Koh Tao murders

STARTING DATE: 30 Jan 2015

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TOTAL UPDATE: 131 STORIES

News on the aftermath of the murder of two British backpackers on Koh Tao in September 2014.

Koh Tao murders
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30 Aug 2019

Lawyers mull pardon

The defence team of the two Myanmar nationals given the death sentence by the court over the murder of two Britons on Koh Tao were considering seeking a royal pardon for the pair.

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Lawyers mull pardon
29 Aug 2019

Decision final

The Supreme Court upholds the death sentence for two Myanmar men convicted of the murder of two British backpackers on Koh Tao five years ago.

29 Aug 2019 110
Decision final
2 Jun 2019

Rare false killer whales, dolphons emerge near Koh Tao

A pod of about 30 false killer whales and oceanic dolphin have been sighted near Koh Tao island in Ko Phangan district of Surat Thani. (Video and photos courtesy of Ban's Diving).

2 Jun 2019
Rare false killer whales, dolphons emerge near Koh Tao
3 Jan 2019

Tourists flee islands as tropical storm Pabuk closes in

KHAO LAK, Phangnga: Tens of thousands of tourists have fled some of the country's most popular islands and resort areas as tropical storm Pabuk closes in and threatens to batter the southern region with heavy rains, winds and seven-metre waves.

3 Jan 2019 9
Tourists flee islands as tropical storm Pabuk closes in
10 Oct 2018

Body of Moldova tourist found dead on Koh Tao taken to Bangkok

SURAT THANI: The body of a tourist from Moldova found dead on Koh Tao is being sent to Police General Hospital for a thorough autopsy to determine the cause of death.

10 Oct 2018 17
Body of Moldova tourist found dead on Koh Tao taken to Bangkok
13 Sep 2018

Man allegedly kills himself in Surat Thani

SURAT THANI: The owner of a diving school on Koh Tao allegedly took his life after a Facebook Live session telling his friends about his family and work problems.

13 Sep 2018 20
Man allegedly kills himself in Surat Thani
7 Sep 2018

Thais urged to drop charges over rape complaint posts

Human Rights Watch on Friday urged Thai authorities to drop legal cases against 12 people arrested over Facebook posts they shared about a British tourist's complaint that she had been raped on a holiday island.

7 Sep 2018 14
Thais urged to drop charges over rape complaint posts
7 Sep 2018

Police wait for questioning report on 'Koh Tao rape' from UK

British police will send within this month their report on the questioning of the British woman, 19, who claimed to be drugged, raped and robbed on Koh Tao in June while local police would arrest more people sharing false information on the case.

7 Sep 2018 36
Police wait for questioning report on 'Koh Tao rape' from UK
6 Sep 2018

Police arrest 11 for social media post

Police have arrested all but one of 12 people accused of publishing or "sharing" a CSI LA Facebook report about the alleged rape of a 19-year-old British tourist on Koh Tao.

6 Sep 2018 25
5 Sep 2018

Fake rape?

National police chief confirms blacklisting of British teen and CSI LA Facebook page administrator for reporting "rape" on Koh Tao dismissed by police.

5 Sep 2018 73
Fake rape?