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  • Police catch Phuket gold thief using CCTV images

    Police catch Phuket gold thief using CCTV images

    PHUKET: Phuket Police used CCTV images to track down and arrest a thief who snatched two gold necklaces from a woman driving her motorbike in Rassada. Nathawut Wannakoon, 22, was arrested at his home in Soi Imchit on Chao Fa Road (map

  • Phuket prepared for Chinese New Year

    Phuket prepared for Chinese New Year

    PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) has prepared an extravagant celebration to ring in the Year of the Water Snake with the arrival of the Chinese New Year tomorrow. The celebration is slated to kick off at Sanam Chai (across from Phuket City Hall, map here) at 4pm. “Acrobats from Henan, China will be performing as well as other splendid entertainers,” said Phuket OrBorJor President Paiboon “Pink Panther” Upatising.

  • Phuket cement truck flips on late-night trip down Patong Hill

    Phuket cement truck flips on late-night trip down Patong Hill

    PHUKET: An out of control cement truck flipped at the bottom of Patong Hill last night, skidding on its side into a motorbike and two houses before coming to a halt about 50 meters away from Wat Suawan Kiriwong Patong on Phra Baramee Road (map

  • Phuket jet-ski operator nabbed, denies anchor attack

    Phuket jet-ski operator nabbed, denies anchor attack

    PHUKET: Police have apprehended the Phuket jet-ski operator who reportedly swung an anchor angrily at the head of a German tourist at Kata Beach on Monday (story

  • Party monk defrocked over drugs, sex romp in Phuket

    Party monk defrocked over drugs, sex romp in Phuket

    PHUKET: A monk and two female friends having a sex party in a Patong hotel room were busted by police for drug use yesterday, and the monk was subsequently defrocked. After receiving a tip from local residents, police raided a hotel room at the southern end of Patong Beach. “We went to the location provided and found a monk and two women in the room,” said Patong Deputy Superintendent Akanit Danpitaksat.

  • Racha residents call for Phuket officials to fulfill old promises

    Racha residents call for Phuket officials to fulfill old promises

    PHUKET: The ongoing struggle to protect the beauty and environmental health of the tourist-popular Racha Yai Island, about 25 kilometers south of Phuket, continued yesterday in a meeting with Vice Governor Sommai Prijasilpa. Santi Chandi, representative of Racha Yai residents, asked the vice governor to solve the problems she had promised to solve at a meeting in May 2012. At that meeting, environmentalists told V/Gov Sommai that Koh Racha faced environmental damage due to some resort owners improperly disposing of trash and wastewater.

  • Russian tourist found dead at Phuket resort, cause unclear

    Russian tourist found dead at Phuket resort, cause unclear

    PHUKET: Police are hoping that assistance from forensics investigators will help unravel the cause of death of a Russian tourist whose body was found in his Phuket resort villa yesterday. Chalong Police Deputy Superintendent Jumroon Plaiduang was called to a resort in Soi Na Tai in the southern Phuket beach area of Rawai (map

  • Phuket van driver rewarded for returning tourist’s lost B124k

    Phuket van driver rewarded for returning tourist’s lost B124k

    PHUKET: A Phuket tour driver has received high praise from the governor for returning 124,000 baht that an Indonesian tourist left behind in his tour van. Sarawut Sompan, 24, works for the Sai Lom Club van team in Chalong

  • National corruption probe into police housing arrives in Phuket

    National corruption probe into police housing arrives in Phuket

    PHUKET: Royal Thai Police Department of Special Investigation (DSI) Director-General Tharit Pengdit arrived in Phuket yesterday as part of his investigation into the stalled construction of 163 police housing apartment blocks across the country. With him was Government Spokesman Prompong Nopparit, who is also vice president of a parliamentary anti-corruption committee set up by Pheu Thai. “We will be looking at the delay in construction and will also determine whether corruption is involved, said Mr Tharit, adding that the case had attracted the attention of national police chief Adul Sangsingkaew.

  • Phuket Police still hunting for Jintana’s killers

    Phuket Police still hunting for Jintana’s killers

    PHUKET: Phuket Police have sent CCTV footage related to the murder of Jintana Mahattanapak to experts in Bangkok in the hopes they can extract fresh information that will lead to the arrest of her killers. Mrs Jintana, the human resources director at the Hilton Arcadia Phuket Resort & Spa in Karon and mother to two young daughters, was executed by a single gunshot to the head while driving home from work on January 18.

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