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These recent evens in Phuket sure make PATTAYA look like a much better alternative, huh ? ? ?

I've lived in Pattaya for 21 years, because of the very mild crime-rate and the many 'family-activities' available here; not even to mention the splendid sailing ! !

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Its the way people get ahead in business.

Eliminate the competition.

Yes, but it could also be from a failed relationship.

Yes, the top 2 reasons to call in the hit man - love and/or business ie money.

RIP the unlucky lady.

Basically, love - including love of money. sad.png

In thailand love of face is also very powerful, certainly enough to murder

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Another day on the island of crime and death.

Of course, this happens at every top holiday destination in the world.

(Had to say that or this may turn into another Phuket bashing thread).

RIP poor lady.

Could be worse - you could live in New Orleans, with the highest murder rate of any city outside Latin America - with 58 murders per 100,000 population. I bet Phuket seems pretty safe compared to that.

Why aren't the US authorities doing more to clean up the murder rate? And why aren't Embassies around the world warning tourists about the high murder rate in the USA? Shocking.

New Orleans has a terrible murder rate, but most of it tied to local gangs and wars over drug turf. It has one of the highest poverty rates and lowest average income rates in the USA too, this being in one of the most historical places in the US. Very sad indeed. BUT, how many of those murders are against tourists?

In Phuket, a very high number of murders, and other serious crimes, as well as minor swindling and scamming, is against foreigners. Foreigners are openly targeted in Phuket, and the underworld criminal elements have lost respect for tourism and the additional income it provides. If the crime continues in Phuket, the days of anyone caring about taxi mafias, who is having a party on the beach, and who is killing each other over prime position real estate are over - families and other wealthy people who come to Phuket WILL go elsewhere. Nothing is worth risking your life for. Especially not a holiday in Phuket when many other fine places exist both in and outside of Thailand.

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These recent evens in Phuket sure make PATTAYA look like a much better alternative, huh ? ? ?

I've lived in Pattaya for 21 years, because of the very mild crime-rate and the many 'family-activities' available here; not even to mention the splendid sailing ! !

555

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Dear oh dear. I would advise anyone to have a look at the Pattaya Daily News website to discount the 'family activities' scenario illusion alluded to here, unless of course you're into same sex on the beach (not a cocktail in this instance), drugged katoeys robbing tourists, and hit and run motorists. Oh well, it takes all kinds......

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In Phuket, a very high number of murders, and other serious crimes, as well as minor swindling and scamming, is against foreigners.

Actually, no. Most serious crimes (murder, extortion, rape, robbery etc) are Thais on Thais. Of course, when foreigners are involved, there is much broader publicity. There is a culture of prostitution and gambling (as an example) that exists for Thais with Thais in any area (and particularly Phuket) that is much larger than that which exists for foreigners.

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These recent evens in Phuket sure make PATTAYA look like a much better alternative, huh ? ? ?

I've lived in Pattaya for 21 years, because of the very mild crime-rate and the many 'family-activities' available here; not even to mention the splendid sailing ! !

555

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Dear oh dear. I would advise anyone to have a look at the Pattaya Daily News website to discount the 'family activities' scenario illusion alluded to here, unless of course you're into same sex on the beach (not a cocktail in this instance), drugged katoeys robbing tourists, and hit and run motorists. Oh well, it takes all kinds......

I just took a quick look at the Pattaya Daily News website and, of the 10 latest news stories showing on their main page, 5 refer to Phuket. Two of the other five are about the pimping of underage girls but one is in Rayong and the other Bangkok.

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Back to this particular subject. It's very unusual where a proved 'execution/assassination' has occurred, that only one round has been fired. Someone who's being paid for the job will typically make sure that it's done, with several rounds let off. In this instance, one round fired through a (reflected) tinted window at night, doesn't sound like a 'must do or I don't get paid' scenario. Again, this is a busy traffic light junction, and at that time of night there's going to be lots of witnesses. Hardly the best location for a 'hit'.

Whatever the circumstances, sad in the extreme for a lady going home from work.

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I just took a quick look at the Pattaya Daily News website and, of the 10 latest news stories showing on their main page, 5 refer to Phuket. Two of the other five are about the pimping of underage girls but one is in Rayong and the other Bangkok.

OK, a quiet day in Pattaya, and without wishing to prolong the comparison too much, of the 5 mentions of Phuket that are there, 1 is for this particular story, another is the Frenchman who is accused of rape in France, another the taxi driver who crashed/died near the airport, the Phuket hotel robbery, and the Phuket hospital appealing for blood.

Pattaya offers us the Police shooting at a drunken Dane's truck, and the 1000 strong crowd who tried to beat to death the confessed killer of a Pattaya beauty shop owner.

You've only looked at the first 10, scroll down and check the rest of it out, and keep in mind that Phuket is a province, not a large town such as Pattaya.

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Another day on the island of crime and death.

Of course, this happens at every top holiday destination in the world.

(Had to say that or this may turn into another Phuket bashing thread).

RIP poor lady.

Could be worse - you could live in New Orleans, with the highest murder rate of any city outside Latin America - with 58 murders per 100,000 population. I bet Phuket seems pretty safe compared to that.

Why aren't the US authorities doing more to clean up the murder rate? And why aren't Embassies around the world warning tourists about the high murder rate in the USA? Shocking.

Very good point.

Always gotta bring it back to the U.S., huh ?

Nice.

Thanks...rolleyes.gif

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She was not executed, she was murdered; there is a difference.

Good point. With all the legitimate speculation on this thread that it could have been a lover's quarrel, road rage, etc. etc., the use of "Executed" in the thread title and article is a bit over-dramatic considering lack of proof of motive at this early stage.

Just a cheap journalistic ploy to boost readers. Disgusting word choice, really. sad.png

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