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RTP warns tourists about the dangers of Thailand after tourism minister says it's "completely safe"

 

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A spokesman for the Royal Thai police warned tourists and foreign business people about the dangers of Thailand following a 3.6 million baht theft apparently by a taxi driver from a drunk Chinese man. 

 

The warning comes in stark contrast to written comments made earlier in the week by the tourism minister claiming that Thailand was "a completely safe environment". 

 

Pol Col Krissana Patanacharoen was commenting on social media reports about the theft from Zhong Ai that took place on September 1st but has only just come to light in the media. 

 

INN reported that the tourist had been drinking with friends at RCA and when he was drunk got in a taxi in the early hours of the morning asking to be taken to a condo in Ekkamai Soi 30.

 

Klong Tan police said the tourist did not remember the number of the cab.

 

He fell asleep and recovered his senses to find himself lying next to the C Ekkamai condominium in Ekkamai Soi 12.

 

Valuables worth 3,621,000 were missing and he went to Klong Tan police. 

 

It was not reported exactly what was missing. 

 

Witnesses at all the places as well as CCTV cameras have been checked to try and get a lead on the taxi and driver who appears to be responsible. 

 

Pol Col Krissana said that crimes such as this had happened many times before. He warned people about being careful when going out drinking at clubs and asked for the help of taxi drivers in being good hosts. 

 

INN quoted him as saying that tourists and business people who come to Thailand should be careful and be vigilant of criminal elements who might commit crime such as this. 

 

New Minister for Tourism and Sports Phiphat Ratachakitprakarn who attended a world class snooker tournament in Lat Prao that started on Monday said in his program notes:

 

"We have relied heavily on sports to convey to the international tourists that Thailand has always been one of the leading tourist destinations in the world with a beautiful heritage, friendly people and a completely safe environment". 

 

Source: INN

 

 
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3 minutes ago, webfact said:

INN quoted him as saying that tourists and business people who come to Thailand should be careful and be vigilant of criminal elements who might commit crime such as this. 

And they should be warned not to carry valuables in excess of $100,000 if they are going out drinking !

That's a lot of booty.

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14 minutes ago, webfact said:

comments made earlier in the week by the tourism minister claiming that Thailand was "a completely safe environment". 

Well that has to go down as one of the most stupid statements ever uttered, flying in the face of all of the evidence and statistics as it does. One wonders whether it is pure idiocy, or the ability to tell outright falsehoods with a straight face that gets these people the job.

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26 minutes ago, webfact said:

The warning comes in stark contrast to written comments made earlier in the week by the tourism minister claiming that Thailand was "a completely safe environment".

Calling a spade a spade, hey? Or as a very few select members on here call it 'Thai bashing'. 

 

Nowhere in this world is completely safe. Getting beaten or mugged, etc, in Thailand isn't a big worry for me. Having to deal with a corrupt system is. 

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

He fell asleep and recovered his senses to find himself lying next to the C Ekkamai condominium in Ekkamai Soi 12.

 

Valuables worth 3,621,000 were missing and he went to Klong Tan police. 

He drunk himself uncounscious, lost valuables worth 3.6 million, still have the nerve to complain. He should be lucky to be alive, and shouldn't have left his mothers house. !doit.

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The amount of 3.6 million Baht is dubious.

 

And, while I hate victim blaming, there are many foreigners - especially many older farang from various countrysides - without much street smarts.

 

And in Thailand, streetsmarts are required. 

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27 minutes ago, Vacuum said:

He drunk himself uncounscious, lost valuables worth 3.6 million, still have the nerve to complain. He should be lucky to be alive, and shouldn't have left his mothers house. !doit.

 

Poor guy, he believed the Tourism minister.

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

Valuables worth 3,621,000 were missing and he went to Klong Tan police.

What the heck did this Chinese bloke have on him? Decked out in real diamonds? Platinum-plated sneakers? Treasury bonds in his rucksack? Did the taxi driver also pull all his 24K gold teeth before escaping?

 

On second thought, someone might be trying to pull a giant scam.

 

Or was the Chinese possibly an Indonesian national of Chinese descent and the loss amounted to 3.6 million RUPEES?

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