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 Phuket.
They are in no particular order of importance but roughly in order of publishing. These are from Monday, January 29th to Sunday February 4th, 2024.
- A foreign driver faced legal action after he allowed his foreign passengers to sit on a car’s windows in Karon.
The foreign driver said sorry to police and other road users who were concerned about road safety. He has promised not to let passengers sit on windows like that again.
The foreign rider viewed himself on the video and apologised to the police and promised not to do it again. He also asked on social media for a chance to be a good tourist in the future who follows traffic rules.
The two male foreign tourists who wear wearing swimwear were dropped from a car in front of the international terminal. They put on clothes before entering the terminal proper.
In 2014 -2015 he worked as a teacher at an international school in Phuket. He allegedly took a 16 year old female foreign student at the same school for obscene purposes.
CCTV footage taken at the scene shows a monk running to the toilet after he heard someone screaming for help.
All five foreign suspects have not released any statements and as of press time are reportedly not speaking to law enforcement at all.