Um, here’s my chance to look like an idiot. My geography sucks, but aren’t Thailand and the Philippines neighbours? If they are, which I’m pretty sure they are, they have similar militant stances on Caraoke. First, we had our poor unfortunate tone-deaf soul who died in a Philippine caraoke bar, and now we have 8 poor unfortunate Thai souls who were killed by their neighbour, Weenus Chumkamnerd, for doing too much caraoke singing of John Denver’s Country Roads too loudly. Yeesh! Just don’t sing in that part of the world! I think it’s safer that way.
Aside, is a name like Weenus Chumkamnerd common there? I don’t know.