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    PM appoints two new ex-politicians as advisors

    The PM is starting to surround himself with more politicians and fewer Army people in the lead up next year’s planned election. The PM, who has always described himself as ‘not a politician’, is showing all the signs of strategically aligning himself with the right people to make him a choice as ‘outside PM’ should the new lower house not be able to choose a Prime Minister following the election.

  • Phuket’s new Smart Bus service

    Phuket’s new Smart Bus service

    PHOTO: John Walker/iStockphoto The photos, the news, the hope. News of Phuket’s new Smart Bus service has reached all the way to international travel bogs so it must be right. Right?! “Phuket is a world tourism destination drawing a large number of travellers, but still lacks proper public transportation,” Watchara Jaruariyanon from Phuket City Development said at the launch of the service

  • Marine rescue workshop underway in Phuket

    Marine rescue workshop underway in Phuket

    The Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Phuket Office, held a marine rescue workshop at the Dara Hotel in Kathu this morning (March 19) chaired by Deputy Secretary General of the ministry, Santi Pawai. The workshop was aiming to teach attendees about methods to deal with divers in case of emergency, both underwater and on the surface, in the most professional way to ensure safety to both the rescuer and the diver

  • Black wastewater threatens to destroy Patong’s restored coral reefs

    Black wastewater threatens to destroy Patong’s restored coral reefs

    By Pratch Rukivanarom Wastewater leaking into Patong Bay could kill recently restored coral reefs in front of the world famous Patong Beach, academics are warning.

  • Phuket Smart Bus kicks off

    Phuket Smart Bus kicks off

    The first route of the Phuket Smart Bus has been launched today (February 28) connecting Phuket International Airport all the way to the south of the island – Rawai Beach.

  • Anti-coal protestors start hunger strike

    Anti-coal protestors start hunger strike

    A hunger strike was started today by two groups of protestors who say they will not eat until the government permanently cancels the coal-fired power plants in the South. A total 19 activists from Save Andaman from Coal and the Network of Songkhla-Pattani Residents Against Coal-Fired Power Plants kicked off their hunger strike in front of the United Nation headquarters in Bangkok. They are demanding the government put a permanent end to the proposed Krabi and Thepa coal-fired power plant projects A prominent member of groups opposing coal-fired power plants, said the protesters are pledging to fight the coal-fired power plant projects by putting their lives on the line

  • Krabi power plant public hearing went smoothly. Protesters boycot event.

    Krabi power plant public hearing went smoothly. Protesters boycot event.

    More than 2,500 people attended the public hearing about Krabi’s proposed new coal power plant yesterday (January 28) with 1,150 police and army officers guarding the meeting and watching out for any potential protest activity. The 1,150 officers were guarding the area of the public hearing stage at Klong Kanan Sub District Administration Organisation office (OrBorTor), both in uniforms and undercover. “The officers guarded that area to ensure security from possible conflicts between the supporters and the people who disagree with the project, which has happened numerous times,” said Pol Maj Gen Boontawee Toraksa.

  • End of an era – Phuket FC dissolves under burden of debt

    End of an era – Phuket FC dissolves under burden of debt

    The famous local football team, Phuket FC, has announced its dissolution after getting sued by 3 foreign players for a total of 83 million Baht. Today (November 28), at the Tourism and Sports Office, the President of Phuket FC, Pitipol Nukulpanichwiwat, alongside Phuket FC’s consultant, Sunanta Krajang, held a press conference to announce the dissolution of the Club. The 3 players, including Roland, Alonso and Santos, filed the lawsuit to ask for 83 million Baht for their loss claiming that their contracts have been revoked unfairly and includes the FIFA fine.

  • “Get rid of corruption – close at 4am”

    “Get rid of corruption – close at 4am”

    Patong entertainment businesses have filed formal requests to close their venues at 4 am, convinced that this is the solution to end bribery in Patong. The association members led by the president, Weerawit Kruasombat, filed a letter to Kathu District Chief, Somprat Prabsongkram today (November 27) for the attention of Phuket Governor, the Interior Minister and Prime Minister as well as Commissionner-General of Royal Thai Police to call for a consideration on the extension of closing time of the entertainment avenues in Patong. The group also followed up about the extension of entertainment avenues zoning which they say needs more public hearings.

  • PSU sending a Safe Sex message – 25,000 condoms at a time

    PSU sending a Safe Sex message – 25,000 condoms at a time

    Students from Phuket’s Prince of Songkhla University were busy this afternoon preparing thousands of condom packs. It’s a regular voluntary activity each semester at PSU. Carex in Bangkok provide the condoms, the students pack them into small packs for distribution.