Honorary Consul couple arrested

BANGKOK (The Nation): Police last night arrested Malaysian national and honorary consul to Morocco Tan Tek Hai, known better on the island as “Valentino”, 56, and his wife Suwaphat Kheereephon, 41, who is an honorary consul to Djibouti.

The couple were arrested by Department of Special Investigation (DSI) agents at their home for allegedly encroaching on a large plot of public land on Koh Yao.

Both denied the charge.

Police are waiting for three Thais, including a land official based on Koh Yao, to turn themselves over to DSI agents next week.

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