The grisly murder of a Khon Kaen girl is still making headlines as the 3 female suspects have now been labelled the “murder babes”.
The three Thai women in their 20s went on the run after killing and dismembering a young bar worker.
The trio were charged with premeditated murder and concealing a body over death of Warisara Klinjui. Local media elevated suspects to celebrities until they turned themselves in and now leaked photos show suspects applying makeup before press conference. The police have been accused of special treatment.
“The whole saga has sickened many Thais and raised questions about the conduct of the media and police.
One of the most disturbing photos from the whole so-called “murder babes” saga was not of the crime scene or the victim. It was a photo of a metal keychain, a product that went on sale at the height of the hype.
It was a key-chain of a tiny handsaw and it was packaged along with a photo of “Preaw”, or “sour” — the nickname of Preeyanuch Nonwangchai, one of those accused of hacking up the body with a similar saw.”
Read more about this bizarre media circus.
Members of a civil rights group in Khon Kaen province woke up Wednesday morning to find security forces searching their headquarters without a court warrant. Read More
In other news:
Worrying news for anyone working without a permit in Thailand: The penalties are now much more severe: working in Thailand without a work permit.
On the run Australian who escaped from a notorious jail in Bali is rumoured to be hiding out in Pattaya
More trouble in Koh Tao as yet another pretty young white girl has died on what is being dubbed Death Island, AKA Ko Tao.
In financial news this article on the super Thai baht is worth a read.
As this feature develops I hope to bring you positive news from Thailand and the Isaan region in particular. This weeks’ news has been a little less than positive but I’m banking on this not being the case every week! We will showcase the highlights of the region but we’ll also bring you the most interesting news stories be they good or bad.
We’re sure that the north east of Thailand is a great place to relocate/retire to and we’ll also be bringing you all the information you need including up to date cost of living reports.
Check back next Sunday……