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Phuket City biker blasted by shotgun

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PHUKET: A 20-year-old man died after being blasted at close range with a shotgun early on Tuesday as he rode his motorbike around Phuket City, with his girlfriend riding pillion.

Pol Maj Wicharn Suwansith, Duty Inspector at Phuket City Police Station, said that Kheng Phatthong was confronting other young men on motorbikes who had shouted insults at him, when he was blasted in the left side of his abdomen with a shotgun.

Kheng was rushed to Vachira Phuket Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Maj Wicharn said that the incident happened on Thepkrasattri Rd about 12:30 am.

He said that Kheng’s girlfriend, Marisa Srikul, 18, in her statement said, “Kheng and I were riding around Phuket City with about eight of his friends on five motorbikes.

“I sat behind Kheng, and after we rode past Anuphas Ford [Phuket], four men on two motorbikes rode by in the opposite direction and shouted insults at us. So we turned around to follow them, but the other four men had already turned around.

“One of the men, who was riding pillion, shot Kheng. Then they all rode away.”

Maj Wicharn said that Marisa was unable to identify her attackers or remember the license plate numbers of the motorbikes they were riding.

“I think this happened because Kheng’s enemies wanted revenge; he was known for being involved in violent crimes,” Maj Wicharn told the Gazette, adding that police are continuing their investigation into the killing.



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Democrats toppled in Phuket

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PHOTO: Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva resigned the leadership position last night amid dismal polls around the country

The Democrat Party in Phuket, once a reliable strong-hold of Democrat votes, has yielded its customary monopoly, ceding two House seats to the junta-aligned Phalang Pracharat Party.

The unofficial tally, as of late last night, gave Phalang Pracharat’s Sutha Prateep na Thalang the victory in Constituency 1 with 32,338 votes.

He beat Democrat Rewat Areerob, who got 25,198 votes.

The voter turnout was 70.80 per cent.

In Constituency 2, Natthee Thinsakhu of Phalang Pracharat beat Democrat Chaiyos Panyawai, 26,787 votes to 23,492.

Voter turnout was 72.57 per cent.

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Guyanese arrested over ‘magic’ bank note scam in Phuket

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PHOTOS: Surachete Hakparn

A Guyanese man has been arrested in Phuket after the owner of a local language school reported a money scammer with an unusual scam.

The Immigration Bureau Chief Lt Gen Surachate Hakparn reports that they have arrested the Guyanese man named Abdul Kalam Azad Sattaur at a mansion in Phuket Town last Friday.

The arrest follows a Thai woman, the owner of a language school in Phuket, filing a report to the Thalang Police that a suspect used a fake Facebook and LINE account and claimed that he was an American man who had worked in Syria.

He told the woman that he will send a security box which contained blank papers and a special liquid that would turn the blank paper into bank notes when she added the special liquid.

He claimed that the total money was 650,000 US dollar, about 20 million baht.

He said that the woman had to pay him an amount before he would send the security box. The victim had transferred money to the man’s bank account 10 times, a total of about 9 million baht.

Beware of magic bank notes!

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Russian ‘mafia’ suspect arrested in Phuket

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A male Russian ‘mafia’ identity has been arrested in Chalong, wanted over a number of alleged offenses in his home country.

Lt Gen Surachate Hakparn says, “Officers have arrested a Russian man named Igor Tretiakov (spelt as ‘Ior’ on the Immigration poster), at an apartment in Chalong last Friday.”

“We were notified from the Russian Embassy about the man wanted over a number of ‘mafia’ style offenses in Russian. He was living in Thailand using a tourist visa.”

“He has threatened and extorted many people in Russian and then fled to Thailand. His visa will be revoked and he will be deported back to Russia to face charges.”

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