CHIANG MAI: Some women simply fall head over heels for a man in uniform. One love-sick Bangkok native, presumably with this in mind, found himself in trouble recently after impersonating a police officer in a bid to win the heart of a pretty Lanna girl.
According to the girl’s neighbors, her pursuer, calling himself Pol Maj Krittanan Rattaradee, moved in near her house in Sanpatong district and enjoyed parading around in his uniform telling people that he was there on top-secret business.
The neighbors, sensing that the behavior of the new resident was inappropriate for an officer on a secret mission, became suspicious that Maj Krittanan was not all he was claiming to be.
The trickery finally came to light when, somewhat foolishly, the lovestruck major began showing off his fake ID card, which showed him to be a police major based in Nakhon Ratchasima. One of the neighbors managed to get hold of the card and make a photocopy before returning it.
On the morning of August 11, a group of villagers headed to Sanpatong Police Station with the copy of Maj Krittanan’s ID card to check if he was really an officer of the law. On running the name through police databases, police found that there was no Maj Krittanan on record and the police department that the card stated Maj Krittanan belonged to had ceased to exist some time ago.
Crime Suppression Inspector Maj Suthep Jilo then accompanied the villagers to find Maj Krittanan. This proved easy and the group soon came across their quarry wandering down the Sanpatong-Mae Wang road dressed in full uniform.
On searching Maj Krittanan, police found not only the fake ID card and a plastic toy pistol he kept in his holster, but also a copy of the official stamp of the Governor of Nakhon Ratchasima.
After being hauled into the police station, Krittanan finally admitted that he was just a 36-year-old regular citizen from Pathum Thani, though Krittanan Rattaradee was indeed his real name.
He told police he had met a girl from Sanpatong when she had been living in Bangkok and he had instantly fallen for her. When she moved back to her home town, he followed her.
Every morning he would dress up in full uniform and walk past her house telling her he was off to work on secret business; every evening he would repeat the charade on his way home.
The only purpose he used the uniform and false ID for were to show off to the girl, Krittanan said. He did not explain why exactly he thought the major’s uniform would increase his chances with his sweetheart.
Regardless, police charged him with impersonating a government officer.
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Not often we get to write this headline… “JetSki crashes into shop in Kamala”.
The jetski was being towed by a Saleng (motorcycle and side-car) through the streets of Kamala this afternoon when, for reasons we don’t yet (probably brake failure), the whole shebang went AWOL and ended up running into the front window of some tourist shops.
The jetskis are a common sight going through the backroads of the various west-coast shopping areas at the start and end of each day, on their way to the beach to hire to tourists, usually in a convoy with the jetski staff riding shotgun on top.
This time it was a lone JetSki, being towed by a saleng, that somehow veered off the street and into the roadside Kamala shops.
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China has the most atheists. Indonesia and Philippines the most believers.
China is the least believing country in the world but belief in a God gets 100 per cent mention in countries like Indonesia, Bangladesh and Philippines, according to the survey by Gallup International.
According to the survey exploring religious tendencies of 66,000 people in 68 countries across the world, 62 per cent of people in the world define themselves as religious, 74% of people globally believe we have a ‘soul’ and 71% believe in a God. Another 56% believe in heaven, 54% in life after death and 49% in hell.
China has the highest percentage of atheists in the world with 67% not believing in any religion. Every seven out ten people are atheists, more than double than any other country. 23% consider themselves as non-religious. Less than 10% identify themselves as religious in China.
China’s atheist percentage is followed by Japan, a long way behind in second place at 29%, Slovenia (28%) and Chech Republic (25%). Despite rapid industrialisation and urbanisation religion has stayed relevant in the South Korean region with only 23% identifying as atheist.
European countries like Belgium (21 %), France (21%) , Sweden (18%) and Iceland (17%) also have a large percentage of believing population.
Bangladesh, Indonesia and Philippines are the most believing countries with entire population claiming to believe in God, soul, hell and heaven. Thailand and Pakistan have 99% believing population, followed by India, Vietnam and Mongolia.
The survey shows that the levels of religiosity diminish as income and education levels increase. While 66% of people with low income affirm to be religious, this percentage drops to 50% among people with higher incomes. The same trend is verified in relation to education levels: 83% of people with lower education level are religious against 49% of higher level.
According to the survey there is a connection between religiosity, beliefs and socio-demographic characteristics like age, income and education level. As education and income levels grow higher, religiosity levels tend to go down. Also, the expression of different beliefs is higher among young people.
The level of education has a considerable influence on the perception of religion by the society. Women and young children show higher percentage for spiritual forces.
SOURCE: Data Leads
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