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4 hours ago, allanos said:

TV members frequently seem to take delight in the misfortunes of others, rather than taking the position that "there but for the grace of God, go I". The Germans have a great word for this unfortunate affliction in people who have no charity in their hearts - Schadenfreude!

I havent noticed anyone taking "delight" in this guys misfortune .

When he was on overstay , I have been to Bangkok four times to get a new passport and been on about 150 visa runs , whilst he choose not to .

He made his choice and I have done many 20 hour bus journeys and he hasnt  .

   And its not really "misfortune" . as its solely his own doing   

   

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6 hours ago, BritManToo said:

Never tell anyone who you are, where you live, your phone number or the status of your VISA.

I learned that a few years back, allegedly there's even one poster on TV who likes to email DWP about Brit pensioners living in Thailand

No problem at all, I always provide them your personal data 😏

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11 hours ago, Bert got kinky said:

Immigration are unable to keep track on over-stayers, despite what they might claim

This is why they need our help to carry out the 90 day and TM30 reports (or at least a fine in their place).

In Thailand it is only the law abiding who get treated like criminals.

Totally agree.

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RE - British expat and Hua Hin bar owner arrested on eight year overstay

 

RE - Caption: Arrest of man from the land of gentlemen (Britain) Visa ran out 7 years ago. Sneakily running a bar in Hua Hin

 

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What does +/- 1 year from or to … :whistling:

 

 

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2 hours ago, Derek B said:

Someone who might want his bar business - maybe?

Nope - It was his bar staff who alerted the police because they were worried when he didn't show up in the bar over time and locked himself inside his home drinking and mourned his wifes demise ...

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1 hour ago, sanemax said:

I havent noticed anyone taking "delight" in this guys misfortune .

When he was on overstay , I have been to Bangkok four times to get a new passport and been on about 150 visa runs , whilst he choose not to .

He made his choice and I have done many 20 hour bus journeys and he hasnt  .

   And its not really "misfortune" . as its solely his own doing   

   

Not that easy for someone working in the night and sleeping in the day … :whistling:

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Feel for the man. A tough situation mentally is just getting tougher. Don’t blame the thais or anyone. But feel like this man is in a dark place and I hope he comes out of it a better man. 

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1 hour ago, from the home of CC said:

is that what is being reported?

 

From the opening sentence of the OP news report:

 

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Banmuang reported that following complaints a team from Prachuap Khiri Khan immigration arrested a 50 year old British man by the name of Michael Gary Doyle on Thursday. 

 

Focus on the phrase... "following complaints"...  That's certainly what it would appear to have been that triggered the guy's arrest.

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16 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

From the opening sentence of the OP news report:

 

 

Focus on the phrase... "following complaints"...  That's certainly what it would appear to have been that triggered the guy's arrest.

You could be right, wasn't blowing you up, just thought you might of had additional info. I tend to have some reservations on information passed on here..

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14 hours ago, Peterw42 said:

Isn't that the rational behind TM30/90 day crackdowns, they can now, in theory, keep better track of over-stayers. Stories like this validates immigration getting tougher,  

The guy should have kept up with immigration, but what a stunning achievement for Thai immigration! They busted an unassuming geezer who was harming no one, created no real problems, supported a Thai until she died, ran a business which no doubt employed Thai people. And then they parade him before the cameras as if he were John Dillinger. 

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His passport expired in 2011. Why did he not ask for a new passport at the embassy ? Only explanation he is wanted in the UK for something. 

 

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1 hour ago, Benroon said:

eh ? You walked into the post office to send a letter and they asked you for your passport ? 

 

 

That make sense as to stay legal in Thailand you need a valid visa and if not valid you shouldn't be there and of the same reason you could not send any letter from Thailand … :thumbsup:

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3 minutes ago, balo said:

His passport expired in 2011. Why did he not ask for a new passport at the embassy ? Only explanation he is wanted in the UK for something. 

 

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Not the only explanation - If he walked in at the UK Embassy in BKK and requested a New Passport without to have a valid visa would not have been the smartest to do … :thumbsup:

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