Tag Archives: Murder

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit orders crackdown on foreign mafia groups on Koh Phangan Island

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has instructed local authorities in Surat Thani to stamp out foreign mafia groups in Koh Phangan and Koh Samui, following a shooting attack at a bar last Tuesday on Koh Phangan. A Russian suspect, along … Continue reading

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Police arrest local mayor after gunfire shooting at Had Rin beach on Koh Phangan Island

A local mayor is facing attempted murder charges in connection with a shooting incident that appeared to have been triggered by a noise complaint on the full-moon party island of Koh Phangan. Police, armed with a court warrant, on Friday … Continue reading

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Thai man who shot dead British tourist Stephen Ashton during New Years Eve Party on Koh Phangan jailed for 34 years

A 26-year-old Thai man who shot dead Briton Stephen Ashton during a Full Moon New Year’s Eve Party on the holiday island of Koh Phangan has been jailed for 34 years. Ekkapan Gaewkla who opened fire with a homemade gun … Continue reading

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Phangan villagers surround police station

A senior police officer on Koh Phangan in charge of a murder case was transferred on Saturday after a protest over foot-dragging in the investigation. Surasak Thipparat, deputy chief of the Phangan police station, was moved to the provincial police … Continue reading

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Koh Phangan’s Full Moon Parties Have Become a Trashy Disgrace

Thanks to Google Alert, Time.com and Charlie Campbell we found another article worth posting here on Koh Phangan Island News. Enjoy! “The skies were star-spangled and blue phosphorescence would spray like diamonds in the sea … the sand glowed silver … Continue reading

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Koh Phangan Paradise Island – Don’t go if you value your life!

A British man has told British newspaper The Sun how he almost died in a stabbing at the same spot where British tourist Stephen Ashton was shot dead on Koh Phangan on January 1. Backpacker Nathan Sharpe, 23, was speared … Continue reading

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Suratthani authorities discuss banning guns from Koh Phangan Paradise Island

Surat Thani authorities on Thursday held an urgent meeting to discuss the possibility of banning guns from Koh Phangan Island after a British man was caught in the crossfire between two groups of Thai men on New Year’s day. Stephen … Continue reading

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Thai killer suspect confesses killing of British tourist on Koh Phangan Island

The man suspected of killing Stephen Ashton allegedly confessed on Wednesday that he unintentionally shot the British tourist early in the morning of New Year’s day, police said. Royal Thai Police adviser Pol Gen Rachot Yensuang, who interrogated Ekkapan Kaewkla … Continue reading

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Is Thailand Safe? Tourist Killing At Koh Phangan NYE Celebration Reignites Concerns

The death of a young British tourist at a New Year’s celebration on the resort island of Koh Phangan Tuesday was the latest in a series of crimes against foreigners that have left many wondering if Thailand is squandering its … Continue reading

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Koh Phangan Shooting – Thai Killer May Face Light Sentence

The family of Stephen Ashton issued a statement today expressing their devastation at his death as an innocent bystander. And as they did so the Royal Thai Police announced that the alleged shooter would be charged with manslaughter and illegally … Continue reading

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