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400k baht in donations for noodle vendor shot by off-duty police


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The unfortunate noodle vendor that was in the wrong place at the wrong time when a drunken off-duty police officer fired a stray shot that paralysed the vendor has received nearly 400,000 baht in donations. Aroon Thongplab was accidentally shot on Bangla Road in Patong in the early morning of Feb 23 by the agitated inebriated officer. The bullet hit his spine and paralysed him. A Phuket expat was moved by the story and created a donation drive to help take care of the paralysed man’s family and medical costs. Eric Smulders partnered with AC Legal Advisors to put together […]

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1 hour ago, Thaiger said:

400,000 baht in donations

And, as yet, only 20,000 baht has come from the Royal Thai Police, not merely the Thai Police, but the 'Royal' Thai Police. I wonder if his-nibs (Prayut, of course, as self-appointed Commander of the force, 2 years ago) has heard of or is the slightest bit concerned about his police force's failure to do the decent thing, after a full 3 months of the paralysed man's family's financial hardship.

Yes, we know the officer responsible is in jail and that he's facing a number of charges but, as far as I could interpret, there are no moves afoot for official damages to be awarded. Yet another chunk of sad news, evidencing this government's failure to care for its people.

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