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 differ 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 Phuket province.
They are in no particular order of importance but roughly in order of publishing. These are from Monday, June 5th, 2023, to Sunday, June 11th, 2023.
Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were!
- An illegal night club in Phuket Town was raided for allegedly opening over the legal closing time and allowing minors to enter the venue.
This continues a trend of regular raids over the week.
It is believed that the wannabe bank robber sped away after the siren in the bank went off.
A Kazakhstani suspect has been arrested at Phuket International Airport after a Russian businessman was injured after being shot while he was in a car at a popular cafe in Phuket. The suspect has initially been charged with overstaying.
A Kazakhstani man, suspected of shooting a Russian man who was sitting in his car at a popular Phuket Cafe, has denied all charges including intent to murder. A gun believed to be the weapon used in the crime has been found in a pond in Cherng Talay, Thalang.
As of press time the suspect continues to claim his innocence despite a significant amount of evidence.
Thailand is in the rainy season and the weather is suitable for many germs that can cause diseases.
That’s all for this week, as always thanks for your support!