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    Murder in the Village

    I have lived in a small village in Surat for the last 4 years. Small in terms of people, dwellings and services, but large in terms of land mass. Rubber, Palm and Banana take up most of the space and people just squeeze in where they can.
    The majority, surprisingly enough are Thai. Poor subsistence farmers on plots of 20 to 100 Rai. Thereís a large primary school and the kids move to the nearby towns for secondary education.
    Almost without exception, the local businesses are run by enterprising Thai Chinese families, Mom and Pop shops, gas station, water suppliers etc. Mostly everyone rubs along nicely with the odd minor fall out interrupting the peace.
    Until Chinese new year this week. Like most Chinese families they celebrate by welcoming all the waifs and strays who have left their birthplace to seek fortune elsewhere. One such man was Jum, returning to his parents Mom and Pop shop in the village. Just around the corner is the large rambling property of a retired Thai Chinese landowner, where the celebrations are held. Lots of booze and fireworks. In more ways than one.
    Time to introduce the villain. Bug is a schizophrenic. Like a great many others, he is nice as pie when working and sober. When he has had a few he gets nasty. He is wont to explore the village carrying his .38 and firing at the sky, the trees and soi dogs that get in his way. Drinking gives him delusions of grandeur and he is likely to tell anyone who will listen, that he is the unofficial head man and should be waiíd with utmost respect. I should mention at this point, you could draw a straight line from the Mom and Pop shop in the east, through the Chinese party house, Bugs house and the village school in the west. Not directly connected because of the plantations, but less than a kilometre in apart.
    About 0130hrs in the morning Bugs wife has kicked him out for being brain dead drunk, so he hears the sound of partying and follows it the Chinese new year house.
    All participants are well known to one another and it transpires that Bug takes offence to Jum refusing him access to the party on account of Bugs inebriation. Bug demands to be allowed in as he is the real head of the village. In response to the guests laughter at this pronouncement, Bug pulls out his thirty-eight and puts 6 rounds in Jums midriff.
    All hell breaks loose with women and children screaming and a few blokes trying to disarm Bug. This and the decision to call for his wife to come and fetch him, takes several minutes and no one thinks to call an ambulance or a local cop.
    Bugs wife has disowned him, Jum bled out while family and friends tried to stop the bleeding. He dies quite quickly and unsurprisingly, given the perforations to his gut. The police finally arrive at 3am, arrest Bug who is now residing at the local monkey house nursing a massive hangover.
    Jum is taken to hospital rather belatedly, and everyone goes home. This morning apart from local gossip and tittle tattle, the village has returned to normal, and all the Thai Chinese businesses are open as normal.
    My place is about half a km from the shooting and I slept through it all totally unaware. GF was rattling away excitedly first thing when she came in from cutting rubber about 6.30 am. She went to work at 1.30 and thought it was just extra noisy new year fireworks as she set off.
    Itís like the fookin wild west out there and everyone seems to accept it as normal life.
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    happy new year thai style

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    It’s like the fookin wild west out there and everyone seems to accept it as normal life.
    It is.

    A Thai man is refused/rejected.

    He pulls out his gun and fires as many bullets as he can into the person that refused/rejected him.


    Normal Thai culture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui
    It’s like the fookin wild west out there
    It's like a rural gangland Chicago.

    I'm sure there's a Somjit Capone out there somewhere.

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    Your GF spends all night cutting rubber?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Your GF spends all night cutting rubber?
    I've never heard it called that before

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    Chass, at least the police come out where you are, at night.
    I'm in border soldier/police area, no BIB to respond without green uniform back up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    Your GF spends all night cutting rubber?
    It's the best time for it. She makes a great cup of coffee when the sun is coming up.

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    Time of year Chas.

    A local Somchai here in Chumphon gunned down his ex and her new partner the other day.

    IN THE MIDDLE OF TESCO LOTUS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke View Post
    Time of year Chas.

    A local Somchai here in Chumphon gunned down his ex and her new partner the other day.

    IN THE MIDDLE OF TESCO LOTUS.

    Cleanup, aisle 4....
    And get some of those yellow slippy signs...

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    Sounds crazy.

    If the villagers knew Bug is a schizophrenic and a nasty drunk who carries a .38 and fires at the sky, the trees and soi dogs that get in his way, why would they laugh at his pronouncement at being head of the village? They must have known he'd lose face and know where that might lead in Thailand.

    Maybe next year things will be different.

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    How would i, a tourist gain access to a village like this? I don't imagine they have guesthouses or hotels.

    I'd love to get on a random bus from Bangkok to shitsville in issaan and stay for a few days

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    Old Bug must've woken up feeling like a right twat.



    Quote Originally Posted by ShrewedPunter
    How would i, a tourist gain access to a village like this? I don't imagine they have guesthouses or hotels.
    Minds me of 'Slap's Rustic Reccies' - a tour company idea I once had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShrewedPunter View Post
    How would i, a tourist gain access to a village like this? I don't imagine they have guesthouses or hotels.

    I'd love to get on a random bus from Bangkok to shitsville in issaan and stay for a few days
    If you supply the beer, I'll supply a bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShrewedPunter View Post
    How would i, a tourist gain access to a village like this? I don't imagine they have guesthouses or hotels.

    I'd love to get on a random bus from Bangkok to shitsville in issaan and stay for a few days
    You've answered your own question. Get on a bus. You can stay in a hotel or guest house in a town and ride a bicycle, take a motocy, local bus or a songtaew to a village a few miles outside. Follow a red dirt road. Take a phone, a camera and plenty of enthusiasm.

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    ^ and most of the time it's piss boring with all the yokels sleeping in their little field hut/cover type things. Not the most fun for tourists...



    (make sure you carry a stick and some throwing stones to keep the packs of dogs from eating you...)
    How do I post these pictures???

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    Jum should have just gone with the flow, invited Bug in, and proceedxed to anaesthetise him with some really strong alcohol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShrewedPunter View Post
    How would i, a tourist gain access to a village like this? I don't imagine they have guesthouses or hotels.

    I'd love to get on a random bus from Bangkok to shitsville in issaan and stay for a few days
    Steady on with this 'shitsville', bud.

    What kind of crappy little Ville you hail from, eh?

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    What do you want? 5 star? Guesthouses - hotels.
    Stay in BKK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnx37 View Post
    What do you want? 5 star? Guesthouses - hotels.
    Stay in BKK.
    Sukhumvit Farangs give me gas...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    Beautiful.

    That just needs decent wooden flooring, 7.1 speaker system, and ice trunk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    ^ and most of the time it's piss boring with all the yokels sleeping in their little field hut/cover type things. Not the most fun for tourists...



    (make sure you carry a stick and some throwing stones to keep the packs of dogs from eating you...)
    Yep, perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    Itís like the fookin wild west out there and everyone seems to accept it as normal life.
    It is.


    A Thai man is refused/rejected.

    He pulls out his gun and fires as many bullets as he can into the person that refused/rejected him.


    Normal Thai culture.
    I'm afraid as such applies towards Thai males, all too true.
    The volatile nexus of the base Thai male psychological make-up and alcohol stimulant lends itself to social hardship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by cnx37 View Post
    What do you want? 5 star? Guesthouses - hotels.
    Stay in BKK.
    Sukhumvit Farangs give me gas...
    One might extend this to Farang in general, yes??


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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke View Post
    Time of year Chas.

    A local Somchai here in Chumphon gunned down his ex and her new partner the other day.

    IN THE MIDDLE OF TESCO LOTUS.

    Cleanup, aisle 4....
    And get some of those yellow slippy signs...
    Messy business.
    LiveLeak.com - Jealous guy shoots two in Thailand...Longer version

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