There’s a saying that “evil hides in plain sight“. Earlier this week, a woman from Hat Yai, Thailand, took to Facebook to recount her horrifying experience of being conned by a Malaysian man.
What started off as a friendly conversation on chat app Skout for a month soon turned into a nightmare when she was physically abused during their meet-up.
According to the woman, the man had been providing for her meals almost on a daily basis during the movement control order (MCO) period. Since she is in Kuala Lumpur on a holiday visa, she was grateful for the man’s assistance and believed him when he promised to take care of her.
One fine day, he persuaded her to drop by his condominium in Bukit Bintang for a session of drinks and games. She had her doubts but his RM1500 offer was too good to pass. Plus, he had been kind enough to supply her with some cash and food for the past few weeks – what could go wrong?
The Thai woman noticed something was off the moment they entered his place. There was music and she spotted beer and liquor on a table, but the place was empty. “Where are the others?” she asked.
She saw the man walked into a room, and to her horror, came out with a metal baton and started whacking her. “I called you here so many times because I like you, yet you’re scared of me?” he angrily asked as he hit her. Despite her attempt to escape, he overpowered her with brute force.
After pleading for him to stop, the man told her to strip naked and delete all their conversation from the Skout app as well as her contacts and other apps in her mobile. With her hands tied behind her, the Thai woman was forced to ingest some of the drugs with him. Thos drugs included marijuana, methamphetamine and ketamine. The nightmare continued with her being forced to watch limb amputation videos on YouTube.
The Malaysian man apparently confessed that he was a doctor in Australia and that his wife died in a car crash. His mood improved when they started talking about her 3-year-old child in Thailand. He wanted to see her kid and got her to video call home.
During the call, her sister (who’s the caretaker of her child) picked up the phone. She spoke in Thai and asked her sister to screenshot the abuser. Although her sister was shocked at what was happening, she pretended nothing was out of the ordinary.
Once they hung up, the man offered to go downstairs to buy her a meal and told her that he’ll be back in 10 minutes. Once the abuser was out of sight, she quickly wore his shirt and made a dash to escape. At one point, she even hid in a garbage room to avoid being caught.
After a few hours, she successfully escaped. Although she is safe now, the victim is fearful of making a police report since she is a foreigner. She decided to share her story on Facebook in hopes that other foreign women won’t fall for the same trick. Since then, another Thai woman has reached out with a similar story of being brutally beaten and raped.
Apparently the man has deleted his Facebook account after being exposed online. Since this is an unreported case, we are not liable to reveal any personal details regarding the abuser and victim.