Swiss businessman

  • Video: Wealthy Swiss businessman moved to Pattaya and LOST everything

    Wealthy Swiss businessman moved to Pattaya and LOST everything

    TMN News has released a report about a wealthy Swiss businessman who sold up in his home country, moved to Pattaya and then LOST everything.

    Tony Niko used to earn at least 300,000 baht a month in Switzerland running a building extension firm. The company employed 50 people.

    Then he decided to come to Thailand and on his first night in Pattaya met who he thought would be the love of his life in Walking Street.

    Tony was confused and when he tried to track her down found out she had sold the house, the land and disappeared. To this day he has no idea where she has gone although still hopes that one day they may be re-united. In the meantime, he says, he will continue to sweep up at the temple and wait for news.

    He gave the Thai woman, believed to be called Leuchakorn, everything he had and now he is sweeping floors in a temple and surviving on food hand-outs.

    Tony and Leuchakorn were together in the end for seven years, during which time he bought her a house, a car and a laundry business.

    This was all paid from Tony’s 10 million baht retirement fund.

    But when he asked her to marry him she broke down in tears, told him no and then immediately left to go and ‘work up country.’

    Tony was confused and when he tried to track her down found out she had sold the house, the land and disappeared.

    To this day he has no idea where she has gone although still hopes that one day they may be re-united.

    In the meantime, he says, he will continue to sweep up at the temple and wait for news.

     

  • Taxi driver returns Bt360,000 in cash to Swiss businessman

    Taxi driver returns Bt360,000 in cash to Swiss businessman

    A taxi driver from Si Sa Ket on Tuesday returned a handbag containing some Bt360,000 in banknotes to a Swiss businessman at a ceremony held at FM91 radio station in Bangkok.

    Sarawut Boonsattha, 39, officially handed over the bag to Alain Raymond R Bordier, 75, at an event witnessed by Jaiton Sriwangpol, an executive of the station.

    Last Wednesday, after finding that the bag had been left by a passenger on the back seat of his cab, Sarawut went to the radio station to seek help in tracing the owner.

    The bag was found to contain Bt282,672 in baht and 2,400 Swiss francs, or about Bt76,000. The bag also contained a Bangkok Bank savings book, with the name of Bordier.

    Sarawut said he had driven a foreigner from Soi Sukhumvit 13 to the Suvarnabhumi rail link station and, after later spotting the bag in his cab, decided to drive to FM91 radio station to seek help.

    Bordier said he at first thought he had left the bag in his room, so he called his Thai wife to check, but she was unable to not find it.

    Fortunately, the radio station later contacted him to tell him that his bag and its contents had been found.

    The Swiss, who gave Bt20,000 to Sarawat as a reward, said he was lucky that his bag had wound up being found by a good, honest man.

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