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Thailand murders: Briton flees island after naming suspect on Facebook – Metro


Metro

Thailand murders: Briton flees island after naming suspect on Facebook
Metro
A British backpacker is in hiding after naming the alleged killer of David Miller and Hannah Witheridge in Thailand. Sean McAnna, a friend of Mr Miller, claimed in a Facebook posting which has since been deleted, that the owner of a bar on the island
Thailand police: Double murder was motivated by 'sexual jealousy'Irish Independent
Koh Tao murders: Killing of British pair on Thailand beach will make ABC Online
Terrified Briton flees Thai island after 'mafia' death threatTelegraph.co.uk
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Posted on 22 September 2014 | 4:59 pm

Why Thailand must decentralise – East Asia Forum


Why Thailand must decentralise
East Asia Forum
Bangkok's iconic Democracy Monument is currently fenced off. A large, hand-written sign reads 'closed for renovation'. In April the monument was damaged by shots fired at protesters demonstrating against the Pheu Thai government of Yingluck Shinawatra.
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Posted on 22 September 2014 | 12:06 pm

Hannah Witheridge’s family ‘broken’ by murder in Thailand – BBC News


BBC News

Hannah Witheridge's family 'broken' by murder in Thailand
BBC News
The family of murdered British tourist Hannah Witheridge say they are "broken" by her death. In a statement, they said they visited Bangkok earlier this week and had now returned to the UK with her body. Ms Witheridge, 23, and fellow Briton David

Posted on 22 September 2014 | 7:04 am

Thailand beach murders: David Miller ‘died a hero’ trying to defend Hannah … – Mirror.co.uk


Mirror.co.uk

Thailand beach murders: David Miller 'died a hero' trying to defend Hannah
Mirror.co.uk
The dad of a British backpacker murdered in Thailand believes his son died a hero. Ian Miller, the father of David Miller, 24, who was killed a week ago on the paradise island of Koh Tao along with fellow Briton Hannah Witheridge, 23, said: “It's quite

Posted on 22 September 2014 | 6:36 am

Made in Thailand – ABC Online


Made in Thailand
ABC Online
It took just one phone call from a Thai journalist to expose the plight of 'Baby Gammy' and to send shockwaves through the Thai surrogacy industry. But it wasn't just people in Thailand who felt the impact. Some Australians found themselves with

Posted on 22 September 2014 | 1:47 am

‘My David died a hero’: Father of backpacker murdered in Thailand says his son … – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

'My David died a hero': Father of backpacker murdered in Thailand says his son
Daily Mail
The father of murdered backpacker David Miller has said his son died a hero, trying to help fellow victim Hannah Witheridge. Ian Miller said last night that his 'wonderful boy' was probably killed attempting to save the 23-year-old. 'It has become

Posted on 21 September 2014 | 11:47 pm

Thailand beach murders: Hannah Witheridge family ‘broken’ by tragedy as her … – The Independent


The Independent

Thailand beach murders: Hannah Witheridge family 'broken' by tragedy as her
The Independent
Meanwhile, police in Thailand said they are looking into fresh evidence that indicates the murders may have been motivated by "sexual jealousy". The Royal Thai Police said that they are looking into claims that the Ms Witheridge and Mr Miller had

Posted on 21 September 2014 | 6:31 pm

Thailand murders: Hannah Witheridge’s body returned to UK – The Guardian


The Guardian

Thailand murders: Hannah Witheridge's body returned to UK
The Guardian
The murdered 23-year-old had been discovered next to the body of David Miller, 24, on Koh Tao island, on Monday. Police in Thailand have not yet identified any suspects, or reason for the double murder, prompting criticism inside the country and abroad.

Posted on 21 September 2014 | 2:06 pm

Thailand beach murders: Hannah Witheridge ‘raped by two local men’ – Mirror.co.uk


Thailand beach murders: Hannah Witheridge 'raped by two local men'
Mirror.co.uk
Thailand's police chief Somyot Poompanmoung – who flew to Koh Tao to oversee the investigation last night – said the victims had been tested for drugs but he refused to disclose the results "out of respect for the family". He added: "We still don't

Posted on 21 September 2014 | 7:44 am

Murder of British tourists highlights peril in Thailand paradise – The Australian


Murder of British tourists highlights peril in Thailand paradise
The Australian
The fact is that Thailand is a wonderful place for tourists but as a “middle income country” in the throes of development it can also be a dangerous place. There is a steady stream of deaths from natural causes, especially older tourists who may be

Posted on 21 September 2014 | 1:11 am

Thailand news, all the latest and breaking Thai news

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British backpacker describes terror after ‘Thai mafia’ death threat

Sean McAnna, who knew the murdered British backpacker David Miller, says he was forced to flee the Thai island of Koh Tao after being threatened by local gangsters






Posted on 22 September 2014 | 12:11 pm

Terrified Briton flees Thai island after ‘mafia’ death threat

A friend of murdered British backpacker David Miller flees the Thai island of Koh Tao after claiming local intimidation as police want every man on the 2,000 population island to provide DNA for testing






Posted on 22 September 2014 | 11:30 am

CCTV footage of murdered tourists in Thailand released

CCTV showing British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller in the early hours of the morning they were murdered has been released






Posted on 21 September 2014 | 8:02 pm

British girls mugged by Thai motorbike gang in the same spot backpackers were murdered

Police on Koh Tao investigate reports of mugging the night before the murder as the family of Hannah Witheridge return home to the UK with her body






Posted on 21 September 2014 | 7:00 pm

Thai motorbike gang mugged British women night before backpacker couple were murdered on Koh Tao island

The new clues emerged as one of Thailand’s main newspapers criticised the police investigation and said it had been “rushed, rash, incompetent and speculative”






Posted on 21 September 2014 | 2:28 pm

Thai island murder investigation hits a wall of silence

With locals unwilling to talk on an island with a powerful hidden underworld, fears grow that the truth behind the brutal murders of David Miller and Hannah Witheridge may never be heard






Posted on 21 September 2014 | 7:01 am

Thai murders recall my own family tragedy

Christopher Booker






Posted on 20 September 2014 | 4:26 pm

Thailand ‘is safe’, police chief insists during visit to scene of Britons’ murders

Thailand’s police commissioner admits he still has no clear picture of what happened to two British tourists who disfigured bodies were found on Koh Tao island last week






Posted on 20 September 2014 | 9:35 am

CCTV footage emerges showing last hours of British backpacker before he was murdered on Thai island

Thai police believe at least three “attackers” were involved in the vicious killings of British backpackers David Miller and Hannah Witheridge on a tourist island






Posted on 19 September 2014 | 7:02 pm

Three ‘attackers’ involved in Thai island murders, police say

Thai police believe at least three “attackers” were involved in the vicious murders of British backpackers David Miller and Hannah Witheridge on a tourist island






Posted on 19 September 2014 | 12:23 pm

Bangkokpost.com : Breaking News

Too late to stop US spending cuts

WASHINGTON — Sweeping US government spending cuts totalling $85 billion begin taking effect on Friday, slicing deeply into military and other programmes in an unwanted move toward austerity that displays Washington’s paralysing partisan divisions.

Posted on 1 March 2013 | 2:07 pm

Musharraf vows to return

DUBAI — Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf says he will return home from self-imposed exile this month to run in parliamentary elections.

Posted on 1 March 2013 | 1:53 pm

NBTC demands better 3G service

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) has told mobile operators to improve their 3G services amid public complaints.

Posted on 1 March 2013 | 1:25 pm

Eurozone jobless rate hits record

Official data on Friday painted a grim picture of the European economy, with unemployment at record highs in the eurozone while inflation fell sharply, highlighting the weakness of consumer demand.

Posted on 1 March 2013 | 11:49 am

Central wins B3.7bn 2010 fire claim

A Bangkok court has ordered insurer Deves Insurance Plc to pay client Central Pattana Plc 3.7 billion baht in claims for damage caused by a fire at CentralWorld at the end of the red-shirt protest at Ratchaprasong, in downtown Bangkok, in May 2010.

Posted on 1 March 2013 | 9:50 am

Senator: Who is Hassan Taib?

Two senators on Friday expressed concern that the peace talks agreement signed between the National Security Council (NSC) and the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) could allow the BRN to take the issue of southern unrest to the international community.

Posted on 1 March 2013 | 9:08 am

53 dead in Bangladesh war crimes clashes

The number of people killed in clashes in Bangladesh over the conviction of Islamist leaders for war crimes rose to 53 on Friday as fresh violence erupted in the Muslim-majority nation.

Posted on 1 March 2013 | 8:49 am

S. African dragging death police suspended

South Africa’s police commissioner on Friday suspended eight police officers accused of dragging an immigrant taxi driver behind their patrol car and killing him, prompting an international outcry.

Posted on 1 March 2013 | 8:49 am

Live camera action from election police

Ten police officers keeping tabs on voting during Sunday’s governor election will wear cameras beaming live images from polling centres to the police bureau monitoring centre, Pol Maj-General Adul Narongsak, a deputy city police chief, said on Friday.

Posted on 1 March 2013 | 8:39 am

14 Filipinos killed in Sabah standoff

Twelve followers of a self-described Philippine Sultan died in a shootout with Malaysian security forces on Friday, police said, as tensions rose in their 17-day standoff.

Posted on 1 March 2013 | 7:49 am