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glalt wrote: ↑
November 16, 2023, 12:25 pm
jackspratt wrote: ↑
November 14, 2023, 10:35 am
A question to consider, glalt - "who do those volunteer farang police report to, and who would the Chinese police report to"?
It would depend on the situation. Scams would be reported to the Chinese government. Other problems reported to the Thai police. Chinese cops nor the farang volunteers would have no arrest powers or their own stations. Language interpreting would be their main job.
A half baked, half trained volunteer force would not be much of an option to combat professional criminals.
Some time ago, Sydney had a big issue with Asian gangs, mostly Vietnamese importing heroin and working with Chinese gangs who were supplying. The NSW police formed an Asian Crime unit, recruited and trained full time Asians. It was a very effective approach to such an extent that extortion is no longer much of an issue. Middle Eastern gangs also moved in on the drug trade and now there is a Middle Eastern Crime unit that is kicking goals too, still an issue, many gaoled but ongoing.
RTP have a problem already with corruption, adding a volunteer force into this mix is questionable. As long as rampent corruption exists, band aid solutions won't work and Chinese gangs will pretty much do as they want to in Thailand.
I had a bumper sticker in Texas that read 'Beam me up Scotty'. I often wish I could find one in Udon Thani
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tamada wrote: ↑
November 16, 2023, 6:24 am
jackspratt wrote: ↑
November 15, 2023, 10:35 pm
Yes, but that is not the same as editing the thread title - which is what the Sloshed Simian seemed to be suggesting.
Correction. The OP (Original Poster) can edit the title of a THREAD they have created after the fact.
Anyone can change the title of the thread in a post to that thread but unless everyone responds to that post, the title on each subsequent post will revert to what is stated in the OP (Original Post).
For example, check my AliExpress shopping thread and you will see where I have just edited the thread title and made a subsequent post to that new thread title whereas the previous responses still have the original thread title.
CORRECT as an OP i have changed thread headers numerous times in the past ... Jammy many thanks for edumacating one of UMs Ozz contingent some are a tad on the slow side.
Back on topic ..pleased to see the Chinese bobbies wont be sending over some of their finest to patrol Pattaya .. i can imagine a bladdered Geordie asking them for directions to walking street at 3am... and getting an order of prawn balls in sweet n sour sauce instead.