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  1. GeeKay

    Pattaya Court

    I can vaguely remember coming in from the side just a road next to the building. It was fairly low key I was with one other person and we weren't handcuffed. Never was I required to take off my shoes and there were a lot of people around. We went through to an area where we had small rooms to sit in with table and chairs. Then the actual court room was quite full and the magistrate a woman was right up the front on a kind of stage set up with a security type barriers. I had to go to the front and hear my stuff at one stage and fortunately I had a translator because finally on the 2nd week of my time in Soi9 my friend that works in the hotel I always stay at found me in jail. The hotel put 2 and 2 together because all my belongings were in my room and I just disappeared. It sounds like I was at the Provincial Court on Pratumnak Hill. After my case was finished we walked back through the building to the front and I firmly believe that cell I spoke about was nearby. I really need to find out if I was hallucinating because there was a big cell with all these guys I'm sure someone said they were some types of monks but they were white guys all shaved heads and tattoos. This is more than likely some psychotic episode but it seems so real.
  2. GeeKay

    Pattaya Court

    Agreed. Now can I ask which court I would have been to? Was it the provincial court and have you been there?
  3. GeeKay

    Pattaya Court

    Thanks for those words but I can't really give myself a pat anywhere after putting myself in that position. I hope you don't mind this extended conversation with me but it's so refreshing to hear from someone like you that knows what goes on. The reason I say that is because as you can imagine it was all a blur at some points and I really would like to work out what happened or what may have been hallucinations.
  4. GeeKay

    Pattaya Court

    After the way you've described her do I even need to answer that question? Mate this was the episode from hell there were no nice stories like that to tell. I'm picturing the thought of her appearing and showering in my cell now I might have asked for an extension. ( Of time served I mean not my private part). As for Mr Hong Thong I believe I saw him at IDC when I was leaving. I was out of the room/cell I was staying block 7 I think and down stairs in the common area and he was walking past in a group and he yelled out hello to me. I'm positive it was Mr Hong Thong himself. Still no gf unfortunately though lol. I have to edit this because it does not make sense even to me. If Mr Hong Thong was a Thai there is no way he would be in IDC? Maybe it was someone else there's a fair chance I've gone crazy I think.
  5. GeeKay

    Pattaya Court

    No you are right mate I wasn't treated like an animal. There is no where that an animal can be locked in a cage legally and not given food or water for 15 days so I rescind my statement. I was treated worse than an animal. Everyone has got their right to an opinion but I've had a gutful of trying to help anyone out that could ever think of risking themselves going through this. I don't get any thrill out typing away writing about this misery. To say part of my mistake was to go out and have a drink? Well maybe I don't drink like you and carry on like a pork chop. Oh and maybe I don't take kindly to being ripped off blind by some monkey running a bar and if you haven't seen that happen than you definitely don't handle your drink well. As I've said before I didn't cause a big stir and I paid my bill however I wasn't aware that Tourist Police would be interested in my visa date when all they asked for was some ID. So I could have given them a drivers licence yet when I gave them my passport they thought they might just go through it page by page. Nobody called them to get involved I'd left the bar and just thought I'd have a chat with them to see if I had any recourse.
  6. GeeKay

    Pattaya Court

    Yeh it's only bits and pieces of my story which is easier than the whole thing that would take forever to write. After everything I went through at Soi 9 I then spent 5 days at Banglamung police cells which was another unbelievable experience. I was locked in a cell once again with no bedding or pillows just cold concrete floor but this time with me in my locked cell were 5 young Cambodians. Now get this these guys were smoking meth in the cell and they were getting it from a guy who worked in the station that delivered the food. Yes you heard me right this hell hole actually provided food if you would call it that which was only fair considering they were providing methamphetamine. You can imagine whats going through my head now I'm thinking this will be the ultimate downfall if they decide to do a urine test on all of us I'm going to be positive as well due to second hand smoke. Back to the food for a minute it was little packets of boiled rice with about 2 strands of onion on top an absolute delight especially watching us all eat with our hands. They served twice a day at this place a real dream come true in fact I'm forever watching my weight and restricting carbs so I was starting to think I'll get fat lol. Whenever there was an extra packet I claimed it and told them they shouldn't be hungry anyway smoking "ice" all day. In all seriousness I started doing push ups regularly which I always do at home and there wasn't much else to do I'm not up to speed with Cambodian current affairs. I don't care if people don't believe the story because I know there are people on here that are aware of this situation now in Thailand. However I do need to point out I am a very normal guy and I don't care what some people say on that score I know this can happen to anyone. I do business in Hong Kong and Singapore and have been to Thailand over 20 times often on my way home to Australia. I would say in that time I have flown Thai Airways Business Class at least 10 times and First class 3 times. The point is it's not a story about some broke expat trying to beat the immigration system. I made a mistake by staying a little longer after missing my flight because I cut my foot and to be honest I have done it once before and just paid the 500 baht per day when I got to the airport immigration they just took me in an office and processed the whole thing in minutes. I understand they need to toughen their stance on this stuff but I wasn't entitled to be treated like an animal in my opinion.
  7. GeeKay

    Pattaya Court

    I'm note sure if that boss guy was there but like I've said I was fairly wiped out by lack of sleep and I actually went a bit mad one day in there after coming back from court. There was a guy that seemed to be in charge I'm sure they were calling him Mr Hong Kong but he wasn't from Hong Kong I don't think. He had tattoos all over him and was quite fit he was good at fixing the tap though with the plastic bag lol.
  8. GeeKay

    Pattaya Court

    Righto so you've been in the Soi 9 cells. I am still having nightmares about that place I took up residence in the first cell right near the entrance and where all the visitors come to the window. You would know where I mean as you walk in towards the cells its the first one on the right facing the other way. I preferred sleeping in there because I was on my own and even though I had nothing to sleep on except concrete I could just curl up against the wall. Incredibly the cell had a whole pool of water and whatever else in the middle so I could only sleep on the outside of that. I still can't believe the conditions I endured. On one occasion when some of the hierarchy of the police made their daily inspection they locked me out of that cell because one of the coppers decided it was too putrid which was hard to believe he would even give a care . Somehow I had them unlock it again and found some rags and soaked up all the piss and water and wrang it out over the hole in the ground toilet. I dried the whole cell and I was starting to think "wow I'm getting a little too used to living here". I even yelled out to the other inmates that I was living in 5 star in my own apartment while they were all crammed together. Amazingly near my toilet where the tap was to fill up the big plastic barrel used as the shower I had to do some plumbing work with a rolled up plastic bag otherwise the water went everywhere. Also I had to turn it on or off I can't quite remember to enable the other cells to use their water at different times. I'm even finding it hard to believe my story but I'm adamant it's all true.
  9. GeeKay

    Pattaya Court

    Yes well I think I was in shock as much as anything because I've never been in any trouble before so certainly never incarcerated. As I stated I was initially in Pattaya Police station cells at Soi 9 or whatever they call it. If you asked me it's right on beach road but I'm guessing Soi 9 is there somewhere as a side street. I was then taken to Banglamung Police station for about 5 days before being sent to IDC in Bangkok for about 8 nights before I managed to organise my deportation. I'm interested to know if you were in any of those lock ups or seen them firsthand. It's correct what you said about other inmates sharing which I found happened to me at Soi 9. Another thing that happened was a volunteer group of Westerners came one particular day with some food and water they were called handtohand. By this stage the cut on my foot had become quite infected due to the atrocious conditions. The lady from hand to hand tried to clean it but there wasn't much she could do with her limited resources. I managed to pass a gentleman name Brian my email address and we have had some correspondence since my return. Below is part of an email he sent to me................................................ "I am pleased to hear that you made it home eventually and safely in the end. Margie is pleased to hear that we were of some help to you. We try to visit the soi 9 and Banglamung prisons twice a week well aware of the horrific conditions that the inmates face. We just try to bring some relief with the water and bread and jam sandwiches that we bring. First aid is nearly always required by someone but yours was a worry to us. The infection didn't look to good and with what we have all we could really do was prayer for God's healing protection for you. I really appreciate your letting us know how things have turned out. Most of the time we don't get any feedback. We just keep believing that we are doing what we have been called to do and that somehow peoples lives are changed. All the very best to you from all of us here at Hand to Hand. God bless you and your family. Brian"
  10. GeeKay

    Pattaya Court

    You know your stuff I was in an amazing predicament in Soi 9 cells because I was alone in Thailand so for the first 3 days I had no food or water and the only way for inmates to get anything was to have a visitor pass them something once a day during a short visiting period. Fortunately other inmates realised my situation and shared their things with me mainly water was what I needed because I'd actually begun drinking from the filthy tap in my cell.
  11. GeeKay

    Pattaya Court

    Mate I take my hat off to you if you are helping people in such difficult situations. I could have done with someone like you in my corner even though somehow I managed to weave some magic on my own. If I was a bit younger I certainly would not have fancied my chances in that environment because on leaving Soi 9 I became aware the police had stolen my pair of new Nike Air max runners and also my jeans with all my credit cards and some cash in the pockets.
  12. GeeKay

    Pattaya Court

    Ok that makes some sense so much as everything that happened is hard to remember I was in quite a state of sleep deprivation. You mentioned you do not have a single receipt from your dealings , including police and court. I have to ask you did you go through a similar episode as mine?
  13. GeeKay

    Pattaya Court

    I have no idea what happened to my receipt from paying the fine as once I did so at court I was taken back to Soi 9 and locked up again before being taken to Banglamung police cells for 5 days. You must remember I have no bags or change of clothes or anything except what is on me. However I just noticed in my passport where it was stamped for departure there are some other things in Thai writing and I would imagine the part in red would say I am excluded from entering for 5 years. I'll attach a photo of it.
  14. GeeKay

    Pattaya Court

    I'm not quoting every post after just getting back on here after a while but this one has me intrigued boofhead. I'm no grammatical genius but did you need question marks after Really? Are you questioning my nationality? <deleted>? do people think I'm gaining out of this? All of a sudden I've become some scammer I might have to start asking for money for my sick mother.
  15. GeeKay

    Pattaya Court

    Mate I'm only just reading all these replies for the first time since my last post. I'm honestly living a normal working life at home in Australia and don't get time to get involved in forums. To answer one of your questions I am excluded from Thailand for 5 years. I did have paperwork somewhere but it was all written in Thai so I couldn't read it which is fair enough it was Thailand. I did however ask the immigration officer that escorted me to the gate and he told me I'm barred for 5 years. One funny story though while I was checking in with the officer from the IDC before we went to the immigration office I wanted to grab 1 beer on the way. I'm not a big drinker but after 27 days I really felt like a beer because it really felt like something I've never encountered before I was getting back my liberty. Anyway the bad news is I wasn't allowed to drink any alcohol because Thai airways refuse to allow deportees to drink anything before the flight. I'd love to write the whole story for some of the members that aren't as cynical as others but it will just be a long process. To all the cynics I've got no "beef" with your opinions but I can assure you I'm not a trouble maker or some lunatic trying to live in Thailand. I have a Mrs and property here in Sydney and I was just letting off some steam after doing some other business in Hong Kong and Singapore.
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