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Karon drops opposition to gay event

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KARON: Phuket is set to host “Nation V”, Asia’s largest gay and lesbian party, from November 4-6 as originally scheduled, after organizers met with the Phuket Governor and leaders of the Kata-Karon Municipality in a closed-door meeting.

The municipality, who earlier nixed plans to hold the party in their bailiwick, have approved the use of Karon Stadium for Fridae’s fifth annual Nation V party, clearing away the recent cloud of uncertainty as to whether the event would take place at all.

However, due to the concerns of residents, the party venue will close at 1 am, in line with other entertainment venues on the island.

Gov Udomsak reiterated his support for the event, “Phuket has much to offer visitors in terms of hospitality and the city will work closely with the organizers to ensure that the event is a successful one.”

Dr Stuart Koe, CEO of Fridae, said, “We are grateful for the warm welcome that Phuket is extending to guests of NationV.”

He added, “With the full support of the Governor of Phuket, Kata-Karon Municipal Council, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), local businesses and the Phuket police, Fridae is confident that visitors to Phuket will enjoy the wonderful Thai hospitality.”

Local businesses have also voiced their hearty support for Nation V being held in Phuket.

Pattanapong Aikwanich, President of the Phuket Tourism Association said, “Having such a large group of international visitors converge upon Phuket in November will also encourage more foreign arrivals in the following months.”

Enthusiasm for the Nation party remains high despite recent confusion surrounding the party venues. Almost 80% of the rooms at host hotel and party venue, Crowne Plaza on Karon Beach, have already been booked while those at nearby Hilton Phuket Arcadia are in more than average demand.

Fridae is also in talks with other hotels along Karon Beach to cater to the large crowd of partygoers expected to descend upon the area over the Nation weekend.

The number of parties, co-hosts and DJ lineup remains unchanged.

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Legal action taken against people who removed beer cans from beer truck accident scene

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PHOTOS / VIDEO:  Thanakrit Asulyakul / Mana Sombat / Kanlaya Singkangrang / Kritsada Mueanhawong

Legal action has already been taken against four people who ‘removed’ beer cans after a truck carrying boxes of beer cans overturned in Phuket on January 11.

A logistic company representative has filed a report with police after more than 80,000 beer cans, valued at more than two million baht, mysteriously “vanished” after the truck overturned in Rassada.

Read more about the incident outside a Rassada 7/11 HERE.

The Phuket City Police Chief Col Sompong Thiparpakun says, “Four people have now been arrested. They have admitted that they saw other people taking beer cans, so they did too. They say they have consumed the contents of all beer cans. ”

“If evidence can be provided that other people took these beer cans and sold them, legal action will be taken against them too.”

“It was illegal to remove these items from the crash scene.”

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Police hunting for driver in hit and run – Patong

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Patong Friday, January 18, 2.06am – Police are trying to locate the driver of this hit and run silver sedan in Patong. If you have any information please contact the Tourist Police or Patong Police – 1155 or 191 (Thai)

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PHUKETWARNING: Extreme graphic contentPatong Friday, January 18, 2.06am – Police are trying to locate the driver of this hit and run silver sedan in Patong. If you have any information please contact the Tourist Police or Patong Police – 1155 or 191 (Thai)VIDEO: Newshawk Phuket

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UPDATE: Response to Rabies zone in Chalong

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‘Following the earlier reported rabies incident in Chalong, the Soi Dog Foundation yesterday (Friday, January 18) teamed up with The DLD and Chalong OBT to carry out vaccinations in the area the infected dog was discovered.

Jointly, the team was successful in vaccinating 128 dogs in a swift response to what is hoped to be an isolated case.

Working alongside the Chalong OBT and DLD, they carried out a door-to-door exercise, alerting local residents of the specific area in order to perform precautionary vaccinations of their pets, as well as street dogs in the vicinity.

Soi Dog Foundation, along with the Chalong Public Health Representative and DLD Representative, Dr.Suthat, are keen to urge the public that this is not an outbreak and are hopeful that it is an isolated incident.

However, as a further measure to ensure this remains as such, the team will continue with the rabies vaccination program on Monday, January 21.’

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