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About bangkokfrog

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  1. Massage parlour raid hits human trafficking

    Well done to the police, who it seems can enforce the law when put in a position where they have no other option. Much publicity is given to foreign sex tourists, but the reality is that most of the sex trade in Thailand (and the human trafficking of young girls associated with it) appears to me to be aimed at satisfying the "needs" of domestic phu yais.
  2. The problem is that civil servants are not recruited based on their intelligence or ability, but rather on pay-offs or patronism. Almost all will have been involved in some kind of irregular money making activities, and are easy marks for this kind of scam.
  3. I totally agree. The sad thing is that it probably only happened this time because a police General saw a great opportunity for a New Years photo op.
  4. Govt prepares to defend gold mine

    Let me put it this way... the American academic was told by the university to make no public comments about it and cease all contact with Akara executives .
  5. Govt prepares to defend gold mine

    I understand that there WAS a study (conducted by Mahidol University and headed by an American researcher) which found NO evidence of abnormal environmental pollution or villager health problems directly attributable to the mining operation. From other sources, my understanding is that this was (is) all part of an attempt by powerful local entities to take control of and re-open the mine.
  6. Sadly, unless you are "connected", YES and (always) YES!
  7. Army Won’t Allow Civilian Inquiry Into Cadet Death

    I am sure that nobody would ever have to worry about having to follow them into battle. Their kind always 'lead' from a comfortable spot in the rear and leave others to die for them.
  8. Does anyone here have experience with Montessori in public schools? I find it hard to believe that it would be offered to all students with no calls for a LOT of extra tea money.
  9. Warrant sought for Jomsap’s arrest

    This being Thailand, could it be that someone offered Suriya more than 400,000 baht to change sides so that he or she can save face? Just wondering !!!.
  10. Beauty queen arrested over maid’s death

    The case came to attention when Jariya’s 48-year-old mother Janthira Srisak filed a complaint with the Pavena Hongsakul Foundation for Women and Children that her daughter had been missing for over five years. The reporting is not complete here. I imagine (would hope) that it did not take the mother 5 years to report her 16 year old daughter as missing. If so, is this yet another case of the police doing nothing to provide justice for working class people until one of these Foundations gets involved.
  11. Movies ‘inspired’ grisly murder

    Simple answer. The 'head honchos' in Bangkok always want their picture on the news and moments of 'fame', even though they may have nothing to do with a case.
  12. Construction of new parliament faces more delay

    I thought everyone would know what a gloden is! It's the Geordie word for a covfefe.
  13. My wife is in a similar syndicate where participants bid each month for the right to get the money early. For example, if you bid 200 baht then you have to pay each person who hasn't yet taken the money 200 baht. The only exception is the first month where the "sponsor" (a trusted friend who arranges it all and guarantees completion if anyone drops out) gets first call on the money for no bid. In the early months people are often desperate for the dough and bid high amounts, making it quite a good deal for those who aren't in a hurry to take their share out.
  14. Why only him? There may be more to this than meets the eye. A former intelligence chief under the Thaksin government and also sacked last week from a senior palace position, one wonders whether there is some kind of "clean out" going on.
  15. Every comment so far is so typically negative. All young (Buddhist) men in LOS are expected to become a monk for a few weeks in their life, whether they have a girlfriend or not. How about giving him the benefit of the doubt and ask why the police in Bang Pakong seem to be too lazy to help and send him on his way?