PHUKET: Phuket Provincial Police Commander Chonasit Wattanavrangkul has ordered all police stations across Phuket to take part in the formation of a “Special Operations Unit” in order to boost patrols in key tourist areas from 9pm to 4am. Maj Gen Chonasit announced the news on Thursday at a meeting of the Regional Peace Keeping Council, Phuket Office, headed by Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha. “I have to admit that we do not have enough police officers here to be able to monitor all areas closely,” Maj Gen Chonasit explained.
PHUKET: A man wanted in connection with a
PHUKET: Two men died and one was seriously injured in Phuket this morning in a single-vehicle motorbike crash after the driver swerved to avoid a utility pole blocking the road in Mai Khao. Tah Chat Chai Police received the report at about 5am and arrived at the scene, about 100 meters from the Holiday Inn hotel, along with Kusoldharm rescue workers, Thalang Hospital officers and Tambon Administration Organization (OrBorTor) officers. At the scene, the rescue workers found Nimit Saengo, 21, dead and two injured men.
PHUKET: Experts speaking at a public forum held in Phuket Town last week have voiced their strong support for Phuket to be designated a “Special Administrative Zone”, saying the move would pave the way to resolving many of Phuket’s long-standing problems.
PHUKET: James Lakin , long-term Phuket resident and one of the founding members of the Rawai Supporters’ Club, has died at the age of 38. Mr Lakin, nicknamed “Shaggy” by his friends, died on the evening of June 23, having suffered from a heart condition. His funeral will be held at Wat Sawang Arom in Rawai today and the wake will be at the newly named Shaggy’s Bar.
PHUKET: Australian Ambassador to Thailand James Wise today called for police to launch an island-wide crackdown on weapons, including those carried by tuk-tuk drivers.
PHUKET: Phuket Provincial Court has issued an arrest warrant for the prime suspect in the
PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Wreckage found on an Alaskan glacier is missing plane from 1952 Phuket Gazette / News WiresPHUKET: The aircraft wreckage which was found on a glacier near Anchorage earlier this month is believed to be a plane which went missing in the 1950s with more than 50 people on board, military officials said on Wednesday.
PHUKET: Phuket Police have arrested a member of a motorbike theft ring in Kamala, seizing 15 stolen bikes and other evidence valued at 900,000 baht. Local residents who have had motorbikes stolen in recent months are encouraged to visit Kamala Police Station to see if theirs is among those recovered.
PHUKET: Five families are seeking refuge at a local public health clinic after a water spout demolished their homes in Krabi on Wednesday. The water spout struck the small waterfront community of Khlong Kanan in Nua Khlong District, which comprises about 100 stilted homes raised about 15 to 20 meters above the water.