PHUKET TOWN: The body of yet another murder victim has been found in a notorious dumping ground that has become known as the “Burmese Cemetery”. The man, victim of a savage stabbing, was found about 7:45 on Thursday morning in a ditch near a football field, close to the entrance to the Saphan Pla Organization (the government fishery dealer). The body was the fifth found in the area in as many weeks. The man, aged about 25, was wearing a black and white striped T-shirt and white shorts. He had been stabbed in the face 10 times with what appeared to be a piece of sharpened steel reinforcing bar. Police believe he was killed elsewhere then dragged to the ditch. Asked about the continuing killings among Burmese fishermen, Pol Col Paween Pongsirin, Superintendent of Phuket Town Police Station, said, “Burmese always fight. Someone gets stabbed on a boat because they were drunk or arguing.” Investigations were difficult, he said. “Every time there’s a murder, the Burmese, including all the witnesses, go into hiding.”
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