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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thailand – Chinese Tourist Beaten By Teenage Gangsters

Via: Khaosod English

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(24 March) A Chinese tourist accused of molesting a ‘Coyote Girl’ was subsequently mob-beaten by a group of teenage gangsters in Sa Kaeo province.

The incident reportedly took place at around 03.00 yesterday at Fusion nightclub in the Aranyapradesh district. Police arrived at the scene to find scattered chairs and tables and glasses in the nightclub, while Mr. Au Kai Chuan (name transcribed from Thai text), a 36-year old Chinese tourist, was found unconscious on the floor.

Mr. Au’s condition was described as severe and medical workers said he sustained multiple bruises.

Witnesses told police a large group of teenagers were dancing in the establishment when a shout went up that someone has molested a “Coyote” (female dancer) of the nightclub, causing the teenagers to mob and beat Mr. Au.

Coyote staff attempted to tell the assailants that Mr. Au was not the perpetrator, but the suspects refused to listen and proceeded to kick the Chinese tourist until he passed out. The suspects fled the scene shortly afterward.

A senior police officer said the assailants belong to a local teenage gang who previously assaulted a police officer inside the same nightclub only a week earlier.

Police said that they are currently looking for 7 suspects in connection with the assault on Mr. Au.

(‘Seven on One’; yeah, sounds about right.)

http://en.khaosod.co.th/detail.php?newsid=1395647438

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March 25, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment

Chiang Mai – Rain gives Residents a Break from the Smog

Via: City News – Chiang Mai

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After days of thick, gray haze (not only blotting out the mountains and the sun, but also causing flights to delay their landing into the Chiang Mai airport), things seem to be looking up as a result of considerable rainfall and hail in Chiang Mai and surrounding northern cities this past weekend.

Officials in Chiang Mai have commented on the hazardous haze as an issue that needs to be taken care of without any decisive moves made toward improvement.

However, it looks as though Mother Nature, at least for now, is providing some solace as overall quality of the air at downtown Chiang Mai is in the ‘moderate’ range at PM10 59 right now.

http://www.chiangmaicitynews.com/news.php?id=3514

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FACT:

The World Health Orgazation, US, EU, maintain PM10 rating of +50 is ‘DANGEROUS’!

Until Thailand recognizes the fallacy of their grading system, they will continue to put their citizens at grave risk.

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March 25, 2014 Posted by | climate | , , | Leave a comment