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  • Letter from the Phuket Governor: Creating unity in a time of discord

    Letter from the Phuket Governor: Creating unity in a time of discord

    Maitri Inthusut arrived on the island to take up the position of Governor of Phuket in October 2012. With a master’s degree in political science from Thammasat University, he joined the National Security Council, rising to the position of NSC Secretary-General, before taking up the position of Chief Secretary for Secretariat of the Cabinet. He has also served as Governor of the provinces of Trang and Phayao.

  • Phuket Opinion: Preventing passport malpractice

    Phuket Opinion: Preventing passport malpractice

    PHUKET: The revelation that two passengers aboard the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 were travelling on passports stolen in Phuket (story

  • Raging Phuket black market passport trade

    Raging Phuket black market passport trade

    PHUKET: Police have admitted they are powerless to prevent motorcycle and car rental operators from holding foreign tourists’ passports as collateral against potential damage to rented vehicles. The news comes as the island’s top police officers try to stymie the fallout from international news reports branding Phuket a key source for stolen passports in the wake of the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 last Saturday (story

  • Rain breaks Phuket’s worst drought in 30 years

    Rain breaks Phuket’s worst drought in 30 years

    PHUKET: The skies parted to deliver scattered showers across the island late this afternoon to break Phuket’s lowest recorded rainfall between the months of January and March for 30 years. Governor Maitri Inthusut yesterday morning chaired an annual meeting at the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation-Phuket (DDPM-Phuket) office to plan water usage strategies for the dry season.

  • Mysterious deaths of Quebec sisters may be due to lethal dose of pesticide

    Mysterious deaths of Quebec sisters may be due to lethal dose of pesticide

    PHUKET: Two Canadian sisters who died mysteriously on the popular resort island of Phi Phi in 2012 may have ingested toxic amounts of a lethal pesticide called aluminum phosphide, reports Canadian news network CBC. The highly toxic pesticide is used to control bedbugs in some holiday hotels in Asia and may have contributed to the deaths of Audrey and Noemi Belanger, as well as several other tourists, according to new evidence from an investigation by CBC’s the fifth estate and Radio-Canada’s Enquete

  • Dazed and confused: Danish expat crashes into Thalang store

    Dazed and confused: Danish expat crashes into Thalang store

    PHUKET: Police are still looking for an explanation as to what caused a car driven by a Danish expat to fly off the road and plunge into an appliance store in Thalang on Thursday evening. Police arrived at the scene, about 250 meters from Baan Nai Klam Mosque on the southbound side of Thepkrasattri Road, at about 6:30pm. The 50-year-old driver, Per Erichsen, was in a daze, said Chatree Chuwichian of the Thalang Police.

  • Australian long-term expat dies after fall from motorbike in Phuket

    Australian long-term expat dies after fall from motorbike in Phuket

    PHUKET: An Australian expat died early yesterday morning in Phuket after allegedly driving his motorbike one-handed. “The accident happened at about 1:50am in the morning. Eyewitness accounts described Wayne Anthony Stone driving his motorbike at high speeds with only one hand holding the handlebars,” Navin Petchan of the Kamala Police told the Phuket Gazette.

  • Phuket tour bus drivers caught in Patong Hill checkpoint drug blitz

    Phuket tour bus drivers caught in Patong Hill checkpoint drug blitz

    PHUKET: The new police and transport office safety checkpoint for buses about to cross over Patong Hill netted 16 drivers who tested positive for drugs in its first day of operation this week. Officers tested 75 drivers at the new checkpoint, set up near the Thung Thong police checkpoint on Pra Barami Road (map

  • Murder brings curfew for Myanmar workers in Patong

    Murder brings curfew for Myanmar workers in Patong

    PHUKET: Patong police announced today that Myanmar workers living in Patong will be arrested if they are found outside of their camps after 10pm. The curfew is in response to the murder of a Thai man by a group of Myanmar nationals early Tuesday morning in Patong. “Construction operators typically keep the passports of their workers.

  • Chinese tourists safe after brakes fail on Phuket’s Patong Hill

    Chinese tourists safe after brakes fail on Phuket’s Patong Hill

    PHUKET: The driver of a Phuket tour bus avoided a serious accident on Patong Hill this morning by running the bus off the road before driving down the steep slope on the east side of the hill. Bus driver Sutthichai Pohad was ferrying about 20 Chinese tourists from Patong to Phuket Town at about 8am when he realized the brakes were failing, explained Sakchai Chunyong of the Thung Thong Police