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Murder warrant issued for Chalerm’s son

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BANGKOK (AFP): Thai police today issued a warrant for the arrest of Duongchalerm Yoobamrung, 29-year-old son of top MP Chalerm Yoobamrung, for shooting dead a police officer in a Bangkok nightclub. Inspector General Suraphon Kanchanajittra said he ordered the arrest of Sub-Lt Doungchalerm for premeditated murder after witnesses reported seeing him fire the fatal shot last night. “There were two witnesses who testified that they saw the suspect point the gun. A shot was heard and the policeman died,” he told reporters. Police have also received a video of the killing from the club’s security system. Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra vowed that justice would be allowed to take its course without any interference, despite Chalerm’s key role in the coalition government. “The government and police will consider everything in this case in line with the law and evidence and witnesses, and influence will have nothing to do with it,” he said. Police said witnesses at the scene reported that Duongchalerm, a serving army officer, was with his two older brothers and a group of about a dozen friends when the shooting occurred at the Twenty Club nightspot. The brothers clashed with a group of Crime Suppression Division officers who were mounting a search for members of a kidnap gang suspected of holding to ransom a Chinese woman who was rescued yesterday. Witnesses said that the brothers – well known for late-night brawling and brushes with the law – had become irritated at the inconvenience of the search and an argument broke out before the shot was fired. Chalerm told reporters that he would cooperate with police in searching for his youngest son, who was not present when police commandos and forensic experts scoured the family home earlier today. “I hope that I will get hold of him and surrender him to police (soon). The police should inform me where they want to question him,” he said, denying any knowledge of the shooting. Tests on hairs found in the hand of the victim, Police Senior Sergeant Major Suvichai Rodwimuk, matched samples obtained from the family home, they said. “We are confident we have enough evidence, even though we have not yet found the bullet casings,” said police spokesman Lieutenant General Phadet Thalakawong. “The national police chief and metropolitan commander have ordered the case to be processed quickly without any fear of dark influences,” he added.



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Indian tourist rescued from a near-drowning at Patong Beach

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An Indian tourist has been rescued from drowning after getting into difficulty while swimming at Patong beach yesterday.

Patong Surf Life Saving report that around 1.30pm at Patong Beach an Indian tourist was spotted in the water, choking and fighting to stay afloat.

Lifeguards dived in and brought him back to the beach. He was not breathing and his heart has stopped beating by the time they got him back to shore. Lifeguards urgently applied CPR.

Mr Jhamnani’s heart started to beat again and he became conscious. He was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital where he is now recovering.

Well done to the team at Patong Surf Lifesaving. I think you can expect a visit from a grateful Indian tourist in a few days.

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Polish man charged after threatening people with a gun in Patong

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A Polish man has been charged with carrying a gun in public in Patong, Phuket.

Patong Police report that at 6.20pm last night (Tuesday) they were notified that a man was using a gun to threaten others at a hotel on Pisit Koranee Road in Patong.

Police headed to the hotel to find the Polish man. He denied any knowledge about the gun. Then Police questioned his Thai wife. She took police to a room where she gave the gun to police.

The Polish man has now been charged with illegal possession of gun and carrying it in public without a permit.

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Phuket kratom-cooker robs pharmacies – VIDEO

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Phuket police yesterday have arrested a thief while he was cooking up a batch of kratom. He had earlier robbed pharmacies in Chalong, Phuket.

Chief Investigator of the Phuket Provincial Police Col Prawit Engchuan says, “Yesterday we have arrested 25 year old Rattaphon Pales at a house in Chalong. Police seized 0.45 litres of liquid kratom.”

“On Monday night Chalong Police were notified that a man had robbed a pharmacy in Chalong (video below) with a knife. He stole 30,000 baht cash and sped away on that occasion.”

“We have continued the investigation and arrested a suspect while he was cooking liquid kratom at his home.”

“He had robbed the same pharmacy last week and another pharmacy in Vichit. In total he has stolen about 50,000 baht in cash.”

“He was taken to Chalong Police Station where he was charged with illegal possession of Category 5 Drugs and theft.”

PHUKETPhuket police have arrested a thief while he was cooking kratom after robbing pharmacies in Phuket.

Posted by The Thaiger on Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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