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    Forget about Thailand: Its Government Doesn't Care for Tourists

    My experience in that country is no good. The Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MOTS) there won't respond to my complaint. So when you have problems in Thailand, don't expect any help from its (corrupt/incompetent?) government. Visit Thailand at your own risk (in the most recent visit, stuff was stolen from my locked check-in luggage; an inside job obviously) . Here is briefly what happened:

    In April, 2008, I filed an online complaint against a travel agent for ripping me off to MOTS via the a MOTS website this site is no longer functional. A Ministry staff acknowledged my complaint by email.

    However, despite repeated online inquiry about the progress of the complaint, I received no response from the Ministry.

    When I was in Bangkok earlier this year in May, I went to MOTS National Stadium office to inquire about the progress of my complaint (which I filed online in April 2008). Amazingly, they found no record of the complaint and asked me to file a written complaint while I was in that office. I did accordingly and a staff said I would hear from the Ministry in 2-3 weeks.

    Not having heard anything, I sent a letter to the National Stadium office in August and another one in September, 2009 inquiring about the progress of the complaint, but again I heard nothing. About a month ago, I sent a letter about the matter to Minister of Tourism and Sports, but heard nothing.

    I think it is conclusive that MOTS is not going to do anything about my complaint. I wonder why (corruption/incompetence?).
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    What were you complaining about?

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    About my complaint to a government unit not taken care of properly.

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    Welcome to the third whirl

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunghung
    complaint to a government unit not taken care of properly.
    Yup, you should complain about that.

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    I wonder why (corruption/incompetence?).
    ..Add to that laziness, inconvenience and not giving a toss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunghung
    Forget about Thailand: Its Government Doesn't Care for Tourists

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    I'm still unclear as to what you're origional complaint was?

    Was it the stuff being stolen from your locker?

    Didn't you have travel insurance?

    Maybe you're not suited to Thailand, it's not like it is as home you know.

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    It's pretty obvious.......

    " stuff was stolen from my locked check-in luggage"

    A thing many got caught up in at the airport.

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    You will have to write the complaint in Thai next time !














    and then nothing as well will happen...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shitdigit View Post
    I'm still unclear as to what you're origional complaint was?

    Was it the stuff being stolen from your locker?

    Didn't you have travel insurance?

    Maybe you're not suited to Thailand, it's not like it is as home you know.

    The original complaint is against a Pattaya travel agent (Maneerat Transport & Travel on Soi Post Office ) for ripping me off. If you have time, read Pattaya - Pattaya to Cambodia Scams: Maneerat Transport & Travel (on Soi Post Office, Pattaya).

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    Maybe you were writing your complaint letters in the same color ink as the paper you were using and nobody could read them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert
    Maybe you were writing your complaint letters in the same color ink as the paper you were using and nobody could read them.
    I hate it when people do that. I'm writing to DD about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunghung View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Shitdigit View Post
    I'm still unclear as to what you're origional complaint was?
    The original complaint is against a Pattaya travel agent (Maneerat Transport & Travel on Soi Post Office ) for ripping me off. If you have time, read Pattaya - Pattaya to Cambodia Scams: Maneerat Transport & Travel (on Soi Post Office, Pattaya).
    OK now I've read your report I understand a little better.

    A tale of woe and sorrow if ever I head one.

    Best put it down to experiance, no point writting letters that will never be answered.

    Venting your frustrations here on TD may make you feel better ,
    so go for it, knock yerself out.

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    I fea OP you have been shafted I hope this exposure will help but for sympathy your nong or the loi pipers is a more assured balm

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    HumpHump, Can you go back and edit your post. Highlight all the words and then click on the color and make it white. Its very hard to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown
    HumpHump, Can you go back and edit your post. Highlight all the words and then click on the color and make it white. Its very hard to read.
    Stop bloody complaining all the time.

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    ^ Can you delete your post please?
    Last edited by chitown; 18-10-2009 at 04:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunghung
    The original complaint is against a Pattaya travel agent (Maneerat Transport & Travel on Soi Post Office ) for ripping me off.
    I understand your anger.
    These folks oughta be put in pillory. Thanks for the warning.

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    Is Money Rat still in business? Be helpful to warn others tho these vermin often switch business name e.g SwizzAir became swiss Enron Madoff etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown
    ^ Can you delete your post please?
    Whinger....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy
    I'm writing to DD about it.
    Good idea mate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown
    Can you go back and edit your post.
    He was in a black mood when he posted.

    Will white on beige do? No merit badge for you today.

    Quote Originally Posted by hunghung
    My experience in that country is no good. The Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MOTS) there won't respond to my complaint. So when you have problems in Thailand, don't expect any help from its (corrupt/incompetent?) government. Visit Thailand at your own risk (in the most recent visit, stuff was stolen from my locked check-in luggage; an inside job obviously) . Here is briefly what happened: In April, 2008, I filed an online complaint against a travel agent for ripping me off to MOTS via the a MOTS website this site is no longer functional. A Ministry staff acknowledged my complaint by email. However, despite repeated online inquiry about the progress of the complaint, I received no response from the Ministry. When I was in Bangkok earlier this year in May, I went to MOTS National Stadium office to inquire about the progress of my complaint (which I filed online in April 2008). Amazingly, they found no record of the complaint and asked me to file a written complaint while I was in that office. I did accordingly and a staff said I would hear from the Ministry in 2-3 weeks. Not having heard anything, I sent a letter to the National Stadium office in August and another one in September, 2009 inquiring about the progress of the complaint, but again I heard nothing. About a month ago, I sent a letter about the matter to Minister of Tourism and Sports, but heard nothing. I think it is conclusive that MOTS is not going to do anything about my complaint. I wonder why (corruption/incompetence?).

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    Good thread been trolled by a couple of idiots.

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    I don't think tourists give a fook about a countries government and when they choose their holiday destination.

    And whatever the Thai Government has done in the past 12 months has not adversely affected the numbers of people coming here in my opinion. Sure some people have opted out but not that many and Thailand still remains one of the favoured holiday destinations.

    People get confused and forget that there is major global economic problems and they wrongly blame this and that for people not having the money to travel anywhere.

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