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  • Child rapist confesses to raping stepdaughter repeatedly for years

    Child rapist confesses to raping stepdaughter repeatedly for years

    PHUKET: Police arrested a child rapist yesterday after the man’s wife came home early from work and discovered that he had been raping her daughter repeatedly over an eight year period. The girl’s mother, Ms Kai (all family members were given aliases to protect the identity of the victim), reported her discovery first to her village headman, who then took her to the Thalang Police to file a complaint.

  • Phuket witnesses for Swede murder trial fail to show

    Phuket witnesses for Swede murder trial fail to show

    PHUKET: The trial of Swede Tommy Soderlund, charged along with fellow countryman Johan Ljung for a murder in Phuket in 2011, did not progress yesterday, as witnesses failed to appear in court. Mr Soderlund and Mr Ljung are accused of stabbing to death Maksim Schantz and then stealing a motorbike in order to escape the scene. Mr Soderlund admits to stealing the motorbike, but denies the murder charge (story

  • Phuket supercars dodge second DSI bullet

    Phuket supercars dodge second DSI bullet

    PHUKET: A second round of the Department of Special Investigation’s (DSI) probe into supercar owners suspected of tax evasion did not turn up any cars registered in Phuket. The second batch of cars under investigation was composed of only about 60 vehicles

  • Russians targeted in Phuket illegal company crackdown

    Russians targeted in Phuket illegal company crackdown

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– Thailand news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community 56 Phuket firms targeted for using Thai nominees The Nation / Phuket GazettePHUKET: The Commerce Ministry is targeting 56 companies in Phuket suspected of breaching the Foreign Business Act (FBA) by having Thais acting as nominees so that foreigners can hold majority control.

  • Phuket braces for more strong wind, heavy thundershowers

    Phuket braces for more strong wind, heavy thundershowers

    PHUKET: The erratic stormy weather across Phuket today, with heavy showers and gusts of wind reaching up to 35km/hr, is no cause for alarm, says the local weather office. However, islanders should prepare to hold onto their hats as the wind is expected to breach Force 6 on the Beaufort scale by Thursday. “So far no weather warning has been issued for Phuket, but we should be prepared for Thursday, when the wind is expected to increase in strength and heavy rain and thundershowers are forecast,” an officer at the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) told the Phuket Gazette this afternoon.

  • Bullets, but no guns: Phuket man charged for illegal possession

    Bullets, but no guns: Phuket man charged for illegal possession

    PHUKET: Police caught a Phuket man illegally in possession of over 50 rounds of ammunition for multiple types of handguns, but were unable to uncover any weapons during their raid yesterday morning. Phuket City Police secured a search warrant for the house of Suwat Saramas, 30, after receiving a tip-off that he was in illegal possession of firearms

  • VIDEO REPORT: Go Eco Phuket scrambles to remove fishing net at top dive site

    VIDEO REPORT: Go Eco Phuket scrambles to remove fishing net at top dive site

    PHUKET: Local marine conservation group Go Eco Phuket on Friday launched two dive boats in an emergency procedure to remove a fishing net at one of Phuket’s top dive destinations, Shark Point. At a Go Eco Phuket meeting last week, in preparation for the group’s annual massive reef and beach cleanup (story

  • DSI denounces con artists’ use of department name to squeeze criminals for ‘protection money’

    DSI denounces con artists’ use of department name to squeeze criminals for ‘protection money’

    PHUKET: The Department of Special Investigation denied providing “protection services” for illegal businesses in a notification released yesterday, which claimed that con artists in Phuket were using the department’s name to squeeze people for protection money. “We received reports that there are people using the DSI’s name to collect money from business owners who are involved in the illegal employment of migrant workers, as well as those who are involved in trading pirated goods,” DSI Director Udom Phetcharakut said.

  • Washing machine fire cleans out Chalong Temple SuperCheap staff room

    Washing machine fire cleans out Chalong Temple SuperCheap staff room

    PHUKET: Two fire trucks rushed to the SuperCheap convenience store located about 30 meters from Phuket’s renowned Wat Chalong temple on Saturday after being notified of a fire there at about 8:30am.

  • Police: case of missing Phuket woman romantic, not criminal

    Police: case of missing Phuket woman romantic, not criminal

    PHUKET: Police confirmed today that they do not consider the disappearance of Bunyanee Sungparn, 29 (story