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High turnout for OrBorJor elections

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PHUKET TOWN: There was a respectable 44% voter turnout for Saturday’s Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) elections, up significantly from the 28% turnout for the last OrBorJor vote four years ago. Commentators said this may have had less to do with a surge in interest in politics, and more to do with the fact that voters in Phuket Town qualified for entry in a lottery, with a new motorbike as the prize. In Phuket Town, as was widely expected, the two main parties picked up all but one of the district’s seats on the council, with the OrBorJor Khao Mai Party occupying nine and the Pattana Tongtin Party taking five. Khao Mai winners were Prasit Koysiripong, Rungsan Kongtong, Harnchai Jantarachote, Somchai Duangkae, Asin Arammaetapong, Suwit Wongwai, Samreong Chaisorn, Wisoot Santikul and Wannakorn Pattarapakorn. Pattana Tongtin winners were Yada Palimapan, Songwoot Hongyok, Attitaya Attasintawangkul, Amnuay Koombarn and Ekachai Koysombat. Suratin Lianudom, an independent, will occupy the remaining seat. Prasit Koysiripong received 20,091 votes – the highest of all candidates. Yada Palimapan was second with 16,310, followed by Rungsan Kongtong with 16,141. In Kathu District where three OrBorJor seats were up for grabs, Rak Kathu Party took two seats (Chaianan Sootthikul, 5,719 votes, and Kowong Tua-Tripop, 4,457), while the third seat went to Boonma Aiebsup of the Ruampalung Party with 4,340 votes. In Talang District, Talang Group Party won five of the six seats (Manot Panchalat, 7,948 votes; Surapol Lian-Udom, 7,375; Sorathum Jinda, 6,992; Watcharapong Kuerwong, 6,807; and Yaowanate Limrat, 6,306). The remaining seat went to independent Cherdchai Wongsaeree, who received 6,020 votes.



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UPDATE: Water truck driver presents himself to police after motorcycle death on Kata hill

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A water truck driver has presented himself to Karon Police after yesterday’s road accident on Kata Hill that killed a female motorcycle rider.

She died after skidding on oil spilled on the road, falling off the motorbike and being crushed by a water truck in Kata last night. Two others motorists following being also crashed and sustained injuries.

Read more about yesterday’s incident HERE.

This morning the water truck driver, Apichart Sripan, has himself to Karon Police for questioning over the incident.

Karon Police report that a drug and alcohol test has been conducted returning a zero result. But he has been charged with reckless driving causing injury and death.

In our earlier report, police say witnesses report the truck stopped 100 metres down the road. They say the driver got out of the truck to inspect the wheels. Witnesses tried to take photo of him but he got back into his truck and sped away.

UPDATE: Water truck driver presents himself to police after motorcycle death on Kata hill | News by The Thaiger

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68 Ridley’s sea turtles hatched on Phang Nga beach – VIDEO

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: The Wild Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand

68 Ridley’s baby sea turtles have hatched on Tha Sai Beach in Thai Muang, Phang Nga and made their way to the sea last night.

Ridley’s sea turtles, a protected species in Thailand, have returned recently to Phang Nga beaches to breed over the past few months following a 23 year absence.

Read more about the return of the Ridley’s turtles HERE.

Last night 68 baby Ridley’s sea turtles, from 81 eggs survived, hatched and headed straight for the Andaman Sea. Two of them didn’t hatch and 11 eggs weren’t fertilised.

Bon voyage little turtles!

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Motorbike driver dies, another person injured after car driver slams into them

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A female motorbike driver has died while a male car driver has sustained injuries after a second car driver fell asleep at the wheel in Thalang crashing into them.

The incident happened on Srisoonthorn Road in Thalang at 2pm yesterday (Wednesday).

Police and emergency responders arrived to find a damaged motorbike and two damaged cars.

Police report that the car driver, Dechawat Taechanitisawat, fell asleep at the wheel. He lost control of his vehicle before colliding with the motorbike whose driver was 34 year old Ms Tanakorn Chadaphon and another car driven by 39 year old Pradit Ruecha.

They were both rushed to Thalang Hospital where Ms Tanakorn was later pronounced dead.

Police are continuing their investigation and will charge Dechawat Taechanitisawat.

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