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The skeleton, found today in jungle on the hill where the Big Buddha sits

Phuket Riddle of Skeleton Found on Big Buddha Hill

Sunday, April 21, 2013
PHUKET: Doctors and police are examining a mystery human skeleton found on Phuket's Big Buddha Hill early this afternoon.

The bones could belong to a male or a female. Paramedics have also been unable to determine whether the skeleton is Thai or non-Thai.

The only clue: a gold ring on the second finger of the skeleton's left hand.

The bones were found soon after noon today by a worker who has a plantation on Nakkerd Hill, where the Big Buddha has become a major Phuket tourist attraction.

The Big Buddha lies in Chalong, a well-known district of southern Phuket.

Phuket Kusoldharm Foundation rescuers undertook a two-hour cross-country journey today to recover the bones.

The skeleton lay face down and it is estimated that the body had been there for at least a month.

X-rays and a detailed medical examination will be carried out on the skeleton at Vachira Phuket Hospital.


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You can tell male or female from the pelvic gap. It's bigger for females due to the birth canal.

You can tell the difference between Asian and Caucasian by the teeth. Asians have spade shaped teeth. Narrower at the top than the bottom.

Obviously, these guys don't watch CSI.

Posted by Sir Burr on April 22, 2013 09:17


Sert, Thai or non Thai sounds so racist unless is is an Immigration matter in Thailand. This is 2013 better to say caucasian.

Posted by Fiesty Farang on April 22, 2013 18:29

Editor Comment:

How confused you are, Feisty. ''Thai or non-Thai'' avoids entirely the issue of race because it's purely about place of birth or abode. ''Caucasian'' is a word that denotes a particular race. The aim is to identity the person, and race is only one of a number of factors that have a bearing on identity.


''Thai or non-Thai'' avoids entirely the issue of race because it's purely about place of birth or abode" I AGREE that is why caucasian is the word to use, in Australia would they say Australian or non Australian of course not - caucasian helps identify a person unless he/she has ID on them what different does it make if they are Thai or not Thai they should be equal, please stick to what you are good at not this argument. Sert made a racist comment Al of all people given your concern in Myanmar you should agree instead of arguing.

Posted by Fiesty Farang on April 22, 2013 20:21

Editor Comment:

You're arguing that race is more important than it is, which is what those obsessed by race usually do. Australia remains largely Caucasian so the question seldom arises there, except when racists rant on public transport, which appears to be increasingly frequent. The sooner the day comes when Australian authorities in a similar situation refer to whether the person is Australian or non-Australian, the better. You are only highlighting your ignorance. The issue is about identity, not race.


I am saying that pathology and forensics are needed, whether the person is Thai or non Thai is absolutely irrelevant and therefore should not be used. If the person is Burmese, American, English, Israeli they deserve the same respect. Thai or non Thai is so out of date in 2013. Are all white people the same therefore non Thai. Thailand is part of Asean now - that saying will finish like the dinosaurs. Al you are a lot more rational on the phone than on this site.

Posted by Fiesty Farang on April 22, 2013 21:47

Editor Comment:

I get many calls from obsessive people. You seem to have missed the point that non-Thai includes Asians, too. Readers can and will make their own judgements.


A person is deceased and you want to debate political correctness colour race or creed, black ,white ,Asian, pacific islander, continental descent or whatever a death is a death is a death.

Posted by slickmelb on April 28, 2013 01:39

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