Thailand: Police under fire in news report for allegedly framing tourist

Posted on December 2, 2012 • Filed under: Asia, Thailand, Tourist Arrested

Thai police are again under fire overseas after an Australian TV report about a man who lost his girlfriend in an accident and was then allegedly framed by police on Koh Samui. Tragedy in Thailand aired on Channel 9 in Australia on Tuesday. Jamie Keith (left) alleges Koh Samui police attempted to exort money from him after the death of his girlfriend, Nicole Fitzsimons (right) in a motorcycle accident. Image from Channel 9.
Tragedy in Thailand, an episode of the popular TV show A Current Affair on Australia’s Channel 9 network, accused Thai police of injustice and corruption. Police responded on Friday by reopening the case and transferring the chief of the station in charge of the original investigation. However, the chief denied allegations of corruption. Read Article

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