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Dismembered body found in fridge during police raid in Sukhumvit 56

Published September 28, 2016 by SoClaimon

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TOURIST POLICE discovered a dismembered body in a large padlocked refrigerator yesterday when they raided a commercial building in Bangkok’s Soi Sukhumvit 56 to arrest foreign suspects allegedly involved in passport forgery and drug trafficking.

Pol Sgt Major Kanchanapong Chedech was also shot in the raid. He was later in stable condition.

Police arrested three foreign suspects, a Briton and two Americans, in the raid.

They also seized three pistols and a certain amount of crystal meth or “ice” and marijuana.

The body parts were found wrapped in black plastic bags inside a two-metre-tall and two-metre-wide commercial refrigerator on the building’s ground floor.

City police chief Pol Lt-General Sanit Mahathaworn said that the dismembered body was later identified as a foreign man of unknown nationality.

It was suspected that the person had been dead about a month, Sanit said. He dismissed online news reports that police had found heavy weapons and pipe bombs at the building.

Metropolitan Police Area 5 chief Pol Maj General Somprasong Yentuam said the nine-member police team searched the building following information that it was occupied by a foreign gang forging passports and dealing drugs.

While police escorted a suspect to get his passport from a safe box, the suspect grabbed a gun and shot at Kanchanapong three times before the suspect was apprehended, he said.

The three suspects were later sent to Phra Khanong Police Station, he added.

Sanit later confirmed that police arrested three criminal suspects – a British man and two American men – while two others were the Myanmar maid and her husband. Sanit said the Myanmar maid told police the foreigners had rented the place three months ago and the maid cleaned the place twice a week. She was paid Bt6,000 salary. She said that no one had |ever opened the padlocked fridge when she was there.

A source later reported that the three suspects were identified as British national Peter Andrew Colter, who shot the policeman, and two Americans, Gabel Aaron Thomas and Jame Douglas Eger.

Police also found seven passports at the building – two US, four French and one British.

 

Probe launched after teacher allegedly injures student with cup

Published September 27, 2016 by SoClaimon

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A DISCIPLINARY investigation has been launched after a teacher allegedly injured a student by throwing a melamine cup at her.

The alleged assault by physical education teacher Paitoon Klaengkratok has left 17-year-old Naruedee Chodsantiah with a deformed lip. She is also unable to fully close her left eye.

The incident apparently took place on August 8 at Chokchaisamakkee School in Nakhon Ratchasima province.

The Secondary Education Service Area 31 Office, which oversees the school, launched a disciplinary probe against Paitoon, 58, and transferred him to an “inactive post”.

Naruedee and her mother say they approached the media earlier this week because the school and the teacher refused to take responsibility for the incident and only offered Bt80,000 in compensation.

The office’s director Chukiat Wisessena said yesterday that the investigation should be completed in seven days. Witnesses were interviewed at the school yesterday.

Student Somsak Khakratoke said Paitoon was angry because some students tried to stay out of the sun and kept standing despite his order for them to sit in rows.

“He then threw a cup at a group of students and since Naruedee was checking her cellphone at the time, she could not escape the object in time,” the student said. “It doesn’t look like the teacher intended to hurt anybody.”

He said Naruedee did not show any signs of serious injury initially because she continued participating in sports after the incident. “I am shocked to learn that the symptoms worsened later,” Somsak said.

Samak Waiyakhuntode, who is leading the investigation, has promised to look into the incident carefully.

Nipon Pakdeekaew, director of the Chokchaisamakkee School, described Paitoon as a good, hard-working teacher.

Investigator Captain Kan Singchaichai from Chok Chai Police Station said the two sides had already met three times – on August 18, September 2 and 12 – to negotiate. “I can’t disclose the details and will let both sides speak for themselves,” he said.

Kan added that Paitoon has not been charged yet. “Once we have solid evidence, we will charge him with physical assault,” he said.

Education Minister General Dapong Ratanasuwan said it is necessary for teachers to be emotionally stable and patient. “No teacher should use such means to control or punish students,” he said.

He added that school executives should keep an eye on teachers to ensure such incidents don’t happen.

The Pavena Hongsakul Foundation took Naruedee to Yunhee Hospital yesterday.

The hospital’s president Dr Supot Sumritvanitcha said that a preliminary examination showed that she had suffered nerve damage.

“But it will take further investigation to determine the extent of this damage. If it is serious, then it will be necessary to schedule surgery,” he said.

He said the hospital would have neurologists and ophthalmologists look into Naruedee’s case.

 

Disciplinary panel probes Premsak’s alleged assault

Published August 15, 2016 by SoClaimon

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http://www.nationmultimedia.com/national/Disciplinary-panel-probes-Premsaks-alleged-assault-30292744.html

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Premsak

Premsak

ANOTHER COMMITTEE has been set up to conduct a disciplinary investigation of Ban Phai Mayor Premsak Phiayura over the next 120 days, Khon Kaen Governor Khamthorn Tavorn-sathit said yesterday.

The move followed a fact-finding committee’s conclusion that there were grounds to accuse Premsak of detaining and ordering the partial stripping of a reporter, who was among five journalists who sought comments from Premsak regarding a personal controversy.

Premsak reportedly objected to their coverage of a “personal” matter.

The new committee of six members, chaired by a deputy governor, will proceed with a disciplinary action against the local executive according to an Interior Ministry regulation, Khamthorn said.

No duty suspension

The 120-day deadline could be extended by 30 days twice, he said, but added that Premsak would not be suspended from work because the issue did not relate to the municipality.

The panel will submit its findings to the Interior Minister, who will decide whether to dismiss Premsak if he is found guilty.

Premsak, a 51-year-old former Thai Rak Thai MP, has been at the centre of a controversy after pictures of him seated next to a Mathayom 5 schoolgirl in an alleged engagement or wedding ceremony were circulated via social media.

When the reporters asked him about the pictures late last month, Premsak allegedly had his subordinates pull down the trousers of Daily News reporter Korsit Kongchom and then take pictures.

In addition to the governor’s investigation, the incident led to a police complaint against Premsak for compelling a person by putting him in fear of injury to life or liberty and detaining a person, while Premsak filed a countersuit against the reporters for intruding on his office.

Ombudsman Office Secretary-General Rakkecha Saechai said his office’s investigation would wait for the Khon Kaen committee’s report, Premsak’s testimony and the police findings.

Boy ‘lured away by paedophile’ found after three years

Published August 15, 2016 by SoClaimon

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Wissanu (centre)

Wissanu (centre)

A ALLEGED PAEDOPHILE lured a game-addicted minor away from his family and sexually abused him throughout the past three years, according to an ongoing police investigation.

Police successfully located the boy, now aged 13, this week.

The victim still remembers his mother, who had been heartbroken over his years-long disappearance.

“When I see my son’s face again, I feel like I’m being reborn,” the mother said yesterday.

She lodged a complaint with police in late 2013 that her son had gone missing.

According to the mother, her son was addicted to playing games and often frequented the gaming zone of a superstore in the family’s neighbourhood, in Bangkok’s Rat Burana district.

“When he left home on December 2, 2013, he said he was heading off to school. But he never returned,” she recalled.

She said she decided to check the gaming zone where her son had spent much of his time, and was told that the boy had left the establishment with a man.

During the past three years, the boy was reportedly given Bt150 a day for food and playing games by his abductor.

“I sent him to a gaming cafe in the mornings and picked him up in the evenings,” Wissanu Sriworn, the self-confessed sexual offender, said.

Because the boy was addicted to games, it was easy to control him, he added.

Police were eventually able to locate the boy at a gaming cafe in Bangkok’s Thon Buri district.

The Metropolitan Police Bureau’s acting chief, Pol Lt-General Sanit Mahathavorn, said the suspect would be facing legal action, regardless of whether the boy agreed to stay with him or not.

“His actions constitute crimes, [including] taking away a son from his mother,” Sanit said.

The young victim, meanwhile, will be placed in an emotional-rehabilitation programme.

According to police, Wissanu was also wanted for a sexual assault against three young boys in Phitsanulok province. He allegedly committed that offence while being ordained as a monk in April 2010.

Four held for ‘gang-rape death’

Published August 15, 2016 by SoClaimon

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A 19-YEAR-OLD girl who died during an alleged gang rape in a Bangkok hotel on Wednesday might have been drugged and taken to the hotel against her will.

Four young men are in custody following the assault in the hotel in Soi Paholyothin 11. The four men reportedly confessed that they invited the girl to a party in the hotel and admit having sex with her after they got drunk but they deny killing her.

Police say CCTV footage of the area suggested that the girl was in a helpless condition, possibly due to drugs or alcohol, when the men took her into the hotel room.

Metropolitan Police Division 2 chief Pol Maj-General Charoen Srisasalak said footage showed the group met the girl elsewhere and that she was carried by the accused to the hotel room.

Suspect Khanakorn Thong-aim, 19, surrendered to police at the scene on August 3. Other suspects, Khongkrapan Sangmeenoi, 21, Khettawan Wiwatthananon, 21, and Tha-watchai Buppamatanang, 28, were detained the same day.

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Police suspect the group carried out the offence without the victim’s consent, as she only knew Khanakorn through Facebook, Charoen said.

A pill was found under the girl’s tongue, he said. It may have been a sexual stimulant. The medical examiner has said the girl’s death resulted from heart failure. An autopsy result was still pending.

The accused men were initially charged with raping a defenceless woman and gang-raping her to death.

The four were sent to apply for a court order for detention yesterday. Police objected their release on bail.

 

‘Facial surgery may have helped Japanese suspect avoid arrest here’

Published August 14, 2016 by SoClaimon

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National police chief Chakthip Chaijinda presents pictures and the passport of Yasuo Tsubaki, seated, a Japanese man accused of |conspiring in a stock fraud, during a press conference yesterday at the Immigration Bureau in Bangkok.

National police chief Chakthip Chaijinda presents pictures and the passport of Yasuo Tsubaki, seated, a Japanese man accused of |conspiring in a stock fraud, during a press conference yesterday at the Immigration Bureau in Bangkok.

A FUGITIVE Japanese lawyer accused of involvement in a stock-market fraud that caused 12 billion yen (Bt4 billion) in damages reportedly underwent facial surgery to conceal his true identity – and lay low in Thailand for nearly a decade, police say.

To tackle the problem of transnational fugitives hiding in Thailand, Immigration Police say they will install biometric devices in six to eight months to conduct facial and fingerprint recognition scans.

Yasuo Tsubaki, 62, wanted by the Saitama District Court since 2007, was apprehended at the Government Complex in Chaeng Wattana on Wednesday while trying to renew a visa, Immigration Police chief Pol Lt-General Natthorn Phrosunthorn told a press conference yesterday.

The arrest was made after authorities from Japan alerted Thai police last week to locate the man, he said.

Tsubaki, then a lawyer at OHT, a Japanese machinery company, allegedly conspired with two others to open 526 accounts through 41 other securities companies between 2001 and 2005 to buy scores of OHT shares.

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They allegedly speculated and helped lift the stock price from 200,000 yen per share to between 1.2 million and 1.5 million yen before selling all the shares. This caused damages of 12 billion yen. Japanese media called it the country’s worst share-speculation case, Natthorn said.

After arrest warrants were issued in 2007, Tsubaki’s two accomplices were arrested, while he was living comfortably in Thailand.

He reportedly stayed in a Bt100,000-a-month condo in the Sukhumvit area before moving to a Bt30,000-a-month house in the Rama II area.

Natthorn said two years ago Tsubaki applied for a permanent visa and never changed his name, although he kept to himself and only used his real name when going to hospital or applying for a visa.

National police chief Pol General Chakthip Chaijinda said Tsubaki initially admitted to be the wanted person. Now police are investigating whether he had any Thai assistance, as someone opened a phone number and a bank account under a Thai name for him to use.

Chakthip said police revoked Tsubaki’s visa on grounds of his being a social threat and would deport him soon.

Natthorn said Tsubaki had denied undergoing plastic surgery and living with a Thai national. Chakthip took this opportunity to tell Immigration Police officers to screen people strictly as they enter or leave the country.

Citing Tsubaki’s alleged “Face Off” plastic surgery to avoid detection, he urged officers to make use of technology to check the identity of criminals.

Natthorn said his office had requested a budget to buy biometric devices to prevent fugitives’ lying low in Thailand or those with similar appearance applying for state-issued documents on their behalf.

He said the devices should be installed in six to eight months.

 

13 police officers under scrutiny over hi-so woman’s case

Published August 14, 2016 by SoClaimon

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http://www.nationmultimedia.com/national/13-police-officers-under-scrutiny-over-hi-so-woman-30290535.html

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Monta

Monta

A Metropolitan Police Bureau deputy chief yesterday revealed that a fact-finding panel is scrutinising 13 officers at Bangkok’s Prachacheun Police Station for allegedly violating police regulations when handling nine complaints filed against others by high-society woman Monta “Ying Kai” Yokratanakan.

Pol Maj-General Jaruwat Vaisaya said “the meeting had, so far, not drawn a conclusion, but it should be done by tomorrow so the police can announce this to the press by tomorrow afternoon”.

He also said that other than the case investigators, the 419th police regulation clearly stated that a supervisor (the superintendent or an assigned deputy superintendent) must check the case report.

He said this meant that up to 13 policemen were under scrutiny. He said that some police officers would be charged with violating the 419th police regulation for providing incomplete evidence and interrogation, and violating the criminal procedural law’s Article 131 for delaying the case.

In related news, Central Investigation Bureau commissioner Thitirat Nongharnphithak yesterday confirmed that the wealthy woman from Udon Thani, whose disappearance in 2003 was allegedly linked to Monta, was dead.

Police identified the wealthy woman as Chawiwan Tangviriya, from whom Monta sought to buy a 8-rai plot. It was reported that Chawiwan’s ex-husband Piti Tangviriyakul had also accompanied Monta to visit Chawiwan at the time.

Police investigation found that Chawiwan was admitted to a clinic in Sakhon Nakhon on November 26, 2003 for seven days before she succumbed to liver cancer on December 2. Her funeral was held Wat Sri Sawang before she was cremated on December 3.

After her death, the land was transferred to Piti and sold to another person for Bt8 million, Thitirat said.

It was also found that Monta was the person who notified the authorities about the death. Police are now checking to see if Monta had a stake in the sale of the land or not, he added.

Thitirat also said that Monta’s former chauffeur Sunthorn Khanhin – who was initially believed to have gone missing since 2012 and later found at a Pathum Thani temple before fleeing recently – has reportedly been spotted in the Northeast.

An informed source said Sunthorn had contacted police via a monk that he would come to testify on July 22.

Online push for death for rapists

Published July 22, 2016 by SoClaimon

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http://www.nationmultimedia.com/national/Online-push-for-death-for-rapists-30289896.html

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Chatri

Chatri

SEVERAL online campaigns have been launched to press for rapists to get the death penalty.

Under Thai law, people convicted of rape can only be punished with a jail term, but often these offenders commit the crime again after serving their term.

Chatri Ruamsoongnern, the prime suspect in the recent brutal murder of a 26-year-old teacher in Saraburi, had previously been convicted of raping the wife of a friend a few years ago. He has allegedly confessed to killing the teacher – but claimed he did not try to rape her – after she fought him off last week.

“We believe rapists should be sentenced to death because even if their victims survive, they become the living dead,” the founder of a Facebook page pushing for death for rapists in Thailand said.

It was difficult for rape victims to return to a normal life emotionally, he said, no matter what counselling they have undergone. He also cited the fact that Chatri had walked out of jail just 10 months ago and had just confessed to killing the young teacher.

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“Why should we let such convicts repeat their crimes? How many more victims will have to suffer such a fate?” he asked.

Thailand has not executed convicts for about seven years. The last executions were carried out in 2009 against convicted drug traffickers.

The country will be seen as having scrapped capital punishment in practice if it does not execute any convict for a decade.

At present, the great bulk of countries – about 140 – no longer implement the death penalty, either by law or in practice. Just 22 nations continue to end the lives of serious criminal offenders.

But by population size, more than 60 per cent of people in the world live in the countries where capital punishment is still carried out. Countries with large populations such as India, the United States and Indonesia, all endorse the death penalty.

Supporters of the capital punishment believe the death penalty is a deterrent and a sure way to prevent criminals from committing crimes again.

Opponents, however, argue that capital punishment is not a deterrent and express concern about the risk of innocent people being executed before vital details can emerge to clear people who face incriminating evidence.

On Monday night, police escorted Chatri to the teacher’s rented flat in Kaeng Khoi district in Saraburi to re-enact the crime after being forced to cancel a session earlier in the day due to the presence of angry people.

Chatri is currently under court-approved detention.

Meanwhile, police in Bang Na in Bangkok yesterday applied for an arrest warrant for Ekapon saw Teaw, 31, for allegedly raping a student in a public toilet late last month.

Records show that Ekapon already faces legal action for alleged possession of drugs and in 2013 he was accused of peeping at a woman on a toilet at a petrol station in Samut Prakan province.

Calls for death for rapists after brutal Saraburi murder

Published July 22, 2016 by SoClaimon

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PUBLIC CALLS for the death penalty against rapists are growing in the wake of the shocking murder of a young female teacher, who died at the hands of a former convict.

Chatri Ruamsoongnern, a 27-year-old cement factory worker, has confessed to slitting the throat of a 26-year-old teacher to steal her valuables in Saraburi province. He has denied attempting to rape her but evidence at the scene reportedly suggested otherwise.

Tests are ongoing to determine whether the teacher was sexually violated.

Chatri emerged as the prime suspect from the beginning of police inquiries because he and the victim were neighbours, and he had previously been convicted of raping the wife of a friend. He completed a jail term of one year and seven months last August.

“We are waiting for the results from forensic tests to get solid evidence related to this case,” Provincial Police Region 1 commissioner Pol Lt-General Chaiwat Getvorachai said yesterday.

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At present, Chatri is charged only with premeditated murder.

The teacher had rented a room inside a fenced estate where 10 rooms are available and many tenants are colleagues teaching at the same school. Chatri moved in about six months ago as the live-in boyfriend of a transgender woman.

The grieving family of the victim yesterday demanded that harshest penalty be meted out against the culprit. “Don’t give him any chance to harm others again. Please enforce the laws harshly,” the mother said.

Her husband also felt the same way. “I don’t intend to see laws kill a person. But if we let such a bad guy go free, he will kill again,” the victim’s father said.

Many social-media users joined their call, saying all rapists should be punished with death.

The sentiment echoed opinions expressed by many two years ago when a State Rail worker admitted to raping and killing a 13-year-old girl during an overnight ride with her family.

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha, who also heads the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), was cool on the emotional response to the crime, noting that there was a global trend for capital punishment to be scrapped. “Let’s look at the world around us. Many countries have already abolished the death penalty,” he said, in response to the call.

Justice Ministry deputy permanent secretary Tawatchai Thaikyo expressed similar sentiments via Facebook, cautioning against any move to push for the death penalty for all rapists.

“We have to think as to whether the push will encourage rapists to kill all victims,” he said.

He also said some parents lodged complaints against boys who had been in love and had sex with their underage daughters. “Would it be better if we require all convicted rapists to undergo a rehabilitation programme and give them support to prevent them from committing such crimes again?” he said.

Kobkiat Kasivivat, another deputy permanent secretary for the Justice Ministry, said separately that due to a shortage of psychologists and social workers, such rehabilitation programmes are now only available in Bangkok. He said if Chatri is convicted of any criminal offence he will not be eligible for a royal pardon because he committed the crime within five years of his previous jail sentence.

At present, 3,406 men and 985 women are serving jail terms under final court rulings for sex offences.

Department of Juvenile Observation and Protection’s head Wisit Wisitsora-at said facilities under his agency had individual counsellors in place. “Only 2 per cent of the high-risk group have become repeated offenders,” he said.

 

Hardline red-shirt leader surrenders, faces murder charges

Published July 18, 2016 by SoClaimon

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http://www.nationmultimedia.com/politics/Hardline-red-shirt-leader-surrenders-faces-murder–30289988.html

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Kwanchai (2nd from left)

Kwanchai (2nd from left)

Kwanchai Sarakham, a hardline red-shirt leader from Udon Thani, on Wednesday turned himself in to authorities to serve two years in jail for conspiring to murder rival yellow shirts.

The Supreme Court last week found him guilty in absentia of attempted murder and physical assault.

Also known as Kwanchai Praipanna, he was president of the Khon Rak Udon Club, a red-shirt group in the northeastern province.

He was accused of attempted murder and assault by seven yellow shirts in attacking a rally in Nongprajak Park in 2008 that had left many people seriously injured.

Both the Criminal and Appeals Courts found Kwanchai guilty and sentenced him to two years and eight months in jail and fined him Bt350,000 plus statutory interest before the Supreme Court commuted the prison term to two years.

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