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Eleven years have passed since the murder of a Japanese woman in Sukhothai province (central Thailand) in 2007 and, with no developments, an existing cash reward for any information leading to an arrest is expected to be raised from 1.6 million to 2 million baht.

In 2007, 27 year old Tomoko Kawashita arrived in Thailand alone and headed to Sukhothai for the Loy Krathong festival on November 24. Her body was found the next day in Sukhothai Historical Park stabbed to death, laying next to her rented bicycle.

Eleven years after, the family is again voicing their ever-growing concern over the lack of progress. They are now calling for authorities to raise the cash reward to 2 million baht, the previous 1.6 million baht had been funded by local police (100,00 baht), Royal Thai Police Office (500,000 baht), and one million baht from the Department of Special Investigation.

The deputy PM told reporters that the team handling the case will now meet to discuss raising the DSI’s contribution by 400,00 baht and has assured the family and media that authorities are working consistently to follow up the case.

The father of the victim has appealed to Thai authorities to deliver justice as little progress had been made over the last eleven years. He voiced his concerns, saying he is worried the 20 year statute of limitations would expire before justice can be served.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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Health Minister volunteering to receive first Covid jab, as effectiveness rate questioned

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“I’ll go first!”

Thailand’s Public Health Minister has repeated his pledge to be the first person to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, in a bid to allay people’s concerns. Questions have been raised about the Chinese-manufactured Sinovac Biotech jab after its effectiveness rating was revised downwards by researchers in Brazil.

Anutin Charnvirakul says the vaccine process will be overseen by Sophon Mekthon from the Ministry of Public Health and all safety criteria will be met. The Pattaya News reports that the minister says he has confidence in the safety of the vaccine and is willing to prove it by being the first person to get the jab. It’s not the first time he has made this suggestion but there has been no official confirmation that the Health Minister will be first in line.

Thailand has ordered 2 million doses of the vaccine, with the first 200,000 expected to arrive next month. The government has also ordered 26 million doses of a Covid-19 vaccine produced by AstraZeneca in partnership with Oxford University but is not expected to take delivery of that vaccine until the middle of the year.

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