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Video: Good as gold! Thai cops get flak for accepting 20K necklaces from shop owner

 

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Thai social media was in meltdown after a video emerged of eight Nong Khai cops each getting a one baht weight gold necklace from a Nong Khai gold shop owner. 

 

The video shows the cheering and drooling cops - one even behind the barred counter of the shop itself - getting their New Year "presents". Each necklace is worth about 20,000 baht.

 

Sanook said that comment online fell into two distinct camps.

 

Camp #1 asked if that was even legal. Under article 103 wasn't it illegal for employees of the state to accept gifts over 3,000 baht in value?, they asked.

 

Camp #2 said it was not a bribe, merely a gift to encourage officers to continue doing a good job.

 

More about this story as we hear of it. 

 

Source: Sanook

 
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Exchanged for cash before they left the gold shop, or will they be taken to another shop and sold?

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35 minutes ago, HalfLight said:

The simple answer: sack the officers, no pension, put them on a blacklist. The next police won't be quite so keen to accept a bribe

Really, and do you think there might be a lack of police if bribery is banned? 

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I feel sad for the lady that she ran out of brown envelopes. She clearly has not sense of the correct way to package bribes things

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34 minutes ago, Rugon said:

Really, and do you think there might be a lack of police if bribery is banned? 

 

With respect, I think that is a moot and non-useful comment. Pay decent wages and there will always be Thais who want to be policemen. I had frankly not expected a TVF member to suggest that bribery should not be abolished because it might make the job less attractive to Thais.

 

 

 

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I caught that on TV yesterday. I thought it was a particularly banal comedy soap opera - Best Beloved had the sound turned down so I didn't notice the absence of bells, whistles and comic hooters. The gurning policemen seemed to fit the bill...

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2 hours ago, neeray said:

I think the shop lady was just insuring her future security.

 

The "boys" made quite the jerks of themselves.

They don't have to try hard to be jerks....

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7 minutes ago, ChrisY1 said:

They don't have to try hard to be jerks....

Hardly have to try at all... <grumble>

 

 

 

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