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Jordanian father confesses to throwing his son into sea, Pattaya

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A Jordanian tourist has told police he tied his son to a pram and threw him into the sea off the Bali Hai pier in Pattaya.

The case has horrified Thai readers and drawn violent and emotional responses from social media.

The body of the 18 month old boy was found floating in the sea last night by a boat captain.

52 year old Wael Nabil Salman Zureikat made the confession after being arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport whilst trying to flee the country and return to Jordan.

“Immigration officials noticed that he was acting suspiciously while trying to get a flight out of Thailand. So, we detained him for questioning.”

The man told police he felt “stressed out and vengeful” when his much younger wife had left him to take care of their baby alone during the couple’s trip to Thailand.

Immigration Bureau chief Pol Lt-General Surachate Hakparn did not name the suspect’s wife, but said she was just 24 years old.

Pattaya police revealed that the suspect had been interrogated overnight before confessing to the crime.

“He killed his son, while his wife knew nothing of it.”

“He said he was worried he may not have had enough money to raise his child. His wife is now grieving. She had never imagined that her husband would kill their own child in such a cold-blooded manner.”

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The speedboat captain, Songseen Sunthornchai, who first discovered the body last night, says that when he saw the child floating in the sea, he had initially though it was a doll.

“But when I got closer, I could see it was a baby.”

An investigation soon led tourist police and immigration officials to Suvarnabhumi Airport, where the Jordanian father was detained.

During his detention, he reportedly admitted to tying the feet of his son to a pram and throwing his child into the sea at Bali Hai pier in the middle of the night “the other day”.

According to a Rak Siam News report, the Jordanian said his wife had told him that if they had a child she would take responsibility for looking after the baby.

He told police that they had come to Thailand on holiday but all his wife wanted to do was go out on the town all night and leave him alone with their child.

He said he had become stressed by the situation and decided to kill the child and flee the country.

Police have now charged the Jordanian with premeditated murder.

Surachate said the man would be prosecuted and receive the appropriate legal punishment in Thailand, before being allowed to return to his home country.

SOURCE: The Nation

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Wife claims husband died after being beaten up in police custody

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A woman has made an official complaint after her husband died after being in police custody.

The distraught wife went to Panat Nikom police in Chon Buri to complain yesterday after police called her to say that her husband had died whilst in detention.

31 year old Naruephon had earlier been arrested at his house on charges of smoking marijuana. He was detained and put in the cells at the local police station.

Not long after, his wife Praphaporn received a telephone call  to say that her husband had died in hospital.

She claims her husband was in good health with no medical issues. She believes he had been beaten up by police whilst in detention.

Pol Col Kritsana Wanabadeenimit of the Panat Nikom police says the body was sent for an autopsy.

Everyone involved in the arrest and questioning of the man was being interviewed as the investigation continued.  Pol Col Kritsana promised transparency and justice for both sides.

SOURCE: Sanook

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Pattanakarn footpath project completion six weeks away

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The Pattaya Mail is reporting that the first phase of construction of footpaths along Naklua’s Pattanakarn Road should be completed in about six weeks.

Engineering chief Thongchai Kamlangthai reported that the project started on September 28 and was now partially finished with a large section of footpath for pedestrians and joggers already to use.

Reinforced concrete pavements are being laid alongside the roadway through Moo 10 and Moo 13 villages. The sidewalks will be 1.8 metres wide spanning some 3.5 kilometres.

Supattra Joint Venture, the contractors for the project, say they will complete the first phase by the end of April, Thongchai said.

The second phase will be started from the front of Tarapattana School to Tungkom-Tanman Road. Neither phase is affecting traffic through the areas.

SOURCE: Pattaya Mail

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Four South Koreans arrested over illegal online gambling business in Pattaya

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Four South Koreans have been arrested for operating an illegal online gambling website from a condo in Pattaya.

Manager Online reports that Pattaya Immigration officers and Pattaya Tourist Police raided a condominium in south Pattaya. The raid follows police receiving a tip-off that the four men were operating an illegal online gambling website in the premises.

Officers found four male South Korean suspects – 41 year old Kim Kangseon, 35 year old Park Haekeun, 38 year old Kim Youngsun and 39 year old Suk Jongho.

They have all been charged with illegal operation of an online gambling business.

Immigration Bureau Chief Lt Gen Surchate Hakparn says, “They started to do this after entering Thailand with a tourist visa for one month. They were receiving 80,000 baht per month for their salary. From our investigations, their customers are all South Koreans.”

“They didn’t have any business license or the correct visas to consult their work.”

“The condominium owner also faces charges for not reporting to officials about foreigners checking in to their premises.”

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