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Police are investigating the death of a Chinese man found murdered at his visa service office on the first floor of a Bangkok apartment in Huai Khwang. Police found 54 year old Fang Yang Zen dead, face down at a blood drenched table in the office. There were more than ten cuts on his face and neck, and a pocketknife in the bathroom sink.

Witnesses say a man with a backpack ran out of Fang’s office at around 8pm on Saturday night.

After watching security footage and receiving forensic reports, police arrested Fang’s 32 year old friend, Kan Zhe, the day after.

Police say that Kan was sent to Rama 9 hospital with a deep cut on his right hand.

“He had surgery and will be under watch for a few days.”

Kan has so far said nothing about the incident, claiming his wound is from a kitchen accident.

He also claims the anesthesic for the surgery affected his memory, according to police, who added that Kan would soon be transferred to the Police General Hospital.

Police assume the victim and the suspect got into an argument, prompting the suspect to stab the victim with the pocket knife.

SOURCE: The Nation

 

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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.

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