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Former American police officer found dead

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A body of a former American policeman has been found dead at a house in Koh Kaew yesterday (June 26). Phuket City Police were notified of the situation at a house in Koh Kaew at 2.30pm.

Police and emergency responders arrived at the scene to find the body of 58 year old Ronald Lee Barfield, an American national from Florida, on the floor in his bedroom.

Police report that there were no signs of a struggle or any violence. Police believed that Mr Barfield most likely died at least three days before his body was found. His body was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital.

39 year old Yupin Ocharot from Ranong, Mr Barfield’s ex-girl friend, told police that Mr Barfield was a former police officer in America. Mr Barfield had taken an early retirement and was living at the rental house alone after they broke up.

Two day ago Ms Yupin tried to contact Mr Barfield but failed. She came to the house and noticed the bad smell coming from inside. So she contacted police.

At this stage police believed that Mr Barfield died from his personal health issue and suspect high blood pressure as the most probably cause. Police are continuing their investigation.



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Pheu Thai wins the Lower House – Unofficial from the EC

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The Election Commission has just announced the official tally for constituency MPs, showing that Pheu Thai Party has won 138 of the 350 seats on offer.

Phalang Pracharat, meanwhile, came in second with 96 seats, trailed by Bhumjaithai with 39. The Democrats only won 33 seats, while Future Forward snared 30.

The rest of the seats were shared between Chartthaipattana (7), Prachachart (6) and Action Coalition for Thailand (1)

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Two Future Forward candidates win Pheu Thai strongholds in Chiang Rai

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Two long-time champions of the Pheu Thai Party in Chiang Rai have been defeated by candidates of the new Future Forward Party in yesterday’s general election.

In Constituency 1, Pheu Thai several-term MP Samart Kaewmeechai was toppled by Future Forward’s Ekkapop Pianpiset in a closely run contest.

Ekkapop, who had resigned his position as a doctor at a private hospital in Chiang Rai to contest the election, got 28,916 votes, while Samart received 27,048.

Another veteran politician in the same constituency, Phalang Pracharat’s Ratana Jongsutthamanee, came third with 26,745 votes.

In Constituency 6 of the province, Future Forward’s Phiradej Khamsamut soundly defeated long-standing Pheu Thai MP Itthidej Kaewluang.

Phiradej received 22,742 votes, while Itthidejl got 16,170.

Phiradej was a businessman running a hotel and a restaurant in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district, as well as operating a real-estate business before he joined Future Forward.

He said he had not expected his victory because the constituency had a veteran politician with a strong political base. Now that he had won he says he will do his best as an MP.

SOURCE: The Nation

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Twin found dead in Pattaya house

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PHOTO: Sanook

Locals from a housing estate in Nong Prue, Pattaya have called police after noticing a foul smell coming from the house of a man, one of two twins, who lived at the address.

Sanook reports that police and emergency responders found the house locked from the outside and had to break in.

Inside they found 23 year old Chinawut naked on the floor lying next to his computer. Police estimate he had died three or four days before. Nong Prue police were unable to say if he had suffered injuries from initial examination.

Neighbours say that the dead man was a loner who like to play computer games. He hadn’t been sotted for four days and when the smell was detected they called police.

Police are trying to locate the dead man’s twin who lives in Soi Bua Khao. The body was taken to a local hospital for autopsy.

SOURCE: Sanook

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