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By Kornkamol Aksorndech

After a head and mutilated body parts were found in Bangkok’s north-eastern suburbs on Saturday morning police went to work to find the perpetrator of the crime. It took them less than 24 hours.

Original story HERE.

UPDATE: The former boyfriend of a woman whose mutilated body was found on a remote road in Bangkok’s Klong Samwa district has been arrested and charged with murder and destroying the body to conceal the crime.

After officials confirmed the body was that of 24 year old Roi Et woman Lakkhana Kamlangkeng, who previously worked at a printing shop in the area, her 36 year old ex-boyfriend Thanakrit Prakob, who also worked at the printing shop and had no prior criminal record or mental health history, was arrested on Saturday night.

Thanakrit, who is said to have confessed to killing Lakkhana, was later yesterday taken to re-enact the crime at both his apartment in Min Buri district and to the spot where he disposed of the body parts. He was close to being attacked by angry onlookers.

Apart from the two charges in his arrest warrant, police have not yet accused Thanakrit of premeditated murder because their enquiries have so far failed to find any evidence of him preparing a weapon in advance; he used tools available in his room to attack and dismember the victim, said deputy National Police chief Chalermkiat Srivorakhan.

The officer said Thanakrit had denied any wrongdoing until he was presented with incriminating evidence, including six knives used in dismembering the girl’s body and a photo of him wearing the same clothes that were later used to cover the body parts.

Thanakrit reportedly told officers that Lakkhana went to his room to collect her belongings and they had an argument over jealousy. He assumed that meant, after she broke up with him, she was reuniting with her former partner, with whom she had a five-year-old son.

Thanakrit said he killed her by hitting her on the head with a hammer “in a jealous rage” until she passed out. An hour later when she recovered, he hit her another 3-4 times with the hammer until she was dead. Thanakrit left the body in his room for a day and went to work as usual before dismembering her body at night and then disposing of the body parts to conceal the crime, police said.

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According to CCTV footage from Thanakrit’s apartment building corridor, Lakkhana went to the room at 6.44pm on June 12 and then, at 4.24am on June 14, the suspect was spotted dragging bags – later found to contain body parts – out of the building.

The woman had not been seen since the evening of June 12 until her mutilated body showing severe forehead injuries was discovered at around 11pm on June 22. To ward off suspicion towards him Thanakrit, who used to work as a kitchen hand, posted the news about the discovery of the body parts on his Facebook and acted as if he didn’t know who had done it.

On June 13, he also posted news of his break-up with Lakkhana – his live-in girlfriend for two years, saying she had gone to his room to collect her belongings and before leaving, had told him she intended to stay with another man in Nonthaburi province.

Lakkhana’s grief-stricken parents travelled from Roi Et province to Bangkok yesterday to collect the body from the General Police Hospital’s morgue for religious rites in their hometown. Police had managed to find all the decomposed parts.

The girl’s father, 51 year old Kaewmul Kamlangkeng says he felt something was wrong when he couldn’t contact Lakkhana for a week. She had gone to Roi Et to tell the family she had broken up with her boyfriend and then returned to Bangkok.

“The hands and legs of the person who did this to my daughter should be cut off just as he did to her,” he said, adding the family had met Thanakrit a few times and thought he was a quiet man. He said his daughter had never mentioned any instances of Thanakrit’s violent behaviour.

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Charter vote delayed, committee formed and Senators escape Parliament by boat – VIDEO

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Thailand’s MPs and Senators have kicked the constitutional can down the road at least a month after the parliament failed to agree on charter amendments. A panel will be sent up to examine 6 motions that were proposed and debated over the past 2 days. Meanwhile, up to 2,000 protesters were gathered outside the unfinished parliamentary buildings as an act of solidarity for the MPs supporting the changes to the current Thai Constitution.

The reality of the vote, and the setting up of an investigative committee, could push any votes on real reform well into 2021.

The 2 Houses of Parliament voted 431-255 to delay the vote. Opposition Pheu Thai and Move Forward MPs stormed out and missed the opportunity of nominating anyone to the new 45 member parliamentary committee to examine the motions, whilst the remaining members chose members for the committee. Move Forward Party’s, Pita Limjaroenrat, described the vote as “a way to stall for time” complaining that the decision “was moving the country towards a dead end”.

It was not known how the NCPO hand-picked Senators would vote on the bills. Many were thought to side with the idea of constitutional reform but the reality was that, in most scenarios, they’d be voting themselves out of a job if any reforms went ahead. Thailand’s entire upper house is a military-appointed rump of conservative former businesspeople and Army officials, mostly men.

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The protesters viewed the afternoon’s proceedings as a blunt stalling tactic to keep the current parliament, and its unelected senators, in power. The session ran until 8.30 last night. Rather than face the angry mob of anti-government protesters at the front of the building, most of the senators escaped on boat at the rear of the building, which backs onto Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River.

The demonstrators, with a consistent theme of reform over 3 months of rallies, are demanding changes to the current constitution because it was drafted by the NCPO who kicked out the elected government of Yingluck Shinawatra in 2014.

The protesters specifically point to the NCPO-appointed senate and the power they wield to elect the country’s prime minister, even though none of them were elected (nor was Prayut Chan-o-cha).

Protesters say they will now organise the next lot of rallies in October. Meanwhile, the Parliament is now is recess.

PROTESTSLive scenes from today’s protest rally to lend their voices, albeit from outside the The Parliament, to the debates inside about amendments to the Thai Constitution. The Thai parliament buildings are unfinished and, so it seems, are the student and anti-government protesters.

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Bangkok DJ dies in high speed crash on notorious ‘death road’

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A well known local DJ died early this morning in a high speed car crash on a Bangkok road bend nicknamed “Curve of 100 Deaths.” Police say his car’s speedometer was found stuck at 200 kilometres per hour.

Police suspect 33 year old Annop Poonsripattana was going around a curve when he lost control of the car due to the slippery road conditions from the rain. His black Toyato Altis was found smashed into an electricity pole around 2:30am today. The impact caused Annop to be flung to the back seat. Police say his skull was shattered and his neck broken.

A security guard at a nearby building says heard an explosion and the electricity cut out. The entire area went black, he says. The so called “Curve of 100 Deaths” is near Ratchada Criminal Court in Bangkok’s Chatuchak district. The guard says many fatal crashes happen on the road.

“This area is highly prone to road accidents. Just last week a mother and her small child were killed here.”

The Ratchada Road curve so dangerous that locals honk when driving through the curve to show respect and to ask for permission from the spirits of those who have died there for safe passage, according to Coconuts Bangkok. In the past, many people have left offerings like zebra statues in honour of those who died in car incidents while driving on the road.

Annop played music at many entertainment venues in Bangkok. He was also a contestant in the Take Me Out Thailand TV show in 2015. An autopsy is being done at the Police General Hospital. Electricians are working to fix the electricity pole and restore power.

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An event with Annop Poonsripattana.

SOURCES: Nation Thailand | Coconuts Bangkok

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1 dead, 2 injured, as out-of-control construction truck ploughs into family car

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A man has died, and his parents have been injured, after a construction truck lost control and ploughed into their car, crushing the vehicle and killing the 27 year old driver instantly. The Pattaya News reports that the truck also hit 5 other vehicles in the incident, which occurred in the Minburi district of Bangkok.

The truck driver, named as 41 year old Piean Sricharoen, says he was having problems with the truck’s brake booster while travelling from the central province of Saraburi. While attempting to emergency park in the middle lane to check the booster, the truck began to lose its balance, crashing into surrounding vehicles. One witness confirms the account, saying the truck began to sway back and forth before crashing into the victim’s car, crushing the vehicle, and causing a 7 car pile-up.

Emergency workers arrived on the scene and rushed the dead man’s parents to a nearby hospital. The truck driver has been charged with reckless driving causing death and is in police custody.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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