Artikel tagged “Phuket”

  • Chalong Bay’s sunken dangers

    Chalong Bay’s sunken dangers

    PHUKET: After spending 5.8 million baht to install new moorings in Chalong Bay and at Ao Por, on Phuket’s east coast, the chief of the local Marine Office now says he needs more money to fix the moorings, which have sunk one boat and damaged at least three others.

  • Phuket tourists warned about illegal slow loris touts

    Phuket tourists warned about illegal slow loris touts

    PHUKET: A seven-day educational campaign against profiteering from slow lorises and other wildlife is now underway on the streets of Patong. Last night about 30 government officers handed out English-language brochures on the illegal use of wildlife in one of the most tourist-dense areas of Phuket, between Loma Park and Soi Bangla in Patong (map

  • DNP chief bolsters support for Phuket park probe

    DNP chief bolsters support for Phuket park probe

    PHUKET: The recently installed Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) Director-General Manopat Huamuangkaew arrived in Phuket yesterday to hear firsthand the update on the investigation into 14 plots allegedly encroaching on Sirinat National Park on Phuket’s west coast. “So far we have investigated the land documents of 14 plots of land and found that all were issued illegally. So far, we have asked police to press charges against five of those involved,” Sirinart National Park chief Cheewapap Cheewatham told Mr Manopat.

  • DSI launches fresh attack on illegally issued Phuket land title deeds

    DSI launches fresh attack on illegally issued Phuket land title deeds

    PHUKET: The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) stepped in last week to expedite the ongoing investigation of illegal land encroachment in Sirinart National Park.

  • Three Phuket residents die on journey to make merit

    Three Phuket residents die on journey to make merit

    PHUKET: Three Phuket residents died and two were injured on their way to make merit for Makha Bucha Day when their car went off the road and landed in a pond in Phang Nga today. One of the passengers, a five-year-old girl, was thrown from the car and was found dead in the pond water

  • New Zealanders make Phuket flight despite multi-vehicle crash

    New Zealanders make Phuket flight despite multi-vehicle crash

    PHUKET: Three tourists from New Zealand made their flight out of Phuket today despite a concrete truck hitting their limousine and sending it careening under the bed of a parked 10-wheeled truck on Thepkrasattri Road. “The limousine driver, Worrathat Chaikajorn, 47, had picked up the three tourists in Patong and was taking them to Phuket International Airport shortly before 11am today when they were hit from behind by a concrete mixer truck,” said Chaleaw Taihoo, Phuket City Police Duty Officer. “The road was slippery with rain, so the impact caused the limousine to slide off the road and hit the 10-wheeled truck, which was parked outside the Koh Kaew post office waiting for a tyre to be fixed,” Maj Chaleaw said.

  • Alcohol banned tonight for Makha Bucha

    Alcohol banned tonight for Makha Bucha

    PHUKET: A nationwide ban on the sale and purchase of alcohol is in effect today, Makha Bucha Day, one of the four annual religious holidays in Thailand. “Alcohol is banned in Phuket and across the country out of respect for the holy day,” Peerayuth Karajedee, Deputy Commander of Phuket Provincial Police, told the Phuket Gazette this morning.

  • Phuket Opinion: Time to rein in rogue cops

    Phuket Opinion: Time to rein in rogue cops

    PHUKET: Provincial Police Commander Choti Chavalviwat should be applauded for getting personally involved in the investigation into the attack on a teenage couple who claim to have been assaulted by two sons of a Thalang Police officer on St Valentine’s Day (story

  • Drug dealer attempts to kill Phuket City Police Deputy Superintendent

    Drug dealer attempts to kill Phuket City Police Deputy Superintendent

    PHUKET: Two Phuket Police officers were injured during a sting operation of two Cherng Talay drug dealers after one of the dealers took an officer’s gun and attempted to shoot Phuket City Police Deputy Superintendent Parinya Tanthasuwan. “During the arrest, Witoon ‘Bang Ann’ Piwluang took the gun from one of my men,” said Lt Col Parinya, the case investigator “He pointed the gun at me and pulled the trigger,” Lt Col Parinya said. “But it was locked, so I pushed the gun away.

  • ‘White Police’ to change Thai police culture

    ‘White Police’ to change Thai police culture

    PHUKET: Members of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) arrived on Phuket as part of the launch of a nationwide program designed to oust crooked police officers and slowly change police culture in Thailand. Each of the 1,460 police stations across Thailand will have 10 of its officers selected this year to help gather information about the behavior of police officers and the station’s actions as a whole