PHUKET: The fact that persons unknown recently enjoyed success smuggling ya ice (crystal methamphetamine) and mobile phones into Phuket Prison by concealing the items inside dead rodents may have a comic aspect to it, but the … Full story
PHUKET: A senate subcommittee on police graft and corruption is in Phuket investigating allegations of an alleged police protection racket targeting tailor shops in Phukets Kata-Karon area. Subcommittee chairman Pol Gen Jongrak Juthanon said the investigation follows complaints made by people in Kata-Karon that tailor shops and other retail businesses that employ ethnic Nepalis are forced to hand over 2,000 baht per person for the police to ‘look the other way’.
PHUKET: Phuket Police took just a few hours to track down and arrest three teenagers wanted for the … Full story
PHUKET: Phuket City Police this morning announced the results of their investigation into the strangling murder of a Patong resort worker whose body was discovered at his home in Wichit last night. The body of the late Yusop Wattanarot, age 35, was discovered by friends who went to visit him at 7:30pm yesterday. Sathien Chartsuksiridej, a close friend of the deceased, said he went to visit Mr Yusop in his home in Wichit Village 5 after he failed to return phone calls.
PHUKET: A sortie of 15 soldiers from the Royal Thai Army 2nd Infantry Battalion based in Ranong arrived in Phuket yesterday to help excavate by hand a house located high in the hills of Kamala, on Phukets west coast. Heavy rains last Thursday caused earth on the slope above the house to slide down the hill, coming to rest along one wall of the modest home. The weight of the dirt held back by the house had the residents worried that their home could slip downhill at any time, even in the middle of the night
PHUKET: Phuket Prison will install 12 CCTV cameras around its perimeter wall and throughout the compound as part of a ‘crackdown’ targeting mobile phone and drug deliveries to inmates. Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha has approved a budget of 90,000 baht from the Provincial Office for the CCTV system to be installed at Phuket Prison, Prison Director Rapin Nichanon announced at the Phuket Security Committee meeting at Provincial Hall this morning. ..
PHUKET: A landslide at a Phuket construction site for a shrine to the goddess Guanyin sent large boulders tumbling down a steep hillside yet again yesterday. No injuries or deaths were reported in the incident
PHUKET: Phuket has experienced unprecedented growth across at levels of the retail sector over the past two decades, but without any real improvement in customer service especially in terms of product knowledge and foreign language skills. Rapid improvement in these areas is needed if the island is to capitalize on its many advantages and to emerge as a regional retail hub by 2015, when the terms of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) charter take effect. The introduction of the AEC 2015 charter is being heralded as marking the advent of a whole new era of economics for the Southeast Asian bloc.
PHUKET: After a series of ten consecutive losses and draws, FC Phuket won their first road game against a luckless RBAC side in Bangkok yesterday afternoon. FC Phuket scored the only goal of the match just two minutes into play, when a long pass from Nittiroj Sukuma was chested down inside the penalty area by Watcharapong Jun-ngam, then deftly passed to waiting Nigerien midfielder Boubacar Issoufou, who slotted the football inside the near post
PHUKET: After learning that a young man had been caught on a CCTV camera urinating into the local reservoir, the chief administrator of the Portland, Oregon Water Bureau in the US made a hasty decision last month. He ordered that all 7.8 million gallons be drained out of it.