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New tourism minister makes his debut - assures safety for tourists in 2018

 

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The new Minister for Tourism and Sports Weerasak Kowsurat has spoken of his desire to lower accidents and crime directed at tourists in Thailand.
 
Weerasak was speaking at Asiatique the Riverfront in downtown Bangkok yesterday where a huge force of police, military and other local officials gathered at a ceremony to promote safety at Christmas and New Year.
 
He said that there would be many Thai and foreign tourists visiting the capital during the festive period. He was determined to ensure the safety of tourists and their belongings all over the country throughout his tenure.
 
Particular targets of concern were accidents and crime directed against tourists, he said.
 
On the stage were tourist police, drugs suppression officers, 191 special branch, the military, and BMA "thesakit" staff - 400 attended in all including some unidentified foreigners on stage. 
 
It was also announced that 12 boats are available to ensure river borne safety for tourists in Bangkok. 
 
Weerasak has taken over from Kobkarn Watanavarangul who was sacked last month. 
 
The event yesterday is part of "Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018".
 
 
 
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Good news. The jet ski scammers, and the gem store scammers, and the motorbike scammers, and the fake cops on Sukhumvit scamming tourists for dropping a cigarette butt, and the theft special tourist bus staff, and all the other scammers going to jail.

I look forward to reading all about it.

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No doubt nothing more than using "tourist safety" as an excuse for a slap-up pigfest for the privileged. 

Is this the first of the New Year's TAT hubs? Thailand the hub of Tourist Safety.

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Time will tell.  Grand gestures and big speeches are not enough to insure safety in such a dangerous place.   It is instilled in Thai psyche that foreigners should be prayed upon.  Just look at dual pricing.  And as for the road safety, lots of work needs to be done.  If he can avoid wearing overly expensive time pieces and other bling, he will at least enjoy a better reputation than those above him.    

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"New tourism minister makes his debut - assures safety for tourists in 2018"

I take it that means personally assures safety for tourists then? Odd, I didn't notice his mobile number on the list there.

 

Oh, silly me, reading further on: "He was determined to ensure the safety of tourists." Not guarantee then. The usual get out, avoiding putting his money where his mouth is.

<end cynical mode>

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45 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

The new Minister for Tourism and Sports Weerasak Kowsurat has spoken of his desire to lower accidents and crime directed at tourists in Thailand.

"if wishes were horses then beggars would ride"

 

Thailand is so fortunate to have such a concerned "wisher".  Seriously, I'm amazed at how each of then many people standing with him were able to keep from grinning or outright laughing.

 

But, TIT!

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19 hours ago, Smiley Face said:

"if wishes were horses then beggars would ride"

 

Thailand is so fortunate to have such a concerned "wisher".  Seriously, I'm amazed at how each of then many people standing with him were able to keep from grinning or outright laughing.

 

But, TIT!

Dead easy - they're all sucking lemons.

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53 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

The new Minister for Tourism and Sports Weerasak Kowsurat has spoken of his desire to lower accidents and crime directed at tourists in Thailand.

Same fecal matter, different tourism minister. 

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It would have been totally amazing speech if the incoming minister

will go on to say: "listen here guys, I'm not going to change anything

around here, I like it the way it is, it's fine"

Now really, did anyone expected the speech to any different that the

cookie cutter speech he gave?.....

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