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Posted by Ty on June 16, 2012 19:09
Ed, is it an article about Phi-Phi deaths, or about to promote the island?
Posted by Coralie on June 16, 2012 19:29
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Dr Pornthip is the military's favorite pathologist.Her expertise stretches into the super-natural.She claimed the GT200 could track explosives.It turned out, this was an empty plastic box and a car aerial stuck on.
Posted by Concerned on June 16, 2012 21:57
The very obvious question is whether the Laleena Guesthouse & Twin Palms Bungalows are one & the same? If not, then what was Laleena Guesthouse name changed to? It is very unsettling that this similar tragic 'accident' should occur when the case in 2009 was never resolved. It was the same with the C.Mai deaths in 2011. Young people simply do NOT die without cause. It should not be swept under the carpet, but fully investigated & the cause identified.
Posted by Logic on June 16, 2012 22:18
Definitely not the same places. Laleena was a guesthouse. This is a resort. I am sure the Thai authorities will quickly recognise the need for a satisfactory answer to what killed these women, and that in turn may provide clues to the previous two fatalities on Phuket and the others in Chiang Mai.
I was on Phi Phi a few months ago and Laleena is still there - it's close to the water treatment centre well inland. Not near the Phi Phi Palms, which is just back from Loh Dalum bay.
Posted by L on June 17, 2012 09:29
Yes, we've just done a tour.
I think they will need more than just a pathologist team and not only will they need to test the victims but also those people who first made contact with the victims in order to make a reasonable assessment such as testing urine.
Posted by Kermit on June 17, 2012 15:22
Sounds like similar as Downtown Inn hotel Chiang Mai last year...
Posted by Bug Poison on June 17, 2012 20:15
The deaths at Downtown inn were due to chemicals used in the linen to kill dust mites. They are not demolishing the Downtown at all!!! They are refurbishing and renaming that all.
Posted by Me on June 18, 2012 00:16
I don't think any clear link has been established. Not all the deaths were at the Downtown.
I feel sad that this happened again and suspect there are more behind the circumstances here that first meet the eye. They are hiding someting and dont want to scare the tourist away. How is it possible that young people die like this again and again and nothing happens? It's sick
Posted by jojp on June 18, 2012 04:57
What puzzles me is why the bodies are always sent off Phi Phi with speed but everything else takes such a long time. Often, an autopsy is either not done, not done with great efficiency or only done with funds from the family. What Thailand needs is a serious attempt to solve these mysterious cases, every time. Otherwise, tourism inevitable suffers.
ED, Thailand needs to learn and give the right value and importance to the life, instead to consider more important the tourism suffering!
Posted by Coralie on June 18, 2012 09:09
We agree on that, Coralie, but I wouldn't generalise wildly because there are people in Thailand who understand and who are doing their best. To use the word ''Thailand'' implies it's all hopeless. It's not. Public Health especially once involved in the Chiang Mai issue were very professional.
Almost all dead people is women....?
Posted by Anonymous on June 18, 2012 09:12
In the Phi Phi and Chiang Mai cases, mostly but not all.
Did they check for drugs? Like overdose? People put things into glasses....
Posted by Paul on August 27, 2012 01:49
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