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BANGKOK 23 January 2019 22:46
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Seven foreigners arrested over illegal pre-wedding photo shoots in Phuket

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1 hour ago, LuukKoeyKorat said:

Why not call them Chinese rather than foreigners?

The article didn't say that they (all) are Chinese,

just that "they have been conducting work contracted in China"

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I don't see a difference between illegal tour guides and illegal wedding photographers.

There are plenty of local people in that industry who would be unhappy to be losing work to foreigners working in their profession.

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21 minutes ago, geriatrickid said:

Meanwhile the  jet ski and parasail operations that illegally occupy the beaches continue without a word from any government officials.

Irrelevant,  Thais work this corrupt, illegal business.

Completely different government departments in charge.

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1 hour ago, wendyfromoz said:

what? you cant use your own photographer in Thailand?

Not if they don't have the correct visa and work permit. Same situation in Australia: you can't work there on a tourist visa, either.

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Reciprocal laws in the usa would see thousands of Thai restuarants close......darn foreigners taking away jobs......not.........China will own Thailand in 100 years according to many Chineae I talk to so piss China off too much and that schedule could be accelerated.......or conversely China could pull out all investments and Thais would beg to have the Chinese come back.........hmmm......distant relatives maybe....dont forget where you came from many thousands of years ago....thats another story........and now for something completely different.............

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3 hours ago, janclaes47 said:

 

Something like, foreigners from China?

No No, they are Overseas Chinese.

 

Years back in OZ, I had several friends who had fully migrated to OZ from Malaysia.

 

Ask them about their nationality, same response from all of them 'I'm Overseas Chinese'.

 

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

Phuket Immigration Office Chief

I'm probably the only one wondering how many of his family members are in the same business.

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1 hour ago, wendyfromoz said:

what? you cant use your own photographer in Thailand?

These are professional photographers. Nothing to stop your own family and friends snapping away if they travelled with you.

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1 hour ago, Pattaya46 said:

The article didn't say that they (all) are Chinese,

just that "they have been conducting work contracted in China"

So it’s safe to assume they’re French?

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Last trip to Phuket in the afternoon there was a wedding photo shoot going on in front of us on the beach. About an hour of various poses and some amusing pics of the bride trying to jump into the air. 

 

Finally they left and we thought we had some peace and quiet. About an hour later the same photographer was back with another couple for some sunset pics. 

 

Not sure if it’s the same outfit but my guess is they’ve been the source of complaints until the police finally took action.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Jimi007 said:


No one can work on a tourist visa or retirement visa. And a work permit is required for most everything, including volunteer work.

The new law allows voluntary charity work to be done without a work permit. 

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3 hours ago, anterian said:

So based on this if an infirm foreigner visits Thailand with his private nurse, on tourist visas, that nurse would be breaking the law. 

Don't think so, a wheelchair, as evidence, is less attractive than  4 or 5 professional cameras with various pro grade lenses...

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6 minutes ago, Card said:

The new law allows voluntary charity work to be done without a work permit. 

Are you sure about that, I don't recall seeing that mentioned.

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