Now the Pattaya news just openly mocks people.
Just after midnight on the morning of June 14 a police patrol was sent to the Bella Villa Hotel on Soi 4, Pattaya after reports that a Chinese tourist had been assaulted outside.
In the street three Chinese men were waiting for the police and were accompanied by a Thai lady who was able to give a statement. Twenty-six year old Wilairat Lahkul explained that one of the men, thirty-two year old Hsiao Shun-Wen, had began a Facebook relationship with who he thought was a Thai lady.
It was only after travelling to Thailand and meeting with his online sweetheart that he actually realised she was a he. For some reason an argument started and, before he knew it, he was punched in the face by this charming young thing, who then ran away.
Quite why he chose to report this incident to the police is anybody’s guess. But we are happy to highlight his grievance.