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Man charged after 21 month old stepson’s death

Kritsada Mueanhawong

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A 21 month old child has died after being repeatedly hit by his stepfather with a broom. The man has been charged with bodily harm causing death.

Thalang Police were notified by Thalang Hospital medical staff at 5.30am yesterday (August 9) that the child was at the hospital and doctors suspected the child had been beaten to death.

Police arrived at the hospital to investigate the death of the child – 21 months Tanawat  ‘Nong Captain’ Janon. Bruise wounds were found on the boy’s right leg, stomach, collarbone, back, mouth and head. His left finger was also broken.

The child’s 30 year old mother, Angkana Janon, and 28 year old Apiluck Anukan, Nong Captain’s stepfather, were crying nearby.

Apiluck was taken to Thalang Police Station where he admitted using a broom to strike his stepson. He was later taken to Cherng Talay Police Station for charging.

Apiluck told police that “I loved Nong Captain like he was my real son. I sent money to his mother for taking care of Nong Captain every month. Three months ago we brought Nong Captain to live with us in Phuket. Three days ago Nong Captain was playing with his poo. I was very angry and used a broom to hit him many times.”

“Last night Nong Captain hiccupped and looked like he couldn’t breathe. We took him to the hospital. He died on the way to the hospital.”

Apiluck has denied that he pushed Nong Captain’s head into the floor until he died.  Police have charged him with bodily harm causing death.

Nong Captain’s body has been taken to the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Surat Thani for a full autopsy and examination.

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More fake goods seized in Patong

Kritsada Mueanhawong

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Yesterday (August 17) police and soldiers raided a warehouse in Patong and seized more than 200 counterfeit goods.

A team of officers from the Economic Crime Suppression Division (ECD) joined the raid at the warehouse of Lanta Souvenir in Patong’s OTOP Market on Rat-Uthit 200 pi Road. 28 year old Wut Boonkanpai was present and was acting as the shop’s care taker.

Wut was taken to the Patong Police Station where he has been charged with selling counterfeit goods.

Offices seized counterfeit Nike T-shirts and hats, counterfeit Lacoste T-shirts, counterfeit Gucci T-shirts, counterfeit Under Armour T- shirts and counterfeit Billabong shorts.

 

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Whale shark sighted off Phuket

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A whale shark was sighted off Ao Tue in Koh Racha yesterday (August 17).

Videos and pictures posted by a personal facebook page ‘Saran Hassaya’ have been shared widely in social media.

Videos and photos were taken yesterday by female tour guide Kristsada Sukjacharee who is also a dive instructor of the ‘Blue Corner’ tour boat company and a volunteer with Go Eco Phuket Club.

Khun Kritsada says, “Yesterday we saw something similar to a white plastic item. When the boat was getting closer we thought it was a small fish. Then we saw the whale shark. It is the whale shark chasing the small fish. Everyone in the boat was very excited.”

“There are not many chances to see a whale shark as close as this. We think that it was about three metres long and looked very healthy.”

Posted by สรันยู หัสนัย on Friday, August 17, 2018

PHOTOS AND VIDEO: Saranyu Hassanai Facebook

 

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Central Phuket opens on September 10

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The new Central Phuket is set to open its doors on September 10. The announcement was made at Centara Grand Beach Resort, also owned by the Central Pattana Group.

The concept of the new shopping centre, twice as big as the current Central Festival, is ‘The World Comes To Play’. The new complex will feature 20 of the world’s biggest luxury brands and three new attractions – ‘Tales of Thailand’, ‘Tribhum – the world’s first 3D walkthrough adventure park’ and ‘Aquaria – a modern format Aquarium’.

The shopping centre is also moving beyond just shopping experiences with a new ‘Star Catcher’ entertainment show which is described as an ‘innovative live performance 360 degree theatrical experience’.

Central Phuket claims its customers will be coming from a 50/50 mix – 50% domestic and 50% international visitors.

Central Pattana says the new shopping centre will help to stamp Phuket, internationally, as on of the world’s best ‘complete’ beach destinations to rival the French Riviera, Miami and Hawaii.

The Group have also announced that the new Central Phuket will be CPN’s first model for full-cycle waste reduction saying that they will have a complete system to reduce waste and separate and recycle rubbish. They say that they will be encouraging shoppers to use cloth bags and reduce the use of plastic bags.

There will be room for 4,200 cars, 4,800 motorbikes and 62 buses at the new Central Phuket

Central Pattana also announced this morning that they will be doing some major refurbishment of the current Central Festival. The two shopping centres are linked by a sky-bridge.

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