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A meeting was held at Pattaya City Hall on Wednesday afternoon by the acting Pattaya Police Chief who denounced his predecessor and claimed that corruption and other bad practices was a thing of the...

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Phew.Thank fuck for that.

It does remind me just a little bit about what his predecessor said too.

If ifs and buts were crackers and nuts,it would be Christmas all year long.

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A special focus was placed on the work of the Traffic Police who will be expected to enforce Traffic Laws to a higher standard and will be expected to set-up higher numbers of checkpoints around the City without inconveniencing innocent motorists by creating traffic jams.

Sweet, now we are going to see more thread about farang unfairly targeted. :-)

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Yeah, meet the new boss................................

 

Old music but not just for this specific topic, more of a generalisation of things currently.

 

In the beginning was the word and the word was "In" :ThumbUp6:

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Well then, let's all go rent jet skis.

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I'm not holding my breath, but the junta could be serious  about cleaning up Thailand's reputation. They're kicking ass and taking names on the slime balls in Phuket this week.

 

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PHUKET: A deployment of 100 soldiers from Southern Thailand today provided military support to a huge task force of 1,110 police officers and 40 volunteers who swept along the west coast of Phuket to purge the island of illegal, violent, abusive and cheating taxi, tuk-tuk and minivan drivers.
 
The soldiers were acting under orders from Maj Gen Peerapol Wiriyakul, Commanding General of the 41st Military Circle, which operates out of the Fourth Army Area Command in Nakhon Sri Thammarat.
 
Over 70 drivers were taken into custody in a single blitz led by Lt Gen Panya Mamen, Commander of the Royal Thai Police Region 8 division. 
 
“I assigned a squad headed by Maj Gen Paween Pongsirin to start tackling this problem on January 30,” Gen Panya told the press this afternoon.
 
“His team questioned the staff and owners of 51 businesses, totalling 150 witnesses, which led to 111 arrest warrants issued for 108 people,” Gen Panya explained.
 
In the blitz today, 32 warrants were served in Kata-Karon, eight in Thalang, nine in Cherng Talay and 27 in Kamala.
 
Although no drivers in Patong were arrested today, the Phuket Gazette has been informed that some of the 35 drivers yet to be arrested are based in Phuket’s main resort town – and the raids will continue tomorrow.
 
“Some of the suspects worked illegally as a taxi or tuk-tuk drivers,” Gen Panya said. “Others were legal, but were wanted for specific incidents, such as abusive or violent behavior, or for cheating tourists.”
 
All of the drivers arrested were denied police bail.
 
“Some of them face up to 10 years in jail,” Gen Paween told the Gazette.
 
Not included in the 73 arrests was that of Kata-Karon Mayor Tawee Thongcham (story here).
 
“Mr Tawee surrendered himself to police today after a warrant for his arrest was issued,” said Gen Paween.
 
During the months-long investigation by Gen Paween’s team, officers discovered that an illegal taxi booth in Kata-Karon had electricity and running water supplied by the Kata-Karon Municipality.
 
“This is evidence enough that the illegal taxi operators were being supported by Kata-Karon Municipality. An arrest warrant for Mr Tawee was issued on that basis,” Gen Paween said.
 
Mr Tawee had long been at the head of local politics in Kata-Karon. He was elected Karon Mayor for the third term running in July 2012.
 
“If any tourists or business operators want to let us know about any wayward taxi and tuk-tuk drivers, let us know, and we will investigate,” Gen Paween assured.
 
Complaints can be filed at either of the two Department of Special Investigation (DSI) Organized Crime Centers in Phuket, said Gen Paween
 
“Or they can be filed at the local police station,” he added.
 
Considering Phuket’s growing tendency for local taxi and tuk-tuk drivers to stage blockades, when asked whether police were concerned that some drivers might try to protest at the police station, Gen Panya replied, “We are not worried. If they try to create a blockade, we will arrest all of them.”
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Only time will tell

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Let's hope the junta are determined to see the clean-up job through. Not likely, but we can only hope.

 

The top army general has already announced that there will be no elections for about 15 months.

 

That's plenty of time to round up and lock up the local, organized,  criminal operations. The job has started where it is most important for tourism -- Phuket.

 

Pattaya will be next. 

 

Besides the jet-ski scammers, the foreign scammers who pretend to be lawyers, property developers, doctors, etc., better have a bag packed.

 

These scammers have always been extremely sloppy because they are stupid. Everyone knows who they are. They are that stupid. The junta will easily find them.

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That would seem to be a good thing regarding the Phuket taxi mafia but I foresee problems ahead.

 

Obvious targets in Pattaya would include the Jetski scam and I think we can all guess why the BIB has allowed the scam (or the bloody jetskis at all) and the Phuket taxi scam to continue long time.

 

But how about bars being open illegally, being a front for prostitution, employing illegals, having accountancy irregularities etc.

 

What about the friendly faces that make a walk along beach road so pleasant.

 

What about really getting stuck into road traffic offences and really treating drivers and motorcycle riders with punishments to deter.  The BIB are not stupid and can easily inspect IDLs and ask for the national licence and passport and check legality, with Thai jail time awaiting we may be less keen.

 

What about foreign controlled property, the foreign real estate sellers, foreign controlled business (bar/ restaurant/ dive shop etc.

 

We would all like to pick and mix, out with taxi scams, jetski scams, boiler house scamers, timeshare scams but keep anarchic Thailand how we like it.

 

But the choice is not ours and WE may be pretty much at the top of the list.

 

What about holidays in Dubai chaps?

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Let's hope the junta are determined to see the clean-up job through. Not likely, but we can only hope.

 

The top army general has already announced that there will be no elections for about 15 months.

 

That's plenty of time to round up and lock up the local, organized,  criminal operations. The job has started where it is most important for tourism -- Phuket.

 

Pattaya will be next. 

 

Besides the jet-ski scammers, the foreign scammers who pretend to be lawyers, property developers, doctors, etc., better have a bag packed.

 

These scammers have always been extremely sloppy because they are stupid. Everyone knows who they are. They are that stupid. The junta will easily find them.

I had always thought they were sloppy because they paid the police or the police didn't care.

Gaee lao. mai law doi. Mai ben rai, mee daang!

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That would seem to be a good thing regarding the Phuket taxi mafia but I foresee problems ahead.

 

Obvious targets in Pattaya would include the Jetski scam and I think we can all guess why the BIB has allowed the scam (or the bloody jetskis at all) and the Phuket taxi scam to continue long time.

 

But how about bars being open illegally, being a front for prostitution, employing illegals, having accountancy irregularities etc.

 

What about the friendly faces that make a walk along beach road so pleasant.

 

What about really getting stuck into road traffic offences and really treating drivers and motorcycle riders with punishments to deter. The BIB are not stupid and can easily inspect IDLs and ask for the national licence and passport and check legality, with Thai jail time awaiting we may be less keen.

 

What about foreign controlled property, the foreign real estate sellers, foreign controlled business (bar/ restaurant/ dive shop etc.

 

We would all like to pick and mix, out with taxi scams, jetski scams, boiler house scamers, timeshare scams but keep anarchic Thailand how we like it.

 

But the choice is not ours and WE may be pretty much at the top of the list.

 

What about holidays in Dubai chaps?

exactly, be careful what you wish for

1st January 2013 Qatar Airways - 15.05 departure from London Heathrow Airport

2nd January 2013 Qatar Airways - 18.30 arriving at Suvarnabhumi International

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