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Privacy investigators busy checking on rich men's 'gik'

CHIANG MAI: -- Private investigators are enjoying a boom in Chiang Mai where the relatively new phenomenon of "giks" - casual affairs - is upsetting politicians and businessmen with young girlfriends and mistresses.

One investigator, who would only identify himself as "Chana", heads a team of seven people who spy on girlfriends of the rich.

He started his sleuthing business more than a decade ago, explaining that 70 per cent of his work involves suspected love affairs.

Just 20 per cent involves tracking down bad debts and the rest is standard legal work.

His company receives about 10 "gik" cases a month but can follow up on only half of them because they often take as long as two weeks to resolve, he says.

Most clients are working people such as civil servants, merchants, business owners and politicians, Chana says.

Once, most of his clients were suspicious wives checking on their husbands whom they suspected of cheating.

But today, more and more men want to know what their wives or girlfriends are up to when they are not around.

Teenagers or students are often the "targets" of investigations - especially female students working part time at entertainment venues or the mistresses of rich men, he says.

"Before, it was the wives of rich men hiring us to spy on their husbands.

"But, lately, it's those rich men - politicians or businessmen - who are worried their mistresses have a younger man as a 'gik'.

"They hire us to spy on their girlfriends," he says.

Although there are at least 10 investigation outfits in Chiang Mai, only a few are registered.

The majority of private eyes are former police officers and they secure cases from connections they made while on the force - lawyers and such, Chana says.

Work most often came via word of mouth, he says.

Tracking down "giks" is risky - the biggest worry for the investigator is having his cover blown.

Investigators also often do not get paid, Chana says.

This is either because investigations are "incomplete" or customers act on preliminary results and manage to get their cheating partners to confess, he says.

Consequently, investigators like Chana now demand a down-payment - usually half the normal fee of between Bt6,000 and Bt20,000.

Fees varied depending on circumstances.

If the target is an "influential person" such as a politician or policemen then the job is considered "high-risk" and, therefore, can cost more.

-- The Nation 2006-08-08

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Privacy investigators busy checking on rich men's 'gik'

Most clients are working people such as civil servants, merchants, business owners and politicians, Chana says.

April 1st Right? Otherwise how could the first and last groups on that list be included in the same sentence as the words "working people"?

Once, most of his clients were suspicious wives checking on their husbands whom they suspected of cheating.

But today, more and more men want to know what their wives or girlfriends are up to when they are not around.

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"Before, it was the wives of rich men hiring us to spy on their husbands.

"But, lately, it's those rich men - politicians or businessmen - who are worried their mistresses have a younger man as a 'gik'.

"They hire us to spy on their girlfriends," he says.

Som Nam Na (and check back for my forum comments 3 years ago that the new visa rules (the money-led ones for Non-imm B's, Pensioners and the married, were all designed to stop foreigners stealing the mia-noi spare capacity - didn't work did it? :D:D:D )

If the target is an "influential person" such as a politician or policemen then the job is considered "high-risk" and, therefore, can cost more.

-- The Nation 2006-08-08

Surprise surprise - not!

Best laugh in a news clipping for months :o

Gaz

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Classic, absolutely <deleted>*#$g classic!

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What goes around COMES AROUND!!! :o:D:D

Edited by x000x

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Everybody wants to rule the world...eh....no....Everybody wants to be investigated.....or have someone investigated. Me myselves just want a new "gik"...

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:D:D with the art of life as a mia-noi becoming public via the soapies,

is it little wonder,what permiates through is

rumour,inuendo,suspicion and secrets...... :o:D

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Everybody wants to rule the world...eh....no....Everybody wants to be investigated.....or have someone investigated. Me myselves just want a new "gik"...

THOSE POOR UNSUSPECTION EX COP PI's OUT THERE GETTING THEIR COVER 'BLOWN'...WOW WHAT A PLACE TO LIVE IN CNX....by the way anyone been to Mae Sai since 1st AUG entry fee into Myanmar now 500 baht...photo scanned and form to be fillied in..you probably knew that any way.

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What is the world coming to when the younger unofficial mistresses of politicians, businessmen and various government officials refuse to follow the unwritten, uncodified rules regarding the relationship? Sounds like the end of the world to me...

:o

Edited by Narratio

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How sad--you just can't trust anyone these days. Cheaters are now being cheated on--what's this world coming to?!

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How sad--you just can't trust anyone these days. Cheaters are now being cheated on--what's this world coming to?!

It would save everyone a lot of time and money if all politicians and people of influence (other dark forces) published a list of their mia nois in order of their importance. This would eliminate all suspicion and would become something of a badge of honour. Remember that 'face' is as important as the other attributes of greed and envy.

What a wonderful news post. A few anonymous calls to the right ears could start a mia noi revolution. What a thought!!

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These so called investigators, were ex cops................so who investigated them when they were shaking down people for money.

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The funniest part came when I saw that 245 OTHER visitors were reading this topic along with me!

Yeah the topic interests a lot of people... my first thought was "Let's hope my wife doesn't read this"... hehe just kidding :o

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