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THAI TOURIST MINISTER TRIES TO BLOCK THAILAND RAPE VIDEO - The Minister of Tourism in Thailand is trying to block people viewing a damning video regarding a rape case.  A Dutch musician’s daughter visited Krabi, Thailand for a holiday with friends and was severely beaten and raped by her tour guide – it was alleged.

After the young lady, of just 19 years old, reported this to the police and a physical examination confirmed the assault, battery and rape, the Thai Tour Guide was arrested and duly confessed to his crimes.

During the initial court hearing the Thai Tour Guide then recanted his confession and as a result was given bail. According to some news reports the next court hearing could take up to 2 years due to the backlog in court cases.

Understandably the father of the young daughter is none too impressed and therefore used his skills as a musician to put together a music video titled “Evil Man from Krabi”.  The video has now been viewed over 370,000 times and reports are coming out that this is having a devastating effect on tourism.  In fact at the last count Thailand over 80,000 holiday cancellations and this number continues to grow.

It’s the same old story… The trouble with the Thais is that they care little about their tourists.  What counts is money and that is the only reason they are considering blocking the video as a number of hotels, tour operations and other tour related business are complaining to the Minister regarding the videos’ effect.

What the Thai Authorities should not have done is to grant the defendant bail – especially considering he originally confessed to the crime.  Thailand is currently striving to increase tourism but with the Thai Authority’s lack of consideration for tourists and the ever increasing number of violent crimes and scams targeting tourist it is little wonder that people no longer want to visit Thailand.

Thailand is certainly not unique in crime levels however their lack of any real law enforcement (unless it produces the coveted brown envelope)  rarely produces justice.  In a country where murder, rape, bag snatching, scams and general crime continues to go unpunished is it little wonder why tourists are looking at other holiday destinations.

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  • Tryggles

    I have experience of reporting a violent crime in Thailand. The police laughed about it. They never even questioned the Thai nationals who were(are) responsible because we were foreigners who reported the incident. The police even lied to interpol regarding the incident. Hospitalised,traumatised – this is with me for life. I’m speechless about the whole experience and cannot recommend that foreigners travelling in Thailand should be on guard; despite the smiles and friendly chat you are not welcome there.

    • meebal

      Did you report your story to the media? If not and you would like to give your full account you can do so by contacting us – Give us the full account and we’ll expose your story if you would like.

      • Tryggles

        I am a part time magazine writer. I wrote about the story for a travel magazine, which was being paid by TAT. Needless to say my story was pulled. I am currently collecting evidence to resubmit my case via a friend in Interpol. I would be happy to send you the details, as the men responsible are still at large. So far I have 1 other European who has positively confirmed the same group attacked him in the same way. However, I wish to remain anonymous, for reasons that will become blatantly obvious.

        • meebal

          Hi. All of our sources are strictly confidential and we will where necessary alter ‘personal’ details and information in order to ensure anonymity.

          Not in the least bit surprised that a TAT sponsored magazine wouldn’t publish such an article.

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  • Bewildered farang

    LAND OF SMILES??? More like LAND OF CRIME!!!
    Poor and dangerous infrastructure …. Unaccountable government and corrupt police force….. Unmanaged and unlicensed unhygienic food venders…. Increasing attacks and murderous crimes and scams against tourists….. Death roads with lunatic drivers… And so on…….
    Not a DEMORCRATIC country…. More like I dictatorship!

    • meebal

      We’ve got a couple of inside sources and from our perspective it’s not the sort of place foreigners should visit. Thanks for the comment as it helps our readers get a flavour of the place.

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