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Prawit chides ex-MPs over hotel meeting

By The Nation

 

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File photo: “At this point, we don’t want [politicians] to do anything – just stay in your place,” Gen Prawit Wongsuwan said.

 

BANGKOK: -- Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan on Monday insisted that the prohibition against political gatherings must remain in place for now.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987471-prawit-chides-ex-mps-over-hotel-meeting/

 

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Dead girl found in canal aged between 11 and 13 and suffocated: police 
By The Nation

 

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BANGKOK: -- Police General Hospital's Institute of Forensic Medicine has said a dead girl found in Samut Prakan's Samrong canal on Sunday was aged between 11 and 13 and had died of suffocation three days prior to the body being discovered, a police source revealed on Monday. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987474-dead-girl-found-in-canal-aged-between-11-and-13-and-suffocated-police/

 

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Phaibul calls for probe in state subsidies to temples

 

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BANGKOK: -- The former chairman of the Buddhism Reform Committee of the National Reform Steering Assembly is asking the Office of the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) to probe irregularities in 12 temples to see if their abbots were involved in a corruption conspiracy.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987476-phaibul-calls-for-probe-in-state-subsidies-to-temples/

 

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Foreigner charged with smuggling baby otters 
By The Nation

 

BANGKOK: -- A Japanese man is in police custody after allegedly being caught on Sunday preparing to board a departing flight at Suvarnabhumi International Airport with 10 live baby otters.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987477-foreigner-charged-with-smuggling-baby-otters /

 

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Ariya Jutanugarn claims No 1 in women world’s golf rankings

 

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Ariya Jutanugarn or better known in the country as “Pro May” won a play-off yesterday at the Manulife LPGA Classic in Canada, enabling her to become the world’s top woman golfer in the ranking today by the Women’s World Golf Rankings (WWGR) Inc.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987478-ariya-jutanugarn-claims-no-1-in-women-world’s-golf-rankings/

 

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Construction of multi-billion-baht expressway must progress, says Phuket Governor

The Phuket News

 

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Phuket Governor Norrapat Plodthong seen here during Saturday's visit to the site where the new expressway is to be constructed. Photo: PR Dept

 

PHUKET: -- Phuket Governor Norrapat Plodthong and a team of relevant government officials on Saturday visited the site of of the planned multi-billion-baht 22.4 kilometre Sakoo-Koh Kaew expressway and stated that the road will be needed to help with the island’s growing traffic problems.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987479-construction-of-multi-billion-baht-expressway-must-progress-says-phuket-governor/

 

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Puerto Rico votes in favor of U.S. statehood amid low turnout

By Tracy Rucinski

 

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People march in support ofPuerto Rico becoming an independent nation as the economically struggling U.S. island territory voted overwhelmingly on Sunday in favour of becoming the 51st state, in San Juan, Puerto RicoJune 11, 2017. REUTERS/Alvin Baez

 

SAN JUAN (Reuters) - The economically struggling U.S. island territory of Puerto Rico voted overwhelmingly on Sunday in favor of becoming the 51st state, although turnout was low and adding another star to the U.S. flag likely faces an uphill battle in Congress.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987481-puerto rico votes-in-favor-of-us-statehood-amid-low-turnout/

 

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Cat-loving golf caddy, 37, found hanged in Phuket

Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Police question people at the scene. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: -- A 38-year-old Thai woman who cared for several cats and worked as a golf caddy was found hanged in a room in Rassada this morning.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987482-cat-loving-golf-caddy-37-found-hanged-in-phuket/

 

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20-passenger speedboat collides with another at Phuket pier

Phuket Gazette

 

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The two speedboats collided, with one landing partly on top of the other. Photo: Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

PHUKET: -- A speedboat carrying 20 passengers crashed with another at the Boat Lagoon in Koh Kaew yesterday evening. No injuries were reported.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987488-20-passenger-speedboat-collides-with-another-at-phuket-pier/

 

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Chiang Mai women seek police help over 'cheap iPhone scam'
By The Nation

 

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CHIANG MAI: -- Seven Chiang Mai women filed a complaint at a police station in Chiang Mai on Monday, accusing a Nakhon Sawan woman of duping them into transferring Bt900,000 in exchange for the purchase of supposed below-market-value iPhones.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987490-chiang-mai-women-seek-police-help-over-cheap-iphone-scam/

 

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Phuket gov tightens security measures amid reports of bomb threats

Phuket Gazette 

 

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Gov Norraphat has ordered officials to enhance security measures throughout the island. Photo: Phuket PR

 

PHUKET: -- The Phuket Governor has ordered a security boost in Phuket, particularly at crowded areas such as department stores and fresh markets, as well as at all entry and exit points such as Phuket International Airport, bus terminals, deep sea ports and checkpoints. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987493-phuket-gov-tightens-security-measures-amid-reports-of-bomb-threats/

 

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‘Yakuza’ who abducted Japanese man wanted Bt6-million ransom: police

By The Nation

 

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POLICE have looked into phone records of three Japanese men alleged to have abducted and tortured a countryman and found they had talked about demanding a ransom of 20 million yen (Bt6 million) with an alleged mastermind in a foreign country, a police source said on Monday.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987506-‘yakuza’-who-abducted-japanese-man-wanted-bt6-million-ransom-police/

 

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Ways sought to reveal temple assets to prevent corruption

By The Nation

 

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The National Office of Buddhism (NOB) is to meet with the Supreme Sangha Council (SSC) to find ways to make temple assets public for transparency and to prevent corruption, Deputy Prime Minister Wisanu Krea-ngarm said on Monday.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987507-ways-sought-to-reveal-temple-assets-to-prevent-corruption/

 

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My Mate Nate has a work permit, and he’s not going anywhere

By Coconuts Bangkok

 

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A screenshot from My Mate Nate’s latest video.

 

For the first time, American expat YouTuber My Mate Nate responded Saturday to the online rage he received from both Thais and expats for filming his cats fighting a scorpion—the video for which he is under police investigation for animal cruelty.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987469-thai-police-investigate-youtuber-for-cat-vs-scorpion-animal-cruelty/?do=findComment&comment=11978505

 

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Bt129 bn generated by govt’s sales of bulk of stockpiled rice

By The Nation

 

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The government has cleared the bulk of the stockpile of more than 18 million tonnes of rice created following the pledging schemes of previous administrations, generating income of around Bt129 billion, according to the Commerce Ministry.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987508-bt129-bn-generated-by-govt’s-sales-of-bulk-of-stockpiled-rice/

 

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Two charged for stealing Phuket tourist’s gold jewelry

Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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PHUKET:-- An Indian tourist was reunited with his stolen jewelry after Patong Police tracked down the snatchers via CCTV footage and arrested them last night.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987510-two-charged-for-stealing-phuket-tourist’s-gold-jewelry/

 

 

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One missing, six rescued from drowning at Phuket beaches

Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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PHUKET:-- Two Thai tourists were safely rescued while one is still missing after the trio went swimming in a red-flagged area at Karon Beach yesterday afternoon.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987511-one-missing-six-rescued-from-drowning-at-phuket-beaches/

 

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2 Hospitalized After Fire Breaks Out In Pattaya Nightclub

By Chayanit Itthipongmaetee, Staff Reporter

 

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Photo: JS100radio / Twitter

 

PATTAYA — At least two people were hospitalized Monday afternoon after a fire started in a nightclub in the Central Pattaya shopping mall, according to police.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987515-2-hospitalized-after-fire-breaks-out-in-pattaya-nightclub/

 

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Prayuth Asked To Use Absolute Power To Let Chinese Build Railway

By Sasiwan Mokkhasen, Staff Reporter

 

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Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, seated at middle, and Transport Minister Akhom Termpittayapaisit, at right, meet Monday at the Ministry of Transport in Bangkok.

 

BANGKOK — Junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha is expected to propose using his absolute power Tuesday to overcome the legal hurdles that have delayed the construction of a Thai-Chinese high speed rail line.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987516-prayuth-asked-to-use-absolute-power-to-let-chinese-build-railway/

 

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P-Move seminar goes ahead despite security officers blocking reporters’ access

By The Nation

 

Security officers on Monday blocked some reporters from entering a seminar held by P-Move to look into recently proposed amendments to the 1961 National Parks Act and the 1991 Wildlife Conservation Act.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987517-p-move-seminar-goes-ahead-despite-security-officers-blocking-reporters’-access/

 

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Harry Styles coming – in 11 months

By The Nation

 

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British singer-songwriter Harry Styles continues to be so popular in his solo career since leaving boy band One Direction that he’s already booking more shows for 2018. He’ll be performing at Bangkok’s Impact Arena next May 7.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987518-harry-styles-coming-–-in-11-months/

 

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Khon Kaen Court rejects bail bid by ‘innocent’ suspect arrested with alleged killers

By Piyanuch Thamnukasetchai
The Nation

 

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THE Khon Kaen Court rejected a bail request on Monday from a female suspect in the much-publicised murder case.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987520-khon-kaen-court-rejects-bail-bid-by-‘innocent’-suspect-arrested-with-alleged-killers/

 

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Meechai says NLA can ask charter court to rule on “set zero”

 

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Constitution Drafting Committee chairman Meechai Ruchupan said Monday that only the National Legislative Assembly has the right to ask the Constitutional Court to determine whether the “set zero” measure for the Election Commission goes against the will of the people or not.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987522-meechai-says-nla-can-ask-charter-court-to-rule-on-“set-zero”/

 

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PM preoccupied with teenage singer Lamyai’s twerking

By THE NATION

 

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PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday has asked the public and media to warn a teenage “look thung” singer about her suggestive dance moves and scanty outfits.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987523-pm-preoccupied-with-teenage-singer-lamyai’s-twerking/

 

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Patong Police chief becomes Phuket Police Deputy Commander

The Phuket News

 

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Patong Police Chief Col Chaiwat Uikam is now a Deputy Commander of the Phuket Provincial Police. Photo: The Phuket News / file

 

PHUKET:-- Patong Police Chief Col Chaiwat Uikam has been transferred to take up the post of Deputy Commander of the Phuket Provincial Police.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987524-patong-police-chief-becomes-phuket-police-deputy-commander/

 

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