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  • Breaking News: Democrats win Bangkok election, Yingluck concedes defeat

    Breaking News: Democrats win Bangkok election, Yingluck concedes defeat

    PHUKET: Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has conceded defeat in the election today for Bangkok Governor, handing the election win over to Democrat candidate Sukhamband Parabitra. PM Yingluck publicly announced the defeat at 6:15pm after the ongoing count of votes at the polls showed that Sukhamband had amassed more than a million votes while leading Pheu Thai rival Pol Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen trailed by more than 100,000 votes

  • Mother of savaged pit bull victim presses criminal charges

    Mother of savaged pit bull victim presses criminal charges

    PHUKET: Criminal negligence charges were filed this week against the owners of the three pit bull terriers that mauled a man outside his own Phuket home in early February. Tiansak Aikpaiboon, 33, was savaged by three of his neighbor’s five pit bulls right in front of his home in Suan Thai Village, behind Wichit Songkram School near Central Festival, at about 8am on February 6 (story

  • Phuket Police hunt continues for Jintana killers

    Phuket Police hunt continues for Jintana killers

    PHUKET: Police are continuing to question individuals over the murder of Jintana Mahattanapak as they await the results of CCTV-footage analysis being conducted in Bangkok (story

  • Miss Universe smashes pirated products in Phuket

    Miss Universe smashes pirated products in Phuket

    PHUKET: Miss Universe 2005 Natalie Glebova joined officials as they destroyed pirated goods worth about 216 million baht in a ceremony in Phuket today, which was held to demonstrate Thailand’s dedication to protecting intellectual property rights. “We are here to increase the awareness of consumers about counterfeit designer goods and to encourage them to say ‘no’ to pirated products

  • Bourgeois tsunami sculptures to return to beach

    Bourgeois tsunami sculptures to return to beach

    PHUKET: “Hold me close”, the two sculptures designed by late French artist Louise Bourgeois to commemorate victims of the 2004 tsunami along the Andaman coast, will be given a new, secure home in Krabi. Local officials plan to provide a place on the beach at Hat Noppharat Thara where the metal sculptures can be admired, but will remain safe from thieves and salty sea air. “We are now in the process of designing and budgeting for a new place to display both sculptures, so tourists can see them and remember the lives lost in 2004,” said Hat Noppharat Thara National Park chief, Chaithat Boonphuphantanti.

  • Vicious Pit Bull Attack: Phuket mother files for compensation

    Vicious Pit Bull Attack: Phuket mother files for compensation

    PHUKET: A compensation complaint for a hospital bill totalling nearly 700,000 baht was filed with Wichit Police yesterday after a man was savaged in a vicious pit bull attack. Benjarat Ekpaiboon’s 33-year-old son, Tiensak Ekpaiboon, was attacked by three of their neighbor’s five pit bulls around 8am on February 6.

  • Phuket officials squelch Dengue fever rumors

    Phuket officials squelch Dengue fever rumors

    PHUKET: Residents must do their part in controlling dengue fever by not allowing water to stand in containers around their homes, officials have told the Phuket Gazette as rumors started to grow last week of an outbreak in Karon. In response to a complaint from a reader living on Patak Road Soi 24 in Karon that at least nine people in his area have dengue fever, the Gazette contacted Phuket Public Health Office Deputy Director Wiwat Seetamanotch and Karon Municipality Deputy Mayor Itthiporn Sangkaew. “Dengue fever in Phuket is under control; there is nothing to be overly worried about,” said Dr Wiwat.

  • More floods threaten Phuket Town if Klong Bang Yai project is delayed further

    More floods threaten Phuket Town if Klong Bang Yai project is delayed further

    PHUKET: Phuket Governor Maitri Inthsut paid a visit to the behind-schedule Klong Bang Yai project, which, if incomplete by the coming rainy season, threatens Phuket Town with another round of serious flooding. “The klong is the main waterway draining water from Kathu to Saphan Hin.

  • Myanmar Navy makes history

    Myanmar Navy makes history

    PHUKET: The Royal Thai Navy gave a warm welcome two Myanmar Navy ships yesterday morning as they made their country’s first diplomatic visit to a foreign country.

  • German tourist to be flown home for neurological treatment

    German tourist to be flown home for neurological treatment

    PHUKET: The German tourist who fell from the balcony of his third-floor hotel room on February 16 has received treatment at Vachira Phuket Hospital for his broken arms, but his family plans to take him back to Germany for treatment of a blood clot putting direct pressure on his brain. “Alexander Sven Zott is still on life support and using a feeding tube. Doctors put splints on his broken arms,” a staff member at the hospital confirmed to the Phuket Gazette this morning “His family wants him to receive neurological care in Germany, so they are preparing to take him home soon,” she said.