Phuket’s biggest stories from the last week: Dutch man illegally catching fish in national park arrested, police officer sentenced to 25 years in jail, and more

Hello, Phuket Express Readers and Supporters!

The following is our weekly feature in which we highlight the top local stories in our area of Phuket, from the past week. The number of stories differs from week to week.

These are chosen and curated by our editorial team and are designed for our readers to get a quick “catch-up” of important stories they may have missed. We publish many stories daily and it is easy to lose track of important events or changes in our area. We do national recaps in a separate article, this is only the top local stories in the Phuket province.

They are in no particular order of importance but roughly in order of publishing. These are from Monday, August 15th, 2022, to Sunday, August 21st, 2022.

Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were!

  The festival is always a big hit with locals and tourists.
  This was after national outrage on Thai social media, although many foreign readers were more balanced in their responses.
The Phuket Vice Governor Arnuparp Rodkwan Yodrabam told The Phuket Express, “We will find a solution for this issue as soon as possible and check the massage shops to see if they are compliant.
The order is aimed at people driving motorbikes and cars without a proper Thai or international driver’s license specifically for that vehicle. 

That is all for this week, as always thanks for your support!


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.