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#11 Coss

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 00:53

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Horror in paradise - tourist digs up corpse on holiday beach in Koh Samui

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Thai news media reported that a foreign tourist out sunbathing on popular Lamai beach in Samui found the corpse of a woman buried in the sand.

And it looks like murder.

The tourist noticed a bad smell coming from the sand and on further inspection saw some clothing sticking out.

A little dig revealed the grisly secret  - the body of a woman as yet unidentified.

Police said it had been there for about three days and was bloated and decomposing. They could not say yet whether it was a foreigner or a Thai woman.

Results of an autopsy are as yet unavailable after the find yesterday, reported Daily News.

But police are saying that it looks like a murder enquiry.


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How far is Koh Samui from Koh Tao,(about 60 Km) and is it feasible to bury people there to draw the heat away from Koh Tao? ( If it were me, it'd be worth the boat trip, ~2 hrs in a speedboat in calm seas)
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Posted 04 July 2017 - 21:03

The following is an excerpt from an article Here  highlights and comments are mine.

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An unexplained fire that evening burned down three bamboo huts on Koh Tao - including the one Dellamagne had been staying in.

Dellamagne fled 2.5km through the jungle to Tanote Bay and took a room at the Poseidon Resort where she booked another ticket for Bangkok leaving on April 24. How do they know she fled? could she have been taken?

Eight days later locals living near the island's idyllic Tanote Bay found Dellamagne's body after becoming suspicious of a monitor lizard going back and forth into the jungle.

They followed the animal and discovered that it had been feeding on Dellamagne's remains, which were found among rocks behind the Tanote Family Bay Resort.

The backpacker had to be identified using dental records and previous X-rays.

Police told van Egten that her daughter had taken her own life by hanging herself from a tree about three days before she was found.

But no suicide note or message were recovered and van Egten is desperate for information surrounding the mysterious death.

Dellamagne's bags appear to have been loaded onto the ferry she was due to take, and arrived at Chumphon province where she should have caught a bus to the capital.

Van Egten says police told her that Dellamagne had been wrapped in old T-shirts or cotton shawls and an empty fuel bottle was found next to her. A known trait of arsonists - make sure there's evidence that connects you to the crime... (not)

More at the link noted above.
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Posted 04 July 2017 - 21:24

Excerpts from another article Here

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Police probe of Belgian’s death on Koh Tao finds guru left Thailand

Surat Thani police have visited a house on Phangan Island off Surat Thani province where Sathya Sai Baba guru Raaman Andreas reportedly stayed. The visit comes after police last week reopened the investigation into the death of a Belgian tourist on Koh Tao in April.

However, two foreigners at the house informed police that Andreas had left Thailand for India about two months ago and would be travelling to Sri Lanka.

They said they did not have any information about when Andreas would return to Thailand, a police source said, adding police would check with immigration officials to learn about his entrance and departure dates.

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When the body was found in April, her relatives did not express any doubts about the police’s conclusion, the spokesman said, adding that she had reportedly attempted suicide previously.

He did not identify the relatives but earlier reports indicated that Dallemange’s parents came to Thailand to identify the body.

He also denied earlier reports the body had been partly devoured by animals before it was found.

Police are waiting for information from Noppawong Police Station officers regarding reports that Dallemange had previously tried to run in front of a moving train in Noppawong district in Bangkok. Information is being sought from Somdet Chaopraya Institute of Psychiatry where she was sent after train police and bystanders reportedly stopped her from committing suicide.

Police wanted to know who picked her up when she was discharged from the Institute, the same source said, adding they would also trace Dallemange’s movements on Koh Tao before her death.
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Posted 06 July 2017 - 19:50

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 22:24

Authorities fire back over Koh Tao ‘Death Island’ label

IN A BID to clear the name of Koh Tao, dubbed “Death Island” where some foreigners have died and gone missing, Surat Thani authorities yesterday held a press briefing to detail all the deaths and cases of missing people there, saying most of the cases were not crime related and were solved.

The briefing took place as the Koh Tao district chief filed criminal charges against a local news website, samuitimes, for allegedly giving the popular beach destination that name.

Attending the press briefing were Pol Lt-General Thanet Pin-ngammuang, the assistant national police chief overseeing the region; Surat Thani Governor Uanchai Intanak; and Surat Thani police chief Pol Maj-General Apichart Boonsrirote. Thirawat Pitpayan from the Belgium Embassy in Bangkok was also present.

Surat Thani police chief Apichart said investigation into all the deaths – Briton Nick Pearson, 25 (January 1, 2014), French Dimitri Povese, 24 (January 1, 2015), British Christina Annesley, 23 (January 21, 2015), British Luke Miller, 26 (January 9) – were already concluded as not being related to crime and their families had agreed with the conclusion.

The case of Russian Valentina Novozhyonova, 24, who went missing in February this year on the island, is still open because her body was not found, while the death of Elise Dallemagne, 30, a Belgian, has been reopened despite the autopsy concluding that she had committed suicide.

Only the deaths of David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23, on September 15, 2014, were crimes and the killers were sentenced to death by the First and Appeals courts.

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Speaking at the same briefing, Surat Thani Governor Uanchai said that tourists and people could be confident of safety on the island as all the local authorities have made their best efforts to take care of people and tourists.

The governor said he had already instructed the district chief to file criminal charges against the local online news outlet Samui Times, after it ran an article last month that questioned the police account of Dallemagne’s death and referred to Koh Tao as “Death Island”.

AFP reported that the island authorities are now suing the online news site for violating the Computer Crime Act, which outlaws uploading false information online. Koh Tao Mayor Chaiyan Thurasakul said the website is accused of “damaging Koh Tao’s reputation by calling it Death Island”.

The charges were filed on Thursday by local district chief Krikkrai Songtanee, who said the report had caused “panic” in tourists and many had cancelled their bookings”.

Samui Times, which said it had yet to be contacted about the charges, defended its reporting in an online post. “The Samui Times believes that it is in the best interests of any visitor to the island to be aware of the numerous tourist deaths and the fact that many families of those who died on the island are not satisfied with police investigations,” it said.

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 22:28

So the main idea behind the Koh Tao authorities actions, is that 8 deaths in 3 years is quite normal as only a couple were attributed to "Crime". And anyway, Thai people good, Burmese people Bad.

Now don't say anything bad about me, or I'll sue you, I can feel my money stream drying up already.
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Posted 10 July 2017 - 02:12

Hi,

Thailand libel laws are completely fucked up. Even writing something like 'I thought the food as restaurant xxx was crap' can get you sued. Anything negative - even if true! - can be grounds for a libel suit.

To file criminal charges against a news outlet for name calling is utterly pathetic and over the top. And of course, as mentioned, will only increased the exposure of the comment.

All of this fits perfectly with the Thai mentality of covering things up though. Rather than addressing the problem they instead try to shut down the messenger. Anyone remember the report on the cracks in Suvarnabhumi's runway?

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 20:24

There is an interesting anecdote in Stickman's column this week.

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 02:37

View Postkhunsanuk, on 10 July 2017 - 02:12, said:

Hi,

Thailand libel laws are completely fucked up. Even writing something like 'I thought the food as restaurant xxx was crap' can get you sued. Anything negative - even if true! - can be grounds for a libel suit.

To file criminal charges against a news outlet for name calling is utterly pathetic and over the top. And of course, as mentioned, will only increased the exposure of the comment.

All of this fits perfectly with the Thai mentality of covering things up though. Rather than addressing the problem they instead try to shut down the messenger. Anyone remember the report on the cracks in Suvarnabhumi's runway?

Sanuk!

I thought, and here I maybe totally wide of the mark, but I thought a case of defamation hinges only on whether the defendant  actually said what is claimed irrespective of it's correctness. I'll wait for the more legally astute though to rule on the matter :biggrin:
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Posted 11 July 2017 - 03:04

John Peter Zenger (October 26, 1697 – July 28, 1746) was a German American printer and journalist in New York City. Zenger published The New York Weekly Journal. He was accused of libel in 1734 by the governor of New York, but the jury acquitted Zenger, who became a symbol for freedom of the press.


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Zenger was acquitted because he had stated the truth. Of course, Thailand hasn't caught up to the 18th century yet.
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