Rotary International awards One-Two-Go hero

THALANG: Rotary Club of Patong President O.B. Wetzell on November 20 presented a Rotary International “Family and Community Service Award” to Paiboon Papan, the One-Two-Go flight OG269 passenger who heroically saved the life of expat resident Robert Borland and other survivors of the crash on September 16.

The ceremony was held at the offices of Thalang Trading Co Ltd , where K. Paiboon works as an air-conditioning mechanic.

“The victim, Rob, he wasn’t a Muslim. He wasn’t a Buddhist. He wasn’t even Thai. But he was a human being who needed help and you [K. Paiboon] answered the call. That is what Rotary is all about.

“Helping those in our community who need help and recognizing those who do a service for their community. That’s why we are happy to recognize you [K. Paiboon] and your accomplishment today. Thank you from all of us,” said Mr Wetzell.

Phuket News

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