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  • Heavy drinking Phuket chef, 44, found dead from heart failure

    Heavy drinking Phuket chef, 44, found dead from heart failure

    PHUKET: A 44-year-old chef was found dead from heart failure in his room on Friday, just a week after starting a new job. The body of Chalong Tiwiyang was found on the floor of his staff bedroom at Phuket Graceland Resort and Spa at about 6pm on Friday evening. Police estimate Mr Chalong had been dead for about 10 hours.

  • Phuket Opinion: Warding off bad luck with a smile

    Phuket Opinion: Warding off bad luck with a smile

    PHUKET: Scams, robberies, thieves, taxi mafia… this place is evil, one might think.

  • Baby elephant seized at Phuket trekking camp

    Baby elephant seized at Phuket trekking camp

    PHUKET: Local wildlife conservation officials yesterday seized an 18-month-old elephant at a camp in Phuket after the infant pachyderm was smuggled onto the island. Acting on a tip-off, officers led by Kathu District Chief Veera Kerdsirimongkol raided the camp, located in the Bang Thong in Kathu (map

  • Phuket Police searching for karaoke assault gang

    Phuket Police searching for karaoke assault gang

    PHUKET: Police are on the lookout for a gang of youths wanted for a vicious attack on two men outside a karaoke bar in Thalang early yesterday morning. Officers were called to the scene, an unnamed karaoke bar in Soi Ta Mhen, Muang Mai, at 3am. “When we arrived we found Wicharn Mueanprasart, 34, with a knife wound to his forehead,” said Capt Narong Muangdoung of the Thalang Police.

  • Phuket tour bus slams into motorists, shophouse; ‘brake failure’ cited, again

    Phuket tour bus slams into motorists, shophouse; ‘brake failure’ cited, again

    PHUKET: Three people were injured when a Phuket tour bus slammed into traffic waiting at the busy Slaughterhouse Intersection in Phuket Town (map

  • Phuket Opinion: SuperCheap inferno inevitable

    Phuket Opinion: SuperCheap inferno inevitable

    PHUKET: We find astonishing the surprising lack of reaction to the catastrophe that took place last week, when the entire SuperCheap complex on Thepkrasattri Road in Rassada went up in a fireball more closely resembling a World War II firebombing than a scene on a tropical resort island. The fire was predicted in this space just 14 months ago (story

  • Phuket’s illegal tour van drivers granted temporary amnesty

    Phuket’s illegal tour van drivers granted temporary amnesty

    PHUKET: The Phuket Land Transportation Office (PLTO) will issue documents to certify illegal tour van drivers who have applied to become legal so they may continue working until their applications are processed. The news follows a group of illegal van drivers appealing to Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut yesterday for the right to keep working until their applications to become legal are approved. “We are willing to register and become legal, but the process can take up to six months.

  • Phuket devout demand apology from drunken Russian

    Phuket devout demand apology from drunken Russian

    PHUKET: About 200 Phuket residents yesterday demanded an apology from the Russian tourist who damaged a statue of revered historical abbot Luang Por Kongdet during a drunken spree late Tuesday night. If the tourist, Oleg Fomenko, 31, or the Russian honorary consul for Phuket do not apologize within seven days, there will be protests, the residents warned.

  • Phuket’s Road to Freedom under fire for corruption

    Phuket’s Road to Freedom under fire for corruption

    PHUKET: Winai Chidchiew, the Subdistrict chief (Kamnan) for Kata-Karon, has lashed out over the project to build a new road to Freedom Beach, accusing local officials of trying to push the project through for their own benefit.

  • Drunk Russian topples statue of Phuket abbot, bungles lorry theft

    Drunk Russian topples statue of Phuket abbot, bungles lorry theft

    PHUKET: A Russian tourist has blamed overindulgence in alcohol for a spree in which he pushed over a statue honoring a temple abbot in Karon late Tuesday night.