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Police Arrest Three Foreigners For Bt30mn Jewelry Heist In Phuket

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Didn't you read the article? It says FOREIGNERS, not falang. Anyone who is not Thai is a foreigner in Thailand - Europeans, North Americans, Africans, and yes, Asians.

YOU are the one saying that foreigner = falang, which is simply not true. Your coworkers might agree that a "falang" has white skin, but that's not the same as a foreigner. Those two words are not completely interchangeable.

The 2 women from Malaysia are foreigners, because they are not from Thailand. It's not that complicated.

It is kinda complicated.

What word does the Thais use for foreigners ?

I would say falang (ฝรั่ง)

And in this case, that word is translated into English to report this story in English speaking news.

Suggesting, if we look at who was arrested, 3 people do not fit that description - only 1 does.

Technically yes, 3 foreigners got arrested and technically then the headline is correct.

Edit : And it still does not explain, that from the original article yesterday, that the police was looking for 3 foreign men.

How can 1 Russian male, 1 Thai male and 2 Asian ( Malay ) women look like 3 foreign men on cctv ?

No, it's easy. Farang does not mean foreigner, farang refers to one specific 'kind' of foreigner. So yes, it was all correct. Also, as far as I remember it never said '3 foreign men', it said '3 foreigners', with already yesterday 1 or 2 women mentioned.

The more you go on about this the more ridiculous you make yourself look.

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Will we see any apologies from yesterday's posters who "knew it was a scam"?

how do you know it wasn't, there was a Thai guy arrested too, still could be insurance scam

Because there was no insurance according to the victim.

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Please children, can we stop arguing about semantics? Let's call them aliens or will somebody take issue with that? I note that the BiB or the TAN network reporter cannot count. Were 4 or 5 people involved?

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TRANG: -- The highway police have arrested five foreigners

So, now it's 5 foreigners arrested. What happened to the Thai man? rolleyes.gif

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“While the police officers were questioning the suspects, one of the Malaysian woman, the large one, asked to use the bathroom at the police station.

“But she ended up running away from the station. We are now searching for her,” Col Jakkrapan said.

It's always the large one isn't it? rolleyes.gif

Was she the one with the umbrella?

She probably put her weight behind it.

Wonder if she managed to pocket some of the spoils, kept some for herself and used the rest to buy her disappearance on the way to the hong nam?

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TRANG: -- The highway police have arrested five foreigners

So, now it's 5 foreigners arrested. What happened to the Thai man? rolleyes.gif

He is only mentioned 1 line later.

Now, if peter from Danmark would say that that line is not correct I would agree. Seems to be 4 foreigners and 1 Thai. Don't know how many farang anymore :)

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Is anyone else getting confused by the conflicting information here. First we are told that:

"Police have arrested at least four people travelling inside the vehicle*: one Russian man, two Malaysian women and one Thai man."

*Said vehicle was reported to be a Toyota Fortuner. Then the latest report:

"There were five passengers on the pickup truck, including three men and two women of Spanish, Malaysian, Turkish, Russian and Thai nationalities."

So this report states that these suspects were arrested in a pickup not a Fortuner... which makes me think perhaps this was a 2nd group linked to the first, but then it goes on to say about one woman escaping...?! So did they let one woman escape from each group or are they confusing the same incident with conflicting information?

If there were 2x Malaysian women, as we were told then how could the three men be Turkish, Russian, Thai and Spanish... that would require at least 4 men, one of each nationality!

Clear as mud this one... at least the standards of journalism here are fairly consistent....ly bad!

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“one of the Malaysian woman, the large one ended up running away from the station. We are now searching for her,” Col Jakkrapan said."

How far can the large one get? Just check the nearest donut shop.

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“While the police officers were questioning the suspects, one of the Malaysian woman, the large one, asked to use the bathroom at the police station.

“But she ended up running away from the station. We are now searching for her,” Col Jakkrapan said.

It's always the large one isn't it? rolleyes.gif

That's a bit of egg on the face of the local constabulary.... any more and it will be an omlette.

Still, the apprehension of this lot appears to have involved some real police work. I am impressed. The foreign criminals don't appear to be quite as retarded as the usual pattaya/phuket suspects either.

Are you kidding me???

1. They broke into a car on a parking lot that has SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS without using a disguise.

2. They did the job in a rented car WITHOUT changing the license plates first.

3. They rented the car under their REAL NAME which is how the cops got their names after checking the tapes from the parking lot.

4. Then they switch cars and don't even split up and get promptly caught on their way off the island

and you are saying their not as retarded?

You got to be <deleted> kidding me man. Why didn't they just leave their passports in the car they broke into???

Don't forget they switched cars, both rented under real names and probably at the same rental place :)

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No, it's easy. Farang does not mean foreigner, farang refers to one specific 'kind' of foreigner. So yes, it was all correct. Also, as far as I remember it never said '3 foreign men', it said '3 foreigners', with already yesterday 1 or 2 women mentioned.

The more you go on about this the more ridiculous you make yourself look.

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Quote : "PHUKET: -- The Phuket Gazette has received confirmed reports that police have launched a manhunt for three foreign men who carried out a smash-and-grab robbery of about 30 million baht in jewelry this morning."

I am referring to that article.

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When this story first broke I read a great number posters jumping to conclusions based on nothing that this was an insurance scam. Where are all those posters now. It is a sad statement how ridiculous and embarrassing the farangs on this forum really are.

Simply people saying what they think, if you do not like this use another forum.

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“one of the Malaysian woman, the large one ended up running away from the station. We are now searching for her,” Col Jakkrapan said."

How far can the large one get? Just check the nearest donut shop.

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Maybe she run away with the unarrested Thai man.

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No, it's easy. Farang does not mean foreigner, farang refers to one specific 'kind' of foreigner. So yes, it was all correct. Also, as far as I remember it never said '3 foreign men', it said '3 foreigners', with already yesterday 1 or 2 women mentioned.

The more you go on about this the more ridiculous you make yourself look.

Source : http://www.thaivisa....-jewelry-heist/

Quote : "PHUKET: -- The Phuket Gazette has received confirmed reports that police have launched a manhunt for three foreign men who carried out a smash-and-grab robbery of about 30 million baht in jewelry this morning."

I am referring to that article.

Glad to see you don't get your farang and foreigner mixed up this time while trying to correct others over this.

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