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    Erawan Temple/Shrine Bangkok - destroyed

    I've been hearing rumours this morning that a mad man took a hammer to this last night a destroyed part of it. Aparently he was jumped by two other Thais who then killed him. I cannot see anything in the press, but believe it may have happened after going to press.

    Anyone heard anything?
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    Couldn't see any news about it on today's online version of the Post.

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    here you go:

    Much-revered Phra Prom statue destroyed

    A man described to be mentally-deranged hammered the most-revered Pra Prom or Brahmin creator god at the Hyatt Erawan Hotel and reduced it into pieces before he was lynched to death.


    A garland vendor said she saw the man standing up on the base of the statue and hammered away the statue into pieces.


    Only the part of lap and base of the statue were left intact. Its head was broken and fell off to the ground. Officials put up white cloth to hide the statue.

    The man, who was later identified as Thanakorn Pakdeepol, 27, was assaulted by people near the scene and died about 50 metres away from the Pra Prom shrine.

    The garland vendor, Wandee Wichai, 42, said she saw the man hammering the statue at 1 am and she shouted for help.

    The man fled but was later caught up by some taxi drivers and people started to beat him up.

    Pol Maj Gen Krissasda Phankhongchuen, deputy metropolitan police commissioner, said the man, who suffered severe injuries on his head, was barely alive when police arrived at the scene, which was on the opposite side of road from the Police Hospital.

    He said police later arrested two garbage collectors and found an iron bar which one of them used to beat the man.

    His father, Sayan Pakdeepol, told police at the Lumpini Police station, that his son, had been suffering from depression since he was conscripted into military service when he was 21 years old.
    Sayan said he talked to his son at about 8 pm and he abruptly left home, which was in the same neighbourhood with the shrine. The father said he had not heard from his son after learning that he was killed.
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    Some pictures:






    From the Manager Online http://www.manager.co.th/Crime/ViewN...=9490000038096

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    Wow - that is big news.

    Whats the bet no one will do anytime for his murder.

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    It sort of brings Thais down to the muslim level of killing over cartoons in some respects.
    Horrific.
    Poor bastard.

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    Hardly an Islamic act, this is just a deranged nutter who happens to be Muslim.

    Rather like the guy who attacked Michelangelo's pieta in the seventies with a hammer.

    Michelangelo, for all fairground operatives out there in Hangzhou, is a famous Italian face painter.

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    I was referring to the act of mob lynching over the destruction of a religious object.

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    Good point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William
    was assaulted by people near the scene
    I would have thought the word murdered would be more appropiate, or killed

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    [quote=The_Ghost_Of_The_Moog]Hardly an Islamic act, this is just a deranged nutter who happens to be Muslim.

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    You're such a muslim apologist Moog.

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    Lessee, guy rapes a 3 year old girl, the village attacks and beats 'im up lightly enough that he walks into the police station, guy breaks upa lucky charm built and they kill 'im.
    Yep, sounds about right...

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    This is the sort of act that The Gentleman Sacamp would carry out in order to gain attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William
    I've been hearing rumours this morning that a mad man took a hammer to this last night a destroyed part of it. Aparently he was jumped by two other Thais who then killed him. I cannot see anything in the press, but believe it may have happened after going to press.

    Anyone heard anything?
    yep heard of it at circa six qua qua this morn.. me sqweeze called in the news at that time which she heard from a security guard at her office..

    found nothing disturbing about it.. normal administration in this day and age

    somebody fucks with you/your believes ?.. ya go out and kill'em - simple!
    this is the way of the "civilized" contemparary man, is it not?

    Ilaq ling a bell yes?
    'don't fuck with my oil prices otherwise.. how many dead now, fok if i know or care' Bush docet!

    or just open your preferred newspaper.. and voila.. blood and guts story after story

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    Although Brahama statue belongs to a Hindi god it is much revered by Thai Buddhists and Buddhists from other Asian countries who flocked to the statue to pay respect and ask for blessing. Foreign tourists also like to visit the shrine to see traditional dancers, who were hired by those had seen their wishes come true, perform.
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    I think it was your classic 'cry for help'

    A lot of good it did him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Ghost_Of_The_Moog
    Hardly an Islamic act, this is just a deranged nutter who happens to be Muslim.

    Rather like the guy who attacked Michelangelo's pieta in the seventies with a hammer.

    Michelangelo, for all fairground operatives out there in Hangzhou, is a famous Italian face painter.
    two things Ghostmoog

    The man was a crazy guy, not a muslim (maybe same to you?)

    Michaelangelo was a sculptor, besides a painter. The pieta is a sculpture

    as for the destruction, that was terrible; a worse thing was the murder of him by the thugs

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    ...er.... I was aware the pieta is a sculpulature.

    ...duh.


    I don't think the murder was any worse than his act. Som nam na. Effing loonie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Ghost_Of_The_Moog
    I don't think the murder was any worse than his act. Som nam na. Effing loonie.
    so the death penalty should be applied when any ornament is smashed up?

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    Michelangelo is a famous Italian face painter.
    I said it because of this comment. duh...a sculpulature

    so you think the murder was the same as a mentally incompetent man attacking a sculpture

    yes, an effing loonie, not a murderer

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    GIven that you can be beaten up in Thailand for wiping your bum on a banknote, I don't see why wacking a guy who just smashed up the country's most revered urban shrine should be a problem.

    If I took a axe to the Emerald Buddha, I doubt i'd gain too much sympathy for the ensuing pummelling.

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    I realize that I'm nit-nicking here, but the Nation is up to it's usual high standards of journalism here.

    Quote Originally Posted by William
    Sayan said he talked to his son at about 8 pm and he abruptly left home, which was in the same neighbourhood with the shrine. The father said he had not heard from his son after learning that he was killed.
    I think that the father would probably be surprised if he had heard from his son after learning that he was killed!

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    ^ I noticed that also. Truth is, the standard of English on the Nation's breaking news service is.... &*(% to say the least

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    well, we do believe in the afterlife, so maybe he is still waiting

    maybe the Nation was reporting the fathers words correctly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiamCutie
    well, we do believe in the afterlife, so maybe he is still waiting
    Do you believe in murdering someone for destroying an inanimate object?

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