Connect with us

Phuket

Two charged over Chinese tourist assault

Thaiger

Published

 on 

Two men have been charged with assault after they attacked two Chinese tourists following an argument on a speed boat yesterday (June 13).

The arrests come after a video clip went viral in social along with a headline ‘Yunnan tour guide hit Chinese tourists at Nontasak Pier.’

The Phuket Provincial Police Commander Maj Gen Teeraphol Tipjaroen has ordered an investigation into the incident.

Police went to Vachira Hospital Phuket, where the two Chinese tourists are being treated, for questioning. 38 year old Lyu Jinlin sustained head injuries. His leg was hit by a wooden stick. 45 year old Lin Jianei has serious ear injures where he was struck by a drinking bottle. Scratches have also been found on his legs.

Maj Eakkachai Siri of the Phuket Tourist Police says, “They arrived at Krabi International Airport on June 10. Yesterday (June 13) they bought a tour to Koh Phi Phi and departed from a pier at Koh Sirey in the morning.”

 

“They put their bags on a seat. A Thai family who were on the same speed boat told them twice to remove their bags from the seat. Two Chinese tourists told them “they had no need to shout” before they removed their bags off the seat.

By 3.40pm, according to the report, Thais were hitting them.”

The Phuket City Police Chief Col Sompong Tiparpakun says, “At 9pm three suspects surrendered – 24 year old Pa Tongdee and 27 year old Siri Sankam, both from Chiang Mai. The other one was 26 year old Liayaoyi, a Burmese national.”

Liayaoyi told police he was arguing with the two Chinese tourists about putting bags on the boat seat. When the speed boat arrived at Phuket pier in the afternoon, the argument continued. He claims those Chinese tourists used a wooden stick to hit him first. After that Siri and Pam who are Liayaoyi ‘s friends saw what was happening and tried to help him.

Col Sompong says, “Today (June 14) Pa and Liayaoyi have been charged for assault. The two Chinese Tourists have identified them. Siri hasn’t been charged yet as the Chinese tourists not recall his face as a person involved in the fracas.”

“Pa and Liayaoyi have been bailed for 20,000 baht each. The case will be transferred to the Phuket Provincial Court today pending a hearing into the incident. “

Two charged over Chinese tourist assault | News by Thaiger Two charged over Chinese tourist assault | News by Thaiger Two charged over Chinese tourist assault | News by Thaiger Two charged over Chinese tourist assault | News by Thaiger Two charged over Chinese tourist assault | News by Thaiger

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

collecting news

Follow Thaiger by email:

Bangkok1 hour ago

Bang Sue Station begins 150k vaccine booster shots tomorrow

Thailand2 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Expat “dual pricing” at Thai hospital lawsuit; Patong bars raided | September 23

Economy2 hours ago

PM Prayut announces a 5-point plan for the future economy

Sponsored1 day ago

HOMA is now offering fully-serviced, affordable lifestyle apartments in Phuket Town.

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Thailand3 hours ago

Khon Kaen restaurant busted for allegedly serving alcohol

Kanchanaburi4 hours ago

14 Burmese migrant workers arrested for allegedly illegally crossing the border

Chiang Mai5 hours ago

Cyclist unable to take steep hill plunges to his death in Chiang Mai ravine

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand5 hours ago

Thaiger Bites | The eye of the Thaiger | Ep. 24

Coronavirus (Covid-19)5 hours ago

Thursday Covid Update: 13,256 new cases; provincial totals

Pattaya5 hours ago

Pattaya Man goes looking for food, later found dead in graveyard

Phuket6 hours ago

Minor Phuket entry revision: Covid-19 test within 7 days, not 3

News6 hours ago

Grenade attack kills ranger in Pattani

Pattaya7 hours ago

Reopening Pattaya: Will it happen next week or not?

Thailand7 hours ago

5 police kiosks set on fire in Bangkok, no injuries reported

Pattaya8 hours ago

Pattaya restaurant busted selling alcohol, 15 arrested

Thailand8 hours ago

Decision on Hua Hin Hospital “dual pricing” case set for next week

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14 | Thaiger
Thailand1 week ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism7 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism7 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism7 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending