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    Man Shoots and Kills Buddhist Monk for Criticizing His Drinking

    Police in Northern Thailand have arrested a 44 year-old man for shooting and killing a Buddhist Monk in a forest in Lampang Province. Pol Col Sopon Ponkantha, a Lampang police chief, identified the shooter as Sakol Pumthong, 44.


    Phra Bundhit Prom-iam, 69 was found dead by villagers on Saturday. His body was found in a pick-up truck near a small hut in the forest near Sop Moh village in Lampang.


    The Buddhist Monk had been shot once in the head with a shotgun. The body had swollen and decayed, sending a foul smell throughout the area.


    An police investigation pointed to Mr Sakol as the murderer of the Buddhist Monkand. Mr Sakol was found hiding in the forest nearby in Lampang.


    According to police, Mr Sakol confessed he shot Phra Bundhit because the Buddhist Monk had criticized him for drinking liquor. On Wednesday morning, while the monk was collecting alms in the village, Mr Sakol said he entered the monk’s hut to retrieve a rifle hidden there.


    When the Buddhist Monk returned in his pick-up, he walked over to the vehicle and opened fire through the side glass window, killing him instantly. He then walked about one kilometer from the spot, hid the rifle under a tree.


    Mr Sakol was brought to the scene for a re-enactment of the crime on Sunday morning.


    He said he had stayed with the Buddhist monk in his hut for about 10 days. His wife had kicked him out of their house for excessive drinking. The monk had provided him with food and water during the stay.


    Mr Sakol said he shot Phra Bundhit out of anger because the monk scolded him about his drinking habit.


    Man Shoots and Kills Buddhist Monk for Criticizing His Drinking

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    He said he had stayed with the Buddhist monk in his hut for about 10 days. His wife had kicked him out of their house for excessive drinking. The monk had provided him with food and water during the stay.
    Nice way to return kindness

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    So was a shot gun or rifle used? Report says monk shot with a shot gun but then describes a rifle being obtained and hidden. So much Thai journalism is crappily written, short on facts, long on missing facts and inconsistencies.

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    ...Possible headline: Man Eats, Shoots, Leaves...something familiar here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoganInParasite View Post
    So was a shot gun or rifle used?
    A long gun was used. ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoganInParasite View Post
    So was a shot gun or rifle used? Report says monk shot with a shot gun but then describes a rifle being obtained and hidden. So much Thai journalism is crappily written, short on facts, long on missing facts and inconsistencies.
    It is likely translated into English from a Thai news source.

    If you can translate between Thai and English in a non 'crappily' manner, and would do so for B15,000 per month, the job's yours.

    From clicking on the link, the next news story is a bit extreme.

    Five Teachers Fired and Charged for Raping 14 Year-Old Student

    It's unusual for 5 teachers and 2 ex students to repeatedly rape their students. Usually they act alone.

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    The sheer infantilism manifestd by these untermenschen is really quite impressive.

    Scarcely a day goes by that their stupidity is not illuminated in all its graphic glory. As I have said before, such irrational murders happen anywhere in the world but here it's the fucking system and a convention shared among hundreds throughout the year, every year.

    It's almost as if one is witnessing monkeys who have the power of speech.

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    Despicable behaviour. To lie in wait for the premeditated murder of an old monk who had offered him food and shelter.
    The article isn't clear as to who had hidden the rifle in the hut. I'm not victim blaming, it just seems odd for a monk to keep a rifle at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...Possible headline: Man Eats, Shoots, Leaves...something familiar here...
    Brilliant book btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    such irrational murders happen anywhere in the world but here it's the fucking system
    Was wondering whether this murder - as many others - would escape your attention - and your impeccant evaluation...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Was wondering
    Of course . . . the fog never lifts

    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    The article isn't clear as to who had hidden the rifle in the hut.
    I think it is implied that he left the rifle there when he moved in . . . I was wondering the same

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    ^Wondering whether there is a post escaping of your attention and of your valuable comment...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Was wondering
    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Wondering
    One day you may stop. Keep praying for that time.

    So, the monk and the killer, eh . . . any comment aside from referencing other posters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    Despicable behaviour. To lie in wait for the premeditated murder of an old monk who had offered him food and shelter.
    The article isn't clear as to who had hidden the rifle in the hut. I'm not victim blaming, it just seems odd for a monk to keep a rifle at home.
    You do realise that Somchai the killer has only three brain cells, one for sleepy time, one for wakey-wakey time and the third to tell him which way was up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    You do realise that Somchai the killer has only three brain cells, one for sleepy time, one for wakey-wakey time and the third to tell him which way was up.
    And your bloke has a fourth one for swimming, careful it doesn't waste away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    It is likely translated into English from a Thai news source.

    If you can translate between Thai and English in a non 'crappily' manner, and would do so for B15,000 per month, the job's yours.

    From clicking on the link, the next news story is a bit extreme.

    Five Teachers Fired and Charged for Raping 14 Year-Old Student

    It's unusual for 5 teachers and 2 ex students to repeatedly rape their students. Usually they act alone.

    So much for the respected practice of journalism and associated fields.
    Actually, all such reasonable character quality passed in the wind ages ago - and has become universal standard.

    Everyone's a journalist, yet no one is.

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