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    Thai Actress Tangmo Nida
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    Updates: July 07.2022


    Indictments in drowned Thai actress’s case postponed to August 03.2022

    The public prosecutor in charge of handling the case of the death of actress Nida Patcharaveerapong, aka “Tangmo”, postponed the indictments of six suspects today (Thursday) until August 3rd.2022 Nonthaburi’s Provincial Prosecutor Supaporn Nipavanich explained that the indictments have to be postponed because the case file has not been returned to her from the Region 1 prosecutors, due to some unspecified technical problems, adding that the examination of the case file is well within the timeline and has not been delayed.

    This is the second time that indictments have been delayed and it is reported that the suspects may lodge a petition with the Office of the Attorney-General against the delay. The prosecutor said that the suspects have the right to do so, but she insisted that the delay was not intentional, as she has already explained to the suspects. The six suspects are the speedboat’s owner Thanupat Lerttaweewit, helmsman Paibul Trikanchananan, Wisapat Manomairat, Nitas Kiratisoothisathorn, Nida’s manager Idsarin Juthasuksawat and Peem Thamthirasri, the only suspect who was not on the speedboat when Nida fell into the river.

    All face charges of causing death through negligence, which is most serious of all the charges against the six, which range from giving false statements to the police, littering, destroying evidence, using a boat with an expired licence and operating a boat without a license. Thanupat is also facing a drug abuse charge. All are out on bail.

    Nida fell into the Chao Phraya River near the Pibulsongkram Pier in Muang district of Nonthaburi on the night of February 24th while travelling in a speedboat with four friends. Her body was found two days later, not far from the pier. After a lengthy investigation, marred by social media drama and two autopsies, as well as suspicions of foul play, police finally ruled that her death was caused by recklessness, not murder.

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    Tangmo: Boating five should take lie detector tests, again — Sentaor Somchai

    The five boating buddies of the Thai actress Nida “Tango” Patcharavirapong should take lie detector tests — again. That’s the recommendation of Senator Somchai Sawangkarn, head of the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights, Rights, Liberties and Consumer Protection. He made the statement to the media after a meeting on Monday, in which he heard reports from the police and forensics pathologists involved in the ongoing investigation.

    Somchai recommended the polygraph tests because the witness have made conflicting statements to police and the case has seen very little progress, after nearly a month of investigation, while the media circus surrounding them plays on. The senator said he also suspects that the five boat buddies might have received coaching from someone before they received police questioning. And he suggested that the police try to locate the actress’ skirt, saying it might provide an additional clue.

    Notably, Tango was shown wearing a white skirt around her waist in photographs taken on the night of her death. The garment was not found on the actress’ body when it was recovered from the Chao Phraya River two days after the incident. But the garment has yet to be located. Somchai also said that police will be asked to re-examine some details of the ongoing investigation, including Tangmo’s skirt, a bruise on her chest, the deep wound on her thigh, and a blood sample. He said police have been asked to be “transparent” in their investigation of the evidence. The late actress’ mother reportedly petitioned the senator to keep a close watch on the investigation into her daughter’s death.
    The senator said that at this point in the investigation, the committee won’t summon anyone to provide additional information, but that it will consider meeting summaries, autopsy results, CCTV footage and other evidence in its next discussion.

    But this is not the first time lie detectors have been mentioned in the investigation. Last month, national police chief Pol Gen Suwat Jangyodsuk said police would use lie detectors during questioning of the boating five to facilitate the investigation, the Bangkok Post reported. Since then, there’s been no news on whether the five witnesses were actually given lie detector tests and, if so, what the results were. It’s unclear why they would have to undergo a second round of polygraph tests, if the police had already used them once before.

    Police also previously conducted five days of boating reenactments with each of the witnesses, to determine the events that took place on the speedboat that night. But police say the witnesses have made conflicting statements, leading them to believe they’ve lied. The five people who were on the boat are boat owner Tanupat “Por” Lerttaweewit, the unlicensed skipper Phaiboon “Bert” Trikanjananun, Nitas “Job” Kiratisoothisathorn, Tangmo’s manager Idsarin “Gatick” Juthasuksawat and Wisapat “Sand” Manomairat, a transgender woman.

    Police earlier said all five will likely face charges of giving false statements and recklessness leading to death. But the investigation is dragging on — with Wednesday marking one month mark since Tangmo drowned in the Chao Phraya River on the night of February 24. Police have yet to determine why she fell from the boat and who was to blame.
    Last week, the Justice Ministry set up a panel of forensic experts to review the re-examination of the actress’ body, which took place on March 16.2022

    Notably, Senator Khunying Pornthip Rojanasunan, a member of the senate committee and a forensic expert, says that the first autopsy was quite complete and she does not think the late actress was assaulted.

    She said existing evidence in not sufficient to determine that actress’ death was an act of premeditated murder, rather it was more likely to be a “homicide.” Dr. Pornthip says
    Meanwhile, Somchai said the panel had received and reviewed the results of both autopsies, which were similar. Notably, Tangmo’s head did not show any trace of impact and her teeth were not broken. As for the wound on her leg, officials are still waiting for the result of a tissue examination to determine its cause.

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        Tangmo: Fresh autopsy of Thai actress dispels suspicions (preliminary findings)


        Khunying Pornthip Rojanasunan speaks at a press conference to discuss the preliminary findings of the second autopsy of the Thai actress Tangmo on Thursday, March 17, 2022.

        A second autopsy of the body of Thai actress Nida “Tangmo” Patcharavirapong was conducted yesterday afternoon by the Central Institute of Forensic Science at Thammasat University Hospital in Bangkok. The actress’ mother, Panida Sirayootyotin, requested the re-examination to confirm her daughter’s cause of death and to dispel any skepticism surrounding the high-profile investigation.

        Tangmo drowned in the Chao Phraya River in Nonthaburi north of Bangkok late Thursday night three weeks ago, after allegedly falling from a speedboat. Five other people were onboard. At a press conference yesterday evening, the review panel of forensics experts announced their preliminary confirmations of the additional autopsy. Here are the key takeaways…

        teeth: NOT broken
        skull: NOT broken
        leg wound: still cannot determine whether it was caused by a propeller
        eyes: the same, no bleeding
        neck: normal, no marks from choking or asphyxiation
        bladder: no urine, already rotten
        brain: awaiting further examination from lab results


        A screenshot from a graphic on Thai TV showing the 11 points requested for re-examination of the body of Thai actress Tangmo.

        Ahead of yesterday’s re-examination, forensics expert Khunying Pornthip Rojanasunan fielded questions from Thai media. The Human Rights Commissioner and Senator said she didn’t recommend a second autopsy, but that it could be helpful to clear the mother’s concerns and help answer the suspicions of Thai netizens…

        “People should believe in the first autopsy. For the second autopsy, we’ll have to wait for two weeks in order to confirm all the details.”
        Speaking again at a press conference yesterday evening, Dr. Pornthip revealed she had served as a counselor and witness during the new postmortem, which began at 2pm and lasted about three hours. Notably, she said the leg wound happened before Tangmo died, though the cause remains unknown. She said the experts will compare the wound to other wounds from past autopsies to determine what caused it, and whether or not it was the boat’s propeller. Regardless, Dr. Pornthip said that the finding of the autopsy would not be revealed to the media because it could affect the investigation process.

        “The police officers, doctors, and inspector team will work together to find the answer for each question.”
        How did we get here?

        Thai actress Tangmo drowned in the Chao Phraya River in Nonthaburi north of Bangkok on the night of February 24, after allegedly falling from a speedboat on which she had been partying with five other people.
        Search and rescue team recovered her body from thr river nearly two days later. The resulting investigation, which today enters its fourth week, has been mired with false witness testimonies and a perceived lack of transparency from the police. It has received 24/7 coverage in Thai media while netizens concoct countless conspiracy theories online. Notably, gruesome images of her corpse while in the rescue vehicle were leaked online, drawing much condemnation – and fueling conspiracy theories that centered on apparent ‘wounds’ not mentioned in the initial autopsy report. Her mother, Panida Sirayootyotin, eventually requested a re-examination of her body last Saturday, to confirm her daughter’s cause of death and to dispel any skepticism surrounding the high-profile investigation. On Monday, doctors from Police General Hospital gave a detailed explanation of the circumstances of Tangmo’s death to her mother Panida Sirayootyotin and her lawyer. No evidence of murder was given.

        Police say the existing evidence and witness claims show her death was likely an accident. It’s also the same explanation presented in the report to investigators from the Muang police station in Nonthaburi on Monday. Afterward, the actress’ mother said the police explanation had dismissed her doubts about the cause of her daughter’s death. However, she still wanted to go ahead with the second autopsy to verify their claims. The body of the actress was then moved from the Institute of Forensic Medicine of Police General Hospital to Thammasat University Hospital Rangsit campus on Tuesday, where forensics doctors awaited the go-ahead to conduct the second to alleviate public doubts.

        On Wednesday, the institute’s 15-member board voted in unanimously in favour to conduct another postmortem, according to secretary to the justice minister Thanakrit Jitta-areerat. The second autopsy was performed yesterday afternoon at the university hospital. Afterward, the review panel of forensics experts gave their preliminary findings at a press conference. After three weeks of investigation, and significant pubic scrutiny, police have yet to draw definitive conclusions and close the case. They now await the full report from the second autopsy to either confirm or contradict what they already know. That could take another two weeks. Meanwhile, the watching public can only hope for the truth to come out and justice to be served.

        Three days of Christian memorial services for Tangmo were held last weekend at Liberty Church Bangkok.

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          Tangmo: Senators warn police to store speedboat ‘properly’



          Investigating police stand in front of the speedboat parked at the NBC Boat Club in Nonthaburi. The vessel was later transported to provincial police headquarters, where it was left exposed to the weather.

          Store the boat properly, you dummies! That’s the key takeaway, after senators visited the police headquarters in Muang district of Nonthaburi last week, where they found police had not been properly storing a key piece of evidence — the speedboat that drowned actress Nida “Tangmo” Patcharavirapong allegedly fell from. Members of the Senate committee on human rights, liberty and consumer protection visited the Nonthaburi police headquarters on Thursday. They examined the speedboat that Tangmo was reportedly riding on when she fell into the Chao Phraya River and drowned on the night of February 24.2022

          The vessel was found parked outside the Nonthaburi police headquarters, sectioned off with police barriers, where it sat exposed to the sun, wind and rain.



          The senators spent around two hours with the chief of Muang Nonthaburi police. They warned police investigators of the need to properly store the speedboat in order to preserve forensic evidence, while the Tangmo case remains open. In short, they pointed out the obvious and used common sense. The group included committee member Senator Pornthip Rojanasunan, former director-general of the Central Institute of Forensic Science… “In principle, material evidence must be kept away from damage and contamination, which could have an effect on cases in court.” She said the speedboat is integral to the case and should therefore be stored more properly. Merely sectioning it off did not offer sufficient protection for existing forensic evidence, which could be corrupted by the weather.



          Speaking to media after the visit, committee chairman Somchai Sawangkarn said the senate committee asked police to move the boat to a garage or completely covered it up in order to preserve forensic evidence on the boat.

          He said the committee also recommended police seek information from boating experts to better understand the causes of people falling overboard and the type of injuries they tend to suffer. Meanwhile, Dr. Pornthip (pictured above with red hair) said she had not determined an explanation for a “fishbone” shaped wound found on Tangmo’s thigh. Later, in a post on her Facebook page, the forensics expert reflected on her visit to the provincial police headquarters earlier that day. A Buddhist, she lamented the lack of reform in Thailand’s police force, which she claims is hindering the investigation process and delaying justice, saying…

          “Thailand has to wait for the law of karma. Karma follows the law. Both the doers and those who do not act. There is not much time left for this government. How much percentage of hope do you have?”
          The late TV actress, 37, was with five other people, including the boat owner Tanupat “Por” Lerttaweewit, when she reportedly fell from the speedboat on a Thursday night last month. Por has been charged with negligence leading to the actress’ death, along with his buddy, the unlicensed skipper “Robert.” Police investigators told the committee that they intended to bring the case to a close next month. Until then, the investigation continues.

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            Tangmo: Senator rejects mum’s request to end probe, sack Dr. Pornthip; DSI to open ‘special investigation’


            The mother of drowned actress Nida “Tangmo” Patcharaveerapong has asked the Senate committee on human rights, liberty and consumer protection to withdraw her earlier request for an investigation into the police handling of her daughter’s death. The letter in question had petitioned the committee to review the police case. It specifically requested for a certain renown forensics expert to participate.

            But that letter had been written by Panida Sirayootyotin’s former lawyer and she had signed it — shortly before she fired him. After hiring a new lawyer, the mounring mum decided that the letter had not expressed her intentions correctly. She is currently represented by Decha Kittiwitthayanan, who advised her to withdraw the letter.

            The bizarre backtracking comes after the senate committee visited Nonthaburi police headquarters last Friday, where they inspected key evidence in the case, including the speedboat that the actress allegedly fell from last month. The senators had found the boat parked outside the building, where it was exposed to weather and had been rained. They had advised police to store the boat properly to protect important forensic evidence while the case remains open. But Tangmo’s mum must not have been too pleased with what she read in the media.

            On Monday, Panida arrived with her current lawyer at parliament, where she senator Somchai Sawaengkarn, the committee chairman, to withdraw the letter that her former lawyer had submitted requesting the senate committee investigation. She also specifically asked Somchai to exclude Dr Khunying Porntip Rojanasunan from its probe into the death. Dr. Pornthip is a senator as the former director-general of the Central Institute of Forensic Science.

            Decha alleged that Dr Pornthip had “intervened” in police investigation, when she expressed her criticism of how the police had stored the speedboat that Tangmo had fell from. He said she had also publicly discussed autopsy results, despite Panida having asked her to simply observe the investigation.

            But senator Somchai was quick to reassure the mom and set the record straight. He insisted that the committee had not “interfered with the police case.” Rather, it had worked in an a transparent manner to ensure that justice is served. Before meeting with the mun in mourning, Somchai said the committee had accepted her request to investigate Tangmo’s death because it was a criminal case of great influence.

            Somchai said that he mum’s asking to withdraw her request wouldn’t stop the committee’s investigation, as they are not seeking publicity. Rather, they believe it’s in the public’s best interest to conduct the review and bolster the public’s confidence in the justice process.

            He also reassured police that the committee would not interfere in their investigation, as they don’t have the power to tell police what to do or how to do it. Moreover, the senator said many members of his committee were involved in the reform of the justice process, including Dr. Pornthip.

            For her part, Dr. Pornthip also said the committee had not interfered with the ongoing investigation, but had simply advised police how to better protect ket evidence from the effects of the weather. She affirmed that the committee had not interfered with the ongoing police case, saying the committee would continue investigating and evidence and that the case would help them assess where the justice process needs reform.
            Senator Somchai said the committee would consider the mum’s new request at a meeting next week, when they would discuss how to proceed. In short, no lady can stop the show from continuing on — not even Tangmo’s mother.

            Meanwhile, the police are also keen to regain public confidence, after a slow start to the investigation, which showed inexperience at best, and conflict of interest at worst. Police officials have said the case now has the right to be a special investigation. According to Mr. Traiyarit Temhiwong, Director-General of the Department of Special Investigation…

            “The Department of Special Investigation will integrate work and exchange information with all stakeholders, in order to support the search for truth and make the truth appear in this matter, and for the public to regain confidence to the judicial process.”


            The popular Thai actress Tangmo was travelling with five other people on a speedboat when she went overboard into the Chao Phraya River and drowned on the night of February 24. Her body was found in the river nearly two days later. She was 37 years old. Police have yet to determine what caused her to topple overboard and who is to blame.

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              Tangmo: 2nd autopsy report finds ’22 small wounds’ on legs

              Forensics experts have found “22 small wounds” on the legs of drowned Thai actress Nida “Tangmo” Patcharaveerapong, according to the report from a second autopsy, which was conduct several weeks ago at the request of her mother. However, pathologists did not find any face or head wounds, broken teeth or fractured bones, as was earlier reported by an emergency responder.

              The Justice Ministry’s Central Institute of Forensic Science, or CIFS, disclosed their findings at a press conference yesterday, where they addressed the 11 points of suspicion that the mother had raised, which led her to call for the second report. Pathologists from the institute conducted the additional examination under supervision of a senate panel of forensic experts on March 17.

              The latest postmortem mainly focussed on the 11 specific points of concern. In their report, the CIFS were able to address most of the mother’s concerns, the justice minister’s secretary confirmed. But because of the condition of the actress’ remains, pathologists were unable to draw clear conclusions regarding a few points.

              Pathologists maintained that the first autopsy was adequately conducted at the Police General Hospital’s Institute of Forensic Medicine. Moreover, the second examination was helpful in addressing the mother’s suspicions, most of which have been dispelled in light of the report, which confirmed that the initial autopsy was conducted thoroughly and did not exclude any significant findings.

              The full report was given only to the mother who requested it, though police would also be able to obtain a copy upon request. For now, the CIFS have released these findings…

              • No traces of head wounds
              • No face wounds found
              • No neck wounds to suggest strangulation
              • Burn wound on chest was examined
              • Reports were made regarding the 22 cuts to the legs and wounds on the joints
              • No wounds found on her back
              • Reports were made on wind pipe and genitals
              • Fingernails were clipped for reexamination
              • Clothing on body was different from first autopsy

              Besides the 22 small wounds found on the actress’ legs, there were no other major variation in the reports of the two autopsies, according to lawyer Decha Kittivittayanan, who attended the press conferences. As for whether the new findings were helpful to the ongoing case, he said he would need to consult with the investigating police. Regarding the 22 leg wounds, he said he would consult forensics experts.

              The popular Thai actress was traveling on a speedboat with five other people on the night of February 24, when she fell into the Chao Phraya River in Nonthaburi and drowned under mysterious circumstance. Since then, police have yet to draw clear conclusions about what caused the actress to fall overboard.

              The case has drawn ceaseless coverage in Thai media, with netizens promoting countless suspicions online, while increasing public distrust in the police’s ability to bring justice swiftly. The doubting public has hotly debated why Tangmo’s “friends” did not come to her rescue and why they left the scene of the crime so quickly, among many other suspicious details.

              Notably, the five witnesses have given conflicting testimonies about what happened that night, resulting in the use of polygraph tests. Police have accused the witnesses of giving false statements and negligence leading to death. But so far, only two people, the boat owner and the skipper have been charged — with operating an unlicensed vessel and negligence leading to death, both of which are relatively light charges.

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                Tangmo: Suspect ‘Sand’ surrenders to police

                Police have arrested a third suspect in the death of drowned TV actress Nida “Tangmo” Patcharaveerapong. On Sunday, Wisapat Manomaikrat, aka “Sand” — a transgender woman — surrendered to police in Nonthaburi, after they issued a warrant for her arrest.

                Sand was taken into the police superintendent’s office for questioning. She was accompanied by her lawyer and prepared a surety to bail herself out, Thai PBS reported. A crowd of reporters awaited her arrival, causing her vehicle to circle the parking several times before she got out and slipped quickly into the police station. She gave no comment when she left.

                Police say Sand was the last person who was with Tango on the speedboat when she fell into the river on the night of February 24 and drowned. Sand had earlier said Tango was holding her legs while she attempted to pee off the back of the boat, when the vessel lurched and she “shook” her legs so as not to fall in the water with her.

                Police have since debunked the peeing story as a lie. Last month they said the claims of the five witnesses had conflicting details and that all of them could be charged with giving false statements. Meanwhile, a senate panel recommended the witnesses take polygraph tests.

                At the start of the investigation, police charged the boat owner and his friend with operating an unlicensed vessel and negligence leading to death. They have now also been charged with providing false statements and destruction of evidence, Thai PBS reported. The investigation continues.

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                  Talent manager "Gatick" (left) is pictured with Thai actress "Tangmo" (right) in this photograph taken on the night of February 24, shortly before the actress drowned in the Chao Phraya River. Notably, the photo's data was altered to show a later time of capture, which Thai netizens pointed out was impossible because the lights on the bridge in the background shut off at 9 p.m.

                  Tangmo: Manager ‘Gatick’ reports to police, confesses the truth

                  The long-awaited truth is finally coming out in the case of Nida “Tangmo” Patcharaveerapong, after her manger confessed to giving false statements about what happened on the boat that fateful night the Thai actress drowned in the Chao Phraya River in February.

                  Police are also searching for another man who was not on the boat that night, but who is suspected to have coached the five boating buddies how to weave their web of lies, so as to mislead police and save their own skins.

                  On Monday, Idsarin “Gatick” Juthasuksaway reported to police regarding a false statement charge. That’s when she confessing to police that she had indeed given false statements to investigators, the Bangkok Post reported. Police declined to divulge the dirty details of the woman’s confession.

                  After a two hour meeting with police, Gatick confirmed to reporters that she had confessed to police but didn’t go into detail about it. The longtime manager was a close friend of Tangmo, who had even adopted her young daughter.

                  She has been charged with giving false statements to police, which could harm other people. It’s a relatively light charge, resulting in fine of no more than 4,000 baht and a jail sentence of no 2 years tops.

                  Her adviser, MP Siri Jenjaka, accompanied her to the police station for her confession. Siri is the former PM of the Palang Pracharath Party. He said that Gaitck had told the whole truth — and warned the four other boating buddies to do the same. So far, only Gatick has admitted to the allegations pressed by investigators, according to the Bangkok Post.

                  Gatick’s confession follows Sunday’s events, when fellow boating buddy Wisapat Manomaikrat, aka “Sand” — a transgender woman — surrendered to police in Nonthaburi, after they issued a warrant for her arrest. Police say Sand was the last person who was with Tango on the speedboat when she fell into the river on the night of February 24 and drowned.

                  Sand had earlier said Tango was holding her legs while she attempted to pee off the back of the boat, when the vessel lurched and she “shook” her legs so as not to fall in the water with her. Police have since debunked the peeing story as a lie.

                  Last month police said the claims of the five witnesses had conflicting details and that all of them could be charged with giving false statements. Meanwhile, a senate panel recommended the witnesses take polygraph tests.

                  The four other boating buddies (i.e. suspects) included Sand, Nitas “Job” Kiratisoothisathorn, Tanupat “Por” Lerttaweewit and Phaiboon “Robert” Trikanjananun. Now they all reportedly face more serious charges than Gatick, but have so far denied the allegations from investigators.

                  Job also reported to Nonthaburi police on Monday after they issued a warrant for his arrest on the charges of destroying evidence and abetting others to avoid criminal charges, the Bangkok Post reported.

                  Police divers previously recovered objects tossed from the boat into the river the night Tango drowned, including a wine glass, while the white skirt the actress was wearing that night was not found when her body was recovered from the river two days later.

                  Police will also press charges against one other person who is believed to have offered advice to the boating five regarding how they should massage their message to police investigators, according to Nonthaburi police chief Pol Col Jaturon Anurakbundit.

                  While he didn’t say who it is, he did confirm that sixth suspect wasb’t the lawyer Sittra Biabungkerd, who is known to have met with two of the boating buddies after the incident and refused to help them. The investigation continues.
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                    Tangmo’s manager ‘Gatick’ reports to police, confesses to drinking wine

                    The long-awaited truth may be finally coming out in the case of Nida “Tangmo” Patcharaveerapong, after her manger confessed to giving false statements about what happened on the boat that fateful night the Thai actress drowned in the Chao Phraya River in February.

                    Police are also still searching for another man who was not on the boat that night, but who is suspected to have coached the five boating buddies how to weave their web of lies, so as to mislead police to potentially save their own skins.

                    On Monday, Idsarin “Gatick” Juthasuksaway reported to police regarding a false statement charge. After a three-hour meeting with police, Gatick told reporters she had confessed about giving false statements to investigators, but didn’t go into detail about it. She denied that she’d ever said Tangmo had gone to the back of the boat to pee. Police declined to divulge the details of the woman’s confession.

                    According to reporters at the scene, Gatick had visited the police station to confess to investigators her false statement that she had not drank wine on the boat the night Tangmo drowned. She said that the six boating buddies had in fact drank more than three bottles of wine. She claimed that was the only thing she had lied about; the other details of her story remained the same.

                    She has been charged with giving false statements to police, which could harm other people. It’s a relatively light charge, resulting in fine of no more than 4,000 baht and a jail sentence of no 2 years tops. The longtime manager was a close friend of Tangmo, who had even adopted her young daughter.

                    Her adviser, MP Siri Jenjaka, accompanied her to the police station for her confession. Siri is the former PM of the Palang Pracharath Party. He said that Gaitck had told the “whole truth” — and warned the four other boating buddies to do the same. So far, only Gatick has admitted to the allegations pressed by investigators, according to the Bangkok Post.

                    Siri claimed that Gatick had been lured into giving false statements by a lawyer named “M”, who allegedly guided the five boating buddies to confess in the same way. Initially, they all agreed it was a good idea to follow his advice, but later it came back to haunt them when investigators found cracks in their conspired confessions. That’s when Gatick decided to reach out to Siri for advice, TNA reported.

                    Gatick’s latest confession follows Sunday’s events, when fellow boating buddy Wisapat Manomaikrat, aka “Sand” — a transgender woman — surrendered to police in Nonthaburi, after they issued a warrant for her arrest. Police say Sand was the last person who was with Tangmo on the speedboat when she fell into the river on the night of February 24 and drowned.Sand had earlier said Tangmo was holding her legs while she attempted to pee off the back of the boat, when the vessel lurched and she “shook” her legs so as not to fall in the water with her. Police have since debunked the peeing story as a lie.

                    Last month police said the claims of the five witnesses had conflicting details and that all of them could be charged with giving false statements. Meanwhile, a senate panel recommended the witnesses take polygraph tests.

                    The four other boating buddies (i.e. suspects) included Sand, Nitas “Job” Kiratisoothisathorn, Tanupat “Por” Lerttaweewit and Phaiboon “Robert” Trikanjananun. Now they all reportedly face more serious charges than Gatick, but have so far denied the allegations from investigators.

                    Job also reported to Nonthaburi police on Monday after they issued a warrant for his arrest on the charges of destroying evidence and abetting others to avoid criminal charges, the Bangkok Post reported.

                    Police divers previously recovered objects tossed from the boat into the river the night Tango drowned, including a wine glass, while the white skirt the actress was wearing that night was not found when her body was recovered from the river nearly two days later.

                    Police will also press charges against one other person who is believed to have offered advice to the boating five regarding how they should massage their message to police investigators, according to Nonthaburi police chief Pol Col Jaturon Anurakbundit.

                    While he didn’t say who it is, he did confirm that the sixth suspect wasn’t the lawyer Sittra Biabungkerd, who is known to have met with two of the boating buddies after the incident and refused to help them. The investigation continues.

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                      Police conclude actress Tangmo died of ‘recklessness’, charge 6 suspects


                      Police presented a summary of their investigation at a press conference today at the office of Provincial Police Region 1 in Bangkok.

                      Following a two monthlong investigation into the death of Thai actress Nida “Tango” Patcharaveerapong, who drowned in the Chao Phraya River on the night of February 24, police have charged all five of her boating buddies, plus a person who allegedly consulted them, and given a summary of their investigation.

                      In a press conference today at the office of Provincial Police Region 1 in Bangkok, police failed to conclude whether or not the actress’ death was an accident or murder. Instead, they ambiguously comcluded that her drowning was indeed caused by the “recklessness” of someone on the boat, but did not identify which suspect was to blame. According to commander in chief of Provincial Police Region 1, Lt. Gen. Chirapat Phumchit…

                      “Tangmo didn’t fall into the river by her own recklessness, but there was someone who was reckless and led to her death.”
                      Notably, police said only the suspect known as “Sand” had claimed that Tangmo had gone to the back of the boat to pee; the other suspects had not mentioned it in their testimonies. But police did not say whether Sand’s claim was true or false, nor did they charge her with giving false statements.

                      Police also confirmed that the time indicated on the photo showing Tangmo and her manager “Gatick” posing on the boat in front of Rama VII Bridge that fateful night is indeed the correct time; it had not been changed, contrary to popular speculation.

                      During their hourlong presentation, police presented a half hour video, which included three parts: a summary of the investigation from the beginning until now and a review of the evidence from forensics examinations; a report on the investigation of the suspects, including their testimonies; an address of the grievances from Thai media and social media, with explanations for various questions.

                      Notably, police presented a detailed timeline of events, including an analysis of the boat’s route according to GPS, as well as various images taken from the actress’ phone and CCTV footage. They ended their presentation with a Q&A session with Thai media.

                      During the press conference, Chirapat confirmed that the case is complete and there is no point in making further examinations. Therefore, police submitted their collected evidence and reports to prosecutors today for consideration, as the investigation draws to a close and the case enters the next phase in court.

                      But Chirapat emphasised that this is not the conclusion of the Tangmo case, as many media outlets have reported. Rather, it’s the next step in the judicial process, in which police must submit their reports and evidence for the public prosecutor to form an opinion.

                      Police today submitted their collected evidence to public prosecutors in the form of 8 large files, which containing 335 pieces of “evidence” — including 47 documents from the two autopsy reports, 88 pieces of physical evidence, 200 videos, including footage from 70 CCTV cameras, and 2,000 documents with a total of nearly 2,500 pages.

                      During the lengthy investigation, Nonthaburi Provincial Police, together with officers from Provincial Police Region 1, questioned 6 suspects (the 5 people on the boat, plus their alleged adviser) and 124 other people, including 26 people who were in contact with the suspects, 62 witnesses, 16 specialists and 20 “officers”.

                      After revealing the charges today, police temporarily released all six suspects. It’s unclear whether they paid bail.

                      Here is a summary of the charges being pressed against all five boating buddies, plus the persons who allegedly consulted them about how to lie to place after the incident occurred.

                      Tanuphat “Por” Lertthaweewit (boat owner)
                      • Reckless driving leading to death. 10 years jail time + fine up to 200,000
                      • Driving a boat without a license
                      • Tossing trash or garbage into the river
                      • Refusal to indicate the name of the boat
                      • Driving a boat with an expired boat registration license
                      Paiboon “Robert” Treekanchananan (boat skipper)
                      • Reckless driving leading to death (10 years jail time + fine up to 200,000 baht)
                      • Driving a boat without a license
                      • Tossing trash or garbage into the river
                      • Driving a boat with an expired boat registration license
                      Wisapat “Sand” Manomairat (transgender woman and manager)
                      • Reckless driving leading to death (10 years jail time + fine up to 200,000 baht)
                      Nitat “Job” Kiratisut Sathorn (mutual friend)
                      • Helping others evade criminal penalties or destroying evidence
                      • Tossing trash or garbage into the river
                      Itsarin “Gatick” Jutha Suksawat (longtime manager)
                      • Helping others evade criminal penalties or destroying evidence
                      • Filing fake complaints to officers
                      Phim “M” Thamtheerasri (“lawyer” who coached the five suspects how to present their stories to police)
                      • Helping others evade criminal penalties or destroy evidence
                      • Filing fake complaints to officers

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                      • #12
                        'Recklessness causing death' among charges for 6 over actress Tangmo's drowning



                        Police hold a press conference on Tuesday in Nonthaburi province, to conclude their investigation into the fatal plunge of Nida "Tangmo" Patcharaveerapong into the Chao Phraya on Feb 24, 2022.

                        Police pressed charges against six people in connection with the drowning of actress Nida "Tangmo" Patcharaveerapong, including recklessness causing death, giving false statements and concealing evidence to help offenders. Detectives determined the actress fell from the stern of a speedboat and was hit by its propeller before drowning in the Chao Phraya River late in February. Police held a press conference at the Provincial Police Region 1 headquarters on Tuesday to conclude their investigation into the death of the 37-year-old actress.

                        Pol Maj Gen Paisan Wongwacharamongkol, commander of Nonthaburi police, said Tanupat "Por" Lerttaweewit (the speedboat owner) was charged with recklessness causing death, driving a boat without a licence, dropping objects into the river, giving false statements, failing to attach the boat name onto a vessel and driving a boat with an expired registration.


                        Media members attend a press conference at the Provincial Police Region 1 headquarters in Nonthaburi province on Tuesday to conclude police investigation into Nida "Tangmo" Patcharaveerapong's death.
                        • Phaiboon "Robert" Trikanjananun was charged with recklessness causing death, driving a boat without a licence, using a boat with an expired registration and dropping objects into the river.
                        • Wisapat "Sand" Manomairat faced charges of recklessness causing death.
                        • Nitas "Job" Kiratisoothisathorn was charged with concealing evidence to help offenders and dropping objects into the river.
                        • Idsarin "Gatick" Juthasuksawat, Nida's manager, was charged with concealing evidence to help offenders and giving false statements.
                        • Peam "Em" Thamtheerasri was charged with concealing evidence to help offenders and having others make false statements.


                        Officers discuss a leaked social media chat involving Nida and her manager during the press conference on Tuesday.

                        The first five suspects were on the speedboat with Nida on the Chao Phraya River on the night of Feb 24. The actress fell from the boat and drowned.

                        'Propeller-sized gash'

                        Pol Maj Gen Wasant Techa-akarakasem, investigative commander of Provincial Police Region 1, said surveillance camera footage showed an object at the stern of the boat near Pibun 1 pier in Nonthaburi at 22.33pm on Feb 24. One minute later, the object had disappeared.

                        At the next moment, a person stood up on the boat, which then slowed down and circled in the river.

                        Police found that Nida's body sustained 26 wounds between her thigh and her ankle.

                        The biggest wound, on the inner side of her right thigh, was 7 centimetres wide, 26cm long and 1.5-4.5cm deep. It matched the dimensions of the speedboat's propeller blade.

                        "Tangmo did not [just fall from the boat], there was a reckless act that caused her death," said Pol Lt Jirapat Phumjit, commissioner of Provincial Police Region 1.

                        He said witnesses on the boat told police the actress was at the stern. He quoted experts as saying that a person falling from the stern of the boat would be sucked in by the propeller if the boat was moving slowly. Police found no trace of any assault on her body.

                        "When (Tangmo) was hit by a propeller, she would have cried out. Water would have filled her lungs and she would have drowned immediately. The big gash in her thigh would have prevented her from moving her leg so she could not swim," Pol Lt Gen Jirapat said.

                        He also said everyone aboard the boat was drunk, and someone told the five people who remained on the boat to delay meeting police to avoid being prosecuted for driving under the influence of alcohol. They were advised to tell police they had drunk only a little, Pol Lt Gen Jirapat said.

                        The actress fell into the river around 10.40pm on Feb 24. Her body was found on Feb 26.

                        THESE THAI BASTARDS - e.g. FRIENDS AND POLICE - ARE LYING THEIR ASSES OFF....

                        How could she possibly tried to swim if she drowned immediately ?
                        If you go overboard at high speed it is not likely that you ever get hit by the boats one prop or even be "sucked in by it".... because the boat is moving fast.
                        This was not a longtail boat with the prop just slightly under water.
                        How could 5 people be drunk from 1-2 bottles of wine ?

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                        • #13
                          Police charge 6 suspects, close Tangmo investigation

                          Recklessness. That’s the conclusion police came to about what caused the death of Thai actress Nida “Tangmo” Patcharaveerapong, who fell from a boat and drowned in the Chao Phraya River in Nonthaburi, north of Bangkok, on the night of February 24.2022 Police presented a summary of their monthslong investigation yesterday and announced charges against 6 suspects, including all 5 people who were on the boat with the actress that night, before submitting their report along with boxes of collected evidence to public prosecutors for indictment procedures.

                          At the press conference on Tuesday at Provincial Police Region 1 headquarters in Bangkok, Pol. Lt. Gen. Jirapat Phumjit said that detectives were satisfied with the evidence and witness testimonies, saying there was no need to investigate further. According to their report, police determined that the actress fell from the stern of the speedboat on 10:34pm.

                          He said that her death was not a murder. Instead, he concluded that someone’s “recklessness” on the boat caused the actress to fall overboard and drown, but he did not say exactly who was to blame. In other words, it was a case of accidental manslaughter.

                          “Tangmo didn’t fall into the river by her own recklessness, but there was someone whose recklessness led to her death.”
                          Phumjit said investigators concluded that after Tangmo entered the river, suction force generated by the outboard motor pulled her downward toward the propeller, which cut up her body, creating the 26 wounds, including the large gash on the inside of her right thigh. Two rounds of autopsies concluded that the actress died of drowning. No drugs or other substances were found in her system, which could have incapacitated her.

                          Moreover, police ultimately concluded that, due to lack of witnesses, it was impossible to prove whether the suspect known as “Sand” had told the truth when he claimed Tango had fallen from the stern of the boat while peeing. However, police said they believed the other suspects when they said they were aware someone had gone to the back of the boat then disappeared, though they claimed not to have seen the incident for themselves.

                          During the lengthy investigation, which spanned two months, investigators questioned 124 witnesses, examined 88 pieces of evidence, reviewed 200 video clips, and collected a total of 2,249 documents, which they submitted in a dossier of 8 large files to public prosecutors yesterday. According to commander of Nonthaburi police, Pol. Maj. Gen. Paisan Wongwacharamongkol, this was sufficient evidence to press charges against the 6 suspects and bring the investigation phase of the case to a close.

                          After the police announced their charges, the 6 suspects went to the Nonthaburi Provincial Prosector’s office, where they acknowledged the charges and were released on bail until the court date set for May 27.2022

                          Following yesterday’s press conference, the actress’ mother, Panida Siriyuthanyothin, expressed her satisfaction with the conclusions of the investigation and the resulting criminal charges pressed against the 6 suspects. She said she would file a civil case to sue them for more than 30 million baht in damages, having caused the death of her daughter Tangmo. Moreover, now that the investigation has come to an end, she would contact her daughter’s Christian pastor about cremating the body.

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                          • #14
                            Prosecutors to delay indictments of suspects in Thailand’s Tangmo case

                            Prosecutors are delaying the indictment of the 6 suspects facing charges in the now infamous drowning of Thai actress Nida Patcharaveerapong, or ‘Tangmo’, until the end of June. Tangmo’s body was found in Bangkok’s Chao Phraya river in February after she had been on a boat trip with 5 of the suspects.

                            The details the suspects provided on how Tangmo died have been highly disputed and questioned, to say the least. Last month, police chief Lt. Gen. Jiraphat Phumphichit announced that police had ruled out murder. Instead, they ambiguously concluded that the actress’ death was caused by the “recklessness” of someone on the boat, but did not identify which suspect was to blame. In other words, it was an accident.

                            Following a month-long investigation, police charged the 5, as well as one other suspect who allegedly coached them, with various offences. These include recklessness leading to death, lying to police and concealing evidence. The 5 suspects who were on the boat face charges of negligence causing death to another person, the most serious charge in the case.

                            The prosecutor in charge of the case said that the case file and her recommendations have been sent to the director-general of the Region 1 prosecutor’s office for a final decision. One of the suspects, Nida’s manager Idsarin “Gatick” Juthasuksawat, told the press she is not worried about the indictment being delayed, because it’s normal.

                            Tangmo’s suspicious death made headlines across Thailand, and in March, her fans rallied for justice in front of Royal Thai Police headquarters in Bangkok. Many claim the investigation into her death is not transparent.

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                            • #15
                              Tangmo: 5 of 6 suspects charged with “recklessness causing death”



                              Prosecutors have ordered the indictment of 6 suspects in relation to the death of Thai actress Nida “Tangmo” Patcharaveerapong, who drowned in the Chao Phraya river in February during a boat trip with her friends. All 5 people on board the boat have been charged with “recklessness causing death.”

                              Yesterday, superintendent of Muang Nonthaburi Police Station reported that the prosecutors in Tangmo’s case have ordered the indictment of 6 suspects in relation to the actress’s death, despite saying they would delay the process until June just a few days ago.

                              Police ruled out that Tangmo was murdered, and concluded that she died from “recklessness,” but not her own…

                              “Tangmo didn’t fall into the river by her own recklessness, but there was someone whose recklessness led to her death.”
                              The suspects include 5 of Tangmo’s friends who were on board the boat with her and a man who allegedly coached them.

                              The suspects are accused of various charges, the most serious and punishable being “recklessness causing death.”

                              Originally, only 3 of the 6 suspects – Por, Robert and Sand – were accused of “recklessness causing death.” Earlier this month, Tangmo’s friend Job who was on board the boat and her manager Gatick were also charged with “recklessness causing death”. The suspects face the following charges…

                              Tanuphat “Por” Lertthaweewit (boat owner)
                              • Recklessness causing death (up to 10 years imprisonment and a fine of up to 200,000 baht)
                              • Driving a boat without a license
                              • Littering in the river
                              • Failure to display the name of the boat
                              • Driving a boat with an expired boat registration license
                              • Giving false statements to police
                              Paiboon “Robert” Treekanchananan (boat skipper)
                              • Recklessness causing death (up to 10 years imprisonment and a fine of up to 200,000 baht)
                              • Driving a boat without a license
                              • Littering in the river
                              • Driving a boat with an expired boat registration license

                              Wisapat “Sand” Manomairat (second manager)
                              • Recklessness causing death (up to 10 years imprisonment and a fine of up to 200,000 baht)
                              Nitat “Job” Kiratisut Sathorn (friend)
                              • Recklessness causing death (up to 10 years imprisonment and a fine of up to 200,000 baht)
                              • Helping others evade criminal penalties or destroying evidence
                              • Littering in the river
                              Itsarin “Gatick” Jutha Suksawat (primary manager)
                              • Recklessness causing death (up to 10 years imprisonment and a fine of up to 200,000 baht)
                              • Helping others evade criminal penalties or destroying evidence (deletion of photos)
                              • Giving false statements to police
                              Phim “Em” Thamtheerasri (“lawyer” who coached the 5 suspects how to present their stories to police)
                              • Helping others evade criminal penalties or destroy evidence
                              • Giving false statements to police

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