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US pensioner arrested for staying in Thailand illegally

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28 minutes ago, RobboR said:

So you are happy for a death sentence to be carried out for a minor indiscretion. 

However, murderers and rapists walk around the country with impunity.

Absolutely staggering opinion to have 

I don't think Thailand is North Korea and no death penalty or gulag for immigration violation. As a foreigner he has no right to mock their immigration rules unless he is doing it for economic reasons. 

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1 hour ago, watcharacters said:

 

The man is lucky.   No matter what penalty the Thai's give him, if  it was up to some members of this board he'd be executed at dawn after a long night of severe torture.

 

 

No, no one has suggested that .

Members have just suggested that he should face the normal  consequences for his actions 

This thread has bought out the extreme exaggerators though

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10 hours ago, sanemax said:

No, no one has suggested that .

Members have just suggested that he should face the normal  consequences for his actions 

This thread has bought out the extreme exaggerators though

Maybe the US Pensioner is being treated harshly because he exposed a potential threat to national security?

IMO the whole issue of 'border runs' would be improved if the nonsense of having to physically enter another was changed as follows :-

It's always been a mystery to me why anyone who gets a 'Departed' stamp on  the Thai side of the border then has to actually enter Laos/Cambodia, pay the Entry Fee and then have their passport (2 pages) stamped, just to re-enter Thailand. IMO anyone being 'stamped out' has fulfilled the Immigration requirement, having arrived at the Immigration border post.

Wouldn't it make more sense to have a  'point of no return' after being stamped out, but before the actual border, so that those wanting to re enter immediately can turn around and go through the usual re entry process. Why not make the re entry fee 50% of the entry fee over in Laos/Cambodia? This would be a source of income to pay for the staffing at the border posts?

 

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On 6/18/2019 at 9:22 AM, champers said:

Looks like intimidation and bullying to me. 5 officers onto 1 OAP. How proud they look.

 

Yep.

 

They're definitely compensating for something.

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On 6/19/2019 at 8:11 AM, onera1961 said:

I don't blame them. They have learned it from American cops when dealing with blacks. 

That's funny...since when do Thais ever learn anything from outside of their borders? They have all the answers for everything already.

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18 hours ago, joebrown said:

Maybe the US Pensioner is being treated harshly because he exposed a potential threat to national security?

IMO the whole issue of 'border runs' would be improved if the nonsense of having to physically enter another was changed as follows :-

It's always been a mystery to me why anyone who gets a 'Departed' stamp on  the Thai side of the border then has to actually enter Laos/Cambodia, pay the Entry Fee and then have their passport (2 pages) stamped, just to re-enter Thailand. IMO anyone being 'stamped out' has fulfilled the Immigration requirement, having arrived at the Immigration border post.

Wouldn't it make more sense to have a  'point of no return' after being stamped out, but before the actual border, so that those wanting to re enter immediately can turn around and go through the usual re entry process. Why not make the re entry fee 50% of the entry fee over in Laos/Cambodia? This would be a source of income to pay for the staffing at the border posts?

Don't be getting all sensible on us now. It is Thailand after all.

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On 6/18/2019 at 8:55 AM, ezzra said:

Me think the fuss is about him sneaking in without going through the proper channels...

Probably forgot where he is and what hes doing..

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