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PATTAYA: Woman killed

A 23-year-old female diving teacher was found dead inside her condominium early yesterday, with more than 20 stab wounds.

Police said Chompoonut Koyram - whose body has been sent for autopsy - was naked and there were traces of a fight in her room. Her live-in Belgian boyfriend, Sam van Trique, 24, has been detained for further questioning after he gave police confusing testimony.

Police believe Chompoonut might have been killed because of a relationship conflict or during a robbery.

--The Nation 2004-06-28

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Diving instructor found brutally murdered

PATTAYA: -- A 23-year-old female diving instructor was found dead with more than 60 stab wounds in a Pattaya condominium on Friday night.

Pol Maj Chalermkiat Sirimak of tambon Dong Tan police station said he learned of the incident about 11pm and led a police team to a room on the 18th floor of Jomthien Complex Condotel.

Chompoonut Kobram, a native of Buri Ram, was found dead in the room with repeated stab wounds. She was believed to have been dead for a few hours. The room had been ransacked.

Police brought in Sam Van Greeck, 24, a Belgian boyfriend of Ms Chompoonut, for questioning. The man said he worked as a freelance guide and translator in Pattaya.

Mr Van Greeck told police he had known Chompoonut for several years. The woman was a diving instructor and owned a pizza shop on Karon beach in Phuket, and visited him from time to time, he said. Chompoonut arrived in Pattaya about 10 days ago and was scheduled to go back to Phuket yesterday.

The Belgian admitted he had quarrelled with Chompoonut early Friday night because he suspected she was seeing someone else. He told police he then left to go out drinking and returned late to the room, to find her dead.

Police found no trace of fighting on the man and released him after taking a sample of his hair for DNA tests.

--The Post 2004-06-27

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Pattaya must have one of the highest death rates in the world; In a country not at war.

Do you write for a newspaper by any chance? I wouldn't be surprised with a statement like that.

What a load of crap. Pattaya is no worse than any other large town/city with a large transiant population.

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Map & Graph: Crime: Total crimes (Top 100 Countries)

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Country Description Amount

1. United States 23,677,800 (1999)

2. Germany 6,264,723 (2000)

3. United Kingdom 5,170,831 (2000)

4. France 3,771,849 (2000)

5. South Africa 3,422,743 (2000)

6. Russia 2,952,367 (2000)

7. Canada 2,476,520 (2000)

8. Japan 2,443,470 (2000)

9. Italy 2,205,782 (2000)

10. India 1,764,629 (1999)

11. Korea, South 1,543,219 (2000)

12. Chile 1,409,939 (2000)

13. Mexico 1,363,709 (2000)

14. Netherlands 1,305,635 (2000)

15. Poland 1,266,910 (2000)

16. Spain 923,271 (2000)

17. Thailand 565,108 (2000)

18. Ukraine 553,594 (2000)

Thailand has a lower crime rate than Japan eh, and i am in Japan. I will leave immediately and go back to UK..................Noooooooooooooo, i can't, look at the crime rate, i will go to USA..........Ummmmm, Not a Chance, ,,,,,,,,,,Thailand is looking pretty good to me. Stay away from Belgain Murderers in Pattaya is my advice.

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I wonder if copywriters at the BKK Post are recruited straight out of elementary school? The woman was either a) a freelance guide & translator or :o an entrepreneurial pizza parlor owner & dive instructor. What is clear is that no adults are checking any copy written by the tadpoles. Sad.

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Pattaya must have one of the highest death rates in the world; In a country not at war.

Pattaya has quite a few farang suicides, but it is to be expected.

A fair few Farangs living in Pattaya have left behind a trail of debt in their own countries, they left wives and children, jobs, all in search of a dream. Then they realise that their 1 million baht is not so much money after all, they quickly turn to drink, they withdraw from society, they spend all day drinking and typing to ThaiVisa Forum complaining about how bad Thailand is, Suicide shortly follows.

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Map & Graph: Crime: Total crimes (Top 100 Countries)

View this stat: Per capita Show map full screen

Country Description Amount

1. United States 23,677,800 (1999)

2. Germany 6,264,723 (2000)

3. United Kingdom 5,170,831 (2000)

4. France 3,771,849 (2000)

5. South Africa 3,422,743 (2000)

6. Russia 2,952,367 (2000)

7. Canada 2,476,520 (2000)

8. Japan 2,443,470 (2000)

9. Italy 2,205,782 (2000)

10. India 1,764,629 (1999)

11. Korea, South 1,543,219 (2000)

12. Chile 1,409,939 (2000)

13. Mexico 1,363,709 (2000)

14. Netherlands 1,305,635 (2000)

15. Poland 1,266,910 (2000)

16. Spain 923,271 (2000)

17. Thailand 565,108 (2000)

18. Ukraine 553,594 (2000)

Thailand has a lower crime rate than Japan eh, and i am in Japan. I will leave immediately and go back to UK..................Noooooooooooooo, i can't, look at the crime rate, i will go to USA..........Ummmmm, Not a Chance, ,,,,,,,,,,Thailand is looking pretty good to me. Stay away from Belgain Murderers in Pattaya is my advice.

Comparative stats like these have very little reliability or validitysince there's no uniform reporting procedure for all countries.

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Map & Graph: Crime: Total crimes (Top 100 Countries)

View this stat: Per capita Show map full screen

Country Description Amount

1. United States 23,677,800 (1999)

2. Germany 6,264,723 (2000)

3. United Kingdom 5,170,831 (2000)

4. France 3,771,849 (2000)

5. South Africa 3,422,743 (2000)

6. Russia 2,952,367 (2000)

7. Canada 2,476,520 (2000)

8. Japan 2,443,470 (2000)

9. Italy 2,205,782 (2000)

10. India 1,764,629 (1999)

11. Korea, South 1,543,219 (2000)

12. Chile 1,409,939 (2000)

13. Mexico 1,363,709 (2000)

14. Netherlands 1,305,635 (2000)

15. Poland 1,266,910 (2000)

16. Spain 923,271 (2000)

17. Thailand 565,108 (2000)

18. Ukraine 553,594 (2000)

Thailand has a lower crime rate than Japan eh, and i am in Japan. I will leave immediately and go back to UK..................Noooooooooooooo, i can't, look at the crime rate, i will go to USA..........Ummmmm, Not a Chance, ,,,,,,,,,,Thailand is looking pretty good to me. Stay away from Belgain Murderers in Pattaya is my advice.

Thats TOTAL CRIME RATES you are looking at there. To get a better idea of the real incidence of crime you have to look at the PER CAPITA rate. Thailand has about twice the rate of murders than USA on a per capita basis.

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She was stabbed
err, that's what I tried to point out but some folks missed that point...... nice one begs :D

dotcom is rt on the money too :o

hey, you wanna buy dotcom.net its for sale! (plug)

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If you guys look at the top when this topic started, the guy was a freelance guide and a translator while the woman was a diving instructor and pizza owner.

I see here some of you is mixing the story up. Am I right or wrong

Daveyo

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Posting the total crimes as an indicator of "anything" is naive. The countries on the top of the list have top notch technology for crime reporting. Do you think people in a 3rd world country can call 911 and have a crime report taken over the phone or have a police car dispatched to them like in America? This list shows those countries with high technology and big budgets to write paper and maintain statistics on crimes that have happened in local jurisdictions.

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