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  1. 1) Thais will never be charged. 2) Foreigners are encouraged to pay a lesser bribe when caught. Both sides leave happy. See jet ski scam.
  2. My experiences rubbing shoulders with HA has always been very supportive and they had nothing to really gain from me. I went to their official bar in Pattaya and the owners (big scary guys - haha) were very welcoming and warm. I'm very short, drive a small white motorbike, and have small tattoos nobody can see so I don't think they were hoping to recruit me. The other time was at their 2 boxing fund raisers at Boxing World. They all greeted me and ensured we were all comfortable in our seats.
  3. Car Hire on Samui

    I would like to recommend this company. Bernardo was very helpful. https://olalathailand.com/
  4. Call the owner Niels Colov. His phone number is publicly listed on his website.
  5. Enter Pattaya People on Soi Day Night in South Pattaya. They will provide tied bundles of old newspapers. The stack they gave me were from 10 years ago.
  6. You will be happier in Philippines as are many ex Thai expats. The locals want you there, the visa is easy, and the ladies look the same but are sweet and speak English. From there, you could tour SEA. My Opinion: We are not welcome or wanted in Thai. Those that think they are welcomed/wanted are believing the illusion, which isn't always too bad as life is short but don't forget Thai is not the only option.
  7. Pattaya court goes online

    Thailand enjoys photo ops with their latest innovations so they can gain face but once the reporters go home, the innovations are secondary and often forgotten or "delayed."
  8. Accused of Lese Majeste - What should I do?

    Paid my way back in.
  9. Accused of Lese Majeste - What should I do?

    Been talking to my close confidantes and the results are: Thais: Get the F--- out now (as in tonight!) before vigilante group of 500 angry people comes to your door. They claim other Thais would indeed go rogue and cause a stampede without giving it a second thought. No vigilante will ever be charged with violence. Police vs. Angry Royalist. Forget it. Falangs: Lawyer up. Make complaint. File papers. Get papers date stamped. Get police to work with you.
  10. Accused of Lese Majeste - What should I do?

    Have you read of any cases where this neutralised the accusation? Please share any relevant sources. Thank you. I don't want to be like this guy: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/crimecourtscalamity/2016/10/18/chonburi-man-beaten-mob-royal-defamation/
  11. Accused of Lese Majeste - What should I do?

    I work for a company that posts our location, photo, and work email on their website so it's easy to gather the personal information. Looking at the 2 previously posted videos above, I'm scared for my life as authorities have an obligation to investigate all lese majeste complaints and I highly doubt anyone in authority will go to bat for an accused foreigner. The cases are tried by the military junta so I fear there is no chance for me to get a fair hearing. Thais sometimes make confessions as it halves their sentence (70 years to 35 years) and they get frustrated sitting in jail with no bail awaiting their hearing.
  12. I believe I am being pranked. By who, I don't know. Someone is creating social media profiles in my name and writing lese majese defamatory postings. Not sure if I should pack up now or wait and see. At this point, I'm scared looking over my shoulder but I have a family, business, and other investments in Pattaya. I am not a troll. Real person with a real problem.
  13. Ghost town

    Wait until it gets cold in Euro, Russia, and N. America. It's still beautifully warm in some parts of the world. The other reality is some people are going elsewhere. Simply fed up with the fakery and Thainess.
  14. Reading this forum fences in just some of the violent stories occurring right here in Thailand (heaps more go unreported). I speak with hundreds of Philippine based expats (many are former Thai based expats). They surely can't all be lying about their newfound happiness?
  15. I was deported 2 months ago and I do not miss Thailand. Great to be with my parents, likely for the last time. My plan is to move full time to Philippines. The expats I speak with are very happy. With 7,400 islands, English everywhere, an extendable visa for little money, it's the place to be. I'm 100% sure many Thai based expats feel stuck. They cannot leave nor feel better about where they are. I should have left in 2014. From then on, I began feeling too uncomfortable in Thailand. *I do miss my close friends but social media and Skype enables us to talk as clear as if we are in the same room.
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