Month: February 2000

  • Phuket NewsBoy, 7, dies in shooting accident | Thaiger

    Boy, 7, dies in shooting accident

    RAWAI: A seven-year-old boy, Chalermpol Kriengkrai, accidentally shot and killed himself on Saturday night. According to Pol Capt Chana Suttimas of Chalong Police Station, the accident took place at around 10:30 pm at 71/12 Saiyuan Rd in Rawai. He said that while Chalermpol’s parents were celebrating the Chinese New Year with staff of their speedboat rental company, Nikorn Marine Co,…

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  • Phuket News

    Fire razes 40 shanty homes in Pathumwan

    BANGKOK (Gazette exclusive): Fifty firemen and 30 fire trucks battled for five hours this morning to put out a blaze in a shanty neighborhood behind Wat Pathum Wanararm and the World Trade Center in Pathumwan. Although no deaths or injuries have yet been reported, the fire left 40 homes gutted over an area of about two rai. One witness told…

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  • Phuket NewsHigh turnout for OrBorJor elections | Thaiger

    High turnout for OrBorJor elections

    PHUKET TOWN: There was a respectable 44% voter turnout for Saturday’s Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) elections, up significantly from the 28% turnout for the last OrBorJor vote four years ago. Commentators said this may have had less to do with a surge in interest in politics, and more to do with the fact that voters in Phuket Town qualified for…

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  • Phuket NewsBaby found dumped, covered in ants | Thaiger

    Baby found dumped, covered in ants

    PHUKET: Police are searching for the mother of a baby found dumped in grass in Moo Baan Muang Thong Thani, on Sakdidet Rd, on Thursday. The baby girl was found, covered in ants, by a couple passing by on a motorcycle, who heard her cries. They picked her up and rushed her to Wachira Phuket Hospital. Pol Maj Pissanu Poonwong…

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  • Chiang Mai NewsAustralian tourists shot dead, injured in Chiang Mai | Thaiger

    Australian tourists shot dead, injured in Chiang Mai

    BANGKOK (AFP): An Australian man was shot dead and his companion injured when ambushed by a gang of thieves in northern Thailand, police and embassy officials said today. The 24-year-old man died instantly when four armed men pounced on the couple in the mountain-top Aung Kha National Park in Chiang Mai province, 700 kilometers (450 miles) north of Bangkok, late…

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  • Phuket NewsNo alcohol on sale tonight or tomorrow | Thaiger

    No alcohol on sale tonight or tomorrow

    PHUKET: Selling and distribution of all alcoholic beverages is prohibited across Phuket from 6:00 pm today until midnight tomorrow. Tomorrow is OrBorJor (Provincial Council) election day, and the police do not want any problems with drunks. Pol Col Chalit Tintanee, Superintendent of Phuket Town Police Station, told the Gazette that in accordance with the Election Act of 1979, all bars,…

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  • Phuket NewsFormer mayor still sought on murder charge | Thaiger

    Former mayor still sought on murder charge

    PHUKET: The former mayor of Patong, Dr Anan Ananthanawat, is still being sought by police three months after a warrant was issued for his arrest on charges of involvement in the murder of an ex-policeman. On October 21 last year, five men were arrested for their part in the killing of ex-Pol Sub-Lt Weerapol Panrod, who was shot dead in…

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  • Phuket NewsFilipino fisherman’s death a “mystery’ | Thaiger

    Filipino fisherman’s death a “mystery’

    PHUKET TOWN: A Filipino crewman was found dead at the fishing port near Phya Thai Hospital on Si Sena Rd, Phuket Town, on Monday evening. Though the body was naked when it was discovered floating in the water, a Taiwanese fishing boat skipper at the port identified it as that of Caderlon Ronelo, 26, who had worked for him. He…

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  • Phuket NewsPM opens Board of Investment Fair | Thaiger

    PM opens Board of Investment Fair

    BANGKOK (AFP): Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai was today due to open the two-week Board of Investment Fair 2000, designed to convince the world that the Thai economy has turned the corner and to lure foreign investors to bolster the recovery. The government is touting the fair, which opens to the public tomorrow and is expected to draw between three million…

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  • Phuket NewsOne killed, one hurt in head-on collision | Thaiger

    One killed, one hurt in head-on collision

    KARON: A Thai woman was killed and a Danish tourist hospitalized when their motorcycle was hit by a car on the Karon sea front yesterday. Police said that Chutima Katekae, 21, on the back of the bike, and the driver, named by Phuket International Hospital as Walther Marc, were riding toward Karon from Kata in the early hours of the…

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  • Phuket NewsRussian girl mauled by leopard | Thaiger

    Russian girl mauled by leopard

    PATTAYA (AFP): A 19-year-old Russian girl mauled by a leopard in a theme park here has demanded US$15,000 to pay her medical bills, police said today. Irena Biliard filed a complaint with police after she suffered seven deep cuts on her left hand and arm when the leopard attacked her, a police spokesman said. He said she had apparently been…

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  • Phuket NewsTop Chinese acrobats to do two shows | Thaiger

    Top Chinese acrobats to do two shows

    PHUKET TOWN: The winners of the 1998 World Acrobatics Championships in Monaco, the 70-strong “Hubei” from the People’s Republic of China, will perform two shows at Saphan Hin on February 19. The first show, from 4:30-6:30 pm, will be for students, with tickets priced at 100 baht apiece. The second show, for the general public, will be from 7:30-9:30 pm,…

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