Jump to content

Phuket Fears As News Of Another Stabbing Emerges


Recommended Posts

The worst kind of Thais travel to Phuket and Pattaya to rob foreigners. They are young, on drugs and always drive a bike, looking for victims. This happens every week now. Tourists should start taking this seriously. If they are partying late at night , take a taxi home.

Just avoid the tourist places and most Thais are very nice.

Really? so they do not travel to Bangkok or Chiang Mai? i guess all the shootings, stabbings and muggins in BKK and CM are done by the best kind of Thai's, while the worst kind travels to Phuket and Pattaya?blink.png

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 196
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Posted Images

nothing fishy about this story but very dangerous... when groups openly block roads like this it shows a real lack of safety and police presence... the Phuket police are basically useless because they are so corrupt no one takes them seriously and for all you know they may be on the lamb on this one or could even be a friend or one of the force... perhapst the answer is to bring in the army as funnya as it sounds until roads are cleared, etc. I personally think Pattaya is safer than Phuket as odd as this may sound partly because Phuket has an extensive area of roads that are travelled by tourists unlike Patts which is more central and the Phuket police need to patrol these roads all the time...

Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know if or how much it would help, but here are some suggestions which might influence the psychology of youngsters - some of whom grow up to prey on others.

>>>> Less exposure to violent videos. Note: all video stores have such crap, which comprise about 90% of their stock.

>>>> More involvement and honesty by parents with their kids.

>>>> More wholesome activities. Example: How often do parents watch violent or katoy or shouting/screaming crap on TV with their kids, compared to time spent exploring parks and nature? The ratio is about 5,000 to 1. How often to parents do a wholesome activity with their kids, like artwork or going to a museum versus just leaving the kid to play violent videos on computer? answer: just about never.

a wholesome, honest upbringing won't eradicate violent behavior, but it will have some positive affect.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

You forgot to mention drug addiction as another reason for an increase in crime. Drug use, and drug dealing, is rife on Phuket. The money has to come from somewhere.

....and what's the #1 most dangerous drug in terms of overall harm it contributes to? You guessed it, alcoholic drinks.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Never understood, why people risk lives for what is just stuff.

Been mugged twice in Asia (not Thailand) both times just gave what they wanted and survived never lost more than 50 dollars, of course I never have anything of real value in bag etc.

Split your valuables or carry a dummy wallet , was advised once throw your belongings on floor away from you and run. They will go for bag etc.

If on a night out just take what you need, and get a taxi back.

My first trip to Thailand January 2007. I had dinner with my at the time girlfriend who is now my wife. We were close to the house in Nonthaburi and walking back home when a kid jumped off a moterbike and slashed her arm and grabbed the purse. I did not realize he had cut her so i of course start chasing him as he is running to the bike his buddy is still on. Did not get my hands on him and they got away. I get back and see her bleeding and waved a taxi down. This lady is so worried about my money being in her purse that she does not even want to go to the hospital. I told her there was about 700 baht in the purse that my money was in a drawer in the house, why carry what you do not need, we got in the taxi and he drove us down the road a bit to the hospital maybe 3 min ride. He would not take money for the ride he was more concerned to get the bleeding stopped. We got inside and they stiched her up and gave her some meds and we went home. In the morning she can move her fingers but not the wrist so back we go to the hospital. They opened the cut back up and found three severed tendons. Again this lady was concerned about the cost of going back to the hospital as it was a GOOD one and may cost too much. I asked how much and she says ohh maybe 40 60 thousand. I say Baht? she says yes. I say and this is the good hospital she says yeas very good. Ok we will stay at this one. They fixed her up. Private room in the hospital for the both uf us, meals meds all told I was 1200 us out of pocket. I would still be paying on that in the US. My lady was worried as were the neighbors that I would be running fast to get away from the bad here in Thailand. The same thing happens daily/nightly in any big city in the world. You can't get completely away from it you just have to pay more ttention to your surroundings AT ALL TIMES. If you let your guard down bad things can happen. Sometimes even when you are aware you can still get hit. If someone has a knife or a gun or a stick or brick give em the purse or watch and walk away. Nothing in your pocket is worth the dying for because some drugged out kid wants more dope. Please be careful. Rest in peace lady and speedy recovery man who got cut. Peace, love and light for your paths always.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I find Mohamad's story very strange, seems something fishy about it.

Why do you think it's 'fishy'? Details please.

The only thing fishy about the story is that the paper got his name wrong. His name is Ed, not Mohamad.

The rest of it is true.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like Phuket and Pattaya are ideal holiday destinations - stabbings, murder, drunken orgies, corruption, jet-ski gangs, robberies etc - I can't imagine why anyone would want to visit, let alone live there.

Yeah ... it's not like there are murders, robberies, gangs, etc. in New York or London or Rio or other major cities. Yeah, only in Thailand.

Link to post
Share on other sites

You forgot to mention drug addiction as another reason for an increase in crime. Drug use, and drug dealing, is rife on Phuket. The money has to come from somewhere.

....and what's the #1 most dangerous drug in terms of overall harm it contributes to? You guessed it, alcoholic drinks.

I agree. A lot of these Thai teenage gangs drink Thai whiskey to get drunk, however, alcohol is cheap to purchase, compared to hard narcotics, which takes a lot more crime in order to have the money to buy it.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I find Mohamad's story very strange, seems something fishy about it.

stevenl, you have been very quiet on this thread since the above post, which is unlike you. Several people have asked for your reasoning behind this comment but you have yet to reply. We are waiting with bated breath.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I find Mohamad's story very strange, seems something fishy about it.

stevenl, you have been very quiet on this thread since the above post, which is unlike you. Several people have asked for your reasoning behind this comment but you have yet to reply. We are waiting with bated breath.

I don't know about baited breath but MM I hope you are not holding your breath. You know how these things go...........conspiracy theories abound, just thank Buddha a certain poster is again gone, otherwise we'd have one-by-one attention deficit disorder posts filling the thread.

Now, about the nice day on the beach as that won't make much news..............oh, and hello Phuket bashers, have at it will ya.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I find Mohamad's story very strange, seems something fishy about it.

why...???

Read post #30

BTW, the road is 4 lanes wide there.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I find Mohamad's story very strange, seems something fishy about it.

stevenl, you have been very quiet on this thread since the above post, which is unlike you. Several people have asked for your reasoning behind this comment but you have yet to reply. We are waiting with bated breath.

And I answered in post 25. So please keep up with it. You're commenting without even reading, I have posted several times here after that post as well.

BTW, this happened apparently 300 meters from Chalong circle on the road to Rawai. The road is 4 lanes wide there, but they managed to block it with 1 motorbike?

Edited by stevenl
Link to post
Share on other sites

I find Mohamad's story very strange, seems something fishy about it.

stevenl, you have been very quiet on this thread since the above post, which is unlike you. Several people have asked for your reasoning behind this comment but you have yet to reply. We are waiting with bated breath.

I don't know about baited breath but MM I hope you are not holding your breath. You know how these things go...........conspiracy theories abound, just thank Buddha a certain poster is again gone, otherwise we'd have one-by-one attention deficit disorder posts filling the thread.

Now, about the nice day on the beach as that won't make much news..............oh, and hello Phuket bashers, have at it will ya.

If you and the others asking me about my reasoning had read my posts here you would have seen my answers. Answered long, long before he could have even started holding his breath.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I certainly don't think he stabbed himself, nor fell off his bike onto a waiting knife in the road, so someone had to stab him. Granted at 3:30 am his faculties might not have been at their best, so maybe he didn't think as a rational person would think at 2 pm and make a proper getaway.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...