Month: November 2000

  • Phuket NewsAbbot accused of rape in latest monk scandal | Thaiger

    Abbot accused of rape in latest monk scandal

    BANGKOK (AFP): Thai police were today investigating allegations that a Buddhist abbot repeatedly raped an 11-year-old girl who lived with her mother inside his temple compound. The case is the third this week in which a senior member of the nation’s clergy has been accused of a serious criminal offence. On Thursday, an abbot and his girlfriend were charged with…

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  • Phuket NewsNew driving test area to be built | Thaiger

    New driving test area to be built

    PHUKET TOWN: The Phuket Provincial Transportation Office (PTO) is to set up a new area for conducting driving tests. The project, which has received the go-ahead from the Department of Land Transport, is expected to be completed within the coming 12 months. Driving tests currently take place on an area next to the PTO office which, the PTO says, is…

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  • Phuket NewsAir passenger figures rise by 13 pc | Thaiger

    Air passenger figures rise by 13 pc

    PHUKET: Passenger throughput at Phuket International Airport in September was up by 13% compared with the same month last year, according to figures just released by airport officials. The number of people arriving or departing on domestic flights rose by about 7% to 140,470, while 98,008 people used the airport for international flights, representing a 24% increase. Cargo shipments, however,…

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  • Phuket NewsTwo more parties name parliamentary candidates | Thaiger

    Two more parties name parliamentary candidates

    PHUKET: Two more political parties have named candidates to run in the national elections which, Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai announced today, will take place on January 6. The New Aspiration Party, which is led by Gen Chavalit Yongchaiyudh and Pol Capt Chalerm Yoobamrung, has named Prasert Tantibutsapan to run for District 1. The Chart Thai Party, led by former Prime…

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  • Phuket NewsInjured activist well enough to make statement | Thaiger

    Injured activist well enough to make statement

    THALANG: Environmental activist Siripoj Cheechang, severely injured in what appeared to be an assassination attempt on October 4, was yesterday well enough to make a full statement to officers investigating the incident. But investigators are having trouble getting witnesses to come forward, and have had to resort to issuing subpoenas to force them to make statements. K. Siripoj, who is…

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  • Phuket NewsPhuket bus service a step closer to reality | Thaiger

    Phuket bus service a step closer to reality

    PHUKET: Phuket Town is one step closer to having the bus service that has been promised for so long. The Provincial Administration Organization – which earlier announced its intention to take over the bus project from a private company, after the plan stumbled in the wake of soaring fuel prices – has received the official go-ahead from the Phuket Provincial…

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