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BANGKOK (The Nation): Thailand’s most wanted man, politician’s son Duangchlarem Yoobamrung, surrendered to police last night after flying in from Kuala Lumpur. Duangchalerm, son of notorious MP Chalerm Yoobamrung, is accused of the murder of a policeman in a Bangkok nightclub just over six months ago. He has been on the run ever since. Duangchalerm breezed into the Thai Embassy in Kuala Lumpur minutes after it opened yesterday morning, then flew to Thailand along with eldest brother Artharn and an uncle. Police and his father met him at the Don Muang Airport’s arrival area after his flight touched down at about 8.45 pm. With open arms, a smiling Chalerm approached his youngest son, who looked fresh, relaxed and healthy. Duangchalerm, who was not handcuffed, knelt down and prostrated himself before his father, who bent over and patted his back. Chalerm claimed it was the first time he had met his son since the shooting in the ‘Twenty Pub’ on October 29 last year. In that incident, Duangchalerm allegedly shot decorated crime-buster Suvichai Rodwimut in the head. “This is my happiest day in six months because I missed him so much,” the MP said. He sat in the same police car as Duangchalerm, which left the airport in a tightly guarded convoy. They arrived at the Thung Song Hong police station shortly before 10 pm. At the police station, Chalerm was the first to get out of the car. Then Duangchalerm, still without handcuffs, followed him. The area erupted in a mix of boos and cheers. The cheers came from Chalerm’s political supporters, who carried banners encouraging the suspect to defend himself in court. Duangchalerm waved a clenched fist to the well-wishers as officers virtually hauled him toward the interrogation room. How, where and when Duangchalerm entered Malaysia remains unclear. Reports said he left Cambodia by boat from Kompong Som on May 1, but did not say who assisted him. The suspect was believed to have been sheltered in Cambodia by an influential figure with political links in Thailand. Police said the case would be forwarded to prosecutors as soon as possible, regardless of what Duangchalerm, who was charged with murder in absentia, said at the interrogation. They also vowed to oppose the Yoobamrung family’s efforts to seek bail. “We have a strong case against him,” said assistant national police chief Noppadol Somboonsap. “It’s been a long time, but our evidence doesn’t fade with time.” Some high-ranking government sources said the Yoobamrung family had been extremely worried by police signals that Duangchalerm would be targeted for extra-judicial killing if he did not surrender. (For additional related news see http://www.nationmultimedia.com/page.news.php3?clid=2&theme=A&usrsess=1&id=10554 .)



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Phuket tourist decides hotel awning more comfortable than his room

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PHOTOS: Rawai Rescue workers / Phuket Tourist Police

The Phuket Tourist Police have been notified that a tourist had jumped from a building in Rawai and ended up on a steel awning covering the bottom floor today. But that wasn’t, in fact, what had happened.

The local Tourist Police say the owner of the building told staff at the Tourist Assistance Centre that the tourist had checked into the room on February 13.

The tourist didn’t actually jump down from the building but had moved a mattress from his room on to the awning and slept on it (mosquitos!!) He was also drunk and damaged some property inside the room.

The man is a 37 year old Estonian tourist. He was staying at the room with a 25 year old male friend.

Chalong Police have charged them both with being drunk and damaging property. They have said that they will pay for all damages to the owner of the property. They are heading back home on February 26.

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Patong motorbike racer arrested and fined – VIDEO

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Patong Police yesterday arrested a motorbike racer after identifying him and his motorbike from video clips that were popular in social media this week.

Patong Police are investigating alleged foreign motorbike racing gangs in Patong after video clips went viral in local social media.

Read more about the racing around Patong’s streets HERE.

Patong Police report that they have now arrested one motorbike racer and charged him with the maximum fine.

Patong Police are also asking motorbike rental operators to explain basic traffic rules for motorbike drivers who want to rent a motorbike.

(The Thaiger is assuming this would be covered when they get their motorbike license, which they are required to have before a motorbike is rented to them.)

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500 free helmets handed out to motorbike drivers in Patong

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Patong Development Foundation together with Patong Police and Patong Municipality have given 500 helmets to motorbike drivers in Patong today under the campaign ‘Wear your helmet’.

Handing out the 500 helmets to motorbike user in Patong was led by Patong Police Chief Col Anothai Jindamanee, Patong Municipality Chalermluck Kebsup and President of Patong Development Foundation Preechawut ‘Prap’ Keesin.

Col Anothai says, “Many motorbike drivers have been injured and died in road accident. We want 100 percent of motorbike drivers and passengers wearing helmets. ”

“More motorbike riders are now wearing helmets as the number of not wearing helmet charges has been dropping in Patong with better enforcement.”

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