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Agama Yoga on Koh Phangan raided by Thai police

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Agama Yoga on Koh Phangan raided by Thai police | The Thaiger

The Thai Military & Police have raided Agama Yoga in Koh Phangan. Charges have been filed against the Swami Vivekananda Saraswati. According to our source, Agama has been a ‘ghost town’ for weeks.

Back in July The Thaiger reported that the founder of the Koh Phangan based yoga and tantra school Agama, Swami Vivekananda Saraswati, was accused by multiple women of sexual assault. He claimed to be the “brilliant exponent of a unique and modern trend of thinking in Yoga” who “has reached high states of spiritual realisation.”

Agama Yoga on Koh Phangan is one of the world’s largest yoga training centres. Swami’s teacher is the infamous Romanian yoga guru Gregorian Bivolaru. Bivolaru was sentenced to six years in prison for having sex with an underage girl.

At the time the Swami warned those who dared to speak against him that “they are under demonic influence and face infernal consequences for many lives to come.”

Several of his most senior teachers were also accused of rape or sexual assault at the time. Former staff claimed that the Swami was paying off the Thai authorities.

Staff at the Koh Phangan facility resigned in droves following the July story.

Read the story from The Thaiger posted on July 27 HERE.

BREAKING NEWS: The Thai Military & Police have raided Agama Yoga today! Charges have been filed against Swami. Agama has been a ghost town for weeks I'm told…Visit: for news and updates.

Posted by Be Scofield on Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Video of the alleged raid by Thai police at the headquarters of the Agama Yoga Centre on Koh Phangan – Facebook/Be Scofield

On the website for Agama Yoga they are currently advertising the “ART OF DYING WORKSHOP” which is said to be held between September 24 – 29.

“Learn to understand your own death and its significance, as well as to support loved ones through this transition with spiritual purpose and compassion. Agama draws on the famed Tibetan Bardo Thodol and both modern and Yogic resources to help participants approach death with fearlessness.”

Seems the business may be dying before the proposed September start date.

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Koh Samui: “Awash with drugs”, ONB News

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Koh Samui: “Awash with drugs”, ONB News | The Thaiger

ONB News is reporting that Koh Samui is “awash with drugs” and that the local prison was crammed full of prisoners convicted on drugs charges.

They were making the assessment following the latest arrest of a Thai woman and her Thai husband on drugs charges on the popular holiday island.

‘Ice’ or crystal methamphetamine was found at her home in Bo Phut.

The 37 year old, Pinkaew Joseph Pickering, was arrested. She admitted she had been selling the drugs to Thais and foreign tourists. She said she had been married to a foreigner for a year, but it didn’t work out and now she was married to a Thai man. She also had a 10 month old child.

She told police she had to turn to drugs to make ends meet. Police believe she was more involved in the drugs trade than that. They had previously arrested her new Thai husband also for involvement in the drugs trade.

ONB reported that 80% of the inmates at the Samui District prison were incarcerated for drugs.

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Stunning new Lux Neo villas at Chaweng, Koh Samui

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Stunning new Lux Neo villas at Chaweng, Koh Samui | The Thaiger

Sun, sea, new, views, pool villa, Samui. All the words you want to hear.

Lux Neo is now available, combining stunning sea views and outstanding modern design. Lux Neo is the newest award winning project by the “Neo” team with critiqued unique villa design and award winning styling. Click HERE to read more about the Neo design team and some of their other award-winning projects.

Stunning new Lux Neo villas at Chaweng, Koh Samui | News by The Thaiger

This magnificent site offers a unique combination for in Thailand – inspired design, value, astonishing views and quality. Designer two or three bedroom villas are now available with sea views to Chaweng Noi and just minutes to the main attractions, beaches, shops, airport and the main Chaweng shopping and beach areas.

The “Lux” location is 18 Rai of premium Chaweng Noi sea view land with “Neo” being a private 12 plot residential development featuring the uniquely inspired villa style. The highly desirable location of Chaweng Noi is just 1 kilometre away from some of Koh Samui’s best beaches and restaurants.

Stunning new Lux Neo villas at Chaweng, Koh Samui | News by The Thaiger

These luxuriously designed spaces include vaulted double height ceilings, mezzanine floors, large open airy spaces, modern terrazzo bathrooms and mezzanine bedrooms – all with breathtaking views of Koh Samui offering unparalleled design with nothing else like it in South East Asia.

Prices start from 8.8 million baht for the 2 bedroom villas ranging up to 12.5 million baht for the 3 bedroom villas.

Read more about the details of this stunning Samui development or make enquiries HERE. You will be able to find out a lot more information as well as compare the new Lux Neo to other projects in the area.

Check out more Samui properties HERE.

Stunning new Lux Neo villas at Chaweng, Koh Samui | News by The Thaiger

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Foundation worker, who admits to killing famous singer’s son, taken on reenactment

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Foundation worker, who admits to killing famous singer’s son, taken on reenactment | The Thaiger

PHOTO: Sanook

Thai police continue to investigate the murder of the son of a well known Koh Samui artist that took place last Monday.

Sanook reports that the victim, 26 year old Nappaphorn, son of singer “Maew Bai Jaak Thai” was shot 5 times by a local foundation rescue worker, 20 year old Natdanai, following a long-standing dispute between the two.

Natdani has now been charged with murder and weapons violations.

Police returned to the scene of the of the crime yesterday with the shooter to re-enact the murder and try to gain some more insight into what happened as well as a motive.

Natdani was first taken to the ring road outside a small shop in Lipa Noi where he told police that he was being chased by the victim on a motorcycle as he drove his rescue vehicle. The victim was allegedly armed with a ‘Sparta knife’. It was here that Natdani fired his gun three times at the victim, but missed.

The re-enactment then moved about 100 meters down the road where the final confrontation occurred. As Natdani parked his car the bike also stopped about 6 meters behind him. The two approached each other, and with the gun, Natdani fired three shots before the victim could get close enough to use the knife, and two more after that to end Nappaphorn’s life.

Police then took the shooter to Ban Phrukam Hill where he had parked his car on the night of the murder and lwas ater apprehended.

Natdini says he had a sense of revenge following years of arguments with the victim and that they had also argued on the final day, which led to the chase.

SOURCE: Sanook

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