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  • Patong transport operators protest reduction in taxi stands

    Patong transport operators protest reduction in taxi stands

    PHUKET: Patong public transport operators will continue to utilize 84 taxi stands for now until the Phuket Governor and Army 4 commander announce their final decision about the number of stands on the island. The public transport management committee had announced on May 18 that Patong was to see a 75 per cent reduction in taxi stands (from 84 to 21) effective June 1.

  • Bad 1stQ for Thai Media and Telecoms

    Bad 1stQ for Thai Media and Telecoms

    BANGKOK: With but two exceptions, listed telecom and media companies in Thailand continued in the doldrums in the 1stQ this year, with stagnant revenue growth resulting in continued or worsening losses. According to Nielsen Thailand, ad spending in the first four months of 2017 dropped almost six percent, to 35 billion baht, from the same period last year. Analog TV was still the market leader with 15 billion of the total spend, but that was 11 percent down from the previous year, with the erosion flowing into digital TV whose share rose close to six percent to 7.5 billion,

  • Phuket police recapture escaped drug dealers

    Phuket police recapture escaped drug dealers

    PHUKET: Police yesterday recaptured two suspects who fled custody after being arrested for possession of drugs on May 2. Suriya Lakpech and Wasurat Malikabutr, both 21, had been found with 7kg of ya ice (cystal methamphetamine) and 10 ya bah pills (methamphetamine) in their possession.

  • Phuket tourists injured, driver’s arm severed in another high-speed crash

    Phuket tourists injured, driver’s arm severed in another high-speed crash

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  • Citizens call for action to fix dangerous road

    Citizens call for action to fix dangerous road

    PHUKET: Officials responded to complaints about a “dangerous and uneven” road after social media users posted pictures of Sakdidej Road in Wichit, urging authorities to take immediate action to fix it. The pictures were shared on a Facebook page titled Siang Prachachon Khon Phuket (‘The Voice of Phuket Citizens’).

  • Finance: Track price action, not pundits’ talk

    Finance: Track price action, not pundits’ talk

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  • 21-year-old biker killed in Phuket pick-up collision

    21-year-old biker killed in Phuket pick-up collision

    PHUKET: A 21-year-old biker was killed after he crashed into a pick-up truck in Wichit yesterday afternoon. Maj Narong Muangduang of Wichit Police provided details of the accident that took place in Moo 3, Kwang Road.

  • Alleged murderers injured in car crash after shooting teen

    Alleged murderers injured in car crash after shooting teen

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  • Bomb blast at army hospital in Bangkok injures 25

    Bomb blast at army hospital in Bangkok injures 25

    BANGKOK: Twenty five people were injured in a bomb blast at an Army hospital in Bangkok yesterday morning. A police source said an unidentified bomber attached a green vase with artificial flowers to a wall in the reception room of Phramongkutklao Hospital before a homemade bomb exploded there at 10:40am.

  • Phuket police commander dispels bomb threat rumors

    Phuket police commander dispels bomb threat rumors

    PHUKET: Officials have warned the public to be careful about sharing unconfirmed reports on social media after a bomb threat warning created panic among Phuket vendors last week. The original source of the message is unknown, but it was widely circulated on line.