Thailand’s Public transport issues to be solved in 2 months – Hooray!

Just saw this on Thai Visa, courtesy of the National News Bureau of Thailand. Almost fell on the floor laughing: BANGKOK, 16 July 2013 (NNT) – The Ministry of Transport is expected to improve the entire public transport system within two months as several issues, such as passengers being rejected by taxi drivers and illegal […]

Human Trafficking In Thailand

First I saw this today from AFP:   Thai policeman charged over rape of Rohingya refugee BANGKOK, June 28, 2013 (AFP) – A policeman has been charged with trafficking after a Rohingya woman was allegedly lured from a shelter in southern Thailand and subsequently raped by a man from the refugee Muslim minority, police told […]

Time To Crack Down on Crimes Against Children in Thailand

I saw this on Pattaya One just now: Pattaya Police arrest Swiss man accused of lewd acts with 12 year old boys On Tuesday Night Pattaya Police Officers arrested a 62 year old Swiss man on the strength of an arrest warrant detailing allegations of lewd acts he is alleged to have committed with 12 […]

Injured man dies after cop tells ambulance to move

Just saw this in the Nation: A screen grab from a video clip that went viral on Facebook shows a traffic policeman apparently ordering medics to clear away as they try to revive an accident victim. BANGKOK: — A man seriously injured in a motorcycle accident yesterday died shortly after medics attending to him were […]

Interpol to lead piracy crackdown in Thailand

Saw this in the Nation today. Almost fell out of my chair laughing: BANGKOK: — Thai police will be joining the Interpol-led weeklong crackdown on pirated goods, which kicks off tomorrow. Also participating are Bangladesh, Fiji, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Vietnam. Police adviser Pol General Chalermkiat Sriworakhan said officers will […]

The Police In Thailand Are So Dirty It’s Ridiculous!

I saw this today in The Nation.  More police corruption: Funeral gambling session raided Six policemen yesterday raided a gambling operation set up at a local residence in Nakhon Si Thammarat that was hosting a funeral rite, seizing about Bt160,000 in alleged gambling money. The raid angered people at the funeral, as a relative of […]

Bangkok Crackdown on traffic offenders

From the Nation: BANGKOK: — Deputy chief of the Metropolitan Police Worasak Noppasitthiporn Tuesday instructed traffic police in each precinct to set up checkpoints and issue 100 tickets a day to motorists who break five common traffic offenses. These are driving against the traffic flow, driving on footpaths, double-parking, cutting in front of other vehicles […]

A bribe is not a bribe in Thailand

I saw this in Coconuts Bangkok today: Chalerm: Not a Bribe if Cops Ask For Money on Chinese New Year Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung, responding to recent security cam footage of three police officers “requesting” money from an Indian tailor shop owner, claimed that said behavior was acceptable during the Chinese New Year as […]

Eliminating the Pedos in Thailand

Saw this today on Pattaya 103 FM: Foreigners Arrested on Charges of Underage Gay Sex Supermarkets are ideal for food shopping, but not as a pickup point for underage boys as 60 year old Englishman, Andrew John Tracey,  found out to his cost in Pattaya this week end. Karl Josef Rupple, charged with sexual activity with […]

Bangkok Taxi Passenger Dragged Out of Car By Driver

Saw this lovely piece on Coconuts Bangkok today: At 4AM yesterday, a female tour guide filed a police report against a taxi driver accusing him of refusing to provide her service and physically assaulting her. The incident began at a pub on Soi Sukhumvit 11 in the early hours of Jan. 6 when Kanyanat Chamwecha, […]