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  • American fugitive in Phuket faces deportation to US

    American fugitive in Phuket faces deportation to US

    PHUKET: An American man arrested in Phuket on Friday faces deportation to the United States, where is wanted by the Californian Supreme Court on drugs charges and involvement in lewd shows. Phuket Immigration Police moved in and arrested 46-year-old Michael Anthony Matos at 6pm at an address on Nanai Road in Patong, renowned worldwide as Phuket’s party town for adult.

  • PHUKET OPINION: Speak loudly, but leave ‘big stick’ on mainland

    PHUKET OPINION: Speak loudly, but leave ‘big stick’ on mainland

    PHUKET: As this week passed, the non-event of the Red Shirt rally apparently planned to be held at Nai Yang Beach

  • Monk defrocked after alleged drunk, drugged altercation at funeral

    Monk defrocked after alleged drunk, drugged altercation at funeral

    PHUKET: A monk has been defrocked in Phuket and is being held by police after a violent and possibly drug-induced incident at a cremation ceremony this morning. At about 10am Nusit Phanu, reportedly leapt from a wall at Wat Saensuk temple in Phuket Town and seized a 12-year-old girl by her neck

  • Phuket rape suspect has not confessed: Chalong Police

    Phuket rape suspect has not confessed: Chalong Police

    PHUKET: Chalong Police Superintendent Sirisak Wasasiri at 2:35pm today confirmed to the Phuket Gazette that Sakchai Thongseedam has not confessed to the rape of a young German tourist in Phuket on Thursday. Mr Sakchai was

  • Man stabs boy, 7, in head with screwdriver on Phuket Town street

    Man stabs boy, 7, in head with screwdriver on Phuket Town street

    PHUKET: Police this afternoon arrested a man after he randomly stabbed a 7-year-old boy in the head with a screwdriver while the child was playing with friends in Phuket Town . Still in tears and shocked by the attack, the boy’s mother, Chareerat Naksri, told the Phuket Gazette that the stab wound narrowly missed the right ear of her son, Krittamet “Best” Kingsaiyut

  • French tourist drowns as Phuket surf danger season begins

    French tourist drowns as Phuket surf danger season begins

    PHUKET: One tourist has drowned and a Thai woman narrowly escaped a similar tragedy after being caught in strong surf on Phuket’s west coast this afternoon. Uten Singsom, head of the Phuket Lifeguard Club team at Kata-Karon, told the Phuket Gazette that a lifeguard pulled a Thai woman, aged about 30, from the surf in front of Karon Circle at about 2pm.

  • Phuket’s Bangla street touts warned: ‘Hands off tourists’

    Phuket’s Bangla street touts warned: ‘Hands off tourists’

    PHUKET: Patong Police have warned touts plying Phuket’s renowned Soi Bangla that they are not to touch tourists whilst soliciting. “And they are not to drink alcohol while they are working,” said Patong Police Deputy Superintendent Akanit Danpitaksat

  • Thailand’s national ID database crash attributed to ‘server problem’

    Thailand’s national ID database crash attributed to ‘server problem’

    PHUKET: The system crash of Thailand’s Department of Provincial Administration central database in Bangkok, affecting Phuket and the rest of the country yesterday and this morning, has been attributed to a “server problem”. Phuket City Municipality was informed yesterday by the Region 8 Bureau of Registration Administration in Surat Thani of the problem, saying that some of the database system’s services were temporarily unavailable. Services suspended included issuance of national identity cards and registration of births and deaths.

  • Phuket hotel receptionist denies raping tourist

    Phuket hotel receptionist denies raping tourist

    PHUKET: The Phuket resort receptionist charged with raping a German tourist has denied the police allegation, saying the incident was of “mutual consent”. Sakchai Thongseedam, a reception staffer at the Centara Karon Resort Phuket, was charged by Chalong Police after a German woman in her 20s staying at the resort filed a complaint yesterday. The woman, whose name is being withheld, said in her police statement – recorded in written Thai by special case officer

  • Phuket takes drug war to the coffee shop

    Phuket takes drug war to the coffee shop

    PHUKET: In a marked departure from the usual line in tackling drugs on the island, Phuket Vice Governor Chamroen Tipayapongtada yesterday took time out to sit down with local village leaders and discuss the drug problem over a cup of coffee.