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BANGKOK 21 July 2019 03:39
Jonathan Fairfield

Big Oud promises swift action against immigration officials over Fast Track scandal

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Big Oud promises swift action against immigration officials over Fast Track scandal

 

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The acting head of immigration - Lt-Gen Sompong "Big Oud" Chingduang - has promised quick and decisive action against any of his officers if they are caught up in the Fast Track scandal at Bangkok's main airport. 

 

He has also indicated that if the entire Premium Lane facility at Suvarnabhumi is scrapped Immigration is ready to help out. 

 

The Premium Lane (Fast Track) has just been reined in to cater just to First and Business class passengers, embassy staff and people like the elderly and the handicapped.

 

Prior to this tickets issued for an initial price of 18 to 35 baht were being traded among agents and others for up to 1,000 baht a time. People were skimming off millions of baht. 

 

Big Oud said that Region 2 immigration were investigating if any of his officers were involved in the scandal. 

 

He personally could not accept it if they were, he said, and he would ensure that they faced immediate action.

 

He said that the Fast Track facility is a standard feature at airports around the world and it would be hard to get rid of the service completely. 

 

But if it was scrapped entirely he promised that immigration would step in to provide that extra level of help and convenience to passengers. 

 

Source: INN

 

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35 minutes ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

The acting head of immigration - Lt-Gen Sompong "Big Oud" Chingduang - has promised quick and decisive action against any of his officers if they are caught up in the Fast Track scandal at Bangkok's main airport. 

Surely doesn't that mean in 'proper' Engrish:

"Destroy any incriminating evidence you have now, or suffer the consequences", instead of just getting on with it and not publicising it first?

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That´s great! Good that he start somewhere. After this, can he have 100 master classes (each 1 h) with all Immigration Offices so they all work after the same rule book?

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1 minute ago, KhaoYai said:

All of the issues with immigration and they hit on this?

You know how it works: deflect, deflect, deflect.

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10 minutes ago, Ozman52 said:

Why should those who can afford expensive seats on planes be given priority at immigration?

Didn't say they should, but lot of "do you know who I ams" use it.

 

They will kick off and some of them do actually do have the influence to make life uncomfortable for those p***ing them off.

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11 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

And then I woke up...

Yep! He himself could probably not manage to make 100 classes with the same information. 😆

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"...immigration would step in to provide that extra level of help and convenience to passengers."

 

Good luck with that. I am not sure these words are in the Immigration Officer dictionary... unless of course there is something in it for someone.

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