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    Only in Thailand

    Remember the two idiots shooting a couple of German tourists in Patong in an attempt to shoot a Danish guy?

    Take at look at this article:

    Phuket NEWS: Australian gunmen walk free after short Phuket Prison

    They only got 15 days for attempted murder and for carrying illegal weapons. They served longer, as they choose to pay a fine by serving time - time served counted for 200 baht a day. They must be very low on money!

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    Surely other payments were made behind closed doors ....
    'If it floats, flies or fcuks , it's cheaper to rent"

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    Let's hope they were deported as well.....

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    Just when you think you've heard it all, huh?

    Hard to believe.

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    actually this story was a FFS story

    No Visas: Immigration Arrested Honest Couple - Phuket Wan

    sounds to me like they got embarrassed that people walked right through that they lost face

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc26 View Post
    Crazy. And speaking of crazy, I can see that the editor at Phuket Wan is still at large.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nelsonone View Post
    Let's hope they were deported as well.....
    Nope.......Still in country I believe.

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    Both stories incredulous ... sometimes shrugging off TiT just does not cut it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc26 View Post
    actually this story was a FFS story

    No Visas: Immigration Arrested Honest Couple - Phuket Wan

    sounds to me like they got embarrassed that people walked right through that they lost face
    If this had happened to me, I don't know whether I'd be able to keep my cool.....f'n arrogant a'holes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stillearly View Post
    Surely other payments were made behind closed doors ....
    IIRC they paid 5m in 'bail' at one point..

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    Maybe they served the time to pay the fine because they were safer inside - even a Thai jail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billpay View Post
    If this had happened to me, I don't know whether I'd be able to keep my cool.....f'n arrogant a'holes.
    I agree - it is a terrible example of "loss of face" resulting in retribution for pointing out the Immigration mistake/flawed procedures.

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    taking the wrong direction and ending up going out of the domestic exit when walking through HKT airport is easily done....I've done it as i followed the direction of AA airline ground staff...she was standing in the middle of the hallway pointing the way to me with her arm...I ended up turning around once I realised my mistake but its easily done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilbaz View Post
    Maybe they served the time to pay the fine because they were safer inside - even a Thai jail?
    There's certainly something smelly about them staying in jail for 200 baht a day. And it can't be because of the "Danish mafioso", as he is nothing of the kind, as far as I understand. And besides, he is in jail. Maybe they were hoping to meet him inside

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