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It is extremely difficult for a farang to live and work in Thailand without becoming involved in something illegal or unethical (although some take to it with a bit more vigour than others).
No, it is not.
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Something fishy..

34 yrs old.. Been selling property there for 5 yrs... Had developed a 7 story condo.. Had lost 20 million Baht....

Was he a lottery winner, Internet millionaire, Trust fund kid or was his Thai wife rich ?

Seems a awful lot of money made in a very short period of time

Very interesting my friend. I've learned from my work it's very easy for unlawfull foreigners to settle here, specially in holiday places like Phuket and Pattaya. The Thai government are aware of a few because their countries asked the local government to deport them back to face their charges but for some reason it get's forgotten. You really on a interesting point...

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It is extremely difficult for a farang to live and work in Thailand without becoming involved in something illegal or unethical (although some take to it with a bit more vigour than others).
No, it is not.

of course not.What a ridiculous statement.
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But just because you carry a weapon doesn't mean you are a criminal and/or dealing with criminals. 

True, but sure as eggs are oval it don't mean you are dealing with the Salvation Army either. Very few ordinary people, leading ordinary lives carry firearms. Such people may have guns at home in case of a break in but few go about their business tooled up.

Sure it is possible to do business in Thailand and be ethical and straight as a die but, in some business ventures, it is easier and the deals are made quicker if you bend with the wind.

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It is extremely difficult for a farang to live and work in Thailand without becoming involved in something illegal or unethical (although some take to it with a bit more vigour than others).
No, it is not.

of course not.What a ridiculous statement.

As I said some take to it with more vigour than others but lets play 'I have never.......' for the hypothetical farang:-

driven whilst over the limit or without the correct licence

used nominees in a company set up

underdeclared earnings

had the incorrect visa for the purpose of visit

worked without a work permit that correctly and fully describes the real work that i do

paid a bribe

just of the top of my head, there are of course many more

a farang simply cannot live and work in thailand and be 100% straight - i am not making any qualative judgement either way by saying that

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CRIME is growing on Phuket in 2009 and the island's small police force is at full stretch, the Phuket Police Commander, Major General Apirak Hongtong, said today. His comments came after a Thai man aged about 40 was shot dead around 10pm last night in a killing on Sakdideat Road, which runs between Phuket City and Cape Panwa.

Full report at Phuketwan.com: http://phuketwan.com/tourism/fourth-murder...-full-strectch/

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It's sad, but 100 % true!

Who does'nt recognise that, looks through redrose glasses!

No, it is not true.

Who claims something like this is looking through black glasses.

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KATHU, PHUKET: Kathu Police have arrested five men in connection with the murder in Phuket of Canadian real estate developer Francis Alex Degioanni.

One man was arrested yesterday and a further four today, following the issuance of arrest warrants. Police were unwilling to release the suspects’ names at the time of filing this report.

It is understood that the mastermind behind the murder is not among those arrested.

Kathu Police Superintendent Grissak Songmoonnark said that police are now confident that the killing was motivated by a business dispute.

Col Grissak added that the police are still hunting additional gang members in and outside of Phuket.

(phuket Gazette)

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At 9pm Friday March 6, eight men are being questioned at Kathu Police Station and about to be presented to the media.

Updating report at Phuketwan.com

Earlier report:

PHUKET police say that eight arrests have been made in the murder investigation of the shooting of a Canadian property developer in Patong.

The island's police chief, Major General Apirak Hongtong, said today that seven of the arrests were made in Bangkok while the eighth was made in Petchaburi, a province between the capital and the resort town of Hua Hin.

The man arrested in Petchaburi is believed to have surrendered to police.

He is being brought to Phuket by helicopter while most of the other seven are being held ''in a safe house'' on Phuket, Major General Apirak said.

He said the eight included the shooter and the gang behind the killing.

Governor Dr Preecha Ruangjan told Phuketwan today that the police deserved credit for a successful investigation. He said he had spoken to the chief of police every day about the case.

Full story: Patong Murder: Police Arrest Eight in 'Gang'

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Another update....

A WOMAN from Singapore ordered the killing of a Canadian property developer in Patong, police told the media tonight.

The woman, Diana Goh Li Fun, 32, told police that the Canadian had borrowed money from her then pretended that he owed her nothing.

Because she was broke and he refused to repay the money, she borrowed 1.5 million baht from a friend in Singapore to have him murdered, police allege.

Full Story: Patong Murder: Singapore Woman Accused

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Interestingly, the link above to the Phuket Wan news report about the arrest of the suspects in the murder of the Canadian has a second related article there on their web site...

The Phuket police commander is saying the BKK professional hit man hired in the Canadian's case supposedly has confessed to being hired by a Thai to do another killing of a different (second) expat in Phuket after he had finished the first one (the second hit now having been averted). There's an entire separate article on that here.

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