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  1. Week’s drug bust tally hits 46 By The Nation Police, soldiers and Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) officials scooped up 46 people, an array of illegal drugs and a brace of pistols during raids in nine provinces this week. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119358-week’s-drug-bust-tally-hits-46/
  2. Week’s drug bust tally hits 46 By The Nation Police, soldiers and Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) officials scooped up 46 people, an array of illegal drugs and a brace of pistols during raids in nine provinces this week. ONCB deputy secretary-general Pol Maj Suriya Singhakamon announced on Friday that 5,352 meth pills, half a gram of crystal meth (“ice”) and a kilogram of krathom leaves had been seized in targeted communities in 23 districts, along with two pistols and 40 rounds of ammunition. The raids took place in 12 Bangkok communities, Samut Prakan, Prachin Buri, Nakhon Ratchasima, Sakhon Nakhon, Phitsanulok, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Krabi and Narathiwat. The people arrested included two drug manufacturers and 32 “drug abusers”. Four others were charged with possession with intent to sell and eight with simple possession. Arrests in drug raids since last October now total 742 peddlers, 25 manufacturers and 2,846 abusers, Suriya said. The tally in confiscated drugs is 10,208,211 meth pills, 36,426 grams of ice, 175 grams of heroin, 1,105,156 grams of marijuana, 419,131 grams of krathom leaves, 523 litres of krathom drink, 19 krathom plants, 1,061 grams of ketamine, 470 grams of opium and 6,786 ecstasy pills. Seventy guns and 440 bullets were seized in the same period along with Bt24 million worth of suspects’ assets. Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30375247 -- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2019-08-23 Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking Thailand news and visa info
  3. Jump in domestic tourists to Thailand’s west during rainy season: study By THE NATION Photo Credit: Hotels.com Thailand’s rainy season is typically associated with travel to the western region, where nature becomes its most beautiful during the period. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119354-jump-in-domestic-tourists-to-thailand’s-west-during-rainy-season-study/
  4. Jump in domestic tourists to Thailand’s west during rainy season: study By THE NATION Photo Credit: Hotels.com Thailand’s rainy season is typically associated with travel to the western region, where nature becomes its most beautiful during the period. Despite the weather, new data from Hotels.com has revealed a 26-per-cent jump in searches among Thai travelers for accommodation in the Western region from 2018 to 2019. According to search data from Hotels.com, local searches for hotels located in Thailand’s western region, including Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Phetchaburi, Tak and Prachuap Khiri Khan, increased by 26 per cent during May to September 2019, compared with the same period of last year. Perhaps surprising to some, the most desired province for Thai tourists in the Western region this year during the rainy season is Ratchaburi – which experienced an 83-per-cent rise in searches for overnight accommodation in 2019. Other Western provinces experiencing an increase in search volume included Phetchaburi (31 per cent), Tak (19 per cent) and Prachuap Khiri Khan (18 per cent). “The data indicates a positive, upward trend in travel to Thailand’s Western region, especially during the rainy season. Come rain or shine, locals are still willing to travel to great lengths to explore regions with natural, untouched beauty for truly rewarding experiences,” Jessica Chuang, the Hotels.com regional marketing director for Greater China, Southeast Asia and India, said. “With a wide range of accommodation options, [the brand] aims to provide more inspiration and opportunity for travellers to stay in hotels they never knew existed – whether they are in the forest, the jungle or even up a mountain!” she said. Photo Credit: Hotels.com Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/travel/30375232 -- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2019-08-23 Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking Thailand news and visa info
  5. PM concerned about Amazon forest fires in Brazil and offers assistance BANGKOK, 23 August 2019(NNT) - Government Spokesperson Prof. Naruemol Phinyosinwat disclosed today that Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, is following reports on the Amazon forest fire in Brazil, which is one of the most important forests in the world. The forest fire has spread over about 3,000 square kilometers and as blazed continuously. The authorities are still unable to control the situation. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119350-pm-prayut-concerned-about-amazon-forest-fires-in-brazil-and-offers-assistance/
  6. PM concerned about Amazon forest fires in Brazil and offers assistance BANGKOK, 23 August 2019(NNT) - Government Spokesperson Prof. Naruemol Phinyosinwat disclosed today that Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, is following reports on the Amazon forest fire in Brazil, which is one of the most important forests in the world. The forest fire has spread over about 3,000 square kilometers and as blazed continuously. The authorities are still unable to control the situation. The Prime Minister expressed his regard for the government and the Brazilian people, emphasizing that the Thai government is ready to provide assistance and necessary items such as face masks if needed. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to coordinate with the Brazilian government in offering assistance. The forest fire has caused smoke and dust to cover the city of Sao Paulo and is affecting many people. The Prime Minister said we have to place importance on environmental problems wherever they occur, as it is a challenge that the world community needs to solve cooperatively, because they not only affect the economies of the world, but also directly affect humans. -- © Copyright NNT 2019-08-23 Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking Thailand news and visa info
  7. Foreign Affairs Minister opens ASEAN Smart Cities Network BANGKOK, 23 August 2019(NNT) - Thailand is hosting the ASEAN Smart Cities Network 2019 to further develop Smart City development plans, and hoping to create standards for the construction of intelligent cities in ASEAN. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119349-foreign-affairs-minister-opens-asean-smart-cities-network/
  8. Foreign Affairs Minister opens ASEAN Smart Cities Network BANGKOK, 23 August 2019(NNT) - Thailand is hosting the ASEAN Smart Cities Network 2019 to further develop Smart City development plans, and hoping to create standards for the construction of intelligent cities in ASEAN. Mr. Don Pramudwinai, Minister of Foreign Affairs, opened the ASEAN Smart Cities Network: ASCN 2019 today, as Thailand is the Chair of ASEAN this year. The Minister of Foreign Affairs delivered a special lecture on being a network partner for sustainability saying that ASEAN is now guiding 26 cities under the ASCN into becoming Smart Cities, which will create sustainability, economic and social opportunities and investment. Thailand already has three smart cities, namely Phuket, Sriracha and Bangkok and is in the process of developing other areas into smart cities. This year, ASEAN has received cooperation from the G20 countries which helps share information, transfer technology to solve smart city problems and disseminates various case studies on becoming a smart city by following a sustainable pattern. The ASEAN Smart Cities Network 2019 is being held for the second time. Activities include the ASCN Annual Meeting 2019 which is a closed meeting of 26 pilot smart cities to determine the framework, before summarizing all plans and submitting them to the 35th ASEAN Summit which will be held in November 2019. A smart city exhibition by 70 exhibitors including entrepreneurs and government and private agencies worldwide, are exhibiting innovative technology related to smart cities. The event also features a seminar with speakers who are leading city development experts from Thailand and abroad. Those interested can visit the event on August 24, 2019 at GMM Live House, Central World. Currently, the ASCN consists of 26 cities in ASEAN member countries, namely Bandar Seri Begawan, Bangkok, Chonburi, Phuket, Banyuwangi, Battambang, Cebu, Danang, Davao, Jakarta, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Kucing, Luang Prabang, Makassar, Mandalay, Manila, Naypyidaw, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Singapore, Vientiane and Yangon. All 26 cities have great potential for development, especially in terms of infrastructure, data connection, the digital technology system and culture. More cooperation in these areas is expected in the near future. -- © Copyright NNT 2019-08-23 Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking Thailand news and visa info
  9. Billboards blocking motorists’ view on Siam Country Club PATTAYA:--Soi Siam Country Club residents are calling on Nongprue Subdistrict to remove billboards blocking the view of motorists. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119346-billboards-blocking-motorists’-view-on-siam-country-club/
  10. Patong traffic flow to change for beachfront cable burying By Tanyaluk Sakoot The change in traffic flow in Patong will start at 6am this Sunday (Aug 25). Image: Patong Traffic Police PHUKET: Traffic Police in Patong have announced the change in traffic flow in Phuket’s key tourism town to minimise disruptions while the project to install power and communications underground along the beachfront continues this weekend. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119345-patong-traffic-flow-to-change-for-beachfront-cable-burying/
  11. Patong traffic flow to change for beachfront cable burying By Tanyaluk Sakoot The change in traffic flow in Patong will start at 6am this Sunday (Aug 25). Image: Patong Traffic Police PHUKET: Traffic Police in Patong have announced the change in traffic flow in Phuket’s key tourism town to minimise disruptions while the project to install power and communications underground along the beachfront continues this weekend. Work along a 400-metre section of the Patong beachfront road, officially called Thaweewong Rd, from Bangla Rd to Sawatdirak Rd will start on Sunday (Aug 25). The work is scheduled to take one month, from this Sunday to Sept 30. Read more at https://www.thephuketnews.com/patong-traffic-flow-to-change-for-beachfront-cable-burying-72608.php#mQV3wwDzgXZtBP2b.99 -- © Copyright Phuket News 2019-08-23 Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking Thailand news and visa info
  12. Officials to check pet, dog breeding centres By The Nation File Photo The Livestock Development Department has instructed officials to check all pet cat and dog breeding centres, including Bangkok’s Chatuchak Weekend Market 1 and 2, to ensure up-to-standard practices and prevent cruelty to animals, department deputy director-general Somchuan Rattanamangkhalanon said. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119339-officials-to-check-pet-dog-breeding-centres/
  13. Officials to check pet, dog breeding centres By The Nation File Photo The Livestock Development Department has instructed officials to check all pet cat and dog breeding centres, including Bangkok’s Chatuchak Weekend Market 1 and 2, to ensure up-to-standard practices and prevent cruelty to animals, department deputy director-general Somchuan Rattanamangkhalanon said. The department would also soon establish a committee in each province to oversee the prevention of animal cruelty, he added. The survey and a check for violators, following an order by Agriculture and Cooperatives Deputy Minister Prapat Phothasuthan, come on the heels of a recent incident in which 13 Great Danes, suffering from severe malnutrition and found in a terrible condition, were rescued from a breeder’s house in Pathum Thani. Provincial and district-level livestock development offices were instructed to check all dog breeding services to ensure they adhere to standard guidelines, which were in the making to be issued for dog-breeding establishments later this year by the National Bureau of Agricultural Commodity and Food Standards, he said. Officials were also told to join rescue foundations in creating a network to oversee animal welfare and check on breeding centres in their jurisdiction to prevent cruelty to animals and boost public awareness so people wishing to raise a dog could buy their pet from a credible breeding centre, he added. The department would soon organise a meeting of cat and dog breeding services in all four regions to explain the guidelines on providing good welfare to animals and preventing cruelty according to the Prevention of Cruelty and Animal Welfare Provision Act 2014, while local administrative bodies would also be brought in to help the agency monitor breeding centres, he said. Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30375234 -- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2019-08-23 Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking Thailand news and visa info
  14. Stray cat rescued after being pierced by iron fence in Lampang By The Nation A stray cat was rescued after it was found hanging from an iron fence of a house in Lampang’s Muang district on Friday morning. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119338-stray-cat-rescued-after-being-pierced-by-iron-fence-in-lampang/
  15. Stray cat rescued after being pierced by iron fence in Lampang By The Nation A stray cat was rescued after it was found hanging from an iron fence of a house in Lampang’s Muang district on Friday morning. Noppadol Horwattanaphan, 60, the owner of the house on Soi Chokchai in Tambon Soptui, called an emergency unit at 7am to rescue the helpless female cat that appeared to be about eight months old. The pointed iron fence had pierced the cat’s right hip. The animal apparently fell from the roof of the house and onto the fence. Noppadol said he woke up to give alms to monks and found the poor cat struggling. Rescuers had to use an iron cutter to cut the pointed end of the fence and the cat was rushed to an animal hospital for vets to perform an operation to remove the iron piece. Noppadol said the cat is one of several strays living in the area. He would shoulder its medical bill, he said. Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30375233 -- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2019-08-23 Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking Thailand news and visa info
  16. 600 monkeys in Hua Hin to be sterilized to control population Thailand’s National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department has launched a program to sterilize 600 long-tailed macaque monkeys in the Khao Takiab and Khan Hin Lek Fai hills, in the seaside town of Hua Hin, in an effort to keep the ape population at a manageable level. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119328-600-monkeys-in-hua-hin-to-be-sterilized-to-control-population/
  17. 600 monkeys in Hua Hin to be sterilized to control population Thailand’s National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department has launched a program to sterilize 600 long-tailed macaque monkeys in the Khao Takiab and Khan Hin Lek Fai hills, in the seaside town of Hua Hin, in an effort to keep the ape population at a manageable level. The mass sterilization, the third round of which began on Thursday and will continue until September 7, is part of the department’s continuing effort to reduce the population at the two tourist attractions and mitigate problems caused to residents and tourists by the wild animals. Vice mayor of Hua Hin municipality, Ms. Busaba Chokesuchart, disclosed that there are still about 3,000 macaque monkeys on Khao Takiab hill and, although the number of the monkeys has reduced, she said that the sterilization program must be repeated periodically to ensure the population remains controlled. Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/600-monkeys-in-hua-hin-to-be-sterilized-to-control-population/ -- © Copyright Thai PBS 2019-08-23 Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking Thailand news and visa info
  18. Fire destroys Korat temple prayer hall, causing Bt10 million damage By The Nation A fire engulfed a newly built ubosot of a temple in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Muang district early on Friday, causing damage worth Bt10 million, police said. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119326-fire-destroys-korat-temple-prayer-hall-causing-bt10-million-damage/
  19. Fire destroys Korat temple prayer hall, causing Bt10 million damage By The Nation A fire engulfed a newly built ubosot of a temple in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Muang district early on Friday, causing damage worth Bt10 million, police said. The fire started in the prayer hall of Wat Klong Song Nam in Tambon Suranaree at 2am and quickly engulfed the entire building. Firefighters took about an hour to control the blaze. The temple said the ubosot had just been built in January and the construction and decoration costs were more than Bt10 million. Police believe the fire was caused by a short circuit, but officers from the Scientific Crime Detection Division have yet to determine the exact cause. Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30375230 -- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2019-08-23 Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking Thailand news and visa info
  20. Gold expert recommends investing in gold for low risk, constant yield By The Nation Goldsmiths are embracing new technology to facilitate the needs of gold buyers, said Boonlert Siripattarawanich, president of the Thai Goldsmith Association and CEO of Ausiris. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119324-gold-expert-recommends-investing-in-gold-for-low-risk-constant-yield/
  21. Gold expert recommends investing in gold for low risk, constant yield By The Nation Goldsmiths are embracing new technology to facilitate the needs of gold buyers, said Boonlert Siripattarawanich, president of the Thai Goldsmith Association and CEO of Ausiris. Gold is one of the most popular choices for low-risk investment with a constant yield, the CEO said. “Gold never loses its value no matter how long you keep it,” he pointed out. “Besides, the price of gold fluctuates very little compared to other commodities.” Boonlert provided some tips on investing in gold: “If you want to speculate, you should set your eyes on long-term holding and sell only when the time is right, which is normally around 2-3 times per year. Gold traders can earn up to 3 per cent of profit using this strategy,” he revealed. “Investing in gold in Thailand has never been easier,” Boonlert said. “Besides being able to buy gold at more than 7,000 shops throughout the country, the metal can also be purchased online via the Ausiris website, mobile application or even on blockchain,” he added. “We are committed to tailoring our services to suit the lifestyle of a modern society,” Boonlert said. Ausiris trades gold with neighbouring countries such as Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia, he said. “However, free market policies employed by Vietnam and Malaysia could be tricky, since they allow new players to enter the Thai market and take a bite off our market share,” he added. If you are interested in investing in gold, check out the 64th Bangkok Gems & Jewellery Fair at Impact Muangthong Thani from September 10-14. Visit www.bkkgems.com for details. Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30375237 -- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2019-08-23 Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking Thailand news and visa info
  22. Remains found in pond believed to be man missing eight months By The Nation Rescuers found bodily remains inside a pick-up truck at the bottom of a pond in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Si Khiew district, believed to be a man who went missing eight months ago. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119322-remains-found-in-pond-believed-to-be-man-missing-eight-months /
  23. Remains found in pond believed to be man missing eight months By The Nation Rescuers found bodily remains inside a pick-up truck at the bottom of a pond in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Si Khiew district, believed to be a man who went missing eight months ago. Rescuers of the Hook 31 Rescue Unit were alerted on Thursday that shoes with human ankles were found that day floating on a pond near a resort in Tambon Nong Nam Sai. The unit sent a team of scuba divers to check and found a pick-up truck with human remains inside at the bottom of the pond. After the pickup and remains were retrieved, the remains were sent to the provincial hospital to undergo the process of disaster victim identification. The pickup was sent to the Si Khiew police station for a check by officers from the Scientific Crime Detection Division. Meanwhile, Chanakarn Kotesombat, a local resident of the district, said she believes the remains belonged to her nephew, Wanchai Pim-ubol, a member of the Tambon Nong Nam Sai Municipality’s council. Chanakarnn said Wanchai and his pickup went missing eight months ago and relatives had filed a complaint with police. She said the pickup belonged to Wanchai. Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30375227 -- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2019-08-23 Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking Thailand news and visa info
  24. Dengue fever spread worsens in Nakhon Ratchasima By Prasit Tangprasert The Nation Dengue fever cases continue to grow in the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, with 5,542 patients and two deaths as of August 14, according to the Department of Disease Control (DDC). Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119321-dengue-fever-spread-worsens-in-nakhon-ratchasima/
  25. Two burned to death along with 1,000 chickens in fiery Pathum Thani crash By The Nation The driver of a trailer truck and his female passenger were heard screaming for help when their vehicle burst into flames after hitting the rear of a 10-wheel truck in Pathum Thani early Friday, police said. Both were killed along with some 1,000 chickens being transported on the 10-wheel truck. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119320-two-burned-to-death-along-with-1000-chickens-in-fiery-pathum-thani-crash/
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