Artikel tagged “Asien”

  • Phuket Police on lookout for three drivers in two fatal hit-and-runs

    Phuket Police on lookout for three drivers in two fatal hit-and-runs

    PHUKET: Chalong Police are looking for the drivers of three vehicles involved in two separate hit-and-runs on Thursday night. Just after midnight yesterday morning, police received a report that a man had died in a road accident near the entrance to Soi Pratana on Chao Fa West Road in Chalong (map

  • Phuket gunfight survivors yet to deliver police statements

    Phuket gunfight survivors yet to deliver police statements

    PHUKET: One of the two survivors of the gunfight on March 20, which left two dead and a Tourist Police officer charged with murder, has given police his version of the shooting but has not identified the shooter. Natthapong Kaewkuanchum, 25, was shot three times in the chest in the early morning of March 20, and is in the surgical ward at Vachira Phuket Hospital. Phuket City Police investigators questioned him about what transpired in the room at the Phuket Garden Ville housing estate early on the morning of March 20 (story

  • Phuket Immigration calls for Rohingya aid

    Phuket Immigration calls for Rohingya aid

    PHUKET: Phuket Immigration is calling for donations of essentials for the 67 Rohingya currently under detention.

  • Phuket Opinion: Stray dog ‘final solution’ should take a pounding

    Phuket Opinion: Stray dog ‘final solution’ should take a pounding

    John Dalley is Phuket’s well-known founder of the Soi Dog Foundation, a not-for-profit, legally registered charitable organization in Thailand, the United States, Australia, the UK, France and Holland.

  • Phuket to become land probe role model

    Phuket to become land probe role model

    PHUKET: A Deputy Ministry of Interior arrived on Phuket yesterday to launch a land title deed investigation geared to establish Phuket as a role model for land probes. “Many plots of land have been acquired through corrupt officials,” Deputy Interior Minister Pracha Prasopdee told the Phuket Gazette. “This investigation, commencing immediately and lasting 30 days, will establish Phuket as a role model for the rest of the country in how to deal with this problem.

  • Ministry of Justice steps up to help Phuket sea gypsies

    Ministry of Justice steps up to help Phuket sea gypsies

    PHUKET: Thailand’s Ministry of Justice is spearheading a multi-agency effort to provide assistance to sea gyspies in Phuket.

  • Phuket Heroines Festival to re-enact Battle of Thalang

    Phuket Heroines Festival to re-enact Battle of Thalang

    PHUKET: Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut tonight will play a leading role as King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, also referred to by Thais as “Rama I”, in the annual re-enactment of the Battle of Thalang. The event marks the historical battle in 1785 in which Phuket’s own “angels”, Thao Thepkrasattri and Thao Srisoonthorn, better known as the Phuket Heroines, led local villagers to repel a Burmese invasion. Governor Maitri began today’s celebrations with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Heroines’ Monument in the heart of the island.

  • Human Rights Watch calls for probe into alleged Rohingya shootings

    Human Rights Watch calls for probe into alleged Rohingya shootings

    PHUKET: New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) today issued a statement calling for the Thai authorities to investigate reports of Royal Thai Navy sailors opening fire on a boatload of Rohingya off the Phang Nga coast, north of Phuket, allegedly killing at least two of the refugees. “Rohingya fleeing Burma should be given protection, not shot at,” said Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch.

  • Phuket Opinion: Tough love for Phuket stray dogs

    Phuket Opinion: Tough love for Phuket stray dogs

    PHUKET: For the past 10 months, Weerasit Puthipairoj, 58, has been the chief of the Phuket Provincial Livestock Office. Originally from Narathiwat, Mr Weerasit has a master’s degree in Agricultural Development from the Prince of Songkla University Haad Yai campus in Songkhla. Here, he talks about stray dogs in Phuket, the best way to deal with them and what to do if you are attacked by a vicious dog: There are many stray dogs on Phuket because Thai tradition is to be kind to them and feed them.

  • Phuket women focus on exercise for International Women’s Day

    Phuket women focus on exercise for International Women’s Day

    PHUKET: More than 1,000 women gathered at Phuket’s landmark Promthep Cape on Friday for a pre-sunset mass exercise to mark International Women’s Day. The event was held under the theme “Women Healthy Creative” as part of an ongoing campaign being conducted by the Phuket Women’s Development Center.