Angry German charged in Phuket for running red light, tossing car keys

Angry German charged in Phuket for running red light, tossing car keys

PHUKET: An indignant German woman was arrested this morning after she ran a red light and threw the keys to her BMW on the roof of a house near Chalong Circle. Lt Thanakrit Iemchonkham of Chalong Police received reports of the incident at about 10am. “We were told that the driver of a BMW X1 SUV ran a red light at the Kok Tanot Junction on Chao Fah West Road and proceeded to drive dangerously toward Chalong Circle. We alerted our traffic police officers to stop the car,” said Lt Thanakrit. The 55-year-old driver, Sandra Christiane Grunewald, ignored officers’ instructions to exit the vehicle and continued to talk on her

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Thanyapura, Sports Camp Australia to organize sporting programs in Phuket

Thanyapura, Sports Camp Australia to organize sporting programs in Phuket

PHUKET: The Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort has partnered with Sports Camp Australia (SCA) to organize interschool games and sporting programs. Nearly 20,000 parents, students, supporters and coaches from Australasia are expected to participate, generating more than 40,000 room nights for Phuket. Fifty per cent of the room nights will be spread out among other resorts in the area. “Thanyapura is committed to turning Thailand into a regional sports hub for the international community. We've partnered up with Sports Camp Australia to advance Phuket’s sports tourism economy with the influx of parents, children and c

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Diving instructor, company to face charges

Diving instructor, company to face charges

PHUKET: Officers from the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) yesterday filed a complaint at Chalong Police Station against a diving company and instructor for allowing tourists to step on coral at Koh Racha Yai. A social media user who calls himself ‘Seaman Freeman’ captured and uploaded pictures of dive company activities that included two Korean tourists and a Thai diving instructor stepping on coral last week (story here). “We immediately took action after seeing the pictures and learned that it was a diving team from a company named Dragon Diving Co Ltd. We also learned that the instructor

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Two injured in four-vehicle Phuket crash

Two injured in four-vehicle Phuket crash

PHUKET: Two people were injured in a four-vehicle crash in Cherng Talay yesterday afternoon. Facebook user ‘Tan Promedic Phuket’ posted a 32-second video clip of the accident, which occurred at a traffic light near Laguna Phuket. The video shows a speeding van losing control, crossing over into the other lane and hitting a pick-up truck coming from the opposite side. The van then hit another car, while a motorbike rider driving behind the pick-up fell as he slammed on the brakes to avoid a collision. All four vehicles were damaged. Witnesses and passersby came to the victims’ aid. Many people commented on the video on

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Energy conferences held in three Southern provinces

Energy conferences held in three Southern provinces

PHUKET: Three simultaneous conferences on energy and power generation were held in Krabi, Surat Thani and Songkhla today, between officials and representatives from 14 southern provinces, including Phuket. The conferences started at 9:30am and were slated to continue until this evening. One of the main aims of the events was to promote awareness and find the best possible solutions for both electricity and alternative energy generation in Southern Thailand. Officials from the Energy Policy and Planning Office of the Ministry of Energy; the Provincial Electricity Authority; and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environm

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Body of fishing boat crew member brought to Phuket

Body of fishing boat crew member brought to Phuket

PHUKET: The body of an Indonesian crew member working on a tuna fishing boat was finally brought to Phuket on Saturday, five days after the victim passed away on board. “The boat docked at the sea port in Wichit. Inside the cold storage room, we found the body of Ali Hariyadi, 45, covered by a piece of cloth,” said Lt Patcharee Wongboon of Wichit Police. “According to the other crew members, Mr Hariyadi passed away last Monday while the boat was in the Indian Ocean. They said he seemed normal, but suddenly convulsed and fell, crying out that his body felt numb. He then became unconscious and passed away soon afterward,

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