Artikel tagged “Phuket”

  • Phuket MP petitions PM Yingluck, Chalerm for more police

    Phuket MP petitions PM Yingluck, Chalerm for more police

    PHUKET: One of Phuket’s two Members of Parliament is appealing for the Government to take immediate steps to shore up the island’s image following a highly-damning report by a Singapore-based

  • Aussie murder fallout: CCTV saturation sought for Phuket

    Aussie murder fallout: CCTV saturation sought for Phuket

    PHUKET: A top-level meeting at Phuket Provincial Hall yesterday heard that the island needs 10,000 CCTV cameras and more police officers to keep tourists and locals safe from criminals. Speaking to the media after the meeting, Phuket Provincial Administrative Organization (OrBorJor) President Paiboon Upatising said, “We want the government to provide a budget of about 2 billion baht to install CCTV throughout Phuket.” Once installed, the units would also require a maintenance budget, he pointed out.

  • Breaking News: Two men arrested for stabbing murder of Phuket tourist Michelle Smith

    Breaking News: Two men arrested for stabbing murder of Phuket tourist Michelle Smith

    PHUKET: Two suspects wanted for the stabbing murder of Australian travel agent Michelle Smith are in custody in Chumphon province and are expected to be returned to Phuket later today, the Phuket Gazette has learned. News of the arrests came from Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha this morning during a meeting with local officials and tourism industry representatives. The meeting, also attended by members of the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization, was held to arrange a much larger gathering, scheduled for Wednesday, to discuss tourist safety issues in Phuket.

  • Pungent piggery prompts Phuket petition

    Pungent piggery prompts Phuket petition

    PHUKET: Residents of a residential housing estate in Thalang have filed a letter of complaint to Phuket Provincial Hall, charging that filth from a nearby pig farm is contaminating the local water supply and casting a putrid pall over their community. Representatives of The Valley 2 housing estate in Srisoonthorn said they decided to file a formal complaint at the Damrongtham Center after efforts to get local government agencies to act yielded no response. The complaint was filed Thursday at the Damrongtham Center by residents of the Baan Manik community led by Yuwathida Waewwanjit, marketing director of The Valley 2 housing estate, west of the Heroines’ Monument on Srisoonthorn Road.

  • Phuket Election: Kata-Karon set for July 15 polls

    Phuket Election: Kata-Karon set for July 15 polls

    PHUKET: Registration closed yesterday for candidates to enter the Karon Municipality mayoral and council election, to be held on July 15. Tawee Thongcham, who has served as Karon Mayor for the past eight years, is running for re-election to his third term in office. His only contender in the poll is Narong Natang.

  • Phuket update: Krabi Police tight-lipped over Belanger case

    Phuket update: Krabi Police tight-lipped over Belanger case

    PHUKET: The governor of Krabi has named the provincial police commander as the only person authorized to release information to the media concerning the deaths of Noemi and Audrey Belanger, Canadian tourists who

  • Phuket Live Wire: Goodbye to CAT EV-DO; Tips for iPad; PCs4Kids update

    Phuket Live Wire: Goodbye to CAT EV-DO; Tips for iPad; PCs4Kids update

    PHUKET:I remember the day well. October 1, 2007. The people at CAT let me take a sneak peek at their new “AirCard” service – the first wireless broadband service in Phuket.

  • Trailer overturns on Phuket Town bypass road

    Trailer overturns on Phuket Town bypass road

    PHUKET: A tractor trailer overturned on the bypass road skirting Phuket Town late this afternoon, leaving the road surface covered in energy drink and creating a tailback. No injuries were reported.

  • Somjai re-elected Phuket City Mayor

    Somjai re-elected Phuket City Mayor

    PHUKET: The preliminary vote count inyesterday’s Phuket City Municipality elections show that SomjaiSuwansupana has been re-elected as Phuket City Mayor, with 11,477votes from the 15,786 voters who showed up at the polls. Ms Somjai, the only candidate in theelection for Phuket City Mayor, received 34.75

  • Phuket Opinion: Corruption and the duality of man

    Phuket Opinion: Corruption and the duality of man

    PHUKET: Every now and then, local officials do things that either stun Phuket Gazette’s readers or slide right past them. The news stories this week about the push to establish a