Immigration Bureau chief Lt Gen Surachate Hakpal said the operation took place from late Friday night until early hours of Saturday. He led economic crime suppression police and tourist police in searches at 17 tourist locations on Sukhumvit Road along with Kevin Harrington, a representative of Pfizer, the makers of the erectile dysfunction drug. Surachate quoted Harrington as saying that the fake viagra was dangerous as it was made of powder and dangerous chemicals. The fake viagra was being sold for just Bt200 a box, compared to Bt3,000 for the real drug, Surachate said. The operation seized 118 fake viagra boxes, 1,667 items of controlled medicine, 396 sex toys and 345 fake brand-name goods, Surachate said.
February 23, 2019 01:52 UTC
LONDON - Arsenal's bad luck with defensive injuries was summed up when the welcome return of Sokratis in the midweek Europa League victory against BATE Borisov came at the expense of another setback for Laurent Koscielny. - Injury blight -"We have to say first that we had a lot of injured players," said Sokratis. Stephan Lichtsteiner, 35, has appeared vulnerable at right-back with Ainsley Maitland-Niles, absent through illness against BATE, offering more pace on that flank. The relationship between player and coach has come under scrutiny but Sokratis said the players were behind the former Germany international. He did well yesterday and I hope in the next games he will go forward like this."
February 23, 2019 01:30 UTC
EEC Infrastructure: In this, the opportunities lie in EEC infrastructure investment of 988 billion Baht, industrial estate zone investment, and investment in factory activities. A number of mega infrastructure projects for the EEC should be considered, including high-speed rail which connects 3 airports (220 billion Baht investment value), U-tapao aviation city and MRO centre (300 billion Baht investment value), 3rd phase of the Laem Chabang Seaport (110 billion Baht investment value), and 3rd phase of the Map Ta Phut Seaport (55 billion Baht investment value). EEC Investment: There are currently 10 key targeted industries identified as high potential future new-growth engines for Thailand. For the period of 2018-2023, BOI investment in the EEC is projected to be at 600 billion Baht. EEC is worth investing in, especially if you are already investing in the targeted industries as Thai government grants tax incentives for EEC investment quite generously.
February 23, 2019 01:07 UTC
"I announce imposing a state of emergency across the country for one year," Bashir said in a televised address to the nation from the presidential palace in Khartoum. Protest organisers vowed to press on with their demonstrations until Bashir steps down. - Soaring inflation -Bashir has remained defiant in the face of demonstrations, dismissing protesters' calls for him to step down after three decades in power. Bashir, 75, swept to power in an Islamist-backed coup in 1989 that overthrew the elected government of then premier Sadiq al-Mahdi. Bashir has countered the anti-government demonstrations with his own rallies, promising economic development and promoting peace.
February 23, 2019 00:45 UTC
A Thai troupe performs a 'Manorah' dance at the opening of the Melayu Day @Yala, which also included shows from Malaysia and Indonesia. Roasted roti, eaten with peanut or other special sauces, is on one of the menus at the Melayu Day @Yala event. The "Melayu Day @Yala" celebration opens a common space for the people in the local communities to learn about each other. While the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) is also up and running, the Melayu Day event is another platform to promote growth and development in many fields, Mr Sulaiman said. This year, 130 people from Malaysia and 18 Malaysian organisations visited the Melayu Day @Yala.
February 23, 2019 00:33 UTC
"The UN will continue to act in accordance with the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence, working with Venezuelan institutions, to assist people in need," Guterres added in a statement following a meeting with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza. An indigenous woman and her husband were killed and at least 15 other members of the Pemon indigenous community were injured in their clash with soldiers, rights group Kape Kape said. The clash occurred in southeastern Bolivar state close to the border with Brazil, which President Nicolas Maduro ordered closed on Thursday.
February 23, 2019 00:22 UTC
"Ambassador Craft has been an outstanding advocate for America's national security and economic interests in Canada and she is extremely well-qualified to do the same at the United Nations," he said in a statement. Craft was a major supporter of George W. Bush, who as president appointed her to serve as a US delegate to the United Nations, representing Washington at UN meetings. She is married to Joe Craft, who is president of Alliance Resource Partners, which describes itself as the second largest coal producer in the eastern United States. Joe Craft was worth an estimated $1.4 billion in 2012, according to Forbes magazine. Open Secrets, a non-profit group that tracks money in politics, says Craft donated $1 million to Trump's 2017 inauguration fund.
February 23, 2019 00:11 UTC
The US State Department denied two-year-old Ethan Dvash-Banks citizenship because he was biologically related to his Israeli father Elad Dvash-Banks -- but not his American father, Andrew Dvash-Banks. Ethan and his twin brother Aiden were born in Canada in 2016 to a surrogate mother who carried two embryos -- with their fathers providing sperm for one embryo each. As a result, only Aiden was granted citizenship when the family moved to the US months after the twins were born. But the judge ruled Thursday that as a child born to a married US citizen parent, Ethan is entitled to birthright citizenship like his brother. The State Department had argued it was following policy which states that a child born abroad must be biologically related to an American parent to become a citizen.
February 23, 2019 00:11 UTC
In the main event, Thailand’s Stamp Fairtex defeated Janet Todd of the United States to capture the inaugural ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Title. In the main event, reigning ONE Atomweight Kickboxing World Champion Stamp Fairtex of Thailand defeated Janet Todd of the United States via unanimous decision to also become the inaugural ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Champion. Stamp implemented a solid game plan as she pushed the pace and punished Todd with a punch-heavy attack. Thailand’s Petchdam Petchyindee Academy turned in a tremendous striking performance to defeat Masahide “Crazy Rabbit” Kudo of Japan in a ONE Super Series kickboxing contest. Regian “The Immortal” Eersel of the Netherlands authored a jaw-dropping victory in his second appearance on the ONE Super Series stage, defeating Nigeria’s Anthony “The Assassin” Njokuani.
February 23, 2019 00:00 UTC
SET-listed developer Pruksa Holding Plc (PSH) plans to launch 55 new projects worth a combined 68.1 billion baht in 2019, aiming for presales growth of 5.7% to 54 billion baht by year-end. Mid- to lower-priced condos posted 10.7 billion baht, growth of 7%, and single houses recorded 9.75 billion baht, up 27%. Revenue in 2019 will grow by a forecast 4.7% to 47 billion baht from 44.9 billion baht, which was up 2.2% from 2017, with a net profit of 6 billion baht, a 10.4% rise. Revenue from townhouses, single detached houses and high-priced condos dropped 0.6% to 22.56 billion baht, 2.6% to 8.9 billion baht and 0.4% to 1.86 billion baht respectively. Of this amount, 14.4 billion baht were ready-to-move-into units comprising townhouses worth 5.5 billion baht, single detached houses worth 3.1 billion baht, mid- to low-priced condos worth 5.5 billion baht and high-priced condos worth 300 million baht.
February 23, 2019 00:00 UTC
Pompeo will travel to Manila on February 28 and March 1 for talks with President Rodrigo Duterte, State Department spokesman Robert Palladino said. The top US diplomat will be paying the visit on his way back from Hanoi where he is joining President Donald Trump for his closely watched second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. After winning the presidency in 2016, the brash Philippine leader threatened to split with the United States and patch up with China by ending a long-running sea dispute. President Xi Jinping visited Manila in November, offering trade and investment incentives. The Trump administration has downplayed human rights except when pressing adversaries and has set an overall priority of reducing the global influence of China and Russia.
February 22, 2019 23:48 UTC
Mr Charonchai (left) and Mr Somchai. The company has seen sharp increases in demand for healthier soft drinks, and the sales contribution of these products has risen to 10% of the company's product portfolio. Thailand's carbonated soft drinks market was valued at 50 billion baht in 2018, up 1.6% from 2017. Carbonated soft drinks are the No.2 segment in the fast-moving consumer goods market, following drinking water. Mr Somchai said the increasing momentum has continued so far into this year.
The cybersecurity bill will go into effect by June. Paiboon Amonpinyokeat, an adviser to the subcommittee overseeing the bill, said the law covers only incidents affecting critical information infrastructure such as state utilities. Under the law, the National Cybersecurity Commission (NCSC) will be set up, chaired by the prime minister. The latter will oversee national cybersecurity, led by the DE minister working with the supreme commander. Mr Paiboon said any person causing a data leak from critical information infrastructure can be sentenced to jail for 3-7 years.
Pattaya: South Korea's Jenny Shin snatched a one-shot lead with a last-hole birdie during an exciting second round of the Honda LPGA Thailand yesterday. "I wasn't hydrated enough this morning and I could feel it by late afternoon," world No.67 Shin said. World No.18 Moriya said she had been making adjustments to her swing, but was happy with her play in general. But the two-time major champion, who also won the 2016 Women's British Open, has had a slow start to this season. I've found I can be more aggressive with the driving game and things are starting to pay off," she said.
"The middle- to high-priced single detached house market is not as hot as condos but sees steady growth every year," he said. Land costs for units priced at 7 million to 15 million baht will be no higher than 10 million baht per rai. Those for units priced at 20 million baht and above should be between 10 million and 16 million baht. Presales and revenue will grow 17% and 20% respectively from 6.84 billion baht and 4.17 billion baht in 2017, when they rose 49% and 29%. GOLD shares closed yesterday on the SET at 8.30 baht, up five satang, in trade worth 22.9 million baht.
February 22, 2019 23:26 UTC