Koh Samui pub brawl; 2 shot on police night out.

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Koh Samui pub brawl; 2 shot on police night out.

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:32 pm

Just a reminder to take care when drinking in places frequented by armed police and soldiers. This applies to any country where the police are armed and like to get pissed btw. It could also be the highlight of your holiday if you like that kind of thing.

A police night out in Koh Samui turned into a deadly brawl a couple of weeks back:
2 dead, cop charged, sacked after Samui pub brawl
The violence erupted at Camp Beer pub in tambon Bo Phud around 2am, said Pol Lt Ratthakarn Chanwong, a duty officer at Bo Phud police station.

The shooting left seven men lying on the ground with bullet wounds - three policemen from Bo Phud station and four pub staff.

All were rushed to hospitals, where two were later pronounced dead. They were Pol L/Cpl Jaerasak Sroisangvarn and Kraisorn Mingsakul, a guard at the pub.

The other five with bullet wounds were identified as Pol L/Cpl Sitthisak Ngamkhom, Pol L/Cpl Kritsana Boonyin, pub guard Voravit Yimyong, pub manager Thepthinnakorn Thongphet and pub waiter Veerapong Jarusenee.

Police investigators reported that seven policemen attached to Bo Phud police station were having a night out at the pub.

While dancing they became involved in a brawl with a group of young men. Security guards intervened and asked them to leave.

After emerging from the bar, Pol L/Cpl Jaraesak pulled out a pistol. The pub manager tried to stop him and the chaos then erupted.

Another policeman, identified later as Pol L/Cpl Narongsak Khamjai, fired shots from his 9mm pistol into the crowd gathering in front of the pub. The bullets hit three fellow policemen and four pub staff, including the manager. After the shooting he drove off in his car...

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Re: Koh Samui pub brawl; 2 shot on police night out.

Postby hanno » Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:40 pm

I avoid police and army parties like the plague....
The bullets hit three fellow policemen and four pub staff
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Re: Koh Samui pub brawl; 2 shot on police night out.

Postby bolueeleh » Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:14 pm

im sure if everybody at the scene were to carry a piece each, the outcome would be very different *wink*
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Re: Koh Samui pub brawl; 2 shot on police night out.

Postby Sailorman » Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:55 am

Bol: Just to educate you, its illegal to carry a firearm in Thailand unless you are police, military or have a license. I still have my license from an America state to carry a concealed pistol. Its also illegal in the state were I have my license to carry in a bar, bank, government building, etc. I have been in bars in Thailand in the past where Thai police have been drinking and this shooting does not surprise me. They are not happy happy drunks. While sometime in the past this may have happened in America, American police would almost never do this as first they would be outgunned and second it would be a death sentence to go to prison.
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Re: Koh Samui pub brawl; 2 shot on police night out.

Postby bolueeleh » Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:01 am

im not stating the legality of carrying a gun in thailand but asking for opinion if everyone has a gun there would the outcome be any better? :stir: :bow:
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Postby ExPenhMan » Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:44 am

If I see a group of Thai men with whisky bottles, soda bottles and empty beer bottles gathered around a pub table, I give them a wide wide berth and go somewhere else. I will do this every time. I have experienced two near incidents. The drunks are especially interested in farangs with Thai lady friends. A bad combination in their drunken eyes.
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Re: Koh Samui pub brawl; 2 shot on police night out.

Postby hanno » Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:50 am

ExPenhMan wrote:If I see a group of Thai men with whisky bottles, soda bottles and empty beer bottles gathered around a pub table, I give them a wide wide berth and go somewhere else. I will do this every time. I have experienced two near incidents. The drunks are especially interested in farangs with Thai lady friends. A bad combination in their drunken eyes.
This. Can be a bad combination in the KoW as well.


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