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The under-construction mansion blazes at Cherng Talay yesterday

Phuket Police Investigate Blaze at 20m Baht Mansion

Latest A blaze at a mansion on Phuket that is 90 percent completed causes one million baht in damage and leads police to begin a forensic investigation.

Officials on the yacht in Phang Nga Bay, asking for 10,000 baht

Phuket Yacht Stopped at Sea by Officials: Row Over 10,000 Baht Fine

Latest A dispute over a claim for 10,000 baht made by officials in a dinghy that came alongside a Phuket-based yacht ends with Marine Office 5 saying it was probably a misunderstanding.

A police patrol vessel among piers and mangroves near Kuraburi. Naval forces are maintained by many organisations along the coast

Rohingya Boatpeople Held in Pickups North of Phuket: Police Probe Human Trafficking Ring

Latest Police have pulled over two vehicles travelling south towards Phuket and found 32 boatpeople inside. Two Thai drivers and a woman are being held and questioned about human trafficking.

Safari Behzad, 44, in the Patong room where he was arrested early today

Noisy Phuket Tourist Nabbed in Patong Room With Drugs, Say Police

Latest A tourist who brought women back to his Patong room and partied on into the night has been arrested with drugs in his possession, according to police who raided the block.

Andy Hall shows off his passport at Suvarnabhumi Airport today

British Activist Wins Back Passport: Australia Declines Similar Action for Phuketwan Editor

Latest The principle of a passport remaining the property of a citizen's government is demanded in some cases but overlooked in others.

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A TOTAL of 431 readers' comments have been posted to PhuketWAN over the past five days. No wonder: we're tops for views and for news. And according to Alexa.com, readers spend more time reading more articles at PhuketWAN, too.

PHUKETWAN'S READER FORUM: Have Your Say

Re: The New Patong Beach: Photo Special
Peter wrote on Monday September 15, 2014 at 03:20

The editor wrote: "Plenty of shade under the trees. The trees are not being moved." In high season 100.000 tourist...

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Re: Fly, Fly, Fly Away Phuket Passenger Numbers Tipped to Jet Straight Back Soon
Georg The Viking wrote on Monday September 15, 2014 at 10:35

And a lot of people are not thinking like you Peter and Derek. And now? All the complaining and whining is emba...

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Re: Campaign Seeks to Ease Abuse of Rohingya and Lift Charges Against Reporters
stevenl wrote on Monday September 15, 2014 at 09:53

"Reuters and other news outlets in Thailand that published the same information have not been charged, indicating tha...

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Re: Tracing Phuket Dolphins; Oscar 'Got Away With Murder'; PM Bound for Burma; Faking a Thailand Holiday
What is Sue's problem? wrote on Monday September 15, 2014 at 09:49

@ Manowar Very well considered definition, hilarious!

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Re: Tracing Phuket Dolphins; Oscar 'Got Away With Murder'; PM Bound for Burma; Faking a Thailand Holiday
Manowar wrote on Monday September 15, 2014 at 05:56

Sue, Diarrhoea writing disorder- One that suffers from feeling their writing is eminently significant, produces it i...

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Re: Envoys to Meet Phuket Governor
Peter wrote on Monday September 15, 2014 at 02:56

If a tourist was conducting this interview you should say Oh he is someone with a personal interest in the restoratio...

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Re: Fly, Fly, Fly Away Phuket Passenger Numbers Tipped to Jet Straight Back Soon
Peter wrote on Monday September 15, 2014 at 02:35

A lot of tourists think exactly like you Derek!

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Re: Phuket Yacht Stopped at Sea by Officials: Row Over 10,000 Baht Fine
mikey wrote on Sunday September 14, 2014 at 23:17

Next time get the episode on video.

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Monday September 15, 2014
Seabreeze Cafe & Terrace at Holiday Inn Phuket

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