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Phuket Gazette under investigation

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PHUKET TOWN: Investigators from the Tourist Police and the Phuket Provincial Employment Service Office (ESO) spent this afternoon at the offices of the Phuket Gazette, probing into an allegation that the newspaper employs numerous foreigners without work permits. The allegation was made in a letter to the Tourist Police signed by “Jobless Graduate”. The writer complained that he or she had applied for a position at the Gazette but had been rejected because “they would employ only foreigners”. The letter added, “I was told by someone that many foreigners working for the Gazette have no work permits.” The anonymous writer concluded, “Please don’t let foreigners take advantage of Thai people by doing such things.” Wassana Thongsakul, Assistant Chief Officer of the Phuket ESO, and Pol Maj Wichai Boonreun of the Tourist Police, spent two and a half hours reviewing documents supplied by the Gazette to show that its staff consists of 18 Thais and just four foreigners, all of whom have valid work permits. Khun Wassana, who arrived trailed by newspaper and television reporters, said, “The complaint was referred to us by the Tourist Police. When we receive a complaint, we have to follow it up. The investigation will take another week or so.” Managing Editor Alasdair Forbes said, “I do not believe this was a genuine complaint. As we demonstrated to the investigators, it is simply not true that we employ only foreigners. Thais are essential to our operation. We could not produce a newspaper without them.” Rungtip Hongjakpet, the Gazette’s Managing Director, said she was pleased that the investigators had done a thorough job of checking the company’s records. “This has given us a chance to demonstrate beyond doubt that the Gazette operates strictly according to the law.”



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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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