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Phuket's leading police are told to enforce the laws, with military backing

Police Phuket With 100 Percent Enforcement, Army Tells Phuket's Top Officers

Latest Enforce the law fully and fairly and ignore the old Phuket ways, the island's top 10 police station chiefs are told as the military seeks to maintain its campaign for island ''happiness.''

A complaint by Phuketwan is being investigated by the Damrungtam office

Tell Thailand's Generals About Phuket Problems, Tourists and Residents Are Told

Latest Tourists and residents are now being invited to lodge their complaints more directly as Phuket's Damrungtam ombudsman's office expands its role and opens shopping mall branches.

Vendors debate the loss of sunbeds and jobs after yesterday's Patong meeting

Phuket's Displaced Beach Vendors Want Prayuth to Visit Patong and Explain

Latest A meeting of displaced vendors has cheered calls for coup command leader General Prayuth to visit Phuket to explain why they are losing their beach jobs and what happens to them next.

Governor Maitree with Ambassador Thierry Viteau on Phuket today

Phuket Governor Will Restore Envoys' Forums, French Ambassador Told

Latest The Governor of Phuket, Maitree Intrusud, has undertaken to restore the three-monthly forums involving honorary consuls and administrators, France's ambassador has been told.

Antonio Papaleo: his attempted murder case was overlooked by police

Phuket Police Stats Fail Honesty Test in Case of Stabbed Journalist

Latest With transparency a key issue as senior Region 8 police attempt to reform Phuket and its force, the latest statistics on expat and tourist arrests and victims are found to be incomplete.

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Re: Worse to Come in Immigration Crackdown
flyfly wrote on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 16:06

hi there.. pls someone advice. my fiancee will be working in phuket soon and iam planning to go with him to stay in p...

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Re: Tell Thailand's Generals About Phuket Problems, Tourists and Residents Are Told
phuketexpat wrote on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 16:09

One Navigator could point out many Governmental irregulars. Take a ride along the island and use the navigator as a f...

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Re: Thailand Sends a Message to the World: We're Happy, How About You?
Rockderk wrote on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 16:05

Only 2 countries I know of have mandatory happiness: Thailand and North Korea.

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Re: Tell Thailand's Generals About Phuket Problems, Tourists and Residents Are Told
Rockderk wrote on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 15:59

I was going to say something about the hypocrisy of arresting journalists for covering news [under the 'shoot the mes...

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Re: Tell Thailand's Generals About Phuket Problems, Tourists and Residents Are Told
Sue wrote on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 15:04

@Andrew Watson acquire there income from online === As a side note I afraid it is a subject of Thai income if ...

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Re: Tell Thailand's Generals About Phuket Problems, Tourists and Residents Are Told
Sue wrote on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 14:45

@phil no competition at Big C where prices continue to rise, which controls prices and freshness of produce ===...

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Re: Police Phuket With 100 Percent Enforcement, Army Tells Phuket's Top Officers
Lars wrote on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 14:41

Really look forward to see a public transportation system with hop on/hop off busses driving around over the whole be...

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Re: Phuket's Displaced Beach Vendors Want Prayuth to Visit Patong and Explain
Arun Muruga wrote on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 13:12

I do have a picture of the beach road in Patong from 1970 with a picture taken from the same spot more recently. It's...

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Seabreeze Cafe & Terrace at Holiday Inn Phuket

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