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Police deny Tamil Tigers report

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PHUKET TOWN: Phuket Marine Police today denied a report in a major daily newspaper that they had recently checked and then released a speedboat that might have been used by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to transport supplies from Phuket to an LTTE base on an island nearby. The LTTE have been waging a long and bitter civil war against the Sinhalese-dominated government of Sri Lanka, a war that has resulted in thousands of deaths. Kao Sod, one of Thailand’s biggest daily newspapers, yesterday quoted a Marine Police source in Phuket as saying that officers went to check on a speedboat at the Rassada Pier on April 9. Aboard the boat, the newspaper said, the officers found three crewmen from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. They also found food supplies, 5,000 liters of fuel, military uniforms, walkie-talkies, and three big boxes containing fliers written in Yavee, a regional dialect spoken in Malaysia. Also printed on the fliers was the LTTE symbol, consisting of crossed rifles, a tiger’s head, a star, and a crescent moon. “I don’t know where the reporter got this story from,” Pol Lt Col Prasopchai Bunluesil, Deputy Superintendent of Phuket Marine Police, told the Gazette. “We never took any such action. We are filing a report to the Special Branch, denying everything in this newspaper report.” Last month, Lloyd’s List, a shipping news publication, was quoted by the Sunday Island, an English-language newspaper in Sri Lanka, as saying that the LTTE had moved to an island “near Phuket” after being driven out of Burma. At the time, Pol Col Misakawan Buara, Superintendent of Phuket Marine Police, told the Gazette, “This sounds like old news to us. A report last year said that the Tigers were shipping gasoline and weapons out of Phuket. That time, a representative from Sri Lanka also came down to search with us. None of it was true.” Phuket Marine Police checked islands off Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi, Satun, Ranong, and Trang in response to the report, he said. They found nothing. Despite the Marine Police denials, Gen Surayud Chulanont, the chief of Thailand’s armed forces, was reported recently as saying that the Army has known for some time that LTTE separatists have been operating from an island near Phuket.



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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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