News in brief
Friday January 4, 2019
11.32 am : Thai PBS team reports from Krung Chin in Nop Pitum district, Nakhon Si Thammarat, that it has been raining all night until this morning and officials have been on the watchout for flash flood and landslides.
10.06 am: The Operations Centre of the Royal Thai Police warns against dissemination of fake news and old pictures which may cause public panic in the social media and that they may violate Computer Crime Act.
09.44 am: People living in coastal areas in Si Chon, Sathing Phra and Singha Nakhon districts of Songkhla province have evacuated to safer areas.
09.06 am: Strong wind and waves as high as three metres hit the shore of Laem Taloompook, Pak Phanang district, at about 8 am. Sea water is expected to rise and flood roads and food shops near the beach.
07.44 am: People in 14 southern provinces have stocked up dried food, such as rice, drinking water, eggs and canned food, in preparation for the onslaught of tropical storm Pa Buk.
06.26 am: Hat Chao Mai national park in Trang province is closed to all visitors on January 4-5.
05.43 am: The Weather Bureau issues Announcement No 15 confirming that Pa Buk with wind speed of 80 kph at its epikc-centre is expected to make landfall in Nakhon Si Thammarat tonight.
05.24 am: The Probation Department summed up statistics of drunk driving cases for the past seven days of New Year’s festival as follows: Of the 9,453 cases that were put on probation by the court, 8,706 cases or 92 percent concerned drunk driving.
05.24 am: PTT assures enough reserves of all types of fuel at oil depots in the southern region.
05.24 am: Natural Resources and Environment permanent secretary ordered the transfer of Mr Pinsak Surusawadi, deputy director-general of National Parks, Wildlife and Plants Conservation Department, to become deputy chief of Marine and Coastal Resources Department.
05.23 am: True Corporation said its mobile communication vehicles are already in the 16 southern provinces to ensure smooth and continuing services to cope with the onslaught of the tropical storm.
05.23 am: Palang Pracharat party is to announce its policies on January 6 at the party’s head office.
05.22 am: Koh Pha-ngan district officer said that between 30,000-50,000 tourists have been streaming out of Koh Tao, Koh Pha-ngan and Koh Samui ahead of the arrival of Pa Buk.
05.22 am: All operators of TV and radio broadcasting stations have been told by the NBTC to ensure the readiness of their equipment and networks to cope with Pa Buk.
05.16 am: Diseases Control Department warned of accidents from storm, drowning and bites from poisonous creatures during storm and heavy rain.
05.16 am: Education Ministry to hold National Children’s Day under the theme of “Volunteer Kids” to make Thai children smart, good and healthy.
05.15 am: The State Railways of Thailand will consider the special proposal of the CP Grop-led consortium regarding the high-speed rail project linking three airports on January 15.
05.15 am: Bangkok Airways cancels all flights into and out of Koh Samui on January 4.
05.14 am: Transport Company announced its bus services to southern provinces remain operation as usual.
05.14 am: Water has been discharged from three reservoirs to make room for more rain water dumped by Pa Puk as people in frequently-flooded areas to brace for sudden flooding.