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BANGKOK 24 June 2019 22:14
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Thai navy boards cabin of fugitive 'seasteaders' facing death penalty

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6 minutes ago, Formaleins said:

I don't think the Navy has anything to do with the Army, they are (or were) two totally different factions. It wasn't that many years ago since the Thai Navy took the Thai PM hostage on one of its ships offshore and then the army came along and started blowing them out of the water- The PM survived, but the army were never really concerned with his safety, they just wanted to put the Navy in their place.

Point taken but you're kind of splitting hairs here. I seem to recall reading that Prawit had a hand in this seastead debacle. Prawit is army.

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death penalty seems a bit extreme?  if i walk outdoors with no shirt on as a male. what is the fine for that.  public urination ?

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2 hours ago, neeray said:

This extreme threat, lacking in any diplomacy, is just one more blow to Thai tourism.

"Thai navy boards cabin of fugitive 'seasteaders' facing death penalty"

 

The above headline has been all over North American news for days, front and centre. Words like

"facing death penalty" would hardly be conducive to creating a warm and fuzzy feeling, as it relates to vacationing in Thailand. Perhaps a bit extreme. Why not hold back on the threat.

Noteworthy: There has been other negative stories of late. Gang them all together and it doesn't sound like a very safe place to visit.

What's the charge? 

 

Maybe the offence is related to piracy, although the UK repealed the death sentence for murder in 1965 it was still applicable to treason and piracy until 1998.

 

I doubt the guy if prosecuted would get much time inside, this in more about Thailand proving it's sovereignty.

 

What next, Tony Blackburn moored up off Pattaya???

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You have to believe this is more an issue of untapped oil deposits in the waters surrounding Thailand than anything.  Nip in the bud the possibility of someone claiming mineral rights before that becomes an issue.  

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or, why not just wait for the first decent storm?

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Most disappointing! In view of the imminent danger that this seastead poses to Thailand, I expected the Government to authorise the Navy to show some of its might - a submarine and a flotilla of other fully armed vessels!

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Are the authorities aware that the entire world (maybe except North Korea) has access to the internet and everyone is eagerly waiting to be fed the latest joke coming from Thailand?

If they would not go public with all that they would not paint themselves into the proverbial corner all the time. 13 miles out would be international waters and if there is a couple willing to enjoy the social life on high sea, then let them. Alternatively arrest them according to the law (wondering where that particular illegality is dealt with) yet "death sentence" clearly communicates to 99% of the internet reader yet another hammer. 

Well, we can look forward to another few days of breaking news on this issue while I hope they are already cooking up the next little soup for us to enjoy! 

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1 hour ago, anterian said:

I thought Thailand likes to be a hub, seasteading is a trending concept, Thailand should be embracing it, building and servicing seasteads. 

Very true, especially since Thailand was an early player in the concept. 

 

Pattaya's ocean side of Walking St has been something of a "seastead" for years.

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along with his partner Supranee Thepdet, whose Facebook page describes her as a "Bitcoin expert,Trader, Chef, seastead Pioneer".

 

"Bitcoin expert"?  "Trader"? "Chef"? "seastead Pioneer"?

 

So, a loony criminal who sells worthless currency to other people and occasionally cooks a meal or two?

 

If you don't want to obey the laws of Thailand, put your "seastead" in the middle of the ocean.

 

Wait.  That would mean they couldn't travel easily to Thailand in order to take advantage of everything Thailand has to offer.

 

Lazy freeloaders. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

 

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I tend to like this. All these clowns who invent their own legal loopholes (usually to avoid taxes) deserve exactly this kind of curb stomping. 

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If you have the money he supposedly has why not just live on a Yacht?  It would be nicer than that thing.

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