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Kuwaiti Drugged, Robbed in Thailand

Today in the Kuwait Times:

“Thailand/Kuwait. A Kuwaiti claims he was drugged and robbed at a hotel in Thailand. The 45 year old man stumbled from his room at the Marine Palace Hotel in South Patayya, Thailand yesterday morning, telling the reception staff that two women had stolen 10,000 Baht (around KD 82) in cash, a digital camera and a mobile phone.

The women had earlier entered the hotel, telling reception that they were going to the room occupied by the victim. They allowed the reception staff to take photocopies of their civil ID’s, reported local press yesterday. Arrest warrents for both the women, a 20 year old from Bangkok and a 21 year old from Nhakon Sawan Province were issued.”

Comment: I would love to know the rest of THIS story.

December 17, 2006 - Posted by | Adventure, Customer Service, Detective/Mystery, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Kuwait, News, Social Issues, Travel


  1. Thats what happens when you frequent cheap hotels and use ‘ladies of the night.’

    This dude should be more worried about diseases than losing his wallet.

    There is a link somewhere with actual shots of his ordeal and the hotel…saw it under ‘kuwait’ on google.

    Comment by amer | December 17, 2006 | Reply

  2. Ick. I saw this yesterday and thought: why on earth is this man so willing to publicize this crime? doesn’t he know that outside Kuwait he is no longer special? particularly, in Thailand I imagine the judges will hoot with laughter – they have definitely heard stories of wounded male pride before.

    Anyone who checks into a hotel called the “Marine Palace” is NOT looking for moral uplift.

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | December 17, 2006 | Reply

  3. “Anyone who checks into a hotel called the “Marine Palace” is NOT looking for moral uplift.”‘


    Comment by amer | December 17, 2006 | Reply

  4. What struck me was that the two working gals had their papers copied – clearly they were invited guests. And as this is one of their working venues, why on earth would they want to rob the guy? Sounds to me like some kind of party gone bad.

    Comment by intlxpatr | December 18, 2006 | Reply

  5. sounds to me like a man who drank too much, misplaced his phone and camera, and now is whining self-righteously to his local newspaper. pfft pfft.

    rather than blaming the women, perhaps he should look inside his own heart and ask: what kind of morals do I have, traveling alone and hiring women for the evening rather than traveling with my family?

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | December 18, 2006 | Reply

  6. maybe they were hookers, the guy feel asleep after his 2 min session, didn’t pay them… so they took money and his fone as payment?

    Comment by ananyah | December 20, 2006 | Reply

  7. Little Diamond – yeh – blame the women. What a dolt.

    Ananyah – that’s what it sounds like to me, too. Total hoot! He wants to play the victim!

    Comment by intlxpatr | December 20, 2006 | Reply

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