The Phuket News Premier League predictions The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
The Phuket News Phuket News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Phuket schoolgirl, 9, rewarded for honest actions

PHUKET: A 9-year-old schoolgirl who returned a bag containing B130,000 in cash and gold jewellery with an estimated value of over B120,000 she found lying on the road in Kamala to its rightful owner earlier this week has been rewarded for her actions by government officials.


Matt Pond

Thursday 20 April 2017, 05:39PM

The girl, Piyarat Butkhaek, who lives in Kamala and is a student at the Cherng Talay Municipality School, was walking along the Kamala beach road at 2:35pm on Monday (April 17) when she found a bag lying on the road.

Miss Piyarat decided to take the bag home and give it to her parents.

Soon after, a phone inside the bag started to ring. The parents answered the call to find they were speaking to the owner of the bag, Nooklai Sangkaew, 55.

It was then arranged that that the parents, along with Miss Piyarat, would meet and return the bag.

Once the bag was returned, Ms Nooklai, also from Kamala, presented Miss Piyarat with B2,000 for her actions.

However, after learning of the incident, Cherng Talay Mayor* Suniran Rachatapreuk decided that he also wanted to reward Miss Piyarat for her actions and today presented her with a scholarship of financial assistance to towards towards her education and certificate acknowledging her actions.

C and C Marine

Mayor Suniran said, “The scholarship and certificate have been awarded to Miss Piyarat to reward her for her goodness and showing a good image, not only for students at Cherng Talay Municipality School, but also for the people of Phuket.

“We hope that Miss Piyarat’s actions will encourage other to be the same as her and follow in her footsteps,” he said.

Ms Nooklai explained that on Monday she had withdrawn the B130,000 from her bank as she needed to pay medical expenses her husband had incurred.

She then travelled by to Kamala by tuk-tuk to see a relative and unbeknown to her dropped her bag in the road.

Upon discovering her bag was missing she borrowed the relatives phone to call her own which is when she discovered the bag had been found.

* Mr Suirnan is Mayor of Cherng Talay Municipality. The much-reported public figure MaAnn Samran is chief of the Cherng Talay Tambon Administration Organisation (OrBorTor), which administers the adjacent but separate geographic area.



The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:
    Forget your password?

Be the first to comment.

The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments

Phuket Opinion: As good as it gets

simon01,if everyone knows how chaotically Thailand operates,how come tourist are still coming in such high numbers and expats like you like to live he...(Read More)

Phuket tourist falls out of speeding tuk-tuk

"Phuket Tourist Police Deputy inspector Capt Ekkachai Siri..." Correct is: Phuket Tourist Police Inspector Pol.Maj. Ekkachai Siri... ...(Read More)

Phuket tourist falls out of speeding tuk-tuk

A tuk tuk speeding, driving dangerously, surely not, i've never seen them do that before, oh except everyday! But then i'm sure RTP are out i...(Read More)

Phuket tourist falls out of speeding tuk-tuk

We may expect that just a few 'falling out of tuk tuk affairs' reach the press. Probably it happens more than we know. Of course, always at ...(Read More)

Phuket Opinion: As good as it gets

Sir Burr, I was informed in person by Phuket Immigration just last Thursday it must be done each and every time one leaves the country. ...(Read More)

Phuket motorcyclist dies after crashing into pregnant buffalo

That picture is really painful- two broken legs means euthanize immediately. This poor creature cannot heal and will likely be forced to suffer for ...(Read More)

Phuket tourist falls out of speeding tuk-tuk

An Australian tourist on holiday in Phuket has been flown to Bangkok to receive treatment after suffering a serious head injury from falling off the b...(Read More)

Phuket Opinion: As good as it gets

You do not have to re-register your address if it hasn't changed. Have done three annual extensions with the same Notification of address. Have be...(Read More)

Father, two kids saved from drowning in Phuket

Kurt,not only "Asian tourists"ignore red flags.And how can beach guards stop them?Getting physical?...(Read More)

Phuket Opinion: As good as it gets

The writer will surely wear the wrath, of those two bedmates, jor12 and eagle, even though what he says is 100% correct....(Read More)

The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
Weird World
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
Photo Galleries
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.