Artikel tagged “Phuket”

  • Phuket Media Watch: Thai PM orders investigation into army shooting of four Muslims

    Phuket Media Watch: Thai PM orders investigation into army shooting of four Muslims

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– Thailand news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Thai PM orders investigation into army shooting of four MuslimsPhuket Gazette / News Wires PHUKET: Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra yesterday ordered an investigation into the shooting deaths of four Muslims by paramilitaries in the restive south on Sunday. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra ordered army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha to investigate the incident and report his findings in detail immediately.

  • Bangkok squad to tackle illegal taxis

    Bangkok squad to tackle illegal taxis

    PHUKET: A team of Ministry of Interior (MoI) officials from Bangkok will arrive in Phuket in the coming weeks to tackle the island’s long-standing problems with “black plate” taxis and their drivers, Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha has announced. The move follows a number of serious complaints received by the ministry regarding “black plate” taxis, the local name for regular vehicles used illegally as taxis. Among the complaints to be addressed are threatening behavior by drivers and unfair prices, said Gov Tri.

  • Phuket Sports: Island cricketers on a high

    Phuket Sports: Island cricketers on a high

    PHUKET: A battle for mid-table seniority held court at Phuket’s ACG when the Island Cricket Club faced the Thanyapura Tigers in the ninth Island Furniture League match. Sitting in fourth place, Tigers were a solitary point ahead of ICC fifth spot on the table and both teams were very aware that a win was crucial if their league title hopes were to survive.Tigers posted a respectable score of 196 runs with a solid innings once again from Ryan Dunn, who scored 83.

  • Phuket hotel CEO says ‘No more payouts’

    Phuket hotel CEO says ‘No more payouts’

    PHUKET: The Andaman Beach Suites Hotel in Patong on Phuket’s west coast, has confirmed that it will no longer pay any guest who claim their room was robbed without sufficient evidence, after a recent surge in cases, and a tightening of hotel security.

  • Phuket MP joins call for opposition to Nitirat group

    Phuket MP joins call for opposition to Nitirat group

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– Thailand news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community MP Sathit Wongnongtoey cites danger over ‘distortion of information’ The NationPHUKET: Opposition mounted yesterday to the Nitirat group of law lecturers and their controversial proposals regarding the monarchy. At a reunion party, a group of Thammasat University law graduates called for the removal of five of the Thammasat university law lecturers who are members of Nitirat. Representatives of the Law School class of 1958, including Suthep Niran and Sichart Sahatchote, led the call.

  • Phuket’s Bebe and Boo Boo on leave from active duty

    Phuket’s Bebe and Boo Boo on leave from active duty

    PHUKET: Two dogs that underwent training to sniff out drugs on Phuket are currently “on leave” from active duty as their owner tries to find new handlers for them. Muang District Chief Supachai Pochanakul, the owner of a beagle named Bebe and a pitbull named Boo Boo, told the Phuket Gazette this afternoon that the two dogs are “healthy and happy” at their home in the Phuket International Dog School on Koh Sireh. The duo underwent intensive training at the school to learn how to sniff out drugs, especially ya bah (methamphetamines) and ya Ice (crystal meth).

  • Glimmer of hope for FC Phuket

    Glimmer of hope for FC Phuket

    PHUKET: A new management team has expressed interest in taking over the rights to manage FC Phuket football side. FC Phuket executives

  • ‘Guns at the ready’ over Phuket jet-ski dispute

    ‘Guns at the ready’ over Phuket jet-ski dispute

    PHUKET: Officials in Phuket are stepping in to stave off a potentially lethal situation brewing over three unregistered jet-skis being rented out to tourists at Bang Tao Beach, on Phuket’s west coast. Adding to the fury of the other jet-ski operators at the popular tourist beach, all of whom are members of the “Phuket Jet-ski Club”, is the claim that the new jet-skis for hire are run by a foreigner using a Thai as a front man

  • Alarm raised over dog-snatching in Phuket

    Alarm raised over dog-snatching in Phuket

    PHUKET: A Phuket expat who lost his dog at Nai Harn Beach last Sunday has raised concerns over dog-snatching at the popular tourist area.

  • FC Phuket face extinction

    FC Phuket face extinction

    PHUKET: FC Phuket Director Soranan Sanae has sent out a distress call to all wealthy football fans in Phuket to come to the rescue of the team, which is in urgent need of sponsorship, yet again. “If any football-loving foreigners or expat millionaires would like to support the team, they are more than welcome to step up,” he told the Phuket Gazette yesterday. “I have a letter in my hand right now.