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At least 25 people may face charges related to the death of a Thai model known as a “pretty.” Wichayaporn “Wawa” Wisetsombat died last month after working as a hostess at a private house party in Bangkok. Medical examiners say the 33 year old had methamphetamine, ketamine, ecstasy and diazepam in her system.

Wawa died at a hospital after working at party at a luxury home in Bangkok’s Chatuchak area. She had been hired to serve drinks. In a previous report by the Bangkok Post, doctors said she died from respiratory and blood system failure.

Investigators are still gathering evidence before issuing the summonses and arrest warrants for the 25 people suspected of being linked to the model’s death, according to the deputy metropolitan police commissioner Jiraphat Phoomjit. He adds that they will also be charged with violating the Emergency Decree.

Many so-called “pretties” work as hostesses at parties that often involve alcohol, drugs and sex work. Some work at promotional events like auto shows. One pretty who spoke to Thai media last month, said that the parties are even categorised depending if drugs or sex are involved, or if the job is just entertainment.

Abuse and danger of the Thai model entertainment industry was brought to light back in 2019 when another model was found dead in the lobby of a Bangkok condominium. 25 year old Thitima “Lunlabelle” Noraphanpipha died from “extreme alcohol intoxication,” according to an autopsy report. 6 people were found guilty for involvement in her death.

SOURCE: Thai Visa

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    Stardust

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    Thats the elites life style covered by the bosses, like we could see at the red bull case.

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    Kuhn David

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    One would hope that the authorities swabbed her body for DNA. It sounds like she was used by the party goers as a pin cushion. Unfortunately, the suspects are rich and will buy influence to avoid prosecution.

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    Lord fu fuu

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    Dear sirs
    I never see in any party people with guns pushing other to take drugs, its all about business transactions, that us we all know any business has their own business ralated risk, what I mean, and its very sad to see this young pretty ladies die in such circunstances, they should control themselves, they take a cocktails of drugs… That can kill a horse… Really sad.rip and all mi condolences to the family and friends.

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    Tony

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    Sad what happened to this lady, note to others the price of fame can have disasters consequences,

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    toby andrews

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Sadly it is a danger of the trade of these hostesses.
    I do not condemn them for their work. I just hope that the persons that killed them willingly or not, are punished.

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    the man the myth the lengend

    Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 2:04 am

    i guess the name says it all. What did you expect to happen? jeeez

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    James Pate

    Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 12:56 pm

    I fail to see what’s so fun about getting a pretty woman tanked up on a lethal drug cocktail. Throw the book at them!

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The Human Rights Watch is calling on Thai authorities to release pro-democracy activists who are detained on lèse majesté charges which carry an up to 15 year prison sentence for insulting the Thai Monarchy. HRW says the charges should be dropped because the activists’ rights to freedom of expression and assembly have been violated.

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