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Japanese passenger claims 3 million yen, camera stolen during Thai flight

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Japanese passenger claims 3 million yen, camera stolen during Thai flight | The Thaiger

FILE PHOTO: Thai Airways flight at Haneda Airport, Japan

Police are investigating a claim from Japanese woman that 3 million yen (874,000 baht) and a camera were stolen from her bag aboard a Thai Airways flight from Tokyo.

The woman, whose name has been withheld, filed a complaint with the Suvarnabhumi Airport police shortly after her flight landed at 5pm yesterday (Monday).

The woman, who speaks Thai as she used to live in the kingdom, told police that the Japanese banknotes and her camera were inside her small travel bag. She said she noticed they were missing when the bag passed through the arrival luggage conveyor system at the airport.

She says she planned to carry the bag on board but flight attendants in Tokyo told her to load it into the plane’s luggage storage area because there were many passengers and there might be no space for her bag in the cabin.

Kittipong Kittikhachorn, deputy director of the Suvarnabhumi Airport said on Monday that an investigation was taking place but, so far, no irregularities had been detected.

Kittipong said police have collected fingerprints and DNA samples from the bag and compared them with bag handling staff who worked on the shift when the flight landed. Police also checked the rooms of the workers but nothing was found.

He says officials also checked footage of security cameras and there was no evidence of a worker opening the bag. The footage showed that the seal put on the bag at the Tokyo airport was unbroken.

He said authorities at Haneda airport also checked security camera footage and found no irregularities. Pol Col Wiroj Tadso, commander of the Suvarnabhumi police station, said all the checks had been made in line with the standards of an international airport and no irregularities had been detected.

Wiroj said it would take some time to check fingerprints and DNA samples collected from the woman’s bag.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Nation



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New WHO world road death report – Thailand drops to number 8 but still high

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Thailand’s roads remain some of the deadliest in the world. But the Kingdom has dropped from its previous number two position to number eight, behind a collection of backwater African states and other undeveloped countries.

A new report by the World Health Organisation shows that the road safety situation in Thailand hasn’t improved. The shocking news is outlined in a the WHO report, Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018,

The report indicates the death rate per 100,000 population in Thailand was 32.7. This ranks Thai roads as at least the deadliest in ASEAN and amongst the deadliest in the world.

Only seven other nations fared worse than Thailand, while the countries with the highest road traffic death rate per 100,000 population were Liberia, Saint Lucia, Burundi and Chad.

The report, compiled using data from 2016 from 175 countries, shows that Europe has the safest roads with 9.3 deaths per 100,000 population. The African continent had the worst rates.

The report shows that there is an average of 22,491 people killed on Thai roads every year. South east Asia, where motorcycle-related deaths account for 43 percent of the total road toll, had an average of 20.7 deaths per 100,000 population.

Globally, the report found that the situation regarding road traffic deaths is worsening, with someone killed in a road accident every 24 seconds somewhere in the world.

The WHO road death Hall of Shame…

1. Liberia – 35.9 (per 100,000 people)

2. Saint Lucia – 35.4

Equal 3. Burundi and Zimbabwe – 34.7

Equal 4. Democratic Republic of Congo and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) – 33.7

5. Central African Republic – 33.6

6. Thailand – 32.7

7. Burkina Faso – 30.5

8. Namibia – 30.4

9. Cameroon – 30.1

10. Mozambique – 30.1

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Bangkok police officer kills French citizen following bar brawl

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A French tourist was killed in his Bangkok apartment in the early hours of Wednesday by a local Policeman.  The two were seen at a Lucky Shot Food and Sports Restaurant on Sukhumvi Soi 11/1 Tuesday evening. Witnesses say a bar brawl broke out between the two men in which the tourist was getting the upper hand, the reason for the confrontation is still unclear.

The shooter has been identified as 49 year old Pol Sen Sgt Maj Kantapong Huasdri from Lumpini police station and the victim was 41 year old Malik JDjamel. Begrudged from the outcome of the fight, the officer followed the victim home and is believed to have delivered the fatal shots.

Pol Sen Sgt Major handed himself in and and when interrogated confessed to killing the French man. Immigration police say that the victim in question was residing in the capital for the last few months and was currently looking for work opportunities.

Witnesses have confirmed that the two men were intoxicated.

Bangkok police officer kills French citizen following bar brawl | News by The Thaiger

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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Taxi motorbike driver found dead in Phuket room

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A taxi motorbike driver has been found dead in a room in Thalang today.

The Thalang Police were notified about the incident at the National Housing Authority in Thalang around midday today.

Police and rescue workers arrived to find the body of a man who was identified as 39 year old Toemorn Suwan. Nearby they found empty bottles of whisky.

There were no signs of a struggle found on his body. Police believe that Mr Toemorn died at least four days before his body was found. His body was taken to the Thalang Police Station.

Mr Toemorn’s father told police that his son was a motorbike taxi driver in Patong. He lived alone and liked to drink whisky.

On Sunday he injured his knee so didn’t go to work. His family came to visit him at his room. But today they tried to contact him but there was no answer.

Police are continuing their investigation.

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