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Thailand News - Netizens Slam Pricey Phuket Airfares | Alcohol Ban Continues
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Thailand News - Netizens Slam Pricey Phuket Airfares | Alcohol Ban Continues

In this episode of the Thai Expat Daily Show, we cover the latest news updates from Phuket and Pattaya. Netizens are not happy with the high cost of airfare to Phuket, while the alcohol ban continues to be a hot topic in the area. Stay informed with the Phuket News and Phuket News TV as we bring you the latest updates from the expat community in Thailand. -- Thai elderly searches for foreign couple who saved her from drowning A 74-year-old Thai woman named Sujitta Thongnum in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya is searching for a foreign couple that saved her life from drowning in the Chao Phraya River. She told her story on February 14. Source - Khaosod English Netizens hit out at pricey Phuket airfares Social media was flooded with complaints this week from local travelers regarding the exorbitant prices of airfares to Phuket. One user mentioned that low-cost carrier fares from Bangkok to Phuket soared to around 14,000 baht per trip just 2-3 days before departure, while others reported paying 5,000 baht for a one-way trip despite booking weeks in advance. Source - The Bangkok Post Bid to lift afternoon alcohol sales ban rejected The Thai Alcohol Beverage Business Association proposed extending alcohol sales hours to align with tourism promotion efforts. The proposal was discussed by the alcoholic beverage control committee at the Ministry of Public Health, with representatives from various ministries and experts participating. However, unanimous agreement favored maintaining the afternoon sales ban due to concerns about alcohol-related accidents and social impacts. Source - The Bangkok Post Phuket weed shops face new crackdown Phuket Provincial Police are intensifying efforts to combat the illegal marijuana trade on the island, prompted by reports of foreigners smuggling cannabis, selling it illegally, and organizing unauthorized parties. Source - The Phuket News -- Join the Thai Expat Daily Show Members Club and get YOUR badge here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8khQ_NapVMDiW09oqL-rw/join -- Interested in starting your own podcast like the Thai Expat Daily Show? I use Buzzsprout and I can’t recommend it highly enough. It makes everything super easy. https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thaiexpatshow -- Check out our website and forum - https://www.thaiexpatdailyshow.com -- LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8khQ_NapVMDiW09oqL-rw -- Listen to our podcast on Spotify, Apple, and Amazon or on our podcast website: https://thaiexpatdailyshow.buzzsprout.com -- Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thaiexpatdailyshow -- #thaiexpatdailyshow #thailandnews #phuketnews
Thailand News - Thaksin Shinawatra to be released SUNDAY | Two reporters arrested for Lese Majeste
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Thailand News - Thaksin Shinawatra to be released SUNDAY | Two reporters arrested for Lese Majeste

Stay updated on the latest news in Thailand with the Thai Expat Daily Show. Learn about the release of Thaksin Shinawatra on Sunday and the arrest of two reporters for Lese Majeste. We cover all the top stories in Thailand and Pattaya, delivering breaking news and updates to keep you informed. Tune in to stay in the know! -- Thaksin Shinawatra to walk free from prison on Sunday Convicted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra is expected to be released this Sunday, as he is on the latest list of 930 prisoners granted parole, according to Justice Minister Tawee Sodsong today. Source - Thai PBS World Wednesday deadline for owners of 100+ SIM cards The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has warned that owners of 100-plus cards have until Feb 14 to verify their registration, and holders of from six to 100 numbers must do so by July 13. Source - Thai PBS World Two reporters in police custody over defacing of a Royal temple wall On Monday, a Prachatai reporter and an independent journalist were arrested in connection with the alleged defacing of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha walls in Bangkok last March. Nuttaphol Meksobhon from Prachatai and Nattaphon Phanphongsanon, an independent photographer, were apprehended. According to Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), they were covering an event at the temple when an artist sprayed an anti-lèse majesté law symbol on the wall. Both journalists deny involvement. Source - Thai PBS World - The Bangkok Post Thai Cabinet Extends Songkran Holiday Source - Th Nation Thailand - The Phuket News -- Join the Thai Expat Daily Show Members Club and get YOUR badge here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8khQ_NapVMDiW09oqL-rw/join -- Interested in starting your own podcast like the Thai Expat Daily Show? I use Buzzsprout and I can’t recommend it highly enough. It makes everything super easy. https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thaiexpatshow -- Check out our website and forum - https://www.thaiexpatdailyshow.com -- LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8khQ_NapVMDiW09oqL-rw -- Listen to our podcast on Spotify, Apple, and Amazon or on our podcast website: https://thaiexpatdailyshow.buzzsprout.com -- Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thaiexpatdailyshow -- #thaiexpatdailyshow #thailandnews #phuketnews
Thailand News - Fugitive Russian Arrested on 10-Year Oversay | British Dads Holiday Nightmare
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Thailand News - Fugitive Russian Arrested on 10-Year Oversay | British Dads Holiday Nightmare

Breaking Thailand news! A fugitive Russian has been arrested after 10 years on the run, and a British dad's holiday turns into a nightmare in Pattaya. Tune in to the Thai Expat Daily Show for all the latest Phuket and Pattaya news. -- Royalists clash with pro-democracy group at Siam Square BTS station Source - Thai PBS World Russian fugitive staying in Thailand for over 10 years is arrested Immigration officials arrested Mr. Mikhail, a 34-year-old Russian national who had been in Thailand for more than 10 years and was wanted in Russia for drug possession. Source - The Bangkok Post CIB arrests two ‘scam gang’ suspects in Phuket Source - The Phuket News Japanese father returns to Thailand, pursuing 17-year quest for daughter’s murderer Yasuaki Kawashita, a Japanese man from Osaka, has returned to Thailand on a quest for justice in his daughter's murder, a case unsolved for 17 years. Tomoko, aged 27 at the time, was killed during Thailand's Loy Krathong festival in Sukhothai province. Her body was discovered near Wat Saphan Hin, with her throat slashed, leading authorities to suspect robbery Source - Thai PBS World Welsh Father Confronts Life-Altering Reality After Thailand Holiday Mishap Lee, a 54-year-old father and occupational therapist from Church Village, Rhondda Cynon Taf, embarked on a family vacation to Thailand, intending to reunite with his daughter Katie after a five-month separation. However, tragedy struck on the trip's final day when a motorcycle accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. Source - The Pattaya Mail -- Join the Thai Expat Daily Show Members Club and get YOUR badge here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8khQ_NapVMDiW09oqL-rw/join -- Interested in starting your own podcast like the Thai Expat Daily Show? I use Buzzsprout and I can’t recommend it highly enough. It makes everything super easy. https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thaiexpatshow -- Check out our website and forum - https://www.thaiexpatdailyshow.com -- LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8khQ_NapVMDiW09oqL-rw -- Listen to our podcast on Spotify, Apple, and Amazon or on our podcast website: https://thaiexpatdailyshow.buzzsprout.com -- Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thaiexpatdailyshow -- #thaiexpatdailyshow #thailandnews #phuketnews
Thailand News - Why we must show Compassion & Empathy | British Man arrested in Phuket
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Thailand News - Why we must show Compassion & Empathy | British Man arrested in Phuket

In this episode of Thailand News, we discuss the recent arrest of a British man in Phuket and the importance of showing compassion and empathy towards those living and visiting Thailand. As a Thai expat daily show, we aim to provide the latest Pattaya breaking news and Phuket news updates. But beyond reporting the facts, it's also important to remember to show compassion and understanding towards others, regardless of their nationality or circumstances. Watch this video to learn more about the recent news in Thailand and the importance of having empathy towards others. -- “Indy Jumbo” arrives in Lampang The elephant became famous after her mahout posted a video of her relaxing on a beach, looking at the sea and sky. The clip went viral and Thai netizens named her ‘Indy Jumbo,’ as she loves nature and does whatever she wants. Source - Thai PBS World Driver killed, 13 Danish tourists injured as their van plunges into ravine Source - The Nation Thailand A tourist who opened the airplane door is in Chiang Mai custody Source - Khaosod English British man caught exchanging bogus euros in Phuket; another flees Police in Phuket have arrested a British man who was exchanging counterfeit euros at Bureaux de change in various places in the province, including the districts of Kathu, Thalang, Mueang, and Sakoo. However, his accomplice has already fled the country. Source - The Phuket News - Khaosod English -- Join the Thai Expat Daily Show Members Club and get YOUR badge here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8khQ_NapVMDiW09oqL-rw/join -- Interested in starting your own podcast like the Thai Expat Daily Show? I use Buzzsprout and I can’t recommend it highly enough. It makes everything super easy. https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thaiexpatshow -- Check out our website and forum - https://www.thaiexpatdailyshow.com -- LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8khQ_NapVMDiW09oqL-rw -- Listen to our podcast on Spotify, Apple, and Amazon or on our podcast website: https://thaiexpatdailyshow.buzzsprout.com -- Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thaiexpatdailyshow -- #thaiexpatdailyshow #thailandnews #phuketnews
Thailand News - PM Demands Fast Airport Immigration | Thaksin Set for Parole | Russians Scammed
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Thailand News - PM Demands Fast Airport Immigration | Thaksin Set for Parole | Russians Scammed

Stay updated on the latest Thailand news with the Thai Expat Daily Show! In this episode, the PM demands faster airport immigration, Thaksin may be granted parole, and Russians fall victim to scams. Plus, we'll also cover the latest news from Pattaya and Phuket. Don't miss out on the top headlines from Thailand! -- Thaksin soon 'qualified for early parole' Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, set to complete half his prison term on Feb 18, may qualify for special parole, as per a Department of Corrections (DoC) source. Thaksin, meeting the criteria, could be eligible due to age or critical illness after serving one-third of his sentence. Source - Thai PBS World Draft bill on protection of ethnic peoples approved by Cabinet The Cabinet has endorsed a draft bill on the protection and support of indigenous ethnic peoples in Thailand, Culture Minister Sermsak Pongpanich said after the weekly cabinet meeting today. Source - Thai PBS World PM wants tourists sight-seeing or shopping, not stuck in airports Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has wanted all arriving air passengers from abroad to take no more than 30 minutes going through the immigration procedure and picking up their luggage. Source - The Bangkok Post New cannabis bill ready for cabinet Source - The Nation Thailand Russian couple duped of B720k in fake villa booking Source - The Phuket News -- Join the Thai Expat Daily Show Members Club and get YOUR badge here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8khQ_NapVMDiW09oqL-rw/join -- Interested in starting your own podcast like the Thai Expat Daily Show? I use Buzzsprout and I can’t recommend it highly enough. It makes everything super easy. https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thaiexpatshow -- Check out our website and forum - https://www.thaiexpatdailyshow.com -- LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8khQ_NapVMDiW09oqL-rw -- Listen to our podcast on Spotify, Apple, and Amazon or on our podcast website: https://thaiexpatdailyshow.buzzsprout.com -- Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thaiexpatdailyshow -- #thaiexpatdailyshow #thailandnews #phuketnews
Thailand News - UK Expat Arrested for Abusing Teen | Alcohol Sales Ban | Songkran 2024
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Thailand News - UK Expat Arrested for Abusing Teen | Alcohol Sales Ban | Songkran 2024

Stay updated on the latest news in Thailand with our daily show! In this episode, we cover a UK expat arrested for abusing a teenager, an alcohol sales ban, and plans for Songkran 2024. From Phuket to Pattaya, we bring you the latest in Thai news and updates. Stay informed and stay connected with our daily show. Don't miss out on important updates from the Land of Smiles! -- UNESCO certifies Songkran as part of humanity’s intangible cultural heritage UNESCO has officially recognized Songkran, the traditional Thai New Year festival, by issuing a certificate that designates it as part of humanity's intangible cultural heritage. Source - Thai PBS World Thais among top social media users Thailand is among the global leaders in time spent on social media and a number of users of Facebook, YouTube, TikTok, and e-commerce, according to a digital report. Source - The Nation Thailand Thai PM seeking Plan B as govt waits for NACC advice on digital wallet scheme Source - The Bangkok Post Govt may cut alcohol sale ban The Thai government is considering lifting the ban on alcohol sales between 2 pm and 5 pm to support its tourism promotion policy. Public Health Minister Cholnan Srikaew plans to discuss the proposal from the Thai Alcohol Beverage Business Association (Tabba) with the government's alcoholic beverage control committee. Source - The Bangkok Post British teacher arrested for indecent acts on Phuket international student Immigration officers in Nong Hoi Subdistrict, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai Province, Northern Thailand, apprehended Mr. Tyler, 38, a British suspect of taking a minor for sexual activity ten years ago. They handed him over to the investigating officer at Chalong Police Station, Phuket Province, Southern Thailand. Source - The Phuket News -- Join the Thai Expat Daily Show Members Club and get YOUR badge here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8khQ_NapVMDiW09oqL-rw/join -- Interested in starting your own podcast like the Thai Expat Daily Show? I use Buzzsprout and I can’t recommend it highly enough. It makes everything super easy. https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thaiexpatshow -- Check out our website and forum - https://www.thaiexpatdailyshow.com -- LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8khQ_NapVMDiW09oqL-rw -- Listen to our podcast on Spotify, Apple, and Amazon or on our podcast website: https://thaiexpatdailyshow.buzzsprout.com -- Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thaiexpatdailyshow -- #thaiexpatdailyshow #thailandnews #phuketnews
Thailand News - Foreign tourists behaving badly in Phuket | Thailand MORE corrupt 2023
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Thailand News - Foreign tourists behaving badly in Phuket | Thailand MORE corrupt 2023

Stay updated on the latest news and controversies in Thailand! In this video, we'll discuss foreign tourists behaving badly in Phuket and the controversy of Thailand being ranked as one of the most corrupt countries for 2023. Don't miss out on the latest developments in Thailand and Pattaya, tune in to our news show! -- Move Forward claims Charter Court ruling will impact rights, liberties, and democracy The opposition Move Forward party announced today that it never had and has no future intention whatsoever to undermine the monarchy and claimed that the Constitutional Court’s ruling today will not only impact the party, but rights, liberties and democracy in Thailand as well. Source - Thai PBS World Thailand falls 7 places in corruption survey Thailand has fallen seven places, to 108th out of 180 countries, in the annual survey on corruption published by Transparency International. Source - The Nation Thailand Russian tourists abducted in Phuket Town, released after paying B30mn in cryptocurrency Police in Phuket Town successfully apprehended four individuals accused of kidnapping two Russian tourists on the night of January 31. The victims, a man and a woman whose identities have not been disclosed by law enforcement were abducted near the Oho Pharmacy at the intersection of Chaofa Rd, Phatipat Rd, Bangkok Rd, and Pattana Rd, commonly known as the 'Slaughterhouse Intersection,' around 10 pm. Source - The Phuket News - Khaosod English Better safety measures needed in Phuket as Lunar New Year nears Source - The Bangkok Post Tourist caught breaking parking lock chain Source - The Phuket News Tourists fined for hanging out of car windows Source - The Phuket News -- Join the Thai Expat Daily Show Members Club and get YOUR badge here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8khQ_NapVMDiW09oqL-rw/join -- Interested in starting your own podcast like the Thai Expat Daily Show? I use Buzzsprout and I can’t recommend it highly enough. It makes everything super easy. https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thaiexpatshow -- Check out our website and forum - https://www.thaiexpatdailyshow.com -- LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8khQ_NapVMDiW09oqL-rw -- Listen to our podcast on Spotify, Apple, and Amazon or on our podcast website: https://thaiexpatdailyshow.buzzsprout.com -- Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thaiexpatdailyshow -- #thaiexpatdailyshow #thailandnews #phuketnews
Thailand News - Russian Band Faces Deportation | GPS Gone Wrong | British Man Dies in Pattaya
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Thailand News - Russian Band Faces Deportation | GPS Gone Wrong | British Man Dies in Pattaya

Stay up to date with the latest news from Thailand, including Phuket, Pattaya, and more. From breaking news to travel updates, we've got you covered. Tune in for all the latest updates on what's happening in Thailand! -- Police warn against unsafe motorbike riding Source - The Phuket News Thailand may deport visiting dissident rock band that criticized war in Ukraine back to Russia A visiting dissident rock band that has been critical of Moscow’s war in Ukraine and whose members were arrested last week in Thailand might face deportation to Russia, according to human rights advocates and fans on Monday. Source - Thai PBS World British man fails with parachute from 29th-floor Pattaya condo A British man parachuted from a 29th-floor Pattaya condominium, but it malfunctioned and caused his death. Source - The Pattaya News Thai Woman Follows GPS and Ends Up Stranded on Small Bridge in Phrae A Thai woman found her car precariously perched on a small bridge over the Yom River yesterday evening following GPS misguidance. Source - The Pattaya News -- Join the Thai Expat Daily Show Members Club and get YOUR badge here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8khQ_NapVMDiW09oqL-rw/join -- Interested in starting your own podcast like the Thai Expat Daily Show? I use Buzzsprout and I can’t recommend it highly enough. It makes everything super easy. https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thaiexpatshow -- Check out our website - https://www.thaiexpatdailyshow.com -- LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8khQ_NapVMDiW09oqL-rw -- Listen to our podcast on Spotify, Apple, and Amazon or on our podcast website: https://thaiexpatdailyshow.buzzsprout.com -- Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thaiexpatdailyshow -- #thaiexpatdailyshow #thailandnews #phuketnews

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