PHUKET: A Russian man broke his arm today when he was dashed against rocks by strong waves off Karon Beach, after ignoring red flags warning beach goers not to swim in the dangerous surf.
PHUKET: Edwin Wiek, 50, is the founder and director of Wildlife Friends Foundation of Thailand (WFFT).
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Original post: Families to cash in on anti-noise spending
PHUKET: Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-o-cha officially launched ‘Startup Thailand’ and ‘Digital Thailand’ 2016 at the Duangjitt Resort & Spa in Patong yesterday. The regional launch of this nationwide initiative is aimed at helping budding local businesses to get off the ground and into the international arena of digital commerce.
PHUKET: The Cabinet has approved 3 billion baht to spend on anti-noise pollution measures from the new international terminal at Phuket Airport and to compensate nearby residents, announced Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith this week. A total of 1,671 buildings near the new international terminal are to be reinforced and fitted with noise insulation. About 200 of those buildings are occupied by airport staff and government officers.
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PHUKET: Wanted posters with photographs of the August 12 bombing suspects (story here ) as well the suspects of the Samui bombing last year (story here ) were put up in four hot spots on the island yesterday. The four 3×4 meter posters show pictures of the eight suspects. The general public is being urged to contact the 24-hour hotline on 191 if they see anyone resembling the photos on the posters.
PHUKET: A British expatriate died after reportedly being cut off by a pickup truck on Saturday night. Michael Fraser Macpherson, 44, was killed on Kwang Road, in front of the Baan Manee Kram Jomthong Tanee housing complex, when his motorcycle slammed into the side of a pickup truck at about 8:40pm.