Thai Senator "Accidentally" Kills Secretary With Submachine Gun, Has Arrest Immunity, Faces $636 Fine

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We had great hopes that following the return of Merkel from vacation, the VIX would finally post an uptick. Alas, it appears that the Fed's new market desk head will not relent until the VIX is at or below 0 (alternatively, stock volume will hit 0 first, in either case confirming the death of equities as anything resembling a discounting mechanism, and validating it as a plaything of central banks). Which means that until reality does come back first slowly and then very fast, we have to focus on more "off the beaten path" news. Such as this one courtesy of BBC: Thai MP Boonsong Kowawisarat 'accidentally kills secretary.' With a submachine gun. In a restaurant. Has yet to be arrested. And faces a $636 fine if convicted.

Senator Boonsong Kowawisarat took out a 9mm Uzi submachine gun while waiting for food, the Bangkok Post reported.


He told police the gun accidentally discharged and his secretary was shot in the stomach.


Police say that the shooting happened in Phrae province, northern Thailand.


Police say that because Mr Boonsong was in shock after the incident, the restaurant owner rushed the secretary to hospital where she succumbed to gunshot wounds.


Correspondents say that it is not clear whether Mr Boonsong knew the gun was loaded before the shooting.


"From our initial inquiry, the secretary's family will not sue because they were relatives and it was an accident - he did not mean to do it," a local police officer told AFP by telephone.


Officials said it was also unclear why the senator was armed at the meal.


Police have yet to arrest the senator - a member of the upper house of the Thai parliament - as he is protected by parliamentary privilege, the Bangkok Post reported.


Mr Boonsong faces a maximum of 10 years imprisonment and a 20,000 baht fine if convicted.

That's $636. And now back to the doldrums.

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Stuart's picture

That's more than Dick Cheney got for shooting someone in the face.


Skateboarder's picture

"Check out my new gun ho."

"Daaaamn, you brought a gun to dinner? is that shit real?"

*one gunshot later*

"Is that real enough?"

*Kill Billesque fountain of blood*

Manthong's picture

You know when you’re waiting in the restaurant and your Tom Yum soup is taking bit too long so you pull out your Uzi and it accidentally goes off and kills your secretary?

I hate when that happens.

True.North's picture

You didn't shoot that secretary, somebody else made that happen.

flacon's picture

A shot to the stomach. Pregnant women carry their babies there. She was also a relative.....  Accidents "happen".

AldousHuxley's picture

secretary was senators COUSIN


5 other family members were present



Senator Boonsong Kowawisarat took out a 9mm Uzi submachine gun while waiting for food.



NOTE: don't show off gun while waiting for foood.

taxpayer102's picture


A Mae Hong Son senator is facing charges of manslaughter following the accidental shooting of his wife.

Mae Hong Son Senator Boonsong Kowawisarach, 56, was removing ammunition from his gun when it suddenly discharged, shooting his 46-year-old wife Chanakarn Dedkhad in the abdomen.

She died on her way to hospital.

Wang Chin Police Station received the report on the shooting at 10pm on Sunday.

Police will submit a letter to the Senate president for permission to prosecute Boonsong, who is now protected by parliamentary immunity.

"At this point, he is charged with reckless action causing the death of another person," Phrae police chief Maj General Wisut Wongkham said.

Chanakarn's relatives said they have no intention of taking legal action against Boonsong because they believe it was an accident.

An informed source said Boonsong was partially paralysed and his condition could be a reason for the accident.

Skateboarder's picture

"Whoops... Waiter! Make that red curry TO GO!"

^ "You didn't pay that $636 - someone else's taxes paid that for you."

The Big Ching-aso's picture



You can get a lot of bang for your bat in Bangkok.

merizobeach's picture

I'm sure you meant "baht", but I did witness the excellent spectacle of a drunk and rudely combative french couple get beaten down by thais; the dumb bitch started a fight with the thai girl (and her friends) who asked her not to sit on their car, and the tall, noisy, piece of shit dude opted to scrap with the thai guys, twice, and the second time, after returning from having retreated, the french guy got a wooden bat to the skull.  Awesome scene; I clapped and cheered. :-)

The Big Ching-aso's picture



It's not twat you know, it's who you blow away.

4horse's picture

put another body on the fire . . . 24hr cycling of latest body burning up the last body


At a time when the defense is trying to claim their client is bat-shit crazy, the Denver Post comes out with a story about what James Holmes was like just a short year ago. When he applied to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign neuroscience program they wanted him so badly they waved tuition and fees and offered him a yearly paycheck of $22,660 just to attend their school. Out of 150 qualified applicants yearly they take between 5-15. James Holmes was one of those.
How does James get from point A to point B? How do we get from one of the brightest students in the nation, a guy who’s love of knowledge made him want to study the mind, a student so desired they would offer to pay him cash to attend, to a guy practically drooling on himself in a courtroom seemingly with no idea where he was?
Back in March of 2011, the University of Illinois had him come up and they interviewed him…

“Those who met you … during your interview visit felt that your personal and professional qualities are truly outstanding and that you will be an excellent match for our program,” said the Illinois acceptance letter from professor J. Lee Beverly.”
The Denver Post also references an article put out by the News Gazette which detailed his application history a bit more. Holmes was exceedingly bright, the kind of kid you want your child to be, the kind you wish you were.
“Holmes’ GRE quantitative score was 800 (94th percentile), his verbal score was 710 (98th percentile), and he had an analytical writing score of 4 (45th percentile), according to his UI application. His GPA was 3.94 out of 4.00, according to the application.”

 ___ listen to Holmes himself…

“I have always been fascinated by the complexities of long lost thought seemingly arising out of nowhere into a stream of awareness,” he wrote. “… These are the very cognitive processes which enable us to acquire information and retain it. They are at the core of what distinguishes us as people. Due to the seemingly infinite vastness of indefinite knowledge, we must be selective in our pursuits of knowledge. This is why I have chosen to study the primary source of all things, our own minds.”
“Rational people act based on incentives for self-fulfillment, including fulfilling needs of self-development and needs of feeling useful and helpful to others. I look forward to fulfilling my quest to advance my knowledge and I plan to use my critical thinking skills by studying the subject I am passionate about, neuroscience.”
Does that sound like the guy we saw sitting at the defense table blankly looking around or emoting various quizzical expressions? Does that sound like a “spitter” who needed to be gagged?

- - - - -

BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - The last thing Andrea Fernandez recalls before being drugged is holding her newborn baby on a Bogota city bus.

Police found her three days later, muttering to herself and wandering topless along the median strip of a busy highway. Her face was badly beaten and her son was gone.

Fernandez is just one of hundreds of victims every month who, according to Colombian hospitals, are temporarily turned into zombies by a home-grown drug called scopolamine which has been embraced by thieves and rapists.

. . .  Colorless, odorless and tasteless, scopolamine is slipped into drinks and sprinkled onto food. Victims become so docile that they have been known to help thieves rob their homes and empty their bank accounts. Women have been drugged repeatedly over days and gang-raped or rented out as prostitutes.

Comments not yet infiltrated?___>

Mew, on August 11, 2012 at 7:34 pm said:

I wonder, I wonder, I wonder….I wonder why he decided to go to Colorado instead…..

willyloman, on August 11, 2012 at 7:57 pm said:
that’s a very good question. Perhaps a closer look at the school he was attending might shed some light on that

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Mew, on August 11, 2012 at 8:08 pm said:

Yes my eyes are on the university. How can a man seemingly go from brilliant, dedicated, driven, self assured, self confident, sought after, potentially changing the science community with said brilliance to accused mass murder, shell of a human being who can barely comprehend what the hell is going on? All within a year? Something happened in Colorado. Something happened at the University. Something is very very wrong.

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Mew, on August 11, 2012 at 8:12 pm said:

Something has happened to his brain. Someone or something has destroyed it.

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sunshinez, on August 12, 2012 at 6:46 am said:

It’s funny – I just did a quick Wikipedia search and it turns out the Anschutz family (the family the Medical campus was named after after they donated $91 million) owns over half of the Regal Entertainment Group (cinemas). It just so happens that Cinemark, which the Century 16 theater in Aurora belongs to, is listed as their biggest competitor.
Then I accidentally came across news from August 7th, apparently a guy with a 9mm handgun, ammo, knives, tactical gear (!) and a gas mask (!) was apprehended at a Regal 16 (!) movie theater in Ohio. Guess which movie he was going to see…


Raymond K Hessel's picture


I thought I knew where you were going with this... That he did experiments on himself during some lab tests a la Bruce Banner, but suggesting this was a plot to undermine a competitor's chain of movie theaters is just the sort of genius the University of Colorado is looking....dickhead.

4horse's picture

while apparent you can not write frag. mental. like comicbk enjambment, whose locus classicus suggests for you that mouse/cartoon/time/now/is/here u 1/2-witted little tit


did not automatically mean you can not read . . .


from the Comments: ie. sunshinez on August 12, 2012 at 6:46 am said:


. . . yet, foolproof, do you nonetheless here indeed prove otherwise as you so studiously through whateverr-r  r&r rr-rigorous ignorance get the better of both





which suggests yurrr r,r&r3only .666 of the way towards a clean sweep u perfect idiot

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

May I suggest you also read........


4horse's picture

no cogdis, necessary, if each little cog is seen in its series, all dHS history txt sexting aside toward an Abstract near-Infinite Machinery whose otherwise rubegolding convolutions and mere surface obfuscation is rather instead underneathe it all really quite simply linear------>


razor: your here 4sale dale's carnegie brandnamingR only ever needed 1influential friend


On January 1st, Jacob Schiff, now Solomon Loeb’s son-in-law after marrying his daughter, Teresa, takes control of the banking house, Kuhn, Loeb & Co. Schiff goes on to finance . . . Edward H. Harriman’s Railroad Empire, and Andrew Carnegie’s Steel Empire. This is all with Rothschild money.

dugorama's picture

800 is not the 94th percentile on the quant test.  800 is the max possible, it cannot be less than the 99th.


rehypothecator's picture

If, hypothetically, the test were so dumbed down that half the people who took it obtained perfect scores, then a perfect score would only amount to 50th percentile; getting that score would mean you outdid only half of the population that took it.  In particular, it would certainly not mean that you outdid 99% of the people who took it as you seem to believe. 

In fact the GRE is not this dumbed down, but it is entirely possible that 6% of the people who take the math test get perfect scores, therefore, earning "only" a 94th percentile ranking on that test.   

Doomer_Marx's picture

They changed the test several times since I took it but at least it did used to be 99 percentile for a perfect score in qualitative or analytical and missing one problem equaled a 97 percentile. Doesn't mean that it currently couldn't be a 94 percentile for a perfect score now but usually it is 99 percentile on standardized tests. I think the 94 is more likely a mistake than a perfect score being that low of a percentile.

On GRE's website they have this little bit and I think this may be where the mistake came from:

An 800 on the quantitative section on the old GRE corresponds with a score of only 166 on the new test.  So, getting a perfect math score on the old test only puts you in the 94th percentile on the new test. ETS has made the math content harder on the new GRE to allow for differentiation of high scoring candidates for quant-intensive programs like business school, engineering and the physical sciences.

Compared to the new test, a perfect score is only 94 percentile. But when he took the old test, he was at the 99 percentile for that test. It is unknown if he would get 94 percentile or if he would get better on the new test. So it would be incorrect to say he scored 94 percentile based on a perfect score on the old test, which seems to be what they have done.

barkingbill's picture

seems like mind control, but proof?

Bloodstock's picture

Yeah look at the photos of who James Holmes is and the guy in court. Different. Get with the big picture here will ya?

Toolshed's picture

Yeah, and this shooting apparently WAS an accident.

Dr. Richard Head's picture

I don't always take my uzi out at dinner, but when I do I plug my bitch secretary.

pods's picture

"So I have decided that I cannot keep this secret any longer, and am going to tell your wife."


ziggy59's picture

Zackly, dead secretarys dont keep secrets...

AldousHuxley's picture

his secretary was senator's cousin.

forget his wife, senator would be vanished from modern society.

ZeroSpread's picture

Pods, they were related. Familia. There are rules in the circles where they handle things Capone's way, you know.'s picture

Here's a Boone song that's far less dangerous than the Senator.

Turin Turambar's picture

When she said, "Give it your best shot," he took her too literally.

kaiserhoff's picture

William Burroughs, the self-described heroin addict and lover of little boys, shot his wife in the forehead, but he didn't enjoy it.

They did a William Tell routine with an apple on her head and a hand-gun...  He was a great shot, but they did it when they were both drunk, and..., well you know the rest;)

stacking12321's picture

for reals?

well that would explain the scenes in naked lunch, one of my favoritest all time movies, based on burroughs.



iDealMeat's picture

+1,  one of those instances where the "movie" was better then the book..  But then, I was younger then and hadn't fully expanded my imagination yet..


Awesome movie.

sessinpo's picture

Coming from a racist liberal as exposed in post  2703533

laughable as usual.


ACP's picture

Now, if it was 20,000 bats...

The Big Ching-aso's picture



From the upcoming movie, Thaiface.......................

"Let me introduce you to my little Jewish friend."

Bringin It's picture

Hey Big Ching did you say Jewish? ... Have you gone anti-Semetic?

The Big Ching-aso's picture



Nah, I like semen.  Makes babies.

jekyll island's picture

Annual performance appraisal?  

Ookspay's picture

Depending on the secreatry, sometimes it just goes off in your hand.

The Big Ching-aso's picture



The court decided to just apply the $636 fine due to his obvious remorse. 

"It was an accident.  I meant to shoot her in private."



Satan's picture

He was a lawyer. He had another face.

Chuck Walla's picture

Teddy Kennedy got even less than that for murder.  Teddy got to be a Senator for the rest of his drunken, alcoholic life.

TrainWreck1's picture

He finally did clean up his act.

Three years sober, this month.