Britain summons Thai charge d’affaires to clarify about Koh Tao murder case

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LONDON, ENGLAND, 14 October 2014  The UK Foreign Office has requested the Thai charge d’affaires for an inquiry about the murder case of two British tourists in Koh Tao.

British Foreign Office Minister Mr. Hugo Swire has expressed his concerns regarding the case and has called for Mr. Natthawat Krisanamara, the Thai charge d’affaires, to give a clarification about how the case has been handled.

Mr. Swire has requested that the investigation be carried out transparently and the Thai police perform their duties with integrity. At the same time, he also said that the British police would be willing to provide any means of assistance for the investigation as well.

Last week, the Thai police pressed charges against two Burmese workers for the gruesome murder of Mr. David Miller, 24, and Ms. Hannah Witheridge whose bodies were discovered on September 15th, 2014 on the tourist island of Koh Tao.

Although both workers confessed that they were responsible for the murder and the Thai police claimed that their DNA matched those found on the bodies, many people are still not convinced that the workers were the real culprits, saying they have been made scapegoats.