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    Patong ‘safe from natural disaster’

    Published on 27/07/2012

    » PHUKET: People in Patong are safe from natural disasters, Deputy Mayor Chairat Sukkabal said yesterday (July 26) in a safety briefing for members of the local press.

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    Farmers losing battle with developers

    Published on 15/08/2012

    » PHUKET: The countryside in Srisoonthorn is becoming a battleground between traditional and modern, farmers and developers – and the farmers worry that the old ways, and their livelihood, may be pushed into extinction.

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    Police accused of beating drug user

    Published on 27/08/2012

    » PHUKET: A 20-year-old Thai man claimed on Monday (August 27) that he was beaten by five Thalang police on August 22, in an attempt to force him to tell them the location of a house from which he had bought drugs.

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    British Embassy retreats in Phuket

    Published on 08/11/2013

    » The Bangkok-based British embassy has announced that its honorary consuls in Phuket and Koh Samui will no longer provide any notarial services, such as income verification letters for immigration purposes. British citizens requiring official documentation must now deal with the main site British embassy in Bangkok. A spokesman said that 70 percent of the notarial work in Phuket and Koh Samui was the provision of income letters and these could be applied for by post and did not require a special journey to the metropolis. The embassy claims that it is rationalizing services in order to concentrate resources where they are best needed, for example, assistance for Brits in distress. In its last issue, Pattaya Today revealed that, as regards Pattaya, where no notarial services have been offered since late 2012, it was now optional whether Brits obtained their income verification letters from the British embassy in Bangkok or from the consulates of other countries in the resort. In a statement, the British embassy stated that it was concerned about a potential loss of income if other consulates assumed responsibility, subject to agreement by the Thai Immigration Bureau. It is not known whether the embassy is telling its nationals the same thing in Phuket and Koh Samui.

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    Stressed coconut boss found dead

    Published on 07/08/2013

    » Responding to the sound of a gun shot, workers at a coconut factory in Nonplalai, near Pattaya, found the dead body of their boss in his bedroom. It appeared that Wanchai Suksawat, aged 67, had killed himself as there was a shotgun near the body as well as a suicide note and a photo of his late wife. Police said they were satisfied that Wanchai was demoralized in view of his constant illnesses and the fact that his new wife allegedly neglected him, leaving him alone for long periods of time. Unable to find a way to release his stress, Wanchai decided took his own life.

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    Phuket yachtsman attacked by ‘samurai’ motorbike gang

    Published on 19/12/2012

    » Phuket yachting figure Neil Petford was attacked and robbed by a “samurai” motorbike gang on his way home from the final party of the recent King’s Cup Regatta.

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    S. Korea on alert for typhoon

    AFP, Published on 16/09/2012

    » South Korea was Sunday bracing for the arrival of its third major typhoon in two months, with school classes cancelled, ferry routes closed and thousands of ships sheltering in port.

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    Russian woman falls from building

    Published on 20/09/2012

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    Happy third birthday for Lin Ping

    Phitsanu Thepthong, Published on 30/08/2012

    » Lin Ping, the first giant panda born in Chiang Mai Zoo and a darling of the Thai people, has turned three years and three months old on Aug. 27.

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    Huge drug haul in Chiang Rai

    Phitsanu Thepthong, Published on 03/09/2012

    » Police arrested suspected drug gang members who police say were smuggling 21 kgs of heroin and 14kgs of ya ice from the North to the South.

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