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Kin So, who went from rags to riches then suffered an acid attack

Phuket Success Story Ended When Man Had Acid Thrown in His Face

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
PHUKET: A man whose rags to riches story ended when he had acid thrown in his face has returned to Phuket intent on seeking justice.

For Burmese Kin So, 38, a remarkable career ended abruptly in 2011 when his wife allegedly scarred him for life after an argument in Patong, on Phuket's west coast.

He went to the PR office at Phuket Provincial Hall in Phuket City today to begin the process he hopes will bring his wife to justice.

According to Kin So, he spent five years working in Singapore then established his own construction company on Phuket, doing well as the years passed until he had a large staff and many friends.

Kin So told the media today that he met a Burmese worker and fell in love with her. They had a son.

About one year later, he said, they had an argument after she was consistently out late. One day, after she had stayed out the previous night, he became angry, hit his wife and left.

Later, after going out with friends, he returned and fell asleep. He woke up when his face was splashed with acid.

''I was taken to Patong Hospital then transferred to Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket City,'' he said. ''There, they told me my right eye was ruined.

''They transferred skin from my back to my face.''

Having spent the past two years recovering in Burma, he returned to Phuket to find all his friends had gone.

''I work as a painter and gardner now,'' he said. ''Fortunately I have an expat boss who understands what my life has been like.''

Kin So has been to the Kathu Police Station and hopes they are able to find his wife.


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The man has my sympathies. Please consider in a land where married women are routinely abused by husbands with impudence, you'll get this kind of desperate revenge violence.

Posted by Christy S. on November 19, 2013 20:06


i don,t suppose anyone remembers the lady on the beach that had the same same done to her by some coward? it was abt 5 years back there was a money collection for the lady the acid was from a car battery (sulphuric acid)

Posted by ayjay on November 20, 2013 05:22



Excuse me Christy but I read this article three times and no where does it indicate that the victim routinely abused his wife or that he did so with impudence. In fact, the escalation of violence at the hands of the wife would suggest she not only abandoned her infant child to go out cavorting but is also the very worst type of domestic violence perpetrator.

She chose to cause her husband permanent physical pain and disfigurement.

Your soapbox is misplaced here sweety.

Posted by C&C on November 21, 2013 17:10


And no where did I claim it was so in this instance. However, I'll reiterate my comment; Women are abused with impudence routinely by husbands in Thailand. And where ever such abuse is allowed, it can be expected that horrid vigilante violence of this nature can occur. He hit her, she retaliated.
Not sure what your insertion of "sweetie" is about. Sounds like nothing more than an effort to demean me in a personal manner. Can you please explain what you are disagreeing with without such belittlement?

Posted by Christy S on November 23, 2013 12:46

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