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Slow start for petition against professor

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PHUKET TOWN: A petition aimed at pressuring a prominent academic into withdrawing remarks he made about about a revered former abbot of Wat Chalong and to apologise to the people of Phuket has taken off slowly, with only 1,000 or so signatories so far. As reported in the Gazette Online’s Daily News yesterday, Kasetsart University professor Dr Poowadon Songprasert has come under fire for disparaging remarks he made about Luang Por Cham – the much-revered abbot of Wat Chalong at the turn of the last century – in an interview with the magazine “Thaicoon”. Amnuay Koombarn, a member of the Pattana Tongtin faction in the Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) and the instigator of the petition, told the Gazette, “We believe that once the word gets around, and after the official gathering tomorrow, there could be as many 50,000 signatures.” The gathering, originally scheduled for today, was postponed until tomorrow, when it will be convened at 6 pm at the Lan Nawamin Park on Phuket Rd. “We will have a panel discussion about the history of Luang Por Cham. We have already invited some well-known local historians, such as Sakul Na-Nakorn and Sommai Pinbuddhasin. There will also be some guest speakers from the Chalong area.” K. Amnuay stressed that there is no intention of having Dr Poowadon removed from Kasetsart University, where he is a professor in sociology. “We are Thai people. We are open-minded and always willing to forgive,” said K. Amnuay. “In this case, it may be that there has been a misunderstanding; all we want is an apology for what he said.” So far, there has been no response from Dr Poowadon.



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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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