Bang Saen is not a “savage city” and is totally safe for tourists, Chonburi police say following viral public brawl

Saen Suk subdistrict, Chonburi-

  Chonburi Provincial Police released an official statement following an allegation made by some Thai media, not us, that accused Bang Saen of being a “savage city” over a brutal public brawl that went viral on Wednesday, September 14th.

Chonburi police ensured on the top of the statement in bold letters that “Bang Saen is not a savage city and is totally safe for tourists.” The statement described a terrifying brawl that unfolded in the Bang Saen, Saen Suk subdistrict in the Mueang district of Chonburi, in the early hours of September 14th.

The incident was recorded and published on Facebook, showing 3-4 male college students getting brutally beaten by a large group of full-grown men until they all flopped to the ground, losing consciousness. The video, which drew widespread condemnation, was posted with the message “Is Bang Saen a tourism city or a savage city?

According to the police statement, they received a report at 1 a.m. and immediately went to the scene on Wednesday to stop the brawl. The suspects were captured and interrogated.

Chonburi police admitted that the two sides had a personal conflict. However, Chonburi police claimed that both sides came to a peaceful agreement without taking legal action. An investigation is being carried out, and all victims are safe at a hospital.

Police ensured in the statement that they did not neglect their duty because they could stop the incident before it escalated further. The investigation needed to be carefully proceeded to be fair for both sides. There was no exception for any culprits, Chonburi police said.

Additionally, the police asked the Thai media to check all the facts first before publishing because such an allegation could harm the tourism image of Bang Saen. They also urged people to call 191 or 038-385412 if seeing any similar incident. At the end of the statement, Chonburi police repeated, “Bang Saen is not a savage city, Rest assured.”

The names of those involved or what exactly sparked the conflict were not revealed by law enforcement.


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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.