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TRT shock as Prasit says, “I won’t run’

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PHUKET TOWN: The outgoing President of the Provincial Administration Organization, (OrBorJor), Dr Prasit Koeysiripong, dropped a bombshell at his farewell media appearance last night when he said he would not be standing as a Thai Rak Thai (TRT) candidate in next year’s parliamentary elections. It had been widely anticipated that Dr Prasit would lead the TRT campaign in 2005 when the governing party will be trying to wrest control of Phuket away from the hands of its three current MPs, who are all members of the opposition Democrat Party. Dr Prasit, 48, who first set up the TRT Cooperation Center in Phuket in 1997, said that he would continue to support the party from the sidelines, but would not stand for election. “In the four years that I have worked for the OrBorJor, I have had to take part in 10 meetings or similar functions every day, which is too much at my stage in life,” he explained. “I have had to make sacrifices by sharing my time between the public and my family. Now it’s time to give something back to my family and me.” “I confirm that I shall not stand in any political election,” he said last night at the Pearl Hotel in Phuket Town. He explained that he had at first been persuaded by senior TRT members to stand as MP for Phuket District 2. However, others were keen to see him stand for District 1, which encompasses Phuket Town. “But I have always refused to stand for District 1 because there’s a candidate for that area already,” he added. Local dentist and long-time TRT party organizer Dr Yada Palimaphan has been tipped to be the party’s candidate for District 1 in 2005, though the Gazette understands that Dr Prasit’s departure is prompting a major rethink of TRT strategy in Phuket. From now on, Dr Prasit said, “I’d rather choose to do my own business. It will be better not to write about me in terms of political issues but as an ordinary citizen.” Asked about his plans, he said, “I may become a lecturer or launch my own monthly economic magazine.” Two candidates – Samroeng Chaisorn of the OrBorJor Gao Mai TRT (“New Step TRT”) party and Wisut Santikun of the OrBorJor Gao Mai Khonbaanrao (“New Step Our People”) party – will compete to take Dr Prasit’s place in the OrBorJor in elections on March 14.



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Police hunting for driver in hit and run – Patong

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Patong Friday, January 18, 2.06am – Police are trying to locate the driver of this hit and run silver sedan in Patong. If you have any information please contact the Tourist Police or Patong Police – 1155 or 191 (Thai)

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PHUKETWARNING: Extreme graphic contentPatong Friday, January 18, 2.06am – Police are trying to locate the driver of this hit and run silver sedan in Patong. If you have any information please contact the Tourist Police or Patong Police – 1155 or 191 (Thai)VIDEO: Newshawk Phuket

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UPDATE: Response to Rabies zone in Chalong

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‘Following the earlier reported rabies incident in Chalong, the Soi Dog Foundation yesterday (Friday, January 18) teamed up with The DLD and Chalong OBT to carry out vaccinations in the area the infected dog was discovered.

Jointly, the team was successful in vaccinating 128 dogs in a swift response to what is hoped to be an isolated case.

Working alongside the Chalong OBT and DLD, they carried out a door-to-door exercise, alerting local residents of the specific area in order to perform precautionary vaccinations of their pets, as well as street dogs in the vicinity.

Soi Dog Foundation, along with the Chalong Public Health Representative and DLD Representative, Dr.Suthat, are keen to urge the public that this is not an outbreak and are hopeful that it is an isolated incident.

However, as a further measure to ensure this remains as such, the team will continue with the rabies vaccination program on Monday, January 21.’

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Police searching for the killer after shooting near Saphan Hin

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A Thai man has been shot dead near Saphan Hin in eastern Phuket earlier today. The arrest warrant has already been issued for the suspect.

The Wichit Police were notified of the incident on Rattanakosin 200 pi Road near Saphan Hin at 3.40am this morning.

Police and rescue workers arrived to find the body of 30 year old Teerasak Saeong from Phuket covered with blood and laying on the road. Two bullet wounds were found on his right and left temple.

Seven bullets were also found around Mr Teerasak’s body. Nearby they found a motorbike. His body was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital for full autopsy and identification.

Witnesses told police that Mr Teerasak was stopped on his motorbike and was talking with the suspect who was in a black car. The suspect shot at Mr Teerasak and sped away.

Mr Teerasak was the son of a member of Rassada’s Municipal Council. At this stage police believe that the two had personal conflicts. Police are now searching for the driver of the vehicle who shot Mr Teerasak.

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