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Myanmar workers arrested for killing fellow countrywoman in Thailand


The murder of the Myanmar migrant worker took place at a popular ocean viewpoint. Foreign tourists walk past a Thai boy on the resort island of Koh Samui, Surat Thani province, southern Thailand, April 1, 2011. Photo: Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

The Thai police have arrested two female and one male Myanmar workers for having allegedly murdered another Myanmar woman found partially naked on Koh Samui, reports the Bangkok Post on February 24.

The body of 22-year-old Sor Ngae Ngae was found at a popular tourist viewpoint on February 23.

Surat Thani police chief Police Major General Apichart Boonsriroj said the two women and one man confessed to the crime. Their motive stemmed from jealousy over the victim reportedly seeing another man, he said.

Charged are two maids – Ma Saw Nay Way, 32, Ma Tan Tan Sow, 31 - and shop assistant Ko Fiew Min Tui, 25.

Ma Say Nay Way said she hired Ma Tan Tan Sow and her brother for 30,000 baht [K1 million] to plan the murder.

The suspects told police they lured the victim to the beachfront viewpoint and used duct tape to cover her nose and mouth, to prevent her from crying for help. As a result, she suffocated and died. The three undressed the victim to make it look like rape and murder before fleeing the scene.

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