by Sterling D. Allan
February 3, 2014
Just prior to release of a new
Karl Slym's body was found on the
balcony of 4th floor,
having fallen from the 22nd floor of the
Shangri-La hotel in Bangkok
where he had been staying.
It turns out his wife wrote the suicide
Why are the officials still ruling this
This morning, John Kuhles linked to his
Facebook post about the "suicide" of Tata Motors Managing
Director, then commented to me:
Another death of someone trying to
bring about clean energy & super efficient cars! Goes to show
that the oil companies will not allow anyone to show there are
I immediately replied:
We're in a war. There are going to
be fatalities. But I know a lot of soldiers in great shape,
doing well in the battle. We're going to win.
Here's a link to a pretty decent
Google translation to English of the article he was citing. For
those of you not familiar with the situation, briefly, here are some
of the relevant tidbits.
About the "Suicide"
reported on January 27:
Karl Slym, Columbia, 51, was
in the Thai capital to attend a board of Tata Motors Thailand
Ltd., his body was found Sunday on a balcony on the 4th floor of
the Shangri-La Hotel where he was staying.
"Initially, we can only assume that he committed suicide," said
Lt. Col. police Somyot Boonnakaew. "The window was small and he
had to make an effort to go through."
The alleged suicide
letter, found in the room, was sent for analysis to verify that
it is in his writing, he has added.
Police believe a woman [wife] Slym was in the room at the time
of his death, but said it was at this stage too "shocked" to
answer questions from investigators.
Sunday, the automaker
announced that its
CEO [Managing Director]
was killed in a fall, while the Indian press stated that he had
lost his balance before falling into the void.
Karl Slym had joined Tata Motors in 2012 and was responsible for
operations in India and in international markets, except for
Jaguar and Land Rover. Graduate of Stanford University, he was
previously vice president of a joint venture of General Motors
in China, SGMW and president of General Motors in India.
It is he who has sought to reposition
the Nano (the car in 2300
dollars Tata Motors) as a "second car" or a cheap alternative to
scooters, after its commercial failure, reports Les Echos.
Then, on January 28, The Financial
In a fresh twist to the death of
Karl Slym..., Thai police said today that the 3-page handwritten
'suicide note' found in his hotel room, was written by his wife,
The note mentioned "domestic problems", Police Lieutenant Somyot
"The letter was written by Karl Slym's wife about domestic
problems," Somyot said, adding that Slym's death was not a
51-year-old Karl Slym's body was
found on Sunday by the staff of the riverside Shangri-la Hotel
on the balcony of the fourth floor after plunging from the 22nd
Somyot earlier said there were no signs of a struggle in the
British national's room, which did not have a balcony but had a
big sealed glass window and another smaller window that could be
The room has a big sealed window overlooking the Chao Praya
River and a smaller window which could be opened nearby.
The police said yesterday that they were translating the note
into Thai language as part of the investigation.
Sally, Karl Slym's wife of 30 years, was with him in the room
and was woken by hotel staff on Sunday morning after they found
Karl Slym was leading Tata Motors at a time when the auto
industry was grappling with a prolonged slowdown.
He joined the auto major in 2012 as part of a major management
overhaul and was responsible for charting the company's strategy
to regain momentum in the Indian market.
Several things are not adding up.
wife is awoken by staff, who informed her of finding his body. The
wife wrote the suicide note.
I asked my wife, Cheri, to tune in energetically and see what she
picks up. She said that,
it was not suicide
the wife was probably framed,
forced to write the note
Just from a purely forensics point of view, I would think that the
fact that the wife wrote the suicide note in a way to look as if he
wrote it, argues against suicide.
She was either complicit or
forced, and he did not kill himself.
That the officials are still ruling it a suicide, under these
conditions, points to someone very powerful being involved, to pull
those kinds of strings. I couldn't find any stories (didn't look too
hard) reporting that the officials had changed their supposition.
Apparently, the "suicide" is having its desired effect.
Twelve hours ago, NWO-controlled
Tata Motors Risk Rises as Slym Death Clouds Plans - India Credit.
"Bond risk for Tata Motors Ltd. (TTMT)
is climbing at the fastest pace in more than two years as the
sudden death of the head of its India operations threatens
efforts to reclaim market share."
About the Air
reported on January 30:
It was to be released in late 2013,
but then changed to arrive in early 2014.
Air Car, developed by ex-Formula 1 engineer Guy Negro MDI
based in Luxembourg, uses compressed air to push the pistons of
the engine and move the car.
The Air Car, called the "Mini CAT" could cost around 365,757
rupees in India or $ 8,177 i.e. € 5,225
The Mini CAT which is a simple light urban vehicle with a
tubular chassis, a body of fiberglass that is glued not welded
and powered by compressed air. A microprocessor is used to
control all the electrical functions of the car. A small radio
transmitter sends instructions to the lights, turn signals and
all other electrical equipment on the car. Not many.
The temperature of the clean air expelled by the exhaust pipe is
between 0-15 degrees below zero, which makes it suitable for use
in the system of internal air without the need for gases or loss
of power .
There are no keys, just an access card which can be read by the
car from your pocket. According to the designers, it costs less
than 50 rupees (€ 1 = 69 rupees) per 100 km, it is about a tenth
the cost of a car running on gasoline.
Its mileage is about double that of the most advanced electric
car, a factor which makes it an ideal choice for urban drivers.
The car has a top speed of 105 km/hour (perfect since it must not exceed 90 or even 70 km/h and
50 in the city) or 60 mph and have a range of about 300 km or
185 miles. Filling the car will take place in suitable gas
stations with special air compressors.
Fill only take two to three minutes
and cost about 100 rupees (€ 1 = 69 rupees) and the car will
still be 300 kilometers. This car can also be filled at home
should then 3-4 hours to fill the tank, but it can be done while
The tank can be recharged via a single electrical outlet 4 h at
a cost of 1.50 € and allows a range of 150 km.
TATA MOTORS is currently working on a compressed air pump, which
would make a full tank in 3 minutes flat at a cost of around €
Because there is no combustion engine, changing the oil (1 liter
of vegetable oil) is necessary only every 50,000 km or 30,000
miles. Thanks to its simplicity, there is very little
maintenance to be done on this car.
I sent an email to Tata Motors, and have
been trying to call, but their phone has been busy all morning.
I asked them if the official ruling is
still "suicide", and if so, do they buy that, or if they are going
to do what they can to see that justice is done to whoever was
involved in the murder.