protest was organised by the Liberal Assembly of Chiang Mai University for Democracy (LACMUD) to call for elections this year. The gathering violated the Junta’s order that prohibits political gatherings of more than five people. Full Story: http://www.chiangmaicitylife.com/news/six-cmu-pro-election-protest-leaders-charged-junta/ -- © Copyright Chiang City News 2018-2-23
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