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Tourist police demanded 2,000 baht back-hander after illegal guide claim, says Twitter user

 

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A Thai woman went on Twitter to claim that a friend who took a foreigner to visit Wat Pho was forced to pay 2,000 baht tea money to the tourist police after they were accused of being an illegal guide. 

 

The Twitter user said no receipt was issued. The police have denied it but the head of the tourist police in Bangkok has set up a committee of inquiry. 

 

Illegal guides can be jailed for a year and/or fined 100,000 baht. There have been many crackdowns in recent years notes Thaivisa.

 

In this case Siam Rath reported that a security guard at the popular Bangkok temple had alerted the authorities that there was an illegal guide operating without ID. 

 

Their report suggested that the person who took the foreigner to Wat Pho denied acting as a guide at all. They claimed they had been hired for 6 hours at 600 baht an hour just to take pictures. 

 

But they claimed 2,000 baht changed hands to effect their release. 

 

The police said they took the person to Phra Ratchawang police station but they were let off with a warning. The police believed they were indeed acting as an illegal guide. 

 

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Picture: Siam Rath

 

Chief of the tourist police Pol Lt-Gen Chettha Komonwanthana has ordered a full and transparent investigation into the allegations that a back hander was paid. 

 

Senior police spokesman Pol Col Krissana Pattanacharoen said that it was no defence to say that guides didn't know the rules. 

 

Sources: Manager Online | Siam Rath

 

 

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Another reason for some to by-pass Thailand, the corruption added to everything else is just killing the golden goose.

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6 minutes ago, hotchilli said:

Another reason for some to by-pass Thailand, the corruption added to everything else is just killing the golden goose.

The golden goose died years ago.

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so, the next time some farang wakes up with the Sun,

and his new Bargfinedgirlfriend from the night before; takes him out to see the sights!

 

 - these possibilities are endless for the fine-guide-scam 

 

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18 hours ago, scorecard said:

Yes, received 600Baht to take the foreigner there to take photos but I'm not a guide.

 

Make up your mind, you can't have it both ways.

A girl meets a guy in a bar. They go to a hotel for the night. In the morning the guy gives a girl 2000 baht for the sick baby she has.  She's not a prostitute.

 

Same thing. This girl was hired to take photos, not be a guide.

 

A lot of girls on dating sites advertise the fact that they will show the guy around Thailand. I guess they travel around, she tells him about the places, sleep together and in the end the guy pays some kind of fee. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, petedk said:

A girl meets a guy in a bar. They go to a hotel for the night. In the morning the guy gives a girl 2000 baht for the sick baby she has.  She's not a prostitute.

 

Same thing. This girl was hired to take photos, not be a guide.

 

A lot of girls on dating sites advertise the fact that they will show the guy around Thailand. I guess they travel around, she tells him about the places, sleep together and in the end the guy pays some kind of fee. 

 

 

Was she hired to take photos or is it more correct to say she was hired for 600Baht to guide the hirer to agreed places so that the hirer could take the photos he/she wanted? 

 

 

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