Artikel tagged “phuket gazette”

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    Large earthquake in Sulawesi. Palu struck by tsunami.

    Another Indonesian earthquake, this time a shallow 7.5 magnitude tremor that was more powerful than the quakes that killed hundreds on Lombok island during July and August, has hit the central Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Rescuers are still scrambling to reach villages in central Indonesia to assess the damage after the earthquake hit, causing buildings to fall down and triggering a tsunami alert.

  • Former Mae Hong Son border police chief gets suspended jail term for pimping out underage girl

    Former Mae Hong Son border police chief gets suspended jail term for pimping out underage girl

    The former commander of a border patrol police company in Mae Hong Son, north-west Thailand, has been given a suspended jail term and a small fine for forcing a girl under 18 into prostitution, according to the victim’s mother. The girl’s mother, Namphet Koeyputsa, says the Mae Hong Son Court convicted Pol Lt Col Pongnarin Pongnam, former commander of the BPP Company 336 based in Tambon Pang Mu in Muang district, of forcing an underage girl into providing sex service.

  • 12 million meth pills, half tonne of ‘ice’ seized in Chiang Rai

    12 million meth pills, half tonne of ‘ice’ seized in Chiang Rai

    Been a busy day in northern Thailand as police grapple with the transporting of drugs across the borders. First, this morning there was a motorcyclist with a backpack full of meth pills. Now a much larger shipment has been intercepted

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    Seven Phuket police questioned, more evidence collected

    PHOTO: The pursued pickup slams through motorcyclists at a traffic light in Rassada. Seven Phuket police today have been called to acknowledge the charge of intent to murder. More evidence has also been collected.

  • HK ‘celebrity’ gets his stolen goods back, sort of

    HK ‘celebrity’ gets his stolen goods back, sort of

    Police in Pattaya have announced the arrest of three people who took advantage of the confusion in a Walking Street fight to steal the property of a ‘celebrity’ from Hong Kong over the weekend. But evidence recovered was nothing like what the visitor had claimed was stolen and the man even failed to turn up at the police station yesterday to verify that the items were his.

  • 25 yo British woman claims she was raped on Koh Phangan but later recants

    25 yo British woman claims she was raped on Koh Phangan but later recants

    A 25 year old British woman has accepted that she was not raped on Koh Phangan as she had previously claimed. Hospital tests and CCTV indicated there was no evidence a crime had occurred. Sanook is reporting that the woman admits that her fears were completely unfounded.

  • Darasamut Underpass to close temporarily for repairs

    Darasamut Underpass to close temporarily for repairs

    The Phuket Highway Office has issued an announcement that says the Darasamut Underpass (adjacent to Central Festival) will be closed from 9am to 3pm on Thursday (September 27). The announcement says, “Both the northbound and southbound lanes through the underpass will be temporary closed.” “Workers will be carrying out maintenance, repairing water pumps and fans from 9am to 3pm on September 27.” “We apologise for any inconvenience during the maintenance works.” The post Darasamut Underpass to close temporarily for repairs appeared first on The Thaiger .

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    Top 10 tips for riding a motorbike in Thailand

    Motorbikes and scooters are the most popular mode of transport in Thailand, and most of south east asia. The 110cc step-thru is ubiquitous. Most just go and go and go – they’re astonishly reliable.

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    A man who really likes his coffee – Amazon thief surrenders to police

    A former construction contractor has surrendered to police today to face charges of burglary after he allegedly broke into 30 Amazon coffee shops in petrol stations since April. 37 year old Kiartkarisorn Srikrailod from Buri Ram surrendered at Taling Chan police station at 10am this morning after police summoned him to face theft charges. Taling Chan is just west of Bangkok.

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    Anthony Lark – Changing the plastic rubbish culture in Phuket

    Garry Holden from ‘Waking The Thaiger’ on Phuket’s The Thaiger 102.75 FM , spoke to Anthony Lark, the President of the Phuket Hotels Association who are organising PHIST (read more details below). 400+ attendees are going to the event on Monday in Mai Khao to change Phuket’s prospects for an environmental and sustainable future.