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Singapore top prosecutor dies in alleged Phuket accident

Singapore top prosecutor dies in alleged Phuket accident

PHUKET: Singapore Deputy Public Prosecutor and Porsche Club Singapore Honorary Secretary Gnanasihamani Kannan died on Tuesday (June 14) in an accident believed to take place in Phuket.

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By The Phuket News

Sunday 19 June 2022, 05:11PM


Gnanasihamani Kannan. Photo from Mr Kannan’s personal Facebook page (Facebook.com/kannan.gnanasihamani)

Gnanasihamani Kannan. Photo from Mr Kannan’s personal Facebook page (Facebook.com/kannan.gnanasihamani)

The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) is deeply saddened by the passing of Mr Gnanasihamani Kannan, Senior Director and Senior State Counsel at AGC’s Crime Division. Mr Kannan passed away due to an accident on 14 June 2022 while on overseas leave. He was 52.” AGC said in a statement.

The Straits Times reports that Mr Kannan “is believed to have died while on holiday with his family in Phuket”. A spokesman for his family said that the relatives have asked for privacy to mourn. Mr Kannan is survived by his wife and two sons.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Kannan was a senior director of the crime division at AGC which he first joined in 1995. Mr Kannan had over 20 years of experience as a prosecutor. He also served for five years in the legal services department in the Ministry of Manpower of Singapore and as a Senior State Counsel.

Besides his official duties, Mr Kannan was Honorary Secretary of Porsche Club Singapore.

Phuket Police have not reported any road accidents or any other incidents resulting in foreigners dying in June. According to the Thai Road Safety Council, over 40 people have died in road accidents in Phuket so far this year, only few of the cases have been reported publicly.

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Kakka2 | 20 June 2022 - 14:52:44

anything could be possible in this island....

Kurt | 20 June 2022 - 10:53:18

Parachute accident at Patong beach? Really? is it possible that tourist officials overstep their line of duty in beach promoting by hiding accidents like this?

Nasa12 | 20 June 2022 - 09:53:09

Or this accident whit parachute in Patong  beach. 

JohnC | 20 June 2022 - 09:48:40

On Phuket an "accident" can be anything as diverse as falling on to his dinner knife and stabbing yourself to death. Doesn't have to be anything to do with the roads.

Fascinated | 19 June 2022 - 23:09:22

First an Indian in a targeted hit, now a Singaporean with no details- do we have another hub for Phuket? Something not right here- can anyone say 'adverse publicuty'?

GF | 19 June 2022 - 20:55:58

Isn’t this the man who drowned at Naiharn Beach as reported by TPN?

Kurt | 19 June 2022 - 20:03:31

Are waiting for the Phuket Officials to give clarity about the death of Honorable Mr Kannan on 14th June.

 

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