Artikel posted in 2012

  • Phuket Violence: Another tourist severely beaten by taxi drivers

    Phuket Violence: Another tourist severely beaten by taxi drivers

    PHUKET: An Australian tourist filed a police complaint yesterday alleging that he was severely beaten after confronting a taxi driver about a sexual comment made to his girlfriend. Accompanied by the girl and an Australian consul, Peter Hulands filed the complaint with Patong Police shortly being released from hospital

  • Charity rally to support Phuket Stray Dog Shelter

    Charity rally to support Phuket Stray Dog Shelter

    PHUKET: The sixth “Rally Dogkar” charity fundraiser will take place in Phuket this weekend, giving dog lovers and their pampered pets a chance to raise money for about 500 less-fortunate animals cooped up at the provincial dog pound in Thalang.

  • Phuket Prison gates swing open for mothers’ hugs

    Phuket Prison gates swing open for mothers’ hugs

    PHUKET: The gates of Phuket Provincial Prison will be open on August 15 and 16 to enable mothers to hug their children inside the facility in honor of HM Queen Sirikit’s 80th birthday on August 12. During those two days, mothers will be allowed to visit their inmate children, and inmates’ children will be allowed to visit their convicted mothers, depending on the circumstances.

  • Phuket pessimistic about ‘Safety Zone’ plan: poll

    Phuket pessimistic about ‘Safety Zone’ plan: poll

    PHUKET: Pessimism reigns over a plan by the Royal Thai Police to set up a “

  • Phuket pessimistic about ‘Safety Zone’ plan: poll

    Phuket pessimistic about ‘Safety Zone’ plan: poll

    PHUKET: Pessimism reigns over a plan by the Royal Thai Police to set up a “

  • Justice Minister eyes new billion-baht Phuket Prison

    Justice Minister eyes new billion-baht Phuket Prison

    PHUKET: Justice Minister Pracha Promnok today reviewed plans to close the 115-year-old and heavily overcrowded Phuket Provincial Prison in Phuket Town and establish a 3,000-person capacity prison in Thalang. Pol Gen Pracha announced details of the new prison, which is set to be established on 108 rai of government land near the Bang Jo detention center in Srisoonthorn, Thalang. However, even without land costs, the budget for the new facility is expected to be about 1 billion baht.

  • D-Day looms for illegal Phuket taxis, jet-skis

    D-Day looms for illegal Phuket taxis, jet-skis

    PHUKET: The Phuket Governor will sign an order giving illegal taxi operators 15 days to register their vehicles, officials were told yesterday. The news came at a meeting headed by Phuket Vice Governor Chamroen Tipayapongtada, who said the order will be signed into effect ahead of a report being submitted to Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yoobamrung.

  • Man found dead in tine mine lagoon

    Man found dead in tine mine lagoon

    PHUKET: Police are attempting to identify the body of a man found floating in an old tin mine lagoon in Chalong yesterday afternoon. Phuket Ruamjai Foundation rescue workers and Lt Col Boonlert Onklang arrived along with officers from the Chalong Police to find a large crowd of people gathered at the scene on Luang Por Chuang Road.

  • Flood of candidates register for OrBorJor election

    Flood of candidates register for OrBorJor election

    PHUKET: Scores of people arrived at Phuket Community Hall on Tuesday as candidate registration for the August 26 Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) council election opened. A total of 24 council seats are up for grabs, with 15 for Muang district, six for Thalang district and three for Kathu.

  • Man found dead in tin mine lagoon

    Man found dead in tin mine lagoon

    PHUKET: Police are attempting to identify the body of a man found floating in an old tin mine lagoon in Chalong yesterday afternoon.