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Filipino teacher at center of abuse allegations: He was on tourist visa and had no Work Permit

 

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The Filipino English teacher at the center of allegations that he assaulted a kindergarten student at a top school in Nonthaburi was staying in Thailand on a 30 day tourist visa. 

 

He also had no work permit. 

 

The case prompted Nonthaburi immigration to go to Sarasas Witaed Ratchapreuk School in Pak Kret to check up on all 74 foreigners working there. The rest were found to be in Thailand legally.

 

Other media have suggested operations at Sarasas schools are being investigated by an education committee.

 

The case of "Teacher Marvin" came to light from CCTV after furious parents went to the school following another case of abuse from a Thai woman teacher. 

 

Daily News reported that Nonthaburi immigration and Chaiyapreuk police went to the school to find Marvin but he was not there nor was he at his home address in Muang District of Pathum Thani. 

 

Yesterday afternoon he surrendered to immigration.

 

Pol Lt-Col Thiitiwat  Richanukoon said he was on a 30 day tourist visa. Social services were talking to the child at the center of the abuse allegations.

 

Sanook reported that Marvin, 25, denied assaulting the child saying that he had taken him by the arm off to the toilet because he had a runny nose. 

 

It has been alleged after CCTV footage emerged that the child was pulled away by the arm and manhandled inappropriately.

 

Sanook said that he entered Thailand on January 26th on a tourist visa and used the general amnesty for tourists until September 26th.

 

His request to stay until October 26th was under consideration. 

 

He started work at Sarasas on July 16th without a work permit. The school has said that he was on a trial and was not officially hired.

 

He was, however, being paid 20,000 baht a month to teach English in the kindergarten.

 

Sarasas has dozens of affiliated schools nationwide and elsewhere in the media it has been reported that investigations into their activities are now beginning.

 

On Tuesday it was announced that OPEC - the Office of the Private Education Commission - had set up a committee to investigate all 42 Sarasas schools

 

Sanook said that there are 74 foreign teachers at Sarasas in Nonthaburi of which 65 are Filipino and others come from Korea, Russia, Ireland, Australia, Pakistan, Colombia, South Africa and Egypt. 

 

They were found to all have English teaching visas and work permits.

 

Marvin however did not and is now being prosecuted and is in the custody of the Chaiyapreuk police.

 

Sources: Daily News | Sanook

 

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But the Thai school gave him the job and a salary! Who is wrong here?

God knows why they always have to change the story. I have the video and I have seen it. The Filipino just happened to be in the class. The person who abused the kid was a Thai teacher and she was eve

Not one native speaker, then. 

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Sanook said that there are 74 foreign teachers at Sarasas in Nonthaburi of which 65 are Filipino and others come from Korea, Russia, Ireland, Australia, Pakistan, Colombia, South Africa and Egypt. 

 

 If the allegations are true, deport him and make sure that he never enters a classroom in Thailand again. 

 

 

   

 

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

check up on all 74 foreigners working there. The rest were found to be in Thailand legally.

1 out of 74.

73 out of 74 are all legit and fully legal. 

 

What are the chances? 🙄

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Just now, iamsano said:

God knows why they always have to change the story. I have the video and I have seen it. The Filipino just happened to be in the class. The person who abused the kid was a Thai teacher and she was even beaten by the kid's dad. She was even in hospital. She abused the kid. Few days later the parents came to school because the kid told them. Now the story is not anymore about the thai teacher who abused..and some people here just believe in anything they see online 

Well you are wrong, what about the video which is on here, showing the Filipino abusing a boy?

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