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  • Phuket protest march becomes victory parade

    Phuket protest march becomes victory parade

    PHUKET: Thousands of jubilant anti-government protesters are gathered outside of the main government buildings in Phuket Town, celebrating the decision of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra earlier today to dissolve her government. The protesters, however, vow to carry on protesting until the People’s Council proposed by Suthep Thaugsuban, the former deputy prime minister and protest leader in Bangkok, is set up. The whistle-blowing, flag-waving, ribbon-wearing crowd continues to grow as protesters from all over Phuket, including government workers, hospital staff and students gather in front of Phuket Provincial Hall (map

  • Nine Phuket heroes due to arrive next month

    Nine Phuket heroes due to arrive next month

    PHUKET: A 50-million-baht project to honor important figures in Phuket’s history moves closer to completion next month with the arrival of nine bronze statues. The statues represent individuals important in the defense of Phuket against Burmese invaders, including the well known Phuket Heroines, sisters Thao Thepkrasattri and Thao Srisoonthorn (story

  • Garden variety motorbike arson near Phuket viewpoint

    Garden variety motorbike arson near Phuket viewpoint

    PHUKET: A motorbike was burned to a crisp near the Kata View Point on Phuket’s west coast yesterday afternoon, possibly the result of a feud between two gardeners. Karon Police responding to a 4pm call found the black skeleton of Parichat Prasertlo’s green Honda Dream about 200 meters off the coastal road near the tourist-popular scenic vantage point.

  • CCTV shopping images set police on trail of Phuket ATM thieves

    CCTV shopping images set police on trail of Phuket ATM thieves

    PHUKET: Police have identified the men who robbed a Phuket ATM on Tuesday and are seeking arrest warrants. Based on CCTV images from a construction material store in Thalang, Phuket Police were able to identify the men purchasing supplies for the crime, which used a blowtorch to cut the back off the ATM

  • Phuket celebrates HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 86th birthday

    Phuket celebrates HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 86th birthday

    PHUKET: A host of special ceremonies are being held across Phuket today to honor and celebrate HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 86th birthday, which is also Father’s Day in Thailand.

  • Phuket Police tracking Vietnamese ATM thieves

    Phuket Police tracking Vietnamese ATM thieves

    PHUKET: Police have been issued arrest warrants for a pair of Vietnamese ATM thieves who are believed to have fled to their home country after making off with 1.6 million baht from a Phuket ATM last month. Nguyen Thanh Quang, 25, and Tran Dang Hoa, 26, are wanted for robbing the ATM at the entrance to Boat Lagoon on November 7 (story

  • No arrests for work permit delays caused by protests

    No arrests for work permit delays caused by protests

    PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Employment Office (PPEO), responsible for issuing work permits to foreigners on the island, remains closed today, but those with work permits set to expire or in process need not fear arrest, PPEO chief Yaowapa Pibulpol told the Phuket Gazette this morning.

  • Alleged Phuket ghost rider in motorbike crash with foreigners

    Alleged Phuket ghost rider in motorbike crash with foreigners

    PHUKET: A pair of injured foreigners reported to police that a ghost rider slammed into them in the southbound lane of Thepkrasattri Road near the Kor En ‘death bend’ early this morning. American Mike Waltman, 23, was not seriously injured in the incident.

  • Kamala Police net meth dealers in hotel sting

    Kamala Police net meth dealers in hotel sting

    PHUKET: Plainclothes police arrested two ya ice (crystal methamphetamine) dealers in a sting operation at a Phuket guesthouse on Wednesday night, seizing a total of 1.6 grams of the drug. Lt Suchart Chumphusaeng led four other officers of the Kamala Police in the raid at Popeye’s Place guesthouse, near Phuket FantaSea, where plainclothes officers had arranged to buy 1.

  • Phuket murder convict Lee Aldhouse happy to serve jail in Thailand

    Phuket murder convict Lee Aldhouse happy to serve jail in Thailand

    PHUKET: British national Lee Aldhouse, sentenced today to 25 years in jail for the murder of American Marine Dashawn Longfellow in Phuket in 2010, is happy to serve his jail term in Thailand, the Phuket Gazette was told today. The Phuket Provincial Court sentenced Aldhouse, known in Muay Thai kickboxing arenas as the “Pitbull”, to 25 years’ imprisonment for the stabbing murder at 11am today (story

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