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Finnish Tourist Detained Over Threatening Airport Call

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Finnish Tourist Hoax Call

A Finnish man was arrested on Friday after he made a phone call to Suvarnabhumi airport warning there would be an “untoward incident”.

63-year-old Jyrk Uhanivrmo was picked up by the police at Don Mueang airport as he was about to board an AirAsia flight to Da Nang airport in Vietnam.

The arrest came after security staff at Suvarnabhumi alerted police about a call made by a foreigner warning of an incident at the airport.

A quick check of the phone records showed the call came from a mobile number registered to Uhanivrmo who was tracked to Don Mueang airport where he was apprehended at check-in.

Police seized his mobile phone as evidence.

The Finn claimed he’d merely been warning the airport about lax security he’d witnessed when he entered Thailand and his call was misunderstood and wrongly taken as a threat.

Uhanivrmo was charged with giving false information and causing public panic and held in custody pending a court appearance.

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83 Pubs In Bangkok Shuttered Following Fire-Safety Inspections

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83 Pubs In Bangkok Shuttered Following Fire-Safety Inspections

83 pubs in the capital were temporarily shuttered on Saturday due to fire safety failings.

Following the fire at a Sattahip pub in the early hours of Friday morning that left 15 people dead, the Governor of Bangkok ordered inspections at entertainment venues across all 50 districts.

So far over 400 Bangkok venues have been inspected to ensure fire exits and escape routes are adequate and up to standard.

With tourists starting to return, the governor said it was important to step up safety measures.

Governor Chadchart has ordered further inspections in a bid to weed out entertainment venues operating illegally.

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Thailand To Introduce 10-Year Visa For Skilled Workers, Investors

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Another week, and another new long-term visa proposal from the government.

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