Artikel tagged “phuket gazette”

  • Phuket Buddha image moved, not lost

    Phuket Buddha image moved, not lost

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  • Phuket Police Deputy Commander: Gun Control Still Within our Grasp

    Phuket Police Deputy Commander: Gun Control Still Within our Grasp

    PHUKET: Phuket Provincial Police Deputy Commander Arun Kaewvatee, 52, is originally from Ron Phibun District in Nakhon Sri Thammarat, a province well known throughout Thailand for gun use. Col Arun has been Deputy Commander of Phuket Provincial Police for a year. Here, he talks about illegal guns and gun ownership in Phuket.

  • Teaching Russian-language skills the key to resolving Phuket discord

    Teaching Russian-language skills the key to resolving Phuket discord

    PHUKET: A solution to the anti-Russian sentiment spreading rapidly in Phuket is Russian-language classes, the Russian Federation’s Deputy Honorary Consul in Phuket, Santi Udomkiratak, has told the Phuket Gazette. “Lack of Russian-language skills is a big part of the Russian issue here, and it’s been a problem for a very long time,” Mr Santi said

  • Phuket land grab by villagers, stalled by police, title deed

    Phuket land grab by villagers, stalled by police, title deed

    PHUKET: Plans by local residents to develop over 100 rai of land in Chalong, they claim is theirs, ground to a halt yesterday after more than 60 police officers arrived to support the alleged owner, who produced a title deed as proof of ownership. The alleged owner, Prajit Hongyok, met fierce opposition from villagers as he rebuffed their claims that the property was an unowned “wasteland”.

  • Overcrowding at Rohingya shelter raises slew of concerns

    Overcrowding at Rohingya shelter raises slew of concerns

    PHUKET: Overcrowding at the Phang Nga Shelter for Children and Family, which was housing more than 100 Rohingya refugees, has forced the shelter’s director to have more than 50 of them transferred to a welfare center in Surat Thani. A bus with 13 Rohingya women, 19 boys and 20 girls is now en route to the Baan Srisurat shelter (website

  • Racha Rohingya ‘helped on’ by Thai Navy

    Racha Rohingya ‘helped on’ by Thai Navy

    PHUKET: The group of Rohingya refugees discovered off Koh Racha Noi today – numbering 205 in total – were given food and water before being “helped on” in their southbound journey. On hearing the news of the refugees’ arrival, Rawai Municipality quickly dispatched a speedboat with basic provisions. The boat departed Chalong Pier about midday, and on arriving at Koh Racha Noi officers on board discovered that a Royal Thai Navy vessel was already there.

  • Krabi police raid turns up war weapons, meth

    Krabi police raid turns up war weapons, meth

    PHUKET: Police raids at a shrimp farm and the nearby home of a subdistrict chief (Kamnan) in Krabi province, across the bay from Phuket, has turned up an Uzi, a Thompson machine gun, six shotguns, several handguns and two grams of ya ice (crystal methamphetamine). Region 8 Police yesterday presented Kamnan Anan Sanhad, the 55-year-old subdistrict chief of Klong Khanan, to the press. Anan is being investigated as the prime suspect behind the ambush that resulted in the death of local activist Paruhas Kongbannuek in July last year (story

  • Live Wire: A tale of internet worry and woe

    Live Wire: A tale of internet worry and woe

    PHUKET: TWO weeks ago in Live Wire, I produced a list of all the available internet packages in Phuket – at least, all of the packages I know about (click

  • Taxi driver mob tears down Russian tour agency sign, forces closure

    Taxi driver mob tears down Russian tour agency sign, forces closure

    PHUKET: Phuket taxi drivers in the popular tourist beach area of Bang Tao today successfully staged their second protest against Russian tour companies operating in the area. The mob of angry taxi drivers from the Baan Bangtao Taxi Club pulled down the signs of one of their primary targets, Alex Holiday Tour Co Ltd in Cherng Talay, alleging that the company was run by Russians who were undercutting the prices of local people, and making it impossible to survive

  • Italian arrested after naked Phuket joy ride

    Italian arrested after naked Phuket joy ride

    PHUKET: Police arrested an Italian man who stole a BMW that was left running in front of a laundry shop near Phuket Technical College yesterday. Responding to a report from Surawit Siangdee, 36, that his black BMW had been stolen at 3:30pm, Phuket City Police notified police stations island-wide