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Injured Phuket monkey captured after swimming around Ao Po marina

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A monkey which was found injured in Ao Po, on the north-east coast of Phuket, is now recovering and getting veterinary attention. It was found at the Ao Po Grand Marina.

The Wildlife Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand was notified last week about the monkey which some of the staff at the Ao Po marina believed had swam back from Koh Payu (where Phuket’s excess monkey population were re-homed three weeks ago – The Thaiger doubts this theory).

Officers from the Khao Phra Taeo National Park were called when the distressed and injured monkey was discovered on a yacht in the marina.

A team arrived and were directed to find the panicked long-tailed macaque on a yacht. The monkey had a bad cut on its shoulder and neck.

Officers anaesthetised the monkey and took it to the national park centre for treatment. Witnesses told staff members of The Wildlife Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand that they think the monkey might have swum from one of the small islands offshore and might have been struck by a boat propeller near the busy marina entrance.

Pongchart Chouehorm, the Director of the Natural and Wildlife Education Centre at Khao Phra Thaew Non-Hunting Area in Thalang, says that the monkey is now being cared for and should fully recover from its adventure.

Khun Pongchart also discussed the monkey matters with Jim Poulsen, a yacht broker of Lee Marine, who were looking after the yacht where the monkey was found.

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PHOTOS: Natural and Wildlife Education Centre at Khao Phra Thaew Non-Hunting Area and The Wildlife Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand


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Tourist Police service centres being set up on Phuket beaches

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The Phuket Tourist Police are poised to improve marine and coastal safety by setting up service centres on Phuket beaches, starting initially with Kamala and Karon Beach.

The Tourist Police Division 3 Chief Major General Unggoon Klaiklueang says, “We have been planning on the project to set up the tourist service centres at Phuket’s busiest beaches.”

“The centres will be based in mobile modified shipping containers. Each centre will has two tourist police with an ATV vehicle (All-Terrain Vehicle)”

“We are planning to set up these centres on 12 Phuket beaches. We will start with Kamala and Karon Beach first. It is expected to be done before New Year as there will be a lot of tourists during that time, especially those locations.”

“By providing tourist police on beaches we be able to improve beach safety, for example if swimmers don’t listen to the warnings from lifeguards.”

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Phuket Police officer transferred after gambling den raid

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Five Kathu Police have been transferred to the Phuket Provincial Police Station after a gambling den raid. Soldiers raided a gambling den in Kathu on Tuesday night. More than 56 gamblers were arrested.

Read more about the raid HERE.

The order issued yesterday was signed by the Phuket Provincial Police commander Maj Gen Wisan Panmunee stating that five Kathu Police have been moved to the Phuket Provincial Police Station.

The five Kathu Police have been named…  Kathu Police Chief Col Jakkrawat Boontaveekunsawat, Kathu Police Deputy Chief Lt Col Chalermchai Hernsawat, Lt Col Chao Pomna and Maj Nopparut  Sukkree, and Inspector of investigation Police Maj Jaronthorn Donnayanrit.

Maj Gen Wisan says, “All five police are now working at the Phuket Provincial Police Station while an investigation is being undertaken on allowing gambling den in the area. We have been strictly enforced on preventing any gambling den in Phuket.”

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Woman sues Bangkok Phuket Hospital for 19 million baht

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A Phuket woman has filed a lawsuit with the Civil Court against Bangkok Hospital Phuket for 19 million baht in compensation after an alleged error during an operation has left her bed-ridden.

Nonglak Srisaeng assigned Chalermpong Klubdee, an official of the Foundation for Consumers, and Sakolrat Ritsamitchai, a lawyer, to file the lawsuit on her behalf.

The lawsuit was filed with the consumers’ case division of the Civil Court.

The lawsuit alleged that a mistake on the part of the hospital caused Nonglak to become bed-ridden after she received an operation to remove a tumor in her uterus in August, 2016.

She is demanding 19 million baht in compensations for the difficulties to live her life and for subsequent medical costs.

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