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  1. sabaijai

    Royal Enfield interceptor Price

    Indian sources now quoting USD 5188.64, or the rupee equivalent, which today is about 166,000 baht.
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    Chiang Kham air quality

    I wouldn't trust a meter 90km from where I am.
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    Chiang Kham air quality

    I'm in Chiang Kham now, 92km NE of Phayao. Skies are mostly blue, and there's no smell of smoke. Nothing like what I experienced in Mae Hong Son and Chiang Mai in the previous couple of weeks, so it's a welcome relief.
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    Chiang Kham air quality

    Chiang Kham is closer to Phayao than to Chiang Rai (50km vs 85km) and the AQI in Phayao district today is a moderate 76. I'll be in Chiang Kham on business, just hoping for the best. http://aqicn.org/city/thailand/phayao/knowledge-park/
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    Chiang Kham air quality

    I'm planning to stay in Chiang Kham for a few days starting tomorrow. The weather forecast is good, but I can't find any info on current air quality. Is anyone on the forum living or visiting Chiang Kham now have any comments on how the air looks at the moment? Thanks.
  6. I've searched the Yamaha Thailand websites to find a listing for the V-Star 250, can't find anything. Do you have a link by chance? Thanks.
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    Two Tourists In Pai Shot By A Police Officer

    Care to cite your source(s) for this information? Can you please state, once and for all, your self-interest in the opposing view point? Opposed to what? My self interest is in learning the truth. And yours? I want to know the truth - but the Thai police officer's story just doesn't cut it. Neither does Reisig's. Uthai's account, so far, runs closer to that stated by independent witnesses. Not so for Reisig's. Obviously both have something to gain from presenting the events as they have. But it's too early to draw conclusions. No one's disputing that. No one I know thinks Uthai should get off scot-free. Tourism will best be served by transparency and justice. And tourists themselves will be best served by having all the facts of the case, and understanding what risks an assault on police officers (I'm referring to the previous occasion, undisputed by anyone, including Reisig herself) might entail in Thai society, rightly or wrongly. If I were to pull a message out from this, it would be 'be careful; avoid insulting and/or assaulting the police, and avoid fighting in public'. Such behaviour does not deserve bullets, but it's obvious that in Thailand the risk is there (more for Thais than for foreigners, in fact). To deny that potential risk, and to behave as if you're in a country where law enforcement personnel are well recruited and well trained, is irresponsible. The more the facts are aired and discussed - especially among the Thais themselves - the more chance there is that the system will gradually change for the better. When speaking about this case, I've overheard several Thais expressing their disgust for the alleged crime, and expressing shock that an off-duty police officer would be carrying a weapon at all. So what's your message? 'Please stay away from Thailand, you'll be shot at by drunk cops?' Or 'Do whatever you want, and if you get shot, we'll rally behind you with lots of indignant posts on ThaiVisa.com!'
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    Two Tourists In Pai Shot By A Police Officer

    Agreed, and not a single person in this thread is disputing that, as far as I can tell.
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    Two Tourists In Pai Shot By A Police Officer

    My thoughts exactly.
  10. sabaijai

    Two Tourists In Pai Shot By A Police Officer

    Yes, she does look a bit 'hard' doesn't she. As I said before though, dealing with drunks is a big part of a cop's job description. At the point he gained control of the gun this tiny man could have simply run away and called for backup instead of shooting. So many people in history killed over ego. Or fear.
  11. sabaijai

    Two Tourists In Pai Shot By A Police Officer

    Uthai was a regular cop who was off duty and dressed in civilian clothes.
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    Two Tourists In Pai Shot By A Police Officer

    In another published interview, Reisig claims not to remember anything before Uthai approached. http://www.showbizspy.com/2008/01/09/girl-...a-troublemaker/ The reports you are pasting in this thread all hinge on Reisig's testimony alone. There were also eyewitness reports that say that Uthai ID'ed himself verbally as police, and that Reisig assaulted Uthai first. There are three possibilities, 1) Uthai is telling the truth, 2) Reisig is telling the truth, or 3) neither is telling the truth. Until all recorded testimony is in, we can't definitively say which view is correct. Getting at the truth is further complicated by the fact that it was the middle of the night, it was dark, and most potential witnesses at that hour and that spot in town would tend to be drunk, high or fatigued. The principals in the case also appear to have been inebriated.
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    Two Tourists In Pai Shot By A Police Officer

    The short time he was in Pai, Leo left behind the impression that he was a gentle and caring person. I met Leo briefly in Chiang Mai, and I was impressed by his keen interest in learning Thai. His death must be a tragic loss to family and friends.
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    Two Tourists In Pai Shot By A Police Officer

    Care to cite your source(s) for this information? Can you please state, once and for all, your self-interest in the opposing view point? Opposed to what? My self interest is in learning the truth. And yours?
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    Two Tourists In Pai Shot By A Police Officer

    Care to cite your source(s) for this information?
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