PHUKET: Newly-installed Phuket Provincial Police Commander Chonasit Wattanavrangku has ordered all officers on the island to strictly enforce the law and ensure public safety over the New Year holiday now underway.
Chonasit Wattanavrangkul, whose last assignment was as Songkhla Provincial Police Commander, took over the position from Maj Gen Pekad Tantipong in the latest police reshuffle announced on Christmas Day.
Maj Gen Pekad was transferred to Bangkok, where he will serve as commander of the Legal Affairs and Litigation Division.
Representatives from all police units on the island were on hand at Phuket Provincial Police Headquarters yesterday to greet their new boss upon arrival.
“I will use my position to do my best to serve the public. During the New Year festivity period we will strictly enforce public safety regulations, because a lot of tourists are coming to Phuket for the holidays," he said.
A crackdown on the illegal sale of alcohol, carrying of firearms and operation of nightlife venues after authorized hours will run through January 5, he said.
Wat Arun restoration enters final month
July 23, 2017 | 02:00 PM
BANGKOK: Restoration work on the world-famous stupa Wat Arun’ in Bangkok, which has been underway since 2013, is expected t...
Two Phuket nightlife venues raided, charged with operating illegally
July 23, 2017 | 12:00 PM
PHUKET: Officers from the Crime Suppression Division yesterday raided two nightlife venues in Phuket Town for providing services t...
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2017 underway
July 22, 2017 | 02:00 PM
PHUKET: A busy day on the water yesterday saw some excellent competition, close calls and racing incidents which resulted in a bus...
Phuket gold thief identified, still on the run
July 22, 2017 | 12:00 PM
PHUKET: Police have issued an arrest warrant for a suspect who stole a gold necklace from a jewelry shop in Thalang yesterday morn...
Hooper Trips Asia: Inle Lake Boys
July 22, 2017 | 09:00 AM
Life on Inle Lake flows on as if unaware of the modern world that is slowly encroaching upon it. The traditions are simple and ho...