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Khalili Sina is put under arrest on the night of the attack in Patong

Phuket Bottle Slash Attack: Patong Man Settles for 40,000 Baht

Friday, January 18, 2013
PHUKET: A tourist couple involved in slashing the face of a Patong man have left Phuket after negotiating a settlement.

Taxi driver Mohammad Manoch wanted one million baht in compensation but eventually settled for 40,000 baht, oficers at Kathu Police Station, which oversees Patong, said today.

Khun Mohammad required 36 stitches to his face when slashed with a broken bottle by Khalili Sina, 30, from Iran.

Mr Sina emerged from a 7-Eleven store in Rat-U-Tit 200 Pi Road on January 8 to see his wife in an argument with Khun Mohammad over where their hired jeep had been parked.

Assuming the worst, Mr Sina attacked Khun Mohammad. Khun Mohammad was stitched at Patong Hospital, where Mr Sina was also treated for bruises and a cut hand.

Both men were initially charged with assault but Patong police negotiated a settlement.

There was a time when the pasports of the tourists would have been seized and held until a Phuket court had heard claims and counter-claims.

The couple have now moved on to Malaysia, a Patong officer said.

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Disgraceful 40,000 baht what was the real pay out, poor lads scared for life and the man that did it gets off after paying his victim a pittance it's an insult to Thailand that it allows it's people to be treated so badly, who got the lions share of this pay off to make it all go away.

Posted by Scunner on January 18, 2013 16:53

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Asking a million in compensation? Hahahaha. Of course. He might even have slashed his own face for that and blamed the innocent tourists.

When are we going to get rid of these taxi drivers? And get very strict training and examinations, like the taxis in London have, for example?

Posted by Tinkerbell on January 18, 2013 17:06

Editor Comment:

Perhaps when common decency descends out of the clouds on both sides of this one, Tinkerbell.

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It's amazing how a tourist always has to pay for every altercation that involves a Thai and a foreigner in Phuket but if a tuk tuk or taxi driver inflicts serious violence on a tourist, they don't have to pay anything and escape charges altogether.

Posted by Glassy on January 18, 2013 18:30

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@Scunner

Just to rattle loud creates no value.

I don't see this case to be so simple:
so, the Iranian man left his wife alone in the car, and upon coming out of 7-11 he found that his wife is iun danger position - he absoluytely justifiably perceived that it is very likely assault-in-progress. Under such circumstances you don't take 30 minutes to collect all facts and make a measured decision, but under adrenalin inflow act on guts.
No need to mention, that in Iran as in quite conservative Muslim society, in general a direct approach of a woman by a stranger man is perceived as material assault on privacy itself.

And who is Khun Mohammad? A guy with corocdile face sneaked out of nowehere and physically(sic!) tried to move a jeep with a person inside?? That is an assault on property, and assault on person. Khun Mohammad had no any right to even try to move a jeep, unless the jeep creates imminent danger for someone's health, life or property.

I would consider that Khun Mohammad has provoked himself an attack on him, and the extent of provocation was quite great to justify in big part assault on him.

Actually the situation was quite stupid; two adult males, without any substantial underlying reason behaved excessively aggressively, for the damage of each other one.

@Editor
I'd suggest to consider ma be PW could ask for such or similar legal cases like jet-ski scams etc. a brief commentary from local lawyer, and publish it as addendum to the news report? Surely, providing contacts' data of the lawyer in exchange for free advise/analysis that is published.

Posted by SUe on January 18, 2013 21:59

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Acted like a tuk tuk driver. Should be in jail.
A strange system of being able to pay off a victim. He got off lite as far as I am concerned.Lucky to not have killed the young man.That will be one huge ugly scar.

Posted by Tuna on January 20, 2013 01:39


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