Month: June 2006

  • Phuket NewsBike gang terrorizes Kalim motorists | Thaiger

    Bike gang terrorizes Kalim motorists

    KALIM-KAMALA: Kathu Police Station Superintendent Pol Col Teerapol Thipjaroen has warned motorists using the Kalim-Kamala road at night to take extra caution after one woman was dragged off her bike and nearly held at gunpoint and another woman had the rear window of her car smashed by a motorbike gang.Vanessa Temple reported that she was attacked while riding her motorbike…

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  • Phuket News

    More yellow shirts on the way

    BANGKOK (The Nation): Clothing manufacturers have been asked by the government to produce 500,000 more yellow shirts, commemorating HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s diamond jubilee, to meet huge demand from the public. The shirts will be available at supermarkets including Big C, Makro and 7-Eleven stores nationwide. Siriphol Yordmuangcharoen, Director General of the Department of Commerce, said he has met with…

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  • Phuket News

    Police unravel tale of money and murder

    PHUKET: Phuket Police have arrested three people in connection with a web of crime including the assassination of a local newspaper editor and the attempted murder of the ex-husband of one of the accused. A police sergeant was among those arrested.Local businessman Peerasak “Ko Yu” Aiewpanich was shot on October 19 last year while he was giving alms to monks…

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  • Phuket NewsChalong police issue burglaries warning | Thaiger

    Chalong police issue burglaries warning

    CHALONG: Pol Col Chalit Kaewyarat, Superintendent of Chalong Police Station, this morning urged residents in the Chalong and Rawai areas to take extra precautions against burglaries following a recent spate of break-ins, mostly involving homes of foreigners.“A house in Soi Taiad [Chalong] and another one in Soi Samakkee 2 [Rawai] were recently broken into by burglars.“A couple of days ago…

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  • Phuket NewsPhuket to receive award for “fastest recovery’ | Thaiger

    Phuket to receive award for “fastest recovery’

    PHUKET CITY: Phuket has won the Arabian Travel Market 2006 (ATM) “New Frontiers Award” for being the tourism destination that recovered fastest from a natural disaster, Governor Udomsak Uswarangkura announced yesterday.“The Arabian Travel Market has praised Phuket for its outstanding recovery and positive contribution to tourism development after the tsunami,” Governor Udomsak said.“The island was chosen after organizers consulted professionals…

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  • Phuket NewsPolice get strict with red-plate cars | Thaiger

    Police get strict with red-plate cars

    CHALONG: Traffic Police set up a checkpoint on Chao Fa East Rd on Monday night to check that all vehicles bearing red “temporary” license plates for newly-purchased cars were registered with the Transport Department and that the vehicles were not stolen or being used to commit crimes. The checkpoint, near the intersection with Soi Palai, was also manned by officials…

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  • Phuket NewsLand Office moves to allay property bust fears | Thaiger

    Land Office moves to allay property bust fears

    PHUKET: The Chief of the Phuket Provincial Land Office (PPLO), Supot Suwannachote, has moved to reassure businesspeople that the closer inspection of companies wanting to register land titles, as ordered by the Ministry of Interior, does not mean that transfers of ownership will be refused.He stressed that he did not want to see a slowdown in Phuket’s booming property industry.…

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  • Phuket NewsPhuket readies security for Swedish royal visit | Thaiger

    Phuket readies security for Swedish royal visit

    PHUKET: Security will be tight during the one-week visit to Phuket of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, with more than 100 police officers directly involved in the security effort and units from many other government agencies taking part. The Swedish royal couple will arrive in Phuket on the afternoon of June 14, following their attendance in…

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  • Phuket NewsAirport limos give ground to keep concession | Thaiger

    Airport limos give ground to keep concession

    PHUKET CITY: The Phuket Limousine and Business Services Cooperative Ltd (PBC) is to have its concession to operate limousines at the airport renewed, but members will have to agree to a number of conditions. The news came after both the PBC and the Airports Authority of Thailand (AAT) asked the provincial authorities to intercede in negotiations. The current concession agreement…

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  • Cannabis NewsMore than 3,000 ya bah pills seized in May | Thaiger

    More than 3,000 ya bah pills seized in May

    PHUKET: Statistics released by the Phuket Provincial Police show that 3,183 ya bah (methamphetamine) pills were seized by police, with 71 arrests made in connection with the drug, between May 1 and 25. Seizures of ecstasy were also up on last month’s figures. In total, 121 people were arrested on drug-related charges. The second most commonly seized intoxicants were solvents…

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  • Phuket NewsMarket launched to honor HM The King | Thaiger

    Market launched to honor HM The King

    PHUKET CITY: An open-air market is being held from 9 am until midnight at Queen Sirikit Park on Thalang Rd as part of the activities being held around the island to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of HM The King’s ascension of the throne. The market, organized by the Phuket Provincial Commercial Office (PPCO) and the Phuket Market Vendors’ Association, opened…

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  • Phuket NewsOfficial denies extortion and bodily harm charges | Thaiger

    Official denies extortion and bodily harm charges

    CHALONG: Sassiri Klinhom, a district official from Surat Thani, presented himself to Chalong Police Station on June 1 to deny charges of extortion and causing bodily harm.Pol Lt Col Jessada Sangsuree told the Gazette that at about 10 am on May 29, he and other officers responded to a call saying that a woman had been found handcuffed and drugged…

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  • Phuket NewsPolice Chief warns of increasing petty crime | Thaiger

    Police Chief warns of increasing petty crime

    PHUKET CITY: Phuket Provincial Police Commander Pol Maj Gen Decha Budnampeth has ordered police in the province to step up their vigilance against petty crimes.He has also urged the public to help officers by informing them of any crimes they witness, especially in the run-up to the month-long soccer World Cup.Gen Decha said, “All police officers should be more attentive…

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  • Phuket NewsProperty boom makes tax office glow | Thaiger

    Property boom makes tax office glow

    PHUKET CITY: If taxes paid are any indication of economic health, then Phuket’s economy, in particular the property sector, is very healthy indeed. Between October 1 last year and April 30 this year, the Phuket Area Revenue Office (PARO) collected 455.75 million baht in taxes from property businesses alone – an increase of 64.58% on the same six-month period a…

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