Saturday, August 20, 2011

Thailand - extortion by the authorities

The Wikipedia article about the Royal Thai Police include a number of cases where the police has engaged in actions which resemples extortion.

One of the cases include a 15 Danish boy who were victims by people trying to fake an accident in order to receive compensation. However they timed the move wrong and a man got killed in the accident. He was using a boat children even down to 10 use on holidays in Thailand.

The Thai police dropped the case but not before his family had to pay a large sum. The close ties between the group behind the scam and the police should be warning enough for every Dane to stay away from Thailand.

15-årige Kristian fange i Thailand, Dansk Thai Website
Royal Thai Police, Wikipedia