Thailand and Saudi Arabia patch things up 33 years after Blue Diamond Affair

PM Prayut Chan-o-cha visited Saudi Arabia earlier this week, and Thailand and Saudi mended relations they broke 33 years ago following the Blue Diamond Affair in 1989 where a Thai cleaner in Saudi’s royal palace stole diamonds value US$20 million from the prince. The next yr, three Saudi diplomats and a businessman attempting to recuperate the gems were killed. According to โซล่าเซลล์ราคาถูก -run Saudi Press Agency, Prayut gave “his honest regrets for the tragic instances that happened in Thailand between 1989 to 1990.”

Back in 1989, the Saudi prince and his spouse had been on vacation for 3 months when the cleaner started to hide the diamonds in places across the palace where he knew no one else would find them. Then, over a month, he slowly moved them into a cargo supply that he eventually despatched to Thailand. Before the palace might discover out the cleaner had stolen the diamonds, he had already fled back to Thailand.
To get the diamonds through customs, the cleaner left an envelope with cash for bribery in his cargo, and a notice saying he had pornographic materials within the cargo and preferred that authorities not search it. Thai authorities took the bribe. The cleaner stored some of the diamonds, and offered others. But just one month later, Thai police arrested the cleaner in his home after Saudi authorities alerted them. Authorities finally retrieved the diamonds.
But Saudi officers stated 80% of the diamonds have been missing, and many who had been returned had been faux. Then a photo was revealed of a senior Thai official wearing a necklace that appeared eerily much like one of the lacking Saudi necklaces.
In February 1990, Thai gunmen shot and killed three Saudi diplomats in Bangkok who had been trying to find the diamonds. A Saudi businessman who travelled to Thailand to investigate the case of the lacking diamonds was kidnapped. His physique was by no means found, and many suspect he was killed. An extraordinarily rare blue diamond was by no means recovered..

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