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    Two foreign tourists fatally injured in Bangkok mall shooting

    Two foreign tourists were fatally injured and two Thais and another tourist hurt when a group of young men fired rifles at a rival gang near a Bangkok shopping mall Sunday night.

    The shooting happened at 8.30pm on a soi behind the Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel where tourist coaches were parked. The soi is off Ratchaprarop Road in Makkasan subdistrict of Ratchathewi district.


    Police said Gakhrejr Dheeraj, 42, an Indian, and Keovongsa Thonekeo, 28, a Lao tourist, died later in hospital.


    Another Indian tourist, Sharma Dharmendra, 45, was injured along with two Thai men, Thaksin Suk-iad, 22, and Pornthep Pumpuang, 23.





    Pol Maj Gen Senit Samararn Samruajkit, commander of the Metropolitan Police Division 1, said three young men armed with rifles opened fire at their rivals following a dispute at a snooker parlour near the soi where the shooting took place.
    Senit quoted witnesses as saying that they saw some 20 young men armed with pistols, knives and sticks running from the snooker parlour into the soi where three young men carrying rifles opened fire.


    Senit said police have yet to investigate the type of rifles used but spent shells from the AK47 assault rile were found at the scene.





    Two foreign tourists fatally injured in Bangkok mall shooting

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    Well as they know which snooker hall it shouldn't be too hard to get down there, shake a few people down and find the truth.
    But will they?
    It's only tourists so maybe not.

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    Dunno if you've ever been to Thailand, but dead tourists are definitely a concern for the authorities.

    Lots of money under threat.

    Not the most lucrative nationalities though.

    Still, these guys will be fairly keenly sought, as they are unlikely to be connected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lantern View Post
    Well as they know which snooker hall it shouldn't be too hard to get down there, shake a few people down and find the truth.
    But will they?
    It's only tourists so maybe not.
    Dont try to come off as cool when you dont know what you are talking about..

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Not the most lucrative nationalities though.
    Nor fair skinned. Up there in non-importance.

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    Thai police doing shit job.

    Film at 11.

    Pol Maj Gen Senit Samararn Samruajkit, commander of the Metropolitan Police Division 1, said three young men armed with rifles opened fire at their rivals following a dispute at a snooker parlour near the soi where the shooting took place.


    Senit quoted witnesses as saying that they saw some 20 young men armed with pistols, knives and sticks running from the snooker parlour into the soi where three young men carrying rifles opened fire.

    Senit said police have yet to investigate the type of rifles used but spent shells from the AK47 assault rile were found at the scene.
    Juli Sawang-aroon, 62, a tour guide at the shopping mall, said the injured Indians belonged to a group of Indian tourists taken by coach to dine at the India Gate restaurant on the ground floor of the shopping mall.

    After the dinner, the Indian tourists were given some time for shopping before the coach took them back to their hotel. Tourists who had finished their shopping returned to the car park on the soi to wait for their coach.

    Senit said the rival gangs are believed to be made up of youngsters in the area.

    Two foreign tourists fatally injured in Bangkok mall shooting

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    Luckily no Chinese were injured in this incident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey View Post
    Luckily no Chinese were injured in this incident.
    They've fucked off apparently.

    Chinese tourist arrivals in Thailand are tumbling, dragging down overall visitor growth in the Southeast Asian nation and dimming the outlook for an economy that relies on spending by holidaymakers.
    Travellers from China slid 12 per cent in August, the biggest drop in more than a year, keeping the overall pace of visitor growth near a 16-month low. Thai officials are rattled as Chinese visitors are the top source of foreign receipts in an industry that makes up about a fifth of the economy.
    The trigger for the drop was a tour boat accident off Phuket in July that killed dozens of Chinese holidaymakers, sparking safety concerns. Thailand's image in China has also been hurt by a dengue outbreak, the strength of the baht and, most recently, a viral video of an airport guard apparently punching a Chinese tourist.

    "The negative growth in Chinese arrivals is a downside risk in the second half of 2018," said Kampon Adireksombat, the chief economist at Kasikorn Securities in Bangkok. The tourism slowdown and the impact of global trade disputes will cut Thai economic growth to 4.2 per cent next year from an estimated 4.5 per cent in 2018, he said.

    The Thai military government has moved to limit the damage from the video of the attack on the Chinese tourist, saying on Twitter that Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha regrets the incident - underlining the administration's sensitivity to bad press on the mainland.
    The tourism sector has a history of bouncing back from setbacks. The Bank of Thailand expects arrivals to improve and anticipates over 38 million visitors this year -- equivalent to more than half the Thai population. Other government figures estimate that Chinese travellers contribute close to a third of 2.09 trillion baht (NZ$101 billion) in foreign tourism revenue.
    The recovery may take longer this time around because so many Chinese died in the boat accident, Kampon said.

    Tourism trade bodies are urging the government to take steps such as temporarily providing double-entry visas or visa-free travel to Chinese visitors. Investors are fretting too: the Stock Exchange of Thailand Tourism & Leisure Index is down 14 per cent this year, compared with a 0.3 per cent decline in the overall stock market.
    The Tourism Council of Thailand predicts Chinese arrivals will plunge around a quarter to 1.9 million in October through December from a year earlier.
    "There used to be seven to 12 charter flights per day from China to Krabi," said the council's President Ittirith Kinglake. "Now it's down to three flights per day with some having two to three people on board."
    For all the challenges, overall arrivals continue to expand: Bangkok is the world's most visited city, and the beach resorts of Krabi and Phuket lure travellers from all over the world.
    Indeed, the environmental impact of the sheer number of tourists can also be a problem. For instance, Thailand on Tuesday indefinitely shut Maya Bay on Phi Phi Island, which was made famous by the year 2000 movie The Beach starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
    But the nation has to act quickly to restore the confidence of Chinese travellers, said Vichit Prakobkosol, the president of the Association of Thai Travel Agents.
    "Otherwise, we could lose Chinese visitors to other countries," said Vichit. "If we can fix this soon, Thailand can recover."

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/107681591/.html

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    Police follow up on shooting in Bangkok’s Pratunam

    BANGKOK, 8th October 2018 (NNT) - Police are investigating a recent gunfight in Bangkok that led to the death of an Indian tourist. Several bystanders were also wounded when caught in the crossfire.

    Acting Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bureau Pol Lt Gen Suttipong Vongpint revealed that the shooting involved members of local gangs, but officials remain uncertain as to the exact affiliations or the cause of the gunfight. He said police are now gathering evidence to obtain an arrest warrant.

    The fight broke out in the parking lot of Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel in Pratunam. Stray bullets wounded two Thais, one Laotian, and one Indian, and killed 42-year-old Gakhreja Dheeraj, an Indian tourist who was seriously injured and later pronounced dead at the hospital.

    Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan says the incident will likely tarnish the country’s tourism image, but confirmed that the government is making a big effort to crack down on firearms.



    National News Bureau Of Thailand | Police follow up on shooting in Bangkok?s Pratunam

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    These things happen....

    Random Farang strangers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    These things happen....

    Random Farang strangers.
    Not farang, Jeff. แขก and ลาว.


    Gakhrejr Dheeraj, 42, an Indian, and Keovongsa Thonekeo, 28, a Lao tourist, died later in hospital.

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    Is this story connected with the ongoing war about selling fake Rolex watches?

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    teenagers with AK 47 assault rifles,back in the 80's the wife was always worried about her brother who attended one of the uni's,but then it was only fists and boots.they seem to have proressed since then.end of story,NOBODY CARE'S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    teenagers with AK 47 assault rifles
    Huh? Where'd that come from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lantern View Post
    Well as they know which snooker hall it shouldn't be too hard to get down there, shake a few people down and find the truth.
    But will they?
    It's only tourists so maybe not.
    Depends who owns the snooker hall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Huh? Where'd that come from?
    From Luigis post

    "Senit said police have yet to investigate the type of rifles used but spent shells from the AK47 assault rile were found at the scene."

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    frightning,when you could be out having a meal and a pint,then this happens.

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    ^^Ah OK gotcha, cheers.

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    A while back in Jomtien a Russian (?) tourist was hit by cops shooting at a mosai during a chase. Before that two cops set up an ambush ahead of a chase, opposite each other, and you know what happens next.

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