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FC Phuket draws even with “Big Bang’

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PHUKET: Despite some excellent chances by both sides, FC Phuket and Division One leaders Big Bang Chulalongkorn University (BBCU FC) FC played to a scoreless draw last night before a record crowd at Surakul Stadium.

The final tally barely reflected the intensity of the exciting match.

One of the best opportunities for FC Phuket came at 75 minutes, when Sarach Yooyen fired a free kick on target that was punch-saved by BBCU goalie Shaun Mark.

The ball landed on the right foot of FC Phuket captain Wiratroj Janteng, who narrowly missed the second chance.

The flamboyant BBCU goalkeeper was named “man of the match” for this and several other good saves throughout the encounter.

FC Phuket coach Surachai Jirasirichote expressed disappointment that his side failed to take away three points.

“We had several good scoring opportunities, but failed to convert. Overall the kids played better than they did in their second match and seem to be better adapted to the system, so now the key is finding the scoring touch,” he told reporters.

BBCU FC coach Kiattisak Sanao-muang conceded that FC Phuket were the better team on the day and said he was satisfied a draw.

“We learned something from today’s game that will help us in future matches on the road,” he said.

Other Thai League Division 1 matches played yesterday:

Samut Prakarn United 3 – 0 Bangkok FC

Saraburi FC 1 – 1 Chiangmai FC

Air Force United 2 – 3 Bangkok United

FC Phuket’s next match is a home fixture against Rangsit JW, whose home ground is Don Meuang Stadium outside Bangkok.

Rangsit JW remain winless, but have collected two points from draws.

League Table (after three matches each):

1. Big Bang Chulalongkorn University (7 points)

2. Rajpracha FC (6 points)

3. Chainat FC (6 points)

4. Chantaburi FC (6 points)

5. Buriram FC (5 points)

6. FC Phuket (5 points)

7. Songkhla FC (5 points)

8. Air Force United (4 points)

9. Bangkok United (4 points)

10. PTT Rayong (4 points)

11. Chiangmai FC (4 points)

12 Samutprakarn (3 points)

13. Thai Honda (3 points)

14. Saraburi FC (3 points)

15. Bangkok FC (3 points)

16. Rangsit JW (2 points)

17. Suphanburi FC (0 points)

18. RBAC FC (0 points)

Note: The top three teams at the end of season are promoted to the Thai Premier League. The bottom three teams are relegated to the AIS Division 2 Regional league.

— Stephen Fein



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Slow loris released back into Phuket forest

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PHOTOS: Department of National Parks

Officers from of the Khao Phra Thaeo Non-Hunting Area have helped in the release of a slow loris back into the wild yesterday.

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation reports that the head of Khao Phra Thaeo Non-Hunting Area, Pongchart Chueahom, yesterday released the slow loris to the Khao Phra Thaeo Non-Hunting Are in Thalang.

The slow loris was found near a furniture factory in Thalang last week. It was being treated at a pet hospital before being handed over to Khun Pongchart when it was ready to be set free.

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Seastead structure dragged back to shore by Royal Thai Navy

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A floating seastead has today been towed by a naval vessel back to the Port of Phuket in Cape Panwa. Meanwhile the Deputy PM Wissanu Krea-ngam is challenging the owners and builders of the structure to take the Thai Government and Navy to the International Court of Justice.

The Royal Thai Navy’s Third Fleet ventured out with a group of reporters on Saturday to inspect the floating seastead, the first of about 20 planned Ocean Builders for the open waters about 22km from Phuket’s Koh Racha Yai.

Nothing valuable was found on board the octagon-shaped steel and aluminium structure which was attached to a floating platform.

Two vessels were used in today’s operation. The living quarters were detached and placed on the first vessel and the second towed the floating platform to the shore for safe keeping pending legal action against its owner as well as the builder, Ocean Builders Company.

Dr. Wissanu said yesterday that Thai authorities were authorised to remove or dismantle the floating housing unit with or without the consent of its owner after finding the structure could pose a threat to Thai national security and sovereignty in accordance with Article 119 of the Criminal Code.

He said that the structure also posed an obstacle to vessels and was located not far from an oil rig.

Regarding the threat by Ocean Builders Company to sue the Thai government in the International Court of Justice for the removal, the deputy PM says he welcomes the move, noting that no government anywhere would allow a seastead settlement near their maritime territory.

Seasteader Chad Andrew Edwartowski and his Thai wife, Mrs. Nadia Summergirl, are wanted by the Thai police for questioning after Thai immigration revoked the American’s non-immigrant visa and blacklisted him.

SOURCE: Thai PBS

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Phuket taxi slams into tree in Phattalung

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PHOTOS: Phattalung Rescue

Two people have sustained serious injuries after a Phuket taxi slammed into a tree in Phattalung last night.

Phattalung rescue workers were notified of the accident in Mueang Pattalung District at 7.57pm last night (Sunday).

They arrived at the scene to find the Phuket registered taxi resting in front of the big tree on the side of the road near a temple. The front of the vehicle had extensive damage following the collision.

The two people who sustained serious injuries were 58 year old Wanchai Srithong and 64 year old Jamras Srithong. They were both taken to the Phattalung Hospital.

Pattalung City Police are continuing their investigation. There has been no explanation given at this stage as to why a Phuket taxi was in Phattalung.

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