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Koh Samui: British tourist apologises for insurance scam

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The Daily Mirror is reporting that a British tourist is being forced to apologise after being caught out in an insurance scam while holidaying in Koh Samui. 35 year old Adesanya Olamide Omolaja had told police he was robbed at knife point by three men who stole his backpack. Omolaja claimed the robbers escaped on motorbikes with his backpack, which he said contained an Apple MacBook.

He then filed an official police report in order to try and claim on his insurance.

However, after checking CCTV footage, police saw that when Omolaja had left his room in Bophut he did not have a backpack with him.

He was also with a woman, which contradicted his claim that he had been alone during the time of robbery. Omolaja was then arrested on June 14 and admitted that his Apple MacBook had actually been lost back in London. Details of Omolaja’s arrest were posted on the Surat Thani immigration website.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Omolaja said, “As you have seen from the video that was what happened to me the other day. I guess the lesson here is that when you come over to Thailand, just be straight up with the police. Don’t lie.. again, I took bad advice and see where it landed me.”

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Pattaya’s “sex gurus” ordered to remain in detention as they continue fight

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Ten Russian self-appraised 'sex gurus' at the centre of a sex-techniques course held in Pattaya in February have been ordered to remain in detention by the Pattaya Court.

The Thai News Agency are reporting that eight of the ten involved in offering the course appeared in court at the end of last week. The Court asked if they admitted their crimes - they all denied it. The eight also informed the Court that they had instructed lawyers to fight their cases. They were then taken back to jail to await their next day in court.

One person is charged with overstay, three with illegal entry and all ten, "working without a work permit".

They were arrested on February 26 in a Pattaya Sai 2 Road hotel where they were allegedly conducting courses on sex techniques to 43 Russians who had paid 20,000 baht each.

The group were led by 35 year old "Alex Leslie" and "Nastya Rubka". Nasty (aka Anastasia Vashukevich) later tried to tr...
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“Not for sale at any price” – Mu Pa Academy VP

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In the wake of 13 of their young footballers being rescued from the Tham Luang caves, TNA reports that some of the world’s biggest football clubs are showing interest in actually buying the Mu Pa football academy.

But the club’s vice president and manager Kittipong Intaechai says, despite the interest, his club is not for sale at any price.

Mr Intaechai notes the purpose of the academy is to help improve the lives of local boys in Chiang Rai through playing football, not to make money. Mr Intaechai is also warning the public about buying 'Wild Boar' souvenirs. In the aftermath of the rescue many souvenirs have been created that include the logo and name of the Wild Boar team.

"These have not been produced by the club but instead by people hoping to cash in on the back of the success of the rescue operation."

While none of the clubs supposedly interested in buying the Wild Boars were named in the TNA report, teams from the a...
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Elon Musk “should be put up against a wall and shot” – Mother of UK diver Unsworth

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The UK 'The Sun' is reporting that the 88 year old mother of UK cave diver Vernon Unsworth says American tech billionaire Elon Musk should be shot for falsely branding her son a 'pedo'.

Musk twittered the insult towards the cave expert after Unsworth branded the tycoon's offer to build a mini submarine to free the trapped Thai schoolboys a PR stunt. Unsworth was in Chiang Mai providing valuable skills and information into the delicate cave dive to retrieve the Mu Pa 13.

The Tesla boss has since apologised to 63 year old Unsworth, but his mum has clearly not forgiven Musk for what he said about her son. When asked about the "pedo" slur, Vera Unsworth said: “That’s stupid, that is the last thing he is. It’s disgusting, absolutely disgusting that.

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