The ‘Rich Kids Incident’ – Eight Months On 
A Valentine’s Day Message

As the case against two young Chinese-American rich kids for the brutal attack on Australian Jack Hansen-Bartel drags on in the Samui Courts with attempts by Thai police to even charge the victim, his mother is not holding back.

A long term expat (Jack was educated at the New International School of Thailand)  Anne Hansen had a considerable shock last year when she came to face with justice Samui style – but which is replicated elsewhere.

Jack her son was brutally attacked in the Green Mango Club in Soi Green Mango in Chaweng Beach. This is part owned by the police but the law and order enforcement  policy there is to let foreigners beat the hell out of each other.

Jack was attacked and knocked unconscious.  Police caught the assailants Raymond Chang and Ryan Wang – from the Shanghai American School – (they do not deny the incident just the circumstances) but later when the millionaire Chinese father of one of them arrived, the ball game changed and Jack found himself the victim of a Samui police enquiry.

In their investigation, Samui police, as is often the case in Thailand, missed the most vital piece of evidence, the CCTV recordings (from several cameras).  Luckily, this vital evidence was acquired quickly by Jack’s mother showing what really happened that fateful evening.

Claims that Jack was molesting a Japanese-New Zealand student called Tiffany Turner – the squeeze of Ryan Wang went straight out of the window.  So did claims that Jack was in anyway aggressive.

Still the conspiracy continued. As is often the case in Thailand the innocent were pursued and the attempt to pursue the rich defendants has been costing the mother considerable time and money.

The Koh Samui police seemed to have the funds to send an officer up to Bangkok to interview Jack – the cost of which alone would be more than ten times the penalty for what they interviewed him about – common assault – and which he denied.

Not surprisingly Annie Hansen does not believe in the Thai police not where rich people are concerned.

A fund has been set up to help pay Jack’s hospital bills.

But Annie had this to say on the site:

Happy Valentines Day !
I hope that this update is read by those people who attempted to take my sons life in the early hours of the 10th Of June.

Jack was brutally beaten that night and left for dead by his two attackers Raymond Tony Chang and Ryan Yunshang Wang. Thereafter through his pain and concussion and struggling for breath and to walk himself out of the area where he was attacked, he was then threatened with a tazer by the self proclaimed “owner of the soi” and threatened with a bottle whilst struggling on the ground and struggling to breathe by British Manager of a another bar where my son had had the misfortune to finally collapse in front of, into the gutter. 

I thank his childhood friends who, with their own bodies, protected Jack from both these ‘good and kind samaritans’ whilst they pleaded for them not to hurt Jack further. Thank you both for not hurting my son more. 

However, this is a letter of gratitude specifically for two people whom were to become the centre of his life, potentially for many years to come. To those two people thank you for not killing my son, for not taking his life. 

This is a letter of gratitude to strangers that have impacted our lives so immensely to this very day we on what is is Valentines Day. 


As you both celebrate Valentines Day with your loved ones please spare a thought for Jack as I sit beside him administering medication, preparing soft foods for his ingestion and assisting him to eat. 

Whilst he cries in pain today, please cast your mind to that night and how kind you were to spare him. How kind you were to leave him with surgery after surgery in the process of his painfully debilitating mouth reconstruction. 

I wish to share with all Jacks friends family, Raymond Tony Chang, Ryan Yunshang Chang and Tiffany Mariko Turner what our Valentines Day is like this year. These Valentines pictures are almost 8 months to the day from the attack. 

The brutality in these pictures I have just taken is a marked improvement on what we have suffered through at your hands. The initial pictures are I’m afraid far too brutal to publish and have only been poured over by the three surgeons that are tasked with Jacks reconstruction, the legal team, Interpol and 60 Minutes. 

The Forensics institute of Thailand ( in the months following the attack ) while their committee was putting together a picture as to exactly what had happened to Jack that night, advised us that Jack could easily have died that night. 


If he had fallen just one centimeter off the way he fell when attacked, if the two punches to the mouth he sustained by way of a weapon had come from a higher angle and pushed his nose into his brain. 

He also could have possibly ended up a paraplegic. 

Thank you to Raymond and Ryan that he did not and that you ran away immediately after, as I have watched you flee from the stage area with Tiffany Turner ,heartbreakingly countless times since. 

Today I wish to pass our gratitude into the Universe for your not taking my sons life.
And, may I add, as woman I would like to pass my deepest thanks to the sexual partner of Ryan Yushang Wang, Ms Tiffany Mariko Turner for lying to police when advising that my son had ‘molested’ her.

The details that she described against the 6 hours of actual footage from three cameras thankfully in NO WAY resembles her version of events. 

Wang – centre

I do not thank you for using the actual and real experience of women the world over in such a trivial, trite and manipulative way. 

Women struggle to cope with such cases of molestation and these instances stay with them for their entire lives. Your willingness to demean these women’s plights for your own purposes is demeaning to us all as women. 

Ryan ( @ryrywang) Raymond, Tiffany Mariko Turner (@tiffooo) I wish you all the Valentines Day that you deserve. 

And again thank you for sparing my son and not taking my sons life.

Jack this week underwent the latest in a series of surgery and corrective surgery treatments


The two American Chinese are being allowed to attend court during their holidays from their University semesters. Raymond Wang is for instance at Cornell. To hear the evidence on normal cases can take years – but when the students are not available for most of the year – double the time at least. The father of Raymond Chang insists that his son ( an attender of a church group) is innocent. With all witnesses this case could now run as long as the ‘Royal Decorations case’ which was over 20 years during which half the defendants and half the witnesses went to see their maker. The witnesses are young so hopefully will not die of old age during testimony – but even if found guilty Wang and Chang can – and will probably –  go to appeal. If Annie Hansen Bartel pulls out of the prosecution and leaves it just to police, anything could happen., But anything could happen anyway. The most likely scenario is that she will in the end not have the cash available to pursue this case…and Chang and Wang will walk.  Raymond  Nobu Chang senior is currently studying at the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. 


  1. I really dislike bullies, and these two are prime examples.

    These scumbags were only "tough" in relation to the victim. The entitled silver-spoon morons will get their payback sooner or later..Karma is "funny" that way..

    Meanwhile, they don't give a crap.

  2. It's pretty much standard practice in the US nowadays to do cursory google/social media checks when hiring someone…

    Hopefully these stories will follow these thugs around for some time…

  3. Given modern communications it is quite feasible to track these two thugs and their father for the rest of their lives and remind all, through the internet, just what they did. It just takes a little thought, some application and a desire for justice. Personally, I would walk away from Thailand in much the same way one easily forgets a bad party and spend my life getting it on track in the real world.
    Haunting the thugs and their ghastly father would simply be my hobby.

    1. I'd have to agree. Finding justice in Thailand is like making money investing….it only happens to the rich for the rich.

      The best thing that Mom could do is keep up the internet campaign, because she'll never find justice in Thailand. Thailand could give a hoot in hell about delivering justice to the criminals that brutally assaulted this fine young man. The police are more worried about if the casino they're covering for is going to be busted or if the massage parlor on their "beat" is going to be exposed for having under aged Cambodian prostitutes. The police's need to make a living from society outweighs their need to deliver justice.

      Let's face it, if the Thai police can't find reason to arrest someone like Drew Noyes or Brian Goudie for impersonating lawyers and swindling their clients out of millions of baht, why does anyone think these rich boys will be brought to justice. Goudie and Noyes have been swindling for years with impunity, due to Thailand's "judicial" system.

      Justice is either bought or used as a political weapon. Just ask Yingluck.

      It's no wonder Thailand's government is currently held in contempt in most countries. The Thai government talks the talk, but fails to walk the walk when it comes to holding people accountable for their crimes.

    2. The fact a legitimate, qualified and experienced investigative reporter like Andrew Drummond has been forced to leave Thailand, whilst devious scum like Noyes and Goudie remain, sums it all up.

      The legal system was set up by the rich to protect the rich. The old saying 'Today's liberator is tomorrows dictator" applies to Thailand. Nobody wants real reform if the old ways of making easy money are not available.

      I'd get an internet site going and haunt these guys forever. I'd email everybody from 48 hours to Dr Phil looking to get some media attention. A well made Y-tube video could be made and helped go viral with the people on this site. Don't let this go. It's clear they must of used a knuckle-duster to cause this much damage. These bastards should do serious time for such a cowardly act.

      Apart from Andrew, who else has given this case five minutes of publicity? The media in Australia is a joke, full of gossip and celebrity bullshit. There are only two shows on now, cooking shows or cheaply made reality crap about home renovations or whatever. The media have got behind the two kids due for execution on Bali so a news story or current affairs spot can do a lot to bring attention.

  4. I feel sorry for this lady and her son, but nothing will be done. The Thais don't really care about their own kids being raped by dirty old American perverts, so why would they give 2 hoots about an adult foreigner being attacked by 2 other foreigners. The only way to get revenge on these two is to dish out some personally and expose them on the net.
    Brian Wright has been found guilty of raping a 12 year old but is still freely roaming the streets of Thailand. And his good friend has a child with a Thai child. He is also free. These were not just isolated incidents, these perverts were/are prolific. Set up a children's charity together.
    Like Jack the rape victims of these two will have suffered internal pain and injuries that may well last a lifetime. Once again exposure on the net is about all that will ever be done. Maybe Brian Goldie's Pedophile Watch Asia could do something on these two sick, sick individuals. But he won't because despite his rhetoric, he only claims to hate kiddy fiddlers, if there is not a dollar in it, he really doesn't care.

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