Connect with us

Crime

Army captain charged in knife attack on 83 year old neighbour

Jack Burton

Published 

 on 

Army captain charged in knife attack on 83 year old neighbour | Thaiger
PHOTO: Facebook screenshot

An army captain in the south central province of Chachoengsao has been charged in connection with a knife attack on her 83 year old neighbour in Bang Pakong district yesterday morning. The victim suffered numerous serious wounds. Police rushed to the scene after being alerted at around 7am.The accused attacker, a 45 year old Pansamon Yuenyong, was waiting in the yard of her house next to the victim’s house when they arrived.

Officers report that they saw the attacker talking loudly over the gate to the victim’s relatives. They tried to persuade her to leave her property. After about 30 minutes of negotiations, she left the house and officers took her to the Bang Pakong police station for further questioning.

41 year old Sukanya Wutthisin, daughter of the victim, told police her father was about to go to the hospital before the incident occurred. He had forgotten his face mask, so he went back to the house. She says Pansamon, his next-door neighbour, suddenly opened the gate and walked toward her father.

Sukanya, who was in her car parked in front of another house, says the knife-wielding woman suddenly attacked her father, who tried to escape and ran into his house. When she saw the incident, she honked her horn to alert other family members to help.

Police charged Pansamon with physically assaulting another person causing serious injury. She reportedly admitted to the attack, but gave confusing accounts during interrogation. Relatives of the victim told police Pansamon lived alone in her house and showed signs of mental illness. They said she carried a knife and had tried to attack neighbours on at least 2 other occasions.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS for instant updates on your mobile
📧 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🔔 Subscribe to or Join our YouTube channel for daily video updates

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Avatar

    Richard

    Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 11:12 am

    Jack Burton where in Georgia are you from. I live in Thailand also, I come from Jeff Davis County

  2. Avatar

    Paul Blake

    Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 11:54 am

    Obviously, the symptom side effects of being on a psychological pharmaceutical drug… Every mass and school killing spree has been connected to the attacker being on one or more psychological drugs!

    Ref:
    (PDF) Psychiatric Medications and School Shootingswww.researchgate.net › publication › 308220517_Psychi…
    Mania, Mayhem and Murder: America’s addiction to dangerous. ‘s hits … list school shooters and the drugs they allegedly were taking at. the time of …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

Central Thailand

Committee tasked with resolving Karen land row to hold first meeting tomorrow

Maya Taylor

Published

on

Committee tasked with resolving Karen land row to hold first meeting tomorrow | Thaiger
PHOTO: Flickr

A panel tasked with resolving the ongoing land dispute between Karen tribespeople and national park officials will hold its first meeting tomorrow. According to Thamanat Prompow from the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry, the committee hopes to find a solution to the disagreement between forest protection officials and Karen villagers who wish to reside in Kaeng Krachan National Park, in the central province of Phetchaburi.

The villagers’ presence in the national park prompted complaints from environmental groups who were concerned about the effect on the surrounding area. The PM, Prayut Chan-o-cha, has previously stated the villagers cannot return to the national park, but protesters sympathetic to the plight of the Karen people have been campaigning outside Government House.

According to a Bangkok Post report, the newly-formed committee that will oversee the resolution of the dispute comprises people from both sides of the argument. However, no sooner was the panel created than another controversy arose.

Karen people from the village of Bang Kloi-Jai Paen Din, in Kaeng Krachan National Park, as well as members of the People’s Movement for a Just Society, insist Prasan Wangrattanapranie, assistant to Deputy PM, Prawit Wongsuwon, can no longer be involved in the matter. The villagers claim he insulted them while visiting the village last Thursday, when he accused them of growing marijuana.

Prasan says he will no longer play any role in government attempts to resolve the land dispute. For his part, Thamanat says Prasan was never a member of the committee and that he requested he distance himself from the matter to stop things getting worse.

Meanwhile, the Natural Resources and Environment Minister, Varawut Silpa-archa, says his ministry have nearly finished a variety of tasks aimed at helping the villagers, but admits not all will be completed on time. Some of the jobs include managing water supplies for farming, as well as finding new farmland for the Karen people. Varawut says he can’t give an exact date for when all the work might be complete, due to laws that have been in place since before his ministry was set up.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS for instant updates on your mobile
📧 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🔔 Subscribe to or Join our YouTube channel for daily video updates

Continue Reading

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

17 new Covid infections in new Samut Prakan cluster, 584 being monitored

Maya Taylor

Published

on

17 new Covid infections in new Samut Prakan cluster, 584 being monitored | Thaiger
PHOTO: Flickr / UN Women / Pathumporn Thongking

The Department of Disease Control says 17 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in migrant workers in the central province of Samut Prakan, part of the Bangkok Metropolitan Region and directly south and east of central Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi Airport is in Samut Prakan). Opas Karnkawinpong from the DDC says the infections were detected at migrant worker camps, and an additional 584 people are being closely monitored.

“Construction sites have multiple risk factors, such as shared facilities and in this case, the workers violated Covid-19 prevention rules by throwing a party.”

The Bangkok Post reports that the first carrier is thought to be a 29 year old Burmese worker, who reported for testing on March 13. When she tested positive, the DDC carried out proactive testing at migrant labour camps on Soi Sukhumvit 107 and 117, where an additional 16 people tested positive. 2 of those are Burmese, 4 are Thai, and 10 are Cambodian.

Meanwhile, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, there were 81 new cases of the virus reported yesterday. 45 were recorded in hospitals and 36 were detected through proactive mass testing, most of them in the central province of Samut Sakhon, where a resurgence of the virus told hold late last year.

Officials are also focused on containing the recent cluster detected in market traders in the Bang Khae district of the capital (west of the Chao Phraya). According to the Bangkok Post report, cases linked to Bang Khae have been reported as far away as the southern province of Songkhla and the north-eastern province of Si Sa Ket.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration says another 16 cases linked to Bang Khae were reported yesterday, meaning the cluster has now given rise to 384 cases to date. Mass vaccination is taking place in Bang Khae, with 2,600 receiving the vaccine so far.

The BMA is also planning a second field hospital near Rajpipattana Hospital in the district of Thawi Wattana. The first field hospital opened in January, near Bang Khunthian Hospital, and has 600 beds.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS for instant updates on your mobile
📧 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🔔 Subscribe to or Join our YouTube channel for daily video updates

Continue Reading

Central Thailand

Bus driver of student field trip arrested after police find 600 kilograms of methamphetamine onboard

Avatar

Published

on

Bus driver of student field trip arrested after police find 600 kilograms of methamphetamine onboard | Thaiger
PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons

A chartered bus driver, who recently took students on a field trip, was arrested after police found 600 kilograms of methamphetamine in the bus’ luggage compartment. 53 year old Amorn Chatawittayakul, the driver, was stopped at the Tha Yang intersection on Phetkasem Highway in Thailand’s central Petchaburi province at about 8pm last night.

The bus was headed back from a student field trip to King Mongkut Memorial Park of Science and Technology in Prachuap Khiri Khan province. Police searched the bus and found 30 sacks containing speed pills and crystal meth, each weighing about 20 kilograms.

20 year old Naratorn Hongtong, the bus’ attendant, was also arrested. Police say the suspects admitted they drove the bus to Pak Tho district of Ratchaburi to pick up the drugs from a man who gave them 100,000 baht to deliver them to Phatthalung province. Then they returned to pick up the kids and drive them back to Songkhla province. Police say the chartered bus had the words “Petcharee Tour” written on it.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS for instant updates on your mobile
📧 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🔔 Subscribe to or Join our YouTube channel for daily video updates

Continue Reading
Burmese prisoners granted amnesty on first day of Myanmar’s New Year | Thaiger
Crime2 hours ago

Burmese prisoners granted amnesty on first day of Myanmar’s New Year

Myanmar junta leader to attend ASEAN summit, activists appalled | Thaiger
Politics2 hours ago

Myanmar junta leader to attend ASEAN summit, activists appalled

Siam Bioscience says July due date of locally-produced AstraZeneca vaccine still feasible | Thaiger
Coronavirus (Covid-19)3 hours ago

Siam Bioscience says July due date of locally-produced AstraZeneca vaccine still feasible

Covid UPDATE: 1,767 new infections for Sunday, Bangkok and Chon Buri lead the way | Thaiger
Coronavirus (Covid-19)3 hours ago

Covid UPDATE: 1,767 new infections for Sunday, Bangkok and Chon Buri lead the way

New restrictions for domestic flights effective along with other nationwide restrictions today | Thaiger
Transport3 hours ago

New restrictions for domestic flights effective along with other nationwide restrictions today

The Queen sits as a lonely figure as she bids farewell to her husband Prince Philip | Thaiger
World8 hours ago

The Queen sits as a lonely figure as she bids farewell to her husband Prince Philip

Grim milestone: 3 million Covid-19 deaths worldwide | Thaiger
Coronavirus (Covid-19)18 hours ago

Grim milestone: 3 million Covid-19 deaths worldwide

Songkran’s 7 dangerous days: 2,365 road accidents, 277 deaths | Thaiger
Road deaths19 hours ago

Songkran’s 7 dangerous days: 2,365 road accidents, 277 deaths

Officials not worried Thailand remains on US currency watch list | Thaiger
Economy21 hours ago

Officials not worried Thailand remains on US currency watch list

Thai Hotel Association pushes “hospitels” – hotels as hospitals | Thaiger
Coronavirus (Covid-19)22 hours ago

Thai Hotel Association pushes “hospitels” – hotels as hospitals

Bangkok is now a red zone. Government gives people today to get back from Songkran break. | Thaiger
Coronavirus (Covid-19)23 hours ago

Bangkok is now a red zone. Government gives people today to get back from Songkran break.

Covid UPDATE: 1,547 new infections, restrictions start after midnight tonight | Thaiger
Coronavirus (Covid-19)1 day ago

Covid UPDATE: 1,547 new infections, restrictions start after midnight tonight

No Covid-19 national curfew or lockdown yet for Thailand | Thaiger
Coronavirus (Covid-19)1 day ago

No Covid-19 national curfew or lockdown yet for Thailand

Covid-19 brings surge in gold and cryptocurrency investment | Thaiger
Thailand1 day ago

Covid-19 brings surge in gold and cryptocurrency investment

Nightlife venues ordered to close after midnight tonight, nationwide ban on serving alcohol | Thaiger
Thailand1 day ago

Nightlife venues ordered to close after midnight tonight, nationwide ban on serving alcohol

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4 | Thaiger
Thailand1 month ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO | Thaiger
Tourism2 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2 | Thaiger
Phuket2 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO | Thaiger
Tourism2 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23 | Thaiger
Thailand2 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO | Thaiger
Tourism2 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21 | Thaiger
Thailand3 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19 | Thaiger
Thailand3 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18 | Thaiger
Thailand3 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15 | Thaiger
Thailand3 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14 | Thaiger
Thailand3 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13 | Thaiger
Thailand3 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12 | Thaiger
Thailand3 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11 | Thaiger
Thailand3 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8 | Thaiger
Thailand3 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8

Follow Thaiger by email:

Trending