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Laguna to host Phuket Real Estate Charity Golf event on June 23

Kritsada Mueanhawong



The Phuket Real Estate Association (P-REA) is holding a charity golf tournament on Saturday June 23 at Laguna Golf Phuket to raise money to support Thalang Hospital.

A press conference was held by the P-REA today (June 13) at Central Festival Phuket where P-REA president Boon Yongsakul told the media about the objectives of the ‘P-REA Charity Golf Tournament 2018′.

“The golf tournament is being held every year with good support from real estate and businesses operators.  The objective of the ‘P-REA Charity Golf Tournament’ is to do something good in order to give back to our community. This is a good opportunity for all of our members to join in the activities and raise funds.”

Trirat Santaannop, association committee says, “This year we have our main support from Lixil (Thailand) Public Company Limited, Stockholm Auto Group Co.,Ltd, Sri Panwa Phuket, Boat Pattana Co.,Ltd. and others.”

The prize for a ‘Hole-In-One’ of the twelfth golf hole is a ‘VOLVO V60’, valued at 1,900,000 Baht and the prize for a ‘Hole-In-One’ at the eighth golf hole is a 1 Bedroom Luxury Pool Villa 3 days 2 nights with breakfast for two people at Sri Panwa valued at 110,000 Baht.”

For more information please contact the Phuket Real Estate Association 086-471-4874 or [email protected]

- Kritsada Mueanhawong

Collecting the daily news around Phuket for many years. One of the island's most accurate and timely news-gatherers.

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Chiang Mai: New Zealander accused of masterminding murder of his Korean mother Chiang Mai

The Thaiger & The Nation



Chiang Mai police have arrested a New Zealander for allegedly masterminding the murder of his Korean mother by setting it up as quarrel between his wife and his elderly mother.

50 year old Brian Lee was arrested and charged with masterminding the murder of 76 year old An Jung Ja at a house in the Mountain View village in Tambon San Phisua in Chiang Mai’s Muang district on Thursday. He was being detained at the Mae Ping police station.

Earlier, Lee claimed his mother had a quarrel with her daughter-in-law, Park Songhee, who then stabbed her to death out of anger. Lee said his mother became angry at the speed of Park’s response to being called, and so grabbed her daughter-in-law and slammed her head against the wall and injuring her, before Park then stabbed her.

But after checking forensic evidence and security-camera footage, police concluded that Lee had lied about the quarrel and took part in the killing of his mother. His wife was under police watch at Chiang Mai Hospital.

Police said Lee’s mother had several apartments and businesses in South Korea, and Lee had brought her to live with the couple in Chiang Mai six months ago.

STORY: The Nation

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Bangkok: Female’s head and body parts found in bags north-east of city

Kritsada Mueanhawong



PHOTOS: Thai Rath

The mutilated body of a female has been found in the Soi Klong Samwa, in the north-eastern outer suburbs of Bangkok. Minburi police, forensic experts and members of the Por Teck Tung Foundation headed to the location where the body was found.

In a shoulder bag, wrapped in a black rubbish bin liner, was the head of a long haired woman.

Several metres away were two fertiliser sacks that police believe contains the torso and body parts of the victim. The body parts are believed to have been in the sack for three or four days. The location of the grisly find was about 1 kilometre down a small soi and was found after local residents smelt a bad odour.

Police are continuing their investigating.

Video and original story: Thai Rath

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Phuket: Two arrested in Rawai over illegal football gambling

Kritsada Mueanhawong



Two Thai men have been arrested in Rawai after they were found to be illegally gambling on World Cup football matches.

Yesterday afternoon a team of officials from the Chalong Police arrested 55 year old Gosri ‘Boon’ Rueangrit and 30 year old Sriwawut Rueangrit at a house in Rawai.

Police seized four books of loan lists from Gosri, a bank book and football match prediction lists (dated  June 21). The items and the men were taken to Chalong Police Station for further questioning.

Gosri has since been charged with offences relating to the Excessive Interest Rate Prohibition Act and providing illegal football gambling.

Police seized a mobile phone from Sriwawut with a screenshot of the ‘’ website including the username ‘la151199’ – a football prediction App with predictions and betting odds from June 17-22.

Sriwawut has been charged with illegal football gambling.


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