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5 minutes ago, Snow Leopard said:

Well, they say "Any press is good press". Not in this case. This was the days before trial by social media. Think about what will be going on between her FB and whatever else in France. Phuket police and Thailand will be getting a hammering. 

 

Just stupid, Talk about greedy and overzealous. Why use tact and diplomacy when you can use a sledgehammer. 

Most readers on Facebook won't be as outraged as you, or other responders here.

Some may not consider a holiday in Phuket as a result, but others would make a 

note about the dangers of vaping there.

 

Most folk would be put off by the strong baht, although 1st timers probably don't

know about the times when the currency was weaker and would still think of

Thailand as a good holiday destination.

 

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Breaking the law

 

Thailand provides an option regarding some minor infringements, pay a local fine at the police station to avoid clogging up the court system. Or insist on going to court.

 

This lady it would appear insisted on being processed through the courts and the system

 

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as a reminder to all, if you are at a police station in thailand and are offered the opportunity to pay a fine and leave the station, pay the fine.  no matter how outrageous it might seem.  you may feel you've done nothing wrong but you are in the police station and likely are not leaving unless the fine is paid. 

 

i'm trying to figure why she chose to pay bail (which was supposedly returned to her) and stay for a court date, rather than pay the 40,000thb.  she was going to have to pay for lodging, food, etc... while she waited for the court date plus miss her flight.  so likely pay at least 40,000thb just to make the court date and get a new flight.  in many cases people don't have the money to pay the fine, but it appears she (and/or the family) had the money.  i don't understand the analysis on her part.

 

 

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Ah tell you boys and girls-Thailand is such a FUN place.If they don't get you with the cards, the dominoes,the twerking,satanic dartboards and intransigent goldfish..

 

They can just wait out the 30 days and clobber you with road rage,rabies,the yellow jack or dengue fever as well..

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12 minutes ago, shy coconut said:

Most readers on Facebook won't be as outraged as you, or other responders here.

Some may not consider a holiday in Phuket as a result, but others would make a 

note about the dangers of vaping there.

 

Most folk would be put off by the strong baht, although 1st timers probably don't

know about the times when the currency was weaker and would still think of

Thailand as a good holiday destination.

 

I hear what you are saying but I have seen this first hand for myself. I work in Dubai. For a few years a fantastic tourist destination from the UK. Then someone gets heavy-handed. Negative press starts. Now the UK press run Dubai down wherever there is a hint of a negative story.

Thailand is not exactly in the good books either in the UK. I know in this case it is France but they have a press to. 

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