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BANGKOK 21 February 2019 12:30
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Koh Tao alleged rape investigation: Big Joke says woman investigator to be sent to England

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Koh Tao alleged rape investigation: Big Joke says woman investigator to be sent to England

 

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The Royal Thai Police said Saturday that a selection process would be held this week to choose an appropriate female investigator to travel to England to interview the woman who claims she was raped on Koh Tao. 

 

And they have accepted they may have been looking in the wrong spot. 

 

Pol Maj-Gen Surachate Hakpan -  known as Big Joke who earlier suggested that he would be travelling to England himself - said that the British Embassy and authorities in England had requested that a woman go to the UK. 

 

He said that conducting an interview and investigation outside Thailand was a "difficult" matter but that the foreign authorities had faith and confidence in the RTP that it would be handled properly. 

 

The UK authorities appreciated the Thai police work in investigating the allegations while there was no formal report made by the alleged victim, he said.

 

Daily News did not comment if this all meant that Maj-Gen Surachate would not be going to the UK himself. 

 

The alleged victim - now said to be 20 - claimed that she was drugged and raped on the island in June. An initial visit by Surachate to the island turned up no evidence but it now turns out he may have been looking in the wrong place.

 

In response to questions that the previously discredited online group "CSI LA" had said that Surachate went to the wrong site of the alleged rape he said that his investigation followed the comments of the mother of the victim in statements to the UK media. 

 

Whether this was in fact the spot where the alleged crime took place is a matter in the continuing investigation.

 

The Maj-Gen reiterated that if a crime took place those responsible would be prosecuted and if it had been made up then similarly those who lied must be held accountable. 

 

Source: Daily News

 

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It is indeed a big joke of an investigation.


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Still have my doubts as to any RTP actually going to the UK and if they did, would the young woman talk to them?

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And they have accepted they may have been looking in the wrong spot. 

 

That must be a first then, and did it come from The Joke himself, somehow doubt it!

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

a selection process would be held this week to choose an appropriate female investigator to travel to England to interview the woman who claims she was raped on Koh Tao

the sensible thing to do. Looks like proper police work.

I guess independent British witnesses (police, lawyer e.g.) will be present during the interview which would make it more trustworthy

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1 hour ago, Happy enough said:

sending a female officer is not a bad idea IMO.

i really cannot see how they can get a prosecution from this but at least they are following it up.

thought he might send his sidekick who has disappeared recently, at least she speaks english having went to uni there.

Yes I agree it is a good idea to do the interviewing. But I am sure the selected person will have been first indoctrinated with Prawit's and Big Joke's take on the investigation. Meaning she will go there with a preconceived opinion.

No doubt she will have an entourage of RTP officers to help see her through this ordeal. More non-paying seats on Thai Airways.

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Wasn't there a suicide on the island recently of a influential well off buisnesman. If the female investigator thinks she maybe telling the truth want to bet they somehow try to involve him as the previous rapes and murders were pointing towards persons well off connected to heads of the island mafia. Would take the pressure off them. Put the suicide down to feeling guilty and ending it. 

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4 hours ago, Samui Bodoh said:

"...but that the foreign authorities had faith and confidence in the RTP that it would be handled properly..." 

 

How exactly was this determined? 'Foreign authorities' aren't stupid and will be fully aware of the Thai Police's reputation. And, it is not a good reputation.

 

Nothing determined, it's just something that Hakpan said, and unless he has a certified letter from those foreign authorities stating what he said, then he did commit crime by publishing fake news an the internet...

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