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Australian expat stabs to death Phuket nightclub worker

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In the source that cannot be mentioned they interviewed him already, says self defense as he was being badly beaten by security guards for filming another altracation outside the club.

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Do these cases ever go to trial? You read about them on TV but soon they are forgotten and you hardly ever get to hear about the trial, the verdict or the sentence. Trials are held in open court right?

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Totally reserve my judgement until (or if) more facts come to light,

but Starky just for interest do you have any idea how many knives & pistols carried by Thais

excluding police & licensed security? Millions, run, baby, run

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There must be more to this story. Someone with a pocket knife stab to the stomach is not going to die on the way to hospital.

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Australia is no more violent than any other first world country. Like some other countries in the anglosphere there is a drink to get drunk culture which leads to problems

As mentioned cheap flights 15,000 BHT etc return enable the great unwashed a chance to wreak havoc.

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Seriously, I can't imagine a 59 years old taking down a 25 years thug with a knife 3 inches long .

To my opinion, the Aussie has been framed to leave the real culprit off the hook.

In any case, he obviously acted in self defense.

He should be released immediately and cleaned of all charges , even better given a medal for his standing against Thai thugs.

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What business was it of the bouncer to tell anyone one to stop filming? Does he own the rights by any chance? These bouncers go around thinking they can do whatever they want. Hopefully this unfortunate event will make the rest wiser about confronting people without a right in an atmosphere clearly prone to conflict

So you're saying it was actually the bouncer who was at fault?

" Hopefully this unfortunate event will make the rest wiser ..."

Yes, maybe they'll know they're not allowed to speak to drunks and especially not to stab their stomachs into a farang's knife.

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There is a violent side among some Australians. All you need to do is to read the Australian media and watch ( Local) Australian news channels to understand that there are some serious violent people. If you go to Bali, you will understand immediately how the Aussies are perceived. A lot of violence happens in Bali and especially where the Aussies are involved. I am not here to judge anyone but it is a false perception to think that Aussies are non-violent. I don't agree to comments that the Thai bouncer provoked him, that's why he got stabbed. A normal and a decent human being would not go in that direction. At the end, now two lives have been destroyed.

You mean go to that country that blew up a nightclub that killed hundreds of foreign tourists, the same country that also executes non-violent criminals? Yes, those Indos are so non-violent.

Quit your racism mike

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There is a violent side among some Australians. All you need to do is to read the Australian media and watch ( Local) Australian news channels to understand that there are some serious violent people.

People from country X are terribly violent too. You just have to look at the news from country X, it's full of violence. (Though North Korea is fine, won't find local violence in their news)

Haven't you ever heard "if it bleeds it leads"? Born yesterday?

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Errrr, Aussies are not generally aggressive people, especially when drunk.......

This must have been an exception.......

RIP, Sanya Khlueawaengmon.

Hope the man that killed you gets what he deserves.

You don't know many Aussies do you.

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Please help me understand who the gentleman is in the foreground.

He seems large, white and not Thai.

Are there Farang police here in Thailand??? and if so, do we grasp that this person is both judge and jury for the Thais, since language is a hurdle here, and the Thai would rely heavily on his interpretations and judgment. And please do not tell me that those Thai police speak English. Yes, to a small degree, but to truly understanding Australian English ??... no way. I am American and can not understand what folks from Oz are talking about half the time ! 555 !

In other words, who is this guy? Is he an official, or friend of the man charged?

arm insignia thai tourist police i believe

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I sure don't unnnerstand all the objections to this man carrying a weapon, unless it's the result of modern day education's dumb-down efficacy. Seems to be working.

We're not all marshal arts folk and the world is, indeed, a dangerous place, especially when you go juke-jointing among the night critters. It wasn't so long ago that gentlemen routinely carried weapons, not to mention the Oriental ladies with their stilltto hatpins. So, if this guy felt threatened and defended hisself, even if a bit tipsy, I don't condone the homicide, but defense is a right, even if it ain't the hollowood fist-a-cuffs hero version. He's a foreigner in a hostile land o smiles where, he probably well knew, he isn't much respected. So, when push comes to shove, and it did, he reacted to save his person. Background check? Sure. But lets take a longer and wider view of things.

When I first came to SE ASIA (Borneo) I had a throat-cutter hidden in the business end of a ball-point pen which i routinely carried in my pocket. The natives routinely carried parangs, and I was, indeed, threatened on occassion. I also had an umbrella with a 6 inch orange peeler in the handle, and a sword cane. Never had to use 'em, thank G-d, but I was pleased to have 'em. Stateside I had a slew of handguns, one of which was a 22 LR 5-shot revolver that was extrmemly easy to hide. When I left the hospital at nights (Detroit) it was in my hand or not far from it.

I'd like to hear from the Aussie why he pulled the blade and what happened to really start things off. As an X-ER doc, I've been around enough perps, victims, survivors and cops not to jump to conclusions.

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It's not illegal to film members of the public having a fight. Bet nightclub guy was trying to suppress bad PR footage.

If the fight was inside Tai Pan, the club has every right to restrict filming and many have signage to that effect. Not sure if Tai Pan has that warning posted or not.

If the filming took place outside on the public street in front of Tai Pan, then certainly not illegal.

Notwithstanding, a fight over the subtleties of filming rights is not important enough to warrant another fight and an unnecessary, completely avoidable death.

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The other Phuket paper--not sure if it can be linked here, so I won't do so--paints a very different story of what happened. The Australian had just attended a Rotary Club meeting and was returning from bringing a disabled Danish surfer home (there was another thread on that guy recently). He was walking by this pub, saw a fight, and pulled out his camera (according to him - not a handphone). The security guard ordered him to stop, and a beating quickly ensued. He says that a couple of Indian tourists helped extricate him and believes he would have been killed otherwise. Apparently, this guy has a good rep in Phuket as a generous and helpful person. I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt at this time (waiting for more evidence of course). Others should not be so fast to judgement.

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