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  • Phuket man dies of heroin overdose in gas station bathroom

    Phuket man dies of heroin overdose in gas station bathroom

    PHUKET: A Phuket man died of an apparent heroin overdose in a gas station bathroom in Thalang yesterday.

  • Tour company offers compensation for capsized speedboat ordeal

    Tour company offers compensation for capsized speedboat ordeal

    PHUKET: The Phuket-based company operating tours on board the speedboat that capsized off Phi Phi Island in rough seas yesterday has vowed to cover all medical expenses for those injured in the incident and to offer compensation for the emotional stress suffered. Pongsak Pachantabut, the manager of Phuket New Generation Travel Company, today confirmed to the Phuket Gazette that there were 37 tourists of varying nationalities and four crew members on board the speedboat, the Luk Pradu 26, at the time of the incident, not

  • Police brutality complaint filed over drug suspect arrest

    Police brutality complaint filed over drug suspect arrest

    PHUKET: A man who claims his nephew was severely beaten by five Thalang police officers trying to extract more information after they had arrested him for drug possession has filed a complaint at the Phuket Damrongtham Center (ombudsman’s office).

  • Khon Baan Rao slides into clear majority in Phuket election

    Khon Baan Rao slides into clear majority in Phuket election

    PHUKET: The Khon Baan Rao Party won 13 of 24 seats in the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (PPAO) council election on Sunday, according to the preliminary vote count, giving the local “pink party” a clear majority. Khon Baan Rao, meaning “People from Our House” and led by PPAO President Paiboon Upatising, lost six of the 19 seats the party contested. The remainder were won by independents, who had a healthy showing with 37 independent candidates contesting the 24 seats available.

  • Turtle tangled in fishing net rescued from Phuket beach

    Turtle tangled in fishing net rescued from Phuket beach

    PHUKET: An adult Ridley sea turtle, tangled up in a discarded fishing net, washed onto Karon Beach alive, but injured, yesterday afternoon. The female turtle, weighing about 40 kilograms was spotted by a tourist on the beach. A lifeguard, alerted to the situation, contacted the Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC) Endangered Species Unit.

  • Phuket ‘false rape’ victim Bamford to reveal all on Australian prime time TV

    Phuket ‘false rape’ victim Bamford to reveal all on Australian prime time TV

    PHUKET: Stevie Bamford, the 21-year-old Australian tourist who in June

  • Heavy rain blamed for Phang Nga bus accident

    Heavy rain blamed for Phang Nga bus accident

    PHUKET: Police assess that heavy rain caused a bus carrying 20 passengers from Haad Yai to Phuket to overturn on a curve in Phang Nga yesterday, injuring 16 people. Lt Col Sanae Aukod of Phang Nga Town Police received notice of the accident, at the Phu Nga Thani curve, in Takdad, Muang, Phang Nga, at about 6pm. Police accompanied by rescue teams from Wat Gao and Phu Nga arrived at the scene to find the bus on its side in a roadside drainage ditch.

  • Patong Hospital ramps up flood defenses

    Patong Hospital ramps up flood defenses

    PHUKET: A project costing 16 million baht to better protect Patong Hospital from flooding is expected to be completed by January 7, Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha and Pheu Thai Party Government Spokesman Prompong Nopparit were told on Friday. The news follows Patong Hospital flooding during the

  • Thailand News: Sex trade – playing with the devil

    Thailand News: Sex trade – playing with the devil

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– Thailand news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Transvestites, women warned against sex trade in Mideast Phuket Gazette / The Nation PHUKET: Many Thai male cross-dressers get legitimate jobs in Oman as masseuses but choose to also offer sexual services on the side, a Thai embassy official in Muscat said Panida Somao said the laws in Oman were very strict and only men were allowed to work at massage parlors for male customers. “But some Thai transvestites have exploited these laws and also offer sexual services,” she said, adding that many came to Oman before undergoing the sex-change operation. “Many of them work in Oman to earn enough money to finance this operation,” Panida said.

  • Phuket teenager confesses to slaying stepfather with axe

    Phuket teenager confesses to slaying stepfather with axe

    PHUKET: A 15-year-old boy who confessed to murdering his stepfather with an axe told police yesterday that the attack was motivated by the man’s abusive behavior to his mother.