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 […]

Finally Cracking Down on Bangkok Taxi Drivers

I saw this today on Thai Visa: Taxi drivers face harsher penalties for rejecting passengers BANGKOK, Feb 15 – Any Bangkok taxi driver found repeatedly shunning would-be passengers will soon be at risk having his/her driver’s license suspended or even revoked, the Department of Land Transport chief warned. The department is considering additional penalties against […]

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 […]

Hypocrisy in Thailand

I saw this in The Nation today: Nok Air Calendar "Inappropriate" BANGKOK: — Culture Permanent Secretary Prisana Pongtatpitakkul on Saturday attacked Nok Air for its controversial calendar. "The calendar shows that several business operators still adhere to conventional practices in using female bodies as the PR or marketing tool," she said. "They lack the sense […]

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 […]