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Democracy is What a Free Media Means, and What Real Warriors Fight to Defend

Latest The Royal Thai Navy is making military history in Thailand by suing the media, something those who have fought for democracy and free speech have never considered doing.

Trapped travellers march to freedom in Phuket's giant traffic jam last night

Phuket's Seven Hour Traffic Jam Ends With Police 'Bashers' Reassigned

PHOTO ALBUM A massive seven hour protest over alleged police bashings and the rape of a pregnant woman ended after many flights were delayed on Phuket and people began to ask: what next?

A Phuket passport might have got the six no further than fake Greek passports

Phuket's Prisoners of Airport Hospitality Break Free to 'Third Country'

Latest Six young men from Syria who were held in cold conditions in the Hospitality section at Phuket International Airport have found a new life in an unnamed ''third country.''

Saving tourist lives comes at a price that Phuket appears unwilling to pay

Phuket Nightmare of Beaches Without Lifeguards Looms in Unseemly Haggle Over Cash

Latest With hours ticking away, there's the real prospect of Phuket having no lifeguards on the island's holiday beaches from Monday unless a last minute deal can be sealed.

Reuters' building in New York: slightly larger than Phuketwan's offices. Reuters is reported to employ about 1000 staff in Thailand

PhuketWATCH Thailand Fears Violence; Drift Clues Not from MH370; Superbiker Killed; Navy Keeps Suing; Phuket FC Loses

Phuket News Digest The killing of a Red poet raises alarm about violence; Navy pursues Reuters, rejects media freedom; Pirates nab tanker; Bieber in temple furore; World sport latest.

PLAY OF THE DAY

PHUKETWAN journalists Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian are back at work after being charged and spending five hours in holding cells at Phuket Provincial Court in a criminal defamation suit over a paragraph from Reuters' Pulitzer-winning coverage.

PHUKETWAN'S READER FORUM: Have Your Say

Re: Phuket Nightmare of Beaches Without Lifeguards Looms in Unseemly Haggle Over Cash
Duncan wrote on Thursday April 24, 2014 at 14:47

An independent beach authority is the only logical step. Plenty of reasons why it might not work in the current forma...

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Re: Phuket's Prisoners of Airport Hospitality Break Free to 'Third Country'
ThaiMike wrote on Thursday April 24, 2014 at 20:03

Every time I arrive at Phuket airport, the immigration arrivals hall is and has been absolutely freezing cold. All st...

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Re: Phuket's Seven Hour Traffic Jam Ends With Police 'Bashers' Reassigned
ThaiMike wrote on Thursday April 24, 2014 at 19:52

- Fiesty Farang If everyone always "left" instead of trying to fix problems, we'd all still be living in caves. ...

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Re: Phuket's Prisoners of Airport Hospitality Break Free to 'Third Country'
Pete wrote on Thursday April 24, 2014 at 19:34

@Manowar. Yes,yes,yes you're right. All our aircons are Panasonic Inverter CS-SKKT models, and the box on the wall is...

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Re: Phuket's Seven Hour Traffic Jam Ends With Police 'Bashers' Reassigned
Another Farang wrote on Thursday April 24, 2014 at 19:30

@Fiesty Farang: I agree that people who keep on complaining about everything in Thailand better get home or elsewhere...

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Re: Phuket's Prisoners of Airport Hospitality Break Free to 'Third Country'
Manowar wrote on Thursday April 24, 2014 at 17:26

Thermostats are no longer used in air conditioning units. They are fitted with thermocouples of a specific temperatur...

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Re: Phuket's Prisoners of Airport Hospitality Break Free to 'Third Country'
Pete wrote on Thursday April 24, 2014 at 15:55

Silly boy FF. Aircons come with thermostats which go down to 15deg. All you have to do is press the button enough tim...

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Re: Three Nations Talk Tourism Skills at Phuket Hotel
Sam Wilko wrote on Thursday April 24, 2014 at 15:54

The Pearl Hotel? That about sums up the 'importance' of these talks.

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