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 province.
They are in no particular order of importance but roughly in order of publishing. These are from Monday, July 31st, 2023, to Sunday, August 6th, 2023.
Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were!
- A Thai man has been reported missing after he went swimming in the sea ignoring red flags at a beach in Thalang.
Red flags were in place for no swimming because of strong wind and waves.
Friends of Tawat have unofficially confirmed to The Phuket Express that the body was indeed Mr. Tawat.
Red flags were placed on the beach which meant no swimming allowed placed along the beach.
His relatives told police that the South African man was nervous about a job and had not slept for three days.
Mr. Ananere is expected to be blacklisted and deported. He did not immediately enter a plea and is facing significant jail time for the cocaine and resisting arrest.
This is the fifth person to drown recently in Phuket during this past week, with four of them being foreign tourists.
Samples of oil were collected to investigate the source and the oil stains were immediately cleaned from the beaches.
That’s all for this week, as always thanks for your support!