Thailand & Pattaya News, from Fabulous 103fm (4 May 2022)

Pattaya News today (4 May 2022)

Thailand & Pattaya News, from Fabulous 103fm (4 May 2022)

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A Canadian gangster, listed as 2nd on Canada’s most wanted list and accused of a mafia style revenge murde r here in Thailand has passed away in a plane crash. Gene Karl Lahrkamp was on the run from authorities after fleeing Thailand along with his ki||ing partner Matthew Dupre, both having international warrants issued by Thai authorities after ki||ing an Indian, ex-Canadian resident on Phuket as he alighted from his car at a condo building months back. The Indian had previously  been expelled from Canada, and listed as living back in his home country, and the underworld killing was linked to previous dealings and threats. With Dupre already in police custody and extradition proceedings underway, Lahrkamp had moved from location to location in an effort to avoid detection BUT it’s now been confirmed that he died April 30th in a crash involving a small plane in Ontario, along with three others on board. With both men having military experience, a reward was offered for information leading to his arrest. The Piper Cherokee plane wreckage is to be inspected by forensics teams to establish the cause of the crash.

Thailand news: gene Karl Lahrkamp dead

Thai authorities are to revise an aging system of criminal record management that sees anyone accused of a crime, registered as having a criminal record even before court hearings and records only removed, if released or found not guilty IF the accused files to have them removed. Currently a large number of people acquitted by courts have issues when applying for police clearance certificates, and that’s been blamed on a system that is NOT linked to court records or updates. The new program will remove listings of all who are acquitted automatically and avoid potential problems with employment and more.

Police in Chiang Mai have charged the former deputy leader of Thailand’s democrat party with indecency following claims made there that acted untoward with a local lady who has filed a complaint.  Numerous complaints have come forward following initial claims, by a few, of abuse that led to his resignation.

A full investigation is to be carried out into the fire at a Jomtien hotel, where no fire system appeared to be in working order. Complaints are expected to be levelled at the hotel after staff woke residents to get them to leave the building which, only a few decades ago, was the scene of a major disaster. Both fires began in kitchen areas, this time no one was reported injured.

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The busy weekend in the city has seen a return to pre-covid levels of policing visible in tourist areas and designed to assure safety. With officers previously shying away from crowds, as covid took its toll, now , we are told, active and on the beat policing returns fully. Walking street over the three day holiday was in full flow and with former bars and clubs, now licenced as eateries, legally open now until midnight, things are certainly on the up for what was, and will again be fun city.

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