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  1. ipeterrobinson17

    Thai courts

    Thanks for reply but you misunderstand my question, also it's just a question and not a statement of fact. It was prompted by a Thai person I know who is likely to take out a large loan that they can't re-pay and so I wondered what will happen when the S hits the F and they default on the loan. This can't be uncommon in Thailand where so many families are poor and health costs can be relatively high. Sent from my HUAWEI P8max using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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    Thai courts

    Does anyone have any knowledge/experience of Thai courts, in particular relating to attitudes to personal debt. I think western courts show much sympathy these days for individuals who borrow too much especially if they think banks have been irresponsible by lending too much, so I wondered if Thai courts would have a similar attitude (for a Thai person, not Farang!). All I have read and heard before about Thailand suggests they are very tough on crime, but is that just for the serious stuff? Sent from my HUAWEI P8max using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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    Farang Attitudes and Results

    As modern as it seems in places, Thailand is still quite a different country from the west and this will continue for a few decades yet. I think "first world" countries are better in so many ways, but I don't think that Thailand can be blamed for that, and it still has many good reasons to spend time there. There are plenty of differences, and they can be frustrating/annoying, but there's not much value in getting worked up about it, just deal with it all as you see fit. Farangs were lucky to be born/live wherever it was, and Thais were not as lucky. Sent from my HUAWEI P8max using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  4. ipeterrobinson17

    Farang Attitudes and Results

    I'm not sure which part of recent history (not that long ago) you are referring to, so I'm not really sure I get your point but you do seem to state 'we' are much better/stronger than the Thais because they do such foolish things. In case you didn't know we have plenty of lotteries in the west, and a significant proportion believe in a god. Undoubtedly, the Thais are not as far down the 'civilisation' road as we are, but that's not because we are any better/smarter/stronger etc. They are trying to catch up quickly, and inevitably it's happening quite differently to the way it did for us in the west. If you are trying to tell me that you think you would be the same person, with the same values/morals etc, no matter where and when you were born, then I have great difficulty believing that is true. When you see so much that is wrong in Thailand it makes me wonder why you have any interest there. Are the only reasons because weather is good, living is cheap and you can get a pretty partner? Sent from my HUAWEI P8max using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app