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  • Phuket mass fish deaths put flood-prevention project on hold

    Phuket mass fish deaths put flood-prevention project on hold

    PHUKET: Dredging of a popular fishing pond in Queen Sirikit Park in Phuket Town is on hold after hundreds of fish were found dead along the banks of the pond this morning. Local residents believe the fish died from oxygen depletion in the water brought on by dredging.

  • Phuket Police suspect ‘pre-existing condition’ caused Russian tourist drowning

    Phuket Police suspect ‘pre-existing condition’ caused Russian tourist drowning

    PHUKET: Phuket Police suspect that an underlying medical condition led to the drowning of a 69-year-old Russian tourist off Patong Beach yesterday morning. Patong Police Capt Teerasak Boonsaeng was informed at 10:30am that a body had been recovered by a jet-ski rider from the water off just north of Loma Park.

  • PAD rallies in Phuket to ‘reclaim Thai petrol’

    PAD rallies in Phuket to ‘reclaim Thai petrol’

    PHUKET: Key leaders of the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) staged a rally in Phuket Town yesterday to inspire support for their “reclaim PTT” campaign. The campaign opposes the privatization of the Petroleum Authority of Thailand (PTT) Public Company Limited, which currently operates as a state enterprise listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET). The leaders of the PAD, better known as the “yellow shirts” after their street demonstrations led to the 2006 coup and ouster of the Thaksin Shinawatra administration, took center stage at Saphan Hin to speak to hundreds of supporters under the banner “Energy and Thailand’s Transformation to get through Thailand’s Crisis”.

  • Phuket pier under investigation

    Phuket pier under investigation

    PHUKET: Phuket Vice Governor Somkiet Sangkaosuttirak yesterday gave an official task force 15 days to determine whether or not a pier, being built at the Baan Kor En village in Thalang, is legal. V/Gov Somkiet and Prapan Kanprasang, head of the Phuket Damrongtham Center (Provincial Ombudsman’s Office), joined officials from the Phuket Marine Office and the Natural Resources and Environment Phuket office during an inspection of the site this morning. The visit yesterday followed an anonymous complaint filed at the Damrongtham Center that a pier was under construction without a building permit, said V/Gov Somkiet.

  • British Embassy calls for life-saving action on Thai roads

    British Embassy calls for life-saving action on Thai roads

    PHUKET: The British Embassy in Bangkok has issued a plea for all travellers in Thailand to observe road safety traffic regulations in a bid to eliminate the deaths and casualties in Phuket and the rest of Thailand. The news comes ahead of the “World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims” on Sunday. “To mark the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims the British Embassy Bangkok is hoping to raise awareness of the day and warn people of the dangers of driving abroad.

  • Krabi Police raid illegal gun factory

    Krabi Police raid illegal gun factory

    PHUKET: Krabi Police are on the lookout for a gunsmith who is now on the run after officers raided his illegal firearms workshop at a mangosteen processing plant in Nuea Klong District, across the bay from Phuket, yesterday. Provincial Police Commander Nunthadej Yoinual led a team of more than 10 police officers to raid a bungalow at the plant at midday.

  • Phuket Police yet to handover confessed rapist case

    Phuket Police yet to handover confessed rapist case

    PHUKET: The case of Peerayut Moottamara, the 29-year-old who

  • More Bangla raids to come, vows Chairat

    More Bangla raids to come, vows Chairat

    PHUKET: Complaints from tourists have prompted Patong Municipality to launch a campaign to rid Soi Bangla of touts who charge tourists for having their photos taken with slow lorises, a protected species.

  • Phuket officials order airport taxi touts to: ‘Stop harassing tourists’

    Phuket officials order airport taxi touts to: ‘Stop harassing tourists’

    PHUKET: Taxi touts at Phuket International Airport have been told to stop following and harassing tourists arriving at the airport, and to stay at their own counters. The news came at a meeting at the airport administrative office yesterday morning, called by Phuket Airport Director Prathuang Sornkham. Present to oversee the proceedings was Phuket Vice Governor Chamroen Tipayapongtada, who called for taxi touts to stop following tourists through the terminal.

  • Thai authorities arrest 112 Rohingya after boat washes ashore in Phang Nga

    Thai authorities arrest 112 Rohingya after boat washes ashore in Phang Nga

    PHUKET: Heavy seas on Saturday forced a boat loaded with 112 Rohingya, attempting the perilous journey to Malaysia, to land north of Phuket on Tai Muang beach in Phang Nga, where they were promptly arrested by the authorities. According to police the boat was part of a flotilla of seven boats ferrying over 1,000 Rohingya that departed their native Rakhine State on the western coast of Myanmar on November 2