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  • Police pin down suspect in Phuket elephant smuggling ring

    Police pin down suspect in Phuket elephant smuggling ring

    PHUKET: Police have identified a prime suspect in an illegal elephant smuggling ring that led to the recent DNA testing of two baby elephants in Phuket (story

  • Phuket Red Cross makes urgent call for O-negative blood

    Phuket Red Cross makes urgent call for O-negative blood

    PHUKET: The Phuket Regional Blood Center (PRBC), often called upon to save the lives of Thais and foreigners, has no reserves of O-negative type blood. “We try to maintain a daily minimum stock of 200 units of A, B and O blood types, and 20 units of Rhesus-negative blood,” said PRBC Acting Chief Pornthip Rattajak

  • Russian tourists injured as Phuket tour bus slams into Patong house

    Russian tourists injured as Phuket tour bus slams into Patong house

    PHUKET: Five Russian tourists were injured when the brakes failed on a Pegas Touristik bus while the vehicle was descending the steep hill into Phuket’s premier resort town of Patong at about 6pm this evening. The Bangkok-registered bus came to a thudding halt as it slammed into a house by the side of the road near Suwankiriwong Temple, known locally as Wat Patong.

  • Phuket’s most famous beachfront road to get 200-million-baht face lift

    Phuket’s most famous beachfront road to get 200-million-baht face lift

    PHUKET: A plan to beautify over 3.5 kilometers of the Patong beachfront road by hiding unsightly power lines underground was presented at a public hearing yesterday in Patong. If the 203-million-baht project passes the public hearing process, as it is expected to, construction could start this year, covering the stretch of Taweewong Road from the three-junction in Kalim to Klong Pak Bang bridge, a total of 3.

  • Phuket officials scramble over missing Rohingya

    Phuket officials scramble over missing Rohingya

    PHUKET: Officers at the Phuket Shelter for Children and Families on Koh Sireh this afternoon called an emergency meeting to discuss reports of Rohingya refugees disappearing from the center early yesterday morning. The meeting was called when news reports surfaced that Muslim women and children were noticed missing from the shelter at about 2:30am. The mass disappearance followed two other incidents since January of Rohingya refugees fleeing the shelter, never to return.

  • Twelve Burmese dead as border boat run goes fatally wrong [video report]

    Twelve Burmese dead as border boat run goes fatally wrong [video report]

    PHUKET: Marine Police recovered the bodies of nine Burmese nationals yesterday, bringing to 12 the number who died when their boat capsized in rough seas north of Phuket as they attempted to evade a Thai coastal patrol on Friday night. Pak Nam Police in Ranong province confirmed that the nine bodies retrieved yesterday comprised three women and six men found floating offshore Koh Chang and Koh Phayam islands, about 2 kilometers offshore from mainland Ranong. “The nine bodies recovered yesterday were taken to Ranong Hospital,” Pol Capt Udom Kumnerd told the Phuket Gazette.

  • Phuket lifeguards warn tourists of dangerous surf at beaches

    Phuket lifeguards warn tourists of dangerous surf at beaches

    PHUKET: The lifeguards stationed at Phuket’s popular beaches have urged tourists to beware the dangerous surf and rip tides brought on by the return of the annual southwest monsoon. Strong winds and swirling currents together with big tides are creating dangerous swimming conditions at Phuket’s key tourist beaches, Phuket Lifeguard Club President Prathaiyut “Nut” Chuayuan explains. “I urge all visitors to be especially cautious during this period.

  • Phuket danger season surf claims one life, endangers fishing vessel

    Phuket danger season surf claims one life, endangers fishing vessel

    PHUKET: The heavy waves striking Phuket’s west coast over the weekend claimed the life of one man fishing at Patong last night and demanded the Marine Police assist a fishing boat in distress.

  • Phuket taxi driver continues to deny sexual assault charges

    Phuket taxi driver continues to deny sexual assault charges

    PHUKET: In Phuket Prison since May 20, illegal taxi driver Paitoon Kruain continues to deny that he sexually assaulted a Chinese tourist whom he picked up at Phuket International Airport on May 17 and drove around in his car for five hours (story

  • SPECIAL REPORT: Fears of Phuket abductions

    SPECIAL REPORT: Fears of Phuket abductions

    Special Report: It is a typical story in Phuket: a taxi or van picks up passengers and on the way to their destination gets them to stop at a jewelry store, souvenir shop or travel agency. A familiar experience, considered no more than an irritation or a waste of time by some.