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The Phuketwan photo used in the ''wanted'' poster for Lee Aldhouse

Phuket Knife Murder: Extradition 'Going to Plan'

Monday, October 4, 2010
THE extradition of British kickboxer Lee Aldhouse is proceeding as well as can be expected, Phuket Police Commander Major General Pekad Tantipong said today.

British Ambassador Quinton Quayle met with Major General Pekad on a visit to Phuket last week, Phuketwan was told today.

Mr Aldhouse, accused of knifing to death former US Marine DaShawn Longfellow on Phuket in August, was still being held in custody in Britain, Ambassador Quayle told a media conference on Monday last week.

Mr Aldhouse and Mr Longfellow were both long-term tourists on Phuket. Today Major General Pekad said that all the evidence in the case had been collated and sent to the international prosecutor in Bangkok.

''The process now has to be continued by the prosecutor and the Foreign Ministry,'' Major General Pekad said.

''The ambassador confirmed that Britain would be prepared to send him back to Thailand once the process is complete.''

While confident of a positive outcome, giving a time for the extradition was not possible, Major General Pekad said. He noted the lengthy case in which Thailand sought the extradition of Rakesh Saxena from Canada.

Mr Saxena is awaiting trial on fraud charges in Bangkok, having been extradited to Thailand from Canada in 2009, based on a fraud case dating back about 10 years.

Wikipedia reports: ''Among his interests were mines in Sierra Leone, companies in Australia, Belize, Canada, Cayman Islands, Russia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Israel, Cyprus and Virgin Islands, and a number of Swiss bank accounts.''

The report continues: ''On October 29, 2009 the Supreme Court of Canada denied Saxena's hearing request regarding a lower-court decision upholding his extradition. The Supreme Court gave no reason for its decision. Later that day, Saxena was turned over to Thai authorities and left Canada for Thailand.''

The Government of Thailand accused Mr Saxena of embezzling $88 million from the Bangkok Bank of Commerce. ''The collapse of the BBC was one of the first dominoes in a financial crisis that spread across Asia, shaking the world economy in 1997,'' Wikipedia says.

Born in India, Mr Saxena married a Thai. Wikipedia says that alleged victims came from many countries ''including Australia, Britain, South Africa.''
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The sooner Thailand has Aldhouse in its custody, the sooner the truth be told. I have an exwife who barks louder than powers that be here, and (as it appears) overseas.

Posted by peter rawai on October 4, 2010 20:09

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Peter, can you elaborate on your comment? What truth be told?

Posted by Bob Jenkins on October 5, 2010 09:28

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I, like many, would like to know what happened that evening. If Aldhouse is guilty of murder, no one will know for sure if he is sitting in a British jail. That's all.

Posted by peter rawai on October 5, 2010 18:29


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