Month: October 2000

  • Phuket NewsInjured activist regains consciousness | Thaiger

    Injured activist regains consciousness

    PHUKET: Environmental activist Siripoj Cheechang, critically injured in what appears to be have been an assassination attempt on Wednesday morning, has regained consciousness, his doctor reported this afternoon. Dr Niran Taweekul, a neurosurgeon at Wachira Phuket Hospital, said that K. Siripoj is now in stable condition. “Last night, he was responding to us, but we can’t check his ability to…

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  • Phuket NewsActivist injured, Governor slams “gangsterism” | Thaiger

    Activist injured, Governor slams “gangsterism”

    PA KHLOK: The new Governor of Phuket has warned that he will confront gangsterism in the province after an environmental activist was critically injured in what appears to have been an assassination attempt. The activist, Siripoj Cheechang, 35, was run over by a pick-up truck that knocked him off his motorcycle, and then turned around and ran over him. Visiting…

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  • Phuket NewsScottish tourist raped during festival | Thaiger

    Scottish tourist raped during festival

    PHUKET TOWN: Instead of enjoying her holiday during the island’s Vegetarian Festival, a tourist from Scotland ended up being raped on Tuesday night. The victim, 22-year-old Dawn Farmer, told police that she was raped by a man wearing the traditional white clothing popular with celebrants during the chaotic festival. The white clothing is associated with the festival’s undertone of purity,…

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  • Phuket NewsDeadly child disease “not seen in Phuket’ | Thaiger

    Deadly child disease “not seen in Phuket’

    PHUKET: A doctor at the Phuket International Hospital has allayed fears that a virulent form of Coxsackie virus, more commonly known as hand, foot and mouth disease, has spread from Singapore to Phuket. Primary schools in Singapore have been closed in an effort to limit the spread of the Coxsackie B virus, which can result in death, particularly in infants.…

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  • Phuket News15-year-old “mama san’ arrested | Thaiger

    15-year-old “mama san’ arrested

    PHUKET: “Nid”, a 15-year-old schoolgirl from Udon Thani wanted on charges of pimping, was arrested on Saturday at her uncle’s home on a construction site in Soi Parlai, Chalong. “Nid” disappeared after police arrested two men for having paid sex with a 14-year-old schoolmate, “Noi”. The 14-year-old alleged that “Nid” had persuaded her to become a prostitute, had arranged clients,…

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