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Readers call for charity for family of Phuket murder victim

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PHUKET: In response to recurring suggestions from readers that a donation channel be set up to raise funds to help the mother and two young children of murder victim Wanphen Pienjai, the Phuket Gazette is currently working with a major, worldwide charitable organization to receive and administer funds.

We hope to be in a position to announce details of that arrangement soon.

Meanwhile, and in view of the financial inability of the victim’s family to pay for funeral arrangements (including, possibly, transportation of Wanphen’s body back to her home village in Petchabun), the Gazette has offered to receive donations and will ensure that the first 30,000 baht raised is turned over to Mrs Sa-ard Maliwan, Wanphen’s mother.

Any amounts in excess of 30,000 baht will be transferred, en toto, by the Gazette to one or more reputable local charities for needy local children, and a report of such transfer(s) will be posted on this website.

Donations should be sent to the following account:

Kasikorn Bank (K-Bank) Phuket Branch
Swift Code: KASITHBK

for account of:

The Phuket Gazette Co., Ltd.
Account number: 102-1-08662-9

Donors will remain anonymous, but we do require an email advice of your donation so that we can identify the credit to our account AS a donation. The message should go to fon@phuketgazette.net and the subject line should read: “DONATION FOR THE FAMILY OF WANPHEN PIENJAI”. The message should simply indicate the date and amount of your donation and the country from which you are sending it.

Donors wishing an email ACKNOWLEDGMENT of RECEIPT of their funds by the Gazette must additionally provide us with the following Donor Information:

Full Name and Email Address
Amount Donated
Date Remitted
Name of Bank used for the Remittance
A faxed copy of the bank’s Remittance Advice (Fax: 076-615240)

The Gazette joins thousands of readers in Phuket and around the world in extending condolences to the mother and children of Khun Wanphen, and wishes to thank, in advance, donors for any contributions they may wish to make.

 

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The Thaiger is seeking a full time video editor and production assistant for a new project based in Phuket. The role is open to a Thai national but with great English skills as well. You will need to be able to work to deadlines with a crazy bunch of stressed out news hosts, guests and the rest of The Thaiger team.

You’ll also need a general knowledge of the Thai news cycle as the content will be largely centred around daily news and current affairs. Knowledge of social media, and especially YouTube, will be an advantage.

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Phuket red zone list adds Krabi, Trang, Ranong, Phatthalung

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FILE PHOTO: The Phuket checkpoint now lists 25 provinces as a red zone.

Visitors to Phuket from Krabi, Trang, Ranong, and Phatthalung will now have to prove they’re vaccinated or have a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of arrival, as they’ve been added to the red zone province list. People entering without those qualifications will have to take a rapid antigen test on the spot before being allowed into Phuket.

The 4 provinces join a group of 21 other provinces already on the Phuket red zone list requiring strict measures to enter. That list even includes Phuket itself, as people do exit the province have to prove a negative test or vaccination before being allowed to re-enter.

Phuket’s vice governor made the announcement yesterday after the governor signed the order and put it into effect until at least May 15th. That same order requires all trucks transporting goods to travel from 11 pm to 5 am, the nighttime hours that other people are not allowed to enter the island. Phuket recently closed its entry checkpoints from late night to early morning after reports of exhaustion from the health officials working to test everyone or verify their credentials.

Delivery drivers will also have to pass the same requirements as red zone province arrivals before entering Phuket. Any driver who does not have a negative test within 72 hours or proof that they’ve received both doses of a vaccine approved by Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration, will be forced to wait until the regular checkpoint opens at 5 am to receive a rapid antigen test.

Over 40,000 people from red zones have now been tested at the checkpoint to enter Phuket. In the first week of the requirement which began on April 22, health officials tested more than 22,000 people, overwhelming staff and prompting the government to close the entrance from 11 pm to 5 am to give checkpoint workers a break.

The 25 provinces currently classified as a red zone for entering Phuket are as follows:

Bangkok Nakhon Pathom Pathum Thani Rayong Suphan Buri
Chiang Mai Nakhon Ratchasima Phatthalung Sa Kaeo Surat Thani
Chonburi Nakhon Sri Thammarat Phuket Samut Prakan Tak
Khon Kaen Narathiwat Prachuap Khiri Khan Samut Sakhon Trang
Krabi Nonthaburi Ranong Songkhla Udon Thani

SOURCE: The Phuket News

 

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