29-year-old killed in high-speed Phuket crash

29-year-old killed in high-speed Phuket crash

PHUKET: A motorbike rider was killed after he lost control of his bike at a bend in the road and crashed into the back of a parked car in Phuket's Rassada sub-district early this morning. “The accident occurred on Thepkrasattri Road northbound. At the scene, we found the victim lying on the road, covered in blood. His Kawasaki motorbike was severely damaged and the car he crashed into was damaged as well,” said Capt Udom Petcharat of Phuket City Police, The body of the victim, Sermsak Malasri, 29, was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital for further examination. “According to witnesses, the biker was travelling at high s

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Two Phuket fires cause B400,000 worth of damages

Two Phuket fires cause B400,000 worth of damages

PHUKET: Two fires broke out in Phuket yesterday and early this morning, both of which are believed to have occurred from short circuits. The total damage from the two incidents is estimated at 400,000 baht. The first fire started at ‘Mahanakorn’, a popular local bar in Phuket Town, at midnight yesterday. Phuket Disaster Prevention and Mitigation officers, Kusoldharm Foundation rescue workers and firefighters arrived at the scene near Nimit Circle (Seahorse Circle) where the bar is located. Firefighters brought four fire engines and spent 10 minutes battling the flames. About 300,000 baht worth of damages were caused, in

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Opinion: Need to revise drug laws

Opinion: Need to revise drug laws

PHUKET: The recent arrest by Region 8 Police of two men for posing as officers of the law and trying to extort money from the families of teenage boys found drinking krathom leaf extract is just the latest reminder of the need for Thailand to reconsider and revise its draconian drug control laws. It might strike some as futile to urge a military government to take such measures, but in reality there has never been a better time for Thailand to move forward in this regard. It is encouraging that the current government is the first in our memory to have floated the possibility of such reforms, but it is equally dis

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Major Phuket 'casino' raid: 63 arrested, B2mn confiscated

Major Phuket 'casino' raid: 63 arrested, B2mn confiscated

PHUKET: A joint team of Army and police raided a large illegal 'casino' in Phuket Town and arrested 63 gamblers on Saturday night. Officials also confiscated about 2 million baht in cash, a shotgun, four pistols, 39 bullets, 22 cars, 34 motorbikes and gambling paraphernalia. The joint team included officers from Infantry Division 5 (Artillery 25) and Phuket City Police. The arrests were made after locals complained of illegal gambling activities in the area. “The casino was built inside a house in Soi Tachin, Rassada. The house was secured by a large gate and CCTV cameras on all sides so people inside could monitor the

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Belgians wanted for shoplifting in Phuket

Belgians wanted for shoplifting in Phuket

PHUKET: Police are hunting for two foreigners who allegedly stole mobile phone accessories from an electronics store in Phuket on Friday. A Facebook user named Maii-Ly Chaiviriyawong (whose real name is Nichapa-orn Chaiviriyarong and is the owner of the shop) shared pictures and CCTV footage of the incident on social media. Ms Nichapa-orn owns a shop named ‘Remax’ in Samkong. According to her statement, the men entered her shop at about 3:14pm and purchased products worth 5,000 baht. They paid for their purchases using a credit card, but continued to browse the store. One of them then went in the back and allegedly swi

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Thailand's much-debated Computer Crimes Act goes into effect

Thailand's much-debated Computer Crimes Act goes into effect

PHUKET: The newly-amended Computer Crimes Act (No. 2) B.E. 2560 (2017) was put into effect this week, after it was published in the Royal Gazette on January 24. It replaces the Computer Crimes Act B.E. 2550 (2007). One of the most talked about sections of the amended Act states that any person who sends computer data or electronic mail to another person without allowing that person a chance to easily opt out, to deny the reception or express intent to not receive the data or electronic mail (and such data or electronic mail is found to disturb the recipient) must be subject to a fine not exceeding 200,000 baht.

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