Two Myanmar Men Arrested After Knife Fight in Patong

Patong –

Two Myanmar men were arrested after a knife fight at night near a hotel in Patong.

The Patong Police were notified of the incident after midnight at 0:45 A.M. on Tuesday (December 26th) in front of a bar near a hotel on the Pracha Nukroh Road. Witnesses told police that there was a group of teenagers driving motorbikes chasing after another party. Witnesses said they heard a sound like a gun shot.

Police inspected the scene and checked CCTV footage nearby. Police found only fire cracker balls. No trace of gun shots were found nearby.

Police found Mr. Tean Pei, 23, and MR. WIN SITHU, 21, both Myanmar nationals, near the scene. They told the police that they were sitting on the beach when about seven other Myanmar men who they have had a previous conflict with before attacked them. Some of them carried knives. The two ran away but those Myanmar men continued chasing after them. One of them allegedly used a knife to hit their motorbikes before speeding away.

Police finally arrested two suspects who were identified as MR. THAI, 19, and MR. SITE IAN, 21, both Myanmar nationals. Seized from them was a 50 centimeters long knife. They were arrested at a wok camp in Soi Rong Wai on the Na Nai Road in Patong.

They were taken to the Patong Police Station to face charges of attacking others and carrying a weapon in public.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.