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BANGKOK 21 March 2019 12:43
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Amazing fall from grace for Pattaya big shot Luke Cook - respected expat to death row in Thailand

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2 hours ago, observer90210 said:

These are the type of hard core criminals Big Joke should go after, lock up or clean up !!....not the helpless illegal restaurant helpers or cooks, with visa overstay and who work honestly in jobs no Thai can do for a miserable salary

Many ignorants on TV do not understand this .

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4 hours ago, BestB said:

As I said, when he lived in Thailand it was a different matter now that he has been gone for a few years just unsure how accurate all the information is 

Why you think that, he use the same network, I mean you don't have to live in Thailand to to be an investigating journalist with access to important files about people. 

 

The last years he stayed in Bangkok he almost didn't move from his chair, all the information was given to him from different sources. A phone call , an e-mail , social media, he knows how to use it.

 

London or Bangkok , doesn't matter. 

 

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Gang Warily said:

I think it is quite clear from the links provided that his sources are former 'police volunteers' who drew the line at setting people up for the death penalty. Clearly as he points out none of these people are whiter than white - but it provides a good insight into how they work. The other sources such as the inquest in Australia are public records which he found on the net and pointed out the significance of - and of course other witnesses were steroid dealers who had done deals for 'non prosecution'.  So there is nothing really hidden in his reports. The question everybody us asking is 'Where is Bagnato now. On what charges is he being held - and indeed, is he being held?  It must have taken some doing to get off the murder charge looking at the evidence presented to the NSW inquest.  You're right verifying information in Thailand is very difficult. And you won't get if from police. The other point which somebody raised is - how was the young 23-year-old American surfer type kid prosecuted at all, solely on the evidence of one discredited police volunteer. 

So you think those involved came clean and only to AD? 

 

Again I always enjoyed reading AD when he was living here. Now that he is not and has been gone fir a while I am not so sure all info correct, does not mean it’s not. But I reserve my right to be sceptical. 

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2 hours ago, balo said:

Why you think that, he use the same network, I mean you don't have to live in Thailand to to be an investigating journalist with access to important files about people. 

 

The last years he stayed in Bangkok he almost didn't move from his chair, all the information was given to him from different sources. A phone call , an e-mail , social media, he knows how to use it.

 

London or Bangkok , doesn't matter. 

 

 

 

 

Staying in Thailand and knowing where information comes from is little different than staying in London and guessing where information came from and how genuine it is. 

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On 1/13/2019 at 8:21 PM, KittenKong said:

The phrase "live by the sword, die by the sword" does not mean that I advocate the death penalty for anyone. I could just as well have used the phrase "lie down with dogs, get up with fleas" and it would be equally valid.

 

Anyone who runs a bar in a town like this should expect to come into contact with criminals and other lowlifes quite often. I certainly would, and that's why I would never get involved in any such business here, under any circumstances. I dont like that sort of person and I dont even want to see them, let alone talk to them or rub shoulders with them.

 

Innocent or guilty, this guy was an idiot to mix with lowlifes. If he wanted to get out of it he should have found himself a proper job or business, dealing with honest and decent people. Which would probably have meant going home.

 

 

But you have your location marked as Jomtien?

 

I presume all the local foreigners living in such a salubrious, classy location are gainfully employed as surgeons, Aeronautical engineers, Oil tycoons, etc who have proper jobs and are worthy of you rubbing shoulders with them?

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1 minute ago, Scouse123 said:

But you have your location marked as Jomtien?

 

I presume all the local foreigners living in such a salubrious, classy location are gainfully employed as surgeons, Aeronautical engineers, Oil tycoons, etc who have proper jobs and are worthy of you rubbing shoulders with them?

The expats I mix with here are all retired, as am I. I know a few people who run businesses here and without exception they are just money-grabbers with no real interest in anything or anyone other than themselves. I certainly dont want to talk to them.

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56 minutes ago, KittenKong said:

The expats I mix with here are all retired, as am I. I know a few people who run businesses here and without exception they are just money-grabbers with no real interest in anything or anyone other than themselves. I certainly dont want to talk to them.

Did you think people run businesses for charity not for profit?

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7 hours ago, BestB said:

Did you think people run businesses for charity not for profit?

No. But one can run a successful business without just being a money-grabber. I managed to do it for 30 years, without ever getting involved in any criminal activities of any type and without making any enemies.

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