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Charity workers tend to the tourists who had an altercation in Patong

Patong, 12.35am. Cross Words, Followed by a Woman's Anger

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
PHUKET: Dramatic photographs have emerged of the aftermath of an altercation on Phuket between an Australian couple and a Thai woman.

Police officers in Patong were called to deal with the situation when the argument took place about 12.35am last Wednesday, close to the Taipan nightclub in Rat-U-Tit 200 Pi Road, near the intersection with Patong's Soi Bangla walking street.

The Australians had been drinking and the cause of the argument remains unclear.

The couple were taken with their friends to Patong Hospital where the injured woman declined treatment, an officer at Kathu Police Station, which oversees Patong, said today.

The woman who assaulted the tourists was fined 500 baht at the police station.

Police in Patong said a tuk-tuk driver and an American had a disagreement in Patong last night and came to blows. Neither was seriously injured.

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So did the Aussies try to call a tuk tuk driver in to mediate the problem?

Posted by sky on November 16, 2011 13:23

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Welcome to high-season.

Posted by phuket madness on November 16, 2011 13:25

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Land of smiles

Posted by lord Jim on November 16, 2011 15:02

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500 baht fine... they should add two zeros to make it work.

Posted by resident on November 16, 2011 15:43

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Is there any truth to the story that Taipan is moving so that the major altercations don't always happen in front of them? Or any truth to the story that the police are going to activate that CCTV camera to catch one of these shows one of these times?

Posted by juswunderin on November 16, 2011 17:43

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One fingered salute to the photographer. Sadly my countrymen do not play well with others.

Posted by arthur on November 16, 2011 18:52

Editor Comment:

As long as they play well with themselves, arthur.

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The guy in the blue shirt doesn't seem too happy about getting his picture taken!

Posted by Steve L. on November 16, 2011 21:03

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Aussies getting into trouble in Patong? Now I've heard everything!

Posted by Max Power on November 16, 2011 23:03

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Huh!! Queenslanders!!!

Posted by Hugh Jarse on November 17, 2011 07:55

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Honestly, do you expect any better from a nation of convicts?

Posted by Henry on November 17, 2011 21:02

Editor Comment:

That was a long time ago, Henry, as everybody knows, and the vast majority of Britons today wish their ancestors had been among the lucky ones on the ships to Australia.

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It must have been a hell of a fight - they've all got black eyes.

Posted by Shane on November 17, 2011 22:05

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165,000 convicts got sent to Australia over 80 years. The last ones came in 1868. In 1852 over 300,00 immigrants arrived and by 1871 Australia had a population of 1.7million.

Nation of convicts? Not at all.. To bad you don't know your history - you should do some research and learn a bit before you agree with Henry.

Posted by Joel M on November 18, 2011 07:11

Editor Comment:

Joel, Most Australians have long since developed the confidence to laugh off what's a familiar and ridiculous jibe. As everybody knows, great good fortune followed Australia's establishment as a penal colony. Henry's comment springs from envy. Australians from all backgrounds celebrate Australia Day, marking the arrival of the first fleet laden with convicts, and chuckle. If you don't learn to laugh it off, you will always be a sad little Vegemite. The world remains full of Henrys.

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Go back to Bali, learn some manners and stop acting like arrogant imbeciles.

Posted by Go on November 24, 2011 03:03


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