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Killer pit bull attends victim’s funeral to apologise

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FILE PHOTO: The dog wore a muzzle for safety.

An unexpected guest was seen yesterday at the Bang Lamung, Pattaya funeral of the victim of a pit bull attack. Giant, the guilty dog, was brought to apologise by his new owner. The Thaiger has been following the tragic story of the 55 year old man who was sleeping next to his pet pit bull when his son witnessed the dog wake suddenly and attack its owner, taking a half hour to pull the poor man free.

The victim, Wisit Sanguan, suffered violent bites on his neck and body and died of blood loss and severe wounds the next day in the hospital. His cremation is scheduled at 4pm today in Bang Lamung.

Yesterday Suksa Ketnak, Giant’s new owner, brought the pit bull to Wisit’s funeral to pay respects and apologise. Giant was restrained with a protective muzzle to keep everyone safe. Following with Buddhist tradition, Suksa and Giant came to pray and ‘apologise’ to Wisit’s spirit for the pit bull’s attack and ask for forgiveness.

The Pattaya News reports that the grieving widow accepted the apology with the family saying they forgive Giant and still care for their former pet. Giant expressed love and recognition for the family, excited wagging his tail and letting relatives play and pet him.

After the attack that tragic day, the pit bull was still aggressive hours later and the Chon Buri Pit Bull Club took Giant into custody by sedating him. They announced later that a new owner with experience in troubled dogs had taken the pit bull in. The Pit Bull Club announced that they did not find any evidence of abuse or mistreatment.

Then the story escalated further as the grieving widow lashed out at overzealous internet commenters who posted accusations on social media defending pit bulls and blaming the family assuming they were abusive. She threatened legal action under Thailand’s strict computer crime and defamation laws.

Hopefully, this funeral with a pit bull apology marks a peaceful ending to a tragic saga.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

 

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    Craig

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 3:25 pm

    I’ve seen it all here now. Back home, this dog would have been put down, no question. Here, it gets pampered for killing a human. Amazing.

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    Ray

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    You can’t make this up. Hubby is mauled to death and she wants to live happily after all with the dog? In my country, if the dog would not have been put down already, the woman would be investigated by the police and examined for her mental health.

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    Kosta

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 4:13 pm

    What a cute little boy! Come to Papa!

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    Joe

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    Is someone accepting responsibilities in case another attack happens?

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    Boris B

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    This is an absolute joke really honestly wow!!!! The man who’s died and his family really need help. It’s laughable that this is happening I hope the dog doesn’t attack the wife while at the funeral… A very happy ending to this ludicrous mauling. You can see the dog wanting to be free to go again..

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    Richard

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    I have a solution to the dog,cremate him alongside the poor victim.

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    Barry Betts

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    Wow this is totally insane this is like the police officer going to George floyds funeral absolute crazy. His wife should be ashamed but maybe she’s needs help like the dog too.

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    Barry Betts

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    As I’ve said before his wife can sue me as my ex Thai wife has taken everything I have. I just feel like his wife is that mentally disturbed she will be writing a best selling book … A mans best friend and his wife woof woof!!

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    Bigsleazypappa

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    Why is the deadly beast still alive I’m meaning the dog not his wife. This is a publicity stunt for the wife to make money surely.

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    William

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    Any murderer dog should be killed. That’s what they do in any civilized country. If it is dangerous to its own master he will kill surely again. What about if next time is a kid? If i would be the parent not only I will kill the dog but the entire “pitt bull club” members.

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    Raul Torres

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    Pitt full the most dangerous breed ever. It’s just matter of time. It will kill or hurt badly another human been, soon or later. In my country the animal will be putting down immediately.

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    Slugger

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    ‘The Pit Bull Club announced that they did not find any evidence of abuse or mistreatment.’

    They were looking in the wrong place.

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    Khun som

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 6:47 pm

    Is it possible to find out exactly where that dog has been re housed?

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    Greg Chapman

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    The wife is probably pleased that her farang husband is dead … she now has all his money, she’s actually grateful to the dog..

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      Kosta

      Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 11:40 pm

      How do you know that he was farang?

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    Karen

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Does anyone seriously believe that this pit bull even knew he was at a funeral and certainly didn`t know the meaning of the word apology, this is just crazy !

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    Das

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    I’m impressed by the number of dog psychologists who read the Thaiger. Scientific analysis of the situation to this degree is commendable.

    /s

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    Jerb

    Friday, April 23, 2021 at 3:02 am

    >by his new owner

    This is a Kardashian level of “Look at me!”

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    Roger Bruce

    Friday, April 23, 2021 at 4:30 am

    Most comments or good
    That is truly Pathetic
    That Dog should die without question
    I will never understand Thailand never

    Good Luck Thailand

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    7.62mm of darwin

    Friday, April 23, 2021 at 6:00 am

    @Karen – This is crazy. It surely is I come from a farm and any dog who even nipped a human was shot. You did not want this dna to continue, and these were valuable WORKING dogs able to work cattle and sheep, pit bulls are bred to fight one another whilst the real animals make bets on the edge of the pit.

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    John

    Friday, April 23, 2021 at 6:52 am

    This is a joke, right? The dog should have been put down and the owner of it criminally charged. Full stop. These attacks have to stop and looks like the only way to deter the is by prosecuting owners…. which, they should be okay with, since all pit-bull proponents love to say “it’s the owner not the breed!” when they’re trying to promote these dogs as viable pets. Well then, let’s prosecute the owner!

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    Social Worker

    Friday, April 23, 2021 at 7:55 am

    Someone start a GoFundMe for Barry Betts.

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    max corrigan

    Friday, April 23, 2021 at 8:55 am

    Crazy, they have two human beings locked up for life for a murder they did not commit and yet this beast of a dog is feted and allowed to start a new life! TIT

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    burn baby burn

    Friday, April 23, 2021 at 9:11 am

    The dog should have been thrown atop the pyre.

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    Manu

    Friday, April 23, 2021 at 9:31 am

    @Kosta & Greg – Did you actually read the article? The victime is called Wisit Sanguan.

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    Sarah W

    Friday, April 23, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    I agree with social worker it’s Barry Betts who is feeling the pain.

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    Big Dan T

    Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    Tastes like chicken.

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    FrederickHobbs

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    Chicken tastes better barbequed than raw.

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Neill is a journalist from the United States with 10 years broadcasting experience and national news and magazine publications. He graduated with a degree in journalism and communications from the University of California and has been living in Thailand since 2014.

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Pattaya fisherman surprised by friendly whale shark visit

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PHOTO: A friendly whale shark approved a surprised fisherman this week in Pattaya. (via Facebook ไม่หยุดอยู่นิ่ง นาเกลือ)

A local Pattaya fisherman had a shocking surprise visitor and was conscious enough to record a video to share with the world. The man, a fisherman for 10 years, posted 2 videos to Facebook on Wednesday of what appears to be a friendly whale shark casually visiting his fishing boat. Sightings in Pattaya of the majestic sea creature are relatively rare.

Whale sharks are the largest known fish species still living on Earth. They average from 5.5 to 10 metres in length, but the largest shark ever confirmed had a length of 18.8 metres.

The man, who goes by Mai Yud Yoo Ning Naklua (ไม่หยุดอยู่นิ่ง นาเกลือ) was sailing near Pai Island when the shark approached. The shark spent several minutes floating just inches from the boat and could be seen with shark suckers flanking it. The whale shark swam around the back of the boat and the man was able to capture a 3-minute video of the shark and another 49-second video where he can be seen getting up close and personal with the sea creature as it surfaced.

The Facebook video can be viewed on his original post, seen here. The man’s post showed his excitement, as he described that it was his first time experiencing this in his 10 years on a fishing boat.

“This is my first time seeing a whale shark. I have been a fisherman for ten years and have heard many stories but this is my first opportunity to see one and share it with the world.”

Locals in the Koh Larn area believe the appearance of this friendly fish is a sign that the environment is thriving. Covid-19 has prevented the throngs of tourists that normally flood the area, and with the reduction in traffic and boats churning the water, marine life such as whale sharks can safely return. In the waters off the coast of Pattaya, it appears that nature is healing.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

 

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Stimulus package gives more back the more you spend

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PHOTO: A new stimulus package aims to get the middle class spending. (via Flickr - Marco Verch)

A new stimulus package targeting middle and high-income people aims at increasing spending by offering more e-voucher the more you spend. Ying Chai Ying Dai, which translates to “the more you spend the more you get”, will reward those who spend between 46,000 and 70,000 baht with a 7,000 baht e-voucher. This part of the government’s 225 billion baht stimulus package hopes to encourage 4 million qualifying middle- to upper-class people to spend more money by refunding 10-15% back, according to the Finance Ministry’s Fiscal Policy Office.

People wishing to participate must register and make their purchases through a government e-wallet system. The system works by refunding 10 to 15% of purchases with a maximum of 7,000 baht. So at 15%, a person who spent 46,000 baht would receive back the full 7,000. On the 10% scheme, 70,000 baht in spending would be necessary to reach 7,000 cashback. No details were available on what determines the percentage level.

An additional 2,000 baht will be available for people participating in the “Section 33 Rao Rak Kan” and “Rao Chana” scheme. The plans are expected to push 85.5 billion Baht back into the economy as recipients must spend the cash by the end of June.

The 50/50 stimulus program that has been popular with the government covering half of what people spend for half for food, drink, and other items up to 150 baht per person per day will also be expanded. That plan began on October 23, and ended at the end of 2020, covering 10 million people with each receiving 3000 baht. The second phase of the popular program added 5 million more people and raised the limit to 3,500 baht per person.

A third phase of the “Khon La Khrueng” stimulus plan is expected to begin in July with participants getting a maximum of 3,500 baht each to spend, and opening the program to 16 million new people. This massive expansion though will stipulate that anyone participating in this program cannot also participate in the Ying Chai Ying Dai scheme.

All of these cash and voucher benefits aimed at supporting vulnerable groups, along with cash handouts for people who have state welfare cards, are part of 245 billion baht the government is spending in an attempt to keep the economy from collapsing. This falls under an emergency loan decree allocating the government 1 trillion baht total to cope with Covid-19.

SOURCE: The Phuket News

 

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Deputy PM declares Thammanat Prompow controversy finished

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PHOTO: Thailand's Deputy Agriculture Minister Prompao talks to reporters after a government cabinet meeting in Bangkok (via Reuters)

Deputy PM Wissanu Krea-ngam says that the debate is over regarding Thammanat Prompow, the controversial Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives and influential Palang Pracharath Party ‘fixer’.

The Constitutional court has already ruled that he is qualified to hold office under Thai law and will keep his position, though a huge backlash followed the ruling, and the public wondered how his 1993 heroin trafficking conviction in Australia. Then using the name ‘Manat Bophlom’, he was convicted of conspiring to import a traffic able amount of heroin, serving 4 years of a 6 year sentence.

According to Wikipedia, Thammanat parliamentary declaration of assets in August 2019 listed “2 wives, 7 children, and a net worth of about $42 million, including a Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Tesla, and Mercedes-Benz along with 12 Hermès and 13 Chanel handbags, luxury watches, and Thai Buddha amulets.”

Thai law says that no one who has been convicted of an indictable offence is eligible to hold public office, but the new decision seems to imply that anything that happens outside of Thailand’s border does not qualify. A legal expert, the Deputy PM says that this ruling is not in opposition to the rules about convicts holding office.

He says that a conviction by Australia’s New South Wales Court is not legally binding in Thailand and therefore does not disqualify Thammanat. Only a jail sentence from a Thai court would be considered a roadblock to a candidate being confirmed to hold government office.

Thai immigration law, however, determines that convictions in home countries will bar people from entry into Thailand. The decision also calls into question the legitimacy of the Australian/Thailand extradition treaty which saw Thammanat deported back to Thailand after serving 4 years of his 6 year sentence.

But the Council of State had declared that someone in jail for 2 years cannot hold office within 5 years of release, regardless of whether the jailing was in Thailand or in another country. The 4 year jail term Thammanat served in Australia ended in 1997 so the 5-year grace period has already passed.

The Deputy PM says that this ruling by the Constitutional Court does set a new precedent for future issues of possible MP candidates that may have been in trouble with the law outside of Thailand. But he stopped short of supporting Thammanat’s prior conduct unconditionally, declining to comment.

The National Anti-Corruption Commission has been under pressure to investigate Thammanat and whether his conduct has been ethical. The Deputy PM said that the Constitutional Court ruling does not whitewash any other issues Thammanat may face.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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