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Phuket Police must stamp out abuse of tourists, says Chinese envoy

PHUKET: China’s Haad-Yai-based Vice Consul, Qin Jian, has urged police to crack down hard on sexual attacks on tourists, following yesterday’s alleged molestation of a 19-year-old Chinese tourist by a “black taxi” driver who picked her up from the airport.

Saturday 18 May 2013, 11:38PM


Mr Qin told The Phuket News, “I have received a report from the Thai police though I have not been able to read all the details yet.

He said he could not comment on this particular case. “I have spoken with the victim already, but I will wait for the results of the police investigation.

However, he added, “I have noticed that in the past couple of years there have been many cases [of this sort] in which tourists have been victims – not just Chinese – and the incidents seem to be increasing.

“I would like to ask for the help of the police to suppress and reduce such crimes.”

Police told The Phuket News this evening that the taxi driver involved in the alleged molesting of the tourist has denied all charges. They said he will be held in police custody until Monday (May 20), when he will appear in court.

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