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, February 13th, 2023, to Sunday, February 19th, 2023.
Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were!
A Canadian man who was allegedly attacked by a group of five men in Patong refused to pay for his food and drinks at a restaurant before the incident, according to the restaurant owner, who tells a very different story than the tourist.
These suspects are Asian men but holding possibly fake American passports, wearing white caps and a mask, carrying a black bag, and wearing black shoes and have hit many shops in the Phuket area, say police.
Deputy National Police Chief Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn has confirmed a Thai woman found hanged in Patong was not a murder victim and her Canadian boyfriend who was detained at an airport trying to leave Thailand was likely not involved.
The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that Mr. BOUAKKAZ is facing charges of reckless driving at high speed and hit and run causing severe injuries.
The parties involved shook hands and apologized to each other over the incident.
That’s all for this week, as always thanks for your support!