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PHUKET: Competitors from Toyota Gazoo Racing returned to Phuket this weekend for this year’s edition of the “Toyota Gazoo Racing Motorsport” street racing show. Under the theme ‘The Mind to Push the Limits’, four main races took place, with Mekratchakita Kalantanon outclassing her male rivals, taking 1st place in car 98 in the Toyota Vios …

Thani joined the informal Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC ISOM) Senior Officials Meeting, where Thai officials presented the visions and plans of Thailand’s APEC Presidency in 2022. The informal Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation senior officials meeting kicked off in Phuket, marking the trade bloc’s first face-to-face meeting since the pandemic. An official from the Ministry of Foreign …

PHUKET: Local residents expressed their anger over the poor organization of Pfizer walk-in vaccinations at Saphan Hin Indoor Sports Stadium yesterday (December 2). One of the biggest concerns was that people would stand outside for hours on end with no social distancing imposed in queues while waiting to be told to enter the stadium. When …

BANGKOK: Former protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban is on trial by the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court for political office holders for alleged irregularities in plans to build police stations and housing while he was deputy Prime Minister more than ten years ago. Former protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban, second from left, arrives at the criminal …

DENPASAR (Bali) – Mr Ide Bagus Sidharta Putra had hoped his beachfront hotel Griya Santrian in Sanur, Bali put the Covid-19 days of empty restaurants and meager reservations behind him. It was not to be. Six weeks after Bali airport was cleared to accept international flights, not a single plane from outside Indonesia has landed, …

GOLF: Chan Shih-chang of Chinese-Taipei positioned to win the Asian Tour for the first time in five years after taking the lead in the third round of the Blue Canyon Phuket Championship yesterday (November 27) with American Sihwan Kim, who is looking for his first victory. Chan Shih-chang from Chinese Taipei. Photo: Paul Lakatos / …

The Philippines tied a milestone in men’s action as the women pitched a gallant position in the Asian Senior Beach Volleyball Championships at Bang Tao Beach in Phuket, Thailand. 19th seed Jude Garcia and Krung Arbasto reached the quarter-finals after a stunning 22-20, 18-21, 15-12 victory over Ahmed Mahmoud and Saifeddin Elmajid of Qatar 2, …

The move caught the attention of Russell Crowe, a Hollywood actor who developed an affection for the Kingdom while filming his new film in Thailand. The Prime Minister called on the authorities to step up their efforts to relocate power and communication lines underground. Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha handed the directive to the Office …

FOOTBALL: Michael Carrick said yesterday (22 November) he relished the “privilege” of temporarily taking over Manchester United as captain Harry Maguire called on players to take responsibility for the disastrous results which led to the dismissal of ‘Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Carrick, who won several major trophies as a United player between 2006 and 2018, will …

FORMULA ONE: Lewis Hamilton took the most dominant pole position of the season to beat title rival Max Verstappen at the front of the grid under the spotlight at the Qatar Grand Prix yesterday (November 20). Hamilton established the biggest pole position margin in a dry qualifying session of the season, beating title rival Max …