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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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4 hours ago, Robbess said:

Gee, the Buddhist country won’t even off unwanted soi dogs, but are keen to kill certain business people?

Because animals are a higher class of life in some cases.

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Eff-ing mobile. He is a farang so how can he be the owner?

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5 hours ago, Shaunduhpostman said:

The death penalty is way over the top for what he was doing, and it makes me wonder whether it is a case of, added to his not at all negligible crimes,  the unspoken crime of not being Thai and stepping on people's sensitive toes simply by having yachts and successful restaurants. I would guess the real issue is his success and also how it would be easier for whoever to have no recourse but to relieve him and his kin of  his assets if he were executed.  People routinely get away with much worse in Thailand and hardly face any repercussions let alone the death penalty. My guess is they won't actually execute him but want to use the opportunity to create a climate of increased pressure on foreigners in Pattaya and perhaps Thailand. All reminds me of the case a few years ago of the Dutch ganja coffee shop entrepreneur. As I recall, essentially, they decided that because of his legal business in ganja in the Netherlands that it was illegal for him to even have the money from such things in a Thai bank account, which seems to have been his real mistake, transferring huge sums into a Thai bank account and last I heard he is serving a multiple decade sentence in a Thai prison somehwere. You can bet that his money isn't just sitting in his account waiting for him for when he gets out. I don't see how any of these attacks on foreigners, the Big Joke effect,  solves anything, there is nothing constructive about any of it aside from a way to appropriate peoples assets by the police, cow foreigners into submission for more malleable workers, prop up egos, a false sense of national pride etc  its a rather poor substitute for say enforcing laws, having competent people at entry points to the country who can actually sort out the kind of people that are bad for Thailand. Ironically It is a rather gangsterish mentality to execute people for dealing drugs and not one belonging to a civil society that Thailand I assume would purport to be running. But then again maybe they'll do it, maybe they'll actually execute him, make an example of him hoping the human rights people and international press will not care because of what the guy was involved in. Rather a shame, but most people seem to think if you are criminal you deserve no justice at all, rather ungenerous to say the least, yet if its you whose on the wrong end of things...and particularly if there has been some mistake and you were not guilty of anything, you wouldn't want to be facing the death penalty.

Wow have you ever heard of paragraphs? 

 

The trouble with drug dealers is that their products ( cut with heaven know what) kill people in the 100s of thousands .

 

Actually Thailand has not executed anybody for years - the death penalty is symbolic- but I have a suspicion he will be behind bars for a very very long time. 

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6 hours ago, hyku1147 said:

My friend was beaten by her husband, so she fled the marriage. Sadly, she turned to meth - which killed her(RIP).

She left a two year old son behind. Consequently, I have no sympathy for the two drug dealers.

God point although I would stress ice dealers above others

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51 minutes ago, peterb17 said:

Wow have you ever heard of paragraphs? 

 

The trouble with drug dealers is that their products ( cut with heaven know what) kill people in the 100s of thousands .

 

Actually Thailand has not executed anybody for years - the death penalty is symbolic- but I have a suspicion he will be behind bars for a very very long time. 

 

Yeah,

 

The Aussies like many other countries have a treaty with Thailand.

 

He can apply to serve his remaining term of imprisonment in an Australian prison after serving eight years in Bang Kwang.

 

I have not followed the story but to be given the death sentence, he must have pleaded not guilty or they would have reduced it to life. When an Amnesty comes around such as the coronation of the new King or another auspicious occasion, his sentence will probably be reduced somewhat.

 

They are seriously talking about abolishing the death penalty but there were a couple carried out not too long ago.

 

 

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10 hours ago, watcharacters said:

 

Looks like Mr. Cook had a decent hotel/resto/bar business going.

 

Too bad he got lured into the criminal elements and fast/easy money.

 

He actually  sounds like an OK chap in this video.

 

 

 

Liked his ending message - "once you are here you want leave" - it fit even perfect where he is now especially when you change out "want" with "can't"....

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18 hours ago, georgegeorgia said:

Is this bar still going?

is the owner still there , it would be good to get his side ?

 

 

They were the owners... Duh !!!!

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my friend was in the bangkok hilton,i visited him he did not tell much about the inside really.except they change clothes  before going thru 2 walls to get to the visit section.it does not seem nice and your thai will improve quick as well.the expats /prisoners tend to stay together,but it must be hell.her family will now run the business or sell it quick and move on.he had 49 percent of nothing as we know.he will never come out and wife as well i thinkl.he will be wasted on drugs most days  now, until they death.was it worth it as it seems he had it all in the LOS

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18 hours ago, Berkshire said:

So this "Pattaya big shot," living the high life with luxury properties, BMWs, Mercedes Benz, Ducatis and even a personal yacht....and the best he could do for female companionship was this 40 yr old hi-so wannabe?  I mean, come on dude.  I could do better on my worst day. 

ummmmmm, might be he first got that wife and then the luxury??

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By the sounds of it he didn’t exactly keep a low profile 

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