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Elderly Dutch Man Drowns Off Pattaya Beach

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Elderly Dutchman Drowns Off Pattaya Beach

No foul play is suspected in the death of an elderly Dutchman whose body was found floating in the sea off Pattaya beach on Friday evening.

The body of 74-year-old Johannes Van Schaik was spotted by locals floating in the sea close to Walking Street around 7pm.

A missing persons report had already been filed with police by his worried wife earlier in the evening after he failed to return from an afternoon swim.

Elderly Dutchman Drowns Off Pattaya Beach

Rescue volunteers from the Sawang Boriboon Foundation used a boat to recover the body as a crowd of onlookers gathered to watch including the wife of the deceased.

His wife Sukjai, 41, was inconsolable and was comforted by members of the public.

Police believe the man died of natural causes and sent the body for an autopsy.

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KOH SAMUI: French Woman Tests Positive For Covid-19 After Doing 14 Day Quarantine

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French Woman Tests Positive For Covid-19 After Doing 14 Day Quarantine

The Ministry of Public Health have confirmed this afternoon that a 57-year-old French woman has tested positive for Covid-19 on Koh Samui.

The woman arrived in Thailand on September 30th from France and went into mandatory 14-day quarantine in Bangkok where she tested negative 3 times during this period.

On October 15 she left quarantine, visited the French Embassy before flying to Koh Samui with her family on Bangkok Airways flight PG167.

Two days later she developed a cough and fever then on Tuesday she went to Bangkok Hospital Samui for testing.

Both her first test on Wednesday, then a second on Thursday came back positive. Her husband and child both tested negative.

The three family members have been kept in hospital for quarantine and observation.

Friends and others all three came into contact with have been tested and are awaiting the results later today.

This is the third “local” case in almost five months with the previous two being a prisoner and the footballer from Uzbekistan. There were no further cases or contaminations for either one.

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Billionaire Heir Police Captain Kills Meatball Vendor, Flees The Scene

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Police Captain Kills Meatball Vendor

A police captain reported to be the heir to a billion-dollar property company fled the scene of a fatal car accident in the early hours of Thursday morning leaving a meatball vendor dead on the road.

According to an eyewitness, the meatball vendor was on the way home in the Pattanakarn area of Bangkok when the police captain crashed a BMW into him in the middle of the road at around 4am.

At the height of the confusion and commotion after the crash, Pol. Capt. Akarawin “Jimmy” Taechaubol fled the scene after being picked up by his driver who was following behind in a minivan, leaving a confused 25-year-old woman in her car he’d been driving.

The woman, who was in a state of inebriation, said she met the policeman in a pub and he offered to drive her home since she was too drunk to get behind the wheel.

Several hours after the accident, Pol. Capt. Akarawin contacted Klong Tan Police Station stating he would surrender himself.

Sometime later he showed up and surrendered. He underwent alcohol and drug tests with investigators awaiting results.

Klong Tan police charged him with reckless driving that causes damage to property and death plus leaving the scene of an accident.

He was released on 100k bail.

Multiple Thai media outlets report that he is a billionaire heir to a mega property company, as well as owning restaurants in Thailand and in the UK.

Comparisons were also made to the high profile Red Bull heir case – expensive car, heir to billions, fleeing the scene, hiding for several hours before surrendering for alcohol and drug tests,

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PM Revokes State Of Emergency In Bangkok

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PM Revokes State Of Emergency In Bangkok

The Prime Minister stuck to his word and revoked the State Of Emergency in Bangkok from noon today in a bid to end the street protests.

Speaking in a televised address on Wednesday evening, the PM said he would lift the “Serious Emergency Situation in Bangkok” if there was no violence at the anti-government protests taking the first step in resolving the situation.

PM Revokes State Of Emergency In Bangkok

Protestors marched to Government House after gathering at Victory Monument at 4pm yesterday.

They handed over their demands including a large resignation letter for the PM to senior police officers before dispersing peacefully.

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