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In an unusual move, Chinese police will join Thai police in tourist hotspots to patrol in the near future to boost tourist confidence, said the director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand. However, a later statement by a spokesman to the Prime Minister denied any patrolling would take place and only that the two forces would share information.

The announcement was first made today, Sunday November 13th, 2023, by Thapanee Kiatphaibool, director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand. It followed a meeting with the Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport earlier today.


According to Thapanee, a meeting with the Chinese embassy would take place on Tuesday, November 15th, and top Thai police, tourist police, and Central Intelligence Bureau officers would attend to hammer out the specifics of the plan. The exact locations where Chinese police would patrol were not yet released but would be areas Chinese tourists gather in large numbers, said Thapanee. TPN media notes that places like Pattaya and Phuket would almost certainly be on the list.

Thapanee stated that the unusual move was a must to restore the confidence of Chinese tourists in their safety in Thailand, damaged by several factors over the past several months including a major mall mass shooting where a Chinese tourist was one of the fatalities. Additionally, a popular movie in China, No More Bets, in which Chinese nationals are conned into going overseas for legitimate jobs in Southeast Asia and then forced to work in illegal online gambling under horrible conditions by human traffickers, damaged tourism severely as well.

Thapanee added that this program isn’t unheard of or a first globally, with China and Italian police previously having a similar program that has since ended. The program was not without its criticism, notes TPN, but ran for multiple years.

Thapanee concluded by saying having Chinese police patrol with Thai police will make not only Chinese tourists feel safer but also tourists from many other countries, who, according to him, trust the Chinese police system.


The announcement has led to furious discussion and debate, much of it negative, online, notes TPN. In fact, it led to a late statement from Chai Watcharong, spokesman for the Thai PM, who said the two forces would only share information, especially involving Chinese criminals, but not have Chinese police actively patrol.

https://thepattayanews.com/2023/11/12/chinese-police-to-patrol-tourist-hotspots-in-thailand-to-boost-tourist-confidence-says-thai-prime-minister/

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I wouldn't object to Chinese police officers assisting Thai counterparts in Pattaya, Bangkok, or other tourist destinations, but only if their assistance involves facilitating Thai police interactions with Chinese tourists. Having experienced instances of Chinese individuals displaying racism towards foreigners (similar to a minority of British [PY] or American people), I would prefer not to have to deal with their police in Thailand. I fear they might advocate for rules that favor Chinese tourists.

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19 hours ago, seven said:

Unbelievable.

It was fake news

 

Careful 7-11........this is actually trying to take place.....the chinese are trying to establish their own police forces in other countries, as a way to control their people and keep them scared.  I read about this behavior in the USA.  This is what they are attempting.  So, i would be cautious.  Of course, the Thais are going to deny but stay tuned.

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A distraught South Korean man went on a rampage yesterday by discarding 100,000 baht banknotes and trying to leap from the eighth floor of a Pattaya condominium after losing money to a Thai girlfriend.


Officers from Muang Pattaya Police Station rushed to the condominium on Soi Bua Khao in Pattaya after residents reported a foreign man on a rampage. The man reportedly had a knife in his hand and was shouting that he would take his own life by jumping off the balcony.

When officers arrived at the scene they found the South Korean man, later identified as 41 year old Seungwon Jeong, standing on the balcony of his room on the eighth floor. He was pacing the balcony with a knife in his hand.


Seungwon made a loud noise and then launched over 100,000 baht Thai banknotes from the balcony. He walked around the balcony for about an hour brandishing a knife before disappearing into his room.

Seungwon informed officers, through the interpreter, that he had been in Pattaya for about a month, and his stress had escalated a few days ago following the sudden disappearance of his Thai girlfriend. He revealed that the Thai woman had lured him into investing in a grocery store on her behalf, only to abandon him later.

Expressing concern about his financial predicament, Seungwon decided to reach out to his debtor, requesting the return of the money. However, the debtor not only refused but also responded disrespectfully.

Officers chose not to file charges against Seungwon and escorted him to the hospital for a medical examination. Additionally, they planned to get in touch with his family in South Korea to explore a resolution, aiming to prevent Seungwon from causing further disturbance or attempting self-harm.

https://thethaiger.com/news/national/baht-lash-of-emotions-south-korean-man-goes-rampage-in-pattaya-after-being-scammed-by-thai-girlfriend 

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On 11/13/2023 at 10:18 AM, Pulci Gorgon said:

I wouldn't object to Chinese police officers assisting Thai counterparts in Pattaya, Bangkok, or other tourist destinations, but only if their assistance involves facilitating Thai police interactions with Chinese tourists. Having experienced instances of Chinese individuals displaying racism towards foreigners (similar to a minority of British [PY] or American people), I would prefer not to have to deal with their police in Thailand. I fear they might advocate for rules that favor Chinese tourists.

I hope your kidding!!!!!!!!!

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Pattaya police intensified checks on short-stay hotels on Loy Krathong night to prevent teenagers from engaging in sexual activities. The operation is a common practice during the Loy Krathong festival, where teens usually hang out after the event and are prone to inappropriate sexual behavior, said Pattaya police.

The operation, ordered by Banglamung district chief Mr. Pisit Sawasdinukul and Pattaya police chief Pol. Col. Thanapong Pothitthi, took place at 10:00 PM on November 27th, with an aim to specifically inspect “love hotels” in Pattaya to warn hotel operators of allowing minors to use their venues to engage in sexual activities.

According to Pol. Col. Thanapong, the Pattaya police recognized the increased likelihood of teenagers engaging in inappropriate behavior during the Loy Krathong event. He stated that some teens may opt to hang out after releasing their flowery floats or participating in alcohol-drinking gatherings. Consequently, this behavior could impair their judgment and self-control and pose a risk of unprotected sex that leads to unwanted pregnancies.

Pol. Col. Thanapong went on to say that short-stay hotels are considered high-risk locations, as they often operate with minimal oversight and can provide a breeding ground for illicit activities.

In response to these concerns, Pattaya law enforcement officials are working closely with hotel operators to verify the identification of individuals entering their establishments. Visitors must be at least 20 years old, and if minors or suspicious behavior are detected, hotel staff are instructed to report immediately to law enforcement.

https://thepattayanews.com/2023/11/29/pattaya-police-crack-down-on-love-hotels-to-deter-teenage-sex/

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On 12/1/2023 at 5:57 AM, Pdoggg said:

Says "Video Not Available", at least in Thailand.

Tim says first its blocked, but then says it isn't as he watched it again. Theres a German guy who bribed his way out of Thailand.

Either way its not very discret filming in the bars.

a case of a German who allegedly paid 1 million baht as a bribe for release after underage sex charges.

 

 

 

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