Month: January 2005

  • Phuket NewsIdentification Documents found on beach at Koh Lanta | Thaiger

    Identification Documents found on beach at Koh Lanta

    A driver’s license and ID card belonging to a Marion Reijerink have been found on the beach on Koh Lanta. They are currently in the hands of FD Luca who has posted a notice at and who can be contacted at

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  • Phuket NewsAdvice on handling emotional aftermath | Thaiger

    Advice on handling emotional aftermath

    PHUKET: Carole Marco, a volunteer helping at the emergency center at Phuket Provincial Hall has sent the Gazette a series of advisory documents on handling emotional issues following a crisis. These documents are downloadable in .pdf format from the links below. Thai translations are being made and will be uploaded here, also as .pdf files, when they are ready. Please check…

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  • Phuket NewsDNA centers set up to help identify victims | Thaiger

    DNA centers set up to help identify victims

    PHUKET: The Scientific Crime Detection Division (SCDD) of the Royal Thai Police has set up three centers in Phuket and one in Krabi to facilitate the collection of DNA samples from relatives of missing people in an effort to identify the victims of the tsunami. Wachira Phuket Hospital and Patong Hospital, and Phuket City Hall are the island’s sampling centers,…

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  • Phuket NewsCentral website on tsunami victims launched | Thaiger

    Central website on tsunami victims launched

    PHUKET: Worried relatives and friends of people living in or visiting provinces stricken by Sunday’s tsunami now have a central point for information on victims here. The Official Thai Tsunami Information Center website, set up by the Royal Thai Police, has Thai, English, Japanese, Chinese, French, German and Spanish versions and contains long lists of people injured, killed or missing…

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  • Phuket News13 looters arrested in Patong | Thaiger

    13 looters arrested in Patong

    PATONG: Police have arrested 13 people for looting damaged businesses in the Patong area.Pol Col Teeraphol Thipjaroen, the Superintendent of Kathu Police Station, told the Gazette that since December 26 his officers had arrested nine Thais and four Burmese for looting.“In accordance with the law, people engaged in theft at a time of crisis like this are subject to severe…

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  • Phuket News

    A somber New Year

    PHUKET: About 500 people gathered at Central Festival on the outskirts of Phuket City last night in a somber and emotional candlelit gathering to remember those killed by last Sunday’s tsunami.Interior Minister Bhokin Bhalakula, Phuket Governor Udomsak Usawarangkura and government officers also attended the memorial gathering.Each person received a candle and a white rose. Songs, both in Thai and English,…

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  • Phuket NewsHM: Harmony and compassion will save the Kingdom | Thaiger

    HM: Harmony and compassion will save the Kingdom

    Though expressing grave concern about the natural disaster in the South, His Majesty the King last night singled out the good that has come from the incident: that Thais have once again demonstrated the unique harmony and compassion that has preserved the Kingdom for centuries.In his televised New Year speech, the King began by saying that in 2004 Thailand had witnessed many…

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