Tag Archives: Corruption

Russian Sergei Milentie faces deportation after gunfire shooting on Koh Phangan Island

A Russian national arrested on Saturday in connection with the Jan 12 shooting of Palita Lodge Bungalow on Koh Phangan is facing deportation after being charged with violating Thai laws on foreign employment and entertainment venues, police said. Pol Maj … Continue reading

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Deputy Prime Minister Prawit orders crackdown on foreign mafia groups on Koh Phangan Island

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has instructed local authorities in Surat Thani to stamp out foreign mafia groups in Koh Phangan and Koh Samui, following a shooting attack at a bar last Tuesday on Koh Phangan. A Russian suspect, along … Continue reading

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Koh Phangan Tourism Association called to fully lift the ban on moon-type parties on the island

Will Koh Pha Ngan remain Koh Pha Ngan without full moon party? Koh Phangan Tourism operators called on the Surat Thani provincial administration to fully lift the ban on the notorious moon-type parties on the island, saying without the parties … Continue reading

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Koh Phangan Moon-Type Parties to be allowed again but must be FREE OF DRUGS ;-)

Moon-Type parties on Koh Phangan Island in Surat Thani province will be permitted again but with conditions that operators must strictly abide by the official rules and regulations πŸ˜‰ This was revealed by Koh Phangan district chief officer Krirk-krai Songthani … Continue reading

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Fugitive US citizen Kelly Lynn Miller secretly operated the Ibogaine drug treatment center on Koh Phangan

An American woman apprehended on a secluded Thai holiday island after six years on the run has been linked to an unregistered drug treatment program being operated on another Thai holiday island. A police officer in the Thai province of … Continue reading

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Thailand is ruled by fear, governed by corruption and a bullet here and there

Sawadee Khrap & welcome back to Koh Phangan Island News – The one and only news magazine reporting the awful truth πŸ˜‰ British journalist Andrew Drummond has quit Thailand after 25 years covering Southeast Asia from the Thai capital Bangkok. … Continue reading

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Phangan villagers surround police station

A senior police officer on Koh Phangan in charge of a murder case was transferred on Saturday after a protest over foot-dragging in the investigation. Surasak Thipparat, deputy chief of the Phangan police station, was moved to the provincial police … Continue reading

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Koh Phangan’s Full Moon Parties Have Become a Trashy Disgrace

Thanks to Google Alert, Time.com and Charlie Campbell we found another article worth posting here on Koh Phangan Island News. Enjoy! β€œThe skies were star-spangled and blue phosphorescence would spray like diamonds in the sea … the sand glowed silver … Continue reading

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Once again … Koh Phangan to tackle tourism problems!

Once again, for the 1.200 times, Suratthani non-corrupt officials πŸ˜‰ finally tackle main tourism problems, like motorbike rentals and local mafia to restore tourist confidence! Being signed up for Google Alert I do receive the Island News from time to … Continue reading

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Suratthani authorities discuss banning guns from Koh Phangan Paradise Island

Surat Thani authorities on Thursday held an urgent meeting to discuss the possibility of banning guns from Koh Phangan Island after a British man was caught in the crossfire between two groups of Thai men on New Year’s day. Stephen … Continue reading

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