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Canadian found dead in Thai cell wanted for running ‘dark web’ market

A26-year-old Canadian found dead in his Thai police cell this week was wanted in the US for allegedly running a massive“dark web” marketplace for drugs and other contraband, a police source told AFP news agency on Saturday. Thai police arrested Alexandre Cazes in Bangkok on July 5 and had planned to extradite him to the US, where he faced drug trafficking and money laundering charges. But the computer programmer hanged himself with a towel in his detention cell a week later on July 12, according to Thai anti-narcotics police, whoRead More

PIE work site accident: Investigation will focus on design, construction process, says MOM

SINGAPORE: The design and construction process of an uncompleted viaduct near the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) will be the focus of an investigation into why it collapsed in the early hours of Friday (Jul 14). One worker was killed and 10 others injured after the structure on which they were standing collapsed. “MOM officers from the Occupational Safety and Health Inspectorate have been onsite since this morning to conduct a thorough investigation which will focus on the design and construction process of the flyover,” Minister of State for Manpower Sam Tan said inRead More

Inquiry: Woman killed by bus after missing component caused brakes to fail

Vehicle was missing a component; coroner calls death a ‘tragic traffic misadventure’ When he realised that the brakes on his vehicle had failed, a private bus driver mounted a kerb to avoid a crash with the stationary cars in his path. But he hit a woman cycling home from work on the footway along Pioneer Road North. An inquiry on Friday into the death of Madam Wong Lai Cheng, 48, on Jan 12 found that the brake failure on the bus, driven by Indian national Kannan Murugavel, was due toRead More

Motorcyclist dies in accident involving truck in Pasir Panjang

SINGAPORE: A motorcyclist died on early Monday morning (May 22) following an accident involving a tipper truck in Pasir Panjang, according to police. The police said they were alerted to the incident, which occurred along Harbour Drive towards Pasir Panjang Drive, at about 5.45am on Monday. The motorcyclist was a 30-year-old man, and he was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Police investigations are ongoing.   Link to this post!

Chinese tourist dies after photo attempt

KRABI: A Chinese tourist drowned on Tuesday after attempting to take underwater photos at a national park in Krabi. At about 4pm, Jampen Pormpakdee, chief of the Koh Hong protection zone at Than Bok Khorani National Park, and lifeguards recovered 31-year-old Wang Xitiang, administered CPR, and transferred her to Krabi Hospital. “I heard shouts for help and found Ms Xitiang barely conscious in two meters of water,” Lifeguard Supakit Prompakdee told the Phuket Gazette. Ms Xitiang’s partner, who remains nameless, told Mr Jampen that she had gone under water toRead More

Singapore : Body found while looking for Pokemon

SINGAPORE: While out hunting Pokemon at Woodlands Waterfront Park on Sunday, netizen Azmi Suarez got more than he bargained for when he came across the body of a dead woman. Azmi posted photos of his grisly find near the park’s jetty on Facebook, which showed the body floating face-down in the water. A crowd of curious onlookers was also seen on the jetty. “Early morning finding Pokemon. Suddenly find dead body. Rest in peace whoever you are. Seems like an old lady. Don’t think it is due to Pokemon Go,”Read More

Indonesia readies prison island for drug convict executions

JAKARTA -Indonesia has beefed up security at Nusa Kambangan prison island and closed it to visitors in a sign authorities are preparing to execute people convicted of drug crimes. The head of prisons in Central Java province said Tuesday that about 1,000 police have been sent to Cilacap, the town nearest the maximum security island, and that preparations on the island are complete. Indonesian officials have said 16 people will be executed this year, including citizens of Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Pakistan, though they have not confirmed any more details. SyedRead More