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Koh Lipe island closed in COVID-19 battle

SATUN (NNT) – National parks around the country have been closed in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. Lipe island in Satun has become the latest to close its doors to visitors, suspending all tourism activities. Satun Provincial Communicable Diseases Committee has ordered all tourism activities and tourist accommodation on Lipe Island to […]Read More

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Police units deployed to disaster zones in Satun to help

Mobile police units with rescue equipment have been rushed to disaster zones in the southern province of Satun after it was struck by torrential rain and storms on Saturday. Initial reports say that more than 205 houses in four districts of the province were damaged by strong winds and many trees were uprooted, making several […]Read More

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65 Rohingya people found on shore at Koh Rawi, Satun

Tarutao National Park Chief, Kanchanapan Kamhaeng, reports that 65 Rohingya were found today (June 11th) on Koh Rawi in Thailand’s Satun province after their boat’s engine broke down. One Thai national was identified to be among the group. Authorities are conducting an investigation into possible human trafficking. The boat was found 500 meter away from […]Read More

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Chinese Tourist Charged for Killing Urchins in Protected Sea

SATUN — An official on Wednesday said he filed charges against a Chinese tourist who fished and killed sea urchins on a southern beach. The tourist, who was not named, faces a fine of up to 50,000 baht on a charge of disturbing animals in a protected sea, Tarutao National Park chief Kanchanapan Kamhaeng told […]Read More

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Thai Postman Busted Smuggling Migrants in Mail Truck

BANGKOK — A national mailing service on Monday said it fired an employee caught using a company van to smuggle 13 undocumented migrants. Thanachai Mungtim, 34, was arrested on Sunday night after police stopped him at a checkpoint in Satun province and discovered the Burmese migrants hiding in the back of the vehicle. Police suspect […]Read More

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Satun immigration chief transferred after video clip of five-hour queues

The chief of Satun Immigration Office has been transferred to an inactive post after a Facebook video clip complained of long queues at a checkpoint in the southern province. Immigration Bureau acting commissioner Pol Maj Gen Surachate Hakpal issued the order on Friday to transfer Satun immigration chief Pol Col Phuwasit Mekhi and four immediate […]Read More

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Three accused police ‘pirates’ discharged from duty

Three Satun police officers who allegedly trespassed into Malaysian waters to arrest a Malaysian fishing trawler on Aug 19 have been temporarily discharged from official duties, pending an investigation, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said on Wednesday. The trio were apprehended by Malaysian marine police during the incident. They would be released and returned to […]Read More

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Murder suspect arrested one day before 20-year case expires

A Trang murder suspect was arrested in Satun on Wednesday, just 24 hours before the statute of limitations on a 20-year-old murder case was due to expire. Kredis Sombatthong, 41, a resident of Trang’s Yan Ta Khao district, was arrested by Crime Suppression Division police in Satun’s Khun Ka Long district on Thursday under a […]Read More