Month: December 2000

  • Phuket NewsInterpol to be contacted over murder suspect | Thaiger

    Interpol to be contacted over murder suspect

    KAMALA: Police have applied to the Governor of Phuket for an arrest warrant for Walter Ober Lener, 39, who is wanted in connection with the November 13 murder of his 21-year-old Thai girlfriend, Waraporn Tawaetwong. “The Chief of Kathu District has sent a request to the Governor which, once signed, will authorize us to notify Interpol that Lener is a…

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  • Phuket News40 illegals, 5 employers netted in crackdown | Thaiger

    40 illegals, 5 employers netted in crackdown

    PHUKET: About 40 illegal workers and five people employing them have been arrested since a crackdown on illegal labor began last Friday. Vowing to continue to arrest illegal workers and their employers, Phuket Governor Pongpayome Vasaputi yesterday noted, “There are people who do not agree with me for cracking down. “I have even heard that some employers may raise a…

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  • Phuket NewsKing’s Cup sees better conditions on Day 2 | Thaiger

    King’s Cup sees better conditions on Day 2

    KATA: After a first day’s racing that ended with no results in most classes thanks to lack of wind, yesterday’s King’s Cup racing saw better conditions. An enthusiastic start to the Boathouse-QBE race saw a collision on the start line between Mats Johansson’s Diah Tantri and Rodney Cran’s Slice of Heaven in the Performance Cruising class, which cost the former…

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  • Phuket NewsS & P maintains ratings, outlook for Thailand | Thaiger

    S & P maintains ratings, outlook for Thailand

    NEW YORK (AFP): U.S. ratings agency Standard and Poor’s yesterday announced that it has maintained all its credit ratings on Thailand and that its outlook on the country remains stable. The agency predicted no change in Thailand’s general economic policy and reform efforts following national elections on January 6. But it also warned that ratings could weaken if the pace…

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  • Phuket NewsRoad accident figures improving | Thaiger

    Road accident figures improving

    PHUKET: A total of 855 people were killed or injured in traffic accidents between September 20 and October 20, according to statistics from the Wachira, Thalang and Patong government hospitals. Of the 12 fatalities during the period, nine involved motorcycles while the remaining three involved cars. The death rate was lower than the average per month for the year to…

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  • Phuket NewsSecond singer kills herself | Thaiger

    Second singer kills herself

    PHUKET TOWN: Kannika Chuaynuphap, 23, a singer from Phattalung, killed herself on Saturday by hanging herself with a sarong from the bars across a window of the room she rented on Wichitsongkram Rd. She was the second singer to commit suicide in Phuket in the space of 48 hours. A friend who found the body told police that she had…

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  • Phuket NewsSinger commits suicide | Thaiger

    Singer commits suicide

    PHUKET TOWN: A singer was found on Thursday hanging from a beam behind the room she rented on Soi Bornam in Tambon Taladyai. Chanpen Srirat, 26, a native of Phang Nga, left a note saying that she had been living with a baldheaded pimp who had spent all her savings. She had no money to pay the rent, the note…

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  • Phuket NewsAnother murder in fishing port | Thaiger

    Another murder in fishing port

    PHUKET TOWN: A man believed to have been a Burmese fisherman was found murdered near the fishing port yesterday morning. This was the second such murder in the space of 24 hours, and the 13th in or around the fishing port this year. Pol Maj Adul Nirapai of Phuket Town Police Station told the Gazette that the man, as yet…

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