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Chiang Mai: 100 armed police arrest foreigners for not carrying passports

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they must have Intel that all the terrywrists were on Smack, Charlie or the thai favourite giggle.gif

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I am well travelled and also lived in a number of countries in Asia but I have never seen first hand or on the media about there being police and immigration raids in public area as we are reading about in this thread. Have any other members experienced police raids in other countries similar to the scale and regularity as are happening in Thailand

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In two nights the police/military did this in popular tourist areas. Can Thais return to the villages and work the farms? I say, let the bar owners eat cake. I stayed home last nite as I will tonight. Do not encourage these idiots.

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That picture, with a semi-automatic weapon, in the tourist zone of CM is sure to make TAT happy! LOL I wonder how many trips are being cancelled as I write this???

Trips cancelled will = zero.

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This will end up being connected with the power cut in Krabi where the doors were left open in the Airport they will be looking for someone in particular and as all gangsters and terrorist go out in the touristy hot spots where else would you look for them.

Maybe the immigration officer turning up for work in his new Merc raised suspension at Krabi Airport.They checked his phone and seen the txts from ISIS.

They wont be just settle down into a housing eastate in Bangkok go big c and Tescos. Drive a honda jazz eat in the house and the occasional KFC gangsters and terrorists wont carry there fake passports either.

Comic book stuff Batman type story.I thinks it hilarious the way this country keeps on top of security measures..

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The PM said publicaly foreigners do not have to carry the physical passport but a copy of the identity page should be on your person and if an expat living here a copy of your visa or visa extension.

We don't want Thailand to become the HUB of stolen passports.

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If this happened to me as a tourist it would be my last visit

Rubbish, you're just saying that,,you're never leaving.

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I always have a copy of my passport with me, that's what some of high rank police officer said before that it was enough.

In the case I need to produce my passport and before in the day I had to leave my passport to a motorbike shop, then how come am I suppose to show it to them ?

Also, I heard a lot of people saying that one should never give his passport to a motorbike rental shop but whenever I go they always ask for it, they will never take a copy or any other ID documents...

Moreover, my company often take my passport with me for a few days before reporting me to the immigration, in that case again I would have to stay at the police station all night until the HR department of my company is able to bring the passport back.

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Whatever the law, Id rather pay a fine than risk losing my passport. Is this only clubs that have been raided? Do I stand being arrested while spending my money at Central?facepalm.gif

GEEEEEZ! Don't give then any ideas! hahahah

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It's a good idea to keep a (reduced size) photocopy of your passport about your person. Technically the law requires you to carry the original at all times; but in practice a photocopy will do.

Can you point to the law itself. There has been this back and forth from Immigration for years now about this. If there is a "law," where is it, in English or in Thai?

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It got their picture in the newspaper didn't it? That's all the RTP and RTA live for, "look gik, I'm in the paper". Maybe the next generation will be the ones with the brains?? biggrin.pngclap2.gifcheesy.gifcheesy.gifbah.gifwai.gif

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No need to scare away even more tourists. Chiang Mai nightlife is dead. All bars must close at 23.45 already 6 months. We'll never see these people back. Even surrounding Muslim countries are more free. Bars and restaurants are closing every day. Carry on!

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They kill the duck laying the golden egg by the minute. They may as well arrest people for not wearing flipflops as this is not part of Thai culture.

Steady on! They're brainless enough without you giving them ideas! facepalm.gifwai.gif

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