Muay Thai instructor Job Prasong meets racist Teneriffe man on Brisbane River on Anzac Day

Hailing from Thailand, Muay Thai instructor Job Prasong has been residing in Brisbane since 2017. On the evening of April 25, 2023, he went to the Brisbane River in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia with two friends, a couple from South Korea.

At around 8:30 p.m., while Prasong and his Korean friends were fishing, they were approached by a man, 69, of Teneriffe, Brisbane. The elderly man’s name was not disclosed.


“You f—–g Chinese,” the Teneriffe man told Prasong and the Korean couple. “Chinese c—s, get off here!”

The group repeatedly asked the Teneriffe man what they have done to upset him. He accused then of stealing and demanded they show him their bags.  

“You can’t f—–g do anything on your own,” the Teneriffe man said. “All you have to do is f—–g steal from us.”


The Teneriffe man hit the Korean couple with a pair of crutches and tried to push Prasong in the water. Neither the couple nor Prasong tried to retaliate.

While trying to deescalate the situation, the victims contacted the authorities. The Teneriffe man was transported to Brisbane City Watchhouse where he was issued a $391 infringement notice for public nuisance, according to a Queensland Police Service spokesperson.

Coincidentally, the racist attack happened on Anzac Day, a national day of remembrance that commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars. It was originally devised to honor the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) members who served in the Gallipoli campaign, their first engagement in World War I from 1914 to 1918.

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