Government pledges to continue tackling illegal fishing and human trafficking


The government is determined to continue its efforts to settle Thailand’s problems with illegal fishing and human trafficking.

Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Prawit Wongsuwon on Wednesday chaired a meeting of the committee tasked to manage the reform of public and government administration.

The meeting heard an update on progress in the operations to tackle illegal fishing activities and human trafficking, which have been focused on hearing people’s problems through the National Fisheries Association of Thailand.

Regarding efforts to solve human trafficking problems, the meeting heard the order to all involved to keep implementing all measures and to pay attention to details in the latest Trafficking in Persons Report and come up with effective action plans, while putting an emphasis on assistance and law enforcement as well as public education.

In addition, the meeting resolved to set up a new committee responsible for integrated management of electronic waste and plastic waste brought in from overseas — a decision that was made in accordance with the policy of Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha to solve the problem of toxic waste.

Gen. Prawit also urged the Royal Thai Police and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration to step up efforts to solve traffic congestion in the city, particularly in areas where electric train line construction is underway while suggesting the setting up of a central committee to speedily solve problems faced by retailers at the Chatuchak weekend market.

NNT

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Man injured after leaping off Bangkok flyover


A suicidal man was severely injured when he jumped off a flyover at an intersection in Bangkok’s Jomthong district in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Bang Mod police station was alerted at 1am that a man was walking on the ledge of the flyover at the Bang Pakaew intersection in Bang Mod sub-district and dispatched officers to the scene along with officials from the city administration and the Ruamkatanyu Foundation.

The man, who appeared drunk, was later identified as Weerawat Noree, 24. He walked back and forth on the ledge and made no demands, other than telling no one to come close.

Police stopped traffic from using the bridge and partially blocked the road below while an air cushion was set up.

After two hours of talking, the man continued to refuse anyone to get close and jumped before the air cushion fully inflated. He landed on the road and was rushed to the nearby Navy Hospital.

He later said he was depressed after arguing with his wife.

The Nation 

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36 Provinces warned to brace for heavy rain Aug 16-19


As tropical storm “Bebinca” is approaching Vietnam, 36 provinces in the North, Northeast, East and South have been warned to brace for intensive rain and isolated terrential downpours during Aug 16-1, according to the Meteorological Department’s latest weather forecast this morning.

At 4 am this morning, tropical storm “Bebinca” was 400 kilometres northeast of Hanoi, Vietnam, with a  maximum sustained wind of about 70km/hour. The storm was moving in the westerly direction at the speed of 16km/hr. It is expected to reach upper Vietnam tomorrow.

The storm will then decline to become a tropical depression and a low-pressure cell over Laos by Aug 18. Isolated torrential downpours are forecast in all regions of the country.

To be particularly affected during Aug 16-18 are:

– Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Lampang, Phayao, Phrae, Nan, Uttaradit, Sukhothai, Phitsanulok and Tak in the North;

– Loei, Nong Bua Lamphu, Nong Khai, Bung Kan, Udon Thani, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Khon Kaen, Kalasin and Mukdahan in the Northeast;

– Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat in the East; and

– Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khirikhan, Chumphon, Surat Thani, Ranong, Phangnga and Phuket in the South.

To be affected on Aug 19 are: Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Lampang, Sukhothai and Tak in the North; Prachinburi, Sa Kaeo, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat in the East; and, Ranong, Phangnga and Phuket in the South.

Thai PBS

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It’s not obscene – I was just having a massage, says sexy Thai model


A sexy Thai model has responded to criticism after she showed herself on Facebook having a massage.

Her bottom was visible as she was having a slimming treatment “to spread the fat around”.

Nong May told Amarin TV that she loves going to the spa for treatments and this was no different.

“Some people might think it is inappropriate, but I don’t,” she said. “You should see some of my other work!

“It’s just normal and it’s part of my job – nothing illegal” she added.

The shop where she filmed the massage agreed. Owner Panicha was delighted with the free publicity, reported Sanook.

She said you could only see the bump in the customer’s rear – she’s not naked.

Customers usually wear panties and bra for the slimming treatment massage, she said, but on this occasion the customer chose to go without panties.

The “paraffin” treatment involves massaging all over the body to spread the fat around, she added.

Sanook

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Big Joke at work again – now busting Forex trading that is like online roulette!


The Tourist Police Bureau working with tech cops and other agencies have announced the arrest of 19 people employed in an online operation that amounted to simple gambling.

Hundreds of millions of baht in turnover were reported by the TPB website.

People were lured into a website called www.siamoption.com. to trade in something called binary options that are suitable for low skilled traders.

But once on the site the “investors” were essentially betting on movements in Forex markets.

This meant it came into legislation forbidding gambling in Thailand.

There were 1.4 million members and turnover reached 600 million baht.

A total of 19 people were arrested in 9 raids in Bangkok, Khon Kaen and Phuket.

Leading the police and military teams in the busts and working on government orders was Pol Maj Gen Surachet Hakpal, the darling of the Thai media known as Big Joke for his high profile busts.

Thai Visa / Thai Tourist Police Bureau

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Wives face jail for slapping husband’s mistresses, says Thai media


It is often said in Thailand that legitimate wives have every right to slap the face of mistresses who steal their husbands.

Few Thais would begrudge the “mia luang” from giving the “mia noi” a good righteous slap.

Sanook reported that the issue was central in the news as a popular Thai soap currently airing on TV featured such a situation.

Nothing was done to the woman in the soap, it appears.

But in real life Sanook said that was not the case.

Without appearing to ask a single lawyer they said that Article 391 provided for a jail term of one month and a fine of 10,000 for slapping someone – common assault.

Worse would happen if the mistress’s distress was filmed and posted online. Then computer crime number 16 could mean three months and a 60,000 baht fine.

Even worse still would happen if clothes were pulled off the victim. That could mean 10 years in jail and a 200,000 baht fine.

Such assault on a child could mean 15 years inside.

A spate of ask the lawyer cases has been in the Thai media recently though in this story Sanook quoted no lawyer in their analysis of the law.

Sanook

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Attempted rape as eighteen year old Pattaya woman tied up and super glued in her own home


Nong Prue police are investigating what Manager called an evil crime on Tuesday.

An eighteen year old woman was tied up with a phone charger as a man tried to rape her. After she resisted super glue was put in her eye and a phone was stolen, it was claimed.

An uncle is one of two men helping police with their inquiries.

Police arrived at house number 40/26 Moo 9 belonging to Nongyao Theppithak, 46, yesterday afternoon. Her daughter Napasorn Lakudomsak, 18, had already been taken to Pattaya Bangkok hospital after super glue had been put in her right eye.

They found a phone charger and glue stains on a cushion where Napasorn had been sleeping.

The mother said that she had gone to work in her salon in Thepprasit. She had received a call from her daughter saying that a man had tried to rape her and had stolen an iPhone 7 Plus belonging to her mother. He had then fled.

The call came from the phone of Manote Jityaem, 29, the elder brother of the victim’s father.

The victim told her mother she had been hit in the stomach, tied up with the charger and some underwear and then had glue put in her eye after she resisted.

The mother said there was no barking of the dog so she believed it was an inside job.

Manote has been staying with the family for two weeks while he has a job in the area.

Police said CCTV confirmed no one had entered the house. In addition Manote was seen on camera going to a side storage area to get glue.

There was evidence of dried glue on his arm.

He was found to have drugs in his system but denied involvement.

Another man – Attaphon Sulaiman, 39 – who was also staying at the house tested positive for drugs as well and is also helping police with their inquiries.

Thai VisaManager Online

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If you want to get Thai police attention, go on Facebook!


A mother’s repeated attempts to get police to act against one of their own fell on deaf ears.

Until she went on Facebook.

Then with some concrete video evidence about the harassment of her daughter from a cop’s son she finally got a visit.

Now the man is in custody answering questions.

“Yingdee Mai Dee Mai Jam” went on her Facebook account to complain that the person she called a cop’s son had been stalking her daughter who had another boyfriend.

A video showed him throwing a bottle into their house. He had allegedly threatened violence even murder.

“He’s a nutter,” said the poster. “I told the police but they said wait until he does something. Does this behavior count as nothing then?”

Sanook reported that following the Facebook posts the mother finally got a visit from the crime suppression division who said the individual had been arrested.

The mum then went on Facebook Live to drive home her accusations.

Thai Visa

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Upskirt man fined 10,000 baht for taking picture of uni girl’s panties


A man in Songkhla has been fined 10,000 baht after he was caught taking upskirt shots at a university.

Pongsak, 35, a delivery man, turned himself in to Khor Hong cops yesterday after a summons was issued.

He has said he was drunk and couldn’t resist it.

He had been at an agricultural fair at Songkhla Nakharin University. He was spotted by a member of the public taking pictures after putting his phone in a paper bag with a hole in it.

The person whispered to the victim what had happened and she then took a picture of Pongsak.

Pongsak from Bang Klam district arrived with relatives at the police station with his phone. There was no memory card – it had been destroyed by a security guard to the fair, reported Sanook.

He admitted what he had done and was fined the top amount possible under Article 397 related to causing annoyance.

The victim who was also present at the police station forgave him but suggested he get help.

She said the matter was now over but warned other women to be on the lookout for deviants taking pictures of their smalls.

Pongsak refused to talk to Sanook but they noted that he had previously gone on Facebook to say that when he committed the crime he was drunk and couldn’t resist the urge.

Sanook

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Thai man who claimed hotel posted his sex sessions on Twitter admits making it all up


A bank employee in Phetchabun in Thailand’s north east has admitted that claims he made that a short time hotel had filmed him and his girlfriend and posted the videos on Twitter are nonsense.

Narongrit “Tor” Reekuay, 34, made it all up.

He said he was suffering from stress and his life and career is now ruined.

Daily News quoted the opinion of a well known lawyer called “Wirat” who agreed with that self-assessment.

Wirat said that Narongrit could face up to 3 years in jail and a 60,000 baht fine for making false claims and up to 5 years and a 100,000 baht fine for extortion.

He could also be made to pay damages to the hotel.

Earlier Narongrit claimed that the “curtain hotel” had filmed him and his girlfriend repeatedly. After he said he saw a clip online he told them not to do that again. Then they posted many clips to a site that advertised sex aids and sex drugs.

But it was all made up by Narongrit to extort money.

He has been charged with making false claims to police, making a false claim that could see people suffer punishment and extortion.

Thai Visa /Daily News

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