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  • Single lingering regret for Phuket’s top cop as he prepares to retire

    Single lingering regret for Phuket’s top cop as he prepares to retire

    PHUKET: Phuket Provincial Police Commander Choti Chavalviwat is troubled by only a single lingering issue of unfinished business as he prepares for retirement at the end of this month – the much-needed high-resolution CCTVs he sought to bring to the island.

  • Phuket Prison marks 113th anniversary with deity statue

    Phuket Prison marks 113th anniversary with deity statue

    PHUKET: A modest ceremony took place at Phuket Provincial Prison today to honor the installation of the Hindu God Chitragupta, who is deemed special by the Department of Corrections in Thailand.

  • Staffer at Phuket Chevrolet dealership arrested after pocketing B1.2mn

    Staffer at Phuket Chevrolet dealership arrested after pocketing B1.2mn

    PHUKET: Police arrested an employee of a Chevrolet dealership in Phuket after the man made off with more than 1.2 million baht of company cash. Somkit “Roon” Yukunthorn, a 27-year-old Phuket native, worked faithfully for about a year as a messenger for VST Autosales 2002 Co Ltd, the Chevrolet dealership on the bypass road.

  • Baby buffalo saved from watery death

    Baby buffalo saved from watery death

    PHUKET: Quick action by a local Thalang villager prevented a baby buffalo from drowning in an abandoned well today.

  • Thief says he needed money for sick son

    Thief says he needed money for sick son

    PHUKET: A man caught stealing an air-conditioning compressor from a bus in Phuket Town yesterday morning told police that he needed money to pay for medical treatment for his son. Chaiwut Kongkhaoriab, 28, was caught in the act by mechanics at the garage where the bus was parked. Pramoun Jitpakdee, one of the mechanics, said he was fixing the bus when he noticed Mr Chaiwut riding a motorbike around in front of the garage.

  • 9 million baht Chalong Circle study underway

    9 million baht Chalong Circle study underway

    PHUKET: A 9-million baht pre-construction study on how to ease traffic congestion at Chalong Circle is underway, with companies considering seven options including several flyovers in addition to underpasses.

  • Alleged extortionist re-elected to run Phuket taxi group

    Alleged extortionist re-elected to run Phuket taxi group

    PHUKET: “Brother Pom” was re-elected to head the Central Festival Phuket taxi group yesterday, despite facing charges of extortion and using violence to force member-drivers to make payments.

  • Jaran’s hammer: 73-year-old beaten to death across the bay from Phuket

    Jaran’s hammer: 73-year-old beaten to death across the bay from Phuket

    PHUKET: A man confessed to killing his wife with a hammer yesterday because she moved to Krabi to live with her daughter, leaving him alone in the Isarn province of Yasothon for about a year. Jaran Triphoom, 79, was found by police clutching a bouquet of flowers in a rubber plantation hours after the discovery of his wife’s body, said Adisak Thabpha of the Klong Thom Police

  • Thailand Tourist Police Road Show to roll into Phuket

    Thailand Tourist Police Road Show to roll into Phuket

    PHUKET: A caravan of four mobile homes and a trailer full of facilities free for tourists to use will be set up from 7:30pm to 9:00pm in Phuket this Saturday as part of a promotional campaign to make tourists feel safe about travelling in Thailand. The caravan, called the “Thailand Tourist Police Roadshow 2013”, was launched in Bangkok on Tuesday under a joint campaign by the Tourist Police and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports

  • Phuket flower-seller caught in drain

    Phuket flower-seller caught in drain

    PHUKET: Heavy rains caused another accident yesterday when a Phuket flower vendor slipped on wet pavement and got his foot stuck in a drain.