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Korean Chef Lost Job Due to COVID19; Ends Life Because Economic Hardship in Rayong

He ended his life on his wife’s first day of work.

When: February 4th, 2021

Where: Taphong subdistrict, Rayong province

Victims: Unnamed Korean chef

What: On February 4th, 2021, police in Rayong received a report of a man found dead in a house in the Taphong subdistrict of Rayong province.

The wife was shocked and saddened by the discovery. She said they met online 3 years prior and he flew to Thailand to get married. After the corona virus outbreak, his income fell. Prior to the suicide, he had asked her to end their lives together.

The method of suicide was hanging. He wrote a note in Korean. The unnamed man was a chef by trade in Korea. The couple lived for 3 years together in Rayong.

The wife made a statement, which went as follows:

“My husband earns money by cooking and shooting clips and sending them to Korea. But when the corona virus outbreak hit, the main occupation of the family was selling fruit. My husband became very stressed and he couldn’t go back to his home country. I consoled him to keep fighting. We will go out to find work, earn money to spend on the family. And today I went to work in a plastic factory on the first day. I didn’t think my husband would go away like this.”

The man’s corpse is being delivered for an autopsy. Authorities are coordinating with the South Korean embassy in Thailand as well.

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My take: Incredibly tragic story. And another death that I’ve heard people say to “get over, it’s just money!”

No more. Not for me. This isn’t about money. This is about life going on.

At some point this has to end and we must go back to the way things were. No concessions, no conditions.

Source: https://www.khaosod.co.th/crime/news_5883813

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