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Thai motorcycle taxi drivers block Thai-Malaysian border to protest tighter immigration checks

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Thai motorcycle taxi drivers block Thai-Malaysian border to protest tighter immigration checks

 

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About 50 Thai motorcycle taxi drivers blocked the Thai-Malaysian border checkpoint Sunday morning to protest what they allege are stricter immigration checks by Malaysian immigration officials.

 

The taxi drivers have been bringing Thai tourists from the Thai side of the border in Songkhla’s Sadao district to the duty-free shops in Malaysia’s Padang Besar.

 

The temporary blockade delayed several buses and cars carrying dozens of Malaysian tourists planning visits to Hat Yai. Thai immigration police, army troops and local administration officials intervened and persuaded the taxi drivers to lift their blockade.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/thai-motorcycle-taxi-drivers-block-thai-malaysian-border-to-protest-tighter-immigration-checks/

 

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-- © Copyright Thai PBS 2019-02-18

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Stricter immigration checks by Malaysia...…….....does that happen elsewhere?

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Perchance those lovely, accommodating, non-bigoted Malaysian folks are just checking to ensure that no Israeli Passport Holders, having visited Thailand are attempting to slip across the border, in flagrant violation of

Ze Malay Race Relations Committee Order To keep those pesky Jewish types out ?

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Not sure what is going on. My last border-bounce to Cambodia I was no longer allowed to cross to the duty-free in Cambodia to buy booze. I had to use a facilitator-bootlegger who took his cut. My guess is the duty-free shops are not kicking enough into immigration bigwigs pockets.

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Uh Oh ! Why does the topic  link insist on taking me here. What happened to   the  big  bikeres  bit?

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1 hour ago, Dumbastheycome said:

Uh Oh ! Why does the topic  link insist on taking me here. What happened to   the  big  bikeres  bit?

And just how big were these bikers?

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