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In just two years there are 60 unexplained deaths of British nationals in Thailand: report

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7 hours ago, sambum said:

I have been here for quite a few years too, and while I agree with much of what you say about Thailand being a developing nation, one of the main problems that I have encountered, is the unwillingness of the Thai  people to accept that it is a DEVELOPING nation, and are very reluctant to take advice from us "dumb farangs".

 

It is probably down to the old "loss of face" thing where to take advice from a non Thai means admitting to being less knowledgeable, and therefore less intelligent, so they would rather blunder on regardless, and then make suitable excuses afterwards, blaming all and sundry except themselves. Not wanting to stray off topic, but the Koh Tao murders debacle is a clear example of refusing help from more qualified people, and then ending up in the mother of all messes. Another example is thinking that taking away refuse containers because people aren't paying the collection/disposal fee is going to solve the garbage problem!

 

And I must disagree with your statement "The legal system here can be corrupt and people can buy their way out of things, that doesn't mean the entire system is corrupt". A system is either corrupt or it isn't corrupt - it's a bit like saying "it's nearly raining"!

 

 

 

I am remiss of course by suggesting the legal system is or isn't, it's no the system that is or isn't it's the people in the system. So perhaps that section is best reworded to say something along the lines of, the legal system contains a number of corrupt officials. The system itself is based on the UK legal system which is quite robust albeit their is a staffing and scheduling issue when a civil case takes many years to get to trial.

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On 4/10/2018 at 5:49 PM, bluesofa said:

It must be ISP dependent then?

I see the blocked message when I click on the DM link. I'm on AIS Fibre. Surely all ISPs should be consistent?

 

There are inconsistencies with the block.

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On 4/11/2018 at 8:29 AM, utalkin2me said:

You wanna go somewhere thats actually unsafe, try jumping in a taxi in mexico city after midnight. sure youll probably be fine but im just making a point that thailand is a complete kindergarden when it comes to saftey on a world stage. if you dont know that you havent "gotten out much".

When I was working for STOU there were a number of fatalities among acquaintances. Most were traffic-related, which also has to do with the mercurial Thai personality (bus driver running irritating traffic off the road). One western woman lost both legs when a truck ran over her motorbike from behind - the driver was accused of deliberately crunching her.

 

I knew the owner of a jewelry shop in the Erawan Hotel who was assassinated, allegedly on the orders of someone who owed him a debt of around US $25,000. Naturally I thought "Jeez, just stiff the guy. Don't have him killed" but there was also an issue of face involved.

 

An ex-pal now aged 90 living in Bangplat owned a house previously occupied by a famed American scholar. His Thai colonel lover was an instructor and apparently ruffled the feathers of one of his students, who sent him a letter bomb.

 

So it's far from just farang who succumb to the excitable, mercurial, unpredictable nature of the locals. White folks do, however, often have a brash, in-your-face attitude which is taken as an invitation to get oneself shot. A confrontation that will not go beyond slapping, fisticuffs and comic drunken wrestling in the gutter in Manchester or Melbourne will draw hot lead here.

 

Later someone is really and truly sorry for making you really and truly dead. Or not.

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Nothing new about this story.  Old news.

People will keep flooding into Thailand because its very cheap and easily accessible.

Even  'expensive '  Phuket is considered a bucket shop 3rd world  island destination  to Australians.

Its inevitable there will be many deaths  most of which go unexplained inorder to protect the local tourism industry.

Thailand will be top of the list for deaths abroad for most western countries.

 

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On 4/10/2018 at 4:41 PM, ramrod711 said:

Those pesky Burmese are at it again.

No, they have committed suicide and hid the weapon and buried themselves after the suicide

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On 4/10/2018 at 5:15 PM, wow64 said:

Deal with it. 

 

You travel to a third world country you could die of a unexplained death or suicide. 

 

 

Is life so bad in the 1st world that millions travel to the 3rd world to die of a unexplained death or suicide?

Very sad indeed.

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10 hours ago, BritManToo said:

There's a bit of difference between asking for help to get some kids out of a cave, and asking how to run your country.

And if you believe your country has broadly got it all right, why are you here?

I am here cause of my thai wife - now we both got enough of this dump and leave for Europe in a few months. Mostly its my thai wife that wants to leave the Kingdom of loosers but I've had enough too so enjoy it here until you a part of the statistic of unexplaned deaths ...

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On 8/3/2018 at 3:21 PM, ravip said:

Is life so bad in the 1st world that millions travel to the 3rd world to die of a unexplained death or suicide?

Very sad indeed.

It would seem so. 

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On 8/3/2018 at 3:21 PM, ravip said:

Is life so bad in the 1st world that millions travel to the 3rd world to die of a unexplained death or suicide?

Very sad indeed.

Well , its not "millions" and people dont generally travel somewhere to die from an unexplained death   

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On 8/5/2018 at 5:45 AM, Wallander4 said:

I am here cause of my thai wife - now we both got enough of this dump and leave for Europe in a few months. Mostly its my thai wife that wants to leave the Kingdom of loosers but I've had enough too so enjoy it here until you a part of the statistic of unexplaned deaths ...

Wish you both all the very best for the future.

(At least you managed to find a wife from a dump, to live happily ever after)

 

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