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Go Fund me - Koh Samui hostel owner in distress.

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:19 pm

Locked Up Abroad! Help Repay Bribes – Samui resident asks for help!

A resident of Koh Samui recently found herself locked up in jail after papers she thought were legal and correct and allowed her to run a backpacker resort were correct. However they were not. Loren has shared her story on a Go Fund Me page – here is what it says.

​Hi, I’m Loren, as most of you probably know. I’m a traveler and try to be open and honest always, and as a result I have the most incredible luck. I always say it’s not always good luck, but always incredible!

This week my incredible luck was incredibly bad...
http://www.samuitimes.com/locked-up-abr ... -for-help/


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Postby boozyoldman » Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:49 pm

What a cool, groovy and vilely corrupt screwy country!

And such a pity that she did not check the crooked
"lawyer's" real status in the first place!


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Postby Bertros » Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:09 pm

CEOCambodiaNews wrote: Locked Up Abroad! Help Repay Bribes – Samui resident asks for help!

I’m a traveler and try to be open and honest always, /



me too.... :lol:


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Postby hanno » Sat Oct 01, 2016 4:26 am

Another blue-eyed, do good hippie getting busted.....


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Postby phuketrichard » Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:33 am

old saying "let the buyer beware"

she tried to get by on the cheap rather than doing it legal, everyone here that does business knows there is the quick cheap easy way to do things but ...it has its risks
to bad many take that option


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Postby sigmoid » Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:54 am

People need to understand that this is the way of the future for "farang' in Thailand.

Andrew Drummond did a recent write-up on the subject:

http://www.andrew-drummond.com/2016/09/ ... -week.html

Another interesting article:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikegonzale ... 3d4a565b21

Anyway, the end is nigh


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Postby Bertros » Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:19 pm

sigmoid wrote:People need to understand that this is the way of the future for "farang' in Thailand.

Andrew Drummond did a recent write-up on the subject:

http://www.andrew-drummond.com/2016/09/ ... -week.html

Another interesting article:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikegonzale ... 3d4a565b21

Anyway, the end is nigh


Interesting reads.

the times they are a changing....

Wonder if it will spread to....?

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Postby phuketrichard » Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:38 pm

FYI Drumond is Banned in Thailand so we need look here;

https://translate.google.com/translate? ... &sandbox=1


Thailand is bending over ( as the Cambodians are) to the Chinese now; ( and looks like the Philippines will be as well)
recently wouldn't allow the HK activist Joshua Wong in the other day
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongk ... SKCN125025
Funny how during WW2 they sided with he japs, this time they might be picking the winners thou

We live in interesting times


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Postby Bertros » Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:22 pm

phuketrichard wrote:FYI Drumond is Banned in Thailand so we need look here;

https://translate.google.com/translate? ... &sandbox=1


Thailand is bending over ( as the Cambodians are) to the Chinese now; ( and looks like the Philippines will be as well)
recently wouldn't allow the HK activist Joshua Wong in the other day
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongk ... SKCN125025
Funny how during WW2 they sided with he japs, this time they might be picking the winners thou

We live in interesting times


I think the interesting this is this:

-the Chinese think it's to their benefit if they 'squire' these local Asian nations. (I didn't say smaller!)
-the Chinese are new at this...(prolly?)
-We (that's the plural we of 'us' westernish types) have been doing it for a loooooooong time. just sayin'
-'we know' some times is ain't so much fun. keeping countries that sit side by each and don't always get along, well keeping them in a state of 'along' is tough.

-good luck on the Chinese. maybe it will even things out a bit and reduce the freaking cost!!!!

just sayin' as it were.

cheers


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