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Thailand more bad press

Posted by altmtl on 27/10/2012 at 19:36

and yet another... http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2012/10/26/20311611.html

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Posted by MADMAC on 27/10/2012 at 23:39

There is a lot of hyperbole in the statements though. 15 million tourists come here, and every incident gets press. How many rapes are there per million people in Britain? The Thai judicial system isn't the same as ours and doesn't have the same values. But everyone knows that. If the these guys are not happy with the outcome, then they have to learn to do things the Thai way and hire someone to kill the perps. It's big boy rules over here.

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Posted by sayadian on 28/10/2012 at 02:37

Madmac
that was my point.The press seem to enjoy savaging Thailand.That said there's another post on here which refers to gangs in Phuket. Sounds like its become a nasty place.

Stories like this don't help Thailand's image and will cause a lot of cancellations and changed destination plans. Not so much by backpackers but by the high end of the tourist market.These people were staying in a luxury resort.
Cambodia gets its fair show of violence but it's never reported. I wonder if it's because Thailand is thought of as civilised while Cambodia is seen as the 'Wild West.'

Where do I find a Thai hitman?

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Posted by sayadian on 28/10/2012 at 02:39

The other story is just a good old-fashioned OD. Hardly newsworthy.

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Posted by MADMAC on 28/10/2012 at 05:48

"Not so much by backpackers but by the high end of the tourist market.These people were staying in a luxury resort."

Then I would imagine that the high end resorts will sort the problem out. They can get the cops to do that for a nominal fee. It will otherwise, as you said, impact on their business.

"Where do I find a Thai hitman?"

I bet I could if I needed to. I have a few friends who live on the dark side.

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Posted by Tilapia on 28/10/2012 at 09:16

Stories like these will generate more frantic parents than cancellations, I think.

Wonder if the number of foreigners dying in Thailand is proportional with the increase in the number of visitors? Possibly. However, I've noticed that the majority of the deaths and attacks, especially in Hua Hin and Phuket, are related to foreigners residing in the country and getting involved in the real estate/development feeding frenzy that's going on. Not surprising, I suppose.

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Posted by altmtl on 29/10/2012 at 01:21

And then there's this... http://www.pattaya103.com/bloodbath-in-soi-lk-metro-after-argument-about-a-girl/ - Frantic parents, yeah and girls afraid of traveling alone. But this article is regarding locals.

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Posted by MADMAC on 29/10/2012 at 07:31

altmtl - As I am sure you're aware, violence in Thailand is not unusual. Rather common place.

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Posted by altmtl on 29/10/2012 at 11:12

I've never experienced violence anywhere in SEA, guess I've just been lucky. It seems that Pattaya & Phuket is where all the **** happens - lol

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Posted by MADMAC on 29/10/2012 at 12:08

In the five years I have lived here four people on my street have been shot and killed. Thais are incredibly violent.

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