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No place to hide: Immigration’s new biometric system nabs 45,000 overstaying foreigners in Thailand

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They could even use some of the fines money to buy a powerpoint projector..... Saving the planet from all the vinyl they are printing for one time use..... Muppets!! 

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Wonder where else you can buy EU passports? 

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Its interesting that biometrics are being pushed in Thailand as a criminal control issue,  in Saudi as a social control issue, in the UK as an ease to travel and less documentation issue and in China a political control issue.

 

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31 minutes ago, nauseus said:

Wonder where else you can buy EU passports? 

 

31 minutes ago, nauseus said:

Wonder where else you can buy EU passports? 

You dont need to buy them they give em away free! Germany gave a million away to Syrian  Afghani and north African activists in one year. Thousands of immigrants in the UK now have EU passports. The EU/UK passport queue at LHR looks the line at the Afghanistan/Pakistan border. Under Blair the British Labour party cheated in hundreds of thousands of mainly muslim immigrants to change voting patterns and to ' rub their noses in it' ..to  punish white people,  especially working class people who objected to the mass immigration experiment. 

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2 hours ago, Pisdjuk said:

Excellent! Thailand should not be known as a transit camp for foreign criminals and terrorists!

Try Viktor Bout, try Kalid Shiekh Mohammed! Both apprehended in Thailand!

Google them if you don't know who they are.

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Maybe they installed the system in full knowledge of declining western tourists.  Meaning a higher percentage of bad guys coming...

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4 minutes ago, Isaan sailor said:

Maybe they installed the system in full knowledge of declining western tourists.  Meaning a higher percentage of bad guys coming...

Its frightening to think why it took them that long to buy and use it when tourist numbers are half of entire population.

 

But looks like now they are super happy as the amount of money being made in fines paying itself off.;)

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Blimey! An ever bigger success story than the TM30!

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Wake Up, It's all about the money.

This entire story is just a BS PR deflection to justify 2 Billion being spent for military toys.

Think about it, you got a phone that uses a scan of your face or fingerprint to unlock,

using a "biometric system", so how much did your phone cost ?

Think About it

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Biometrics is the future in all developed nations. What's sad is that refugee families are getting nabbed at the airport, while wiser criminals are slipping across land borders and hiding far from any biometric scanner or official that doesn't accept brown envelopes.

 

Still a step in the right direction. The days of jumping on a plane to Taiwan or Thailand to duck a warrant are over.

 

Now if Immigration would just take some time to review the "business" visas of all those Russians and Chinese running around the Kingdom . . . baby steps.

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10 hours ago, Old Croc said:

It's happening now in China.

Check out their Social Credit System, and what they're doing with facial recognition.

Every citizen is being tracked and categorized.

Facial recognition also starting in the USA - if you use Global Entry they just take a picture of you and the receipt has your name, passport etc... 

Some airlines use it to board planes...  

 

If a picture of your face taken in the USA verifies that you are who you are when you hold a EU passport, do you still believe that computers are not connected across borders?

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How does the biometric system at arrival identify an overstay?

Or does the biometric system capture my intent to stay longer?  that would be a ground-breaking system worldwide.

or is that system working at departure and matching arrival and departure dates?  Which would be possible.  But these are overstayers who actually are leaving... still won't catch the overstay inside the country.  So not security benefit.  

 

Another case of weak reporting....

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13 hours ago, Mango Bob said:

So do away with the damn TM 30 and use  biometrics if it so good.  

That's to sensible for this lot.

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13 hours ago, mikebell said:

That's the bottom line.  All laws in Thailand are for the benefit of the enforcers not the country.

So TM30 is just for money raising ?

 

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11 hours ago, Chelseafan said:

To be fair he didn't say 45,000 arrests, he said 45,000 were checked and found to be overstaying. I suspect most of these would be Cambodians, Burmese etc.

 

So nothing to do with Farang then ?

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