Saturday 14 December 2013



Reports surfaced on Andrew Drummond's blog yesterday that the Thai man dubbed ‘The Evil Man of Krabi’ has been jailed for 20 years for rape and assault at Krabi Provincial Court.
As reported on this blog 9th November last year, a bit over  a year ago.

Chumpol Khaonuang was sentenced on Friday for the brutal attack on a 19-year-old Dutch model near Ao Nang, Krabi, after her birthday party.

Because of the initial failure of local police to catch him the young woman’s father a musician composed the song ‘Evil Man of Krabi’ which went viral after initially being picked up on this site. For your information, the song has now been removed from YouTube.

After his arrest it was discovered that Chumpol, from Koh Phangan, had been convicted and jailed for murder when he was 17. He was jailed for nine years for stabbing another Thai to death.

In a letter to this site the girl’s father said today: “He can go to higher court but his bail is 700,000 baht
Our government will follow it day by day now.

“I´m so excited that I forgot to thank you for all the work you put in on this case."
“In the beginning we didn´t expect it to be so viral. Visiting the (Netherlands) Ministry of Foreign Affairs they told me first to give up hope. Later they became as excited as me .."
“But great respect for you. You put the oil on the fire. Contact me anytime if you find a similar case , so we can do something for the victims.”
Thanks Andrew

Interesting fact though, is that a Google search for the rapist's name in Thai (Chumpol Khaonuang นายชุมพล ขาวนวล), could find nothing in the Thai language news as yet regarding the verdict. 

Remember the late Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism and Sports of the time being, Chumpol Silpa-archa who passed away 21st January this year? When he became aware of the 'Evil man from Krabi' YouTube song associated with this story and took action to have it blocked in Thailand and removed from YouTube for damaging the reputation of tourism in the Kingdom? The reason given at the time was that he thought the rape victim's father had misunderstood what had actually happened to his daughter and the daughter had willingly gone off with the tour guide rapist after her boyfriend left and rape was too strong a word for what subsequently happened. Amazing Thailand indeed.

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