Dangerous Thailand: Authorities’ denial a ‘smoke and mirrors’ exercise

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Dangerous Thailand: Authorities’ denial a ‘smoke and mirrors’ exercise

Post by phuketrichard » Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:37 pm

Well written.

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The report highlighted Thailand’s high rates of crime, violence and the low reliability of the country’s police services as reasons for the country’s poor ranking, which placed it in 118th place among 136 countries.

It is of little surprise, however, that the military backed government were eager to negate the unflattering Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report. After all, this government came to power through the May 2014 coup, and by creating he National Council for Peace and Order, they used national safety and stability to legitimise their authority.

While the Foreign Ministry seems perplexed by Thailand’s poor ranking in WEF report, the prevalence of gun crime, road deaths, violent crime, sexual assault, rival college violence, motorcycle gang culture, road rage confrontations, tourist scams, drunken assaults and psychotic net-idols are no secret to most of the country’s residents. Simply watch one of Thailand’s morning TV news shows on any given day, and you’ll see enough to shatter the idyllic imagery projected by the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Diplomatic Security wrote in its safety report for overseas staff:
“Thailand has a fervent gun culture on par with the United States and has become a world leader in firearms-related homicides.”

Lastly, one of the most dangerous aspects of life in Thailand is travelling on its lethal roads, which are now ranked the second most dangerous in the world. The only country in the world to have more dangerous roads is war-torn Libya. On average, there are 24,000 deaths on Thailand’s roads every year, 73 per cent of those killed are motorcyclists.
Read more at https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/06/ ... OVLEr18.99

Yet still30++ million ( 28% chinese) tourists travel here...go figure :beer3:
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Re: Dangerous Thailand: Authorities’ denial a ‘smoke and mirrors’ exercise

Post by saigonjackpot » Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:46 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:37 pm
Well written.

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The report highlighted Thailand’s high rates of crime, violence and the low reliability of the country’s police services as reasons for the country’s poor ranking, which placed it in 118th place among 136 countries.

It is of little surprise, however, that the military backed government were eager to negate the unflattering Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report. After all, this government came to power through the May 2014 coup, and by creating he National Council for Peace and Order, they used national safety and stability to legitimise their authority.

While the Foreign Ministry seems perplexed by Thailand’s poor ranking in WEF report, the prevalence of gun crime, road deaths, violent crime, sexual assault, rival college violence, motorcycle gang culture, road rage confrontations, tourist scams, drunken assaults and psychotic net-idols are no secret to most of the country’s residents. Simply watch one of Thailand’s morning TV news shows on any given day, and you’ll see enough to shatter the idyllic imagery projected by the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Diplomatic Security wrote in its safety report for overseas staff:
“Thailand has a fervent gun culture on par with the United States and has become a world leader in firearms-related homicides.”

Lastly, one of the most dangerous aspects of life in Thailand is travelling on its lethal roads, which are now ranked the second most dangerous in the world. The only country in the world to have more dangerous roads is war-torn Libya. On average, there are 24,000 deaths on Thailand’s roads every year, 73 per cent of those killed are motorcyclists.
Read more at https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/06/ ... OVLEr18.99

Yet still30++ million ( 28% chinese) tourists travel here...go figure :beer3:
Who make those figures phuket Richard?

The TAT?

That's a joke.

People quit going to Thailand soon as sites like yourself suggested farangexits.com show the sheer danger of the third world wasteland.

Its unsafe and it harbours criminals just admit these Chinese are naive as the rest who set foot in LoS.
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Re: Dangerous Thailand: Authorities’ denial a ‘smoke and mirrors’ exercise

Post by peppermintpaddy » Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:47 pm

if Thailand's a "third world wasteland" WTF is Cambodia then..?
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Re: Dangerous Thailand: Authorities’ denial a ‘smoke and mirrors’ exercise

Post by saigonjackpot » Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:39 pm

Hahahahaha
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Re: Dangerous Thailand: Authorities’ denial a ‘smoke and mirrors’ exercise

Post by vladimir » Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:22 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:37 pm
Well written.

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The report highlighted Thailand’s high rates of crime, violence and the low reliability of the country’s police services as reasons for the country’s poor ranking, which placed it in 118th place among 136 countries.
The pussies that wrote this report need to visit South Africa. They'd be singing Thailand's praises within 30 minutes of arrival:

Baggage stolen before you leave the airport

Rape, murder and grand larceny possible as soon as you exit the terminal.

Sorry for the quoting effup, Richard.
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