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Extracts from my book. “A Thailand diary”

02/04/2014

Matt.Owens.Rees; Thailand Writer

Extracts from A Thailand Diary

9 January

Murder most foul.

Our soi (lane) is single track, so we could not get the car out when the police vehicle parked outside our neighbour’s house. And you don’t ask armed police officers, anywhere in the world, to move their car for you. They park where they want to park.

A crowd had started to gather outside the house. The locals wanted to know what was going on, and they were waiting around to gather whatever snippets of information or gossip were available.

Ratchanee told me that one of the brothers in the house was dead. There had been some heavy drinking the night before and the men’s mother had heard some shouting downstairs. She had thought nothing of it. In the morning, the mother found her son lying in a pool of blood.

The police were now investigating a murder. They will…

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