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Phuket's  Tesco Lotus intersection was flooded yesterday

Amnesty Protest on Phuket, Tourism Concern Grows; Aussie Spy Row Spreads; Phuket FC Loses

Sunday, November 3, 2013
UPDATING All Day, Every Day Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, suspected of carrying out Friday's gun attack at Los Angeles Airport, has been charged with murder.

PhuketWATCH Daily Media Wrap

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

Phuket Update Hundreds of amnesty protesters are expected at Phuket Provincial Hall in Phuket City this afternoon as concern mounts about whether political discord could damage Thailand's tourism. Phuket is a Democrat Party stronghold. Democrats may escalate the anti-amnesty protest, while a business group plans a noisy whistle-blowing campaign on Bangkok's Silom Road on Monday. Veteran party strategist Suthep Thaugsuban called on opponents of the blanket amnesty to gather in Bangkok at 10am Sunday and ''be ready'' for the next move.

Phuket Update Phuket FC was buried 0-3 by Nakhonrachasima FC in the final Division One season match. Airforce United, Singtarua and PTT Rayong have won promotion to the Premier League. Phuket will try again. World No 36 Emily Day and Summer Ross of the US and Xue Chen and Xia Xinyi of China will battle it out for the crown in the FIVB Beach Volleyball Phuket Thailand Open at Phuket's Karon beach today after overcoming strong challenges from their rivals in the semi-finals. Brazilian Marcelo Ohio has won the 9th Miss International Queen transgender beauty pageant in Thailand, with US and Thai contestants placing second and third. French radio journalists Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon have been found dead in northern Mali, the French Foreign Ministry said. The two Radio France International reporters were kidnapped after conducting interviews with a Tuareg rebel near the northern town of Kidal. Australian spy agency the Defence Signals Directorate worked alongside America's National Security Agency in mounting a massive surveillance operation on Indonesia during the United Nations climate change conference in Bali in 2007. Malaysia has summoned the heads of the US and Australian missions in protest over spying allegations, its foreign minister said, as a row over a vast US-led surveillance network deepened in Asia. Thousands of illegal foreigners, mostly unskilled workers from Asia, are rushing to leave Saudi Arabia before an amnesty expires on Sunday as they risk being fined or even jailed. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has reopened fully after Friday's attack which saw a federal US security agent killed and others wounded by a lone gunman. While the open anti-Muslim campaign is something relatively new, the ill treatment of the Rohingya by the state is not. During the first eight months of this year, the UN estimated that more than 24,000 people, mostly Rohingya, from the Myanmar-Bangladesh border had left in search of a better life. The threat of future violence is acute against all Muslims in Burma but particularly the Rohingya. There has been little progress toward easing the suffering of the Rohingya or protecting Muslims from further discrimination and violence.

ap The UN refugee agency says more than 1500 people fleeing Myanmar/Burma's volatile Rakhine state boarded rickety boats last week in the Bay of Bengal. Beijing aims to stamp out the voice of exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in Tibet by ensuring that his ''propaganda'' is not received by anyone on the internet, television or other means, a top official said. A trekker who was stranded in a remote region of Canada killed and ate his beloved German Shepherd just days after the dog had saved him from a bear. Marc Lavoie remains in a serious condition in hospital.

ap Police investigating the slaying of two members of the far-right Golden Dawn party and the serious wounding of a third person said Saturday the assailant finished off his victims at point-blank range before escaping on a motorcycle driven by an accomplice. Thailand wants to reduce the quantity of tourists, but increase the quality of its visitors. The country and its tourism industry has grown weary of the cheap, backpacker holiday-makers, who throng to the country in their thousands each year.

Phuket World Sports Wrap Arsene Wenger said his Arsenal side proved their resilience with a 2-0 win over Liverpool that moved the Premier League leaders five points clear.

Agencies Chelsea were prevented from taking over at the top of the Premier League table on Saturday after being dealt a shock 2-0 defeat at Newcastle United. England and Australia are in the same World Cup group and Saturday's 20-13 victory, close to the 20-17 margin that won the World Cup final in 2003, has given the men in white a psychological edge with the two sides meeting once more before the tournament. Candice Armstrong's obsession with steroids led to a quite a disturbing result. After using a steroid called Trenbolone, the 28-year-old former barmaid found that the drug slowly started to turn her into a man, causing her to grow facial hair and a tiny penis.

Phuket Coming Events 2013

THE BIS Phuket International 7-1-side Football Tournament kicks off November 8-9. The tournament attracts huge interest from international schools around Asia - this year, the 12th year the event has run, yet again will be the biggest ever tournament with approximately 1000 children participating.
Each team will have accompanying coaches, teachers and parent supporters. Last year saw 88 football teams registered, representing 25 premium international schools from Bangkok, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Korea. The tournament has an exciting and vibrant fair-like atmosphere.

Until November 3 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, Karon

November 5 Melbourne Cup Day

November 8-9 Islamic New year celebrations, opposite Phuket Provincial Hall

November 8-9 BIS scools football tournament

November 17 Loy Kratong Day

November 24-December 1 Challenge Laguna Phuket Tri-Fest. Laguna Phuket

November 26 Phuket's honorary consuls meet with officials

November 28 French Fair, Jungceylon

December 5 HM The King's birthday

December 26 Commemoration of 2004 Asian Tsunami

Phuket Coming Events 2014

January 9-12 Phuket International Boat Show, Royal Phuket Marina

September 24-October 2 Vegetarian Festival, Phuket

November 14-21 Fourth Asia Beach Games, Phuket


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