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7 French people arrested over kidnapping of a French woman

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Chalong Police and Kamala Police have arrested 7 French men and women, including 25 year old Idriss Sulliman, 25 year old Yann Kimulina, 21 year old Brahim Saifdine, 23 year old Mouhcin Wizkrane, 32 year old Yacine Maatoug, 21 year old Lydia Kouang Nlend and 19 year old Sahra Zerari, for kidnapping and physically abusing a 21 year old French woman.

On March 4 at 5 am, the 7 people allegedly forced the victim to go with them from an entertainment venue in Soi Bangla, Patong, and took her by motorcycle to Soi Yod Sanae in Chalong.

They physically attacked her and accused her of stealing 5,000 Euro from them. The group also allegedly threatened her and her family by sending a video of her being kidnapped to her family in France asking them to pay them 5,000 Euro to save her life and her freedom, otherwise she would be killed. The family was very frightened and transferred the money to them. She was freed at noon of the same day.

Her family contacted the French Embassy in Thailand and the Embassy representatives invited her to discuss the case and press charges at the Chalong Police Station.

“After receiving the report, Chalong Police, Kamala Police, Tourist Police and Forensic Police went to collect evidence at the scene. We searched the accommodations around and found them at an accommodation in Kamala,” said Chalong Police Station Superintendent, Pol Col Prachum Ruangrong.

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  1. gg

    March 8, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    Once again these people are not french. Just look at there names.

  2. malo

    March 8, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    As a french I feel quite ashame to hear once again that french nationals hehaved so badly. But almost all french people in jail in Thailand are not from french culture but so called “beurs” who are sons of arab immigrants (mostley from Algeria, Marocco). Those people are a pleague in France (drugs and crimes of all sorts).
    Of course, some of the arab immigrant’s descendants try and succeed to assimilate themselves, but it is not easy for them, especially for the girls who live under the domination of those bad guys.
    But the problem in Thailand is also the fault of the police who let them riding motos against all trafic laws, without shirts, etc. Their money comes from drugs, extortion, burglary… Most of them have criminal records in France. The thai police should check them as often as possible to avoid them to feel too powerful in Thailand.

  3. titus

    March 10, 2018 at 11:21 am

    THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT FRENCH, JUST LOOK AT THEIR NAMES & FACES…THEY LIVE IN FRANCE BECAUSE OF ALGERIAN & MAROCAN DESCENDANT FAMILY…
    THEY ARE BAD PEOPLE AND THEY ARE JUST DESTROYING THEMSELVES, THEIR RELIGION AND GIVING THE BAD IMAGE THAT WE HAVE FROM THEM ALL OVER THE WORLD…

    PUT THEM IN JAIL … NO BIG DEAL!!!
    AND HAVE A GOOD HOLIDAYS…
    THAI POLICE SHOULD CHECK THEM MORE OFTEN…

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Dog patiently watches over deceased master on Pathum Thani roadside

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A man, who had left home a month ago to live by the roadside with a stray dog in Pathum Thani, has been found dead. The dog was watching over the body when others discovered the deceased man. Pathum Thani is just north of Bangkok.

The deceased has been identified as 45 year old Surachai Khamsue. He was found lying by the side of a road in Moo 2 village in Tambon Klong Nueng, Klong Luang district, beside the old and un-roadworthy pickup that he had been using as a home.

His sister, 40 year old Chalermsri Sohsawaeng, told police that Surachai had left home to live in the car a month ago, and that she and other siblings had given him money to buy food.

Her brother liked to drink alcohol, she added. The body was sent for autopsy at Thammasat University hospital.

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Motorbike driver dies after slamming into the back of a parked bus, Phuket

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A motorbike driver has died after colliding with the rear of a parked bus on the side of the road in Thalang this morning.

Thalang Police say the incident happened at 5am on Sanambin Mueangmai Road (4026) which is about 200 metres from the Thalang Technical College.

Police and emergency responders arrived to find the parked bus. Embedded into the rear panels of the bus they found a motorbike and the body of a Thai man identified as 21 year old Rittchai Taokong. His body was taken to the Thalang Hospital

Thalang Police report that the bus driver, 59 year old Adul Pidjanan, had parked the bus on the side of the road. The motorbike, travelling at high speed, collided with the rear end of the bus.

Police are continuing their investigation and examining available CCTV.

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Army Chief spits the dummy and orders the playing of military song

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Contributors Jitraporn Sennawong and Kas Chanwanpen – The Nation

If you’re the Thai Army Chief, and a bit miffed that some political parties are including scaling back military spending in their election policies, what do you do?

Why of course you order Army radio stations in the Kingdom to play a jingoistic, and offensive to many, military-themed song, “Nak Phaendin”.

Angry with politicians proposing a cut in the defence budget, the Thai Army chief General Apirat Kongsompong ordered the ultra-rightist song to be aired every day on 160 Army radio stations across the country.

He later withdrew the order.

The song, also played within military camps and the Army headquarters, was to air twice every day before Apirat had a change of mind. The Army chief reasoned earlier that the anthem broadcast was aimed at encouraging everyone to be “aware of their duties and responsibilities towards the country”.

“All this time, some people have been critical and distorting the truth to create misunderstanding about the work of the government and the Army. So, all units should clarify it using the media in its hands.”

The order was issued yesterday almost immediately after Army top brass told politicians, including Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan from Pheu Thai Party, who are proposing a reduction in the defence budget as one of their policy planks, to “listen to the song”.

The song, titled “Nak Phaendin”, is recorded with a military band and a mocking voice. The title means “burden to the country” and says one who is “worthless” or an “enemy of the nation” should be eliminated.

The song was composed in 1975 by an Army officer and was part of the propaganda used against the communist movement in Thailand. An anthem for a time, place and purpose. Not 2019.

“They criticised the military out of their idiocy. They fell for lies and slander. Let me ask you: Are soldiers hurting or killing or bullying us nowadays? No,” user Sita Piro wrote in a news thread by Nation Weekend.

“The real Scum of the Earth are these soldiers who exploit their uniforms to seek power,” user Pitak Chairungreang wrote in the same thread.

The song features lyrics that condemn any act of treason, including ungratefulness to the monarchy, instigating conflict among Thais and treachery.

In the notorious student massacre on October 6, 1976 at Thammasat University, “Nak Phaendin” was frequently played to justify the crackdown as well as to boost the courage of right-wingers who had engaged in elimination of the alleged threat. Top Army members and leaders of the ruling junta yesterday also appeared protective of the Army’s interests in opposing the policy proposal to reduce the defence budget.

PM Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday openly warned politicians to be mindful of their language during the electoral campaign. If they did not consider reality and the national interest, they would have to take responsibility for their actions one day.

General Prayut is now a ‘politician’ running for electoral office as the prime ministerial candidate for the Palang Pracharat party on March 24. He has refused to stand aside as the country’s PM during the campaign.

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