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  • Man stabs boy, 7, in head with screwdriver on Phuket Town street

    Man stabs boy, 7, in head with screwdriver on Phuket Town street

    PHUKET: Police this afternoon arrested a man after he randomly stabbed a 7-year-old boy in the head with a screwdriver while the child was playing with friends in Phuket Town . Still in tears and shocked by the attack, the boy’s mother, Chareerat Naksri, told the Phuket Gazette that the stab wound narrowly missed the right ear of her son, Krittamet “Best” Kingsaiyut

  • PHUKET GEM HEIST UPDATE: Turk to face drug charges first

    PHUKET GEM HEIST UPDATE: Turk to face drug charges first

    PHUKET: The Turkish national who was arrested in connection with the 30-million-baht gem and jewelry heist in Phuket on Monday will face drug possession charges before being handed over to the Phuket Police to face charges related to the gem heist. Phuket Provincial Police Commander Chonasit Wattanavrangkul told the Phuket Gazette that Riza Balkan, 49, was found in possession of ya ice (crystal methamphetamine) when searched by Trang Police on Monday. “Riza Balkan needs to be held in Trang for his drug case first before being transferred to Phuket to face charges related to the jewelry theft,” Maj Gen Chonasit said.

  • Police arrest three foreigners for B30mn jewelry heist

    Police arrest three foreigners for B30mn jewelry heist

    PHUKET: Police have arrested four people in connection with the theft of 30 million baht of jewelry in Phuket yesterday morning while they were heading for the Malaysian border. Phuket Provincial Police Commander Chonasit Wattanavrangkul confirmed to the Phuket Gazette that the suspects were arrested by Trang Highway Police officers at a checkpoint in Sikao District, in Trang province.

  • Phuket Election: Aroon Solos re-elected Rawai Mayor

    Phuket Election: Aroon Solos re-elected Rawai Mayor

    PHUKET: According to preliminary results of the local election yesterday in Rawai, at the southern end of Phuket, Aroon Solos has been re-elected Mayor of Rawai Municipality. The preliminary count gave Mr Aroon with 3,715 votes, said Kittipong Thiengkunagrit, director of the Phuket Election Commission

  • Phuket discount products fair to counter rising prices

    Phuket discount products fair to counter rising prices

    PHUKET: In a bid to offer some relief from the spiralling cost of living in Phuket, the Phuket Provincial Cooperatives Office is holding a “discount products fair” in front of its offices in Phuket Town. Phuket Vice Governor Somkiet Sangkaosutthirak yesterday officiated the opening of the week-long fair on Damrong Road, in the old government quarter of the town around Provincial Hall.

  • Taiwanese airline captain drowns at national park north of Phuket

    Taiwanese airline captain drowns at national park north of Phuket

    PHUKET: A Taiwanese airline captain has drowned and his Thai boatman remains unconscious after an accident in Khao Sok National Park, Surat Thani, several hours drive north of Phuket. Col Jarun Uchuphap, Superintendent of Baan Takhun Police Station, told the Phuket Gazette today that the accident occurred yesterday afternoon on the Chiao Lan Reservoir, a popular tourist nature reserve also known by some as the Ratchaprapa Dam.

  • Pheu Thai’s Prompong guarantees action in Phuket Freedom Beach land title probe

    Pheu Thai’s Prompong guarantees action in Phuket Freedom Beach land title probe

    PHUKET: Government Spokesman Prompong Nopparit has confirmed to the Phuket Gazette that the investigation into two land titles being illegally issued for 65 rai at Phuket’s pristine Freedom Beach has now been handed over to the Land Department and the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) for further action.

  • Phuket’s poor turn out for annual alms festival

    Phuket’s poor turn out for annual alms festival

    PHUKET: More than 1,000 of Phuket’s poorest people were at the Kusoldharm Foundation headquarters in Phuket Town this afternoon to receive donations of food as part of the annual Te Krajard merit-making ceremony.

  • Phuket very tolerant of gay lifestyles: Gazette poll

    Phuket very tolerant of gay lifestyles: Gazette poll

    PHUKET: Phuket society is very tolerant of people with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) lifestyles, according to the results of the latest Phuket Gazette readers’ poll.

  • Cop killer caught in Phuket

    Cop killer caught in Phuket

    PHUKET: Phuket City Police yesterday arrested an alleged hit-man and cop killer wanted in connection with two murders last year, one in Phuket and one in Trang. Samut “Moot” Keukgong, 44, was arrested by Phuket City Police at about 3:30pm at a snooker hall in Rassada, said the Phuket City Police report. Mr Samut signed a statement denying a charge of premeditated murder in the first case, claiming that he was acting in self-defense when he killed Sompong “Jack” Inchao-na outside his home in Rassada Village 3 on March 24 last year.

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