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emubob

Phuket restaurateur killed

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I've highlighted a portion so you don't have to read every word in this really long sentence.

"Contributing to the rising traffic on the website are the Gazette's robust rankings in Google under all Phuket news-related search terms; the continuing top-four ranking of the site under the term "Phuket" alone; a surge in the Gazette's presence in the Google Alerts, with 1-3 stories picked up and announced to the world almost every day; and an editorial policy adjustment in which crime, though not swept under the carpet, is now given a lesser weighting in the newspaper's content mix, with recreation, sports, and business assuming a greater role." (Gazette Online)

Well it is better then the Gazette who has not stated it at ALL :o

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My condolences to the friends, family and customers who seemed to enjoy the restaurant and the owner. It sounds like a real loss for a lot of people.

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Another pitch for the 'quality tourist'..

LOS ...... you lost me with that remark .... :o

Meaning Phuket pitches itself as a highly developed, stable, place for high net worth retirees etc.. Yet in reality its not got the infrastcture, security, or police force with an interest to come even close.

They need to keep those sex tourists happy cos they are the only ones that are going to keep coming through thick and thin.. Not dream of high net worth visitors they dont know how to please or keep safe.

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This event should have no impact whatsoever on the tourist trade nor detract from tourist's perceptions as to relative safety. Go to any big western city and similar events occur. Anyone that has lived in a big city knows that you can't operate a nightclub or restaurant in some districts without paying protection or tribute to a local mobster or gang. For all we know, this could have been a case of mistaken identity.

It is unfortunate that someone who has worked hard to build up something successful (if the report is correct) has to end up this way.

I dont know where you came from ?? Probably the USA ??

But I know that where I grew up and came from there was pretty much no gun crime, no shootings, etc.. Phuket is far more rural than that yet theres one every couple of months.

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Mods, please edit the title. It's inflammatory and misleading.

A shooting is not necessarily an assassination. An assassination implies a political figure murdered for political motives. This is apparently not the case.

Where does that definition come from ?? Who says it has to be political ??

To me assassination is the premeditated and planned murder of another person, often using a 3rd party / hired killer.

The Oxford English Dictionary's definition is :-

The action of assassinating; the taking the life of any one by treacherous violence, esp. by a hired emissary, or one who has taken upon him to execute the deed

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The Oxford English Dictionary's definition is :-

The action of assassinating; the taking the life of any one by treacherous violence, esp. by a hired emissary, or one who has taken upon him to execute the deed

I don't disagree with that definition ..... but the assassin idea implies a political or high profile planned killing in a covert manner. In Thailand it's a drive by shooting, on the back of a motor bike. Not too much planning or covert operation. i.e. a low level paid HIT. We might jaw on about this, but let's consider that the guy was killed, another injured, and that's not a good thing for family and friends. RIP...

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I am completly stunned to read this news, my wife and I are regulars and find the place to be excellent value and quality and the staff very very helpful.

What ever the motives and reasons there is way to much of this sort of crime, and it's very much on the rise.

This Governor needs to get after the guns, and do it fast and hard. Do matter what the TIT reasons and culture are, fire arms of anny sort need to be outlawed and the penalty severe.

To fail will frankly be the final reason not to reside here.

Sympathy and condolences to famliies or recent victims.

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sorry to hear, but may i get a description of the menu? ive always wondered what kind of food they have other than thai? and how good it is.

They have a quite a comprehensive menu of western food and Thai food, including pastas, pizzas, even sushi food. Prices are very reasonable, but portions are small. Very well presented and the pasta sauces are terrific. Pasta dishes & pizzas start from about 90 baht, as do most of the western foods, except for imported meats. Thai dishes start about 60 baht. I think very good value for money. The desert cakes are to die for, but start about 120 baht. Wine 85 baht/glass.

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I am completly stunned to read this news, my wife and I are regulars and find the place to be excellent value and quality and the staff very very helpful.

What ever the motives and reasons there is way to much of this sort of crime, and it's very much on the rise.

This Governor needs to get after the guns, and do it fast and hard. Do matter what the TIT reasons and culture are, fire arms of anny sort need to be outlawed and the penalty severe.

To fail will frankly be the final reason not to reside here.

Sympathy and condolences to famliies or recent victims.

Residing in Phuket is fairly safe... Setting up or doing business is another..

Syl

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Residing in Phuket is fairly safe... Setting up or doing business is another

As long as your not in the wrong place at the wrong time, can't see what the business comment has to do with it...

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Residing in Phuket is fairly safe... Setting up or doing business is another

As long as your not in the wrong place at the wrong time, can't see what the business comment has to do with it...

If you are seen to have a successful business, others want a share ... or the entire business ...

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Residing in Phuket is fairly safe... Setting up or doing business is another

As long as your not in the wrong place at the wrong time, can't see what the business comment has to do with it...

If you are seen to have a successful business, others want a share ... or the entire business ...

sweetmusic. That is what i used to think, until i started a business a few years back.

LivinginKata is spot-on with his comment.

Syl

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"Oh ... emubob, your OP stated hit happened about 09.30pm. Subsequent publications say 01.00 a.m.... "

Living in Kata...

I can assure you that at my age I can tell the time.

What proper restaurant......PROPER restaurant is open and serving food at 1pm in Phuket Town? You do know this place and they do not have a licence to serve at this time.

Also...you are forgetting one simple thing........I WAS THERE.

The time was as I stated and yes, I have also seen the reports on other sites but was only mildly surprised at their inaccuracy.

As for StevenL

"Yes, and that seems to be the main aim in stead of giving facts.

See post # 20, the heading not just may mislead but will mislead"

The complete facts were given at the time of writing. How you personally interpret the headline is indeed up to you. However, many people around Thailand have viewed this because of the given headline and that to me can only be a good thing as it again further highlights the gun problem this country faces.

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