Artikel tagged “Asien”

  • Bus from Phuket to Narathiwat crashes in Phang Nga

    Bus from Phuket to Narathiwat crashes in Phang Nga

    PHUKET: A tour bus full of school directors from Narathiwat province overturned in Phang Nga late this morning, causing numerous injuries, but fortunately no deaths. The bus was en route to Krabi when the accident occurred on a sharp curve known locally as “Chong Kub Tha Yu”, located on the road from Lo Yung to Tha Yu in Takua Thung district. District police were informed that the bus had overshot the curve and overturned at 11am.

  • Phuket Customs director: Illegal diesel probably used to support terrorism

    Phuket Customs director: Illegal diesel probably used to support terrorism

    PHUKET: Customs officials who seized over 200,000 liters of smuggled diesel fuel off Phuket on Monday suspect the profits from such sales are likely being channeled to support terrorist activities. “Customs have been cracking down on illegally imported goods, especially fuel, which is probably being used to support terrorism,” said Rakob Srisupa, director of the Customs Department Marine Investigation and Suppression Bureau Region 2 office at Phuket Deep Sea Port. The comments came at a press conference on Tuesday, when Mr Rakob announced the seizure at 3:30am the night before of the 141-tonne vessel Nok Nan Nam about 10 kilometers east of Koh Racha Noi.

  • Democrat Party brainstorms for ASEAN in Phuket

    Democrat Party brainstorms for ASEAN in Phuket

    PHUKET: Former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and other Democrat Party heavyweights are scheduled to chair a seminar to develop a “Phuket model” for tourism on the island tomorrow. The event, scheduled to begin at 1pm, is intended to boost Phuket’s preparedness for measures of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community, or AEC, which will take effect in 2015. Dubbed “Decide Thailand Together”, the gathering will begin at 1pm at the Simon Star Theater in Rassada, one of the three major transgender cabaret venues on the island.

  • Belanger Deaths: Probe finds more information but no clues

    Belanger Deaths: Probe finds more information but no clues

    PHUKET: The lack of information publicly released on the deaths of Canadian sisters Audrey and Noemi Belanger on Phi Phi Island last month prompted the sisters’ father, Carl Belanger, to accuse the Thai authorities of covering up the true circumstances of their deaths. The leading investigators in the case have now refuted the allegation. The Phuket Gazette’s Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai and Orawin Narabal report.

  • Meth addicted woman terrorizes Phuket temple

    Meth addicted woman terrorizes Phuket temple

    PHUKET: A deranged, knife-wielding woman had people running for cover at a Phuket temple yesterday until she was finally stripped of the weapon and placed under police custody. Chalong Police were notified at 10:30am that a knife-wielding woman was terrorizing people on the grounds of the Wat Sawang Arom School, off Soi Happy Home in Rawai, according to Siangtai Daily newspaper

  • Phuket Police chief orders more night patrols

    Phuket Police chief orders more night patrols

    PHUKET: Phuket Provincial Police Commander Chonasit Wattanavrangkul has ordered all police stations across Phuket to take part in the formation of a “Special Operations Unit” in order to boost patrols in key tourist areas from 9pm to 4am. Maj Gen Chonasit announced the news on Thursday at a meeting of the Regional Peace Keeping Council, Phuket Office, headed by Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha. “I have to admit that we do not have enough police officers here to be able to monitor all areas closely,” Maj Gen Chonasit explained.

  • Drug suspect caught in Phuket after year on the run

    Drug suspect caught in Phuket after year on the run

    PHUKET: A man wanted in connection with a

  • Two dead in Phuket as motorbike swerves to avoid fallen power pole

    Two dead in Phuket as motorbike swerves to avoid fallen power pole

    PHUKET: Two men died and one was seriously injured in Phuket this morning in a single-vehicle motorbike crash after the driver swerved to avoid a utility pole blocking the road in Mai Khao. Tah Chat Chai Police received the report at about 5am and arrived at the scene, about 100 meters from the Holiday Inn hotel, along with Kusoldharm rescue workers, Thalang Hospital officers and Tambon Administration Organization (OrBorTor) officers. At the scene, the rescue workers found Nimit Saengo, 21, dead and two injured men.

  • James Lakin, founding member of Rawai Supports’ Club, passes away

    James Lakin, founding member of Rawai Supports’ Club, passes away

    PHUKET: James Lakin , long-term Phuket resident and one of the founding members of the Rawai Supporters’ Club, has died at the age of 38. Mr Lakin, nicknamed “Shaggy” by his friends, died on the evening of June 23, having suffered from a heart condition. His funeral will be held at Wat Sawang Arom in Rawai today and the wake will be at the newly named Shaggy’s Bar.

  • Phi Phi Poisonings: Autopsy results on Canadian sisters ‘inconclusive’

    Phi Phi Poisonings: Autopsy results on Canadian sisters ‘inconclusive’

    PHUKET: Krabi Police today announced that the autopsies conducted by Thai authorities on the bodies of Canadian sisters Audrey and Noemi Belanger failed to find any traces of drugs. The lack of discovery as to what caused the women’s deaths now forces police to follow other leads in their investigation, Krabi Provincial Police Deputy Commander Boontawee Toraksa said today. Audrey, 20, and Noemi, 26, were