Phuket 96-year-old found hanged at home

Phuket 96-year-old found hanged at home

PHUKET: An elderly local was found hanging by a nylon rope in his house in Thalang last night. The victim, 96-year-old Pracha Kruepanich, had been discharged from Vachira Phuket Hospital six days ago and was believed to have been stressed by health issues. “We found Mr Pracha’s body hanging by a rope tied to a metal hook at th

- Today, 03:41PM

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British expat burglar arrested in Phuket

British expat burglar arrested in Phuket

PHUKET: An elusive British serial burglar, who has been on the run from police for at least two years, was arrested yesterday in connection with another series of burglaries in Phuket. Charlie Machin, 54, was apprehended at his rental house in Soi Na Koh, Cherng Talay, with 67 items stolen from at least three homes. He was prev

- Today, 02:29PM

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Sea gypsies prevent Phuket officials from demolishing homes

Sea gypsies prevent Phuket officials from demolishing homes

PHUKET: Officials are preparing to file complaints of land encroachment against Rawai sea gypsies after more than 200 of them gathered to prevent the demolition of two houses in Rawai yesterday morning. “Suthep and Thawee Mookdee are the owners holding a chanote for this land,” said Legal Execution Department officer Chanothai

- Today, 11:24AM

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Phi Phi national park chief resigns

Phi Phi national park chief resigns

PHUKET: The Hat Noppharat Thara – Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park chief asked to be transferred to a different department yesterday. He cited “failing health and work stress” as the reasons behind his decision, in a letter addressed to the director-general of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP)

- Yesterday, 05:34PM

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