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Parts of Thailand facing their worst drought in 50 years

Parts of Thailand facing their worst drought in 50 years

Sanook reported that farmers in some parts of the north and north east of Thailand were facing their worst drought in living memory.  Particularly bad with rivers and reservoirs 10%…

Thai doctor reveals how he saved man’s hand ripped apart in liquidizer

Thai doctor reveals how he saved man’s hand ripped apart in liquidizer

A Thai doctor went on Facebook to relate how he had saved a man’s left hand after he caught it in a liquidizer.  Pictures and X-rays after the accident showed…

“They must have gone to the temples instead!” – Pattaya as dead as a dodo in the holidays

“They must have gone to the temples instead!” – Pattaya as dead as a dodo in the holidays

Sophon Cable TV were down at Jomtien beach yesterday wondering where all the tourists went.  There was a two day holiday but virtually no tourists – certainly nothing like last…

Thailand’s online drugs boom! Parcel companies need to do more

Thailand’s online drugs boom! Parcel companies need to do more

A former drugs suppression policeman and other police told Daily News that there has been a great rise in narcotics being advertised in online groups then delivered in the mail. …

Surat Thani immigration arrest German and four Indians on overstay

Surat Thani immigration arrest German and four Indians on overstay

Thai immigration police continued their hunt for foreigners on overstay in the kingdom at the weekend.  Naew Na reported that Surat Thani immigration arrested Renner Steffen, 44, outside a convenience…

Biometrics system yielding results, says Immigration chief

Biometrics system yielding results, says Immigration chief

The word “biometrics” was being bandied about everywhere yesterday when acting immigration chief Lt-Gen Sompong Chingduang hosted a press conference.  He said that the new system – that just came…

Warning issued as dengue fever deaths on the rise in Thailand

Warning issued as dengue fever deaths on the rise in Thailand

A leading doctor has spoken to the Thai press about the symptoms of dengue fever and has admitted that the disease has resulted in a 60% rise in deaths this…

“Fake” agent helping foreigners get driving licences arrested in Pattaya

“Fake” agent helping foreigners get driving licences arrested in Pattaya

Thai immigration chief Lt Gen Sompong Chingduang and his teams reported Monday that a female Thai agent had been arrested for helping foreigners get Thai driving licences and register vehicles…

Thai media report “Irishman” on 4,000 day overstay – GoFundMe started to help him

Thai media report “Irishman” on 4,000 day overstay – GoFundMe started to help him

Naew Na reported that Nakorn Ratchasima Immigration and the tourist police had arrested an Irishman at a restaurant in Soi Moo Ban Yamo 5, Ban Mai, Nakorn Ratchasima. A check…

NCPO anti-corruption hotline receives over 5,000 complaints in past two years

NCPO anti-corruption hotline receives over 5,000 complaints in past two years

The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has received over 5,000 complaints about corruption in the past two years. Colonel Sirichan Ngathong, the deputy spokesperson of the NCPO, disclosed…