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  1. I don't know about the Dukes visit to Thailand but I bet I got more laughs from the comments here than he'll get during his visit.
  2. Classic case of 'two wrongs don't make a right'. My condolences to the dead man's family. As for the others in clip...real humanitarians, eh?
  3. If that was a photo of the 'public forum' there are a lot of empty seats...does this reflect how much Thai people really care?
  4. In principle I agree. What I wonder about is if and when the 800K will be increased to over 1 million. I have no evidence that it is even being considered so maybe 'wonder' is unnecessary.
  5. Well, this didn't happen to me when I used the combo method. I had to give the BE the qualifying letter from the UK pensions dept. along with the certificate of of monthly income from other sources. These documents had to display codes etc. so that BE could confirm if they so wished. Whether the BE actually did the checking, I don't know.
  6. I had a Gov. UK. Daily Update in my email this afternoon, which is subtitled; 'From 1 January 2019, the British Embassy Bangkok will no longer be providing British Nationals with letters confirming their income.' This letter has previously served as a supporting document for obtaining a Thai retirement or marriage visa. The British Embassy Bangkok is stopping the certification of income letters because it is unable to fulfil the Thai authorities’ requirements to verify the income of British Nationals. British Nationals should now demonstrate that they have an amount of at least 800,000 THB in an account in Thailand for no less than three months prior to the visa application, or a monthly income of at least 65,000 THB transferred into an account in Thailand for a retirement visa. For a marriage visa, the amounts are 400,000 THB in an account in Thailand for no less than three months prior to the visa application, or a monthly income of at least 40,000 THB transferred into an account in Thailand. A bank statement should be used as the supporting document for obtaining a Thai retirement or marriage visa. All British Nationals concerned should note that the last date for income letter applications is 12 December 2018. I note that this mentions the Visa and not specifically Visa Extension so I tried the Further info: https://www.immigration.go.th/content/service_18 but the immigration page says 'Not found'. Does anyone on the forum have more info? Gov.UK page @https://www.gov.uk/government/news/british-embassy-bangkok-to-stop-certification-of-income-letters?utm_source=665424a0-f53b-4a18-ad69-d8d1a7fdda1f&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=daily
  7. Well, what can I say that hasn't been said already? What I want to know is, when are the army barracks close to where I live going to stop blurting those songs about 'Thai unification', the Friday night TV Pm slot music and the songs apparently composed by the PM.
  8. I think with today's technology, and relatively cheap to buy, one should assume that someone is watching and not the reverse. Having been caught on this occasion I wonder if the couple have done it before? Well, now he has a criminal record in Thailand and deserves appropriate punishment. On the other side of the coin it isn't wise to keep large amounts of money at home either.
  9. What have Thais got against trees? Geez, if you're going to smash your car up choose a concrete wall eh? I jest in bad taste perhaps. I hope the injuries were not serious and the passengers recover quickly.
  10. TKDfella

    Bangkok Hotel Features Hitler Hotel Room

    War is war and I guess Hitler was different to other power crazy men in history. The difference here is about the gas slaughter, it's still fresh in our minds and that we wouldn't want to see that happen again. The Congo was another, though different in origin, tragedy and of the more recent events still in the news. Man's inhumanity to Man knows no bounds and I guess, and it is just a guess, that Thai children are not taught this type of history but plenty of Mai Pen Rai type of attitude.
  11. Yep, I remember that too...in fact in some instances the problem did require police intervention. However, the difference here is that I don't think the Thai taxi driver has to go through anything like his London counterpart.
  12. Ha! No surprises here...it is just a case of 'I want my cake and eat it too.' These guys just don't have the ba**s to take on the other politicians in a fair election.
  13. I have no idea whether it's true about Thai men not being able to hold their alcohol and those here that have mentioned it I say irrelevant. He has admitted that sale of the buffaloes angered him and hence he committed murder. Apparently beaten his wife before so he has a history of non anger management. As for the 100 Baht, if that's the Buddhist philosophy I'd like to the exchange rate for whoever/whatever is supposed to receive it. A total moron...lock him up and give the key to the 'karma master' whoever/whatever that may be. My condolences to the poor girl in the picture, damn tragic.
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    Big Joke tipped for big promotion

    And those that do he could always double the amount to make sure they don't, Ha!
  15. TKDfella

    Big Joke tipped for big promotion

    Along with an increase in application fees, 'money in bank' requirements...or both?