Month: February 2006

  • Phuket NewsTicket scam accused skips bail | Thaiger

    Ticket scam accused skips bail

    PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Court has issued an arrest warrant for 24-year-old Briton Jonathan Duncan after he failed to appear in court on February 6 to face fraud charges.Duncan was arrested on August 30 last year, following complaints by people who had bought cheap air tickets from him.It is alleged that Duncan bought the air tickets by fraudulently using other…

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  • Phuket News

    Thaksin should listen more, says TRT party-list MP

    PHUKET CITY: In the wake of anti-Government protests in Bangkok last weekend, Thai Rak Thai party-list MP Dr Premsak Pearyura yesterday called for Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to make changes to his leadership style.Visiting Phuket in his capacity as Vice-President of the Parliamentary Natural Resources and Environment Committee, the outspoken MP from Khon Kaen made a vague call for the…

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  • Thailand NewsMiss Chicky gets herself fingered | Thaiger

    Miss Chicky gets herself fingered

    PATONG: It is well-known that women, in general, spend more money than men in the effort to keep themselves attractive. But for men trying to pass themselves off as women, expenses are greater still. In the case of one Thai post-op ladyboy, the costs of ongoing upkeep proved so great that he turned to a life of crime. At 10…

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  • Phuket NewsNai Harn, Kata Noi to get warning towers | Thaiger

    Nai Harn, Kata Noi to get warning towers

    PHUKET: The iTV television network has donated 4.5 million baht for the construction of two tsunami warning towers, one at Nai Harn Beach and one at Kata Noi Beach, neither of which currently has warning towers.Tawee Homhuan, an engineer with the Phuket Public Works and Town and Country Planning Office, told the Gazette yesterday that his office has already received…

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  • Phuket NewsGirl, 16, charged over baby’s death | Thaiger

    Girl, 16, charged over baby’s death

    CHALONG: The 16-year-old mother of a newborn baby found dead in the women’s toilet at Wat Chalong surrendered to the police yesterday evening.The corpse, a 3-kilogram boy with the umbilical cord still attached, was discovered on February 1 in a water tank in the toilet, during Wat Chalong’s annual fair.Pol Maj Chana Sutthimas, an Inspector with the Chalong Police, told…

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  • Phuket NewsMediation ends Jungceylon deadlock | Thaiger

    Mediation ends Jungceylon deadlock

    PHUKET: The deadlock that resulted in a complete halt to construction of the Jungceylon complex in Patong has finally been broken, and the complex is expected to be open for next high season, Samrarn Yothayai, Chief Judge of Phuket Provincial Court, has told the Gazette.Jungceylon, which occupies 55 rai of land off Rat-U-Thit 200 Pi Rd, was due to open…

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  • Phuket NewsPTT, Shell, cut fuel prices by B0.40 | Thaiger

    PTT, Shell, cut fuel prices by B0.40

    THAILAND: Thai petroleum giants Shell and PTT today announced that they have both dropped fuel prices by 40 satang a liter.In a press release, Chaivat Churitti, Senior Executive Vice President of the Oil Business Group of PTT, explained that average prices of oil on world markets had fallen recently, and PTT had therefore decided to lower retail prices of all…

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  • Phuket NewsOrBorJor to help resuscitate abandoned hospital | Thaiger

    OrBorJor to help resuscitate abandoned hospital

    PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) plans to join with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) to buy and renovate the abandoned Phya Thai Phuket Hospital on Soi Si Sena, just outside Phuket City. Under the plan, the 190-room facility – providing both inpatient and outpatient services – would be reopened under the name Vachira Phuket Hospital 2. The…

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  • Phuket NewsExperts discuss tsunami damage to coral | Thaiger

    Experts discuss tsunami damage to coral

    PHUKET CITY: Some 13% of reefs inspected after the tsunami had 50% or more of their coral destroyed by the waves, experts from Japan and Thailand, as well as local divers, were told yesterday at a seminar at the Phuket Merlin Hotel. In many other places, however, the coral was undamaged.Spearheading the seminar was Sakanan Plathong. He led a team…

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  • Phuket NewsDriver dies in third limo smash in 12 days | Thaiger

    Driver dies in third limo smash in 12 days

    THALANG: The driver of an airport minibus was killed instantly when his vehicle smashed into a water truck on the airport road yesterday morning. This was the third fatal accident involving airport transport vehicles in just 12 days. Pol Lt Col Jamroon Plaiduang, an Inspector at Thalang Police Station, told the Gazette that the white minibus, bearing the logo of…

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  • Phuket NewsSeven arrested with forged visas | Thaiger

    Seven arrested with forged visas

    THALANG: Phuket Immigration on Wednesday arrested seven Bangladeshi men who tried to enter Thailand through Phuket International Airport using forged visas.Pol Col Chirdchai Rattanametanon, the new Superintendent of the Phuket Immigration Office, told the Gazette that the men were arrested at Immigration at about 9 pm after arriving in Phuket on a flight from Singapore. Col Chirdchai explained, “They didn’t…

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  • Phuket NewsNewborn baby found dead in toilet | Thaiger

    Newborn baby found dead in toilet

    CHALONG: The corpse of a newborn baby was discovered in a water tank in a toilet at Wat Chalong during the temple’s annual fair. The gruesome discovery occurred just after midnight on Wednesday morning.The baby, a 3-kilogram boy with the umbilical cord still attached, was found naked in an open tank in the woman’s restroom,.Pol Maj Chana Sutthimas, an Inspector…

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  • Phuket NewsAustrian’s extradition sought after jet-ski death | Thaiger

    Austrian’s extradition sought after jet-ski death

    KAMALA: Kathu Police are to seek the extradition of an Austrian in connection with the death of a Thai man, allegedly killed by a jet-ski while spearfishing near Laem Hin on January 25. Kathu Police Superintendent Pol Col Teeraphol Thipjaroen today told the Gazette that the Austrian, a 29-year-old tourist, was questioned after the incident but was released because of…

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  • Thailand NewsNot a lot of joy, really | Thaiger

    Not a lot of joy, really

    PHUKET: The time-honored teenage tradition of joyriding is alive and well in Phuket – and two young men are dead as a result of it. In the first incident, at about 1 am on January 20, a young man who had just started working at a car care shop in Koh Kaew decided to take his boss’s black Toyota Altis…

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