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Local PAD commends Phuket red shirts, but issues warning

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PHUKET CITY: The People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) spokesperson for Phuket has commended the local “red shirt” group for its commitment not to disrupt the upcoming Asean-led summit meetings in June, but vowed to mobilize PAD members to prevent any incursion onto the island by red shirt protesters from other parts of the country.

Phuket PAD coordinator Aparat Chartchutikumjorn this morning told the Gazette, “Thank you to the Phuket red shirts for announcing that they have no plan to stop or disturb the Asean summit. This is to the benefit of Thailand and it should have happened before at [the aborted summit] in Pattaya, Chonburi.”

Miss Aparat was speaking in reference to a press conference held yesterday by Wisut “Ae Inside” Tangwittayaporn, who heads the “Phuket Protect Democratic Group”, an affiliate of the National United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) who remain loyal to former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

For details of the press conference click here.

However, Ms Aparat said she had heard from “informed sources” that Prompong Nopparit, spokesman for the pro-Thaksin Puea Thai Party, is planning to mobilize as many as one million red shirt protesters from Isarn and other parts of the country to assemble in Phang Nga during the summit.

“If the Phuket red shirts are really committed to saving our economy, we ask them to help stop this from happening,” she said.

“The yellow shirts would like everyone to understand that we cannot destroy Thailand anymore. This government is faced with a financial crisis and we must put solving it as our first priority. Local and national level politicians must put the needs of the country before their own political aspirations,” she said.

“The yellow shirts will not give any chance for red shirts to come near the area where the Asean summit is being held. We have a plan to block the red shirts,” she said.

— Khunakorn Terdkiatkhachorn & Stephen Fein



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Phuket tourist decides hotel awning more comfortable than his room

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PHOTOS: Rawai Rescue workers / Phuket Tourist Police

The Phuket Tourist Police have been notified that a tourist had jumped from a building in Rawai and ended up on a steel awning covering the bottom floor today. But that wasn’t, in fact, what had happened.

The local Tourist Police say the owner of the building told staff at the Tourist Assistance Centre that the tourist had checked into the room on February 13.

The tourist didn’t actually jump down from the building but had moved a mattress from his room on to the awning and slept on it (mosquitos!!) He was also drunk and damaged some property inside the room.

The man is a 37 year old Estonian tourist. He was staying at the room with a 25 year old male friend.

Chalong Police have charged them both with being drunk and damaging property. They have said that they will pay for all damages to the owner of the property. They are heading back home on February 26.

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Patong motorbike racer arrested and fined – VIDEO

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PHOTO: Patong Police

Patong Police yesterday arrested a motorbike racer after identifying him and his motorbike from video clips that were popular in social media this week.

Patong Police are investigating alleged foreign motorbike racing gangs in Patong after video clips went viral in local social media.

Read more about the racing around Patong’s streets HERE.

Patong Police report that they have now arrested one motorbike racer and charged him with the maximum fine.

Patong Police are also asking motorbike rental operators to explain basic traffic rules for motorbike drivers who want to rent a motorbike.

(The Thaiger is assuming this would be covered when they get their motorbike license, which they are required to have before a motorbike is rented to them.)

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500 free helmets handed out to motorbike drivers in Patong

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Patong Development Foundation together with Patong Police and Patong Municipality have given 500 helmets to motorbike drivers in Patong today under the campaign ‘Wear your helmet’.

Handing out the 500 helmets to motorbike user in Patong was led by Patong Police Chief Col Anothai Jindamanee, Patong Municipality Chalermluck Kebsup and President of Patong Development Foundation Preechawut ‘Prap’ Keesin.

Col Anothai says, “Many motorbike drivers have been injured and died in road accident. We want 100 percent of motorbike drivers and passengers wearing helmets. ”

“More motorbike riders are now wearing helmets as the number of not wearing helmet charges has been dropping in Patong with better enforcement.”

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