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More hugs and wais as Thai honesty and police helpfulness confirmed

 

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Tears of joy and hugs and wais were the order of the day yesterday as a Brazilian tourist got her money back - all 100,000 baht of it. 

 

Paula Spindler had left the cash in two envelopes on the counter at a mini mart in Samut Songkhram. 

 

But sales lady Pornpailin Seesot noticed it and alerted the authorities who contacted the thankful Brazilian in Krabi. 

 

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Yesterday at Suvanabhumi Airport the head of the tourist police Maj-Gen Theerayuth, JS 100 Radio executives and the press turned up for the big "hand over". 

 

Mum Paula expressed her heartfelt gratitude for the honesty of Thais while the large police banner said it all:

 

"Thai Police - Service from the Heart - We'll get your money back". 

 

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Thaivisa notes that the high profile media event will be a shock to those that believe such stories are merely conspiracies staged to improve the country's image after negative press. 

 

Source: JS100, Sanook

 
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6 minutes ago, webfact said:

More hugs and wais as Thai honesty and police helpfulness confirmed

I had heard rumours but wasn't quite sure. Now it's been confirmed I'll be more careless when carrying around large amounts of cash. 

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6 minutes ago, webfact said:

Thaivisa notes that the high profile media event will be a shock to those that believe such stories are merely conspiracies staged to improve the country's image after negative press.

I must be missing the point here somehow? Or has sarcasm got to the TV team too?

 

10 minutes ago, webfact said:

"Thai Police - Service from the Heart - We'll get your money back". 

Judging from the number of expats I know, who, when trying to deal with the police here, find that without paying them bribes will do nothing.

 

The highest bribe was a German guy who's car was hit by a Thai driver who was going the wrong way on the road. The police wanted 10,000 Baht to 'investigate' it.

So I'd suggest an addendum: "We'll get your money back out of your bank account - for our own benefit."

 

Not forgetting our own Colin Neil's documented police no-show when he contacted them a few months ago.

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39 minutes ago, webfact said:

Thaivisa notes that the high profile media event will be a shock to those that believe such stories are merely conspiracies staged to improve the country's image after negative press

Perish the thought .. Only a cynic could view it in such a way .. :smile:

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7 minutes ago, CelticBhoy said:

Wow! They even had a banner made for this one  . . . .  😱

Yeah...that says it all...unbelievable where does they find those (silly) victims for their propaganda

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Celebrating the fact that if you leave your money behind, we won't steal it!

 

Is this really something to be proud of? Would you not just prefer people to take this as a given?

 

Unbelievable!

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minds of children again, anything for the photoshoot, nothing to do with the cops, the finder reported it and the loser did the same, so case solved, any other country money would be just handed back, no fuss, no drum rolls, if they could only see how foolish they look, nah !! forget it, NEXT CASE, will be taxi driver handing back a phone

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5 minutes ago, thequietman said:

Celebrating the fact that if you leave your money behind, we won't steal it!

 

Is this really something to be proud of? Would you not just prefer people to take this as a given?

 

Unbelievable!

A good point there.

When I last went back to the UK, I left my wallet at the checkout in Tesco. I realised later, and went back to Tesco.

My wallet was with customer services. I thanked them and also the cashier, but strangely enough there were no police or tourist agencies who felt the need to contact the press for a photo-shoot. Strange.

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1 hour ago, bluesofa said:

I must be missing the point here somehow? Or has sarcasm got to the TV team too?

 

Judging from the number of expats I know, who, when trying to deal with the police here, find that without paying them bribes will do nothing.

 

The highest bribe was a German guy who's car was hit by a Thai driver who was going the wrong way on the road. The police wanted 10,000 Baht to 'investigate' it.

So I'd suggest an addendum: "We'll get your money back out of your bank account - for our own benefit."

 

Not forgetting our own Colin Neil's documented police no-show when he contacted them a few months ago.

I left my designer glasses on a table in Laos. The next day, when I realised where I had left them, I went back to the bar and they were still on the table. I was lucky. Could have lost 99 baht there.

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I was silly enough to leave my wallet in a taxi in Phuket no cash in it.  I called the driver, he returned with my wallet and charged the fare for the return journey. He said he was at the airport I was in Rawai, cost me Bt700. I was happy to get it back. 

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1 minute ago, Oziex1 said:

I was silly enough to leave my wallet in a taxi in Phuket no cash in it.  I called the driver, he returned with my wallet and charged the fare for the return journey. He said he was at the airport I was in Rawai, cost me Bt700. I was happy to get it back. 

The 'fare for the return journey' part of it is never in the PR stories - how strange.

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17 minutes ago, colinneil said:

:cheesy:When :cheesy:i:cheesy: first came here i left my brains in the UK, damn police were no use in helping me with that.:cheesy::cheesy:

No Colin. They just re-located to another area of your lower body. 

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44 minutes ago, colinneil said:

:cheesy:When :cheesy:i:cheesy: first came here i left my brains in the UK, damn police were no use in helping me with that.:cheesy::cheesy:

Most people leave them on the tarmac at the airport, so im told

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31 minutes ago, Oziex1 said:

I was silly enough to leave my wallet in a taxi in Phuket no cash in it.  I called the driver, he returned with my wallet and charged the fare for the return journey. He said he was at the airport I was in Rawai, cost me Bt700. I was happy to get it back. 

Was cheap 

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

Thaivisa notes that the high profile media event will be a shock to those that believe such stories are merely conspiracies staged to improve the country's image after negative press. 

I’m not shocked at all, par for the course here. 

 

The production of a huge poster on the the other hand is shocking, if (as I suspect from looking at it), it is made from non biodegradable plastic. 

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We had a family stay in our villa over Xmas and NY great time was had by all, on the day they were leaving was early in the morning as they had to take a car back to the airport then catch a flight to BKK.

I had asked them have you checked everything..........? Yes,

When they had gone the cleaners moved in as we had other guest arriving later by this time we found a bag in the safe with 3000 Euro's in it, we tried to contact them and some stage of the day they realised they had left it then they contacted us we told them we found it.

As it was my wife had to go to BKK that evening and would meet them the following day to give them back she met them in Paragon and gave it back, They gave her 20 Euro's tip cheers!

They could have lost the lot when other guest moved in and used the safe.

At least we did the right thing and got it back to them

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

Thaivisa notes that the high profile media event will be a shock to those that believe such stories are merely conspiracies staged to improve the country's image after negative press.

maybe if they didnt  post such stories so often then?

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Thaivisa notes that the high profile media event will be a shock to those that believe such stories are merely conspiracies staged to improve the country's image after negative press

Thaivisa member notes its a pretty sad state of affairs when Thai people being honest is a news story

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just bought a loaf of bread, placed it on the motobike seat, had to go back to pick up my bag, when returning to the motobike the loaf of bread disappeared ?????police was driving by, raised my hand to stop them to no avail.....

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31 minutes ago, Mavideol said:

just bought a loaf of bread, placed it on the motobike seat, had to go back to pick up my bag, when returning to the motobike the loaf of bread disappeared ?????police was driving by, raised my hand to stop them to no avail.....

Looking for Brown envelopes not Brown Bread

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1 hour ago, Bluespunk said:

I’m not shocked at all, par for the course here. 

 

The production of a huge poster on the the other hand is shocking, if (as I suspect from looking at it), it is made from non biodegradable plastic. 

It's reusable, just change the numbers for a bigger impression next time. 

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