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17 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

some of the people that post on TV seem to think that overstaying is a good old joke on the Thai process and people, a bit of a laugh, not really that serious.  Perhaps that's one of the reasons why immigration give the rest of us a hard time on occasions. A mandatory few days in jail if you don't have a really good reason for overstay (medical emergency, delayed and cancelled flight etc)  is better than a paltry fine. 

Yup, most westerners would laugh in the face of a $40 fine for a few days overstay but change their tune pretty quickly when they end up in the IDC with the general population...
 

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8 minutes ago, Vacuum said:

Are you telling me this is the normal procedure for tourists that missed their visa due date by a couple of days?

 

No, the normal would be to pay your overstay (500 baht/day) at the airport when you're leaving the country. Perhaps this was what he had in mind?

 

You do not turn yourself in for a couple of days overstay.

 

And just to clearify; I'm not defending the guy, just reacting to the jail time he got for a slight overstay.

 

 

We don't know enough about his individual circumstances to decide if it's harsh or not. It is quite possible that he arrived here without an onward airfare - many visa on arrival you don't ever have to show that proof, or perhaps he was intending on heading across a land border to leave so he didn't have an airfare out of Thailand. Hence, it is quite likely he is being detained while all that gets arranged? They can't exactly just deport him to Cambodia or Laos, and these arrangements don't generally get made in a huge hurry when things like embassies are involved. 

 

It would seem to me he didn't have anything in mind except for the poor object of his desires in Lamai? Either way, he played a stupid game with immigration and he won a stupid prize.  

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5 hours ago, Lucius verus said:

For once I agree with immigration.

No excuses for the clog guy.

Many Europeans think Thailand is an open brothel where any female  or boy is for sale. Its not.

Most Thai  women with a good life & career aren't interested in farangs.

Dutchy should of stuck with the isaan bargirls.

I agree that the majority of people in Thailand are not employed in the "tourist trade"

But then again it depends what street you're walking down !!

there are streets & then there are streets if you get my meaning!

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20 minutes ago, hotchilli said:

I agree that the majority of people in Thailand are not employed in the "tourist trade"

But then again it depends what street you're walking down !!

Walking street?

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10 minutes ago, kingstonkid said:

Sammy, we actually have enough information.

 

He was originally being arrested for being a nuisance at the hotel.

If he had a valid visa that would have seen him moved to a different location and told to stay away.

Problem is that he was harassing a Thai as well as disrupting the hotel and inconveniencing the guests.  This in itself could warrant a night at the police staiion to calm him down and help him gain perspective.

He compounded that by being on overstay.  

So the police now have someone that it is a couple of days overstay but overstay is overstay and is seen as a threat or menace to a hotel, it's guests and staff.

 

Add everything up and it gets you a few nights in jail.

 

I actually wish that more countries did this to men that were stalking or harassing women.

 

Agreed. Deserved everything he got. I reckon it must happen a lot over here. Guys who think they're god's gift to women because some bar girls pay them attention, so they start relentlessly hitting on hotel staff etc

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Its people like this that give foreigner's a bad name, pestering a young lady at her work place to the point where its actually not only upsetting her but other guests of the resort!  There is nothing more annoying than people like this, good radiance and I hope he never comes back.  

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6 hours ago, Vacuum said:

A bit harsh, getting thrown in jail for a few days overstay.

Why he has broken the law- sadly he probably was not a member of Thaivisa- then endless and endless threads would have advised him never to get arrested on overstay. 

Youth is vastly overrated.

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7 hours ago, Thaiwrath said:

A complete disaster waiting to happen.

Immigration has done him a favour !

obsessive compulsive ect ect................

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