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Cocaine Yacht Riddle; Eurozone Dips; Krabi Police Remove Video; Racer Dies in Crash; Phuket Events

Friday, November 16, 2012
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aap A decomposing body and 204 kilograms of cocaine were found aboard a yacht bound for Australia that ran aground off the Tongan coast. Tongan authorities found the drugs, with an estimated street value of $116 million, hidden in the hull of the 13-metre yacht JeReVe this month, Australian Federal Police said.

Your Daughter Died
YOU rushed to Thailand, hoping to save your child. But your daughter died just hours after your arrival. Your daughter died; she was only 23.
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/11/your-daughter-died//

PhuketWATCH Daily Media Wrap

PHUKET: A daily wrap of Thailand news, with a Phuket perspective, plus relevant reports from national and international media.

guardian.co.uk The eurozone has tumbled into a double-dip recession as the crisis in Portugal, Spain and Greece spreads to other countries in the currency bloc. Eurozone GDP fell by 0.1 percent in the third quarter, after shrinking by 0.2 percent in the second quarter, plunging the region into a recession that economists fear could drag into next year.

bangkokpost.com Doctors are seeing a trend of Thai men injecting olive oil into their penises. About 30 or 40 patients turn up at a Bangkok hospital every month because of the injections. The olive oil, which cannot be absorbed into the body, causes irritation and the body reacts by building connective tissue which can turn malignant.

bangkokpost.com Police in Krabi on removed their video clip 'The Truth from Krabi' from YouTube. It had about 50,000 views, with 24 likes and 355 dislikes, according to a Twitter user. The clip was posted in response to 'Evil Man from Krabi,' a song by the father of a rape victim.

Phuket People


RENOWNED Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard will explore the complex topic of altruism and its role in the modern world in a special free-admission talk at the Thanyapura Mind Center in Thalang, Phuket tonight. Currently residing at Shechen Tennyi Dargyeling Monastery in Nepal, the Frenchman now journeys the globe giving talks and serving as the personal French-language interpreter for the Dalai Lama. Tonight's talk will take place in the Retreat Teaching Hall at the Thanyapura Mind Center from 5.30pm-7pm. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

indianexpress.com Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new treason law which, according to opponents, put anyone who has contact with foreigners at risk, and could be used to silence critics. The law means Russians representing international organisations could be charged with treason.

independent.co.uk Another major BBC figure of the last generation, Dave Lee Travis, was arrested today over alleged sexual offences by detectives investigating a welter of claims following the exposure of Jimmy Savile as a predatory pedophile. Mr Travis, 67, a former Radio 1 DJ, was bailed pending further inquiries.

AP Villagers who live next to the Cambodian capital's airport had a message for President Barack Obama, but he won't be seeing it when he lands next week. Authorities arrested eight villagers for plastering the US president's picture on their rooftops beside spray-painted messages of ''SOS.''

bbc.co.uk Burma began releasing 452 prisoners under an amnesty, but pressure groups and relatives say they have not yet heard of any political detainees being among those freed. Activists have accused the government of playing games.

voanews.com Burma's opposition icon Aung San Suu Kyi told an Indian news channel that the Rakhine state violence was a ''huge international tragedy.'' She said she had not spoken on behalf of Rohingya Muslims, because she wanted to promote reconciliation between the Buddhist and Muslim communities.

ft.com BP has agreed to a $4.5bn settlement to resolve criminal charges relating to the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, but the UK group still faces civil claims from the US government.

reuters Nearly a third of people surveyed around the world say they are open to the idea of medical tourism - traveling abroad to enjoy cheaper medical or dental treatment, according to a new Ipsos poll of 18,731 adults in 24 countries. Indeed, 18 percent said they would definitely consider it.

smh.com.au Vast tracts of Australia's oceans will be formally declared as protected areas on Friday as part of long-running efforts to establish the world's largest network of marine reserves. The federal government will also announce details of $100 million for fishers to compensate for the impact of the reserves.

Phuket World Sports Wrap


AP Portuguese motorcycle rider Luis Filipe de Sousa Carreira died after a crash during qualifying for the Macau Grand Prix, race organisers said. The 35-year-old Carreira crashed at Fisherman's Bend. No other riders were involved.

reuters Zlatan Ibrahimovic's four-goal haul against England has given Swedes a timely reminder of the benefits of their multi-cultural society at a time of increasing support for anti-immigration parties. ''Just call it the Zlatan Arena,'' wrote newspaper Expressen, after the Swedish captain scored four times to give Sweden a 4-2 win over England.

guardian.co.uk At 323 for four, India are already in control of the first Test against England. An astoundingly audacious innings of 117 from Virender Sehwag was augmented by Test match novice Cheteshwar Pujara who hit the final ball of the day to the boundary and will resume on 98 not out.

Phuket Coming Events 2012


From November 1 Futsal World Cup, Bangkok

November 25 Laguna Phuket Triathlon

November 28 Loy Kratong Day

November 30 AustCham Phuket sundowners social and business networking

December 1 World AIDs Day

December 1-8 King's Cup Regatta

December 5 HM The King's Birthday

December 10 Constitution Day

December 15-20 Patong Carnival

December 16-18 Asia Superyacht Rendezvous, Bang Tao beach

December 25 Christmas Day

Phuket Coming Events 2013


October 5-13 Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Phuket Coming Events 2014


November 14-21 Fourth Asia Beach Games, Phuket

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why on earth are men injecting olive oil into their penises?

Posted by sky on November 16, 2012 11:10

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This not so clever action from the Police (uploading this "truth" video clip) has increase a lot of EXTRA publicity for the fathers clip. The Police actions has made it FRONTpage news in many European countries. I will be Amazed if the clip with the song doesn't get 600.000 Extra Viewers by the end of this weekend.

Posted by PhuketExpat on November 16, 2012 12:02

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The Burmese should know, that Obama's visit is more about the Chinese then about Burma itself. Burma is for the Americans one needle to voodoo China with.

Posted by Lena on November 16, 2012 16:48

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re. "Your Daughter Died"

Thanks, PhuketWan, for the link - a very well written and sad story.

Posted by Buster on November 16, 2012 17:07

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"why on earth are men injecting olive oil into their penises?" - Posted by sky

Just wait 'til Popeye finds out.

Posted by Buster on November 16, 2012 18:00

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Actually it was reposted as Krabi Police Comments, along w same name but singular, comment. Very, very amatuerish, that title and music are embarrassing- Good grief. The father was not accusing the police anyway , just " They let him out.."

Posted by CBF on November 16, 2012 19:23

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Q why on earth are men injecting olive oil into their penises?

A Extra virgin?

Posted by stu on November 16, 2012 19:51


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