Death Island- Koh Tao

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Re: Death Island- Koh Tao

Post by Ian Yarwood » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:43 pm

shnoukieBRO wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:37 pm
Death island ? Not really. Woz there recently. Beautiful island. Great Coastal walks and fun motorbike rides.
Locals friendly. No issues.
It is certainly beautiful. I agree with that observation 100% BUT it can be deadly too! I often say that both Heaven and Hell can be found on Koh Tao and anyone who thinks otherwise is simply not paying attention. I am glad you enjoyed yourself and did not encounter any problems. You are one of the lucky ones. Others before you have been very unlucky!
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Re: Death Island- Koh Tao

Post by phuketrichard » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:03 pm

Ian Yarwood wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:43 pm
shnoukieBRO wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:37 pm
Death island ? Not really. Woz there recently. Beautiful island. Great Coastal walks and fun motorbike rides.
Locals friendly. No issues.
It is certainly beautiful. I agree with that observation 100% BUT it can be deadly too! I often say that both Heaven and Hell can be found on Koh Tao and anyone who thinks otherwise is simply not paying attention. I am glad you enjoyed yourself and did not encounter any problems. You are one of the lucky ones. Others before you have been very unlucky!
to keep it in perspective 50,000 +die on the roads in Thailand/year
and more people die swimming around phuket island in 1 year than have died on Koh Tao :beer3:
and wont even compare it to motorcyle accidents on Phuket island
Koh Tao; SIX tourists in three years It is thought around 750,000 people visit the ...
I personally would feel much safer in Koh Tao than parts of some cities in the states.

I think the news papers /social media is over sensationalizing it
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Re: Death Island- Koh Tao

Post by Ian Yarwood » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:09 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:03 pm
Ian Yarwood wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:43 pm
shnoukieBRO wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:37 pm
Death island ? Not really. Woz there recently. Beautiful island. Great Coastal walks and fun motorbike rides.
Locals friendly. No issues.
It is certainly beautiful. I agree with that observation 100% BUT it can be deadly too! I often say that both Heaven and Hell can be found on Koh Tao and anyone who thinks otherwise is simply not paying attention. I am glad you enjoyed yourself and did not encounter any problems. You are one of the lucky ones. Others before you have been very unlucky!
to keep it in perspective 50,000 +die on the roads in Thailand
and more people die swimming around phuket island than on Koh Tao :beer3:
It's always good to keep things in perspective. Indeed, one should not overlook the numbers killed on Thailand's roads and the reckless behaviour of many Thai drivers and motorcyclists. There's a lack of responsibility when it comes to road use and there's also a lack of responsibility when it comes to investigating the deaths of tourist who contribute about 10% to Thailand's GDP.
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Re: Death Island- Koh Tao

Post by Ian Yarwood » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:29 pm

BREAKING NEWS:

Andy Hall has tweeted that the Supreme Court of Thailand will read its decision in the Koh Tao double murder case at 10.00 am Thai time tomorrow (29 Sep 2019)

2 UK backpackers, Hannah Witheridge and David Miller were brutally murdered on 15 September 2014.

2 Burmese scapegoats have been languishing on death row for years. Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo.



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Re: Death Island- Koh Tao

Post by Ian Yarwood » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:31 pm

Koh Tao

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Re: Death Island- Koh Tao

Post by Ian Yarwood » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:01 am

British freelance journalist has spoken out via his Facebook account and has pointed his knowledgeable finger at the clan he says is responsible for the Koh Tao double murders.

All this just hours before the Supreme Court of Thailand is due to deliver its decision.

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Re: Death Island- Koh Tao

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:32 am

Thanks for keeping us up to date with this, Ian.
'Hope it goes well today for these two.

(PS, typo in your post. i presume you mean Aug 29, not Sept 29. ie today)
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Re: Death Island- Koh Tao

Post by Ian Yarwood » Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:57 am

SternAAlbifrons wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:32 am
Thanks for keeping us up to date with this, Ian.
'Hope it goes well today for these two.

(PS, typo in your post. i presume you mean Aug 29, not Sept 29. ie today)
Thanks for pointing out the typo. I was getting ahead of myself. The correct date for the decision of the Supreme Court of Thailand is 29 AUGUST 2019.

This article has just been published by the Samui Times:
http://www.samuitimes.com/koh-tao-murde ... h-at-10am/
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Re: Death Island- Koh Tao

Post by Cowshed Cowboy » Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:16 pm

Final appeal rejected unfortunately.
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Re: Death Island- Koh Tao

Post by Ian Yarwood » Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:24 pm

Cowshed Cowboy wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:16 pm
Final appeal rejected unfortunately.
Yes. Terrible news.

The original decision was a 21st Century version of the Salem Witch Trials of centuries ago where bogus evidence from young girls was used to convict people of being witches, which resulted in the death penalty being carried out.

In those trials the evidence could not be tested.

The bogus DNA evidence could not be tested either!
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