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BANGKOK 23 May 2019 01:50
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Koh Samui: German says he paid 800,000 baht to operate his unlicensed villa

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40 minutes ago, baansgr said:

Whats the cost of a hotel licence anyway?.....more than 800,850?

16,000 to apply and the cost of any alterations that may be required to comply.

Lack of parking space is one reason why many villas wont/can’t comply under the laws.

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

unable to produce a licence, building permit or guest registration books.

No building permit: sounds to me like the building has to be torn down.

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1 hour ago, bluesofa said:
1 hour ago, petermik said:

Saw this on MCOT news last night....some army bigwig turns up some time ago telling him that the building is illegal unless he deposits 800,000 baht in his wifes bank account which the german guy does with proof..bank transfer and photos of the soldier and his wife.....now the sh*t hits the fan again and someone in the military has some awkward questions to answer   :whistling:

So he thinks he's taken precautions.

I wonder if he's taken the precaution of wearing a bullet-proof vest that will withstand Thai army issued ammunition?

Bullet-proof vests are war equipment thus illegal to possess.

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2 minutes ago, zhangxifu said:
1 hour ago, bluesofa said:

So he thinks he's taken precautions.

I wonder if he's taken the precaution of wearing a bullet-proof vest that will withstand Thai army issued ammunition?

Bullet-proof vests are war equipment thus illegal to possess.

Aw, you spoiled my witty repost!

I did wonder how long it might before someone pointed that (Thai) truth out.

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1 hour ago, baansgr said:

Whats the cost of a hotel licence anyway?.....more than 800,850?

 

The licence really just costs 20,000 baht, but the price charged varies from place to place but can be millions.

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US$62 per night, for a four level villa with a 20 m pool, a free Jeep and free and unlimited use of a 'maxibar'.

 

Gosh that seems a lot for the money. 

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A lot of Germans like to complain about taxation and immigration policies in their own country, but then they come to Thailand and do the dumbest things imaginable. 

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14 minutes ago, Hank Gunn said:

“Respect to the law and how culture in Thailand operates.”? 

 

Give me me a break. There is no rule of law in Thailand. It’s money above everything else that personifies Thai culture. And before you label me some “Thai Basher” (a silly euphemism often applied to those who speak the truth on this forum) in less than 2 years back in Thailand after living with me in the US, my Thai wife is in the process of being cheated out of land that’s been in her family for decades, and has had to pay thousands of baht to corrupt government officials for a building permit for an extension to our house. I might add that while our extension was built to code, our next door neighbor built a similar extension but did clearly outside of code/illegally. No skin off my/our teeth as it doesn’t impact us, but spare us the drivel about “respect for law and Thai culture.”

 

Bribing an official is a crime which carries a maxmium sentence of 5 years in prision, you want to moan about corruption, stop fueling it you hypocrite.

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He’s at fault here for not getting a license....he obviously knew the payout was not for a license but his stupidity in thinking the payment would prevent others to ask for proper proof....

 

While he got scammed, he is still liable for operating an unlicensed hotel and not following compliance procedures....

 

two separate issues...

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2 hours ago, Tropicalevo said:

I am sure that it was a voluntary donation to the Hard Pressed Wives of Generals charity foundation

Pension Fund

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