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BANGKOK 22 March 2019 03:17
Neeranam

Is offering tea money a crime?

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I am asking this question as I've a lot of friends that ask me what to do with their pensioners and marriage extensions when they don't have the money required

 

 

Personally. I know what I would do and what other long term exists friends do, but don't want to advise on a forum, if it is against the law.

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Just now, FritsSikkink said:

It is called a bribe and yes that is a crime.

Do you know what the penalty is?

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11 minutes ago, FritsSikkink said:

It is called a bribe and yes that is a crime.

Correct

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6 minutes ago, Percy P said:

Correct

How about,

A gift in return for a future favour. ?????

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Offering tea is illegal. Due to the clampdown on police you'll notice they wear headcams on their helmets these days at traffic stops.   Image result for thai policeman with head cam on helmet

 

 

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27 minutes ago, Rally123 said:

Offering tea is illegal. Due to the clampdown on police you'll notice they wear headcams on their helmets these days at traffic stops.   Image result for thai policeman with head cam on helmet

 

 

I wonder what is more serious.  A policeman asking for tea money, or a person offering tea money.

Has anyone ever been arrested or fined for offering tea money to the police, including immigration?

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Offering tea is illegal. Due to the clampdown on police you'll notice they wear headcams on their helmets these days at traffic stops.   thail-police-officer-with-a-helmet-mounted-go-pro-camera-thailand-GDRGNC.jpg&key=a1db5cbfa87ce86ab06476e7f3c08be9970f1c2b49ee8084a19993af516bf44b
 
 
These batteries die after about 1-1.5 hours, so they are just a deterrent really.

For the Op, innocently offer to pay a fee

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2 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

In many SEA countries it's entirely normal to hire an agent to get your VISA.

No need to ever see immigration officials.

Normal, but illegal.

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1 hour ago, Neeranam said:

Do you know what the penalty is?

The Thai Criminal Code criminalizes both active and passive bribery. For example, according to Section 144, the punishment that may be imposed for the bribing an official is imprisonment up to 5 years or a fine of 10,000 THB, or both. This includes even the offering of a bribe to a policeman or other official can result in jail time.

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