Thailand & Pattaya News, from Fabulous 103fm (9 June 2022)
It’s all over for former Nakhon Sawan top cop nicknamed Joe Ferrari for his penchant for extremely expensive properties and vehicles, as he along with 5 of his subordinates were sentenced to death yeasterday after being found guilty of the torture and killing of a drug suspect in their police station, which was caught on camera and spread on social media. Having confessed and plead guilty, their sentence was reduced from death, to life behind bars where, it’s unlikely they will be popular with other inmates. Together the gang of 6 uniformed cops put two plastic bags over the head of the arrestee in an attempt, they say, to extract information from him last August. Thitisan, Ferrari’s real name, and his cohorts previously denied that they were trying to extort money from the suspect, all 6 had been held in bangkoks less than luxurious Klong Prem jail and they received their sentences via video link, along with a 7th policeman sentenced to 5 yrs and 4 months for coercion in the same incident.
Thailand has appointed its first FEMALE Attorney general. The break in tradition sees K. Naree Tantasathien replace her predecessor who will retire this year. Her appointment, due to be rubber stamped by the senate. In her career she has managed high profile cases, such as contracts for energy, commercial development and investment contracts and was a key player in the management of contracts that saw Thailand receive covid treatments from abroad, ahead of many neighbouring countries.
Thai jails are set to open their doors to some 3000 prisoners, allowing them back into the community after an amnesty was issued for all involved in Cannabis and hemp cases. Current cases not yet heard by courts are to be dropped too, as Thailand now approves the growth of weed, albeit with low THC content. A further 1000 jailbirds will remain behind bars as, in their cases, they were found guilty of other offences outside of marajuana dealing or growing. Assets seized during raids will be in many cases returned to the newly freed, and a committee is to be set up to oversee new policies regarding marijuana starting from today.
Three non-Thai’s were officially arrested on Phuket, charged with reckless behaviour leading to death, as they remain uncooperative witnesses to the death of a russian woman who fell from a condo, where all had been partying. A Russian, a jordanian and and an American were all being held as of last night in police custody.
Meanwhile at home and in Sri racha a father has reported his 12 year old daughter’s teacher to police, and pressed charges that SHE forced all the children in her clase to do 60 squat jumps, an exercise best suited to military recruits and not pre teen children. The daughter? She was discharged from medical care after 6 days of treatment. The teacher? Well it’s claimed that she gave the punishment after an unkown pupil spilt ink on the teachers desk.. for fun, perhaps not knowing that the entire episode was somehow caught on camera and of course.. hit social media.
With the imminent return to normal here in the city, the multiple HALF finished roadworks around the region are causing concern for many. Walking Street was highlighted this week by local business people who showed the media the continued and, in some cases appearingly forgotten roadwork in the pedestrian precinct. In other areas, major roads are in many cases seeing congestion to an unbelievable degree, such as the Sukhumvit towards Bang saray and the Chak nok lake are where the whole of some 3km is dug up and now traffic is diverted to dirt roads through rural areas over an extra 3km as drainage is installed.. to a crossing that had only been redesigned and dug up just a few years back, albeit with no drainage at all installed at the time, leading to inevitable flooding.
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