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Fish-feeding Russian tourist jailed in Phuket

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2 hours ago, balo said:

 

So she didnt pay 100k then , just 2 nights in a cell and she's free to go back to Russia and tell the story .

 

She's got to appear in court, the B100k was for bail that was paid (and which will be repaid in due course), then she will be free to go home.

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Does this place get more absurd by the day or is it just my imagination?

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15 hours ago, gdgbb said:

She hasn't received any penalty yet, she has to appear in court first for that to happen.

 

the penalty is already significant.  she has to stay in thailand for some farce of a trial, paying for hotel, transportation, etc,  and perhaps losing wages for her job, or the job itself, if she has one back home.   because some assclown got their panties bunched up because she was feeding fish?  

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I want to know if there is a post in Their language that says it is not allowed to feed the fish

If it is not then it if impossible for them to know that it was against the law to feed the fish

There should have been a warning not this stupid jailing

 

Very bad for the image of Thailand

Hope the international media take this up 

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No GDG....the article is about having to pay a ridiculous 100k bail and since she could've pay it on the same day, she had to spend 2 nights in jail...

 

the article is making fun of the Thai judicial system....

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is this story really true? if so what is the crime? where is it posted? have been here many yeas and never heard of this. in fact in the temples you are encouraged to buy fiah food to feed the fish. something not right here, the bail, the feeding, lease investigate. 

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6 minutes ago, realenglish1 said:

I want to know if there is a post in Their language that says it is not allowed to feed the fish

If it is not then it if impossible for them to know that it was against the law to feed the fish

There should have been a warning not this stupid jailing

 

Very bad for the image of Thailand

Hope the international media take this up 

As I have mentioned quite a few times now: there are big signposts in English, Thai, Russian and Chinese.

 

Your reasoning is incorrect BTW, a sign is really not required.

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7 hours ago, gdgbb said:

Yes, there have been instances of prosecutions for polluting, do your own searches.   I didn't say that there were regular prosecutions, you said that, but then the fish-feeding offence isn't something that is regularly prosecuted either.

You brought it up so you should give the examples. Don't think you should expect others to research your claims. From what I've read, prosecution of whistle blowers is more likely than prosecution of the polluters.

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16 hours ago, DNPBC0 said:

Are there signs on the beaches in the regulated areas warning people about the  prohibition? How are tourists expected to know about the issue?

 

assuming tourists and locals actually read the signs.  Such as 'swim between the flags'.

Now if only they fined the tourists for smoking and dropping their fag ends into the sand!!!

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19 minutes ago, stevenl said:

As I have mentioned quite a few times now: there are big signposts in English, Thai, Russian and Chinese.

 

Your reasoning is incorrect BTW, a sign is really not required.

Got it but still Jail for feeding the fish A fine would have been appropriate Reminds me when they arrested the seniors for playing cards

 

Not well thought out 

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Hit someone with a block of wood, run them over, fight and cause grievous bodily harm to the other party, etc. - get fined 500 baht and on your way, feed a few fish - pay bail if 100,000 baht and go to court or stay in jail until the bail has been laid and still go to court. Certainly is amazing thailand!!!!

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17 hours ago, manarak said:

best advertizing for tourism in Thailand ever !!

 

keep it up!

 

maybe the boss of the Ministry of Tourism will see that she's got some more urgent work to do than a crusade against sin, lol.

Head of tourism should be sacked. Crazy. The world is laughing at thailand. You have loss big face

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Might have been helpful to the folks if the article had explained exactly why feeding fish is such a serious crime in Thailand

 Feeding dogs seems to be seen as an  admiral thing to do.

In Wat Yan, Silverlake, they sell food to feed the fish......same in Chiang Mai at Thapai Gate?

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42 minutes ago, stevenl said:

As I have mentioned quite a few times now: there are big signposts in English, Thai, Russian and Chinese.

 

Your reasoning is incorrect BTW, a sign is really not required.

Are you sure they are in Russian, too? Google search shows that they are only in English, Thai and Chinese.

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