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  1. For the posters, this is a well known story, kid was dancing and two pumped-up expat kids from Shanghai didn't like who he was dancing with and beat him savagely. I know they were down celebrating graduation from high school, nice "present" for a couple of 18-19 year olds. He was down from Bangkok I think also celebrating graduation from High School. Wrong place wrong time for sure but expats in Samui are watching this just as Kho Tao.

    At last someone who knows the correct story.

    The amount of speculation that goes on here at TV amazes me.

    If any of you has seen the arrogant attitude of the 2 people who did this I think you would want them put away for a long time. Typical spoilt brats from wealthy backgrounds.

    Haven't seen them , but have no doubt you are correct . They certainly dont appear concerned about damage done .

  2. For the posters, this is a well known story, kid was dancing and two pumped-up expat kids from Shanghai didn't like who he was dancing with and beat him savagely. I know they were down celebrating graduation from high school, nice "present" for a couple of 18-19 year olds. He was down from Bangkok I think also celebrating graduation from High School. Wrong place wrong time for sure but expats in Samui are watching this just as Kho Tao.

    So really its yet another " Schoolies " style situation ..which often end in a situation like this , youth dont worry about the nature of a

    " Fair Fight " ..

    So if he's 20 years ..He has basically been in Thai all his life ? therefore surely must have family .

  3. Terrible situation , he does however look like he's under 30 years to me ..Therefore has he been here since 15 years ?

    If so , he must have family support , and there must have been some reason he was here so young ??

    Either way , patch him up , get him back to Aussie for a while , let all cool down and he can come back . Its a little difficult when

    the victim is also being pursued , its pretty obvious who came out worse on the physical side .

    With the support fund , and some family help , Im sure he will be okey , but its not a nice situation .

    There is now hefty penalties in Australia , with one punch legislation , need to get something similar in Thailand , although

    on current form that highly unlikely .

  4. Anyone loved through Tom yam kung 1997 crash? What was it like?

    Great, with the reduction in asking price and counting the currency devaluation my full price over valued condo was bought for less than $20,000. The full price 6 months before was pretty near $70,000 with a condo full of cheap furniture I did not get with the big discount deal.

    Rotary ..Can you let me know where I can buy one like yours ? .. Many thanks in Advance ..SM .

    pm , me if you wish . :)

  5. Well I am for one amazed at the asking prices for rentals here in Bangkok. With less and less farangs around, who will rent these condos purchased for investment? AEC hopes prevail for a sudden influx of high spending cambodians?

    Go take a gander at the classifieds on here and other english language sites (you know them) for some stellar examples. 50-60 sqm 2 beds for 50,000 baht a month at some fancy sounding new build in the cbd. Who's renting these - certainly ain't the locals.

    There will be a market for top top buildings at a premium for those of farang MD status or if the company foots the bill, but that market does have a limit in terms of numbers.

    Now I believe here at least they will keep building them and locals mostly will keep buying them off plan with hopes of a profitable flip. I for one would not touch one with a 10 foot pole considering all the changes to Visa requirements and so on. But then again, maybe a correction is in order - and an opportunity for some should prices drop to realistic levels.

    Hi ..If you can please give me some example of the great value ( desperate rentals ) , I'm not doubting you by the way , But I have a number

    of people that will grab those leases tomorrow . Im not sure its that easy , to get a good cheap rental ..

    Or maybe I should say " Value rental " in nice complex . Happy for a lead from anyone who can assist ..even PM me , if you wish .

    Thanks Sm

  6. It's obvious that there are Thai plants on this forum, from reading some of the responses. I am not surprised they are trying to do damage control. I don't believe a Falang can be so obviously naive to state some of the idiotic and pathetic posts. So be aware people. They are reading this too.

    I am sure there are people of consequence reading this so what maybe (very much doubt) they might feel some shame about the way this whole debacle has been handled. But at the end of the day there has been two young holiday makers brutally murdered and raped and I am also very sure their family and friends are also reading this so be aware of this also. But its every ones duty to make sure that justice prevails and the correct murders are charged and convicted and that is in all our interests.

    On a separate issue I would like to thank TV for letting free debate and not to moderate to heavily like some other sites.

    Good points .

    Lets just hope that the correct individuals are nailed for this horrendous crime ..and agreed , Its good to see some free speech.

  7. John Thailand John.

    I just gotta confirm something.

    You are satisfied with the evidence released by the Police. You have absolutely no reason to doubt them, whether it be for this shaky case or the reputation they have built up as a whole.

    I have gone through my life with a healthy contempt of conspiracy theories. I have lived in Thailand for 13 years. There is an enormous shadow of a doubt in this case. Most things start as 'RUMOURS' until they are corroborated. The Police won't corroborate. So these remain rumours for now. It seems like the whole country is abuzzz with rumours.

    You say that conspiracy theorists jump from one point to the next when something is disproven. Thats true. But seems like the Police have been doing the same thing, changing the points that have been picked out.

    The fact that a forensic pathologist was never used at the crime scene and that members of the public, some that were later suspects, were all over the scene suggests the DNA evidence may be useless, tampered with. The Police have tampered with evidence in the past.

    Do you think the Thai Police don't beat suspects? Being seen earlier in the evening near the scene is damning evidence?

    Why do I bother? You are going to deflect somehow, ignoring all of this and I can't be bothered wasting my time making this post more comprehensive.

    You are welcome to your opinion mate, I just don't fully understand why you are so vehemently convinced of it.

    I'll admit that I can't know for sure the Burmen didn't do it, but everything surrounding this case makes it so highly doubtful.

    But you seem so sure.

    Really who would ever know now ?? , with the way this has been handled it pretty much has to be thrown out .

    I dont know who committed this horrendous crime , but you simply cant run an investigation under these terms .

    Far too Doubtful , the time has come ..Improve practises and start again , but you just cant have 99% confession

    rate without the use of questionable measures . Extremely unfortunate .

  8. Maybe insensitive but he has a point. There is no bikinis or even swimming suits worn by locals at local beaches and only a few westernized thais wear them at tourist places and then much bigger than western bikinis. Unfortunately.

    The only thais you will see wearing western bikinis are pros looking for a custumer or already with one.

    Told this years ago by the wife saying girls in bikinis are putting themselves in danger. Most loso thai men have little respect for women and just see women as meat.

    The shorts under skirts are worn for a reason.

    I agree unfortunately , and I'm very sorry for the families .

    The Above sums it up , its extremely rare to See a True Thai girl in a Bikini , either a Bar girl ..or in some Farang resort .

    Have always thought , always in the Tourist areas ..I wouldn't walk around like that , its really important to have some respect for the culture ,

    and while I appreciate the comments might be insensitive , and to a degree Blaming the Victim ..

    You cant just act like you do in Farang land , and this extends to extremely brief Bikini's .

  9. Having been flogged, in the UK, repeatedly, every week, from 8 to 18 for 'General Attitude' ie not subservient to 'authority' (and I sure was a bolshy kid),I can assure you it results in the most obdurate, antisocial, unlovable human being on earth. I am amazed I have survived.

    Well done for being Around , and what a shame that you cant be granted an official apology ( From someone ) ..

    Your point is so very true ..Wishing you well .

  10. In the early 60's, in Sydney, I was canned all the way through my first 3 years of high school. Mainly due to minor oversights/mistakes, such as forgetting homework, being late, talking in class etc. So did a lot of other students. We weren't bad kids, we grew up to be decent citizens. Corporal punishment was the norm in those days. Minor infringements "3 cuts of the cane", and for more serious, "6 cuts of the best". Unless some real damage was done, no use talking to parents, it was the norm. It was not classed as "assault" by the cops, unless some damage was done. There was one teacher who always did the caning, the Deputy Headmaster. He was a sadistic bastard, always had a grin on his face. We called him "The Bug", because of the same shit-brown suit he wore everyday for 10 years. I hated him and still do 50 years later. Thank God Australian kids don't have to put up with these assaults anymore with the outlawing of corporal punishment. I would have kneecapped any teacher who canned my son when he was in school.

    Some people may comment that corporal punishment should be reintroduced in Western countries. Pig's bum. The issues rebel (and normal) kids have these days would not be corrected by canning. The issues would be compounded and made worse. Parents/teachers/governments/social workers should consider the influence of drugs, domestic violence, constant mental bombardment from violent computer games and movies, before canning (for any infringement). Violence has become acceptable in many weak minds.

    So True ...

    I was also , " fortunate " :) to grow up in this Era , the Thought being ..Belt the c*ap out of them until they Submit .

    Have you ever heard more Nonsense ?? What happens in reality , after a few Canes the pain in Forgotten ..

    You have a higher Threshold , you become ( indirectly ) more Violent yourself . The Individual becomes far more

    likely to assault his Wife , Feel its okey to Strike his children ( Its didn't do me Harm ) ...

    Or even potentially throw the " Sucker " punch ..Violence and assault of Children , is NEVER the answer .

    Personally , I address parents in the community who strike ( they call Smack ) their Children , the counter argument is

    " Its my Child ..My Right " ..HELLO ?? ..sorry , its a life you are dealing with .

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  11. Punishing a young kid like that for forgetting his homework, it downright sadistic....Hope the teacher loses his job and ends up in having to scratch a living in boystown......Violence breeds violence- it's not right to punish a child like that.

    Nice to read a Little Logic .

    Its simply not good enough , and its not the Role of the so called " Teacher " . The Individual , should face far more than just the Loss of a job .

    This Crime is Related to Molestation .... Its to Show power and influence , the individual concerned must now face the relevant consequence .

  12. The worst possible offence .

    There is never a reason to Assault a Child , or molest a Child . The Two are Comparable .

    To those foolish replies who no doubt say " It didn't do me harm ..It taught me discipline etc etc " Sorry ..

    Simply utter utter B/S ..How would you know ?

    There is NEVER a reason to strike a Child for ANY reason , It doesn't work ..And over time such violence breads Violence .

    And If you are That OLD , that you truly dont understand logic , Go on Facebook to your Old School Site , and the Various teachers

    Look at the Damage caused by these individuals , you will quickly learn .

    From there you can progress to Church groups , and Charity organisations , You will quickly learn that Violence ( Striking ) in any form against children , is completely linked in numbers to molestation . So re think the rubbish that " It never did me Harm "

    For How would you know ? ..Masses of damage has been caused by such Violence .

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  13. I have to say. There is definitely a trend here.

    There's a big change on the cards in Thailand.

    This is just paving the way.

    Before the end of this year the retirement visa will change.




    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Thaivisa Connect Thailand mobile app

     

       Dislike Agreeing .... but I reckon you are Spot on . The Drastic changes are Slowly Building , and it appears to be going one way .

     

      Getting more and More difficult . The Visa Run first ..Then the retirement visa , not of benefit for the Kingdom I would have thought .

     

      Things are going to Change .

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    Again, for those that still don't comprehend, it isn't the ID requirements, we can all live with that, it is the FM 28 which YOU as a foreigner have to fill out regardless of whether or not hotel etc. fills out FM 30 or not. And jeez, now we even have one of the "if you aren't doing anything wrong you have nothing to fear" crowd on here. Brother talk about not knowing nothing about anything.

     

    I'm not so sure on this.

     

    Could someone knowledgeable confirm 100% if we still need to fill out a TM 28 form if staying in a hotel which reports your current address online - like nearly all the proper hotels do.

     

     

    If that were the case then you would need to inform immigration before you left your last address, otherwise they would have two different addresses for the same person on their databases.

     

    Multiply that by TAT's figures for travelling tourists, and the odd ex-pat on an away-day, and the whole system crashes out.

     

    As with most of the changes that have been happening, on the initial release of the change there has been a lot of misinformation spread by people panicking/over-reacting to tit-bits of information. At present, if you are staying in HH you should be paying attention.

     

    Certainly no need because of this news to say, right, that's it, Cambodia here I come! Fullstop to that....................tongue.png

     

    This won't affect those such as myself who are living in Hua Hin as I'm already registered with the immigration department.

     

    I entered my passport details into the immigration system myself on behalf of my 'landlord' at the house I rent and I have a 90 day report to do in Septemeber.

     

    It might however affect people who live elsewhere in Thailand outside of Prachuap Khiri Khan who travel to Hua Hin for a few days if their hotel doesn't register them. I doubt it though.

     

     

        Can I ask ..What if you decided to Stay at an Alternate address in Hua Hin for 3 Days ? Either Visiting ..Or residing in a Resort ..

        For whatever reason ..   extremely confining .

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    It sounds like out immigration office had a talking to from upstairs and are doing some CYA.

     

    All longstanding regs, frequently ignored. Carrying an ID is a good idea in any case. Everything else pretty much falls out except the bit of visiting another province and reporting yourself to the police there. My guess is that no one will really concern themselves without, and it'll be taken to be covered by your place of lodging.

     

    Same same, just everyone's a bit nervous now.

     

    The thing is, if this is only being enforced in Hua Hin and you already live there and are of course registered at your current address then it won't matter at all if you leave Hua Hin and go to a different province unless they are also enforcing this new rule.

     

    It will only affect people who come to Hua Hin from other provinces until it goes nationwide if it ever does. Even then I suspect it's all work that's done by the hotel. This notice was addressed to people who run hotels and rent out accomodation.
     

     

     

     

    I go on saturday.. Staying in a villa.. Whose responsible for what now ?? 

     

    Me ??  flipkey ?? the rental agent ?? the house owner ?? 

     

     

         What a Great Question ? ..I reckon the answer is ...Who Knows ? or all of the above .

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    Again, for those that still don't comprehend, it isn't the ID requirements, we can all live with that, it is the FM 28 which YOU as a foreigner have to fill out regardless of whether or not hotel etc. fills out FM 30 or not. And jeez, now we even have one of the "if you aren't doing anything wrong you have nothing to fear" crowd on here. Brother talk about not knowing nothing about anything.

     

    I'm not so sure on this.

     

    Could someone knowledgeable confirm 100% if we still need to fill out a TM 28 form if staying in a hotel which reports your current address online - like nearly all the proper hotels do.

     

     

    If that were the case then you would need to inform immigration before you left your last address, otherwise they would have two different addresses for the same person on their databases.

     

    Multiply that by TAT's figures for travelling tourists, and the odd ex-pat on an away-day, and the whole system crashes out.

     

    As with most of the changes that have been happening, on the initial release of the change there has been a lot of misinformation spread by people panicking/over-reacting to tit-bits of information. At present, if you are staying in HH you should be paying attention.

     

    Certainly no need because of this news to say, right, that's it, Cambodia here I come! Fullstop to that....................tongue.png

        

     

         In my Old Days ( as a Tourist ) I used to have 2 Rooms going at once ..Did it properly with Passport Copies Etc ..

     

         So in this instance ..Which room do I register ?  ... Or would doing this be illegal ? 

     

          Surely Not .

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    It sounds like out immigration office had a talking to from upstairs and are doing some CYA.

     

    All longstanding regs, frequently ignored. Carrying an ID is a good idea in any case. Everything else pretty much falls out except the bit of visiting another province and reporting yourself to the police there. My guess is that no one will really concern themselves without, and it'll be taken to be covered by your place of lodging.

     

    Same same, just everyone's a bit nervous now.

     

    The thing is, if this is only being enforced in Hua Hin and you already live there and are of course registered at your current address then it won't matter at all if you leave Hua Hin and go to a different province unless they are also enforcing this new rule.

     

    It will only affect people who come to Hua Hin from other provinces until it goes nationwide if it ever does. Even then I suspect it's all work that's done by the hotel. This notice was addressed to people who run hotels and rent out accomodation.
     

     

      

        Correct ..But if it goes National , and you had a Farang Friend staying , it must be reported  .

     

         There really are many problems with the implementation of this idea . Extremely confining .

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  18.   There are any number of Problems with this , if you want EVERY tourist walking around with Photo Id ..

      The potential problems are quite obvious . When I went ( alone ) to the Beach on a 3 month Alternate address , I carry Nothing 

      You want every Tourist walking around with a Passport if He / She does not have a Drivers Licence ? Its really not a good idea 

       and will well add to the potential for more ( rather than Less ) Corruption , particularly in the Tourist market .

       Happy to attempt to Clean things up , but this will end as a revenue raiser .

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