Sin” smiles a lot for a man who — until recently — was the Hells Angels enforcer in Thailand.
Former Thai Hells Angel Thaksin “Sin” Monthonthaksin says he was bashed by three Australian bikies
He says Australians are moving the club into illegal activity
Thai drug cops say they are monitoring the Angels as a “well-known crime group”
Thaksin “Sin” Monthonthaksin was one of the founders of the outlaw motorcycle club’s Pattaya branch a year ago.
But now he is worried about the direction it is taking.
“It’s changed so much because there are many Australians, whose roles and power has been increasing,” Mr Thaksin told the ABC.
Charity rides and oversized cheques are being replaced with what he describes as “dark business”.
This struggle for power within the club came to a violent climax earlier this month.
Nobody denies there was a fight on March 7, 2017; one that left Mr Thaksin with seven stitches and a left eye swollen shut.
But there are two quite different versions of what caused the clash and whether it adhered to the Angels’ code of “fight club” ethics.
According to Sin, he wanted to introduce a new prospective Thai member to the Pattaya branch.
As the club’s sergeant-at-arms, he thought he had that right, but says the move was blocked by Australian members.
THEN THINGS GOT NASTY…