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Koh Phangan tourist businesses furious as warrant issued for arrest of policeman who robbed two Russian holidaymakers

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This is sad all the way around ... the fugitive cop was shot in the line of duty about a year ago. Wonder if that was related to his loss of good judgement. Many careers ruined too ... and for what? Petty, petty, petty ... what a pity!

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11 hours ago, Thaiwrath said:

Yet again, the 'tourist image' thing seems a bigger priority than the severity of the crime !

gaining a "Wild West" image.

 

Where's he been for 7-9 years then 

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11 hours ago, BKKBrit said:

Considering that tourism under the current government is nudging to generating 12% of GDP and more than 10% of the population is directly or indirectly generating an income from provision of services - what's your problem?

it should not matter about the revenue generated but the seriousness of the crime should matter and that should be the reason for the investigation and if the evidence points to it the prosecution but TIT

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12 hours ago, Thaiwrath said:

Yet again, the 'tourist image' thing seems a bigger priority than the severity of the crime !

I wonder if the tourist operators on Koh Tao could be as upstanding or are they more terrified by control.

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Oh dear.I dunno.There was I soooo naively thinking that a policeman's job was to protect the public.

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59 minutes ago, foxteen said:

The law must be change to send all corruptors Police to prison and not transfer them...

They move them to an inactive post because they cannot fire them 'they know where all the bodies are buried' and could bring the whole system crashing down. Moving to an inactive post is not for the crimes it's for being stupid and getting caught.

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I am not a soccer/football fan by any stretch, but reading so many of these stories on TV and elsewhere the phrase "own goal" always springs to mind!!

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11 hours ago, BKKBrit said:

Considering that tourism under the current government is nudging to generating 12% of GDP and more than 10% of the population is directly or indirectly generating an income from provision of services - what's your problem?

And how much of gdp is lost/wasted due to corruption?

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When caught he will say sorry and offer the Russians a wai. If the Russian man has any balls he would kick him in the teeth while the hypocrite is kneeling in front of him,show the Thai public what we think of their stupid wai's. In many places in the world kidnapping alone would get him a life sentence,let's see how many months he gets here.

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1 hour ago, Itsnottheplaceitwas said:

Chinese too please 

Chinese are okay. Better than the lowlife farangs.

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I know its not right to generalize. However, when it comes to Thailand the lyrics of "Sympathy for the Devil" are pointing it out:

"Just as every cop is a criminal. And all the sinners saints. As heads is tails."  

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I believe he will face court and prison.

He has fled because he knows he will and that is because influential people are pursuing this.

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