Phuket Immigration responds over visa extension scam

PHUKET: More than 60 foreigners have been left in the lurch by a visa service company taking money from foreigners but failing to have their visas extended. Some of the foreigners have been waiting for more than three months, reported Kim Shanti, of Shanti’s Lodge in Chalong, who has been

Parking spat ends with tyres slashed

PHUKET: A dispute over a man parking too close to another car in front of a restaurant on the Kalim beachfront last week ended with one man’s tyres slashed. Patong Police over the weekend reported that the incident happened in front of Somtum Yum Pao restaurant at about 5:24pm last

Airlines cleared to reinstate two China travel routes

BUSINESS: Thailand is ready to welcome the return of Chinese tourists after Thai airlines were allowed to resume operating two flights between the countries each week for the first time since onset of the pandemic.Photo: Bangkok Post. Deputy government spokeswoman Traisuree Taisaranakul said yesterday (June 26) the Civil Aviation Administration

Russian strikes hit Kyiv as G7 meets

KYIV: Russian strikes hit a residential building in Kyiv yesterday (June 26) in the first attack on the capital in almost three weeks, Ukraine said, calling for increased support from G7 leaders meeting in Germany.Ukrainian rescuers work outside a residential building hit by Russian missiles in Kyiv yesterday (June

Phuket para-athlete visits Nong Boat to lift spirits

PHUKET: Nonthaphat ‘Nong Boat’ Sae-ong, the 12-year-old boy blinded by an acute sinusitis bacterial infection spreading to his eyes and spinal fluid, received a surprise visit from Phuket Governor Woonciew Narong and Thai para-athlete Wassana Yim-in on Friday (June 24). The visit to Nong Boat’s home in Thalang by the

Phuket order affirms eased COVID measures

PHUKET: A new provincial order issued by Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew yesterday (June 25) has eased the conditions for nightlife venue operators effective immediately, and has confirmed the new eased COVID measures for international arrivals to come into effect next Friday (July 1). The new order brings the COVID measures

Water tourism safety in Phuket comes into focus

PHUKET: The Deputy Minister of Transport was in Phuket yesterday (June 25) to lead an event focused on water tourism safety and to inspect the new maritime traffic monitoring centre. Deputy Minister of Transport Atirat Rattanaset presided over the opening ceremony of the seminar that was focused on attaining and

Thais ‘willing’ to wear masks in public

BANGKOK: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has expressed satisfaction over news that most Thais are voluntarily wearing masks for protection against COVID-19 despite the mask mandate being lifted on Thursday (June 23).Bangkok governor Chadchart Sittipunt livestreams from his phone yesterday (June 25) before taking his morning run at Lumpini Park

Deep South Muslims say ‘no’ to three key social bills

BANGKOK: The League of Islamic Council of Southern Thailand has issued a statement opposing three draft bills - the Cannabis and Hemp Bill, Progressive Liquor Bill and Civil Partnership Bill - as going against Islamic law, saying practising Muslims cannot abide by them.The League of Islamic Council of Southern