Tourist Murder Stuns Island
Last night's murder of an Australian tourist in the popular Kata beach area has created widespread concern over rising crime in Phuket.
Phuketwan reported that a group of 10 Perth travel agents who were inspecting the well-known Katathani resort were walking along the road in evening.
In a bag snatch went wrong the woman was allegedly slashed with a knife along her heart and later died.
There is little doubt this incident should prompt a more immediate action from local government on the issue of declining public safety.