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Former OrBorTor President in Phang Nga, and accused pedophile, flees

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The former OrBorTor President in Tung Maprao, Tai Muang district in Phang Nga, Suppasak ‘Sak’ Pokaboot, has reportedly fled from his house after having resigned from his position following grave allegations of pedophilia and incriminating video evidence this week.

The police went to speak to Suppasak this morning and found that the house was locked. There were a few workers outside that told police that several officials had visited the house in recent days for questioning over the allegations and video.

They said that Suppasak had fled from his house and hired them to take care of the property. Soon after, his wife and child also left the house with the family’s van, they told police.

The workers didn’t have a key to get inside as they were only responsible for the outdoors.

An official from the Phang Nga Provincial Office, Sudina Kaewdee, revealed that his resignation was accepted on the day he filed the letter to Tai Muang District Chief. Now the District Chief will file the letter to the Phang Nga Provincial Office, who will pass the letter to Phang Nga Governor. This final process will mean Suppasak is no longer President of the local OrBorTor.

Suppasak was earlier exposed in a pedophilia and child molestation case after a video clip of him kissing and touching a 12 year old girl went viral.

Read that story HERE.

The video was released by the girl because she was stressed about the situation and wanted to share the video because she was distressed about the situation and worried some people didn’t believe her. Her 16 year old sister also told officials that she had almost became a victim too and was aware of the man’s intentions.

She explained that ‘Uncle Sak’ knows her family well, as her mother and father used to work for him. Once the parents were divorced, the two sisters went to live with their grandmother and ‘Uncle Sak’ has become a helping hand, especially when they all had an accident and couldn’t work or go to school.

She explained that one day the man told them that he had visited a traditional Chinese doctor several times and couldn’t heal his sickness so the doctor suggested him to find a young girl who he can kiss and touch as it would help cure his condition. She didn’t agree to his lies and advances but says her sister apparently did.

The grandmother of the two girls also agreed to be the witness in the case today and is also being investigated by police as they unravel the tawdry details and history of the man and his relationship with the family.

Former OrBorTor President in Phang Nga, and accused pedophile, flees | News by The Thaiger

No one at home. The former OrBorTor President’s home in Phang Nga

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Convicted human traffickers ignore 99% of court orders in Thailand

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Human traffickers in Thailand have ignored court orders to pay compensation to victims in more than the 99% of convicted cases in recent years. The flouting of the court orders is fuelling fears that many survivors could be victimised again.

Thai courts have ordered traffickers to pay their victims more than $4.3 million for damages caused in about 1,335 cases since 2014, but the compensation was paid in only five cases, excluding cases settled out of court, according to Reuters.

While Thailand has rescued a record-breaking 1,000+ trafficking victims this year along, activists are concerned that the failure to pay compensation leaves them in fresh danger. A spokesman for the Human Rights and Development Foundation says… “It’s an important issue that is unfortunately being neglected.”

The Human Rights and Development Foundation provides free legal aid to migrant workers and trafficking victims.

The Thai government is considering amending its 1999 anti-money laundering laws to allow offenders’ assets to be seized to compensate victims. Seized assets are currently state property but it’s unclear when this will be reviewed by the cabinet.

“This money will enable victims to start a new life and prevent them from being re-trafficked. However the government’s role in assisting victims in pursuing the claims is still not clear.”

Thailand is home to about 610,000 modern ‘slaves’, according to the Global Slavery Index published by the rights group Walk Free Foundation. This means that about one in 113 of its 69 million people is enslaved – forced or blackmailed into working against their will, often with little or no pay.

Trafficking victims are automatically compensated through a government fund which provides living and rehabilitation expenses and lost wages. But the Human Rights and Development Foundation says these sums are insufficient for victims to rebuild their lives.

While Thai law allows victims to claim compensation from convicted traffickers, offenders have refused to pay in more than 1,000 cases.

The US called on Thailand in June to increase compensation to victims in its annual Trafficking in Persons report. They ranked Thailand as a Tier 2 country, meaning it is making significant efforts to combat the crime.

SOURCE: Reuters

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Now you see him, now you don’t… Patong Police hunt foreigner over $30k theft

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Patong Police have yet to develop any tangible leads tracking down a foreigner who made off with US$30,000 in cash from a currency exchange booth in Kalim, north of Patong in Phuket, last Tuesday.

The man is about 168 centimetres tall with grey hair and around 60 years old, Patong police told The Phuket News.

“We have no clue what nationality he is.”

He was last seen at the currency exchange booth wearing a purple polo shirt, blue jeans and black cap. Police have checked hotels in the area, police stations across the island and Phuket Immigration, but have yet to join the dots and come up with firm leads.

“Investigators have checked CCTV in the area and collected what evidence we have but we still do not know the man’s name or where he was staying.”

The man had visited the booth several times before Tuesday, when he disappeared with the $30,000 in US banknotes, according to police.

“It was always small amounts”, he added, noting that the amounts didn’t warrant staff at the exchange booth to check the man’s passport before making the exchange.

The man arrived at the booth again at about 1pm on Tuesday, saying that he had 900,000 baht cash to exchange.

SOURCE: The Phuket News

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Mystery surrounds security guard found dead in his Phuket room

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The security guard of a hotel in Nai Yang, northern Phuket, 52 year old Yingyot Butsabong, from Maha Sarakham province, was found dead yesterday (October 16) in his room. Police remain mystified how the man came to grief.

A woman named Supattra received a call from the hotel he worked at and was informed that he didn’t show up at work yesterday, so she went to his apartment to check on him.

She saw that his room was locked from the inside, so used the key she had in her possession to open the room and found Yingyot laying on the floor, face down. She thought he was just sleeping so she tried to wake him up but once she flipped him, she found that he already passed away.

She immediately called Saku police, and once on the scene, police found that there was some blood on the floor. The man had a 2 centimetre wound on his left eyebrow which was deep into his skull. There was also a wound on his chin about 1 centimetre long and about a centimetre deep. His left eye had a bruise which looked like he was attacked by a hard object.

Police report that he had been dead for around four hours in the room.

The room was not ransacked and there was no sign of fighting or theft. His body has been sent to Thalang Hospital for a detailed autopsy and to look into the cause of death.

SOURCE: Phuket Hot News

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