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Ticket to ride: Phuket's governor takes the Airport to Patong bus

PhuketWATCH '60 Drown' on Refugee Boat; Brits Shaft Porn; Governor Backs Phuket Bus; F1 Avoids Paying Tax

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
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AP New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has admitted to sending additional explicit photos and texts to a woman he met online - correspondence she says began months after he resigned from Congress for similar behavior.

Phuket Update The weather outlook for Phuket is for more rain today and tomorrow.

independent.co.uk The death toll from two days of clashes between supporters and opponents of the ousted president rose to 11, most killed in pre-dawn street battles near a pro-Mohamed Morsi protest camp as the country remained mired in deadly turmoil three weeks after the military overthrew the Islamist leader.

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.

dailymail.co.uk One of the big decisions is already looming fast: who do Kate, William and Baby Cambridge spend Christmas with? The Royal Family at Sandringham, or the Middletons at Bucklebury?

Phuket Update Phuket Governor Maitree Intrusud has endorsed the new Airport to Patong low-cost hop-on, hop-off bus service by taking a ride at the weekend. The service was launched without fanfare on Friday and the governor is now urging Phuket residents to hop on board. Getting people to abandon motorcycles may be an issue.

afp An asylum-seeker boat heading for Australia has sunk off Java in Indonesia with unconfirmed reports that up to 60 people are dead or missing. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority confirmed to AFP that a rescue operation was underway, but said it was being coordinated by Indonesian authorities.

smh.com.au Department of Immigration staff turned a blind eye to a series of rapes and assaults at the Manus Island detention centre, a whistleblower has claimed. Manus Island in Papau New Guinea is where all boatpeople who target Australia are to be sent.

nationmultimedia.com Jet-setting former monk Wirapol Sukphol's younger brother told the media he was the person in the controversial picture that had been thought to be of Wirapol, better known then as Luang Pu Nenkham, lying alongside a woman.

trust.org A Rohingya woman at the Phang Nga family shelter north of Phuket tells Reuters: ''What is going to happen to us? We hear we'd be sent back to Myanmar (Burma). I don't want to betray the people at the shelter or the Thai government. But it's better to poison us then send us back to Myanmar.''

bangkokpost.com Glenn De Souza, the vice-president for international operations in Asia and the Middle East for the US hotel brand Best Western, said the return on investment for building a hotel in Myanmar (Burma) is 3-5 years, faster than the average of 10 years in other countries.

nationmultimedia.comM Heavy rain and elevated land plots are blamed for flooding that has just hit Nakhon Ratchasima and Chanthaburi.

bangkokpost.com A group of lecturers have demanded education authorities take action over charges that the president of an autonomous university in Bangkok changed academic grades for his son, a student at the school.

bbc.co.uk Most households in the UK will have pornography blocked by their internet provider unless they choose to receive it, David Cameron has announced. Mr Cameron warned in a speech that access to online pornography was ''corroding childhood''.

bangkokpost.com Villa Market JP Co plans to accelerate its expansion this year, with 300-400 million baht earmarked for 10 stores. The company opened three outlets in the first half of this year including its 25th branch, on Phuket.

independent.co.uk Greek police confirmed they have arrested 18 British nationals suspected of being involved in a brawl at a resort in Crete in which a Briton was stabbed to death. A 19-year-old man is suspected of delivering the fatal blow, a police statement said. He is being detained.

usatoday.com ''Wanted'' posters have been tacked up across Germany by Nazi hunters who say there are war criminals out there who continue to escape justice almost seven decades after the end of World War II. The campaign, ''Late. But not too late! Operation Last Chance II,'' kicked off Tuesday and offers a $33,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Nazi criminals.

cnn.com A week after an Indian school served toxic food to students, leaving 23 dead, its headmistress remains missing along with her husband, police said.

smh.com.au McDonald's, the world's biggest fast food chain, says sales in Australia are going backwards, citing incorrect figures on the level of youth unemployment to help explain why fewer people are buying their burgers and fries.

bangkokpost.com Nok Air is intensifying its foray in Burma, its first foreign country upon resumption of its international services, with a route from the Thai border town Mae Sot to the former capital Yangon.

reuters Australia has told Britain it hopes it will remain part of the European Union, becoming the latest country to intervene in an emotive domestic debate that may culminate in a referendum to decide if Britain leaves the 28-nation bloc.

guardian.co.uk Gatwick has revealed its plans for a second runway which could almost treble passenger numbers at the London airport.

bnionline.net Harassment of Rohingya by Arakan state authorities is still happening despite the abolishment of Nasaka. There was hope that with the ending of Burma's notorious border guard force that life would get a little easier for the Muslim population. However the central police force that replaced them is also extorting money from Muslims, according to an elder who didn't want a name used.

nationmultimedia.com Khiri Travel has launched seven urban and rural walking and cycling trips in Southeast Asia destinations, among them a walking tour through Phuket Old Town. Designed for the culture buff and ''hungry traveller'' alike, the walking tour promises visitors food, architecture and the best of Asian urban life. Other walking tours are available in Phnom Penh and Rangoon.

wsj.com Thick acrid smoke wafting from fires burning in Indonesia have again started to shroud parts of Malaysia and could engulf neighboring Singapore, weeks after the worst air pollution in more than a decade choked parts of Southeast Asia.

Phuket World Sports Wrap


independent.co.uk The company that runs Formula One has used a complex technique to legally avoid paying tens of millions of pounds in corporation tax despite racking up annual profits of 305m pounds last year, The Independent has learned. F1, run by billionaire Bernie Ecclestone, made a net contribution of 945,663 pounds in corporation tax in 2011 on revenues of 980m pounds.

smh.com.au Manchester United stumbled to a 3-2 defeat against Japan's Yokohama Marinos in their second loss in three games under new manager David Moyes. So far under Moyes, United has lost 1-0 in Bangkok and won 5-1 in Melbourne.

guardian.co.uk Fast bowler Jimmy Anderson: 'I don't feel sorry for Australia. We want to win 5-0'

Phuket Coming Events 2013


July 22-23 Arsarnha Bucha Day, First Day of Buddhist Lent (Public Holidays, alcohol free)

July 22-24 Fifth annual Kathu Street festival. Opening night parade, 5.30pm

August 12 HM The Queen's Birthday

October 5-13 Phuket Vegetarian Festival

October 23 Chulalongkorn Memorial Day

October 29-November 3 Womens' volleyball, Karon beach

November 17 Loy Kratong Day

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

December 5 HM The King's birthday

Phuket Coming Events 2014


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

November 14-21 Fourth Asia Beach Games, Phuket

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As much as I appreciate the airport bus service, as it states in the article here; the governor is now urging Phuket residents to hop on board. Getting people to abandon motorcycles may be an issue. My question now is : will there be busses to Phuket town as well in the near future? Because, if the governor is trying to get the people on this bus, he should realize that many people, as well as many schoolchildren could benefit if the service would be provided all over the island, and not only to the tourist destinations. Ed: any info on this matter?

Posted by Charles on July 24, 2013 10:29

Editor Comment:

I am not sure whether there's a strategy but we'll make some inquiries.

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Now who shall we blame for this one ... one of your non-existent "Phuketwan Reporters"? ... I don't think so!
Phuketwan [Dramatic] Heading:
"F1 Avoids Paying Tax" ... qualified in the relevant section with ....
" ... made a net contribution of 945,663 pounds in corporation tax in 2011 on revenues of 980m pounds."
The Independent Heading:
"Exclusive: Formula One pays just 1million pounds corporation tax on 300million pounds profit"

Bernie E. may be in contact soon Ed ... you may need a fast car for a quick get-away ... I assume you accept ultimate responsibility at PW?
Before you ask ... yes I did read and digest both articles!

Posted by Amazed in Thailand on July 24, 2013 16:43

Editor Comment:

The Eccelstone run F1 business avoids paying tax. There is a big difference between avoiding paying tax, which is legal and in some circles even admired, and evading tax, which is illegal. Paying one million pounds in tax on revenue of 980m pounds means they are avoiding paying tax quite successfully. The Independent investigation makes the point that F1 goes to extraordinary lengths to avoid paying tax. Nothing illegal, just as stinky as a pit stop with burning tyres. If F1 paid no tax, the heading would be 'F1 Pays No Tax'. Try to understand verbs and their usage, please. Are you on some kind of misanthropic mission, Amazed in Thailand?

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I am fully conversant with UK and US tax affair terminology but thank you for trying to make it clearer to others less knowledgeable than yourself
Avoiding paying tax is not necessarily legal ... it is too complex an issue to go into here as laws vary from country to country [and in the US state to state] ... I'm sure you can locate the many examples of Case Law to assist with a more complete understanding of Tax Avoidance
I cannot assist you with numerous links because my last one was deleted [but not noted as such] ... As it originated from one of your "Phuket Reporters" I didn't see a problem ... Many links have been permitted in the past!
Some of your readers are still interested to know who these mystery/phantom "Phuketwan Reporters" are ... any chance of further clarification?

Posted by Amazed in Thailand on July 24, 2013 20:24

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Why would you even continue to pursue such a foolish question, unless you really do have some misanthropic mission? i guess you must have already checked with other online publishers and been told the truth about media releases and copy from other sources somehow tagged with the name of the grateful publication, and other indiscretions.
Links tend to blow the comment box and everything above it too wide, which is the only reason we don't use them.
It's plain your intentions are malevolent. And our tolerance has expired. What's more, you know nothing about tax laws. Total bluster.

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You have answered by not answering and explaining what you stated previously was obviously a complete load of Morison waffle ... ha5ha5ha5 [translation available on request]!
You have used such big words in your lmao reply ... did you get them from your Copy Editor?
"our" I take it should read my
If only you knew ..... [moderated]

Posted by Amazed in Thailand on July 24, 2013 22:08

Editor Comment:

Nobody cares, Amazed in Thailand. You're just a time-waster with nothing of value to say. And you're saying less and less with every wasteful blurt.


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