Bangkok Pol Assaults Host on Live TV

Strip-club owner turned candidate irked by probing questions
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2008 3:28 PM CDT
"What I did was a petty crime and I am happy to pay the fine," Chuvit Kamolvisit said of assaulting a TV journalist.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – A Thai politician, vexed by an interviewer’s questions, pummeled the man on live TV today, Reuters reports. Chuvit Kamolvisit, a strip-club magnate turned Bangkok gubernatorial contender, did not deny the charges. “What I did was a petty crime,” he said. “I am happy to pay the fine for elbowing him and kicking him.” Host Visarn Dilokwanich said the candidate “behaved like a thug.”