Luxury Phuket hotel hit by 1-star rating after owner criticises pro-democracy leader #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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Luxury Phuket hotel hit by 1-star rating after owner criticises pro-democracy leader

NationalSep 23. 2020

By The Nation

The luxury Sri Panwa resort has had three stars knocked off its Google rating after owner Vorasit Issara called for pro-democracy leader Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul to be jailed.

Supporters of the pro-democracy movement responded by posting 1-star reviews of Vorasit’s Phuket hotel along with messages complaining about the management and owner. They also encouraged people to avoid the hotel, bringing the average rating down to 1.8 stars from its previous 4-star-plus level.

Meanwhile, Tripadvisor has suspended its rating of Sri Panwa after being bombarded with negative reviews.

“Due to a recent event that has attracted media attention and has caused an influx of review submissions that do not describe a first-hand experience, we have temporarily suspended publishing new reviews for this listing,” Tripadvisor announced on the Sri Panwa page.

The hotel appears to be still open for bookings.

However, Vorasit said he had decided to cancel his Baba Beach Club Takeover BEAM 2020 party in Bangkok’s Thonglor district after someone threatened to destroy the event.

Border residents asked to monitor for migrants as Covid surges in Myanmar #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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Border residents asked to monitor for migrants as Covid surges in Myanmar

NationalSep 23. 2020

By The Nation

The Public Health Ministry has asked residents in 10 border provinces to look out for migrants sneaking in from Myanmar, where Covid-19 infections are surging.

Dr Walairat Chaifoo, director of epidemiology at the Department of Disease Control, revealed on Wednesday that the outbreak is escalating in Myanmar, causing fear it could spread across the long border into Thailand.

Kanchanaburi province shares a jungle border with Mon state, which has reported 100 cases of Covid-19. The other Thai provinces bordering Myanmar are Mae Hong Son, Tak, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Ratchaburi, Petchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon and Ranong.

Walairat asked people living in the provinces to look out for illegal migrants being smuggled into the country.

She added that Thailand was now preparing for a second wave of Covid-19 infections, so people must maintain the “new normal” precautions to prevent the disease from spreading.

“Most of those infected with Covid-19 will not show symptoms and could be walking around in the community. If you do go outside, please wear masks, wash hands frequently, keep your distance from others, and check-in with Thai Chana for your safety,” said Dr Walairat.

On Wednesday, Myanmar reported 592 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours. The country has recorded a total of 6,743 cases with 115 deaths.

School to shut during Thursday’s rally at Parliament #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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School to shut during Thursday’s rally at Parliament

NationalSep 23. 2020


A large Bangkok school located close to Parliament will close on Thursday to avoid disruption from a planned pro-democracy protest.

Rajinibon School announced that police asked it to close to protect students and avoid traffic problems during Thursday’s rally at Parliament by the Free People movement.

The school will compensate for the unscheduled closure by holding extra lessons.

Woman empties gun into alcoholic, abusive husband #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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Woman empties gun into alcoholic, abusive husband

NationalSep 23. 2020

By The Nation

A woman in Trang kept shooting her abusive, alcoholic husband until she ran out of bullets before surrendering to police on Wednesday (September 23).

The body of Jaruek Burapha, 43, was found outside their house with five gunshot wounds in the back and one in the abdomen.

Police showed up to find Julalak Longlalerng, 33, with the murder weapon and her 11-month-old baby in her arms.

Initial investigation showed that Jaruek was an alcoholic and frequently fought with his wife. On Wednesday, he was more aggressive than usual and smashed the door and glass windows.

Julalak said she hid her baby before training the gun at Jaruek and shooting him six times, until he ran out of the house. She said her father had given her the gun for self-protection.

Police initially charged Julalak with murder, but decided to interrogate her further so the correct legal action can be taken.

Govt gears up for December local polls #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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Govt gears up for December local polls

NationalSep 23. 2020General Anupong PaochindaGeneral Anupong Paochinda 

By The Nation

The official dates of local elections delayed since the 2014 coup will be revealed next month, according to a government announcement on Wednesday.

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said they would be held on December 13 this year during the long holiday, when people would be available to vote.

Interior Minister General Anupong Paochinda said the ministry’s permanent secretary will meet with the Election Commission chief before proposing dates to the Cabinet, adding that Local Administrative Organisations have already allocated a budget for holding local elections.

“We expect to get an answer on the local election period by October this year, while the Cabinet will decide on which positions will be elected first, he added.

Local elections are held at several levels – for tambon administrations, provincial administration organisations (PAOs), municipalities and for the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and Pattaya City.

The Election Commission will be able to fund poll arrangements with money from the 2021 budget if it passes through Parliament, said Wissanu.

Pro-establishment group submits long list of people opposing charter rewrite #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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Pro-establishment group submits long list of people opposing charter rewrite

NationalSep 23. 2020


Warong Dechgitvigrom led members of his royalist Thai Phakdee (Loyal Thai) group to Parliament on Wednesday (September 23) to submit a list of 130,000 names of people who object to the rewriting of the Constitution.

The list was handed over to the presidents of both Houses of Parliament. 

Warong said the 2017 Constitution had been endorsed in a referendum involving 16.8 million Thais, adding that amending the charter will not help the general public, but will be advantageous for politicians. 

He also threatened to take the case to Constitutional Court if Parliament did not listen to them. 

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, rights group Internet Law Reform Dialogue (iLaw) marched to Parliament to hand in a formal petition to sponsor its motion for charter change.

The petition contained the signatures of 100,732 voters. Under Section 256 of the Constitution, 50,000 signatures are needed to have a draft amendment considered by Parliament.

iLaw manager Yingcheep Atchanont said on his Facebook page later that his organisation is not going to organise a protest to pressurise the National Assembly into rewriting the Constitution.

Garbage truck, pickup vehicle salvaged from sunken Raja 4 ferry #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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Garbage truck, pickup vehicle salvaged from sunken Raja 4 ferry

NationalSep 23. 2020


A garbage truck and a pickup vehicle that went down with the Raja 4 ferry at Koh Samui in Surat Thani was salvaged yesterday (September 22).

On August 1, the Raja 4, owned by the Raja Ferry Company, capsized at Samui island.

In an earlier attempt to salvage the ferry as well as the other vehicles on it, salvaging company MS Service used two cranes installed on two boats.

However, the operation was suspended for a few days due to strong winds and waves caused by tropical storm Noul.

The 18-wheel truck and pickup was lifted up and out of the sea yesterday.

Before the operation, a net was used to cover the truck to prevent any garbage from spreading in the sea. Small boats were also stationed nearby to collect any trash that broke loose from the net.

The sunken ferry itself, which has now changed position in the sea, has not been salvaged yet.

Grisly accident in Minburi kills one, injures two #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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Grisly accident in Minburi kills one, injures two

NationalSep 23. 2020


A man was killed and his parents seriously injured when their car was crushed by an 18-wheel trailer truck on Wednesday (September 23) morning on Suwintawong Road in Bangkok’s Minburi district.

Minburi Police Station was alerted of the accident at 6.20am and showed up at the site, intersection in front of the Minburi Metropolitan Electricity Authority, to find that the trailer had damaged five other cars in addition to the Toyota Corona.

The driver of the Toyota Corona was found dead and stuck in the wreckage. He was later identified as Arnus Jiloh, 27.

The passengers in the car – his parents, Prasert and Amporn, both 52 – were found to be injured and rushed to Nopparat 9 Hospital.

The 41-year-old truck driver Phian Srijaroen was arrested over charges of negligent manslaughter.

Phian reportedly said he was driving from Saraburi to deliver construction materials to a customer in Soi Suwintawong 18.

“Before the accident I noticed that the air brake only had 6 per cent of pressure left, while the primary brake which uses oil has been out of order,” he said. “As I approached the intersection, I applied the brake but lost control of the truck and hit other cars before climbing onto the Toyota Corona.”

Police are interviewing witnesses and reviewing CCTV footage to determine the cause of accident.

SSO defends its investment in Sri Panwa #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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SSO defends its investment in Sri Panwa

NationalSep 23. 2020

By The Nation

The Social Security Office (SSO) said on Wednesday (September 23) that it has invested up to Bt505 million in Sri Panwa Hospitality Real Estate investment Trust (SRIPANWA) since 2013, confirming that the investment has earned it 6 per cent in returns with up to Bt229 million in dividends.

From January to August this year, SSO has received returns of more than Bt33 billion from all its investments.

SSO spokesperson Pitsamai Nithipaiboon said there are no risks or impacts from such investments.

“As a spokesperson for the Social Security Office, I ask the insurer to be confident and trust in the analysis of the Social Security Office,” he said.

Netizens had criticised the SSO for holding a large stake in Sri Panwa Hotel in Phuket, which they claimed was encroaching on forest reserves. They also questioned the investment procedures followed by the Social Security Fund and its authority in making investment decisions.

Read also: Phuket resort owner faces backlash over comments critical of pro-democracy protests

Bangkaew defends cat from 3 Rottweilers, dies after a mauling #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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Bangkaew defends cat from 3 Rottweilers, dies after a mauling

NationalSep 23. 2020


A Bangkaew dog, which came to the aid of a cat being attacked by three neighbourhood Rottweilers, was killed by the big dogs when it intervened.

Both the cat and the Bangkaew lived in the same house.

Ruethairat Wongwiwat, 38, the owner of a bungalow resort in Krabi, said her Bangkaew “Dexter” was mauled by the three Rottweilers when it came to the rescue of the cat as the feline was being attacked by the big dogs.

A video recorded by CCTV camera on September 19 showed the Rottweilers turning their attention to the Bangkaew after it tried to defend the cat, which previously escaped. After the attack, the injured Bangkaew was seen crawling to the front quarters of a bungalow and dying there.

The heartbroken owner said she was not at the scene during the time, and found her dead pet when she returned in the evening. 

She took the dog to a near-by police station to file a complaint.

According to Ruethairat, the three Rottweilers belonged to a German man living around 300 metres from her bungalow.

She said it was totally wrong for the owner to allow such big dogs to roam around freely, for this also posed a danger to her customers.