Artikel tagged “phuket gazette”

  • Phuket Opinion: Deep South needs more than trading big stick for carrots

    Phuket Opinion: Deep South needs more than trading big stick for carrots

    PHUKET: While facing the current unrest on the streets of Bangkok this weekend, the time has also come for the Pheu Thai government of Yingluck Shinawatra to devote more effort to addressing the ever-mounting problems facing Phuket and the rest of the South – and re-examining its erratic strategy in dealing with the ongoing unrest in the Deep South. It would have been interesting to have been a fly on the wall when US President Barack Obama was briefed on the situation in the Deep South during his recent visit to Bangkok, if such a briefing took place. However, there is little evidence that the conflict has wider dimensions.

  • Phuket Police appeal for help in identifying floating body, possibly that of a foreigner

    Phuket Police appeal for help in identifying floating body, possibly that of a foreigner

    PHUKET: Phuket Police are appealing to the public for help in identifying the body of a man found floating yesterday afternoon off Koh Racha Yai, an island about 25 kilometers south of Phuket. Lt Wuttiwat Liangboonjinda of the Phuket City Police said officers received a report from local fisherman who discovered the badly decomposed body floating in the sea. Police think the deceased man, dressed only in his underwear, may be a foreigner based on the heavy bone structure.

  • Phuket heartbreak blamed for Burmese worker suicide

    Phuket heartbreak blamed for Burmese worker suicide

    PHUKET: Police believe a Burmese teenager took his own life early this morning after his girlfriend left him for another man. Named only as “Mr Tum”, the 19-year-old was found dead with a nylon rope wrapped around his neck hanging from a ceiling hook in his bedroom at about 4:45am, Patong Police Capt Jakkrapong Luang-aon told the Phuket Gazette. Mr Tum was wearing only black shorts when police arrived at the scene.

  • Phuket teaching assistant suspended over ‘child hitting’ allegation

    Phuket teaching assistant suspended over ‘child hitting’ allegation

    PHUKET: A female teaching assistant at Koh Kaew Child Development Center has been suspended pending an investigation over a mother’s claim that the assistant slapped her 4-year-old son in the face. Ratkaphat Tonnum, the 41-year-old mother of the student at the center of the incident, told the Phuket Gazette yesterday that she had originally filed a complaint with the Koh Kaew Tambon Administrative Organization (OrBorTor). Having not heard of any progress, she filed a separate complaint with Prapan Kanprasang, the chief of the Phuket Damrongtham Center (provincial ombudsman’s office) at Provincial Hall.

  • Live Wire: Getting wired into Phuket

    Live Wire: Getting wired into Phuket

    PHUKET: High season is approaching.

  • Krabi Police clamp down on noisy motorbikes

    Krabi Police clamp down on noisy motorbikes

    PHUKET: Krabi Police destroyed more than 600 illegal motorbike exhaust pipes seized during police checks across the bay from Phuket in September.

  • Phuket Airport authorities approve all ‘new’ taxis

    Phuket Airport authorities approve all ‘new’ taxis

    PHUKET: Despite an Airports of Thailand (AOT) senior executive just last month

  • Phuket Opinion: Elephants in the room

    Phuket Opinion: Elephants in the room

    PHUKET: Finally the

  • Australian fall survivor recovering in Phuket ICU

    Australian fall survivor recovering in Phuket ICU

    PHUKET BREAKING NEWS: The Australian man from Sydney who fell from an 18th storey Phuket hotel balcony earlier this week was still receiving treatment in the Intensive Care Unit of Vachira Phuket Hospital this afternoon. John Hurley, 39,

  • Phuket national park land probes will go on, says park chief

    Phuket national park land probes will go on, says park chief

    PHUKET: The