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Re: Is Cambodia safe for Americans or should I just visit Thailand instead?

Post by lionlad » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:45 pm

Anthony's Weiner wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:04 am
you could do like most americans do when they travel.....pretend to be canadian
Good idea. This might be safer.
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Re: Is Cambodia safe for Americans or should I just visit Thailand instead?

Post by John Bingham » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:33 pm

Abc123 wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:36 pm

That's why I cropped it, to emphasize the living. The dead guy is not important except as a symbol of the crowds brutality. His face is macabre and unnecessary. All you need to know is they hung a young guy up and proceeded to beat him to death. Then look at the faces.
He wasn't beaten to death, he was hanged. The Red Gaurs (a right-wing paramilitary group set up by the Thai military) were beating the corpse.
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Re: Is Cambodia safe for Americans or should I just visit Thailand instead?

Post by phuketrichard » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:38 pm

Anthony's Weiner wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:04 am
you could do like most americans do when they travel.....pretend to be canadian
I used to say i was from Iceland, could make up anything i wanted as nobody ever knew anything about the country.. :beer3:
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Re: Is Cambodia safe for Americans or should I just visit Thailand instead?

Post by Abc123 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:29 pm

John Bingham wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:33 pm
Abc123 wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:36 pm

That's why I cropped it, to emphasize the living. The dead guy is not important except as a symbol of the crowds brutality. His face is macabre and unnecessary. All you need to know is they hung a young guy up and proceeded to beat him to death. Then look at the faces.
He wasn't beaten to death, he was hanged. The Red Gaurs (a right-wing paramilitary group set up by the Thai military) were beating the corpse.
Maybe yes, maybe no. They were certainly beating students to death. Some on the ground, some they hung up and beat to death.

At dawn on 6 October, the military and the police as well as the three paramilitary forces blocked exits from the university and began shooting into the campus, using M-16s, carbines, pistols, grenade launchers, and even armor-piercing recoilless rifles.[1]:235-236[5] Prevented from leaving the campus or even sending wounded to the hospital, the students begged for a ceasefire. The attacks continued.[1]:236 The actors in the mock hanging had already turned themselves in to Seni at the prime minister's office.[1]:236 When one student came out to surrender, he was shot and killed.[1]:236 After a free-fire order was issued by the Bangkok police chief, the campus was stormed, with Border Patrol Police leading the attack.[1]:236 Students diving into the Chao Phraya River were shot at by naval vessels while others who surrendered, lying down on the ground, were picked up and beaten, many to death.[1]:236 Some were hung from trees and beaten,[6] others were set afire. Female students were raped, alive and dead, by police and Red Gaurs.[1]:236 The massacre continued for several hours, and was only halted at noon by a rainstorm.[1
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Re: Is Cambodia safe for Americans or should I just visit Thailand instead?

Post by pczz » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:57 am

My god, people attacking schools with assault rifles? Surely that couldn't possibly happen in a civilize country like say, America?
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Re: Is Cambodia safe for Americans or should I just visit Thailand instead?

Post by (┛◉Д◉)┛ » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:20 am

phuketrichard wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:30 am
no problems for either country,
follow simple rules you follow at home.

Think about a visit to Myanmar before it closes again.
Myanmar bank blast kills two, injures more than 20
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/as ... 20-9978598

Lashio is tourist place if i recall correctly
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Re: Is Cambodia safe for Americans or should I just visit Thailand instead?

Post by phuketrichard » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:48 am

(┛◉Д◉)┛ wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:20 am
phuketrichard wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:30 am
no problems for either country,
follow simple rules you follow at home.

Think about a visit to Myanmar before it closes again.
Myanmar bank blast kills two, injures more than 20
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/as ... 20-9978598

Lashio is tourist place if i recall correctly
very very few tourist ever make it there... Its past Hsipaw, which is as far as most go.
still, not good
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Re: Is Cambodia safe for Americans or should I just visit Thailand instead?

Post by Abc123 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:02 am

In related news, though the guy isn't American, I've recently heard about an Italian guy who was told to move his bike on 51 near Sorya. The guy moves his bike and comes back to the same bar grumbling and complaining at security. So they jump him and give him such a beating that he dies. Reportedly hppened a few days ago. I expected to see something in the papers.
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Re: Is Cambodia safe for Americans or should I just visit Thailand instead?

Post by Jasonkhm » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:39 pm

kptic wrote:
best-case scenario wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:19 am
I'm an American citizen planning to travel to Cambodia in April and I'm concerned that the heightened anti-American rhetoric coming out of the Cambodian government might make my trip less safe. I could just as easily stay in Thailand. But I'd rather not boycott Cambodia unless my safety is at risk.
If you have to ask this question then you are probably the exact type of hipster tourist that Cambodia has way too many of. Stay in Thailand. :dm:
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Re: Is Cambodia safe for Americans or should I just visit Thailand instead?

Post by Abc123 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:40 am

I've had that report confirmed by another source now. It appears he had put a chain on the bike, and that's why security beat him to death. Well, you would wouldn't you? Happened opposite where Walkabout used to be.
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