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Revenge&’ motive for stabbing murder

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PHUKET TOWN: Police believe a Thai was murdered in a stabbing frenzy by a group of Burmese bent on revenge. Crewmen discovered the body of Pairat Singkam, 39, in the engine room of the “Sinnumchai 5” on Wednesday afternoon, while the boat was berthed in Rassada Port. Pol Capt Watcharin Jiratthikarn, of Phuket Town Police Station, said K. Pairat, a watchman, had been stabbed 27 times on his face, neck, back and torso. He had been dead for at least eight hours. Witnesses later told police that they had seen a Burmese known as “Mr Wong” go onto the boat, with five or six other men, about the time of the murder. Police speculated that the motive probably stemmed from an incident more than a year ago. At the time, K. Pairat called in the police after spotting “Mr Wong” and others stealing from a boat. “The police arrested them and a judge jailed them for a year,” Capt Watcharin said. “It’s possible that after their release, they came back to kill.” Police are keen to talk to “Mr Wong” and his associates.



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Water shut offs to hit parts of Cherng Talay for two weeks

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The Phuket Water Authority (PWA) has announced that water supply in some areas of Cherng Talay will be shut off from March 19 – 31 at ‘some times’ during the day.

Water will be shut off while work is being carried out on moving main water pipes. Areas to be affected include parts of Cherng Talay.

“Residents in these areas should save water to use during the period of the shutoffs.  Water might have some discolouration after the repairs. We will complete the works as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience.”

For more information, please call the PWA at 076 319 173, 082 790 1634

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25 year old electrical contractor electrocuted in Chalong, Phuket

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A 25 year old electrical contractor has died after accidentally touching a high voltage power cabling in Chalong. Police say that the power was still connected when the man was working.

Pakasit Raksakam was working on the cabling when he accidentally touched a cable that was still live, according to fellow contractors working nearby. Rescue workers arrived on Soi Na Yai off Chao Fah West road to find co-workers attempting to revive the man. He was working six metres above the ground when the incident happened some time shortly before 2pm on Saturday.

Pakasit was rushed to to the Emergency Centre of the new Chalong Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival. He was a contract worker with the Sapcharoen Company.

Work colleagues say that Pakasit from Thalang was an electrical contractor installing high-voltage cabling on power poles.

Chalong Police are conducting an investigation and speaking to other contractors to determine whether to press charges.

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Water shut offs to hit parts of Patong, Kata and Karon for a week

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The Phuket Water Authority (PWA) has announced that water supply in some areas of Patong, Kata and Karon will be shut off from 9am to 5pm from March 25 – 31.

Water will be shut off while work is being carried out in the repair and maintenance of the Reverse Osmosis (RO) water pumping station in Karon.

Areas to be affected include parts of Patong, Kata and Karon.

“Residents in these areas should save water to use during the period of the shutoffs.  Water might have some discolouration after the repairs. We will complete the works as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience.”

For more information, please call the PWA at 076 319 173, 082 790 1634 or 1662.

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