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September 15, 2014

10/10/2014

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นมสดต้องเข้าเรียนวิชา Accounting and Financial Management ทุกวันจันทร์ เวลา 8:40-11:00 เเละ 12:40-13:50
เเต่ทำไมนมสดเดินออกจาก หอพักพลอมร วันจันทร์ เวลา 9:16:40 ทำไมไม่ไปเรียน? ในบอกว่ามีสอบไง
Nomsod’s class started at 8:40am. How come Nomsom left his dormitory at 9:16am? No backpack and no books? This guy must have a Photographic Memory but his GPA is 2.01.

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Nomsod’s lawyer said this picture was taken at Bangkok University. However, this picture was captured from Pon Amon Dormitory next to Bangkok University. Therefore, we must request an original file from the owner of this apartment.

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Expressing deep concern at this stage with the ongoing public announcements by individuals gaining access to the accused on guilty or innocent status of 2 Koh Tao murder case accused migrants. Voluntary and consensual confidential Thai lawyer and Myanmar accused client relationship now crucial to ensuring the accused can access a fair trial in this publicly debated case. In most normal cases (of which now this clearly is not), trained criminal lawyers would now surely be advising their clients to stay silent. Public suspicion will go on but lawyers need space to work. Guilt/innocence in Koh Tao case will crucially be decided eventually by the courts based on all facts and testimony presented to them and not by police, prosecutors or the general public. Capable and skilled lawyers must now crucially be given time and space to focus on confidential case defense preparation with the accused, having competent and reliable translation assistance at all times, if the accused are to be assured a fair trial. The accused must crucially be supported to make consensual and informed decisions about their lawyers, defence strategy and the nature of public statements made on their case as much as is possible.

https://democracyforburma.wordpress.com/2014/10/09/thailand-andy-hall-deep-concern-koh-tao-murder-case/

Khunying Pornthip said : This case lack of reliability from people because there were no simulation and the police didn’t act right according to the forensic process. The forensic process needs 3 sections, 1st section is officers who responsible for questioning,and making report about the case, 2nd section is officers who collect witnesses and evidences,3rd section is the officers who examine witnesses and evidences. So this murder of 2 Britons on Koh Tao needed to have knowledge and used forensic experts only. READ ALL

https://democracyforburma.wordpress.com/2014/10/09/khunying-pornthip-koh-tao-forensic-work-needs-to-separate-with-police-authority/

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WHATS ABOUT HIM ?
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Dear Media around the world.
Please ask Mr. Somyod the following Questions:
1. Why did he pick a “Rohingya” muslims translator for Rakhine suspects?
2. Why did the police pick a Roti Street Vendor as an official translator translator? Was he trying to save some Thai tax payers’ money?

suspects. 15779_711184465625948_5330134901944723707_n David is huge. He is about 190 cm tall. How could it be possible that 2 tiny Burmese could punch him in face, temple and back of his head. Photo Credit: Dave Miller 1979315_709118415832553_4540763305075267401_o คำถาม มีกล้องวงจรปิดไม่ต่ำกว่า 300 ตัว ทำไมไม่มีการตรวจกล้องจากกล้องของร้าน AC BAR ว่า Hannah เเละ David เดินออกจาร้านตอนกี่โมง ? The question has no less than 300 CCTV cameras, why not check out the store’s surveillance camera, AC BAR that Hannah and David walked away from the restaurant, what now? 10659314_710308542380207_3527289995121542468_n The DJ from AC bar was talking about one white guy who has blood all over his body but his wound was so tiny. I assume that white guy was Sean. I am wondering why Sean never investigate and detain about Sean. Why don’t they check the DNA on his guitar or his other belongings? 10403885_710225625721832_8305839179791535090_o 10593089_593756614063662_296433493047568326_n 2/10/2014 Three Myanmar construction workers were arrested by the police, one of them has confessed to the murder of the two British tourists. Pol Gen Jakthip Chichinda, deputy commissioner of the Royal Thai Police who was just appointed to head the investigation team, said one construction worker has confessed to the murder of the British tourists, David Miller and Ms Hannahb Witheridge, 23. 15781_785174798171886_11028230926112062_n But he said the police have yet to send DNA samples from the three Myanmar suspects for testing in Bangkok which will take a few days to confirm if their DNA samples match the DNA collected from the body of the tourist, Ms Hannah. Pol Gen Jakthip did not elaborate if the two others have confessed or have connection on which part of the crime. But earlier the police team found them appearing in surveillance cameras near the scene and almost at the time when the murder took place. Commissioner of the Royal Thai Police Pol Gen Somyos Phumphanmuang will fly to Koh Tao tomorrow to question the three suspects by himself. BURMESE CATCHED SURAT THANI, Sept 26 — After 12 days of investigation of the murders of two British tourists on a small island in southern Thailand, police on Friday continued collecting evidence related to the murders and simultaneously increased the reward to Bt700,000 baht to any person who could provide any clue leading to the arrest of the murderers. Meanwhile, soldiers from the Vibhavadi Rangsit Army Camp are scheduled to help regulate migrant workers on Ko Tao, the island in the Gulf of Thailand and off the coast of the southern province of Surat Thani, where the bodies of the two British tourists were found on the beach early on September 15. The two victims were identified as David William Miller, 24, and Hannah Victoria Witheridge, 23. Pol Maj Gen Suwat Chaengyodsuk, commander of Metropolitan Police Bureau heading the police investigation, joined with Region 8 Provincial Police to collect more evidence in a bid to resolve the case by collecting DNA from suspicious Thais and migrant workers on the island. There are more than 4,000 migrant workers, mostly from Myanmar, staying on the island but officials said more than 1,000 have not yet registered with the authorities. Some violated the order and left Ko Tao last night. Because of the loose regulation, soldiers from Vibhavadi Rangsit Army Camp would assist in setting regulations for the migrant workers staying on the island. Police also suspect migrant workers as being involved in the murders. (MCOT ) 14117170429861-640x390x1 24/9/ The investigation into the murder of two British tourists in Koh Tao sees a new twist after the police questioned two prime suspects they earlier said have enough evidence to prove their connection. Police interrogated Woraphan Toovichien, 49, a village headman and owner of AC Bar which is located near the murder scene, and his brother, Montriwat Toovichien, owner of In Touch resort and caretaker of AC Bar. Both gave good cooperation to the police and they denied they had any connection. DNA samples of the two brothers were collecting for testing and were later proved to not match with DNA collected from the scene and the victim’s body. Both were later freed. Revealed: Scot who fled Thai gangsters over link to murder of backpackers has child porn conviction  http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/revealed-scot-who-fled-thai-4306609 10648675_4675007009014_1719424727425961888_o 23.9.2014 The police have arrested a suspect in the murder of two British tourists in Koh Tao and are still hunting for a second suspect who has escaped into Bangkok. Eighth Region Police Command commissioner Pol Lt-Gen Panya Mamen identified the first suspect as Mon. 10653290_640292116084262_8406407624718255487_n10606334_640292146084259_187476825760438117_n 10334398_10152730966329017_4384969382389673914_n He is the brother of a village headman in Koh Tao. He was arrested after evidence which police collected were examined and proved he was involved, he said. He also said another suspect is also a son of that village headman. But he has already to Bangkok. He said both suspects were captured by CCTV cameras and the police have gathered enough evidence to implicate them in the murders. He said the southern police were coordinating with the metropolitan police to hunt him down, and expected to apprehend him today. he southern police chief also assured the public that there was no arrest of scapegoats in this murder case as it now is a focal attention of the world. He also dismissed any suggestion of local mafias or influential people that could twist the investigation with promise that local influence would pose no obstacle to the police investigation. Instead the police will eliminate all these mafias, he said. Meanwhile a police source said the police are also looking into the cooperation of those who helped to arrange the suspect to escape. They also will be arrested. SURAT THANI, Sept 22 — Police detained two friends of a drug-abusing speedboat attendant as they were suspected of being involved in the murder of two British tourists on Ko Tao last Monday. Ko Samui police yesterday detained Lerpong Suksomboon, an attendant of a speedboat serving tourists between Ko Samui and Ko Tao. He was nabbed while hiding in Laem Kaki cave on Koh Samui. Last night police questioned the man but he remained under narcotic influences and denied involvement in the murder. However, police collected samples of his hair and fingernails for DNA tests at the Institute of Forensic Medicine of Police General Hospital. This morning police detained a friend of Mr Lerpong who was also under narcotic influences and another friend identified as Jom who is a long tail boat driver. Police learned that they had been on Ko Tao on the day of the murder. Government spokesman Yongyuth Mayalarp said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered full efforts for the investigation and intensified security measures to protect tourists. “On behalf of the government of Thailand, please have confidence in the work of all parties as police are quickly tracing culprits and making progress. Regarding concerns of British police about the investigation by Thai police, the Royal Thai Police Office will give information. I assure that authorities are working at their best,” Mr Yongyuth said. (MCOT) 1497771_639742389472568_3775295622761563646_n Royal Thai Police commissioner revealed Saturday that latest DNA examination has now confirmed Asian suspects responsible for the rape and murder of the English tourist in Koh Tao. The latest discovery has now enabled the police to narrow their investigation to focus on specific groups, migrant workers and local Thai people. Pol Gen Somyot also said the Royal Thai Police has now suspended its earlier plan to seek help from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) after forensic doctors could conduct deeper test of the Y chromosome DNA test. A Y chromosome DNA test (Y-DNA test) is a genealogical DNA test which is used to explore a man’s patrilineal or direct father’s-line ancestry. 19 September 2014 (NNT) – The mayor of Koh Tao has requested a budget for the procurement of CCTV cameras and additional street lamps as part of a measure to increase tourist safety following the recent murder on the island. Koh Tao Mayor Chaiyan Thurasakul disclosed that he has submitted a letter to the Surat Thani provincial administration, asking for an allocation of 20 million baht for putting up CCTVs and extra lighting around the island. The move seeks to deter any future crimes in the famous tourist destination in response to last week’s killing of two British vacationers. – PNSOC570919001002703 General Paryuth :  Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha today offered an apology for his remark about foreign tourists wearing bikinis during his recent briefing of government policies to senior government officials. He said that he felt uncomfortable that his remark caused a misunderstanding, adding that he didn’t mean to offend anybody and had no intention whatsoever to insult anybody. The prime minister made the remark apparently referring to the murder of two British tourists, one them a female, on Koh Tao in Surat Thani on Sunday. Like any country in this world, he said that Thailand has bad people and, therefore, foreign tourists should be aware that there are some places which are unsafe and should be avoided. Nevertheless, he assured that, in general, Thailand is a safe place. prayuth Family of Hannah Witheridge have travelled to Bangkok Credit: RTV stream_img Laboratory tests of the DNA found at the crime scene where two British tourists were battered to death on Koh Tao on Sunday do not match with the DNA of the suspects held in police custody, including a British national, according to well-informed sources from the National Police Office. Evidences collected from the crime scene that were sent for tests of DNA include three cigarette butts found about 50 metres from where the two British tourists were killed. One cigarette has lipstick mark. DNA of two people were found in the second cigarette and the DNA of a third person was found in the third cigarette butt. However, the tests show that the DNA found in one cigarette butt match with the DNA found in the semen, said the sources. The sources added that since none of the Myanmar and British suspects had the same DNA with the DNA found in the evidences, police would have to continue their hunt for the real killers who are still at large. 10641153_811186402265487_3620272468103371153_n   Press Releases : Message of condolences from Deputy Prime Minister/Minister of Foreign Affairs on the death of two British nationals on Koh Tao Regarding the deaths of two British nationals on 15 September 2014, H.E. General Tanasak Patimapragorn, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs has conveyed message of condolences to British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, on behalf of the Government and people of Thailand. Message as follow: “Excellency, I have learned with profound regret and sadness of the deaths of two British nationals, Ms. Hannah Victoria Witheridge and Mr. David William Miller, on Koh Tao on 15 September 2014. On behalf of the Royal Thai Government and the people of Thailand, I would like to extend to you and, through you, our sincere condolences and sympathy to the bereaved families for their irreparable losses. I wish to reassure that the Royal Thai Government attaches highest priority to protecting safety of foreign nationals residing and visiting Thailand. On this particular case, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand, has personally instructed the relevant Thai authorities to tighten security measures in the area. The instruction was also to conduct a transparent and thorough investigation into the causes and circumstances surrounding Mr. Witheridge and Mr. Miller’s unfortunate deaths, with a view to arresting and prosecuting the culprits in the most expeditious manner. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will work closely with the British Embassy in Bangkok and is ready to render assistance in any way. Accept, Your Right Honourable, the assurances of my highest consideration. General Tanasak Patimapragorn Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand”   18/9/2557 Surat Thani police freed six Myanmar workers from custody after DNA tests released by the Institute of Forensic Medicines did not match any of them. Pol Col Prachum Ruangthong , chief of the Koh Phangan police station, said that the police have freed all the suspected migrant workers and now have to restart investigation from the beginning. He said the police have its goal in mind to restart the investigation which he declined to elaborate. The DNA test also did not match the British friend, Christopher Ware, who shared the same room with the slain tourist David Miller, 24, at Ocean View bungalow where Hannah Witheridge, 23 and friends also stayed during their visit to the island. ######### Eighth Region police commissioner Pol Lt Gen Panya Mamen said the DNA of the ten suspects, including a homosexual friend of the two Britons and migrant workers, have been sent for analysis in Bangkok and results are expected tomorrow. He said police will compare the DNA results with those of the victims to identify the killer. He said the police have checked everyone around the murder scene and there are six of them who were believed might involve in the murder of the tourists. He rued out robbery but stressed that the murder was motivated by sex. They said they are also hunting for another Asian suspect, who happened to be walking back and forth near the murder scene before the incident as captured by a closed-circuit television. BANGKOK, Sept 17 — The two British tourists whose bodies were found on a beach in southern Thailand earlier this week died from hard objects hitting their heads. DNA tests are expected to be known tomorrow, Pol Maj Gen Dr Pornchai Sutheerakun, commander of Police General Hospital’s Institute of Forensic Medicine, said today. Dr Pornchai said 24-year-old David Miller died after being hit on his head while water was also found in his lungs. Medical examiners initially believed the victim was thrown into the sea after being hit by the hard object. Bruises were also found on the back of the victim’s hands and on his back, and it is believed that they were caused while attempting to protect himself before he died, he said. Regarding 23-year-old Hannah Witheridge, Dr Pornchai said she was struck hard by a sharp object on her head. Semen was found in both her anal and vaginal cavities Police medical examiners are checking strands of blonde hair in her right hand and were to conduct DNA tests to compare with that of the suspects whom police had interrogated earlier, he said. Dr Pornchai said he expected results of DNA tests on the two victims would be known by Thursday afternoon. Meanwhile, officials from the British embassy in Bangkok had contacted Institute officials, informing them the embassy wished to take possession of their bodies for funeral rites. In another development, Interior Minister Gen Anupong Paochinda told journalists that Thai officials were putting every effort into finding the murderer. 17/9/2557 Surat Thani police yesterday arrested a British tourist ,Christopher Alan Ware  after he was suspected to have connection with the deaths of two fellow Britons in Koh Tao off Surat Thani coast. 10356750_314422978728619_1343950151481537095_n10626527_314422995395284_1467282023479634721_n Police said they arrested him after employees of a resort on the beach told police that the suspect was seen strolling near the scene where the two British tourists were killed on the night of September 14. Besides they also found a significant evidence which is a blood stain on his clothes. Police said the suspect urgently left the popular diving paradise on the first ferry to the mainland the next day after the murder was discovered. But the police said they are awaiting DNA test to prove the blood stain, and also from DNA samples tested by the Police Forensic Office if any DNA sample matching DNA found at the scene and the victim’s body. Police have collected DNA samples from suspected foreign workers who lived near the scene for test. Three Myanmar labourers were brought in by the Thai authorities for questioning, after witnesses said the three men were seen drinking alcoholic drinks near the crime scene. Meanwhile, a representative has been sent from the British Embassy in Thailand to follow up the case of the two British tourists whom were murdered while vacationing on Ko Tao Island in southern Surat Thani province. More than 30 police officers from the Ko Pha-ngan Island Police Station raided a worker’s bungalow near the crime scene earlier today, and detained three Myanmar workers, after witnesses revealed that the three suspects were drinking alcoholic drinks near the site during the time the murders took place. The police confiscated four mobile phones from the suspects, one of which was a broken iPhone, and will examine them to determine if any of the phones belonged to the murdered victims. The suspects’ clothes were also seized, while police have been questioning them to look for any signs pointing that they had a hand in the murders. In the meantime, a representative from the British Embassy, Consul Michael Hancock, arrived at the crime scene along with Thai Tourist Police to follow up on the case. However the Pangan Police Station superintendent said the island would not be closed to visitors, ensuring that he has mobilised sufficient police to oversee safety on the area and to be on the lookout for suspicious persons. Two British nationals’ bodies, whom the Thai police identified as Hannah Victoria Witheridge, a 23-year-old woman from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, and David William Miller, a 24-year-old man from Jersey, Channel Islands, were discovered nearly naked on Koh Tao yesterday morning. Since then local police have been conducting a manhunt for those behind the deaths. Sept 16 — Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-o-cha has ordered the Thai authorities to speed up their investigation into the murder of two British tourists on Ko Tao Island in the southern province of Surat Thani. Gen Prayuth told journalists before attending today’s cabinet meeting that the incident has tarnished Thailand’s tourism image, stressing that police officers have been ordered to intensify the hunt for the suspects in the double murder. Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan, in charge of internal security, also urged police and relevant authorities on the island to speed up search for the murderers. Unclothed bodies of two British nationals with multiple wounds were discovered on a beach near a bungalow on the island early Monday morning. They were later identified as David William, 24, and Hannah Victoria Witheridge, 23. Police found blood stains, a blood-stained hoe – believed to be the murder weapon — and a used condom near the bodies. (MCOT) safe_image.php

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Police have launched a manhunt for the killers of a Caucasian couple who was found beaten to death on the beach of Tao Island, Surat Thani province, this morning. The two victims were among hundreds of foreign tourists who flocked to Ree beach in Tambon Koh Tao for full moon party on Sunday night. Police suspected that the couple left the party and took a leisure stroll on the beach and encountered men who tried to rob them. They were however killed when they attempted to resist the robbery as the male victim’s back of the head was crushed believed by a hard object and the woman’s face was also smashed, also believed by a hard object. Pol Lt-Gen Panya Mamen, commissioner of 8th regional provincial police and Pol Maj-Gen Kiatpong Khaosam-ang, commander of Surat Thani provincial police, accompanied by forensic experts went to the crime scene this morning after being notified of the murder. The police later ordered a closure of all the peirs and port on Tao island to prevent the killers from escaping in case they are still on the island. Two british tourists were found dead on Sairee beach-Hat Sai Ri Beach in Koh Tao island in Surat Thani province Monday morning. The bodies of a female and a male tourists were undressed. They have serious wounds on their heads, local police said. Police said both were at their twenties . A bloodstained hoe was found at the scene. Forensic police are at the scene to investigate

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