Last week I wrote about tourists being brutally attacked in Thailand.
The tourists were a family who included an elderly couple along with their 43-year-old son. The problems supposedly started when the son accidentally bumped into a member of the Thai gang who attacked them.
Here’s an update on the story.
A minister of the Thai Prime Minister’s Office visited the couple, Rosemary and Lewis Owen at the hospital in Hua Hin on Monday. There was an apology given from the government by the minister and he also promised the suspects would go to trial.
CBS reports that the minister Panadda Diskul “was accompanied by the Hua Hin police superintendent, the Hua Hin mayor and the provincial governor… They presented the couple with fruit baskets, flowers and other gifts“.
Before heading home on Tuesday, the couple was “taken to the Hua Hin court for their testimonies to be recorded“. The testimony will be used when the trial takes place and will allow them to not need to travel back to Thailand when it begins.
The trial date hasn’t been set and the couple’s testimony wasn’t made public.
The men who attacked the family are in their 20s and 30s. They apologized for what they did and said they wouldn’t have done it if they weren’t drunk.
Talk about a pathetic excuse for what they did!
Find out more from CBS News here.