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Floating in the sea - swanky new Bangkok buses bobbing up and down on a ship as scandal deepens

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SiSePuede419    790

"Khanit stressed that his company won the contract with BMTA to supply the buses but were not the makers of the vehicles."

 

You know those buses we just sold you?  We didn't really make them.  Can we have tax break now?  😀

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lvr181    1,837
6 hours ago, waldroj said:

"...Floating in the sea - swanky new Bangkok buses bobbing up and down on a ship as scandal deepens..."

 

Before it deepens any further, BMTA should simply pocket the ฿330 million security deposit and the buses thrown into the sea and create an artificial reef.

 

Seems an appropriate outcome for a "bottom of the harbour" scheme !!!

 

 

 

Nah, just take the buses put them to good use and keep the 330 million until the whole sordid mess is cleaned up and the perpetrators of this scam are jailed.

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drbrit    74

The bus brand is Sunlong.  A Chinese bus manufacturer in Shenzen.  The yellow buses on BKK's streets are the same brand, as are many of the tour coaches seen across Thailand these days.

The 40% of parts and assembly being from Malaysia therefore sounds very dubious.

So after all the fanfare of "new clean buses as Happy New Year Gift" to the capital - looks like they will be parked up pending dispute & legal resolution for who knows how long...!

 

 

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ballpoint    2,430
3 hours ago, peterrabbit said:

Lesson to all Asean companies thinking of supplying goods to Thai Government controlled entities:-    DON'T !

Lesson to all ASEAN companies thinking of trying to rip off Thailand by reselling made in China goods as their own, in order to get tax breaks:- DON'T!

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fruitman    2,961
19 minutes ago, ballpoint said:

Lesson to all ASEAN companies thinking of trying to rip off Thailand by reselling made in China goods as their own, in order to get tax breaks:- DON'T!

 

Next time Thailand calls abroad to place a big order they will say: ohhh Thailand, mai mee krab, mod leow.

 

It's like Volvo refusing to sell them the buses, they don't want to be involved into a corruption scandal.

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Gandtee    983

Is there ever a business deal that is not tainted by corruption in Thailand. Oh! Sorry. We shouldn't say or do anything to sully the name of Thailand. I apologise.

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Chalard    49
3 hours ago, heybuz said:

another thought why didn't they make them here in thailand

 

 

Not enough corruption money in it to make it worthwhile..... lol

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gemguy    1,451
6 hours ago, Bobobirdiebuddy said:

When it comes to any big purchase like this, the bureaucrats just can't help themselves - apparently graft and corruption is just in their nature or so it seems..

"Some People"....... have to be paid or they will not sign off.

Cheers

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mrjohn    101

“Thailand is a democratic country and adheres to free trade.”

The Great Leader 3rd June 2016

I was so shocked when I heard this nonsense by “the self-appointed one”  on Thai TV  that I checked my dictionary  in case I had misunderstood the meaning of the phrase “free trade”

I had not!

Free trade is : “international buying and selling of goods, without limits on the amount of goods that one country can sell to another, and without special taxes on the goods bought from a foreign country.”

Which part of the words"free trade" do Thais not understand?

 

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Wilsonandson    3,776

Where is Prime Minister Prayuth? This is a disgrace. Let the vehicles in. You made the deal, you have to man up and honour it. Big woose!

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fruitman    2,961
15 minutes ago, mrjohn said:

“Thailand is a democratic country and adheres to free trade.”

The Great Leader 3rd June 2016

I was so shocked when I heard this nonsense by “the self-appointed one”  on Thai TV  that I checked my dictionary  in case I had misunderstood the meaning of the phrase “free trade”

I had not!

Free trade is : “international buying and selling of goods, without limits on the amount of goods that one country can sell to another, and without special taxes on the goods bought from a foreign country.”

Which part of the words"free trade" do Thais not understand?

 

I agree but it's the same in Europe, free trade without borders but don't bring a truck full of liquor or fuel over the border cause you'll go to jail for long time.

 

Strange thing is that people don't stand up and fight for their rights...In Europe they accept it.

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Dumbastheycome    622
9 hours ago, Changwatchap said:

Nice to see that customs are equally dicks to all, and not just foreigners. 

Huh? Malaysians  and  Chinese are not foreigners in Thailand?  Wait til I tell   Aunty ! She will want a  refund!

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