Artikel tagged “Phuket Magazine”

  • Breaking news: Woman gunned down at Phuket home

    Breaking news: Woman gunned down at Phuket home

    PHUKET: Police are looking for two men wanted for the shooting of a 55-year-old woman in the head after following her home from an afternoon market in Phuket today. Witnesses told the Phuket Gazette that the two men were seen parking a bronze-silver pickup in front of the home of Sumittra Namfak in Soi Rakchart-Uthit, near the See Kor Market in Thung Thong. The men entered the home of Ms Sumittra, who works at her home as a seamstress, before neighbors heard a gunshot at about 3pm.

  • Phuket red shirts protest reconciliation bills

    Phuket red shirts protest reconciliation bills

    PHUKET: About 20 Phuket red-shirt supporters rallied at Phuket Provincial Hall yesterday to protest the Constitution Court ordering Parliament to stop the third reading of the hotly contested “reconciliation bills”. Coinciding with the red-shirt protests in front of Parliament in Bangkok that began on Thursday, and concluded yesterday, the Phuket contingent filed a letter of complaint to Phuket Vice Governor Sommai Prijasilpa.

  • Phuket ‘baraku’ bars still under the microscope

    Phuket ‘baraku’ bars still under the microscope

    PHUKET: At a press conference held at Provincial Hall yesterday, Phuket Vice Governor Chamroen Tipayapongtada detailed the current state of affairs concerning the investigation into the island’s baraku bar business.

  • International crime-fighters to meet in Phuket

    International crime-fighters to meet in Phuket

    PHUKET: Phuket will host an international crime-fighting convention next month targeting money laundering and transfer of ownership of Phuket land to people or organizations overseas. The seminar, being organized by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), will feature experts from anti-money-laundering organizations such as the Ministry of Justice in Switzerland. Among them will be Peter Ritchie, senior adviser of the International Crime – Policy & Engagement Branch of the Attorney-General’s Department in Australia.

  • Metered taxi co-op moves to boost fleet at Phuket Airport

    Metered taxi co-op moves to boost fleet at Phuket Airport

    PHUKET: The Phuket Taxi Meter (PTM) Service Co Ltd yesterday filed an official request to add 30 cars to their fleet of 80 metered taxis at Phuket International Airport.

  • Phuket woman loses husband, then killed in hit-and-run

    Phuket woman loses husband, then killed in hit-and-run

    PHUKET: A Phuket woman was killed instantly while trying to cross Thepkrasattri Road in Srisoonthorn last night when she was struck by an unidentified car traveling at high speed. Thalang Police Duty Officer Somkid Khaosang received the accident report at about 9:45pm. Col Somkid and Kusoldharm Foundation rescue workers arrived at the scene to find the deceased woman lying on the northbound carriageway of Thepkrasattri Road near Srisoonthorn Temple.

  • Phuket Live Wire: Is the iPad rotting your child’s brain?

    Phuket Live Wire: Is the iPad rotting your child’s brain?

    PHUKET: In 2010 and 2011, there was a rash of articles in the popular press saying that iPads, iPhones, tablets and the like would rot your kid’s brain.

  • Phuket Games athlete released from hospital and heading home

    Phuket Games athlete released from hospital and heading home

    PHUKET: The young athlete injured in a motorbike accident that claimed the life of his

  • Phuket police confirm identity of mutilated man

    Phuket police confirm identity of mutilated man

    PHUKET: Phuket Police have identified the mutilated body that

  • UK inquest rules Phuket tourist electrocution as ‘accidental death’

    UK inquest rules Phuket tourist electrocution as ‘accidental death’

    PHUKET: A coroner’s inquest conducted in the UK into the death of 21-year-old British tourist Charles Thomas in Phuket has ruled that his electrocution during heavy rain was an “accidental death”. Mr Thomas was