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Bangkok Uni professor sacked after ripping off dozens on English language courses in the UK

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Bangkok Uni professor sacked after ripping off dozens on English language courses in the UK

 

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The head of the English department at Bangkok University has been sacked after she sought investment in English programs in the UK. 

 

And 30 parents who paid for courses for their children will go to police to say they were conned out of 90,000 baht each. 

 

In total losses of 20 million baht have been reported by investors.

 

The English professor - named only as Assama, 33 - is in hiding. 

 

Yesterday Sombat Seewong, 44, and ten victims who invested money with Assama went to crime suppression police and met with Lt-Col Mongkhon Phromsopha. 

 

Sombat said he met Assama and the pair did a land deal in which Assama was up front and honest. 

 

Confident that he could do business with her he did not hesitate when she suggested investing one million baht in a project to take secondary pupils and university students to study in the UK. 

 

When she could not be contacted he realized he had been conned and there were many other victims who had invested between 600,000 and two million each. 

 

He also discovered that 30 parents at a well known school had lost 90,000 baht each in travel and study fees for their children. 

 

The course they signed up for was for the latest school holidays and was due to run from 13th to 27th October.

 

Complaints have been made in various police precincts about the matter and the parents at the school are preparing to go to the cops as a group. 

 

Meanwhile Bangkok University said that Assama has been sacked. They said that her activities were not the responsibility of the university. 

 

Source: Daily News

 
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Here we can't even take up collections for the local temple (1-100Baht/person) without the director sign a letter stating that it's OK...
But hey, it's a difference when you have gullible rich parents in Bangkok compared to the hard working farmers counting every Baht they spend, like the parents of most of my students...

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They must have been filthy rich the parents if they can pay 1 million baht for a student course. Also stupid. 

Somehow I don't feel pity for them....

 

 

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3 hours ago, petermik said:

I find it hard to believe a Thai would "rip off" other Thai,s............:whistling:

Jinga !!

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13 minutes ago, marcusarelus said:

Trying to help your children get an education is an admirable trait regardless if you are Thai or not. 

It's up to your child if they actually WANT to get educated, and really learn, or just copy and stare stupidly into their phone, in which case you might as well throw your money into the village pond.

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14 minutes ago, Jeremy50 said:

It's up to your child if they actually WANT to get educated, and really learn, or just copy and stare stupidly into their phone, in which case you might as well throw your money into the village pond.

If education was up to children we wouldn't need teachers now would we?  It is up to parents to motivate children and provide the means to become educated.  I was born into a world without TV's and my parents were just as worried about Television as you seem to be about phones.  In fact most children know more about the world through the availability of information than the old timers ever did.  Human knowledge used to double every century soon it will double ever 12 hours.  Wake up!

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22 minutes ago, hotchilli said:

Jinga !!

You must be blind.  Have you never seen a Thai prison? 

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Intellectual property infringement is the highest form of flattery!  :whistling:

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Just found out today the head teacher / school director at my son's school has been sacked for stealing school funds. Apparently fled to some far corner of Thailand. 

 

She was always seen as a good school head, well respected and doing good things for the school. 

 

Just shows.

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