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Kao Mai likely to dominate new OrBorJor

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PHUKET TOWN: Following a meeting today organized by the victorious Kao Mai party, which took nine of the 15 Provincial Administrative Council (OrBorJor) seats allocated to Phuket Town in Saturday’s elections, its appears that the party’s leader, Dr Prasit Koysiripong, will become President of the new council. Kao Mai has put together a coalition that includes the Thalang Group Party, which won five seats, and Boonma Aiebsup from the Kathu-based Ruampalung Party, giving them a total 15 seats – a majority in the 24-seat chamber. Other likely appointments emerging from the coalition-forming meeting are Wisoot Santikul, also from Kao Mai, as First Vice President; Sorathum Jinda from the Thalang Group Party as Second Vice President; Somchai Duangkae (Kao Mai) as Chairman of the Council; and Manot Panchalat (Thalang Group) as Deputy Chairman. Although Kao Mai appears confident that its coalition will hold, there is still the possibility that Pattana Tongtin, which won five seats in Phuket Town, may be able to persuade some members of the Kao Mai coalition to defect. Time is short, however – alliances must be settled by February 14, when the first official meeting of the new OrBorJor takes place – and Pattana Tongtin will have to gather at least another eight councilors to its cause.



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Indian tourist rescued from a near-drowning at Patong Beach

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PHOTOS: Patong Surf Life Saving

An Indian tourist has been rescued from drowning after getting into difficulty while swimming at Patong beach yesterday.

Patong Surf Life Saving report that around 1.30pm at Patong Beach an Indian tourist was spotted in the water, choking and fighting to stay afloat.

Lifeguards dived in and brought him back to the beach. He was not breathing and his heart has stopped beating by the time they got him back to shore. Lifeguards urgently applied CPR.

Mr Jhamnani’s heart started to beat again and he became conscious. He was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital where he is now recovering.

Well done to the team at Patong Surf Lifesaving. I think you can expect a visit from a grateful Indian tourist in a few days.

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Polish man charged after threatening people with a gun in Patong

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A Polish man has been charged with carrying a gun in public in Patong, Phuket.

Patong Police report that at 6.20pm last night (Tuesday) they were notified that a man was using a gun to threaten others at a hotel on Pisit Koranee Road in Patong.

Police headed to the hotel to find the Polish man. He denied any knowledge about the gun. Then Police questioned his Thai wife. She took police to a room where she gave the gun to police.

The Polish man has now been charged with illegal possession of gun and carrying it in public without a permit.

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Phuket kratom-cooker robs pharmacies – VIDEO

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Phuket police yesterday have arrested a thief while he was cooking up a batch of kratom. He had earlier robbed pharmacies in Chalong, Phuket.

Chief Investigator of the Phuket Provincial Police Col Prawit Engchuan says, “Yesterday we have arrested 25 year old Rattaphon Pales at a house in Chalong. Police seized 0.45 litres of liquid kratom.”

“On Monday night Chalong Police were notified that a man had robbed a pharmacy in Chalong (video below) with a knife. He stole 30,000 baht cash and sped away on that occasion.”

“We have continued the investigation and arrested a suspect while he was cooking liquid kratom at his home.”

“He had robbed the same pharmacy last week and another pharmacy in Vichit. In total he has stolen about 50,000 baht in cash.”

“He was taken to Chalong Police Station where he was charged with illegal possession of Category 5 Drugs and theft.”

PHUKETPhuket police have arrested a thief while he was cooking kratom after robbing pharmacies in Phuket.

Posted by The Thaiger on Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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