Nearly twenty years ago a Thai
servant in Saudi made off with a great amount of precious jewels. Within the
next year, several high-ranking Saudi officials working in Thailand were
murdered. In Zero Hour in Phnom Penh, the Saudi jewel disappearance
formed an important subplot.
The Bangkok Post has reported:
“The Criminal Court has approved a
warrant for the arrest of Abu Ali, Pol Col Tawee said. The murder took place in
front of Sriwattana Apartment on Yen Akat Road in Sathon district on Feb 1,
About 10 minutes earlier,
two other Saudi diplomats were fatally shot. They were Fahad AZAlbahli and Ahmed
AAlsaif. Investigators believe the same gang was involved in the
In one year the statute of
limitations will run on the murder charge. The killer will become the grasp of
the law once that happens. Will the cops catch the killer before the approaching
deadline? No one knows.
The Bangkok Post ends its
report as follows: “Both the murders and the theft of Saudi royal jewellery have
soured relations between Thailand and Saudi Arabia for almost two
A high price has been paid
for the missing jewels.