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Hazy vape law makes waves

03. February 2023

BANGKOK: The laws regulating e-cigarettes have sparked controversy, prompting a cabinet minister to propose vaping be legalised while police have launched operations to crack down on the sale of the devices. Les mer >>>

Crackdown on illegal Phuket taxi drivers launched

02. February 2023

PHUKET: More than 100 Phuket taxi drivers massed in Phuket Provincial Hall yesterday (Fb 2) to protest people using privately registered cars as illegal taxis. The drivers complained they were losing money to the illegal operators, and called for officials to ramp up efforts to curtail the illegal practice. Les mer >>>

PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Taxi protest over mobile app drivers, Principal extortion allegations || February 2

02. February 2023

PHUKET XTRA - February 2 || Brought to you by @PVC Phuket Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket #PhuketNews #Thailand Les mer >>>

Policemen who stopped Taiwanese actress face bribery charges

02. February 2023

BANGKOK: Six policemen at Huai Khwang station face the charges of taking bribes in connection with alleged extortion of a Taiwanese actress’s group at a checkpoint on Jan 4. Les mer >>>

Phuket targets Saudi budget travellers, as Air China resumes direct flights

02. February 2023

PHUKET: The Phuket Tourism Association has held talks with low-cost Saudi airline Flynas in an effort to encourage more direct flights to the island, as China’s national carrier officially returned to Phuket this week. Les mer >>>

Philippines expands US access to military bases

02. February 2023

MANILA: The United States and the Philippines announced a deal today (Feb 2) to give US troops access to another four bases in the Southeast Asian nation, as the longtime allies seek to counter China’s military rise. Les mer >>>

Ministry of Labour in town to promote foreign workers’ rights

02. February 2023

PHUKET: A delegation from the Ministry of Labour was in Phuket yesterday (Feb 1) to highlight and showcase a public relations initiative focused on protecting foreign workers’ rights. Les mer >>>