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PTI To know more, with scuffed walls and animal feces in the bathroom,The death of Darren Benais of Cass Lake is under investigation by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota Department of CorrectionsK. tells TIME he witnessed a man getting shot in the face in a bar north of Sairee Beach in the mid-2000s "They took the victim away in a pickup truck and the barman just got a mop out and cleaned up the blood" he says In general tourists are almost comically unaware of this malevolent undercurrent Yet it remains an open secret that "organized crime is rampant on these islands” says Saksith Little wonder the conversational staple of many long-term expats is "These are the worst Thais in Thailand" Drugs play a key role The sweet reek of marijuana is commonplace even in prominent beachfront bars while cocaine and crystal meth known locally as yaba or "crazy drug" are not hard to find say locals At one establishment by Chalok Baan Chao joints are sold for 200 baht ($6) while a magic mushroom milkshake costs 700 baht ($20) "Nice and strong" grins the heavily tattooed barman The families that run the island and police that guard it deny any involvement with narcotics But the sheer ubiquity of drugs on Koh Tao suggests at the very least a high toleration of the trade Naturally a pall of silence engulfs this clannish cliquey atoll owing in no small part to the legal standing of its foreign contingent There are no official figures for the number of expats who call Thailand home but it likely runs into the hundreds of thousands Pensions and incomes that would be less than optimum in Europe say or North America can fund a life of carefree hedonism in Thailand On tiny Koh Tao alone there are some 2000 expats alongside the 2500 registered Thais according to Mayor Chaiyan Turasakul Most are running guesthouses eateries and scuba-diving operations or working as diving instructors However according to Rhys Bonney an immigration adviser to expats in Thailand even the legality of scuba-diving instructors is an "extremely gray area" as Thai work permits are specific to particular company premises "Theres no work permit that allows you to work in 15 different locations [under the sea]" he says "Legally it would seem quite easy to shut these dive shops down" Insecure residency tends to breed compliance "Once youve been living there for a while youll turn a blind eye to some pretty sketchy stuff" says Mike Earley 30 from New Zealand who spent six months on the island working as a DJ Complaining about wrongdoing may invite official questions and demands for passports and documentation Expats "dont want to lose their time in paradise" Earley says "as its cheap its nice living and its very easy to ignore what happens" Even murder Burmese migrant workers Wai Phyo and Zaw Lin arrive at the Koh Samui Provincial Court in Koh Samui Thailand on July 8 2015 Athit Perawongmetha—Reuters SEVEN DAYS A WEEK FOR A PITTANCE Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo are two of an estimated 2 million irregular Burmese migrants along with smaller numbers from neighboring Cambodia and Laos currently working low-paid jobs in comparatively thriving Thailand They toil in slavelike conditions for pitiful wages in occupations typically described as 3-D dirty dangerous degrading Some work on fishing boats for years without seeing land getting passed between trawlers catching fish squid and shrimp for American dinner tables (Thailand is the worlds third-largest seafood exporter) Others labor for long hours under the burning sun farming pineapples exposed to hazardous doses of pesticides and other chemicals And on Koh Tao there are around 5000 Burmese conspicuous by the golden streaks of thanaka paste a traditional sunscreen and beauty product garnishing their cheeks who build hotels sweep rooms and serve drinks to the coppery throngs of tourists They flee extreme poverty and ethnic violence in Burma (officially now known as Myanmar) the legacy of a half-century of civil war and suffocating military dictatorship Even though recent quasi-democratic reforms have seen an influx of tourist dollars and the rolling back of sanctions that means little for the nations rural poor In fact says Sean Turnell a professor and expert on Burmese economics at Australias Macquarie University "The economic circumstances of Myanmars majority rural population are now marginally worse than before the reforms were launched" Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo know this too well Speaking exclusively to TIME at Koh Samui Prison both appear much younger than their 22 years Zaw Lin as pimply as any teen chats eagerly of his love of Manchester United and star Portuguese winger Nani Wai Phyo a Real Madrid fanatic who idolizes FIFA world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo moves a virtually hairless top lip as he talks "My father died when I was very young" says Zaw Lin "so l left school aged 8 and started helping my mother in the fields when I was 10" Facing worsening poverty around two years ago he paid a broker 5000 baht ($150) to transport him to Koh Tao heartened by tales hed heard of fellow villagers who had eked out a successful living there Since then he had managed to send back almost $2000 to help his destitute family "Its something but its not enough" he says To be able to work on Koh Tao illegal Burmese migrants paid a 500-baht ($15) bribe each month plus another 500 baht if they want to use a motorbike without a Thai driving license Typically they work seven days a week for a pittance sleeping in bamboo shacks erected in jungle clearances Possessing no official status or documents their vulnerability is extreme and complaints of rape extortion and physical violence are legion “Burmese people are treated as second-class citizens" says Saksith "Dehumanizing as it sounds they are a commodity for some people" Asked whether he has a message for his compatriots considering working in Thailand Wai Phyo simply says "Be careful when you go out at night as you might step in the wrong place" Police measure footprints of a man as data is collected from people who work near the spot where bodies of two killed British tourists were found on the island of Koh Tao Thailand on Sept 19 2014 Chaiwat Subprasom—Reuters ‘WE HAVE LEARNED TO TAKE CARE OF VISITORS’ Theories abound on Koh Tao about who killed Miller and Witheridge Many believe the true culprits are local and these suspicions were fueled after a Scottish friend of Miller fled the island claiming to have had his life threatened by local thugs Nevertheless few have rallied to the defense of the accused One of Wai Phyos former employers who saw him soon after Sept 15 and noticed no perceivable change in his demeanor has refused to be a character witness or be named by TIME "Ive not been threatened but Ive too much to lose" he says "This is the wild west" At present the case rests on DNA evidence linking cigarette butts found around 20 m from the bodies next to a crooked log where Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo admit they were playing guitar and drinking beer on the evening in question These samples purportedly match those retrieved from Witheridges corpse But many have concerns that the scene was contaminated immediately after the discovery of the bodies; myriad officials journalists and even bewildered tourists were seen traipsing through the area while evidence was still being gathered Gruesome photos of the bloodied corpses circulated online either leaked by officials or even taken by passersby Thailands forensics chief Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand has said that by not using trained specialists "police contradicted the principles of forensic science” Forensic evidence is processed independently in the US or UK and many other jurisdictions around the world safeguarding a proper chain of custody But in Thailand the police perform the entire process This is troubling when set against the allegations of torture made by the accused Wai Phyo says officers removed his clothes and left him naked in a freezing room for 20 minutes "They beat me and put a bag over my head humiliating me by taking pictures and a video" he said "They threatened to kill me saying: We can throw you into the sea and feed your corpse to the fish" Thailands National Human Rights Commission investigated these allegations but progress has been glacial not least because police representatives failed to turn up to four arranged meetings The police categorically deny any mistreatment and no officer has been charged to date Torture allegations aside the proceedings have been peppered with oddities The families of Miller and Witheridge even put out a statement saying the evidence against Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo was "powerful and convincing" This assertion was facilitated by the UK Foreign Office despite being prejudicial toward the possibility of a fair trial (Both families declined to comment when contacted by TIME) More recently a court order to allow Dr Pornthip to review the DNA evidence was rescinded "The defense lawyers urgently need both crucial information gained from the re-examination of forensic evidence in this case and also adequate time to consider this information prior to the trial beginning" said lead defense lawyer Nakhon Chomphuchat in a statement last month On July 10 the bench again ordered the DNA to be retested only for the police to reveal that certain key samples specifically those retrieved from the victims’ bodies had been used up The only items still available for retesting were objects found around the crime scene including the suspected murder weapons but one witness claimed that these had been washed According to Kingsley Abbott Southeast Asia legal expert for the International Commission of Jurists "The defense must be afforded adequate time and facilities to explore whether the alleged destruction of evidence in this case was appropriate and unavoidable and to test the prosecution case overall" Back on Koh Tao authorities have scrambled to blot out the tragedy "Koh Tao is very safe" says Mayor Chaiyan "Because we have learned for generations to take care of visitors" A brand new police station has been built with 40 full-time officers replacing the five previously based here A process of registering irregular Burmese migrant workers has been introduced to tackle the semiofficial bribes though many say abuses continue unabated Few of the visitors on Sairee Beach today are even aware the murders took place "I had no idea" says Jordi Cramer 21 a waitress from Edmonton Canada when TIME speaks to her strolling past the granite-hemmed crime scene "I did feel safe but that is scary" Scared is right For while the surf has washed the blood from the sand and life returns to normal for the islands hodgepodge of wealthy and penniless inhabitants one fact remains clear: not just the boulders hide secrets on Koh Tao David Miller 24 from Jersey left and Hannah Witheridge 23 from Great Yarmouth Family handouts Write to Charlie Campbell at [email protected] a mouthwatering summer road trip surrounded by magnificent scenery you cant beat this expedition along New Englands coast At waterside picnic tables and roadside drive-ins in diner booths and vintage shore dinner halls the good eats include chowders both briny-thin and cream-sweet clams crisp-fried and charcoal-grilled and plenty of lobster Dont worry about dressing up or making a reservation Like so much of Americas great regional fare New Englands best seafood is of the people by the people and for the people Jane and Michael Stern the authors of Roadfood have been writing about Americas regional cuisine for 40 years See more of TIMEs Reasons to Celebrate America Right Now here Contact us at [email protected] appended Dec 11 If you happen to work at Microsoft Google Credit Suisse or Unilever you may be slightly ahead of your time but only slightly Those four companies have been featured in a new research report on the future of work "Most of the changes well see in the next few years have already started to happen but they will accelerate" says Peter Andrew workplace strategy director for Asia at real estate company CBRE "The future is already here" Why real estate Simple: Many big commercial clients sign leases for a quarter century or more into the future so the industry keeps an eye on how work and the places where we do it are most likely to evolve CBRE teamed up with Genesis a giant real estate developer in China to conduct in-depth interviews and other research with about 220 expert observers executives and office workers around the world many of them Millennials The study turned up some intriguing signs of things to come like these three: Artificial intelligence will transform the workplace The era of automation which has seen robots replace workers in routine jobs in warehouses and on manufacturing assembly lines is shifting to "knowledge work" Among the advantages of teaching computers to gather information and base decisions on it is that "humans have biases For example people tend to be overly optimistic about a risky course of action if theyve already invested a lot in it" Andrew says "AI eliminates those biases" It could also eliminate a lot of jobs up to 50% of what knowledge workers do now according to some estimates Economies worldwide "wont create new jobs at the same rate as we lose old ones" says Andrew "So there will be a difficult period of adjustment" Andrew likens this to whats already happened within the legal profession where computerization of routine research has slashed the number of new associates law firms need to hire The upside: AI will free up human talent for more interesting creative work Eventually well all get used to it Andrew says especially since many of the tasks AI will take over are the business equivalent of household drudgery: "You never hear anyone complain about the invention of the dishwasher" Companies will need a Chief of Work Most C-suites havent added new roles since the Chief Information Officer title took hold about 20 years ago but CBREs research suggests thats about to change For one thing companies today have "human resources we have IT and we have a real estate division all acting separately and often unwittingly working against each other" Andrew says A Chief of Work would coordinate all that with an eye toward building a culture that attracts top talent or what Andrew calls "the complete experience of working for the company and how that affects performance" Finding the most efficient balance between full-time employees and growing armies of independent contractors will be in the Chief of Works wheelhouse too Office cubicles will be a relic of the past For huge swaths of the knowledge-working laptop- or tablet-toting world technology has already made a desk in an office obsolete or at least optional So partly in the interest of face-to-face collaboration companies in CBREs study are thinking up ways to make workspaces healthier more comfortable and more fun One example: Old-school fluorescent lighting could be replaced by LED lights that can easily change color throughout the day to reflect subtle changes in the sky outside like those lights on many airliners now that simulate dawn midday and dusk for long-distance travelers Companies will also move toward creating campus-like office buildings like Chiswick Park in England with amenities and events that draw people in Andrew says more big companies around the world are starting to hand empty space including erstwhile cube farms over to local artists and musicians for use as studios "HR people tell us they see a tremendous increase in employee engagement from art in particular" says Andrew "Making a more interesting environment where you bring more of the broader culture into the space creates a buzz and an energy that you really cant replicate in any other way" This article originally appeared on Fortunecom Correction: The original version of this article misstated the surname of Peter Andrew Contact us at [email protected]

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