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  2. Says one who wholeheartedly supports a person who lies compulsively and constantly. The reality disconnect is staggering.
  3. I have been, and still are, involved in numerous legal cases, some of considerable size. My personal experience is that the system works, it's just very, very slow, and yes as a result of the time, the amount of paperwork, and you wanting update meetings to make sure rings are moving, lawyers fees can get expensive....but that is the same in most countries. If you really want to take a matter to court, be prepared for a year or 2 to actually get to the first court date, be prepared for the the other party to not turn up the first 2 sessions and waste more of your time and money, and be patient with the legal process. The actual court process is a bit of a pantomime, but I did not feel that being a foreigner was any disadvantage. The law prevailed. If you are looking for a quick legal process, I recommend that you seriously consider the arbitration process, which the court will usually insist on as a way to avoid going to court.
  4. See if you can email ThaiVisa Forum and ask them to assist you... Do you have a penalty for using a word or words that are offensive to some sensitive person? Did you acknowledge a moderator's post? Good Luck!
  5. I agree that the source of funds anyone uses to pay in Baht 65,000 a month should be irrelevant. Among other reasons, there are people who meet the age requirement for retirement in Thailand but who would still be too young to receive a pension. And the wide variety of sources of retirement income around the world would make it hard to settle on a single definition of "pension" even for those old enough to receive it. But what law are you referring to that defines income "legally?" Even if you can find some dictionary definition that suits you, that doesn't rise to a legal definition of "income." Certainly if you have a pile of money sitting in a bank account at home, you might draw on that money for living expenses in Thailand but, aside from the interest you earn, the money sitting in the bank wouldn't be defined as income. You'd be very upset if the taxing authority in your home country defined that money as "income" and taxed it as such every year. Some (most?) taxing authorities do provide explicit legal definitions of income that would exclude some reasonable sources of funds for retirement in Thailand, for example. Also agree that getting a decision reversed would be difficult when dealing with the same officer, but this reference to "saving face" and "Thai culture" is a little tired and often used as an excuse when some farang doesn't like something. There is an avenue for registering complaints re: immigrations and, when done diplomatically, there have been successful appeals. Just a casual skim through Thai Visa provides evidence that "saving face" and admitting fault is rare among farang, from which I suppose it is not part of farang culture. In fact Thai Visa would probably be a far less successful enterprise if not fo the masses of posts motivated by farang loss of face and stubborn refusal to admit to being wrong. Tossing about unsubstantiated terms like "legally" and referring to "loss of face" and Thai culture don't really add anything to what might be a legitimate complaint.
  6. If a Thai national changes their official residence (is recorded in a different Tabien Baan) they must also change their ID card to a new address but they are still valid documents throughout Thailand. As I understand it, the same/similar rules apply, a pink ID card is still valid when visiting anywhere in Thailand, not just their home province, but, if a foreigner moves to another province permanently they must obtain a new yellow tabien baan plus a new ID card for that new address. My daughter is studying Thai Law at University at the moment and this is the explanation her lecturer gave her. It most definitely is possible, I do it. The last time was when I renewed my licence in Chonburi just four months ago, in December 2018. My DL shows my ID number and not my passport number. Important to remember that your pink ID card is only proving your ID (in place of your passport) awhile your yellow tabien baan proves your address (in place of a residence certificate). You need to take both to renew your licence, not just your ID card.
  7. Just heard CNN say the Brexit vote was influenced by Russian hackers. 5555 Is that Ruskies with cigarette coughs? Not sure. Anyway just remembering the "Good Ol' Days" when DM was designated as a likely place to store the rice the Thaksin sister bought.
  8. Me too. Looking for a Thai woman with long hair who rides motorbike.
  9. I suspect that would be for husband/wife use. Forum rules are available under forum heading of main page.
  10. So you're gonna wait 2 weeks for Daikin people to come out and tell you that theres no damage? I just cant understand why you don't just pay some local installers to swap the units around, but instead choose to not use 2 aircons in the hottest part of the year. 12k and 9k BTU aircons are almost the same size, the probability that there is any damage is almost zero. And if you swap them out, Daikin can still come and see if they are functioning properly - which would likely be nothing more than checking the pressures and putting a thermometer in the air handler and checking the temp. The way this is going I think you are opening yourself up to being possibly ripped off by the Daikin people when they come, telling you you need a whole new aircon.
  11. Channel 7 just showed a clip of his supporters welcoming him back at the airport. I couldn't help thinking that I'd never seen those currently in power ever get a welcome like that.
  12. Chivas


    That is ludicrous. It works perfectly and I have used it since outset. It does exactly what it says on the tin no idea why you would have written that
  13. I believe the Ombudsman is the only impartial official in Thailand and will make his decision on the facts presented. Nah, just kidding.
  14. Trat transport office refused point blank to transfer my car with the yellow book and pink I D card, (with my wife and phone calls to my local amphor who also spoke to this woman) i had to go to immigration for the letter, who told me you don't need it they phoned the woman at transport office and told her,but she still insisted on the letter ( not wanting to lose face ? ) Immigration gave me the letter quickly and at no charge. got back to transport office change of shift, the pleasant lady who spoke good english that then served me would have done it without the letter . AAAAAH
  15. There is more "folk wisdom" here. In Ang Thong they hang widow's red knickers on poles to prevent rain, other wizards of wisdom show movies at a cemetery for the souls of the dead to watch (sorry, no popcorn or ice cream sold here), hundreds flock to pray to wooden logs and two headed monstrosities for lottery numbers. The knife wielding freak who raised havok by releasing snakes on the street told the cops he was told to do so by his monk to receive power from the sun to help the world escape from disaster. The well of wisdom never runs dry here it seems.
  16. The Chief Ombudsman is General Viddhavat Rajatanun......
  17. No, it is what the previous posters have said, the vet says it is to do with ticks.
  18. Yes it happened to me. I went to CW a few weeks ago to do a TM30 because my retirement extension is coming up and my last extension was done in Roi Et. So I wanted to make sure that was out of the way when I came back for the retirement extension in May. I lived with an extended family member in Roi Et, and apparently he did not register me. This raised a flag in the system at CW, and I had to fork over 800B.
  19. People on social security have an easier time to tell others what taxes to pay. Are you willing to sacrifice 40% of your money for the NGD? You are exempt because of your status. I feel if it would cut 30% into your income you would change your tune. But of course you take entitlements and don't pay taxes.
  20. That would be the new International Direct Deposit (IDD). Maybe Bangkok Bank knows that we don't. The last info was that Manila has stated it was still in the testing phase. A phone call will not be enough a IDD sign up form for Thailand must be completed and be sent to Manila. Form is here: https://www.ssa.gov/forms/SSA-1199-OP107.pdf
  21. Easier now because Big Joke stopped billions in corruption money. Now sacked and it’s back to normal. For those who don’t Qualify , Just pay the bribe and you can stay. Easy Peasy...and the bribe money rolls in . No more threats of rotting back in your country .
  22. True, but note my previous comments about Pacific Cross. I pay the same premium for the same age and have $1.2 million cover, not 1 million baht cover, and my premiums will not increase individually if I make a claim.
  23. I was happy to learn that the decapitated penises was not at the hands of disgruntled women... In this day and time it is shocking that anyone does not practice basic hygiene...
  24. I fully agree with your statement. I wonder if it would violate TVF rules if pet owners posted the details on vets who are enlightened enough to understand the need to mercifully euthanize a dying pet?
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