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- Frenchman steals testosterone from Phuket pharmacy in his underpantsPHUKET: Phuket Police arrested two French nationals Wednesday night after one shoplifted 9,000 baht worth of testosterone injections in his underwear while the other created a diversion.Patong Police were informed of the theft at the Health and Herb pharmacy on Soi Bangla at about 4:50pm and rushed to the scene.“A man and a woman came into the shop,” said st […]
- Murder investigation launched after discovery of body in Phuket drainpipePHUKET: Police launched a murder investigation after the decomposed body of a woman was found yesterday by a medical worker who stopped by the side of the road to urinate.Police believe the body is that of Kanya Yoongnoo, 47, who was reported missing in Cherng Talay in January, but are waiting for DNA test results.Two Paklok Emergency Medical Technicians, Ut […]
- Patong Mayor Pian guilty of vote fraud, but will run for re-electionPHUKET: Deposed Patong Mayor Pian Keesin yesterday was found guilty of electoral fraud in the September 2012 council election, but is free to run for re-election to head Phuket’s key resort town.Also found guilty for their roles in importing voters specifically to cast votes in the election were Jaroern Khwanyeun, Prasarn Noochet, Prasit Phatkor, Mana Phanch […]
- Dry Phuket conditions cause another blaze to erruptPHUKET: A fire broke out in a dry field along Thepkrassatri Road yesterday that required firefighters from three stations two hours to put out.The fire, which started at 12:45pm, affected about five rai of land but did not cause any damage to property or to people in the area, said a Thepkrasattri Municipality Emergency Medical Service worker.Ten firemen man […]
- Concerns grow over Krabi's proposed coal projectsPHUKET: Fossilized shells at a beach dating back 75 million years and over 10,000 rai of the country’s second-largest seagrass area in Krabi would be destroyed if the coal seaport and coal-fired power-plant project go ahead, an environmental watch agency warned on March 6.Adding to the concerns over the project, the local tourism association in Koh Lanta is […]
- Log caused Phuket speedboat accidentPHUKET: A log punched a hole in the hull of a speedboat that was rescued yesterday afternoon (story
- Krabi villagers build bamboo barriers to protect the coastPHUKET: After enduring huge waves and strong winds for several years, residents of a seaside village in the province of Krabi have adapted to the effects of climate change by using bamboo to build temporary barriers to prevent coastal erosion.The barriers were built along a 500-meter stretch of coastal area in the fishing community in Klong Prasong, Muang di […]
- Sweden to Phuket: Epic cycling journey for island orphanagePHUKET: A man is standing out in the cold in the snowy town of Karlskoga, his fellow citizens walk briskly past, unaware that within about a month the man will be departing their homeland on an epic cycling journey across half of the world to the shores of paradise – Phuket.Unlike many such great undertakings, which have been motivated by the historic words […]
- Region's top cop praises understaffed Chalong PolicePHUKET: Despite a report that the Chalong Police force is understaffed, the region's top cop praised officers there for their work.“Since I became Region 8 Commander in October last year, I have had no concerns about Chalong. The officers here have done a good job of maintaining the safety of both locals and tourists in the area,” said Region 8 Commande […]
- Breaking News: Ship bursts into flames off PhuketPHUKET: A ship carrying cargo was engulfed by flames near Koh Naka, off Phuket's east coast this afternoon.Phuket Marine Police were notified of the incident at about 4pm by a speedboat captain.First reports are that all on board the ship were safely rescued by the passing speedboat.
- Travel agent east of Phuket busted for using lost debit cardPHUKET: A Koh Lanta travel agency owner managed to steal almost 130,000 baht using a debit card he found on the ground.Polish tourist Magdalena Holak told Tourist Police that she had lost her debit card while on holiday on Koh Lanta in late February. After police checked with her bank and discovered that the lost card had been used at Sumit Travel on the isl […]
- Protests hold up Phuket sea gypsy DNA resultsPHUKET: DNA tests that could prove the residency of sea gypsies in Rawai and help them counter land claims of private investors seeking to evict them have been delayed due to the Bangkok Shutdown.The tests are being done on bones found last year buried in the dirt floor of a sea gypsy home. If there is a match between the bone DNA and the DNA of current sea […]
- Phuket motorcycle taxi driver nabbed for swiping walletPHUKET: Police arrested a Phuket man early yesterday morning for swiping a wallet from a tour guide counter in Patong. Patong Police received a complaint from 47-year-old tour agent Urailuck Chaiphan that her wallet had been stolen from the M.E.
- Patong police delay action on tourist extortion claimsPHUKET: Patong Police Acting Superintendent Sakchai Limcharoen confirmed today that no immediate action will be taken over claims that officers under his new command stand accused of extorting money from tourists.The news follows Phuket expats who assist the Patong Police as Region 8 International Volunteers revealing in a public statement yesterday that sev […]
- Phuket teacher recovering after blood donations allow for safe surgeryPHUKET: Donors answering an urgent call for A-negative blood allowed doctors to perform a four-hour operation to repair the fractured leg of Phuket teacher Dean Jackson last night.Mr Jackson, a teacher from HeadStart International School, was injured when he fell off his motorbike and rushed to the hospital with a broken leg (story
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