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Foreign tourist assaulted by security guard after being denied entry at Don Mueang

 

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A video clip showing a security guard at Don Mueang airport assaulting a Chinese tourist has gone viral.

 

Footage of the incident, which took place on Thursday, shows the guard in an altercation with the Chinese man.

 

The guard can be seen raising his hand to the face of the man, before taking a wild swing in an attempt to punch him.

 

The Chinese man manages to evade the punch before another airport security guard tries to calm the situation.

 

The Chinese man then appears to be incensed by the incident and can be seen shouting and pointing at the guards.

 

 

INN reported that the incident occurred after the Chinese man had been refused entry to Thailand after arriving on a flight from Jakarta.

 

The Chinese man had been refused entry as had been unable to show proof of onward travel, accommodation or that he sufficient funds to support his stay in Thailand.

 

He was then taken to an immigration detention room but refused to stay and reentered the airport.

 

A short time later he was confronted by the security guard which is when the incident took place.

 

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The clip has received widespread coverage by media in China, where the actions of the guard have been heavily criticised.

 

At a press conference held on Saturday afternoon Don Mueang airport general Suterawat Suwnnawat apologised for the incident which he described as regrettable.

 

Mr Suterawat said the guard involved has been suspended and will face a disciplinary procedure which will almost certainly result in him losing his job.

 

Mr Suterawat said that a formal apology will be sent to the Chinese Embassy.

 

 
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8 minutes ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

At a press conference held on Saturday afternoon Don Mueang airport general Suterawat Suwnnawat apologised for the incident which he described as regrettable.

 

Mr Suterawat said the guard involved has been suspended and will face a disciplinary procedure which will almost certainly result in him losing his job.

 

Mr Suterawat said that a formal apology will be sent to the Chinese Embassy.

 

Good move on his part - regardless on how agitated the person was - that physical response from the guard was inexcusable

Cooler heads should have prevailed here

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6 minutes ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

Mr Suterawat said the guard involved has been suspended and will face a disciplinary procedure which will almost certainly result in him losing his job.

So the guard will lose his job, for doing his job,he had been denied 

entry to Thailand ,so goes on walkabout in airport,he refused to stay

in the detention room!,sounds like he was trying to enter Thailand anyway.

regards worgeordie

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Just now, hansnl said:

And what about the Chinese?

Thailand has to bow backwards for a guy making trouble because he is refused entry, and the guard will lose his job?

Shameful.

 

Nobody was bowing backwards, but the guard lost his cool.  Could have been handled better methinks

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2 minutes ago, worgeordie said:

So the guard will lose his job, for doing his job,he had been denied 

entry to Thailand ,so goes on walkabout in airport,he refused to stay

in the detention room!,sounds like he was trying to enter Thailand anyway.

regards worgeordie

Looked like it was in the waiting area - and as per previous post - guard could have handled it better tbh

 

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He was then taken to an immigration detention room but refused to stay and reentered the airport.

 

Is this not a secure area? He can refuse to stay and walk out? How does that work???

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2 minutes ago, Argus Tuft said:

Looked like it was in the waiting area - and as per previous post - guard could have handled it better tbh

 

On the video,we don't know what happened before the guard 

hit him,if the Chinese had stayed where he was supposed to

in the detention area,this would never have happened,some of

these Chinese deserve a slap,they can be very arrogant.

Thailand a bit quick off the mark to grovel to the Chinese.

 

regards worgeordie

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This Chinese man should consider himself lucky that he was not allowed to enter. He could have quite easily drowned at sea or been killed in a bus accident. Immigration did him a favour.

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I have little sympathy for the Chinese.

 

28 minutes ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

Mr Suterawat said that a formal apology will be sent to the Chinese Embassy.

Ass-kissers. Will they send the airforce otherwise?

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Surprised in a large international airport to never see any armed police patrolling to counter terrorism. See one occasionally whizzing somewhere on a Segway, but nothing similar to the armed patrols in Europe or the US. 

 

Police may have slightly better training than a 300 baht/day security guard, although violence seems the first tactic for both security and police here.

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