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  • Phuket taxi meter cheats under fire

    Phuket taxi meter cheats under fire

    PHUKET: The Phuket Land Transportation Office (PLTO) will seek help from the Highway Police to tackle metered taxi drivers who refuse to use their meters. “I am aware that many tourists are unhappy with taxi drivers. We are going to talk about how to stop metered taxi drivers from cheating,” PLTO Chief Terayout Prasertphol told the Phuket Gazette.

  • Druggy catches Phuket cop on the can, steals firearm, heads to McDonald’s

    Druggy catches Phuket cop on the can, steals firearm, heads to McDonald’s

    PHUKET: A Patong Deputy Superintendent was caught with his pants down in Kathu Police Station during the graveyard shift after a meth-fiend robbed his office as he was taking a 20 minute break in the washroom.

  • Kazakh tourist, 22, killed in Phuket motorbike crash

    Kazakh tourist, 22, killed in Phuket motorbike crash

    PHUKET: A tourist from Kazakhstan has died from head injuries after a motorbike accident on the Patong beach road early yesterday morning. Lt Thawatchai Srimai of the Patong Police explained that the tourist, aged 22, was riding his motorcycle at high speed from the Thara Patong Beach Resort & Spa at about 1:30am. “He tried to make a turn [onto Sawatdirak Road] at the football field, but slid because of water that had collected on the road.

  • Corals allegedly damaged by seawalking company to take years to grow back

    Corals allegedly damaged by seawalking company to take years to grow back

    PHUKET: Corals allegedly damaged by a seawalking company off Khai Nai Island, east of Phuket, could take five to six years to grow back, explained officials as they inspected the decimated underwater habitat yesterday. Over 300 square meters of coral were damaged to create a pathway for tourists to walk on the sea floor, said the Phuket Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) Office Chief, Thanate Mannoi (story

  • Phuket Opinion: Year-long road safety in Phuket

    Phuket Opinion: Year-long road safety in Phuket

    PHUKET: The nationwide Songkran Seven Days of Danger road-safety campaign was deemed to be a raging success on Phuket, with only one fatality on the island’s roads during that period. The strong police presence and abundance of police checkpoints definitely made a difference. But the checkpoints have vanished along with the police.

  • Immigration chief highlights Rohingya plight in Thailand

    Immigration chief highlights Rohingya plight in Thailand

    PHUKET: Immigration Bureau Commissioner Pharnu Kerdlarpphon, in Phuket for a closed-door meeting of high-ranking officials, has expressed his concern for the growing number of Rohingya refugees being detained in Thailand.

  • Phuket Governor joins prison dawn search

    Phuket Governor joins prison dawn search

    PHUKET: A pre-dawn search of Phuket Prison on April 30 led by the Phuket Governor failed to discover any drugs or contraband being hidden by prisoners, reconfirming the facility’s status as a Department of Corrections “White Prison”. Governor Maitri Inthusut led about 200 officers, including Phuket Provincial Police Commander Choti Chavalviwat and Phuket Prison Chief Rapin Nichanon, in conducting the mass search, which began at 5:30am. Each of the 1,898 male prisoners and 337 female prisoners were searched, as were their personal lockers, sleeping quarters, the infirmary and any other areas officers believed illegal items could be stashed.

  • Phuket to spend B60mn on flood defense

    Phuket to spend B60mn on flood defense

    PHUKET: Phuket Provincial Administrative Organization (PPAO) President Paiboon Upatising has pledged to spend 60 million baht on flood-defense projects across the island. The news comes as the annual monsoon winds from the northeast swing around to start bringing rain from the southwest. “We will support all projects from every local administration,” said Mr Paiboon.

  • Phuket gal to compete in Miss Tiffany final tonight

    Phuket gal to compete in Miss Tiffany final tonight

    PHUKET: Chayutara “Ying” Meechaiprasert will be Phuket’s sole hope in the final round of the Miss Tiffany Universe 2013 beauty contest, which is to be televised live across the country tonight. Ms Chayutara, a showgirl at the Aphrodite Cabaret on Phuket’s bypass road, will be sporting number 19 in the world-renowned ladyboy beauty pageant, the winner of which will go on to compete in the Miss International Queen 2013 contest

  • Topless Russians and other illegals scooped up in Phuket nightclub raid

    Topless Russians and other illegals scooped up in Phuket nightclub raid

    PHUKET: Phuket Provincial Employment officers arrested 35 Russians in four nightclubs last night following reports of topless dance shows in Phuket’s infamous nightlife destination, Soi Bangla in Patong. “We received reports of topless shows at nightclubs in the area and suspected there were also illegal workers operating,” said Kathu District Chief Veera Kerdsirimongkol, who led the raid on the four clubs at about 10pm