Phuket Opinion: Guns and gangs not child’s play

 Phuket Opinion: Guns and gangs not child’s play

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PHUKET: Just hours before this editorial was written, friends of slain Phuket teenager Surachai (‘Neung’) Takuasook were burning his remains in the furnace of the crematorium in Baan Don village.

The shiny white coffin used to house Surachai’s body until it was pushed into the fiery chamber read “Surachai Takuasook – age 17”, although Surachai was just 13 when his young life ended.

The age given on the the casket reflects the family’s belief that it would somehow help the spirit of Surachai enjoy a longer life span during his next reincarnation.

While just one in a seemingly endless line of senseless killings that have been reported in the Gazette in recent years, Surachai’s murder stands out in a number of ways.

The Phuket Gazette


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