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Facebook now charging Thai users?

February 23, 2012 | Leave your comment

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Facebook now charging Thai users?This was sent from Facebook after an account was locked. The user had to enter their phone number within Facebook in order to be sent a security code that would allow access to the account. What was sent instead was this stating the user would be billed 9 Baht every week with the first 7 days free. It reads as if it is an option, but it is not. Unless you pay or use a non-Thai number, you can not get access to your account once it’s locked for a random security check.

The user then used a Skype number instead to have Facebook call and there was no charge involved. This only applies to Thai Facebook users.

Missing Crocodiles

September 13, 2011 | Leave your comment

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Thai teams on Tuesday captured 22 crocodiles that had escaped from a flooded farm near a popular beach resort and were hunting for more of the missing reptiles.

The animals escaped the Million Year Stone Park and Crocodile Farm in Pattaya, 100 kilometres south-east of Bangkok, after heavy rain triggered a flood that washed through the tourist attraction Monday.

‘We don’t know how many are still missing but I’m confident that we can catch them all because these animals aren’t used to finding food for themselves,’ farm spokesman Suthawudh Temthab said.

About 100 employees were sent to hunt the crocodiles down.

The largest of the recaptured reptiles, identified as Jao Yai, weighed more than 400 kilograms and was three metres long.

‘Jao Yai was found nearby,’ Suthawudh said. ‘He was making his way back to the farm himself.’

The farm is a commercial establishment dealing in crocodile skin and meat, with about 2,800 of the reptiles.