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    Thai drunk hooligan wounds Brit in city

    Published on 19/09/2013

    » British tourist Mark Anthony Strickleton, 53, was attacked by a drunk on Walking Street when the two men accidently bumped into one another. The Brit suffered a serious neck wound. Police later arrested 27-year-old Montri Kanghan, who admitted that in his drunken state he overreacted to the bumping incident. He also splashed the remains of a drink in Strickleton’s face. Police said that the assailant had previously been arrested for public violence, calling him a hooligan when under the influence of alcohol.

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    Depressed man tries to kill friend

    Published on 03/09/2013

    » Police responded to reports from a Jomtien condominium complex that a man was bleeding profusely. Ake Phudradup, 48, said he had been attacked by Sanit Phromboon, 40, with a sharp-edged implement. Arrested shortly afterwards, Sanit said he was a drinking buddy of Ake for several years but he had recently heard a rumour that Ake had had sex with his wife. Ake denied the allegation. The injured man was taken to Banglamung Hospital for stitching whilst his attacker was remanded in custody on violence charges.

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    Imposters use fake warrant and violence

    Published on 03/09/2013

    » Wuttipong Boonma, owner of an internet cafe in Banglamung, was assaulted by men professing to be copyright agents. The unidentified men presented what looked like a fake warrant claimed to be from Pattaya court. When Wuttipong protested, the fraudsters broke his jaw and escaped with several computers. Police said they would question the owner further once he recovers from the attack, and that they would check the café’s CCTV.

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    Phuket manager arrested after ‘years of bullying and cheating’

    Published on 22/01/2013

    » PHUKET: The developer and manager of a condominium in Wichit has been arrested on a variety of charges after tenants complained about a reign of fear he conducted against them as he allegedly pocketed money that should have been used to pay bills or for repairs.

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    Russian hung by a shoestring

    Published on 02/02/2013

    » A 55-year-old Russian was found dead hanging by a shoestring.  Dongtan-based police responded to the Dragon Beach Resort when staff reported having found the guest dead in his bathroom. Alexandre Ivanov had died about three hours earlier after making a loop over the shower with a black boot lace. There were several empty bottles of alcohol on the room’s balcony and no sign of foul play. The Russian had checked into the hotel with his wife, but there had been constant arguments and violence leading the wife to check out. A cleaning lady, Urai Phaokang, added that she tried to gain entry to the room several times before realizing something was wrong. Security staff gained admittance and found the deceased.

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    Suu Kyi departs on landmark US visit

    AFP, Published on 16/09/2012

    » Democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi left Myanmar Sunday for a landmark trip to the United States, set to see her feted by the US president and quizzed on the progress of reforms.

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    Demand made for bus decency

    Published on 24/07/2012

    » PHUKET: A professor at the Phuket Vocational College has unwittingly become the figurehead for inter-provincial public bus decency after making a complaint over what she deemed as the screening of ‘inappropriate’ movies.

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    B23m community centre a rotting waste

    Published on 17/08/2012

    » PHUKET: The disastrous Asian Tsunami of December 26, 2004, that smashed into Phuket, killing at least 800 people and damaging structures all along the west coast of the island, was followed by an outburst of charitable activity from around the world.

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