Siam: The Police Lieutenant at Trang, and Kenneth's Bra Chot

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Siam: The Police Lieutenant at Trang, and Kenneth's Bra Chot


There was a young police lieutenant in Trang, slender, inconspicuous, not at all the kind you would expect to arrest a "tiger bandit." Yet he was absolutely fearless and quite courageous, without ever showing a sign of these qualities. He managed to arrest without anyone's help the most feared gang bandit in the countryside and so became quite famous. Kenneth was competing with this police lieutenant at the tennis court and was winning, very much against the happiness of the crowd watching their hero lose the game. Kenneth suddenly realized how difficult a position he would be in if he had actually won. He managed to have his opponent win and in a very Thai manner conveyed contempt for what they standed for without saying a word. Kenneth used this Thai technique called "bra chot" in the US as well. Margaret recalls at least two instances where Kenneth used the technique.


Landon, Margaret (1903-1993)
Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993)


January 1, 1929


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Over a course of 13 years Kip Landon (Kenneth Landon Jr.) began recording stories from his parents, Margaret and Kenneth Landon, resulting in 95 hours of recordings. Beginning on July 20, 1976, recording finished in June, 1978. The project resumed again in 1982 for a few months. After a long break, the third recording period began in 1988 and concluded in March 1989.

Oral History Item Type Metadata


Kenneth and Margaret Landon



Sound File Location

Box 77: Oral History: "The Landon Chronicles" Tapes 38-54

Clip Location

Hour 51, clip 4


Sub-Series 8: Audio and Video

Main Collection

Series 1: Biographical


Landon, Margaret (1903-1993) Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993) , “Siam: The Police Lieutenant at Trang, and Kenneth's Bra Chot,” Digital Exhibits of Wheaton College, accessed October 28, 2020,