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The Youtube video of two women being roughed up by an angry law tutor was the talk of the town last weekend. Yesterday, the case ended with a quiet apology and 1,000 baht fine. (Includes the viral video)
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In this Youtube video screenshot, Ms Anyarat Panwichaiwut is seen on the receiving end of a Kasian Kamolchaiwanich punch.
Last weekend, the Youtube video of two women being roughed up by an angry law tutor was the talk of the town.
The case received heavy coverage on major television stations and, of course, it was topic number one in the social media.
Yesterday, according to a Daily News story, it all ended with a quiet apology and 1,000 baht fine.
The incident took place last Thursday when Anyarat Panwichaiwut, wearing red in the video, was driving her van on a narrow street at Soi Ratchada 6, Bangkok Yai district. Near the end of the street, she encountered another car that was heading in the opposite direction.
The driver of the car was later identified as 48-year-old law tutor Kasian Kamolchaiwanich.
Ms Anyarat said she noticed that there was adequate space for Mr Kasian's car to back up, so she waited, but he did not move. After about three minutes she left her vehicle to negotiate with the driver.
The woman said Mr Kasian reproached her, saying that she should be the one getting out of his way. Moments later the man followed her back to her van, threw his key at her, and confronted her.
She complained that the man punched and kicked her. When her friend stepped in, he shoved both of them around, she added.
Police questioned both of them on last Saturday at the police station. Mr Kasian initially denied that he committed assault, saying the woman was the one who initiated the fight.
At the police station yesterday, however, Mr Kasian apologised to Ms Anyarat, saying that he lost his temper and admitted what he did was wrong. He said the public have already punished him.
Ms Anyarat responded that she did not hold any grudge against the teacher in the first place and would drop the case. She then denied a rumour that she was demanding 20,000 baht to drop the case.
Police fined Mr Kasian 1,000 baht for using force to harm others which did not cause any physical and mental damage.
Adapted from an online story from bangkokpost.com
rough up – to hurt somebody by hitting or kicking them เข้าทำร้าโดยการตีหรือเตะ
tutor – a teacher, especially one with special duties ครูพิเศษ, ครูสอน,
coverage – the reporting of news and sport in newspapers and on the radio and television การรายงานข่าว
social media – the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into an interactive dialogue, e.g., Facebook, Twitter, etc. เครือข่ายสังคมออนไลน์
apology – an act of saying sorry คำขอโทษ
fine – an amount of money that you have to pay because you have broken the law ค่าปรับ
incident – something that happens, usually something bad เหตุการณ์
narrow – not wide; having a small distance from one side to the other, especially in comparison with the length แคบ
encounter – to experience something, especially something unpleasant or difficult, while you are trying to do something else เจอ, ประสบ
opposite – across from or facing someone or something ที่อยู่ตรงกันข้าม
identified – named ระบุชื่อ
adequate – good enough or large enough for a particular purpose พอเพียง
negotiate – to try to reach an agreement by discussing something เจรจาต่อรอง
reproach – to blame or criticise somebody for something that they have done or not done ตำหนิ, กล่าวโทษ
confront – to stand in front of someone in a frightening way เผชิญหน้า
complain – to say that you are annoyed, unhappy or not satisfied about somebody/something บ่น, ร้องทุกข์
punch – to hit someone/something hard with a fist (= closed hand) ชก, ต่อย
shove – to push with force ผลัก ดัน
initially – at first ในเบื้องต้น
deny – to say that something is not true ปฏิเสธ
assault – attacking someone violently การทำร้ายร่างกาย
initiate – to start something or make it start ริเริ่ม
lose your temper – to suddenly get angry อารมณ์เสีย
admit – to agree that something is true, especially when you are unhappy, sorry or surprised about it ยอมรับ
the public – people in general ประชาชน, สาธารณชน, มหาชน
respond – to say something as a reaction to something that has been said ตอบ
grudge – a feeling of anger towards someone because they have done something to you that does not seem right or fair ความบาดหมาง, ความไม่พอใจ, ความคับข้องใจ
rumour – a piece of information, or a story, that people talk about, but that may not be true ข่าวลือ
physical – connected with a person's body เกี่ยวกับร่างกาย
mental – connected with or happening in the mind; involving the process of thinking เกี่ยวกับจิตใจ