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  • Cop killer caught in Phuket

    Cop killer caught in Phuket

    PHUKET: Phuket City Police yesterday arrested an alleged hit-man and cop killer wanted in connection with two murders last year, one in Phuket and one in Trang. Samut “Moot” Keukgong, 44, was arrested by Phuket City Police at about 3:30pm at a snooker hall in Rassada, said the Phuket City Police report. Mr Samut signed a statement denying a charge of premeditated murder in the first case, claiming that he was acting in self-defense when he killed Sompong “Jack” Inchao-na outside his home in Rassada Village 3 on March 24 last year.

  • Phuket police officer held for off-duty killing

    Phuket police officer held for off-duty killing

    PHUKET: A Phuket police officer and his brother are being detained at Phuket Provincial Court tonight after both were charged with accessory to murder over a fatal shooting in Phuket Town’s red-light district early yesterday morning. Phuket City Police Deputy Superintendent Jamroon Plaiduang told the Phuket Gazette that the shooting occurred at about 2:30am in Phuket Town’s infamous Phun Phol Soi 11. Pol Cpl Rachaporn Semaksorn, currently serving at Patong Police Station, and his brother Dechaporn arrived in the narrow street, pulling up on the opposite side of the alley where 21-year-old Ekkasit Sangangam was sitting on his parked motorbike.

  • Phuket Red Cross pumps up blood donation campaign

    Phuket Red Cross pumps up blood donation campaign

    PHUKET: The Phuket Regional Blood Center (RBC) has stepped up it mobile blood collection campaign as blood stocks are dangerously low following the annual Songkran Festival last month, which resulted in a surge in road accidents in the region. The Phuket RBC, run by the Thai Red Cross Society, is responsible for collection of blood stocks in Phang Nga, Krabi, Trang, Satun and Ranong as well as Phuket

  • Phuket workers present demands on Labor Day

    Phuket workers present demands on Labor Day

    PHUKET: Union leaders in Phuket yesterday demanded that the government initiate measures to reduce and control the soaring cost of living, which they insist has long outstripped minimum wages. The formal demands for pricing controls headlined a list of six demands presented to Phuket Vice Governor Sommai Prijasilpa at the island’s annual Labor Day Fair held at the Phuket Provincial Office of Labor Protection and Welfare in Phuket Town. Other key officials taking part in the event included Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) President Paiboon Upatising and Kittipong Laonipon, chief of the Phuket Provincial Office of Labor Protection and Welfare.

  • Russian language warning sought for Phuket tsunami sirens

    Russian language warning sought for Phuket tsunami sirens

    PHUKET: Phuket officials will ask the National Disaster Warning Center (NDWC) to add Russian language to the spoken messages played by its 19 warning towers along Phuket’s coast.

  • A Phuket Star is born

    A Phuket Star is born

    PHUKET: Phuket-born Jaruwat “Dome” Cheawaram has won the eighth season of the nationally televised singing talent quest The Star. The 21-year-old law student at Thammasat University, Thailand’s premier law school, was a surprise win in the show’s season finale held at the Impact Muang Thong Thani stadium, better known simply as the “Impact Arena”, on the outskirts of Bangkok last night

  • PHUKET OPINION: Where real estate speculation meets disaster superstition

    PHUKET OPINION: Where real estate speculation meets disaster superstition

    THERE never seems to be a dull moment covering the news in Phuket, and the rumor-mongering that followed the recent seismic activity has been particularly captivating. A basic review of facts: an 8.6-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Sumatra on April 11 prompted the National Disaster Warning Center (NDWC) to issue an evacuation of tsunami-risk areas.

  • Phuket Doomsday: Rumors of seismic proportions

    Phuket Doomsday: Rumors of seismic proportions

    PHUKET: RUMORS that the Pearl of the Andaman will be destroyed in a cataclysmic natural disaster on April 28 have spread like wildfire, and local officials have responded in classic Phuket style: by planning a number of events and parties on that date. The Phuket Gazette’s Chutharat Plerin and Kritsada Mueanhawong report on how it all got this crazy. SPECIAL REPORT PHUKET: Following widespread reports of Phuket’s imminent demise, the mother of Thailand’s most famous transgender celebrity held a press conference last week to deny that she was possessed by spirits so that she can warn people that Phuket was destined to sink into the sea today, April 28.

  • High-speed pile-up brings Phuket traffic to standstill

    High-speed pile-up brings Phuket traffic to standstill

    PHUKET: A pickup truck slid out of control on Chao Fa West Road in Wichit this morning, slamming head-on into another pickup truck and causing a multi-car pile-up on one of Phuket’s busy main roads to the south of the island. Eye-witness Teerachai Waiyakarn told the Phuket Gazette that at about 9:30am a white Isuzu D-Max pickup truck with Songkhla license plates was heading southbound when it crossed the center line near the Wang Talang Duty Free store

  • Phuket Governor eyes interest in beach town beautification project

    Phuket Governor eyes interest in beach town beautification project

    PHUKET: Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha yesterday confirmed that he would follow up on proposals made by an international consortium of urban architects on how to improve the aesthetics of the tourist-popular Kata-Karon beachfront areas. The news came at a meeting of urban planning academics from Technische Universitat (TU) Kaiserslautern in Germany, headed by Professor Dr Wolfgang Bohm.

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