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  • Drugs and weapon nabbed at Thachatchai checkpoint

    Drugs and weapon nabbed at Thachatchai checkpoint

    Thachatchai police have arrested a Nakhon Si Thammarat man, 21 year old Chakrit Petcharat, with 1,564 amphetamine pills worth about 300,000 Baht. Last night (February 8), Thachatchai police at the Phuket Gateway checkpoint stopped a bus traveling from Nakhon Si Thammarat

  • Krabi granny still going strong at 111 years old

    Krabi granny still going strong at 111 years old

    Krabi Governor, Pol Lt Col ML Kitibodhi Prawit, along with Krabi authorities and Krabi Red Cross, visited a local resident, Pliew Petchpuang who is 111 years old, to greet and grant her with New Year gifts today (February 6). The Chief of Krabi Office of Social Development and Human Security, Kitti Intarakul, who also went to visit the old lady, said that his office made a search for citizens who are over than 100 years old and found that she is the oldest. She was born in 1907, which was during the era of King Rama 5

  • Taxi OK project in Krabi

    Taxi OK project in Krabi

    Following its implementation in Bangkok last month, ‘Taxi’ OK’ is now coming closer to Phuket. The latest taxi ‘Taxi OK’ campaign has been launched in Krabi, aiming to ensure that no passenger would be rejected no matter where they request to travel to, amongst other new improvements to taxi services. Krabi Land Transport Office Chief, Laddawan Chinnasatian, said today (January 6) that there were many problems about Krabi taxis.

  • Four houses destroyed, one badly damaged, in Phuket Town fire

    Four houses destroyed, one badly damaged, in Phuket Town fire

    A fire consumed four Phuket houses and partially damaged another on Monday morning, police said. The Muang Phuket police station was alerted of the fire in Tambon Talad Mai at 6.45am. The crew from four fire engines took about an hour to put out the blaze, which burned down four connected houses and damaged a fifth.

  • January’s national road carnage up 65% – year on year

    January’s national road carnage up 65% – year on year

    With the Christmas/New Year road madness out of the way it’s now time to assess the road toll numbers for the first month of the year. After all the publicity leading up to the Christmas/New Year period the numbers are sure to drop

  • Case dismissed against four accused of launching grenades against PDRC demonstrators in 2013

    Case dismissed against four accused of launching grenades against PDRC demonstrators in 2013

    By Kesinee Tangkiaw The first court on Thursday has dismissed a case against four people accused of firing 40mm grenades at demonstrators from the now–defunct People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) at the Government Complex in early 2013, citing insufficient witnesses and evidence. Chatchawawn Prabbamrung, 49, Taweechai Vichakham, 43, Sunthorn Piphuannok, 53, and Somsri Marit, 44, were accused of contempt of murder as well as violation of gun weapons laws. They were accused of firing grenades at the protestors in the middle of the night of February 8, 2013 and again against a crowd on April 10, 2013. A small number of protestors were injured as a result

  • Frenchman confesses to murdering Italian love rival. Re-enactment yesterday.

    Frenchman confesses to murdering Italian love rival. Re-enactment yesterday.

    The much publicised murder of an Italian man, in which his Thai ex-wife and her French boyfriend have been implicated, apparently has been solved after police said the Frenchman had confessed to the killing. Pol Colonel Chaisathien Maneechak, from Bung Nara Police Station in Phichit province, said French national 34 year old Rigaux Amaury had confessed to stabbing to death 61 year old Giuseppe de Stefanivduring an argument about his affair with 38 year old Rujira Eiumlamai on January 18. Before the murder of the Italian, Amaury, Rujira and de Stefani reportedly travelled to a forest in Bueng Nara district by car

  • Krabi authorities consider purchase of marine ambulance

    Krabi authorities consider purchase of marine ambulance

    A meeting to discuss marine safety was held at Nong Talay Sub District Administration OrBorTor yesterday (January 30), where the idea was floated to purchase a medical boat (marine ambulance) by the President of Krabi Tourism Association, Wattana Rerngsamut, to increase safety and emergency transportation in case of accidents at sea. The meeting was chaired by the President of Nong Talay OrBorTor, Sukkai Chan-On and brought together speedboat operators, long-tail boat operators, tour guides and hotels representatives in the area. The President of Krabi Tourism Association says the idea is about to be officially filed to the authorities for consideration

  • Krabi power plant public hearing went smoothly. Protesters boycot event.

    Krabi power plant public hearing went smoothly. Protesters boycot event.

    More than 2,500 people attended the public hearing about Krabi’s proposed new coal power plant yesterday (January 28) with 1,150 police and army officers guarding the meeting and watching out for any potential protest activity. The 1,150 officers were guarding the area of the public hearing stage at Klong Kanan Sub District Administration Organisation office (OrBorTor), both in uniforms and undercover. “The officers guarded that area to ensure security from possible conflicts between the supporters and the people who disagree with the project, which has happened numerous times,” said Pol Maj Gen Boontawee Toraksa.

  • THAIGER TODAY Friday, January 26

    THAIGER TODAY Friday, January 26

    Latest announcements about Smart Visa | Re-enactment of Israeli mob hit in Samui | 3 road deaths on Patak Road, Karon in 24 hours | Police raid illegal hostels in Koh Pha Ngan | Monster drug haul in BKK | Bans on catching and eating seahorses AND official bans on smoking on some Thai beaches starts next week. The post THAIGER TODAY Friday, January 26 appeared first on Phuket Gazette .

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