Foreign Affairs Ministry offers its condolences on the murder case of two British tourists


BANGKOK, 18 September 2014 – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed its regrets to the British government regarding the gruesome murder of two British tourists who were on vacation in Koh Tao.

Foreign Minister General Tanasak Patimapragorn has sent an official letter of sympathy to his British counterpart Philip Hammond regarding the murder case.

The letter reads: “In the name of the Thai government and its people, I offer my condolences to the bereaved families of the victims and wish to reassure that the safety of tourists remains the number one priority for the nation.”

The letter also informed that Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha has ordered related agencies to toughen up security measures in various tourist destinations and to quickly solve the case through careful scrutiny with a view to arresting and prosecuting the culprits in the most expeditious manner.

It gave assurances that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs would work closely with the British Embassy in Thailand and provide assistance in any way they can.