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  • Investigation against Phuket violent taxi station postponed

    Investigation against Phuket violent taxi station postponed

    PHUKET: The investigation of a violent Phuket taxi rank whose behavior was exposed in a sting operation in November has been postponed. “We expected the investigation against the Merlin Beach Resort taxi station to get official sanction at our December 2 meeting,” said Somboon Sarasit, head of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) Special Crime Unit 3. “However, there were other cases we had to discuss at that meeting – like the anti-government protests in Bangkok,” he said.

  • Chinese tour guide war in Phuket turns violent

    Chinese tour guide war in Phuket turns violent

    PHUKET: Scuffles broke out in front of Wichit Police Station yesterday as tensions boiled over between Chinese-speaking Thai tour guides and Chinese nationals who they accuse of taking their jobs.

  • Phuket loses Sek’s appeal

    Phuket loses Sek’s appeal

    PHUKET: Hundreds of angry anti-government protesters last night forced the organizers of the annual Phuket Red Cross Fair to cancel a live concert by Thai rock star Sek Loso, who was to perform the closing show at the fair. Sek “Seksan Sukpimai” Loso was one of many Thai celebrities who joined a publicity campaign calling on voters to cast their ballots at the upcoming February 2 election. His participation in the campaign, however, drew much criticism from anti-government factions, who posted angry comments on the Sek Loso Facebook page.

  • Phuket offerings, blessings mark New Year 2014

    Phuket offerings, blessings mark New Year 2014

    PHUKET: About 1,000 people gathered at Queen Sirikit Park in Phuket Town this morning to join a mass alms-giving ceremony to bring good luck for the new year. All three Phuket Vice Governors attended the 7am ceremony in front of Queen Sirikit Park (map

  • Runaway Phuket tour bus leaves two dead, 26 injured [Video]

    Runaway Phuket tour bus leaves two dead, 26 injured [Video]

    PHUKET: Seven people remain in hospital after a runaway Phuket tour bus slammed into five vehicles, including one motorcycle, killing two people and leaving 26 others injured late yesterday afternoon.

  • Protesters force temporary closure of Phuket MP registration

    Protesters force temporary closure of Phuket MP registration

    PHUKET: Island protesters on the path to political war, armed with only a mourning gift and whistles, forced the Phuket Election Commission (PEC) to close MP registration ahead of schedule, leaving zero candidates put forward to represent the province. “We don’t want to have an election on February 2,” said former Rassada Mayor Suratin Liangudom, who led the protest this morning.

  • iBless to put on Phuket charity concert for typhoon victims

    iBless to put on Phuket charity concert for typhoon victims

    PHUKET: Local Filipino community project iBless Philippines is putting on a charity concert tomorrow to help those still suffering from the devastation of Super Typhoon Haiyan.

  • Bird strike forces AirAsia flight back to Phuket

    Bird strike forces AirAsia flight back to Phuket

    PHUKET: AirAsia flight FD3167 from Phuket to Chiang Mai was forced to turn around 32 minutes after departing from Phuket International Airport, after a bird strike. “We believe several birds were sucked into the engine of the plane… After that, the captain decided to turn the plane back and land in Phuket to have the engine checked,” Arun Lilapantisitti of AirAsia Phuket station said.

  • Phuket bomb fears disarmed by shrimp paste

    Phuket bomb fears disarmed by shrimp paste

    PHUKET: Fears that an abandoned bag might contain a bomb sent ordnance disposal experts racing to Baan Laem Hin yesterday. However, the team quickly discovered that the bag contained only shrimp paste.

  • Facebook group aims to keep Phuket visa runners safe

    Facebook group aims to keep Phuket visa runners safe

    PHUKET: A new Phuket Facebook group was born on Thursday night with the goal of protecting the lives of resident expats during visa runs. The group “Phuket Visa Run Ride Share Network” (click