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  • Leading candidate as Phuket’s new top cop ‘open to all’

    Leading candidate as Phuket’s new top cop ‘open to all’

    PHUKET: The man being tipped to become the next top cop in Phuket, Maj Gen Ong-art Phiewruangnont, is a “country person” open to listening to everyone. “Anyone who has a problem is welcome to come and talk to me.

  • Phuket Opinion: Tourist Court vs Holiday Justice

    Phuket Opinion: Tourist Court vs Holiday Justice

    PHUKET: The opening of a new court to resolve non-criminal cases involving foreign tourists in Phuket tomorrow is a welcome step in the right direction, but only time will tell if the initiative will achieve its goal of bringing about prompt justice for visitors and improving Thailand’s image as a tourist destination abroad. When the idea of establishing such a court was raised earlier this year, we were skeptical

  • Phuket Opinion: Chow for a champion cheap charlie

    Phuket Opinion: Chow for a champion cheap charlie

    PHUKET: First thing I did when I got out of prison last week was go to my favorite Thai-Muslim eatery and scoff down a brunch of champions – fried fish, veggies, Chernobyl-strength namprik (chili sauce), with plenty of rice and a fried egg to prevent me from spontaneously combusting. It cost less than the half the price of an equally voluminous plate of farang food at one of Phuket’s countless cheap Thai-Western restaurants. I love eating at truly local places for three reasons.

  • British, Irish expats in Phuket arrested by Immigration

    British, Irish expats in Phuket arrested by Immigration

    PHUKET: Three Phuket expats from Ireland and England will be deported from Thailand after being caught in Cherng Talay for overstaying. Officers moved in and arrested Alex Good, 27, from Ireland, at a restaurant near Cherng Talay Police Station at 3:30pm yesterday, said Lt Col Chidchanok Sakornyen of Phuket Immigration. “We had been following him for a while as we had been informed he was staying illegally in the country,” Col Chidchanok explained.

  • Phuket Town holds age-old annual ‘Full Moon Party’

    Phuket Town holds age-old annual ‘Full Moon Party’

    PHUKET: The annual celebration for the Moon Festival got underway in the heart of Phuket Town last night, with Governor Maitri Inthusut officiating at the ceremony to inaugurate this year’s Wai Phra Juntra festivities. Also at the event at Queen Sirikit Park (map

  • Phuket motorbike driver with axe to grind arrested

    Phuket motorbike driver with axe to grind arrested

    PHUKET: A friendly argument took a serious turn yesterday morning when a Patong motorbike taxi driver took out an axe and struck a colleague twice, sending him to the hospital. When police arrived at the motorbike taxi queue in Soi Kebsap (map

  • Baby buffalo saved from watery death

    Baby buffalo saved from watery death

    PHUKET: Quick action by a local Thalang villager prevented a baby buffalo from drowning in an abandoned well today.

  • Phuket flower-seller caught in drain

    Phuket flower-seller caught in drain

    PHUKET: Heavy rains caused another accident yesterday when a Phuket flower vendor slipped on wet pavement and got his foot stuck in a drain.

  • Phuket taxi cartel head arrested, denies extortion charges

    Phuket taxi cartel head arrested, denies extortion charges

    PHUKET: The head of the group of taxis operating out of Central Festival Phuket and his brother have denied using physical violence to extort money from fellow taxi drivers operating at the renowned shopping mall. Pom Sukkasam, 42, and his brother Sern Sukkasam, 52, were arrested by Crime Suppression Division (CSD) officers on Sunday and taken to Bangkok, where they were presented at a press conference yesterday. Both men have been handed three charges of extortion, and both men deny them.

  • Phuket staffer wanted for slashing manager at shopping mall

    Phuket staffer wanted for slashing manager at shopping mall

    PHUKET: Chalong Police this morning are seeking an arrest warrant for a staffer at the popular expat shopping mall HomePro Village near Chalong Circle (map