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  • Public sector Anti-Corruption Commission packs in Phuket land title investigations

    Public sector Anti-Corruption Commission packs in Phuket land title investigations

    PHUKET: The investigation by the Public sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) into allegedly illegally issued land titles covering more than 500 rai of land in Phuket has silently been dropped. The PACC, set up specifically to fight corruption among government officials, quietly dropped the probe into hundreds of Phuket land titles just days after Col Dusadee Arayawuth, who had initiated the investigation, was transferred to the Ministry of Justice on October 1 last year, the Phuket Gazette recently discovered

  • Phuket Provincial Transportation Office brokers breakthrough deal for taxis

    Phuket Provincial Transportation Office brokers breakthrough deal for taxis

    PHUKET: A breakthrough arrangement with banks and insurance companies means that all taxi drivers in Phuket have until February 28 to become legally registered – or face a 2,000-baht fine every time they are caught carrying passengers. The deal, brokered through the Phuket Provincial Transportation Office (PPTO), was announced at a meeting with illegal taxi drivers at the Amora Beach Resort Phuket in Bang Tao on Wednesday. PPTO chief Teerayut Prasertpol explained that one of the biggest obstacles for many illegal drivers was changing the registration of their vehicles from “private” to “public” so they can be registered with the PPTO as taxis.

  • Phuket City police bag druggy by using GPS tracker from stolen iPhone

    Phuket City police bag druggy by using GPS tracker from stolen iPhone

    PHUKET: Police quickly nabbed a Phuket druggy by using the GPS tracking feature of the iPhone he had stolen from a German tourist yesterday. The German tourist, David Trebs, was standing in front of the 99 Oldtown Boutique Guesthouse in Phuket Town at about 2am yesterday when a man on a motorbike drove by and snatched his iPhone, explained Lt Col Prawit Engchuan of Phuket City Police. Acting quickly, the Phuket City police arrived at the scene and used the “Find my iPhone” function of another iPhone operating system that allowed them to track the GPS signal of the stolen iPhone.

  • One dead, one injured in Phuket construction landslide

    One dead, one injured in Phuket construction landslide

    PHUKET: One man is dead and another injured after a landslide buried them while they were building a retaining wall high in the hills of Patong late yesterday afternoon. The two men were working in a trench about two meters deep when the land beside them gave way, burying them alive, explained Lt Thawatchai Srimai of the Patong Police. Rescue workers called to the scene worked frantically for two hours before they could free Mr Wid Inthong, whose head was nearly fully covered by the dirt.

  • Phuket Police search for jet-ski operator after anchor attack on German tourist

    Phuket Police search for jet-ski operator after anchor attack on German tourist

    PHUKET: Karon Police are looking for a jet-ski rental operator at Kata Beach who yesterday allegedly swung an anchor at the head of a German tourist.

  • Racha residents call for Phuket officials to fulfill old promises

    Racha residents call for Phuket officials to fulfill old promises

    PHUKET: The ongoing struggle to protect the beauty and environmental health of the tourist-popular Racha Yai Island, about 25 kilometers south of Phuket, continued yesterday in a meeting with Vice Governor Sommai Prijasilpa. Santi Chandi, representative of Racha Yai residents, asked the vice governor to solve the problems she had promised to solve at a meeting in May 2012. At that meeting, environmentalists told V/Gov Sommai that Koh Racha faced environmental damage due to some resort owners improperly disposing of trash and wastewater.

  • Phuket to crack down on businesses using nominee shareholders

    Phuket to crack down on businesses using nominee shareholders

    PHUKET: An inspection team from Bangkok will be arriving in Phuket to help local officers investigate businesses with foreign owners that are suspected of using nominee shareholders, Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut announced at a meeting this afternoon. About 3,700 “foreign-owned” business are registered in Phuket, explained Department of Business Development Phuket Office chief Nimit Kangkajit at the meeting. “Of course Thais will hold at least 51 per cent of the shares of any business and foreigners will be limited to only holding 49 per cent of the shares,” Mr Nimit said.

  • Thai Navy admiral in Phuket clarifies navy role on Rohingya

    Thai Navy admiral in Phuket clarifies navy role on Rohingya

    PHUKET: The Phuket-based Commander of the Third Naval Area, Vice Admiral Taratorn Kajitsuwan, yesterday publicly affirmed the role of the Royal Thai Navy in handling the huge influx of Rohingya refugees landing along the Andaman coast. Speaking at a public conference at the Phuket Merlin Hotel in Phuket Town, V/Adm Taratorn said the Royal Thai Navy aims to provide humanitarian assistance to the refugees, who are fleeing violent persecution in their native Rakhine State in Myanmar. “We have to take good care of them according to the international treaties that we have signed with other nations, such as human rights laws.

  • German tourist dies after fall on rocks at Khao Lak

    German tourist dies after fall on rocks at Khao Lak

    PHUKET: A German tourist with a heart condition fell on some rocks and drowned yesterday at Khao Lak. Mr Oberle Ovegov, 57, had spent the morning playing in the water with his wife. At about 2:30pm, as he was walking on some flat rocks that extend into the sea at Khukkhak, he became dizzy and fell, said Khao Lak Police Inspector Anan Kuaboonkaew.

  • Phuket Poll: Can Phuket handle the Russians?

    Phuket Poll: Can Phuket handle the Russians?

    PHUKET: Phuket in recent months has suffered a spate of public protests against Russians operating tour services here, including mob action that saw one tour operator in Bang Tao being ordered to close (story