The beautiful island of Samui is known for its pristine beaches, lush greenery, and vibrant culture. However, maintaining the cleanliness and orderliness of this idyllic location requires the concerted effort of residents and tourists alike. Proper garbage disposal is crucial in preserving not only the island’s beauty but also the health and wellbeing of its inhabitants and the environment.
A recent survey conducted by the Department of Health Service Support (DHSS) has uncovered that an estimated 9.1% of young people in Thailand are using ecigarettes. The study, which surveyed 61,688 people nationwide, showed that 14.6% of young people in Bangkok use vapes, making the capital the highest among the 13 areas studied.
The Koh Samui Municipal Council held its Ordinary Session 2, Meeting 1 of the year 2023 A.D. on June 29th at the Petch Samui Meeting Room, Koh Samui Municipality Office. The attendees included the Municipal Council President, Mr. Thanakorn Ruengphanit, the Deputy Mayor of Koh Samui, Mr. Sutham Samthong, and other municipal officials and members. The meeting saw the discussion and resolution of three important motions.
The Marine Department of Thailand has proposed a plan to construct a 7.4billionbaht cruise port in Pattaya, which would be the first dedicated cruise port in the nation. The project is intended to accommodate two largesized cruise liners simultaneously. The new cabinet will need to approve this plan for it to proceed.
The Marine Department of Thailand plans to seek cabinet approval for constructing a port specifically designed for largesized cruise liners near the Bali Hai Pier in Pattaya. This 7.4billionbaht project, if approved, will begin construction in 2026 and be completed by 2029. Wanchai Butthongdi, the director of the department’s engineering division, stated that this port will be the first of its kind in Thailand dedicated to serving large cruise ships.
A couple in Chiang Rai was recently apprehended for their involvement in a fraudulent Forex investment scheme, which reportedly deceived people into investing a total of around 24 million baht. Kanok, 36, and his wife Thanyachanok, 37, were arrested by a joint team of officers from the Investigation Division of the Metropolitan Police Bureau (IDMP) and the Police Cyber Taskforce (PCT) in front of their residence in tambon Tha Sai, Muang district.
On June 28, 2023, a delegation from Ko Samui, Thailand, led by Mr. Wichawut Jinto, Governor of Surat Thani Province, embarked on a visit to Tujiajin in Sichuan Province, People’s Republic of China. The visit aimed at bolstering the relationship between the two cities after the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) on March 24, 2023, focusing on tourism development, cultural exchange, and promoting tourism between both cities and countries.
The Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB) recently announced the arrest of an alleged Ponzi scheme operator who is accused of running over 600 mule accounts to deceive his victims. The suspect, known only as Palakorn, was arrested at Songkhla prison, where he was already incarcerated for another crime. He now faces additional charges of fraud and computerrelated offenses.
Amidst the preparations for upcoming elections, the Election Commission has announced the search for qualified individuals to serve as election inspectors in Surat Thani Province. These inspectors will play a vital role in upholding the integrity of the electoral process, in accordance with the Constitution on the Election Commission Act, B.E. 2560.
On June 9th, 2023, Pramote Thampanichawat, the 60yearold deputy chief of the Court of Justice’s narcotics division, was found dead in his Chatuchak residence in Bangkok. His secretary discovered his lifeless body with a bullet wound to his head, and a 9mm handgun lay next to his right hand.