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  • Safety On Point: Demerit Point Penalties For Traffic Violations To Start

    Phuket Provincial Police Deputy Commander Col Phakin Na-ranong, who also serves as the island’s Traffic Police Chief, has confirmed that the points-based system of penalties for those caught breaking traffic laws will begin nationwide on Dec 19. A police officer checks a motorcycle rider’s driver’s licence in Patong this week. Photo: Tanyaluk Sakoot  The move...

  • Weatherman Predicts Coldest Period From December 7-9

    Most parts of Thailand are forecast to experience cool weather this weekend, when temperatures in the North and Northeast are forecast to drop to between 6oC and 12oC and as low as 1oC on mountain tops due to an intense cold front now looming over Thailand. Temperatures in Bangkok and its suburbs, as well as...

  • Stunning! Thailand Cheapest Place For Medicines In The World, Says Survey

    Sanook reported that it was “stunning” that Thailand has been named as the cheapest place to buy medicines in the world according to an online survey. America is the most expensive by far. Female contraceptives and HIV medication are among the cheapest individual medicines. Fifty countries were surveyed in the MEDBELLE “2019 Medicine Price Index”. It...

  • British Man Receives Biggest Ever Fine For Running Illegal Streaming Service In Thailand

    A British man and a Thai woman have been charged with copyright infringement for running an illegal TV streaming service. Those charged were found to be running the online service, as well as selling Android boxes preloaded with software that enabled people to watch pirated broadcasts of English Premier League football matches. The pair were...

  • Health Authorities Warn Of Dangerous Ingredients In Skincare Products, Cosmetics

    Deputy Minister of Public Health, Satit Pitutacha has warned consumers about Facebook posts touting facial creams that use such chemicals as mercury and hydroquinone to allegedly reduce blemishes and dark spots. “A growing trend in self-care and beauty for both men and women as well as in cosmetics distributed through offline and online channels tout...