Foreigner seen beating young child after dispute over 10-baht fee

Foreigner seen beating young child after dispute over 10-baht fee

PHUKET: A Facebook user has offered a reward of 5,000 baht to anyone who can help him find a foreigner who fought with a toilet attendant and refused to pay a 10 baht fee to use a toilet on Bangla road. Videos and photographs of six foreigners – three men and three women – were recorded on CCTV cameras installed at the facility. They were posted by a user named ‘Tohee Seesa’ earlier this month. In the video, one of the men is repeatedly seen hitting and shoving a young boy into the wall. Facebook user Tohee says the attendant is 10 years old, while the foreigner seemed to be between 30 to 40 years old. Another attend

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | 05:10 PM

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Pregnant British woman killed in Phuket crash

Pregnant British woman killed in Phuket crash

PHUKET: A pregnant British woman was killed in a hit and run collision with an 18-wheeled truck on Thepkrasattri Road in Thalang at noon today. “She was riding on a motorbike with her partner when they changed lanes to avoid a vehicle parked and blocking their path in the motorbike lane of the road. As they did this, the truck hit them from behind,” said Lt Col Sanit Nukhong of Thalang Police. “The woman was then run over by the truck and sustained fatal head injuries,” he added. Her partner, also a British national, was not injured. Both were taken to Thalang Hospital. Their names are being withheld until their famili

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 01:41 PM

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Russian couple fined for sex in a Phuket tuk-tuk

Russian couple fined for sex in a Phuket tuk-tuk

PHUKET: Police have fined a Russian couple 500 baht each after a video clip of them appearing to have sex in the back of a tuk-tuk in Karon went viral. The 28-second clip was posted on Friday and shows a man and a woman moving suggestively in the tuk-tuk with the woman’s shirt lifted to expose her torso. Karon Police investigated and found the tuk-tuk driver who said he was hired to deliver the tourists to a hotel in Wichit. The driver said the two tourists were not having sex, but simply "rocking their bodies to the music" he was playing. Tourist police located the couple yesterday and fined them for conducting an indece

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 09:58 AM

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Broken-hearted woman jumps off Phuket building

Broken-hearted woman jumps off Phuket building

PHUKET: An agitated woman with relationship troubles was injured this morning after she jumped off the third floor of a building in Phuket Town. This is the second case of its kind within two days – the first incident took place early morning yesterday when another girl nearly drowned in the sea at Saphan Hin (story here). “Today's incident took place at Sarita Mansion in the Poonpon area at about 11am. The 21-year-old woman was sitting at the edge of the roof of the apartment building. Rescue workers tried to persuade her not to jump, while other team members rushed to set up an air mattress and arranged for a

Friday, May 5, 2017 | 04:12 PM

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No refund for B6.7mn house in shambles

No refund for B6.7mn house in shambles

PHUKET: Dhamrongtham center staff and representatives of the Engineering Institute of Thailand on Thursday inspected a ‘questionable’ housing project in Koh Kaew. The house, backed by a well-known developer, has reportedly been in shambles for about three years. Sintichai Jitkam and Sunisa Jitkham in November last year filed a complaint after purchasing the house in the development for 6.7 million baht. They additionally filed photos of water leaks from the ceiling and other structural problems that they said could be hazardous. The developer had responded to the original complaint by fixing some problems, but the couple

Monday, May 1, 2017 | 10:33 AM

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Phuket hospital denies refusing treatment to injured British traveller

Phuket hospital denies refusing treatment to injured British traveller

PHUKET: The management of Phuket International Hospital (PIH) has denied reports that they refused treatment to a British national injured in a motorbike accident after the victim’s mother claimed they denied assistance until payment had been guaranteed by the insurance provider. The hospital held a press conference yesterday to clarify that even though the insurance company did not guarantee payment, Jacob Tonkin was provided medical care since the moment he was admitted to the hospital early Monday morning. Mr Tonkin’s mother, Jane, who lives in Cheshire, UK, spoke to several UK-based newspapers, including the Da

Friday, May 12, 2017 | 04:05 PM

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