PHUKET: This year’s Heroines’ Memorial Festival, running March 5-19, is sure to impress all in attendance with cultural and historical activities to honor war heroes Thao Thepkrasattri and Thao Srisoonthorn. “The purpose of this event is to honor the heroism of Lady Thepkrasattri and Lady Srisoonthorn, who sacrificed their blood and lives for generations to come,” said Phuket Governor Chamroen Tipayapongtada. “We hope that Phuket’s younger generation is able to learn about the history of their ancestors.” Among the events taking place to honor the heroines, who led Siamese forces in repelling the 1785 Burmese invaders, is a mass ordination of monks, sport competitions and tours of historical locations in Thalang that are associated with the battle. Light and sound shows reenacting the historical battle are also part of the free entertainment. The schedule of events is as follows: March 5: March 6-19: March 7-11: March 12: March 13: — … [Read more...] about Phuket Heroines’ Memorial Festival March 5-19
Police have arrested four residents of southern border provinces for allegedly trying to smuggle 10.4 kilograms of heroin from Chiang Rai to Narathiwat and then to Malaysia. The four suspects were arrested at a road checkpoint in Chumphon’s Pathiu district at 7am on Friday. The arrest was announced by Provincial Police Bureau 8 commissioner Pol Lt-General Surasak Yenprem on Saturday. The four suspects were identified as Ibrorhem 40 year old Ahwer, 23 year old Nuratassanim Using, 18 year old Nurulhuda Wamae, all from Narathiwat, and a 16 year old boy from Pattani. Surasak said the heroin was in 26 plastic bags and was hidden a secret chamber built under the back seat. He said Ibrorhem admitted that he took the drug from Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district with a plan to deliver it to a recipient across the Nararthiwat border in Malaysia. Surasak said the group had smuggled heroin twice and had made 5 million baht and 10 million baht. ORIGINAL STORY: The Nation - Phuket Gazette … [Read more...] about 10.4 kilos of heroin seized. Four arrested in Chumpon.
A 55 year old Singaporean man, Ang Koh Lin, crashed his Toyota Fortuner into the metal fence adjacent to the Heroines Monument last night (February 1) and was critically injured. Emergency responders provided first aid at the scene and sent him immediately to hospital. From the investigation, police believe that he was driving from Paklok heading west towards the monument at high speed. Police believe he may have been unaware of the road closures at the monument roundabout which prevents people from using it as a roundabout. Police also believe that he might have fallen asleep at the wheel as they found several types of medicine in the vehicle. - Kritsada Mueanhawong … [Read more...] about Singaporean crashes into the Heroines Monument
PHUKET: This year’s Phuket Heroines’ Festival will feature the acting debut of Phuket governor Tri Augkaradacha, who will take center stage in the role of King Rama I in a historical drama based on the history of Thalang. OrBorJor) and Phuket Cultural Office. March 13 March 13 to 15 Thalang Historical Drama Unless otherwise specified, all events will be held at Thalang Victory Memorial Field, located across from the wet market and Thalang Witthaya School on Dom Chom Tao Road (Route 4030) in Thepkrasattri subdistrict, near the intersection with Thepkrasattri Road (Route 402). — Janpen Upatising … [Read more...] about Phuket gears up for Heroines’ Festival 2011
Former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Esteban Loaiza was arrested in San Diego on Friday on three drug-related felony charges, including possession of more than 20 kilos of cocaine and/or heroin.Loaiza was arrested at roughly 6 p.m. local time Friday and is being held at the South Bay Detention Facility on $200,000 (U.S.) bail, according to online inmate records. He is also facing felony charges of possessing and transporting a controlled substance with the intent to sell.Loaiza is due to appear in court Wednesday, according to online records.The San Diego Sheriff’s Office did not immediately reply to a message from USA TODAY Sports on Monday morning seeking more information.Loaiza, 46, spent parts of 14 seasons in the major leagues with eight teams, including back-to-back All-Star appearances with the Chicago White Sox in 2003 and 2004. The right-handed starter last appeared in a big-league game in 2008, finishing his career with a 4.65 ERA in more than 2,000 innings pitched. … [Read more...] about Ex-Blue Jay Esteban Loaiza charged with possession of 20 kilos of cocaine, heroin