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THis is terribly sad.

but it isn't helped by those who start crying and moaning about "crime on the increase" "it's getting worse" - these are ridiculous conclusions to draw from this incident.

I don't think it's crying and moaning it's stating the facts,perhaps if you reside in Thailand full time you are more akin to seeing this type of headline on a daily basis and are hardened to it,some like myself who split my time between here and the UK don't always follow the day to day news items when back working in the UK,all I can say from my recent personal experience of the last 3 months being present in Thailand is that I am now more aware of the daily Farang deaths,accidents,stabbings muggings,child abuse and general crime.

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For what is on the whole, considered a beautiful country and culture this is a truly shocking incident and i am continually shocked every other week when i read of such incidents here in Thailand.

The economy is one thing but more importantly, socially/environmentally what is happening here and what has gone wrong for one human being to take away the lives of other human beings in such an horrific way for what has been described as a "robbery"?

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Does anybody know the name of the resort? I am getting married in Prachuap Khiri Khan in May, and frankly, will want to avoid this hotel.

Me also... not that it's likely to happen twice in one location, but arg... no what you want to read. very sad.

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THis is terribly sad.

but it isn't helped by those who start crying and moaning about "crime on the increase" "it's getting worse" - these are ridiculous conclusions to draw from this incident.

No it is not. I come to Thailand since 23 years. It is like everywhere in the world, everything is going downhill because of greed. Tourism has a lot of disavantages also. Tourists have become targets to some people. They were 30, years ago already in Spain, where it sunny weather attracted tourists from the north of Europe, now people travel further, that is all.

But sure is that 20 years ago I discussed with a Thailand lover, persuaded that all Thais were nice and robbers and murderers did not excist and Thailand was the safest country in the world. Sure, when you stay at the Oriental like he did.

Story of murders robberies HAVE increased a lot. Everywhere there are gates now, guards necessary in places they would not be before.

Very sorry for the family, hope the murders get caught.

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RIP the poor victims.

He no doubt just wanted a comfortable retirment with his lady and a bit of travel.

Sad, too sad.

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R.I.P. my condolences to family and friends.... Regardless of what happened there is NO need in senseless, brutal killing, I know this does happen all over the world but this is where I live and it really hits home about the scoundrels we live amongst...

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Which resort and what sort of security do they have in place? sad.png

i doubt it, i've been to a few beach 'resorts' south of HH and they are just beach bungalows, mostly for Thai weekenders

i always felt completely safe around that area, just goes to show ya!

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My condolences to their families...Lets hope that the police work as hard on solving this case as Norwegian case.c

It does appear that murders, beatings, & robberies seem to be in epidemic proportions, but then again Puket is a high profile place. Perhaps if the Associated Press would pick these stories up more often, Thailand might see a drop in their tourist dollars, but worst things could happen.

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RIP to this couple, it takes a special kind of expat to live in Isaan, quite different to that which you would find in the more western orientated places.

Being so far from home, I would guess that this was not a crime comittied b family or friends, bearing in mind we know few facts. One would assume there was security in place, though sadly several recent events have shown us that the Thai bargain prices for hotels are often a case of "you get what you pay for". this being said, other hotels are simply amazing in comparison tosimilar priced hotels in our home countries.

Certainly one case which cannot be deemed a suicide by any degree, and requires immediate investigation to locate the persons involved to avoid scaring off the very group of tourists that Thailand has been trying to become the "hub" for catering to..

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RIP to both the victims of this senseless crime, i have stayed in this area in the past and it is a nice area, but where we stayed was a little remote.

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This is horrible. It's one thing to take someone's money, but let them live for goodness sakes. How much of a fight could a 68 year old man have made that someone would have caused such a brutal death as beating him with a chair and other hard objects. Rest in peace.

As for the other posters, I don't know if this is necessarily indicative of increasing crime levels (i.e. I wouldn't necessarily panic that violent crime is rising in the area.) The information from the crime scene indicates something more than just a random robbery may have occurred. Bludgeoning in that manner involves a more "personal involvement" (as opposed to shooting someone), indicative of rage. To merely subdue a robbery victim, may only have required a few blows. But to beat someone to death like that would never have been necessary in an ordinary robbery. (It's the difference between stabbing someone 2 or 3 times and stabbing them 40 times). I would suspect (based on stuff learned from the cop ex-GF) either that the killers have a psychological issue with rage, or that the couple may have been specifically targeted for reasons unknown. I hope the police find the killers ASAP.

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Hey Khunkeith... Here's the truth.. The convicted woman was not Australian as you have suggested ...The woman that was charged and aquitted is :Kenzi Snider from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. No one has been convicted of the murder of Jamie Lynn Penich.

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Very sad news indeed RIP.

I had my first crime committed against me in over a decade in Thailand.

Is it a sign of the economy? Rise in drug related crime/ People wanting money for nothing?

With both of them being victims it will put to rest any conspiracy theories.

I believe it's a trend of the Thais opinion of foreigners and it's getting more and more volatile. We should all be looking over our shoulder for potential danger. So much for the Land of Smiles.

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Dear oh dear it seems to get worse lately,what a terrible way to go sincere condolences to the families,very sad indeed.

I agree its getting worse in Thailand or atleast what was done in secret is now made public... It is sad that the administrative conscience of people here are torn between the reality of a make belief lifestyle and Nirawana. Anyone crossing or not doing their part are wiped out easily. I always thought countries like Russia and some Eastern European countries had such a reputation...but it looks like Thailand is making its mark as "Amazing Thailand" What has happened to your simplistic smile.... it looks more like a guilty one of lure to those who are swept off on first impressions. Its the sub culture groups of "havenots" and "havelots" and we only watch sadly on. Today bavery and heroism is a subtle form of thuggery that smiles on. Its lawlessness that prevails in such countries where the laws are proned to be misinterpreted with languages that has tones and squeaks to mean on thing or the other. I hope justice will be done!

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THis is terribly sad.

but it isn't helped by those who start crying and moaning about "crime on the increase" "it's getting worse" - these are ridiculous conclusions to draw from this incident.

I don't think it's crying and moaning it's stating the facts,perhaps if you reside in Thailand full time you are more akin to seeing this type of headline on a daily basis and are hardened to it,some like myself who split my time between here and the UK don't always follow the day to day news items when back working in the UK,all I can say from my recent personal experience of the last 3 months being present in Thailand is that I am now more aware of the daily Farang deaths,accidents,stabbings muggings,child abuse and general crime.

cowslip,

People are not coming to any conclusion over this one incident. Events like these are in the news multiple times a week.

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