Thailand News Today | Thailand starts new crackdown on single-use plastics

A Malaysia Airlines flight from KL to Borneo dipped its nose and dropped all of a sudden, allegedly flying erratically earlier than turning back to Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The plane in question was an 8 yr outdated Boeing 737-800, the same mannequin of aircraft that crashed in southern China final month, killing all 132 passengers and crew.
The incident occurred last Sunday but has only now come to light after passengers posted their stories on social media, prompting the airline to launch a statement. They mentioned the plane from KLIA turned again as a result of “technical issues” after encountering inclement climate alongside the path to the Bornean island of Tawau. The plane had reportedly been cruising at an altitude of 9,450 metres, when it took an surprising dive, dropping more than 2,a hundred meters in a matter of seconds before it was stabilised at 7,315 metres.
Passenger Halimah Nasoha posted about her experience some 30 minutes into the mid-afternoon flight, saying many passengers panicked and screamed and a few had been crying because the aircraft lost altitude sharply.
She recounted how she ‘floated’ out of her seat as a outcome of her seat belt was unfastened as the seat belt indicators have been turned off at that point. The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) stated they’ll be analyzing the plane’s inner Flight System, however point out the pilots appear to have responded appropriately. An aircraft’s system screens and information all flight information profiles. According to CAAM’s Chief govt Captain Datuk Chester Voo Chee Soon…

“Preliminary data have shown right responses by the working crew following the issue onboard…. “The aircraft made an air turn-back to Kuala Lumpur International Airport as per the required safety procedures and landed safely at 5.03 pm The pilot in command and co-pilot managed the technical issue safely and returned to Kuala Lumpur for the required maintenance action.”

Malaysia Airlines has submitted a “Mandatory Occurrence Report” concerning flight MH2664 from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau on Sunday. Since the incident, the aviation authority has been working with Malaysia Airlines to make sure they had addressed all aspects of technical safety and airworthiness for the Boeing 737-800.

Beginning April 6, all single-use plastics and styrofoam products are banned from coming into nationwide parks in Thailand.
Specifically, single-use plastic items such as baggage, spoons, forks, straws, cups, and containers thinner than 36 microns is not going to be allowed to enter any nationwide park in Thailand. The Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation revealed the announcement in the Royal Gazette on Tuesday.
Notably, the announcement didn’t mention plastic water bottles, that are the primary method vacationers carry water into the parks. But you’ll have to depart your Frappuccino to-go cups on the gate. You’d even be well-advised to ditch that 20-baht disposable poncho for a pocketable umbrella, as an alternative.
The ban is being carried out to protect the wildlife habitats, including fragile marine ecosystems, from the dangerous effects of plastic pollution. It comes after guests routinely dumped their trash in the parks. Those caught in violation of the ban may be fined up to one hundred,000 baht if convicted.
Plastic air pollution is a serious problem in Thailand. One want solely to walk along a beach to see how a lot plastic trash washes up onshore. Plastic sheets have been found covering coral reefs, deer have been discovered dead, their stomachs stuffed with plastic bags of meals, and sea turtle carcasses with plastic luggage of their bellies have washed ashore. Of course, tourists usually get the blame for such occasions. So do your finest to show the locals incorrect and be a law-abiding, nature-loving vacationer in the Land of Smiles.
This isn’t the first time Thailand has waged war on disposable plastics. Since the pandemic started two years ago, big-brand stores throughout the country have stopped offering plastic bags and straws. Consumers have observed the shift at massive shopping facilities, the supermarket, and even the native 7-Eleven, the place reusable bags are for sale in most locations as a substitute of plastic ones. Meanwhile, many smaller shopper keepers throughout the nation have maintained their reliance on plastic luggage.

Four Thai tourists ignored a red flag warning on the beach and went swimming anyway in sturdy waves at Chaweng Beach of Koh Samui within the southern province of Surat Thani on Wednesday. One individual drowned, however four others survived.
Staff from a jet ski rental business on the beach reported that one foreigner was also saved not lengthy before.
Yesterday, Koh Samui’s mayor, Chayapon Intharasupa, said he acquired a report of four Thai vacationers who were about to drown at Chawaeng Beach. The rescue team and local jet ski riders managed to deliver all of them ashore. Three ladies and one man have been despatched to a hospital. All of the ladies had been reportedly in good condition, but the man was in crucial condition and didn’t make it.
The information comes after the Thai Meteorological Department this week issued a 24-hour stormy climate warning for Phuket, Krabi, Trang, Satun and Phang Nga, on Tuesday while a large storm entrance blew in from the Andaman Sea. Winds starting from 15 to 30 kilometers an hour and heavy to very heavy rain was predicted to cover about 70 percent of the coastal area, in addition to thunderstorms with waves 2 metres high. Red flags had been positioned on beaches all through the area and homeowners of smaller vessels were suggested to drag their ships ashore.
The tourists’ relations shared that the group had swum removed from the seashore and gotten hit by a robust wave. They tried to swim back to the shore but couldn’t. So they screamed and asked for help from the jet ski riders close by, and the riders went out with a boat to bring them back in.
The staff of a jet ski rental business close by shared with Thai media that many vacationers, each Thai and international, had drowned on the seaside from the robust wind and waves, as well as deep water near the beach. He said there are sometimes pink flags warnings, but many vacationers ignore them.
In addition to the incident involving the Thais groups, he said there was another rescue earlier within the day. The sufferer was a foreigner, but he was lucky to be saved by a jet ski rider nearby. He said he also warned vacationers not to go swimming, however many had ignored his warnings, insisting their swimming expertise were robust sufficient.
——– Police seized a four-month-old tiger cub in a parking lot in the central province of Nonthaburi yesterday.
Three men needed on arrest warrants have been arrested on suspicion of possessing and trafficking protected wildlife with out permission. All three men confessed to importing the tiger cub from Laos.
The cub was found in a basket inside a Honda pickup truck at Central Westgate Mall automotive park in Bang Yai district of Nonthaburi province yesterday.
A group selling prohibited wildlife was found working online so the Wildlife Justice Commission (WJC) and the Royal Thai Police joined forces to analyze with assist from officials from the Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation.
ผลไม้อบแห้ง posed as customers hoping to purchase a tiger cub. The smugglers gave them a value of 400,000 baht and arranged to satisfy them at Central Westgate Mall car park to make the transaction and hand over the cub, estimated to be 4 months old.
As quickly as police found the tiger cub they arrested the boys underneath suspicion of possessing and trafficking prohibited wildlife with out permission and took them to Bang Yai Police Station. All three males confessed to smuggling the tiger cub from Laos via a pure border crossing. After that, the tiger was transported with combating chickens to Nonthaburi. The cub will undergo DNA tests to further examine its origin. ——

A Chon Buri man allegedly beat his spouse after she posted a viral TikTok video of her daughter begging for leftover soup from a avenue vendor.
The man allegedly punched his wife and hit her with a spatula, then attempted to rape his neighbor before Chon Buri police arrested him. He reportedly accused his wife of being untrue.
Before the weird, violent outburst, the wife, named Sanit, reportedly obtained greater than 600,000 baht in donations from Thais throughout the nation for the TikTok video she posted of her daughter begging. An official from their village told The Pattaya News that he’s keeping the donation cash Sanit earned as a result of he’s afraid the husband, Pornprom, will waste it on alcohol.
On Tuesday, Sanit’s face was still swollen and she or he had stitches on her head. She mentioned she was making ready to go to Chonburi Hospital to request a medical certificates to file an assault cost against her husband. She reportedly refuses to reconcile with Pornprom, and wants to maneuver back to her hometown. The neighbor who Pornprom allegedly tried to rape decided to not file sexual assault expenses towards him..

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