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Grab driver beaten up by ‘win’ thugs in Bangkok – VIDEO

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Artit Chitnok posted a 20 second video on his Facebook page a video that showed 3 ‘win’ motorbike drivers (motorcycle taxi drivers) beating up a Grab Bike driver on the road. The incident took place on the night of October 26 under the Thonglor BTS Skytrain Station in Bangkok.

The video was taken from inside a car while they were stuck in traffic. The video shows 3 win motorbike drivers pushing and shoving the victim and trying to punch his face through his helmet. The video went viral.

‘Artit’ captioned the video “I saw this incident with my own eyes.”

“I don’t know what happened before this happened but it’s not right to use force to each other in the middle of Bangkok. This took place right under the Thonglor BTS Skytrain Station. Foreigners that were walking by shouted at the Win motorbike drivers “Let’s them stop!”. It was very embarrassing to other people, it seemed like we were living in the jungle”, according to the report in Thai Residents.

“There were 3 Win motorbike drivers while the victim was alone. I’m pretty sure he was a Grab Bike driver if it was an accident there wouldn’t have been 3 Win motorbike drivers at the scene all at the same time.

“If this is true, you’re the ones destroying your own career. Who wants to sit on your motorbike, if a customer makes you mad won’t you just beat them up too?”

Social media condemned the win bike drivers for the violent attack.

“It’s an act of violence that makes people dislike Win drivers even more. Their reputation is ruined because of their own actions over and over.”

Grab Bike, whilst already widely used, is not technically legal at this stage and awaiting the Transport Mnister’s blessing to be a legal alternative to the win drivers who have ruled intersections around Bangkok for decades.

SOURCE: sanook.com | ThaiResidents.com

เจอเหตุการณ์กับตัวเองจังๆ ไม่รู้เหตุการณ์ก่อนหน้าเป็นไง แต่ก็ไม่ควรใช้กำลังกันตรงใจกลางกรุงเทพ ใต้ BTS ทองหล่อพอดี ชาวต่างชาติได้แต่ตะโกนว่า Let's them stop!! น่าอายมาก เหมือนบ้านป่าเมืองเถื่อน วินมอเตอร์ไซด์มากัน 3 คัน ล้อมน้องคนที่โดนทำร้าย ถ้าให้ทายก็น่าจะ grabbike ป่ะ เพราะถ้าเป็นอุบัติเหตุไม่น่ามาพร้อมกัน3 คันได้ แต่ถ้าเรื่องนั้นจริง คนที่ทำลายอาชีพคือพวกคุณเองน่ะแหล่ะ ใครจะกล้าขึ้นรถนักเลง เกิดไม่พอใจตี ผดส.ทำไง

Posted by Artit Chitnok on Saturday, 26 October 2019

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Man arrested for allegedly importing millions of fake designer sunglasses

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A 42 year old Chinese man was arrested for allegedly importing fake designer sunglasses after police raided 2 locations in Bangkok’s Thonburi area and seized 3 million pairs of fake designer sunglasses worth around 300 million baht.

Officers from the Department of Special Investigation raided multiple rooms at the Dao Khanong Condominium and the BMC Dao Khanong Cinema. The department posted photos of the raids showing rooms filled with boxes stacked to the ceiling.

Police say the sunglasses had major designer brand names like Ray Ban, Gucci, Oakley, Chanel, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Cartier, Mont Blanc, Marc Jacobs, Armani, Fendi and Versace.

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Man arrested for allegedly importing millions of fake designer sunglasses | News by The Thaiger

SOURCE: Thai Visa

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Police shoot and kill man suspected of dealing “K-powdered milk”

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A man suspected of selling the ketamine-based drug cocktail, which is said to be tied to at least 10 deaths in Bangkok, was shot and killed in a shootout with police in Nakhon Pathom, just west of the capital. The narcotic cocktail, known as “K powdered milk,” is ketamine laced with methamphetamine, heroin and the anti-anxiety medication diazepam, all crushed up together resembling powdered milk.

Police tracked down 41 year old Wasan Khiaohom yesterday. He was in a pickup truck parked next to another car on a roadside in Nakhon Pathom’s Mueang district. As officers moved in to investigate, Wasan, who also went by the name Ple Kampangsaen, got out of a pickup and pulled out a gun, firing shots at the officers. Police fired back, shooting him. Wasan tried to flee the area, but collapsed and died in a wooded area by the road.

Police say they searched Wasan’s pockets and found a small bag of “K powdered milk” and 40 ecstasy pills. Police also arrested 2 alleged accomplices who were driving the car and pickup truck.

Police have been cracking down on illicit drugs after 10 people died reportedly after taking the narcotic drug cocktail while others were hospitalised. From January 13 to 18, police arrested 592 people in the drug crackdown. In a series of busts, police say they seized a total of 8,644,825 baht worth of drugs including methamphetamine pills, crystal methamphetamine, cannabis, ketamine, kratom leaves, kratom drink and ecstasy pills.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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Woman sentenced to 43 years in prison for violating lèse majesté law

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The Bangkok Criminal Court sentenced a former public official to more than 4 decades in prison for violating the country’s strict lèse majesté law on insulting or defaming the Thai Monarchy.

The woman, a former Revenue Department official known as Anchan, was found guilty on 29 counts of violating Section 112 of the Criminal Code, known as the lèse majesté law, as well as the Computer Crime Act. She was sentenced to 43 years and 6 months in prison.

Anchan had posted audio clips on Facebook and YouTube of a man making comments considered critical of the Thai Monarchy. The man has been arrested, but officials haven’t released any other details.

The ruling comes during an ongoing pro-democracy movement raising subjects that are considered taboo in Thai society. In recent months, dozens of protesters have been charged with violating the lèse majesté law. A senior researcher from the Human Rights Watch as the recent sentence sends a “spine-chilling” message.

“Today’s court verdict is shocking and sends a spine-chilling signal that not only criticisms of the monarchy won’t be tolerated, but they will also be severely punished.”

Section 112 of the Criminal Code:

Those who defame, insult or threaten the King, the Queen, the Heir-apparent or the Regent shall be punished by a jail term of between three to 15 years.

SOURCES: Thai Enquirer | Bangkok Biz News| Independent

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