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According to The Tiger news Two Tourist's named as Sam Venning a British National and Carla Bartel a Canadian National have come forward to try and prove that the Conviction was unreliable of the two Burmese workers falsely blamed for the murder of David Miller and the rape and murder of Hannah Witheridge on Koh Tau in 2014.

Sam and Carla were attacked a year before on the same Beach namely Sairee beach in 2013. Sam claims Two men approached him and Carla wearing " V " for Vendetta masks.

Criminologist and Human Rights Activists have for many years said the case was bungled by the Royal Thai Police in an attempt gain back confidence and keep visitors coming to the Island. Sam and Carla provided information on there attacks a year after but were not even interviewed looking into David and Hannah's murder a year later. There statements were ignored and  the report was not sent to the Thai  judiciary. Koh Tau has a bad reputation, in the last Decade Nine Europeans have died or gone missing on Koh Tau including Six Brits. In 2018 a British Teen was drugged and raped again at Sairee Beach, this case was mired in allegations of a cover up. So should this case be reopened and the real murder's should be brought to justice and Burmese Scape Goat's released with Compensation and an Apology considering they could of even been put to Death for a crime they did not Comit.

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Its not " Just " 2 tourists Scouse. They were just 2 Murders, there are well over a Dozen known murders and disappearances. And the rape of the British teen all pushed under the carpet.  Never one investigated in the last 10 years Or simply botched. For an Island that size its reputation is well documented but something is wrong somewhere. As ukrules has posted its a hell hole and unwary travelers thinking of travelling there should know its reputation.

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5 hours ago, BarraMarra said:

in the last Decade Nine Europeans have died or gone missing on Koh Tau

Is Koh Tao really dangerous?

If some of the 9 have dies on diving trips and been missing in some pot hut for 6 months, then the 2013 incident,  tragic as it was, might have been an isolated case.

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1 hour ago, ExpatOilWorker said:

Is Koh Tao really dangerous?

 

On the Isle of Happiness, you are very safe, until you are not safe.

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Thai Police  would have great trouble finding their own backsides, even  if using both hands, and provided with a detailed map of their anatomy... they can however palm  brown envelopes  with the greatest of speed.

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1 hour ago, scubascuba3 said:

No one believes it was the two Burmese men. A risky place for girls to go for sure and Burmese

Everybody believes it was....(check Thai social media).

I would never go there. 

 

I have been there before,  it's not especially beautiful, and quite boring. 

Really only good for diving/snorkelling.

 

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1 hour ago, Kiujunn said:

Everybody believes it was....(check Thai social media).

I would never go there. 

 

I have been there before,  it's not especially beautiful, and quite boring. 

Really only good for diving/snorkelling.

 

I lived there for a few months 20 years ago scuba diving, was fine then, only dodgy thing i noticed was the odd shady dropout thai hanging about the main bars

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Thai Islands are therefore extremely dangerous for foreigners. AVOID.

Active Warnings By Western Govts Required. Posters at All Thai Mainland Airports. ( impossible, I know)

EXPECT No Police / No Rule of Law/ Violent Assault / Rape / Robbery / Scams / DEATH

Exceptions : Phuket, Lanta.

Root Cause Western Youngsters believing All Cultures & Places are Welcoming & Friendly.

No Situational Awareness at all......

Further Example: Two Extremely Naive Norwegian Women Hiking in Morocco.... Beheaded......

ANY indication these murders are tailing off ?

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On 5/18/2021 at 8:39 AM, RobMuir said:

 

Hell hole is bit over the top. It is a beautiful laid back island that 99.9% of tourists enjoyed with a very high rate of returning tourists.

 

More farangs have been murderer in Pattaya over the past decade.

And plenty of people, farangs included, have got away with murder in Pattaya and there many scapegoats sitting in Pattaya prisons.

 

Singling out Ko Tao is good story "Murder Island" but a bit unreasonable IMO, especially from people who have never been there and seen what a nice place it actually is. 

 

 

Have you ever been there?

 

Been there more than once.

Won’t go back.
Some folks there are far to bent to risk it. And that is very well known on the neighboring islands.

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yes Animatic the reputation is well know to older Travelers but the new 1s do not know and are not told to be careful. So many Death's, Rapes and serious assault never investigated. Local po;ice are told confiscate passports and you will have to stay for a court date if any. Most just leave and don't press for charges, thats why there allowed to carry on picking off Tourists.

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A rich couple was found dead in the hotel pool.

News in today's newspaper that cannot be named. 

Police didn't find foul play.

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