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Phuket Authorities Refute Claims of Russian Influx

Phuket’s provincial police commander, Pol Maj Gen Sermphan Sirikong, along with representatives from tourismrelated agencies, recently held a briefing to address claims made in an Al Jazeera report. The report, which has circulated widely on social media since Wednesday, alleges that an increasing number of Russian tourists are taking jobs and operating businesses illegally on the island.

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Addressing Phuket’s Water Challenges

Phuket, a popular tourist destination in Thailand, has been facing significant water challenges due to the rapid growth of tourism and urbanization. The island experiences annual water shortages of approximately 25.5 million cubic meters, primarily during the dry season. Moreover, the wet season brings flooding issues, as overflowing canals struggle to manage increased water levels.

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Crackdown on Unlicensed Cannabis Dispensaries in Phuket

Phuket, a popular tourist destination in Thailand, is home to a growing number of cannabis dispensaries. As of now, there are 1,701 registered cannabisrelated businesses on the island, with 1,451 of them being dispensaries. These shops are spread across different districts: 502 in Kathu district, 222 in Thalang district, and the remainder in Muang Phuket district.

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Investigation Underway for Phuket Oil Slicks

In recent news, Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpaarcha has ordered the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) and the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) to locate the culprits responsible for the oil slicks and tar balls discovered on various beaches in Phuket last Friday.

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