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#1 webfact

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Posted 2014-10-10 16:44:20

BKK Police Defend 'Anti-Bribery' Cash Reward
By Khaosod english

BANGKOK - The Metropolitan Police Bureau have defended the handing out of 10,000 baht in cash to traffic police officers who refused to accept bribes from motorists.

Pol.Maj.Gen. Adul Narongsak, deputy commander of the MPB, said today that the reward serves as a "morale-boosting" instrument that encourage police officers to perform their duties in an honest way. The reward is a part of the anti-bribery campaign launched by Bangkok police on 4 October.

He went on to dismiss accusation from the public that the 10,000 cash reward is unnecessary because police officers are already required by laws to turn down bribes.

"Police commanders have to respond appropriately to success or failure of their agencies," said Pol.Maj.Gen. Adul, "In the past, we have also handed out rewards to police officers as a morale-boosting method, such as the Traffic Police Gentleman Award, certificates, and trips to study police operations in foreign countries."

The officer also hopes that the cash payment will help reduce the widespread problem of police officers extorting bribes from motorists, and added that the public can assist the police force by snapping photos or filming police officers who take bribes.

Full story: http://www.khaosoden...wsid=1412933037


-- Khaosod English 2014-10-10



#2 clockman

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Posted 2014-10-10 16:47:57

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The height of Thainess!



#3 lust

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Posted 2014-10-10 16:49:25

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Oh Thailand. You are so out of touch with reality...



#4 Costas2008

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Posted 2014-10-10 16:51:48

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I hope they don't start arresting people just for the sakes of claiming the 10000Baht reward...........



#5 TVGerry

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Posted 2014-10-10 16:54:26

The idea is stupid for sure. But for those people who take it as an opportunity to take part in some Thai bashing, please take note they probably copied this idea from our neighbors in the South who implemented this earlier this year also.



#6 Snig27

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Posted 2014-10-10 16:54:42

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Is it just me, or has the level of bizarre nonsensical statements emanating from the Thai authorities exploded since the supposed leap into a new realm of happiness a few months back? It's like the "think before you speak" meme has been abolished in Thai officialdom.



#7 lildragon

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Posted 2014-10-10 16:57:52

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Here you go men. In addition to collecting your normal tea money you can get a whopping 10k baht should you feel insulted by the bribe offered. We don't need to actually severely punish the coppers caught in the act, no. Reward them!

My opinion of Thai police has Never Been very high. But recently between this and the koh tao debacle it couldn't sink any lower. I hope the Thai populace continue to late them. Bribes to prevent other bribes. TIT.

Edited by lildragon, 2014-10-10 16:58:51.


#8 Snig27

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Posted 2014-10-10 16:58:27

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The idea is stupid for sure. But for those people who take it as an opportunity to take part in some Thai bashing, please take note they probably copied this idea from our neighbors in the South who implemented this earlier this year also.

 

Two ridiculous ideas do not make a sane one. It has nothing to do with "Thai bashing".



#9 dcutman

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Posted 2014-10-10 16:59:48

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and added that the public can assist the police force by snapping photos or filming police officers who take bribes.

 

That can be a dangerous thing to do. You better make sure there is a lot of people about to confirm your story after that cop beats the crap out of you.



#10 Snig27

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Posted 2014-10-10 17:04:06

 But recently between this and the koh tao debacle it couldn't sink any lower. 

 

It's a crucial moment for the junta - are they going to come out and use these as reason to address the shocking state of the Thai police force or are they going prove that they are just a part of the same old problem. Congratulating the police on the Koh Toa fiasco would currently indicate the latter,



#11 monk213

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Posted 2014-10-10 17:09:48

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Oh Thailand. You are so out of touch with reality...

 

This is very true. I was watching the news this morning and the kind of stories that are going on are so ridiculous and farfetched that it seems as if this place is like a dark sinister circus organized by children. For whatever reason or reasons, the Thai authorities seem to think they are still in the 1970s where things like social media, CCTV and what not have not been invented. They need a big wake up call and maybe this is the start of it.

On a similar note throughout this entire investigation I have been trying so hard to tell my Thai girlfriend the details of it all, the corruption, the hidden facts if you will, and because she doesn't use social media much or speak English, only today did she turn to me and say 'oh yea, you were right about the Mafia in Koh Tao' etc etc, why? Because she saw it on Channel 3 facepalm.gif
 



#12 joedot

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Posted 2014-10-10 17:11:16

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how about when the BIB tries to get you to pay a bribe he has to pay you 10,000bt. That's fair. Both civilian and BIB play by the same rules. Of course they don't play fair. That would ruin their little money making scheme.



#13 ttthailand

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Posted 2014-10-10 17:12:49

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Reward police officers for not breaking the law.... There is nothing about this that makes any sense...
How about throwing them in the monkey house for a year and loosing their job if they do..... Next they will be paying criminals not to rob people.

That reminds me of a guy who always came to work late. I asked him why ... His comment " they don't pay me extra to come in on time" .... He was serious ... Hahaha
Whats the saying ...As stupid as stupid can get

Edited by ttthailand, 2014-10-10 17:20:03.


#14 slapout

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Posted 2014-10-10 17:37:15

You give extra reward for doing the job assigned, to boost moral. Thats the carrot part of the practice now who and when do you hit them between the ears with the 2 by 4 to become professional/trustworthy enough that they get satisfaction/moral boost from doing a good job which they are paid to do?

 

The police get rewards/shares for drug busts, traffic fines, year end bonus, tea monies, littering, pollution, wrong color urine, handling money disputes between private citizens, music liscense fees, and the list goes on and on. This should be strike 3 for major general Adul in his mastering of managment methods and incentatives for the hired help.



#15 jamiesilver

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Posted 2014-10-10 17:56:37

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Wake up Thailand you must be in a coma!

What are they REALLY doing?

Increasing bribes to 10,000+ baht per bribe!

 

Scenareo: guy gets busted and police threatens arrest, guy offer 12,000 baht to not arrest him. therefore Police bribes have just gone up 1000% 

No need for the government to increase police pay anymore!

No need to worry - Go back to sleep Thailand

This new Army Junta has got all the right words but take my words, is going to rape and pillage the country as fast as it can. - and it will be the poor and middleclass that send the money upwards.



#16 khunpa

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Posted 2014-10-10 18:00:09

THANK YOU! for sending me on weekend with a good laugh and big smile on my face! Thailand is for sure the Land Of Smiles :-) 

 

Have a great weekend everyone! Look forward to next weeks amusements.



#17 Bluespunk

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Posted 2014-10-10 18:02:20

The idea is stupid for sure. But for those people who take it as an opportunity to take part in some Thai bashing, please take note they probably copied this idea from our neighbors in the South who implemented this earlier this year also.


It's still a stupid idea.

And not even original.

Doing something stupid is bad enough, but seeing someone else do it and then copying the idea is just ridiculous.

#18 Bluespunk

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Posted 2014-10-10 18:03:21

Is it just me, or has the level of bizarre nonsensical statements emanating from the Thai authorities exploded since the supposed leap into a new realm of happiness a few months back? It's like the "think before you speak" meme has been abolished in Thai officialdom.


That started with yingluck.

#19 khunpa

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Posted 2014-10-10 18:03:35

Is it just me, or has the level of bizarre nonsensical statements emanating from the Thai authorities exploded since the supposed leap into a new realm of happiness a few months back? It's like the "think before you speak" meme has been abolished in Thai officialdom.

 

No, it is not just you :-) But its good fun, right?



#20 Lannig

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Posted 2014-10-10 18:04:46

I wonder how long it will take for many Thais to wonder if they really want to live in a country that's a mix of Singapore as for society rules and Burma for the political regime. Clearly that's what the junta is heading towards and I'm not sure that the average Thai person is ready for this.

 

For sure this anti-bribery scheme does not raise hurras from some road warriors I've spoken to (like clothes sellers who make the trip from they jangwat to Pratunam at least once a week). Sure, that might clamp down on the  number of imaginary offenses they are charged for, but it also means that whenever they get pulled over by a cop, they might waste the rest of the day going to to a distant police station they can't find, doing a likely time-consuming paperwork and eventually pay way much more than the cop would have asked for,

 

I'm waiting until restrictions on alcohol selling and consumption are  strictly enforced country-wide (not only in Bangkok) and other similar  measures likely to be immensely popular to see whether the current ruler's aura starts fading or not.


Edited by Lannig, 2014-10-10 18:05:25.


#21 Snig27

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Posted 2014-10-10 18:09:50

 

Is it just me, or has the level of bizarre nonsensical statements emanating from the Thai authorities exploded since the supposed leap into a new realm of happiness a few months back? It's like the "think before you speak" meme has been abolished in Thai officialdom.


That started with yingluck.

 

 

I guess it's important for you to believe that, but no, it's reached a nonsensical epidemic of recent.



#22 thesetat2013

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Posted 2014-10-10 18:10:22

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I hope they don't start arresting people just for the sakes of claiming the 10000Baht reward...........

Dont worry! They will

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#23 Fiddlesticks

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Posted 2014-10-10 18:16:51

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The officer also hopes that the cash payment will help reduce the widespread problem of police officers extorting bribes from motorists, and added that the public can assist the police force by snapping photos or filming police officers who take bribes.

Now THIS is where the bonuses should be paid out.  Exposing police who are the cause of the disease.  Instead, they reward the carriers of the disease.  Thailand, its time to get your head out of your butt!



#24 Commerce

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Posted 2014-10-10 18:24:28

Is it just me, or has the level of bizarre nonsensical statements emanating from the Thai authorities exploded since the supposed leap into a new realm of happiness a few months back? It's like the "think before you speak" meme has been abolished in Thai officialdom.

No, it's not just you. When you have a bunch of bankers (spoken with lips split apart) running the country, as it was 100 years ago, what can one expect?

 

Lese majeste, and we'll arrest you if you say anything bad about us or the BIB....... what more credence can one offer?

 

Apart from, "what I thought was a good change is now turning into a ridiculous bastardic situation".

 

Nothing here worth deleting, apart from that the whole situation is now becoming even more worse, as <deleted> who are ill-educated (thick as shit, basically), have overtaken the country BY FORCE, AND HAVE NO EXPERIENCE AT OR IN WHAT THEY ARE DOING...... Same old same....

 

It is getting more diabolical day by day, quite frankly and, unfortunately, there is little we can do about it. :(



#25 Commerce

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Posted 2014-10-10 18:32:28

I wonder how long it will take for many Thais to wonder if they really want to live in a country that's a mix of Singapore as for society rules and Burma for the political regime. Clearly that's what the junta is heading towards and I'm not sure that the average Thai person is ready for this.

 

For sure this anti-bribery scheme does not raise hurras from some road warriors I've spoken to (like clothes sellers who make the trip from they jangwat to Pratunam at least once a week). Sure, that might clamp down on the  number of imaginary offenses they are charged for, but it also means that whenever they get pulled over by a cop, they might waste the rest of the day going to to a distant police station they can't find, doing a likely time-consuming paperwork and eventually pay way much more than the cop would have asked for,

 

I'm waiting until restrictions on alcohol selling and consumption are  strictly enforced country-wide (not only in Bangkok) and other similar  measures likely to be immensely popular to see whether the current ruler's aura starts fading or not.

I don't quite get your last sentence. Alcohol sales are not restricted pretty much anywhere in the world. It is individual responsibility to consume measures one can handle WHEN NOT DRIVING, and not consume when one does drive, or how much one consumes with a meal and does not, etc. You would condone going back to black-market sales, because of lessened legal sales? FFSs you must be 90 years old, and from Chicago??







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