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15 minutes ago, Redline said:

It’s really just like the drug busts.  More will come and do the same, it’s just a cycle that never ends.  They have to put their successes in the news here.  Take credit for what they are paid to do

Isn't that the case with every significant police operation in all countries?

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1 minute ago, arithai12 said:

Isn't that the case with every significant police operation in all countries?

I have never seen normal people overstayers in the news in my home country paraded as criminals, and there are hundreds of thousands per year 🙄  They have a weak system, they should fix that first.  The police get paid for each pill of drugs they confiscate, so the police also recycle pills for cash.   Nope, don’t see people getting busted for hundreds of pills on the national news either.  It’s called stroking 👍  I guess you call these major operations.  These are normal operations 😂

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1 hour ago, RichardColeman said:

When they start seeing the results of the mass deportations of low income earners on Thai women and children who rely on them and that they are now destitute I doubt they will have much sympathy

Is there any statistics about how many Thai women and/or children depend on foreigners working in Thailand?

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They have never really liked us getting first crack at the best women.  :cheesy:

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3 hours ago, hotchilli said:

The net tightens.... no more refugee if you're an over stayer or got in illegally

 

And quite right to

 

3 hours ago, hotchilli said:

The net tightens.... no more refugee if you're an over stayer or got in illegally

 

 

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2 hours ago, Lungstib said:

I came here back in the 1980's to run an organised tour for a London company. Back then my work was legal. By 1995 my attempts to find out if my work was now illegal was met by a 'yes it is' from the Immigration and Employment Dept but still a 'no its O.K. you can do that job' from the TOT that took months to arrive. I started working in other S.E.Asian countries, it was clear that the offices that didn't like my work were the powerful ones. Today its quite obvious that the round-the-world travellers and backpackers that think its fun to stay here for a few months or years are breaking the rules. Lets face it, Thailand doesn't really want us farangs, we are superfluous to their requirements. 

Yes, I understand you. It must be a horrible situation to come to a country, and suddenly understand they also have rules you have to follow. That is not the same as unwanted or superfluous.

 

2 hours ago, spidermike007 said:

Is there an impending sense of xenophobia in the air? Has the biggest joke made it worse? Does he despise foreigners? Is there an equal effort being made to pursue Thai lawbreakers?

No, the xenophobia all elongsto  the foreigners in this country. Just look how worried everybody is about a little income letter.

No, and he is no joke. He is actually making a big differens and a better place for al that follows and care about the rules.

No, he do not despise foreigners. Just because foreigners are not allowed to break the rules, you can not compare that to dispise of the foreigner. It´s a dispise for law breakers.

Yes, there is. Unfortunately that has not been same popular to complain and talk about among foreigners.

I hope that answered all your questions, so there will be no more confusion. Always happy to help.

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3 minutes ago, steve73 said:

You could probably make a fair guess that most of the western foreigners here (working or retired) support at least one woman (or partner, to be PC), a couple of kids, and a few older family members (plus the odd buffalo or two).

 

The other way to look at it (at least for retirees) would be to assume that all the funds brought into T/L (i.e. around 40-65k/month) is probably ending up in the hands of the minimum paid (on 10k/mon) so each retiree spending say 50k is completely supporting 5 nationals.  Obviously tourists are spending much more, albeit for a shorter period, but many more of them.

 

So how many western foreigners are there here.... Maybe 1MM here permanently, so supporting at least 5MM Thais... or close to 10% of the population.

 

And yes, I realise this is a simplistic approach, before anyone wants to get picky.

The majority of  "western" foreigners could  be assumed to be legitimate. Therefore not directly subject to what is occurring which so far has mainly focussed on other than westerners. 

Perhaps this is not an isolate policy. Korea  has been pressuring to rid itself of the many thousands  of  illegal Thai there. Who are we to know the machinations of ASEAN agreements? 

 

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3 hours ago, Lungstib said:

I came here back in the 1980's to run an organised tour for a London company. Back then my work was legal. By 1995 my attempts to find out if my work was now illegal was met by a 'yes it is' from the Immigration and Employment Dept but still a 'no its O.K. you can do that job' from the TOT that took months to arrive. I started working in other S.E.Asian countries, it was clear that the offices that didn't like my work were the powerful ones. Today its quite obvious that the round-the-world travellers and backpackers that think its fun to stay here for a few months or years are breaking the rules. Lets face it, Thailand doesn't really want us farangs, we are superfluous to their requirements. 

Yep, sometimes we're flavour of the month, but most often not. I upped sticks in 2001, PI was infinitely more welcoming and after 5 years there found work in Cambodia, 12 years and counting with none of the hassles I had in TL.

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