Artikel erschien Dezember 2013

  • Phuket doubles down on Tah Chat Chai checkpoint security

    Phuket doubles down on Tah Chat Chai checkpoint security

    PHUKET: The number of police manning the land-security gateway to Phuket, Tah Chat Chai checkpoint, has been doubled in order to ensure the safety of residents and visitors during Phuket’s high season. The number of Tah Chat Chai Police officers has jumped from 10 officers checking a total of five cars an hour to 20 officers checking a total of ten cars an hour.

  • Safer Phuket launches marine safety petition

    Safer Phuket launches marine safety petition

    PHUKET: The Safer Phuket campaign (story

  • Teen sixth road death in Phuket ‘Days of Danger’ campaign

    Teen sixth road death in Phuket ‘Days of Danger’ campaign

    PHUKET: A teenager became the sixth person to die during Phuket’s 10 Days of Danger when he crashed his new motorcycle in Thalang last night. Thanawat Tohting, 19, was travelling at high speed northbound on Thepkrasattri Road when the traffic light at the intersection with the airport road changed to yellow, witnesses told police

  • Government floats idea of MP registration in Phuket at military bases, police stations

    Government floats idea of MP registration in Phuket at military bases, police stations

    PHUKET: The government has suggested registering election candidates for constituencies in Phuket and elsewhere in the South at local military bases or police stations if the process continues to be disrupted by anti-government protesters (story

  • Phuket MP candidate turned back by protesters

    Phuket MP candidate turned back by protesters

    PHUKET: Two police complaints were filed yesterday after protesters once again blocked access to the Phuket Community Center, preventing a candidate from enrolling for the February 2 national elections. Pheu Thai candidate Visit Jaiart was prevented from entering the building to submit his candidacy

  • Phuket Pheu Thai candidate braves protest to enroll

    Phuket Pheu Thai candidate braves protest to enroll

    PHUKET: One lone candidate yesterday braved the hundreds-strong protest in front of the Community Hall in Phuket Town to register in the February 2 national election. Jirayus Songyos registered as a Pheu Thai candidate for Voting District 2, which encompasses Phuket Town and the south of the island (click

  • Phuket officers take down taxi drivers for intimidation

    Phuket officers take down taxi drivers for intimidation

    PHUKET: A sting operation involving an undercover Patong Police officer disguised as a taxi driver put two men operating a hotel taxi queue behind bars yesterday.

  • Runaway Phuket tour bus leaves two dead, 26 injured [Video]

    Runaway Phuket tour bus leaves two dead, 26 injured [Video]

    PHUKET: Seven people remain in hospital after a runaway Phuket tour bus slammed into five vehicles, including one motorcycle, killing two people and leaving 26 others injured late yesterday afternoon.

  • Phuket Opinion: Beware the water

    Phuket Opinion: Beware the water

    PHUKET: I’ve been losing sleep lately thinking about all the poison I’ve subjected myself to during 12 years in Thailand – alcohol, sugar, fatty and acidic foods, traffic smog, secondhand smoke and perhaps the biggest culprit of them all: water. I’m referring to fluoridated water, and the “forced-medication” of the planet’s prime life supply – drinking water

  • Phuket Opinion: Teaching that it’s not rude, it’s just culture

    Phuket Opinion: Teaching that it’s not rude, it’s just culture

    Madunan Chehteek, 47, is a native of Yala who left school at age 15 and came to Phuket to work at age 19. He held various positions at Phuket resorts, working his way up to receptionist, then was a tour guide for five years. He opened his shop, the Madunan shirt and souvenir shop, on the bypass road in 1997.