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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Myanmar leader asks Thai PM for ‘fair’ investigation into tourist murders

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 04:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... of murder and rape against the two Myanmar men were filed last week after police said the undocumented migrant workers had confessed to killing the British holidaymakers on the southern Thai island ... accountable,” national police chief Somyot Poompanmoung told reporters in Bangkok on Friday. The battered bodies of David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23, were found on the popular resort island ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1613713/myanmar-leader-asks-thai-pm-fair-investigation-tourist-murders
  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Amnesty urges probe into allegations police tortured Koh Tao case suspects

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:17am by AP

    ... to killing two British tourists on a southern island last month. The tourists were found dead on the rocky shores of Koh Tao on September 15, and police last week arrested two migrant workers from ... Myanmar's western Rakhine state as Win and Saw. Both were detained on the island last Thursday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1612354/amnesty-urges-probe-allegations-police-tortured-koh-tao-case-suspects
  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand backpacker murder suspects retract confessions

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:13am by GDN

    ... following the discovery on September 15 of murdered British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller, on Koh Tao island. Police failing to call a forensic pathologist to oversee officers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1613314/thailand-backpacker-murder-suspects-retract-confessions
  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand proposes wristbands and party curfews to keep tourists safe

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 05:15pm by Reuters

    ... minder at tourist destinations, was also being discussed. The bodies of Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24, were found on a beach on the southern island of Koh Tao, or Turtle Island ... welcome the idea but some hotels are concerned that tourists may not want to wear the wristbands." Limiting party hours on some of Thailand's islands and imposing restrictions over where ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1604629/thailand-proposes-wristbands-and-party-curfews-keep-tourists-safe
  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai police hunt British man after backpackers murdered with hoe and left naked on beach

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:17pm by AFP

    ... police have launched a manhunt for a British tourist after the naked bodies of two backpackers were found on the popular resort island of Koh Tao on Monday. Police named the victims as Hannah Witheridge, 23, from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, and David Miller, 24, from Jersey, in the Channel Islands. They were found stripped with several wounds to their bodies close to a beachside bungalow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1593136/naked-bodies-two-murdered-british-tourists-found-thailand-beach
  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai junta leader apologises for his remarks on bikinis that followed brutal backpacker murders

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 09:51am by AFP

    ... were found on the southern resort island of Koh Tao. In a rare public moment of contrition from the tough-talking army chief, Prayuth said he did not mean to cause distress. "I'm ... laid-back island as post-mortems of the victims' bodies in Bangkok did not find any DNA links to 12 people they have questioned. Those include two of Miller's British friends, who were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1595257/thai-prime-minister-asks-if-tourists-bikinis-are-safe-after-british
  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai police question three Myanmese men over murder of British tourists found dead on beach

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 01:42pm

    ... questioned three Myanmese men over the murder of two British tourists on the southern resort island of Koh Tao, as their bodies were due to arrive in Bangkok for forensic tests. David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23, were found naked and beaten to death early on Monday near a beachside bungalow on the island, a diving hot-spot near Koh Phangan in the Gulf of Thailand. A bloodied hoe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1593786/thai-police-question-three-myanmese-men-over-murder-british-tourists
  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    In trouble again: former Nepalese crown prince held on drug charges in Bangkok

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 10:54pm by AFP

    ... with the law in Thailand. Shah, who as crown prince was unpopular for his playboy lifestyle, was arrested for possession of about three grams of marijuana on the island of Phuket in October 2012. He ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555422/trouble-again-former-nepalese-crown-prince-held-drug-charges-bangkok
  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Rape and murder of girl, 13, on Thai train sparks calls for capital punishment

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:37am

    ... province of Surat Thani to the capital, Bangkok. The route is also popular among backpackers travelling back from Thailand’s island and beach resort destinations. “Rape cases on public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1550171/thais-demand-capital-punishment-after-13-year-old-girl-raped-and-killed
  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Fire guts market on Thai tourist island of Phuket

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 11:01pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Fire guts market in Phuket One person was missing after a blaze ripped through a vast wholesale market on the southern Thai tourist island of Phuket, an official said yesterday. The fire, which sent huge plumes of smoke and flames into the sky, broke out at the SuperCheap complex on Wednesday night, sending customers fleeing in panic. Firefighters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1333960/fire-guts-market-thai-tourist-island-phuket

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